Hot Tubs, Hickory, NC
Hot tubs have a lot to offer and would make a great addition to your Hickory home.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Morganton, we often get asked about hot tubs and how they are different from whirlpool tubs. While both have a pump that disperses air bubbles and jetted water into the tub area, usually in strategic locations for optimal muscle relaxation, there are quite a few differences between the two.
First of all, while you may have a whirlpool tub installed in your bathroom, typically hot tubs are installed outdoors. They may be sheltered from the elements so they can be enjoyed all year long, but you won’t find them indoors. This is partly because they must be operated on a schedule, and you wouldn’t want that kind of noise indoors.
The next major difference is that you fill up and drain a whirlpool tub each time you use it, whereas hot tubs keep the same water for multiple uses. This water is treated so that it does not become unsafe due to bacteria growth. In addition, for you to enjoy hot water in a whirlpool, you must run hot water into it, whereas hot tubs not only are kept hot all the time, but you can also adjust the heat setting to your personal preference.
Furthermore, whirlpool tubs are used for bathing in general with the added therapeutic value. Hot tubs, on the other hand, you should get into only after you have already bathed so that it can remain cleaner and not need to be emptied and cleaned as often.
Each of these has its own maintenance and repair issues, and we’re equipped to handle many of the issues you may encounter. If you would like to know more about hot tubs and how we can help you with them for your Hickory, North Carolina home, give us a call.