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Buying a Hot Tub on a Budget 101

Outdoor hot tub installation with a pool.

A hot tub is often viewed as a luxury item that can only be purchased if you have a limitless budget. Nothing could be further from the truth. A high-quality hot tub can be yours without breaking the bank — but only if you know how to find the right deal. If you want to learn how to find the perfect hot tub at a great price, read on to learn our smart shopping secrets.

1. Create a Budget

Before you surf the Internet or drop by local showrooms, you should have a realistic budget in place. Decide on your ideal price as well as your absolute max price. Having some wiggle room in your budget can be the difference between getting what you want or settling for a unit that doesn’t meet your needs. Once you decide on your absolute top figure, stick to it. It will force you to focus on what you definitely need rather than on the bells and whistles once you start to shop.

2. Do Your Research

Although there are many deals to be had, knowing when and where to shop is key. Do a little Internet recon to find the reputable dealerships in your area with search queries like ‘swim spas for sale near me’ or ‘best hot tub dealers in Orange County.’

Well-established dealers frequently run sales and promotions, enabling customers to get some great deals. Call your local hot tub store, like Jacuzzi Outdoor Living, to learn about upcoming promotions and what kind of financing options are available. A good dealership will be able to give you a heads up on the best time to buy and how to finance your purchase if the option is available.

3. Select the Right Size

That fancy six-seat spa may look awesome, but if you don’t have a large family or plans to entertain, a four- or even a two-person spa can give you great value for your money. Choosing a smaller tub may allow you to get some added features and may also be more economical to run.

If you do need a larger hot tub and you have the room for the installation, you can still get a great deal on a quality unit. You can cut costs by getting a standard model rather than one that is fully loaded.

4. Have Realistic Expectations

A hot tub is a great investment in your health and home, but can stretch some homeowners a bit thin if they are on a tighter budget. There are some easy ways to make it more affordable, such as purchasing a unit on sale and then completing the installation after you’ve had the chance to save up some extra money. You can purchase accessories over time as well. Not purchasing everything at once makes a hot tub a much more affordable investment.

Jacuzzi Outdoor Living

If you need additional help planning for your hot tub purchase, we at Jacuzzi Outdoor Living are here to help. Call 949-432-9330 to talk to one of our experts or drop in at our Mission Viejo showroom to take a look at our hot tubs and swim spas, and even backyard living essentials like patio furniture. We always have an extensive range of affordable hot tub models on display.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs
and Outdoor Living

25552 El Paseo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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