Many homeowners want to enjoy all the benefits of hot tub ownership but don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing one. Prospective owners must consider budget, placement, brand, and style to find the ideal selection.
- Before you head to your nearest hot tub sales site, use these tips to narrow your search:Start with your budget. The cost of the hot tub is not the only price you’ll pay to become a proud hot tub owner – particularly if you want your hot tub to last. You will need to invest in chemicals, a pad or flat concrete surface, installation services, and any accessories that don’t come with the hot tub (e.g., covers, cover lifts, and stairs). Take the cost of all these items into consideration.
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- Consider popular options. Modern hot tubs are not glorified bathtubs. They are relaxing spas that feature dozens of jets, waterfalls, LED lighting, built-in pillows, music playing capabilities, drink platforms, and more. They can accommodate anywhere from two to eight or more people and feature a range of colors.
Think about how you plan to use your tub. Some owners use their spas primarily for hydrotherapy and prefer tubs with reclined seats and numerous jets. Others prefer to use their spas for social gatherings and everyday relaxation. These users often need upright seating with built-in trays for food and beverages.
- Choose your material. Hot tub shells may feature acrylic, vinyl, and other materials. Most spas use acrylic shells, but you may come across brands that use thermoplastics or wood. Different materials may affect the price and performance of your tub.
- Compare brands. Some brands are known for their bells and whistles while others provide solid economy-level products. Compare user reviews and try to compare several brands in person to find the tub that best fits your needs.
As you explore the options that will make your hot tub purchasing experience a great one, consider your space. You cannot easily move a fully installed spa, so choose a location you know you will enjoy for years to come.
With these tips, you’ll find a spa that suits your needs in no time. Stop by our showroom for more information on high-quality cost-effective hot tubs in the tristate area.