What are the benefits of an above-ground hot tub?

Above-ground hot tubs have several advantages over in-ground units with the same features. Specifically, you can expect lower operating and purchasing costs, the ability to move the hot tub should you move (though many homeowners include the value of the hot tub in the selling price), and a variety of seating options.

Is an above-ground hot tub worth the cost?

Whether or not an above-ground hot tub is worth the cost will vary from buyer to buyer. However, if you know that you will have the time and desire to use the hot tub on a regular basis, or you have health issues that can benefit from a hot tub, the likelihood is that it will indeed be worth the expense

How long does an above-ground hot tub last?

The best way to help your hot tub get prolonged use is through proper maintenance. Be sure to follow all manufacturer recommendations and seek professional routine maintenance periodically. With the right care, your hot tub will last anywhere from five to twenty years, largely depending on the quality and type of hot tub that you purchased. Quality hot tubs that receive excellent care and appropriate maintenance can easily last as long as 20 or more years.

Which is better: an in-ground or above-ground hot tub?

Determining which is better, an in-ground or above-ground hot tub is largely subjective. Above-ground hot tubs are generally less expensive to install and operate, and can relocate with you if you move. In-ground hot tubs are more costly to install and maintain and are not portable. To decide what is the better choice for you, consider the following:

  • Appearance and comfort
  • Care and maintenance
  • Lifespan
  • Upfront and operational costs

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Ann Schreiber

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Ann has been a marketer and a content writer for over 20 years. She worked for financial institutions such as FICO, Experian, and BlueChip Financial as a director of content and brand marketing.

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