The Complete Guide to Buying Your First Hot Tub

Buying a hot tub is an exciting process — but it can also be a challenging and even a frustrating one. Finding the spa that’s perfect for you isn’t always easy, especially if you’re not looking in the right places. If you want a spa that will serve you well for the long-term, dealing with a reputable hot tub dealer is crucial. It ensures that you’ll never have warranty issues or problems with repairs. Aside from choosing a reputable dealer, there are a few key steps to keep in mind to make sure you get the perfect spa for your home. Let’s take a closer look at this article!

1. Doing Your Research

Price is rarely the most important thing to consider when it comes to hot tubs. That’s why we always suggest doing some research on the dealerships in your area. Check reviews and always avoid dealing with big box stores that tend to sell cheap units from overseas. Sure, these spas are more cost-effective, but they lack quality construction and likely won’t come with a decent warranty.

Spas offered by a reputable dealer are name-brand products backed by full warranties — and that will definitely come in handy as your spa ages.

2. Setting a Budget

Next, it’s time to put a budget in place. Come up with an ideal price as well as an absolute top price. The upper range of your budget gives you some flexibility to add extra features or accessories. By sticking to a budget, you’ll be able to focus on realistic options once you start shopping.

3. Selecting the Perfect Size

If you’re working with a large area, any style or size will be in the running — as long as it falls within your budget.

If you’re working with a smaller space, you won’t have quite as many options. Start by measuring your space carefully and be sure to write the dimensions down so you’ll know which units are good matches.

 4. Accommodating Your Users

If space isn’t a concern, the best way to choose a size is by user numbers. You may love the look of a fancy six-seater but, if you don’t have a large family or plans to host friends, then it’s not money well spent.  A four-seat spa is great for the average family while a two-person spa is ideal for a couple or someone living alone.

If you do need an extra-large hot tub — and you have the room and budget for it — you can find models that accommodate up to eight people.

5. Assessing Your Needs

Size may be an important consideration, but it’s not the only one when it comes to choosing a spa. It’s important to think about what your needs are and then look for models that specifically address them. If, for instance, a full-body massage is important to you, you’ll want a model with a lounge seat.

Write down a list of your must-haves and take that, along with the installation space dimensions, with you to your local dealership. Your dealer will be better able to help you find a spa that meets your needs and your budget.

All Seasons Pools and Spas

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor hot tub for your family, come see us at All Seasons Pools and Spas. As the No. 1 hot tub dealer in the Northern California region, we stock only the best hot tubs and highest quality accessories. Drop-in for a visit at any of our six showrooms to check out our products or to speak to one of our experts about finding the perfect spa for your home.