Hot tub shopping? Here’s what you need to know.

So you want to buy a hot tub. That’s a fantastic decision. After all – there are so many benefits to hot tub ownership, from relaxation and health, to quality time with your family. But before you jump in, there are some things you need to consider.

Size

How many people do you want your hot tub to hold? If you can honestly say that you are the only person in your home who will ever need to use your hot tub, then a smaller model like the Maax 101 may be perfect for you. But if your family will use the hot tub together or you plan to invite friends over, you’ll want a bigger model like the Maax 811 or the Master Spas Michael Phelps Legend Series 900.

Location

Now that you know the size of hot tub you’d like, you need to make sure you have a good location for it. Obviously, the spot you choose must be large enough to accommodate the spa. You also need access to electrical, and, ideally, some measure of privacy. Your hot tub will need to sit on a solid foundation – a reinforced concrete pad at least 4” thick, or a deck that can support 100 pounds per square foot. You’ll also need to make sure you’re adhering to all local codes during installation.

Purpose

Are you hot tub shopping specifically for therapeutic purposes? The healing powers of soothing hot water are well documented, and often recommended by physicians and therapists. Hot tubs can help you recover from an injury or illness, help you sleep at night, and more. As you’re shopping for a hot tub, share your therapeutic needs with us, and we can help you select the model with seating and jet configurations that will work best for you.

Budget

Let’s be honest. At some point, it all comes down to the budget, doesn’t it? And that’s OK. We want to work with you to help you find the spa you need that fits within your price range. Ask us about financing options, and certified pre-owned hot tubs. As you’re considering costs, you need to think about ongoing maintenance costs, too – things like the chemicals it takes to keep your hot tub safe and clean, and the energy it takes to keep it running.

Keep these four points in mind while you’re shopping for your new hot tub, and you’re sure to choose the model that’s perfect for your needs.