It’s honestly pretty easy to find a low price on a hot tub. If you shop online or check out the big box stores, you’ll probably find a decent-sized spa with a few features that seems like a steal. But you know the old saying – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So how can you know if a hot tub deal is a deal that’s worth your while?
You can start with buying your hot tub from a local company with a proven track record. One that will be around after the sale, too, so if you need service, supplies, or just have questions – you’ll know who to call. Prices at travelling spa shows, big box dealers and online shops may be tempting but the grass isn’t always greener. While you might get a good price, it’s also possible you’ll be stuck with an inferior spa, with no one to call once issues arise.
Do your research
Like with any major purchase, you want to do your research before you buy. Some things to look for:
- Don’t worry about the number of jets. Rather, determine if the configuration fits you.
- What type of water care options are available.
- Learn about the warranty – what does it cover, and for how long?
- Consider the cost of operation. A well-insulated hot tub may cost a little more upfront, but will save you money in the long run.
Consider the Size
If a hot tub is a great price, but it’s too big or too small for your needs, then it’s not a great deal for you. Don’t end up in hot water by buying more or less spa than you need. Carefully consider how big your family is, how many friends you’re likely to have over, and the measurements of the location where your hot tub will be installed.
When it comes to hot tub shopping, ignorance is NOT bliss. Great deals can be found – especially during clearance season – but it does take some thoughtful planning and research on your part to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on the spa that’s right for you. Ready to start shopping? There’s no time like the present!