Preparing for spa season: Tips for buyers and new owners

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Facebook Live — September 20, 2023

Are you dreaming of adding a swim spa or hot tub to your backyard? You might be wondering if there’s an optimal time to buy.

While you can buy a swim spa or hot tub year-round, September is an ideal time to invest in your backyard oasis. In a recent Facebook Live video, swim spa specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli from Master Spas share why you should buy your swim spa or hot tub now.

The September Advantage

When it comes to purchasing a swim spa, timing is everything. By ordering in September, you ensure that your spa will be built and delivered just in time for the warmer months. This means you won't have to wait until the last minute or risk missing out on the prime swimming season. Additionally, buying early in the fall allows you to avoid any potential end-of-year price increases, giving you significant savings.

Preparing for your spa

In the Facebook Live video, Gilliam and Cuticelli also emphasized the importance of being well-prepared for the arrival of your swim spa or hot tub. Here are some essential steps to consider:

Choose your spot: Whether it's a swim spa or hot tub, select the perfect location for your spa before it arrives.

Concrete pad: If you're pouring a new concrete pad for your spa, it's recommended to use a 6-inch reinforced concrete pad to ensure stability and longevity.

Electrician consultation: Be sure to contact an electrician well in advance to discuss the electrical requirements for your spa. Most hot tubs and swim spas require a 50-amp and 240V connection with a dedicated breaker.

Timed delivery and wiring: Schedule your spa delivery before the electrician's visit to ensure that your spa is hardwired in the right spot. This prevents the need for the electrician to return multiple times, saving you time and money.

Accessories: Consider cover lifters for easy access to your spa, and don't forget to invest in a spa vacuum to keep your water clean and clear.

Master Spas offers a library of informative videos that can guide you through the entire ownership experience, from installation to maintenance.