Questions To Ask Before Buying A Hot Tub | Arctic Spas Buying Guide
Questions To Ask Before Buying A Hot Tub
Are you thinking of investing in your health and lifestyle by purchasing a hot tub? Hot tubs are a great investment and the benefits over time far outweigh the initial costs associated with the purchase.
As with all major purchases, you should do some research on what your needs are and which hot tub will be a good fit for you. Purchasing a hot tub will feel less daunting if you are armed with the right information. Read on for some questions to ask before taking the plunge.
How much is it?
This is an important first step. You probably have an idea of how much you would like to spend on your hot tub. Next, you’ll need to find out if your budget can get you the hot tub you desire.
Hot tubs come in many different models, sizes, designs and prices. Ask your dealer what models and options are available for your budget.
You’ll also need to account for secondary costs like installation, delivery, granite or concrete base for the hot tub and a hot tub cover. It’s wise to ask also about ongoing maintenance costs associated with owning a hot tub so that you can budget adequately.
Will it be covered by warranty?
It’s important to know what after-sales service is offered by your hot tub dealer. Ask for details about their warranty program. Make sure that you are clear on what is covered and what is not covered to avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road.
Find out if the warranty covers labor, parts, and home visits. Check that your dealer offers at least a 3-year warranty on the pump, heater, and other important parts, as is standard industry practice.
How will I maintain it?
Thanks to technology, hot tub maintenance is now a lot easier. Arctic Spas® Free Heat™ and Spa Boy® help to take the hard work out of hot tub ownership by automating spa water maintenance and improving energy efficiency. That said, you’ll still need to know when and how to carry out small maintenance tasks to keep your hot tub functioning optimally for as long as possible. Ask about what you need to do, how often you need to do it, and if your dealer offers a maintenance package.
What is it made of?
Because hot tubs are a major investment, you want to buy one that is sturdy and made from high-quality materials like fiberglass backed acrylic as opposed to plastic. Here at Arctic Spas®, our hot tubs are designed with longevity in mind and are manufactured using a combination of superior technology and solid craftsmanship.
What are the energy requirements?
Ensure that any hot tub you plan to purchase has the required safety and energy certifications. Ask about the insulation features and how energy efficient it is. You should also know how powerful your hot tub pump will be and if possible, an estimate of the monthly energy costs associated with the hot tub.
How do I know which is the right hot tub for me?
There are many questions to ask before buying a hot tub. Our Arctic Spas® hot tub specialists are always available to answer your questions and provide guidance on how to choose the right hot tub. Make an appointment for a personal or virtual consultation or download our hot tub buyer guide here.