I have an opportunity to get a hot tub at no cost. There is some major damage to the cover and a few cracks but no leaks. My first question is whether or not having a hot tub is worth it. I doubt that me and my family will spend any major amount to time in the hot tub. I'm anticipating it will get only occasional use. That said, how difficult is a hot tub to maintain?
Second - There are "spider web" looking cracks on the inside shell but there are no leaks. Are these a major concern or is it just cosmetic?
Third - The cover is torn on one end and allows water to soak into the pad making the cover extremely heavy and difficult to lift on one end. Can these things be fixed or is a new cover the only alternative? If so, anyone know where to find the cheapest cover?
I would love to add pictures but I do not have possession of the hot tub. Just trying to determine exactly how much "free" is going to cost me over the long run.
Last question: My daughter is 5. Are there any dangers/precautions of allowing her to use the hot tub?
Thanks in advance for your advice!