Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Hot Tub

Deciding whether or not to purchase a hot tub is a big decision. There are certain considerations that need to be taken into account before you reach a purchasing decision.To determine if a hot tub is right for you, which type best suits your lifestyle, and how to move through the buying process, it’s worth asking the following questions before you take the plunge.

How Will You Use the Hot Tub?

In the hot tub world, there are generally two options for use: hydrotherapy and leisure. A leisure hot tub’s main features are geared toward family fun and relaxation, with fun features like Bluetooth speakers or lights added in. A hydrotherapy-centered hot tub has features, such as jet placement and pressure, that work toward relieving stress and promoting other health benefits.

How Much Space Do You Have For a Hot Tub?

Space restrictions are a huge part of the decision process. You should decide whether the hot tub will be inside or outside, as well as if it will be enclosed or in an open setting. Usage space should also be factored in. This includes having adequate space to access equipment in the hot tub cabinet, lift and store the cover, as well as enough room to get in and out of the tub.

How Long Do You Want to Own the Spa?

While it’s easy to say that the hot tub will be a long term investment, it doesn’t always work out this way. Life factors such as moving houses or becoming empty nesters can impact the amount of time you’ll want to own your hot tub. Knowing the estimated length of use on the hot tub will help you find a price point that works best.

How Many People Will Be Using the Hot Tub?

Hot tub sizes can range anywhere between two and six people. The capacity of your hot tub will impact its price and size, so ensure you’re keeping that in mind when you determine how many people will typically be using it.

Which Type of Seat Would You Prefer?

Though it might seem like a simple question, the type of seat is a huge choice in the hot tub buying process. From personalized massage chairs to barrier free, open group seating, picking the type of seat for your hot tub is a fun experience. It’s a great idea to do a “test soak” if possible to figure out which type of seat you like best.

Are You Prepared to Financially Commit to a Hot Tub?

Once you’ve decided on the ideal hot tub for your lifestyle, it’s important to consider the price you’re willing to pay for this investment. Depending on the size and features of your spa, as well as the ongoing maintenance required, the cost can add up. Before you make a decision, ensure you’re willing to commit to these financial obligations.

With the many features and benefits offered today, the hot tub buying process is certainly exciting and rewarding. As you answer whether or not a hot tub is right for you, we recommend visiting your local pool store and talking with an associate – they will be able to point you in the right direction and walk you through the process. For additional insight and resources, don’t hesitate to contact Zagers Pool & Spa or take a look at our Spa Buying Guide.