Hot Tub and Spas: Our Tips for the Ultimate Shopping Experience

By Steve George

August 16, 2019House & Garden

More than entertainment or home-improvement, a hot tub or a spa is an investment in your health and well being. People who have bought one for their home, say that once they started to use it on a regular basis, they started to feel more energized, were able to sleep better, and accomplish much during their day. Furthermore, a hot tub or a spa encourages you to take time for yourself, to enjoy quality time with your family and friends, to take away your stress and to eliminate the soul-sucking grind of the days you spend on busy work schedules.

If you’ve made the decision to buy a hot tub spa for your home to enjoy all the benefits it offers, you might be wondering which one to get? There is a variety of hot tub and spas available on the market for you to choose from, from square to oval shape spas, from 2 to 8 person models, with different features and luxuries. Regardless of each one you choose, all hot tub and spas can be installed easily, moved when necessary, and offer a range of hydrotherapeutic features. Furthermore, they are all attractive, hard-wearing and easy to maintain. Here are some tips to help guide your journey into buying your hot tub or spa.

Consider the Number of Seats

Is a hot tub that offers 2 seats enough for you or an 8 person spa is what you need to accommodate all your family and close friends. Think about who will really be using it. If you have a large family or are a party person, you may want to go for maximum accommodation, but if you are single or like spending time on your own, you may just need a spa that offers two or three places to lie down.

Check the Kind and Number of Jets

Hot tub and spas can come with a range of different jets, each designed for different purposes and specializations. To decide how many and what kind of jets to choose, consider the experience you expect to have. If you are after a deep tissue massage effect, consider the power and placement of the jets. Do you want adjustable jets to maximize their impact or you are more interest in a gently bubbling soak that doesn’t require much power and jets?

Select the Pump Size

Hot tub and spas need water and electricity to work, so choosing the best pump for the tub size is important. Powering and warming an eight-seat tub will cost more than running a small 2-seat spa. If you need a larger model hot tub or spa, look for pump models that are energy-efficient and contain mechanical parts that can save time and money. Researching greener options before shopping can save you a great deal of money in the long run.