Making an informed decision on what hot tub to buy can seem overwhelming if you are not sure what to look for. With so many brands, sizes, features, and accessories it can be difficult to know what exactly makes one hot tub better from the next. Plus, the hot tub that your neighbor owns, and loves may not be the right style or size hot tub that would be best for your family. So, how do you decide what hot tub to get?
When it comes to hot tubs, knowledge is power. By understanding the most important factors of buying a hot tub, you can be confident that you will make the best decision. Keep reading below to find out what to look for.
A tell-tale sign of a quality hot tub is good insulation. Especially if you plan on using your hot tub year-round, the type and quality of your hot tub’s insulation will make a big difference in how stable your water temperature remains as well as keeping your utility bills low.
Full foam is common in hot tubs today and while it is effective in trapping heat, it can be a burden if your hot tub needs to be serviced. Depending on what the issue is, the foam may need to be removed in order for your hot tub to be serviced. An alternative to full foam is Hydropool Thermal Shield Technology. This insulation was actually inspired by NASA and incorporates a cover, thermal shield blanket, and polyfilm barrier. The waste heat of the shell and pipes are trapped and reused to keep the water warm. On top of being the most energy efficient insulation on the market, should your hot tub ever need servicing, the components are easy to access.
When most people think of hot tubs, they think of the water jets and for good reason, they are a pretty important part of your hot tub experience!
Good jets are different sizes, adjustable and upgradeable. Being able to control the water flow from the jets as well as customize your hydrotherapy massage programs is what will make your hot tub time enjoyable and effective in treating sore muscles, ailments and more.
A mistake that first time hot tub buyers often make is assuming that the hot tub that has the most jets is the best. The truth is, the best hot tubs on the market will not have the most jets, they will have the best jet technology instead. Another reason to shy away from hot tubs boasting the ‘most’ amount of jets is that they will require larger pumps, which cost more in electricity and deliver less water pressure.
Almost always, a cheap hot tub will cost you more in the long run. The combination of inferior parts and poor design can quickly run into issues such as part failure. If the hot tub is not properly supported by a comprehensive warranty, it can be costly to cover the bulk of repair costs out of pocket. Look for a model with a robust warranty that includes service and support. This is a clear indication of the level of quality of the hot tub that you are considering.
Now that you know the most important factors of what to look for in a hot tub, learn more about the great features they have to offer by downloading a hot tub buyer’s guide.