Scott here from RemodelingHO.com. I thought I would just share a story with you. If you are thinking about buying a hot tub be sure to check out a company called SoftTub. They offer an alternative to the traditional acrylic/fiberglass style hot tubs.
Recently I had a chance to attend our local home improvement, home design show, and I came across this great hot tub company called “Soft Tub.” What they do is, they make a lightweight, portable hot tubs out of rigid foam that you can take anywhere.
A couple of things that really excite me is that it’s very portable, like I just mentioned. They are lightweight, and you can take them anywhere you want. Comparing some of the acrylic style big hot tubs are very heavy and they are not very portable. Once they are set up, they are almost impossible to move around.
Another thing about the soft tub that is very exciting, it’s very energy efficient. It takes the heat from the motor, and uses that to heat the water for the hot tub, reducing your energy costs.
And then, another thing that I’m very excited about when it comes to the Soft Tub is you can just plug it into a standard 110 outlet. You compare that to an acrylic style hot tub, which requires 220 power that requires special wiring right from your fuse box, which can be very expensive.
And another thing, is the tubs very lightweight, portable, and it can be rolled out and set up in almost any location, comparing that to an acrylic style hot tub. An acrylic tub requires a minimum four inch concrete pad for your hot tub to sit on, which can be
A couple of things that concern me, and I would want to take a closer look at, if I decided to buy a soft tub, is the size. They are a two person, a four person, and a six person. So, if you have lots of family and like to have lots of people over, the size might be an issue. So, you might want to take a closer look at that. Some of the acrylic style ones can get very big and hold a lot of people, so that might be something you want to look at.
And another thing is – the jets. I’m not sure how powerful the jets are. Having recent back problems, having a powerful jet is obviously a good thing to really massage those sore and aching muscles. Some of those acrylic style tubs have special pumps inside just for the jets, so they can be very powerful.
Anyway, if you’re looking at purchasing a hot tub, I would definitely suggest looking at Soft Tub. It’s a great alternative to the acrylic style, fiberglass/acrylic ones.
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