Advice on buying a Hot Tub

No doubt about it! A hot tub will benefit your health and your quality of life.

Make sure that your investment is a good one.

Consider the cost of a hot tube

The price of a hot tub can be as little as a few thousand , $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 OR even more.

Consider also the cost of having it installed. The two major costs will be the base (perhaps a concrete pad) AND the wiring for electricity (it is doubtful that your house will already have the wiring required). The cost of a concrete pad should be around $500 to $1,000 depending on the size and the strength of concrete. The cost of electrical wiring may be between $500 – $1,500.

ALSO, don’t forget the sales tax. Lots of areas have 7 or 8% sales tax. For example 7% on a $5,000 spa would be $350.

Consider also the future costs – chemicals (maybe $25-$100 a month) and electricity (maybe $25-$100 a month).

Research different brands and models to get what is right for you

There are lots and lots of hot tub manufacturers and you have lots of choices. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and their purposes and features differ greatly model to model.

Don’t feel pressured to get only the kind offered locally. There are many direct sale sources to serve you as well. Note that a local seller may or may not offer valuable information about businesses that do hot spa installation while a direct sale sales person may not have or provide that information.

Consider the Warranty, Maintenance and Repair Costs

You want a warranty that is appropriate length and that provides service that is comparable to the cost of your hot tub. Find out how much it will cost to have the hot tub serviced or repaired – keep in mind, some companies charge a flat fee for a visit even if the hot tub is under warranty.