Upgrading your Hot Tub
Most hot tubs are built to last for a long time, so why would you want to upgrade to a newer model? There are many reasons and the first is the advances that are made each year a new model comes out in regards to the ease of operating the system.
In the same manner of thinking, every year improvements are made on the effectiveness of the massaging jets and if you’re already in a hot tub and enjoy the benefits of massaging jets, can you imagine how much better your experience will be with the updated/upgraded options?
There is always the reason for changing your hot tub because you’ve changed your lifestyle or your decorating style has changed. There is no reason to have a gorgeous room that is modern-looking and beautiful only to have an out-of-date, out-of-style hot tub lurking in the corner. The hot tub addition to a room should always be to enhance the room, no detract from it. Meaning that if your style has changed, why not change your hot tub in order to continue the improvements?
Each year when the newer models are unveiled, an improvement that is worth thinking about trading up for is the ease of the maintenance for your hot tub. Where hot tubs of 30 years ago were mainly made of wood, they were much more difficult to keep clean and if you didn’t refinish the wood yearly, they would eventually just rot because of the exposure to the elements and the exposure to the chemicals that keep a hot tub clean and clear.
Probably the best reason for upgrading your hot tub is that when the new models come out, there is almost always a form of energy savings and efficiency that has been addressed and improved. If you’re finding that as the years pass it is costing more and more to keep the hot tub at a maintained temperature then it is definitely time to investigate the cost savings to compare to the upgrade cost and determine if the upgrade makes the most sense.
This article is not to suggest that each year there is a new and improved hot tub model that you should go out and buy a new one, that’s silly and it would be like trying to keep up with computer technology so that you are always guaranteed to have the latest and greatest computer on the market. There really is no way to keep up but with a hot tub, they do last years and if you find you are putting more money into its repairs than you should be, maybe it’s time to trade-up.
Also know that most dealers offer a trade-in deal where they will remove your old hot tub and you don’t have to worry about its disposal. It is a good way for you to feel less guilty about trading up when you don’t have to be responsible for what to do with the old tub. You really can’t go wrong by upgrading your hot tub every ten or so years.