Soft Hot Tub Pros and Cons
A soft, hot tub cover isn’t worth purchasing unless it’s well constructed. It must be double stitched using commercial quality, consisting mainly of polyethylene foam and high-density fiberglass panels. Soft covers have to breathe adequately so steam can escape without soaking the underneath of the cover. This is the perfect way to avoid mildew build-up in hot tubs.
One problem facing many hot tub owners is energy efficiency. Energy Star certified hot tubs are an excellent choice for spas that receive heavy use. They are more energy efficient than other types of hot tub, even the most energy efficient gas models. But the cost of an energy-efficient model can be as much as $2021, well beyond the budget of many first time buyers. Fortunately, some manufacturers offer a conversion kit that allows buyers to retrofit their existing soft spa with energy efficient, low profile rigid foam covers.
A second option for spas is to purchase inflatable hot tubs. Like a soft hot tub, an inflatable hot tub has two types of panels to protect the inside from overheating. But unlike an inflatable hot tub, a portable hot tub uses a special design to minimize loss of heat through sweating and increased hydrostatic pressure. These portable spas are an excellent choice for people who live in small or confined areas.
A final choice in portable spas is the traditional, rigid foam spa. The main benefit of this type of spa is its ability to hold the heat in and keep it there, which means that it can provide a consistent temperature for the entire body of the person using it. While the initial cost of this type of spa is typically higher than the other two types, the end results can be very rewarding. In addition to being able to enjoy a comfortable temperature all day long, rigid spas are designed to hold the heat in during the night so that guests can enjoy the comfort of soft hot tubs at night.
One of the main reasons that an inflatable hot tub is preferred over a traditional version is its convenience. Because an inflatable hot tub doesn’t have any moving parts, there is no need for regular maintenance. If you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions, you can expect up to six hours of continuous swimming time, depending on the capacity of your tank. This means you can have a full day or more of relaxing time, without worrying about the water in your soft, hot tub.
When it comes to inflatable hot tub prices, you have several different options. You can purchase them new, used, or rent, depending on which version you prefer. If you decide to buy one, you can expect to pay between eight hundred and one thousand dollars for a luxury model. This price range is based on the type of inflatable you buy, as well as the quality of construction and materials used to build it.
If you decide to rent a soft hot tub, you can expect to pay between sixty and one hundred dollars for a single model. The price will depend on the model and the rental agency you choose, but you can expect to pay between one hundred and three hundred dollars per month. Renting a model with more features, like advanced pumping and filtering systems, can increase the overall cost even more. With a user manual, you can expect to pay between one hundred and five hundred dollars for at least one year of rental.
As you can see, there are many advantages to owning an inflatable hot tub, and these benefits only increase if you opt to rent instead of buy. The most important advantage, however, comes from the fact that they are easy to use and simple to maintain. They provide years of pleasure and relaxation, with little maintenance required, making them the perfect solution for anyone who wants to pamper themselves in a luxurious way. Whether you want a soft hot tub spa or just a regular hot tub, you need to think carefully about your purchase. Make sure that it’s not just a good investment, but one that will give you years of pleasure.