Is the thrill and excitement of buying a hot tub causing you to overlook the basics?
Have you decided on the model, and now you’re itching to swipe your credit card?
If you don’t want to get stuck with the consequences of buying the wrong hot tub, and you have a minute to spare, then keep reading!
In this article, we gather up five of the most classic hot tub mistakes that first-time hot tub buyers make, so you can avoid the pitfalls before buying a hot tub that’s right for you.
1. Size, Location, and Usage
There’s more to buying a hot tub than just picking out a model that looks the best on the sales floor.
First, you’ll need to consider exactly how your new hot tub is going to be used. Will it be for recreation or fitness?
Or what about medical treatment? If hydrotherapy is important to you, then so will the temperature controls and the variety of jets.
Will your hot tub be kept inside, or will it be installed outdoors near your deck or patio? How many seats do you need? Will two suffice or are you looking to host a party of five?
These considerations and more will help you determine the size and features you’ll actually need to prevent wasting money on features that you don’t.
2. Do-It-Yourself Installation
Hot tub installation is definitely not the time to be thinking about cutting corners. Hot tubs combine plumbing and electricity and sometimes require planning permission.
Why risk costing yourself even more money on a botched DIY installation, or serious injury or damage to your home when you can pay for a professional?
The service technicians at Jacuzzi Outdoor Living can recommend one for you!
3. Underestimating the Maintenance
Not all hot tubs are equal when it comes to hot tub maintenance, therefore you’ll need to pay special attention to the filtration system.
A good filtration system will keep your water crystal-clear and reduce the amount of maintenance and chemicals required.
Many first-time hot tub buyers get overwhelmed by the chemicals that need to be added to sanitize and balance the water. Others find the periodical emptying and refilling of the hot tub a drain.
However, once you understand the basics, maintaining your hot tub can be a breeze!
4. Choosing the Wrong Jet Structure
Not selecting the right therapeutic jet structure is one of the biggest mistakes that new hot tub buyers can make. Many will focus on the number of jets within the hot tub, instead of the size of the jet pumps.
Improperly sized jets that are not adjustable or correctly positioned won’t provide the type of massage you want.
Instead, you’ll simply receive the same old massage repeatedly. Therefore, make sure you buy a hot tub that has individually adjustable jets.
5. Focusing on the Upfront Cost
Although buying a hot tub is a one-time purchase, it’s not a one-time cost. There are long-term operational and maintenance costs to ensure your hot tub stands the test of time.
If you put too much emphasis on the initial cost, without considering the ongoing costs it could end up costing you more.
For example, one hot tub that might be $3000 less to purchase, could end up costing $6000 over its lifetime in extra energy costs and repair bills.
That’s why it’s important to look for a well-made, and energy-efficient hot tub that uses quality parts.
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs for Sale in Orange County
Now that you know what to keep in mind when buying a hot tub, why not browse our selection of Jacuzzi® hot tubs? We have a range of affordable hot tubs in Orange County.
Visit Jacuzzi Outdoor Living today! For more helpful information check out 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Hot Tub.