Hot Tub Buyers Guide

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If you’re excited about the idea of dipping into a new hot tub but aren’t sure exactly which hot tub will give you the experience you’re looking for, this guide is for you.

We’ll explain the questions you need to ask yourself to narrow down your choices and help you avoid the most common mistakes people make when buying hot tubs.

Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Hot Tub

How Many People Do You Want to Fit?

Are you getting a hot tub to treat an illness or to relax? If so, a two-person hot tub may be best for you. If you plan on having a romantic soak with your partner, a four-person hot tub gives you room so that you can both choose the spot you like best.

Five, six and eight-person hot tubs are well suited for gatherings and parties, so if you plan on inviting the rest of the family, friends and neighbours over often, these sizes are more ideal for larger groups and ensuring everyone has room to fully enjoy the hot tub.

What’s Your Budget?

It’s always best to decide on budget before you get carried away. Consider what you absolutely wouldn’t pay and a cost you might consider for a few extra features. It’s best to look for hot tub brands with various budget options, like the Beachcomber 500 Series, so that you can find the right sized hot tub under your budget.

Where Will You Put the Hot Tub?

You should have your hot tub location picked out before you settle on a model. That way, you’ll know for sure if the tub will fit, and which features will work in the space. Keep in mind how you’ll orient the hot tub so that the steps are in the right spot and the controls are accessible.

Mistakes to Avoid

Here are some of the more common mistakes others have run into that are worth considering before you make a purchase.

Not Understanding How to Clean the Hot Tub

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Before you choose your hot tub, it’s best to have a plan in place as to which cleaning chemicals you’ll use, because you’ll have to sanitize the water before you can jump in anyway. It’s also a good idea to look at hot tub maintenance plans and maintenance devices, such as a self-cleaning filtration system to help you reduce the time and costs that can add up quickly for cleaning your hot tub.

Not Considering Installation and Maintenance Costs

On the topic of maintenance plans, it’s easy to simply think about the hot tub purchase and forget about the installation and long-term maintenance costs. Consider that your hot tub will need to be delivered, hooked up, and that it may need a base if you don’t already have the proper foundation for it to sit on.

Additionally, plan to budget extra for maintenance over the course of your hot tub’s lifespan, including any necessary repair visits.

Forgetting About Cooling Seats and Accessories

Once you host a few hot tub parties, you’ll realize that some people need a break from the hot tub every once and a while. But, if they don’t have a place to sit nearby, they may feel excluded. A hot tub with a cooling seat, like those in the Beachcomber 500 Series, are the perfect solution.

Also, don’t forget to carefully consider which hot tub accessories are best for your new tub!

Choose a Hot Tub from Oakville Home Leisure

The professional staff at Oakville Home Leisure are dedicated to finding you the right hot tub in your budget range. If you need help choosing your hot tub, reach out to us today.