By Darryl Payne
Posted on March 5, 2012
Are you going to be in the market for some Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN lodging this summer? If so, we’re continuing our series of posts related to questions you should be asking prospective cabin-rental companies. Taking the time to do your homework on the front end could save you a lot of headaches in the long run and make your stay an awesome experience you’ll want to repeat every year. This week, we’re going to show you that you should spend a little extra time just on the issue of the outdoor hot tubs. It’s such a popular feature in most cabins, yet it can also be a source of potential problems if not addressed on the front end.
How often do you clean your hot tub? Is it emptied and cleaned before each visitor? If not, how often is the tub emptied and cleaned thoroughly?
What kind of filtration does the hot tub have—24/7 or only when the jets are running? Those that only filter during operation generally need to be drained more frequently.
If the hot tub breaks, do you have someone on staff who can repair it quickly? If so, how long will that take?
Is the hot tub under cover or out in the elements? Is it on a deck or inside the house?
How many gallons does the hot tub hold, and how many adults is it designed to accommodate?
Does the guest have to turn the spa on to warm the water, or is it continuously kept warm?
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.