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Hot tub, spa, or Jacuzzi — whatever term you use, a small pool full of steaming hot water and powerful water jets is a welcome sight at the end of a long day. Whether you're sore from a physically exhausting job, aching from sitting at a desk for hours, or just generally stressed out and looking for some relaxation, sliding in for a quick soak is just what a lot of us are looking for at the end of the day.
Having a hot tub installed is the best way to make sure you can always get that relief when you need it — but as with many major purchases, buying a hot tub can be complicated. While you may be an expert at sitting and relaxing in one, chances are you don't know everything you want to about buying a hot tub.
If you're just starting to research your hot tub purchase, there are loads of questions you'll need to answer — and they can cause enough to make you long for a relaxing soak in a hot tub, which of course you don't have yet, so you get more stressed, and … aaahh! Don't worry, we can help. Take a deep breath, relax, and let us help you answer the most important questions about your hot tub purchase:
Which hot tub is right for you?
These are some of the most basic questions you need to answer, including:
- Portable, above ground, in-ground?
- Acrylic or wooden?
- Gas, electric, wood-fired, or solar heating?
- How many jets and what kind?
- How much should you expect to pay?
Read more about the types of hot tubs and features to consider.
How can you choose the right dealer?
In addition to the hot tub itself, you need to make sure you're choosing a dealer you can work with. Read more about how to evaluate dealers and what steps to take to compare them.
Which brands should you consider?
Some buyers have significant brand loyalty when it comes to choosing a hot tub, while others just want the best deal on a tub that has the features and specs they want. Either way, familiarizing yourself with the major hot tub brands is a good tactic for making a smart purchase.
Read more about the leading hot tub brands.