There’s nothing better after a long commute than relaxing outside in a hot tub. And, in the mild Nashville winters, soaking in a hot tub will warm you right up. ConsumerAffairs researched the best hot tubs in Nashville to help you relax in comfort.
Hot tubs provide Nashville homeowners with a multitude of benefits. After a day at the office or running errands, you can clear your mind and soak in a warm hot tub. In addition, hot tubs provide therapeutic benefits, such as:
Alleviating muscle pain and inflammation
Promoting sound sleep
Decreasing blood pressure
Improving range of skeletal motion and flexibility
Minimizing anxiety and stress
If you’re purchasing a hot tub to alleviate medical problems and symptoms, talk to your insurance company about whether your policy covers all or part of the cost. Some insurances will cover a portion of the cost if the hot tub therapy is ordered by a doctor who provides a prescription and medical documentation.
When shopping for a hot tub, keep in mind the features you would like. Popular hot tub features include:
Seating capacity: Hot tubs are available in different sizes and usually seat between two to eight people.
Jets: You may want different types of water jets, such as specialized massage jets, depending on how you plan on using your hot tub.
Lights: Many manufacturers offer external lights for hot tubs.
Filtration systems: A good filtration system will keep your hot tub sanitary and minimize maintenance.
Pumps: More powerful pumps will be able to increase water pressure from the jets and power more jets.
Energy efficient systems: Energy efficient tubs can reduce your utility bills and help the water in your hot tub retain heat when the temperature drops.
The more features and specifications you include in a hot tub, the higher the cost will be.
Most hot tub companies will ask you to request a quote online, visit a store or call to receive pricing. Do not be afraid to haggle or discuss lower-priced options. If you are in the market for an affordable hot tub, consider purchasing models from the past few years. The newer the hot tub model, the higher the price.
Hot tub installation and permitting in Nashville
Unless you have experience installing hot tubs, having yours professionally installed will prevent you from damaging your new purchase and creating future problems. Most dealers offer professional installation and will deliver your hot tub and take care of the installation and initial setup.
Nashville requires a building permit for any hot tub that is more than 24 inches deep, and you may need to construct a 48-inch barrier around the hot tub. If you have your tub professionally installed, your dealership’s employees should be able to help you with any additional requirements for your community.
Depending on the hot tub, you may need to update your electrical system. Homes in older neighborhoods and towns such as Sylvan Park, Antioch and Germantown may have outdated electrical systems.
While it’s commonly believed that hot tubs require a connection to your house’s plumbing system, most do not. Hot tubs are self-contained and can be filled using a simple garden house. Hot tubs will need to be drained and refilled occasionally to maintain cleanliness.
Some hot tub companies offer warranties and maintenance programs to keep your hot tub running in top condition. If you don’t plan to perform regular maintenance and service yourself, these programs are worth the additional fee.
ThermoSpas has been in business since 1983 and offers direct-to-consumer hot tub products for Nashville residents. Customers can either select a predesigned hot tub or customize the perfect hot tub to complement their home. Online reviews mention durable materials, alleviated back pain and supportive customer representatives.
Master Spas is the largest swim spa manufacturer in the world and among the largest portable hot tub manufacturers in the U.S. Hot tub products range from lavish spas to eco-friendly, portable hot tubs. Online reviews from Nashville residents discuss speedy delivery and installation as well as quality craftsmanship.
Hot Springs Spas of Music City
Hot Spring Spas of Music City has been providing customers around the Cumberland River with hot tubs and accessories since 2003. In addition to products, the company offers maintenance and service repairs. Local customer reviews from Nashville are favorable and mention a knowledgeable team willing to help with any hot tub problem or concern.
Pool and Spa Depot of Cool Springs
Pool and Spa Depot of Cool Springs has been a leading hot tub provider for Nashville homeowners since 1995. Over the years, the company has expanded around the Middle Tennessee area to better serve customers across the state. Local online reviews are average, and customers cite everything from installation problems to a thorough and comfortable sales process.