The spa has been ordered! We opted to get the Jacuzzi J-365 for a bunch of reasons, not the least of which is the Jacuzzi reputation, but we were also impressed by professionalism of the local dealer. The tub officially sits 6-7 adults, but in reality we counted 8 individual seats. We opted to get the “Desert Sand” shell with “Roasted Chestnut” cabinet. It seems like every spa we’ve ever been in is grey, white, blue, or green so we thought it would be fun to pick a color outside of the norm and add a touch of class to the experience… which is kind of what we’re trying to accomplish with house in general.
The most painful part of the entire process, as we expected, is deciphering local and state regulations. Water rights, in particular, simply boggle the mind (both in complexity and price), but the local water-people (for lack of a better term) have been pretty helpful in letting us know how much tribute each beuracracy gets so that we can use the water from our own well to fill a hot tub.
As the final month of summer fast approaches we only have a few more weekends of being able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the dry 75 degree air, the smell of the pines, and the sounds of the humming birds zipping around the yard… but now we’ll look forward to sitting in the spa and letting the jets do their work while snowflakes fall on our heads.