The Complete Guide to Buy the Right Hot Tub for You

You are ready to take the plunge and buy a hot tub for your family. There are so many options to pick from, though! How do you know which hot tub is the best choice for your specific needs?  At IHT, we are here to help you answer that question and any others you may have. With sales experts and options ranging from pre-owned to brand new top-of-the-line spas, we have something that will fit exactly what your family needs. We can help you make the most of your budget so you can kick back and enjoy your hot tub for years to come!

Step 1: Do research on brands.

Which brand to buy is one of the first and biggest questions you are faced with when shopping for your hot tub. The sheer volume of different brands on the market today is astounding. It would be impossible for us to cover each brand in depth here, but rest assured that at IHT we carry brands that we know to be reliable and durable. As a general rule, if you are paying a very small amount of money for what you are getting, the company probably skimped on something like insulation or quality of jets and pumps. These are things you can look for yourself when shopping though. If the jets or pump parts seem cheap, it’s because they are. Take note of these types of observations when shopping and be wary of shopping online or from big box stores which tend to go for more cheaply made hot tubs. If you have any questions about items you are looking at, you can always call one of our experts at IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces. We are happy to help you in any way we can. This is a big decision and should be made with care and research.

Step 2: Decide how much you want to spend.

Once you have researched the various brands available to you, you can narrow down how much you want to budget for your hot tub. Knowing the brands and their reputations first will help you to make better budgeting decisions. Higher-quality hot tubs tend to last longer and therefore can save you money long term. Lower cost items can, of course, save you money in the short term. This may be the better decision for your family based on what you are using it for and for how long. Lower cost hot tubs can start as low as $4,000, and a luxury hot tub can start at $11,000. But making an investment with added upgrades and customizations make the ownership experience that much more exciting. It makes for a large range of prices to consider. When preparing your hot tub budget, be sure to plan for installation costs associated with hot tubs as well. This ensures you are ready for all the expenses associated with this purchase.

Step 3: Decide if you want to buy new or used.

Once you have narrowed down which brands you like and how much you want to spend, you may find buying a pre-owned hot tub is going to get you the most bang for your buck. IHT has some wonderful options for you to do just that! We offer certified used hot tubs for our clients who want to get a higher-level hot tub at a lower price.

Step 4: Buy your hot tub!

After making a good list of what you want in your hot tub, you are ready to purchase. If you want help making the list so you don’t have to do it on your own, come on down to IHT to speak directly with our associates. They can help cut out quite a bit of research for you if that is not your thing. At IHT, we also offer test soaks to help you decide which options you really want with your tub. If you are not interested in coming into a store, we also have options to buy online! There is an avenue for us to help you in any way you need. This is, by far, the easiest (and most fun) part of the process.

Step 5: Enjoy your hot tub for years to come.

Once you have made your purchase and your amazing new hot tub is installed, you are ready to enjoy it for many years to come. The best way to ensure you get the longest life out of your purchase (no matter what you decide on) is to take care of the hot tub itself. This includes things like water care and filter maintenance. You should be checking your water weekly to be sure that levels are where they should be. In addition to this, you will want clean filters monthly. If you need help with any of these things, contact IHT to allow us to continue to help in this area, too. We offer a valet service and repair services for our valued customers. We want to ensure you have the best experience with your hot tub.

Find your favorite hot tub at IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces.

Now you have all the information you need to purchase a hot tub of your own. In just five easy steps, you could have the backyard of your dreams or just the therapeutic retreat you need. Let us help you with any questions you may still have. Our local experts are waiting to help make this exciting opportunity a reality for your family. Our wonderful sales associates have all the research information you need, saving you time and effort. We can’t wait to see you in the store or online!

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