Mooseberry Inn said:
OK, I am going to purchase a Hot Tub this summer. Since we are in Alaska it is a good investment.
I like to ask for some do's and dont's , hints, tips, ticks on cleaning, etc...
Inside or out?
Any input will be greately appreciated.
We have a soft-tub hot tub, the kind with soft sides instead of molded seats. Many guests enjoy it; for some it is definitely a sought-after amenity and one of the reasons they choose a place.
Ours is outside so people can enjoy the view during the day or the stars at night, but of course then it can't be used during inclement weather.
We used to run it all year, but now we close it down during the winter. People loved the idea
of soaking in hot water while they're surrounded by snow and sub-freezing temps, but in reality very few people used it in the winter. They don't want to do the run across a snowy deck afterwards to get back to their warm rooms.
If you have a glassed-in sunroom (green-house style with roof) that would be a good location to allow for both viewing and poor weather.
Also consider how loud the motor is when choosing a style and location. Our motor cycles on and off around the clock to maintain the heat. You don't want something that will annoy the guests at night..