What to Look For When Shopping For a Hot Tub
shopping for a hot tub

With a hot tub nestled in the backyard, you can step into your private oasis where relaxation and rejuvenation await you year-round. Pools are great and provide you with plenty of room to swim around, but with a hot tub, you can take a dip even when it’s cold out. The stresses of the day don’t go away once summer ends and the cold weather begins, so why should the relaxation soaking in the water can bring you?

It’s the dead of winter, it’s chilly out, and you’d like to give your muscles a rest. But you can’t do that with most pools. Do you know what you can do that with? A hot tub! Unless the weather is actively unsafe – i.e. storms! – you can use your hot tub any time of the year.

An important thing to remember is that you can choose from multiple types of hot tubs. There isn’t just one type that fits everyone’s wants and needs. If you’re shopping for a hot tub, there are things you should look for.

Shopping for a Hot Tub 101

Size of the Tub

Before making a purchase, you need to ensure you’re not ordering a hot tub that’s too big for your property or too small to fit you and whoever you share it with. Measure your yard and be aware of how big specific hot tubs you are considering are. The best way to do that is to visit a physical location. The showrooms we have at our three locations have hot tubs you can see for yourself.

The standard size for a hot tub fits 6 people. Some are larger or smaller depending on your needs. Also, remember that swim spas – which come with features for exercise – can come in different lengths and widths.

Features of the Tub

Features add to the quality of life. Many people want to have all the latest features and upgrades, while others feel it’ll make things more complicated. Think about what you want, and look at what each hot tub offers.

Consider things like durability and what materials the hot tub is made out of. The materials also affect how well-insulated it is. This will help to conserve energy and keep the water temperature consistent.

There are plenty of other luxury features as well, such as seats, jets, colors, and lights. To maximize enjoyment from your hot tub, consider adding an audio system with waterproof speakers.

Warranty of the Tub

When making a purchase, it is important to look at the warranty of the hot tub. Warranties are heavily affected by the manufacturer. There’s also the matter of what features the warranty promises will last and under what conditions the warranty will cover damage. Not all warranties cover damage caused by poor upkeep. Some of our hot tubs have different warranties for these reasons. Ensure that you are covered for any technical issues or problems that may arise in future years by talking to our experts.

Maintenance of Your Tub

Not all hot tubs are made the same, and because of this, they may have different maintenance needs. For example, different materials may need to be cleaned with different substances from one hot tub to another.

To find out how to best maintain your hot tub, talk to one of our experts on the show floor. If there’s one available, they can show you the hot tub’s manual, which often includes this information.

These manuals will also provide detailed instructions on how to operate and maintain the hot tub safely and efficiently. Additionally, you may want to look into hiring a professional for maintenance and repair services should any issues arise.

Contact Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas for Help Shopping for a Hot Tub

Now that you know all the important things to consider when shopping for a hot tub, you can make an informed decision and choose the perfect one for you. With proper maintenance and care, your hot tub will provide years of enjoyment! One key tip is to ask around for referrals from family, friends, online reviews, and in-store workers to ensure the hot tub you want is the right one, especially when there are multiple options.

Also, it can’t hurt to ask about all the models we offer that are available in your price range to make sure you are getting the best hot tub for your money. When you need help shopping for a hot tub, be sure to contact Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas for support.