5 Tips When Buying a Hot Tub
So you imagine your perfect backyard setup – a BBQ, a pool, an area for entertaining guests, etc. Then, you decide you want a hot tub! But who the heck knows what make or model to go for, or what is a good deal vs. a bad deal. If this is your first time looking to purchase a hot tub, you might accidentally overlook some key factors to consider.
Here are 5 tips that will help you find the hot tub that best suits you, and not get ripped off in the process:
1) If possible, test it out! – That’s right, tell the dealer that you would like to try it out and see how it feels. Lots of dealers will allow this. It will give you more than just an idea of how the hot tub will feel, and how you fit inside of it. Many hot tubs may look one way, but when you hop in they feel very different. It’s always best to try it out when possible.
2) Don’t fall in love too quickly – For the most part, every hot tub is made to feel good. So it’s not uncommon to try one out and immediately think it’s the one for you. It’s important to try multiple models so that you can see exactly what is out there and the different styles of tubs that are available to you.
3) Think about how you’ll use it – Sometimes you can go into the process of buying something like this not realizing how it will likely be used. Will there be multiple people using it at once? If so, consider that. Because it will disappointing when you have friends over your house and only half of them can fit in your new attraction. Consider size and style, durability, etc.
4) Choose a reputable dealer – Anytime you are making a big luxurious purchase like this you should look into the company that you are buying it from. With purchases like this, there are warranties, return policies, etc. So it is smart to do your research on the dealers you go to beforehand to make sure you are not wasting your time, and that previous customers have good things to say about them and their products.
5) Price shop – You will be surprised how much prices can sometimes vary among dealers. Some dealers may have really good relationships with certain brands and are able to offer those products for cheaper. Once you find exactly what you’re looking for, you can then see if there is a better offer somewhere else (while still keeping in mind tip #4 of course).