Questions to ask before buying a hot tub

Posted by Ian Lawton

Questions to ask before buying a hot tub

Buying a new hot tub is such an exciting time, we bet you can’t wait. Before purchasing, you’ll need to research to ensure that you’re choosing the right hot tub for your needs. In this blog, we’re looking at questions to ask before buying a hot tub.

Choosing the right hot tub

When choosing a perfect hot tub, you’ll need to think about what’s important to you. There are many hot tub features to consider that may enhance your experience.

Firstly, you’ll need to assess how many seats you’ll need. Think about how many people are in your household. It’s unlikely that you’ll all be in the hot tub together every time. Although, spending time with family in a hot tub has many benefits. You’ll need to think about guests that may want to experience the hot tub too. A family of four may choose to purchase a hot tub that seats five or six, but it’s totally your choice.

In addition to seats, some hot tubs have loungers. Some hot tubs feature just one lounger, which may be a nice addition. You’ll also need to think about the number of massage jets in your spa.

Before you set your heart on a hot tub, make sure to check that it will fit in the space you have. You should be able to find the dimensions on the website. Find out about how to prepare for your hot tub delivery.

Questions to ask before buying your hot tub

Where can I have the hot tub installed?

It’s up to you where you have the hot tub installed, as long as it’s on firm, level ground and can meet the electrical requirements (we’ll get onto those next). Some people may only have one space available for the spa, but others may have a couple of options.

If you have multiple options for where to place your spa, it might be worth asking the supplier where it will be best placed. It can often be a good idea to position the hot tub next to a wall to be shaded from excess wind.

You’ll also need to consider how far you need to walk from the house to get to the spa. You don’t want to walk ages when you get out of your hot tub, so think about this when planning.

Remember that you’ll need to chat with the hot tub dealers about delivery too. Will they need to bring specialist equipment, or will the spa fit comfortably through any gaps? Don’t worry if you’re not sure – our team will assess the space.

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How will the hot tub be installed?

As we mentioned, you’ll need the hot tub to be on firm, level ground. Additionally, it will need to meet the electrical requirements. These will vary depending on the hot tub model you choose.

Take a look at our delivery requirements page to identify your spa’s electrical requirements. If you need any more information, a member of our team will be more than happy to help you.

What are the hot tub’s running costs?

We understand that your hot tub running costs are important and need to be considered. We are happy to provide you with estimates for each hot tub model that we supply.

We stock the highest quality hot tubs by Master Spas™, America’s number 1 hot tub and swim spa manufacturer. All our hot tubs pass extremely strict quality checks by the Californian Energy Commission™, making them very energy efficient.

Master Spas use high-quality full foam insulation to reduce the running costs of their hot tubs. This foam expands inside the structure of the hot tub to eliminate cold spots and keep your spa warm.

Don’t forget you can also look into the heat pumps we offer to further reduce your hot tub’s costs. Heat pumps help to reduce heating times and energy bills!

what's included in the hot tub price

What’s included in the hot tub price?

This is an extremely important question to ask your hot tub supplier. Many people choose to use a cheaper company and then find that they don’t include things like delivery and a hot tub cover. This is a costly mistake.

We ensure that you have everything you need to start enjoying your spa as soon as possible. Here’s what’s included in our prices.

  • Hot tub delivery and installation
  • Quality hot tub cover and cover lifter
  • Hot tub steps
  • Water care kit

Are you on hand to answer any questions?

Of course – we’re always on hand to offer support. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic level of service to all customers. Whether you bought your spa yesterday or years ago, we’re happy to help with any queries you may have. Whether you’re seeking information on hot tub accessories or hot tub maintenance, we’re on hand. Check out our shop for all hot tub chemicals to go with your hot tub purchase.

You don’t want to buy a hot tub from a company with little experience and support. Be wary of companies offering hot tubs much cheaper than others, as these are often not good quality, don’t include important features, and you are unlikely to receive good service. Make sure you check the different hot tub warranties available.

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Where should I buy my hot tub?

When deciding where to buy your hot tub, there are many things to consider. Here are some top tips.

  • Visit the hot tub showroom – be cautious if they do not have one.
  • Read reviews – again, be wary if there are no reviews or they’ve all appeared at the same time.
  • Test the hot tub if you can – especially if it’s your first hot tub
  • Identify what’s included in the price
  • Don’t rush – take your time to research the best hot tub
  • Find out about the company

The Hot Tub Superstore, established in 2004, is a family-owned hot tub supplier with a fantastic reputation, just check out our reviews! We are based in Blackpool but have happy customers all over. We provide all customers with fantastic service, ensuring that we are on hand at all times. Take a look at our wide range of hot tubs and swim spas.

We hope this blog has been useful regarding questions to ask your hot tub supplier. Good luck with your hot tub shopping! Hot tubs have many health benefits and are great for relaxing! Contact us if you need any support.

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