Key Factors to Consider Before Buying a Wooden Hot Tub

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Real Estate Agent with Micheal John

Modern world designs are contemporary and more comfortable to infuse with readily available decors. But the elegance and comfort that comes with the traditional style take one breath away. People from the high end are now inclined towards the classic old vintage look rather than contemporary look in their homes. That one part of the house that brings relaxation to you is the hot tub. Choosing the right hot tub that matches the complete vintage look of the home can be frustrating and challenging. 

We have prepared a guide for you to help you make the right decision before going for a perfect wooden hot tub selection-

 

Placement of the Hot Tub – Wooden hot tubs are customized as per the area of the place where you want it to install. Order of the tub depends on many factors like privacy, view, landscaping, and space needed to install. If you wish to place the hot tub outdoors for a classic view or indoors, put it on a firm foundation. The sturdy base of the hot tub will positively affect the tub's longevity and upsurge bathers' satisfaction.

 

Wood Type-Spruce, Larch, Thermowood, Oak, and Red Cedar are the five main wood types commonly used for wooden hot tubs. Each wood type has different characteristics based on their color, life span, and cost. The life span of a wooden hot tub is ten years if maintained well. The color of the wood should not be the criteria while choosing the wood type as it can be painted according to one's wish. Cost is an essential factor while choosing the wood as it depends on one's pocket. Red cedar is the expensive one, while Siberian Spruce is relatively cheaper. For a traditional old fashioned feeling, you might need to pay a heavy price as it requires a lot of maintenance.

 

Size of the Tub- Size of the hot tub depends on one's wish. Smaller tubs can be maintained easily but if you want to enjoy the hot bath, you should go for a bigger size. Bigger the size, higher will be the operating cost. The operating cost increases from 15-20% when you switch to more giant hot tubs. The operating cost also depends on other factors like heater type and efficiency and the tub's insulation.

 

Insulation- Wooden tubs need to be fully insulated from the exterior to keep the water warm. The bottom of the hot tub can also be protected for better warming capacity. Holding the wooden tub on a thicker base or raised higher from the ground acts as insulation and helps keep the water warm for a longer time in the colder season.

 

Interior, Exterior, or Integrated Stove- exterior or integrated oven installed in the hot tub gives more space inside the tub, whereas the interior takes space inside and requires constant stirring of the water. Having the Exterior ranges allows the tub to be covered and keep the heat inside so that if you heat the tub in the evening, you will still get the water warm in the morning without starting the fire again. The Interior stove needs heater protection and more maintenance while cleaning wooden parts. Stainless steel cover protection in the interior oven is a better choice to avoid wood and ashes going in the tub. 

 

Conclusion

Wooden hot tubs models are made of wood, and due to its natural tendency to expand or shrink on the contact of water, it requires more maintenance than usual fiber or ceramic hot tubs. But if you want to get rid of the ever-evolving plastics and want to enjoy the bit of retro feel, do not think about the extra load of maintaining it.

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Micheal John very good list of factors to consider before buying a wooden hot tub

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