Hoping for a hot tub? Longing for a spa? Are you craving a jacuzzi? As you start your shopping expedition, you’ll quickly realize just how many brands, models, and options are out there. The staggering selection is exciting. Where should you start? What factors do you need to consider? How can you narrow down your choices? Before you open your wallet, be sure to read our top tips for purchasing a hot tub.
Tips for Purchasing a Hot Tub
Decide on the size and seating beforehand. How many people would you like to comfortably fit in your hot tub at once? Will you be using the hot tub to entertain large parties or small groups? Or do you plan to use it alone? How much space in your yard or home can you devote to your new spa? What shapes do you prefer? Consider these factors carefully before you start shopping.
Ask about the warranty. Warranties are important, so be sure to ask what type of warranty is provided with your hot tub and what parts are coved. Also, when does the warranty begin: on the day that you buy the hot tub or when the hot tub is delivered? Check for warranties on other parts as well, such as the acrylic lining, pump, and heater.
Look for a high-power circulating system and superb insulation. If you want your spa to remain clean and function properly, it must have a strong circulating pump. Additionally, a well-made hot tub with proper insulation will be able to retain heat much better than other models, which will lower your utility bills. The type of installation can determine the serviceability of the spa. So as you shop around, keep both circulation and insulation in mind.
Research online, buy in person. The Internet is a great resource if you’re trying to explore the pros and cons of different hot tubs (we recommend that you start here). You can assess all the statistics and features from the comfort of your own home! However, when you’ve narrowed down your choices and you’re ready to make a purchase, visit a showroom. You’ll be able to see the size and quality of the hot tubs in person, climb in your favorites for a test run, ask questions of the salespeople, and discuss maintenance and cleaning supplies.
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Are you ready to take the plunge and purchase a new hot tub? If you live in or near Springfield, Missouri, contact the top pool builder in the area: Fishel Pools. We’ve partnered with Aspen Spas (of St. Louis, Missouri) to provide you with a wide range of hot tubs that you can personalize to suit your needs. To check out your options, stop by our showroom at 1856 S Stewart Ave., and for more information, please give us a call at 417-886-6699 or use our toll-free number, 800-994-2090. We look forward to hearing from you!