Planning for a Spa

Spa or hot tub? In-ground or portable? This guide will help you maneuver through these tough decisions.

This in-ground spa blends
with its surroundings.

Whether you are planning a backdoor retreat or an indoor getaway, you'll need to consider a variety of issues before you purchase and install a home spa or hot tub.

Although less involved than planning for a pool, installing a spa or hot tub isn't a task to be taken lightly.

Key issues you'll need to think about include:

  • Should I get a spa or hot tub?
  • Do I want a portable or in-ground unit?
  • Will it be indoors or outside?
  • What level of disruption will the installation entail?
  • What zoning restrictions will I face?
  • How will my insurance be affected?
  • How can I keep my family and guests safe?

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