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Two Tips For Ensuring Good Service Of Your New Outdoor Spa

Are you thinking that a hot tub or spa could make the perfect year-round addition to your deck or patio? If so, then you need to make sure you do your research before making your investment. An outdoor spa will require regular maintenance and proper installation to ensure it withstands the tests of time. Use the following two tips to make sure your new outdoor spa won't suffer any major maintenance issues.

#1: Prepare for future service

Your spa will require regular service and maintenance once it is installed, so ideally you want to purchase from a company that provides ongoing service packages after you make your initial purchase. Of course, that isn't always possible, so you need to have a service plan in place before you buy. There are two ways to approach this. The first way is to visit several spa dealers that have the type of spa you desire. Then, choose the dealer that offers a fair price and provides ongoing service. Often, there are service discounts for customers that purchase their spa in-house. The other option is to contact the pool and spa service companies and compare the service plans offered while purchasing the spa itself from a separate dealer. By having a plan in place as soon as you purchase, you can rest assured that you will keep up with required maintenance and that you won't be rushed into a decision to choose a service provider without due research.

#2: Know your specific needs

Climate and exposure has a major impact on your spa, with more extreme cold temps or more exposure causing the most issues. To avoid exposure issues, place the spa near the home. This provides some protection from the elements, as well as ensuring electrical and water conduits are short, minimally exposed, and easier to maintain and often less expensive to install. Placing the spa close to the house also makes it easier to do basic maintenance, even when temperatures are cold, since you won't have to trek across a snowy or icy yard to reach the spa. Insulation is also important. While insulation around the spa can lower heating costs in any climate, insulation is vital in cold climates to maintain a consistent temperature with minimal stress to the mechanics of your spa. Finally, make sure you have a snug insulating cover for your spa. This traps in the heat and prevents debris from getting in the water and clogging the pumps.

For more help, contact a spa service company such as Anchor Pools & Spas in your area.