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?
Shop LocalYou 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 researchLike 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.