What you should be looking for when buying a hot tub

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If you’ve ever shopped for a hot tub, you know it can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of tubs out there, each with its own unique features and options. So how do you know what’s right for your family? There are some key things to consider before making a purchase, which we’ll talk about in this article:

Pay attention to tub size.

The first thing to keep in mind when shopping for a hot tub is the size. You want to make sure your family and guests will have enough room to enjoy themselves without feeling cramped or crowded. If you’re going out of town often, you may also want to consider how easy it will be to transport the hot tub if needed because you’ll need somewhere secure and safe where it can sit while not being used.

The next thing you want to look at is whether or not the tub has an inflatable top cover, which comes in handy if you live in an area that gets colder during winter months as it helps insulate your body heat from escaping into cold air outside (which could lead down more energy bills). When looking at different models check out how easy they are set up/taken down—it should only take about 10-15 minutes max depending on who’s doing it; any longer than this means there’s probably something wrong with their design!

Check the tub’s jets.

The jets are what make a hot tub work, and they’re also what make it relaxing. They can be used to massage your back and neck, relieve pain in your muscles or joints, or just give you a nice little massage. In fact, many people find it difficult to relax without their hot tub jets after having used them for so long!

Know what type of tub you want and what suits your needs.

The first step when buying a hot tub is to figure out what type of tub you want and what suits your needs. There are several different types of hot tubs, so it’s important to know the differences and make sure that you choose the right one for your family.

The first thing to consider is whether or not you want a jetted tub or an inflatable spa. This can make a big difference in how much space you need for the hot tub and how much money it costs over time because jetted tubs require more electricity than inflatable spas do. It’s also good to think about whether or not having jets will be useful for whirlpool baths (which many people like) or if they will just cause too much noise for everyone else around them during regular use.

You’ll need an electrician to install your hot tub.

When you’re considering where to install your hot tub, bear in mind that you’ll need an electrician to connect it to an existing circuit. The electrician will also install a GFCI outlet and possibly a breaker or fuse box. Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover hot tubs, so make sure that yours does before buying one and installing it.

Have a professional inspect your tub before purchase.

You’ll want a professional to inspect the hot tub before you buy it. This will help you avoid purchasing a damaged or incorrectly-described hot tub, as well as ensure that you’re getting what you need in terms of size and features.

A professional inspection is especially important when it comes to buying a used hot tub, since there’s no way of knowing how much wear and tear has been put on it over time (and therefore how long the warranty will last).

Who will be in your tub? Consider seating configuration and capacity.

  • Seating configuration
  • The number of people that will be using the tub
  • The size of the tub
  • Location of the tub (indoors or out) and how easily it can be moved once it’s in place. If you’re planning on moving it around, make sure there are wheels!
  • Cost


We hope this guide has helped you understand what to look for when buying a hot tub and given you some helpful tips. If you’re still not sure where to start, reach out to us! We can help answer any questions or concerns before, during and after installation. If you are looking for a reliable hot tub company, contact us today!