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How to Plan an Outdoor Hot Tub Installation

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Planning a hot tub installation in your outdoor area or backyard is an exciting time. It’s important to remember that it might also require a lot of careful planning. Of course, you are going to want to make sure you can do things right and take proper care of your hot tub before investing a lot of money in an installation that isn’t going to provide a solid, long-term solution. When it comes to installing a new hot tub, you deserve the best of the best. Read on and learn about planning for the best possible outdoor hot tub installation.

Needs and Wants

It’s very important to separate your needs from your wants. In other words, there might be things that are absolutely necessary to the installation, and other things that are additional perks and not technically a make it or break it for the installation. Make sure you prioritize your needs and don’t skimp on them! If you play it smart, you will be able to accomplish both your needs and wants and find a great balance, resulting in the perfect hot tub installation.

Having said that, it doesn’t mean that you need to compromise or miss out on great additional features that you had your heart set on or that really complete the installation. Simply make sure you have your priorities straight and secure a safe, sturdy installation - before you consider any extra additions that aren’t a top priority.

Planning a Budget

Think carefully when you are looking to allocate your budget. Like most, you are probably leaning towards saving money when you can. However, think this through completely, because a large saving right now could mean loads of expenses at a later date.

For instance, you might decide to purchase an entry level hot tub to save money on the price tag, but later down the road, find that the cheaper option might require more maintenance, not last as long, and consume more energy than a more expensive, high-quality hot tub. With hot tubs, especially Sundance® Spas, you truly get what you pay for, so make your investment wisely.

When planning your installation, it is important to understand costs and expenses, but it is not just about the money you will spend to install your new hot tub. It is also about the expenses that you will need to make over time to run and maintain the hot tub. In the vast majority of cases, more expensive hot tub models will be energy-efficient and will, therefore, cost you less in terms of expenses on the long run.

Hot Tub Model and Accessories

As mentioned earlier, there is a wide variety of hot tubs and hot tub related products on the market. There is also a wide range of prices, going from high-tier models to mid-tier offerings and budget gear. In this particular industry, you honestly get what you pay for. You can expect better quality across the board from more expensive products.

For more information about Sundance® Spas, browse our online inventory of hot tubs for sale in Houston.

Backyard Placement & Landscaping

Your hot tub might become one of the most important parts of your backyard, so it’s important to determine its placement the best way. You can also improve your backyard with some nice landscaping and by adding features like outdoor furniture, patio areas, flower gardens and potted plants, and exterior lighting.

For inspiration while planning your backyard hot tub installation, browse through our online gallery!

Delivery & Installation

Have an experienced provider deliver your hot tub or assist you with all your installation needs. Feel free to contact us at Olympic Pools & Spas. We’d be happy to discuss your installation with you.

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