What to Ask When Buying a Hot Tub
Hot tubs are a fun and relaxing addition to any outdoor living space. Many people are interested in purchasing a hot tub but aren’t sure where to begin or how to explore their options. In this blog post, we are going to address some of the considerations to keep in mind when buying a hot tub. This will include some of the important questions to ask when buying a hot tub, as well as an overview of some of the most frequently asked questions related to hot tub purchasing and installation.
Steps to buying a hot tub
When you are considering buying a hot tub, there are many steps to take prior to purchasing and installing your desired model. Most importantly, make sure to think about all the possible questions to ask when buying a hot tub. Briefly, let’s describe the most important steps to take when buying a hot tub.
- The first step is to decide where you want to put your hot tub. Most people install their hot tub in their backyard or outdoor living space, but it is possible to install the hot tub indoors, such as inside the master suite, a sunroom or a finished basement. Once you decide where you would like your hot tub to go, you need to measure the space to ensure it will fit comfortably with extra room to get in and out of the tub. If the tub is going indoors, you also want to ensure there is enough ventilation to limit the build-up of mold and mildew.
- Explore your options and shop around! Before you invest in a hot tub, it’s important to consider all the available models and styles to ensure you are making the best decision for your needs.
- As you narrow in on your hot tub of choice, make sure you are choosing the tub that fits your lifestyle as well as your budget. It’s also important to consider how you will use the hot tub. Are you going to use it alone? With your family? With friends? You may require a larger model if you are hoping to frequently entertain with your hot tub.
- Consider any accessories you want to add to your hot tub, such as steps, lighting or sound features or maybe even additional landscaping if it is going in your backyard.
- Try out your desired model! Many showrooms will allow you to test a tub before you make your purchase. This is a great opportunity to ensure it fits your comfort and size needs.
- Inquire about the regular upkeep costs of the hot tub.
- Purchase your hot tub, install it in your desired location and enjoy it for years to come!
Supplies you’ll need for hot tub maintenance
Another important question to ask when buying a hot tub is what type of supplies you’ll need for maintaining your new hot tub. This may include watercare products and chemicals which help to balance pH and improve cleanliness. You may also require specialized cleaning equipment or an all-weather cover depending on if you hot tub is for indoor or outdoor use. There are also many different types of filtration systems that may require upkeep over time.
Where to buy supplies and accessories?
If you are looking to purchase supplies or accessories for your hot tub or are interested in learning more about the types of items you can purchase, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is a great place to start. With two locations in the Greater Toronto Area, our friendly team has extensive experience with installation and upkeep of hot tubs. Visit one of our showrooms in Markham or Newmarket or contact our team at 905-853-8500 to get started today. We can also help you determine the types of questions to ask when buying a hot tub.
How big of a hot tub do you need?
It is important to ask when buying a hot tub, what size of tub do I need? Currently, hot tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, fitting any amount from two to ten individuals. Depending on your budget and the type of use you are planning with your new hot tub, you may want a versatile option that can fit friends and family, such as a four or six-person tub. Some of the most popular models currently on the market seat six people and are perfect for hosting a get-together or simply relaxing at the end of the day. With a variety of available brands, including Beachcomber, it is important to consider how big of a tub you will want, and which of the brands will appropriately fit your vision.
What small hot tub options are there for small backyards?
There are many popular models that can fit snugly in a small outdoor living space, such as models that seat two or four people. Some excellent options include two-seater tubs such as the Beachcomber 520. Two cozy options which are capable of seating up to five people include the Beachcomber 340 and Beachcomber 540 models, both of which can accommodate the size of most backyards. We always recommend measuring your outdoor living space and determining the maximum amount of space you would want the hot tub to occupy. Then, you can compare the dimensions of your outdoor space with the types of available models to ensure you are selecting a hot tub that can comfortably fit in your backyard.
Are there local hot tub stores in the GTA?
In the Greater Toronto Area, an expert local hot tub store is Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs. With store locations in Markham and Newmarket, you can easily visit a showroom near you to see hot tub models in person and give them a pre-purchase test. The friendly team at Seaway is knowledgeable about everything related to purchasing, installing and maintaining a hot tub and is happy to help make your hot tub dreams a reality.
Can you negotiate hot tub prices?
Some hot tub stores will offer price matching, guaranteeing to sell hot tub models at the cheapest price advertised on the market. Alternatively, a great option to save on your hot tub purchase is to wait for a year end blow-out sale.
What is the best brand of hot tubs?
Although there are many well-reviewed hot tub brands currently available, the best brand of hot tub is Beachcomber. Their wide-variety of hot tub models feature customizable options, unparalleled customer service and long-lasting products with easy-to-follow maintenance instructions. Beachcomber Hot Tubs are the best option for a high-quality product that can meet any budget or size.
Is buying a hot tub a good idea?
Buying a hot tub can be a great investment for your health and wellbeing. The hydrotherapy offered by hot tubs can help you relax and unwind at the end of the day, helping to alleviate stress and improve sleep. The relaxation afforded by an at-home hot tub can also help lower blood pressure and improve muscle and joint soreness. In addition to the health benefits, hot tubs are a great place to reconnect with family and friends, allowing you to get outside and enjoy nature from the comfort of your new hot tub.
What’s the best hot tub to buy?
The best hot tub will always depend on the buyer. With the wide variety of available brands and models on the market, it’s important to consider what you want in a hot tub as you are exploring your options. We recommend Beachcomber Hot Tub products, whether you are looking for a small hot tub for inside of your home, or a large model for your backyard to host friends and families. Some of our recommendations include popular models like the family favourite Beachcomber 350 that seats up to six people. We also recommend the popular, entry-level Beachcomber model 321 that comes in a classic circular shape.
There are many important considerations when you are exploring hot tub options. In this blog post, we highlighted some of the questions to ask when buying a hot tub and provided some answers to help guide your decision. If you have additional questions or want to learn more about hot tub options available for your home, contact the expert team at Seaways Pools & Hot Tubs. We can help determine the hot tub model that best fits your aesthetic and entertainment needs. Whether you are looking for a small and luxurious model, or an energy-efficient and family-friendly tub for your backyard, we are here to help. Contact our team at 905-853-8500 or visit one of our showrooms in Markham or Newmarket to get started today!