Portable hot tubs are one of the newer inventions in the home spa industry. These hot tubs are designed for convenience and provide versatility for owners when it comes to the location of the hot tub or spa. Portable hot tubs today use lightweight polymers and rubber materials that allow for quick and easy installation. This is just one of the many reasons this type of hot tub has seen an increase in popularity over the years.
Portable tubs and spas can be purchased in kits that can be erected quickly or even inflated for use – this may be part of the reason they have become increasingly popular over the past few years. This allows for seasonal access to your hot tub, and saves on wear and tear from the elements during the winter months. These hot tubs provide users with greater opportunity to use the tub year round as opposed to strictly seasonal access.
Portable tubs are certainly easier to set up and take down. Some models require special cleaning products and maintenance regimes that are different from hard shelled tubs. For cleaning and chemical requirements, be sure to carefully read the manufacturers' instructions in order to avoid any confusion or possibly damaging the hot tub. Improper use of hot tub chemicals can have detrimental effects on the successful operation or life of your tub.
Portable hot tubs and portable spas can be punctured or tear quite easily, especially if proper steps are not taken to protect their longevity. Proper care and regular maintenance routines are critical if you want your hot tub to last.
When choosing to purchase a portable hot tub, you must keep in mind that these require more maintenance than standard hot tub designs. Rubber and polymer must be treated gently and carefully, unlike wood or Gunite which can stand up to a little rough handling.
Most people agree that portable tubs are not usually as esthetically pleasing as the classic hot tub or home spa – they are available in a limited number of styles and colors. Most individuals purchase them solely for portability and convenience purposes, not for decorative purposes. Homeowners who wish to enhance the look of a portable spa can choose from a number of portable spa accessories and designs such as unique decks and decorative patios.