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The Complete Guide to Buying Your First Hot Tub

Jacuzzi Hot Tub outdoor installation in the snow.

Hot tub shopping can be a ton of fun but, if you want to ensure you end up with a quality hot tub, there are a few simple guidelines you should consider. It comes down to this: not all hot tubs were created equal. So, if you want to invest in a spa that will serve you well, read on to find out the steps you should take to make that happen in our complete guide to buying your first hot tub.

1. Doing Your Homework

When it comes to hot tubs, price should never be your first consideration. In fact, if you find a hot tub online that costs way less than a comparable model at a reputable dealership, chances are it’s too good to be true. That’s why checking reviews, not to mention the warranty and life expectancy of the model, is so important.

Even if you’re on a tight budget, it’s worth it to wait for a great deal on a name brand spa with the quality construction and good warranty that so-called Internet deals just can’t offer.

Choosing a quality dealer is as simple as checking reviews for both the business itself and the brands of spas that they sell.

2. Sticking to a Budget

Once you know where you want to buy your spa, it’s time to think about how much you’re willing to spend. We always recommend coming up with two figures: your ideal price and your absolute top price. Although you’ll shop for spas that match your ideal figure, having money in reserve will allow you to go for some add-on features or to purchase must-have accessories for the hot tub you choose.

Once your budget is in place, you’ll be able to make sensible choices when you start shopping.

3. Selecting the Size

If your outdoor living space is limited, measuring your space carefully is key to finding the right spa. It’s also a good idea to take some pictures of the space and bring them and the dimensions with you once you start to shop.  That will make it easier for your local dealership to help you find a spa that will suit your space.

If, however, you have a lot of space to work with, choosing a spa is all about accommodating its future users. Large spas may offer a lot of wow factor but, if you don’t have the users to fill it, it won’t be money well spent.

Couples and singles are usually well served by a two-seat unit while couples with small to average-sized families do well with a four-to-five-seat spa. If you have a larger family or plan to host hot tub parties, than a six-seat spa or larger is ideal.

4. Assessing Your Needs

Size is important, but it’s also important to look for spas that will meet your needs. Think about the top two things you want in a hot tub and include that in the criteria of your search. If, for instance, your heart is set on a lounge seat, make that one of your priorities. If you don’t cater to your needs in your hot tub purchase, you’ll end up disappointed in the long run.

Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas

A swim spa not only offers you great fitness opportunities but numerous health benefits as well. Here at Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas we offer high-quality Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs as well as other spa models. Contact our showroom or visit our website to shop for spas, hot tub accessories, hot tub supplies or to speak to one of our experts. We can help you find the perfect spa for your home.

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