3 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Hot Tub

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A hot tub can be a very important purchase and could set you back a few thousand pounds. This is why it’s important that you get it right the first time. Buying the wrong unit could end up in disappointment and it may end up costing you lots of money in the long run. Finding the right tub takes time and an understanding of the basics. It’s also important that you know what to avoid when buying your first unit. Here are three common mistakes to avoid when buying a hot tub.

Not Looking at Long Term Costs

Just because you have enough money to buy a hot tub, doesn’t mean you have enough to actually own one. Some units require more repair and maintenance than others. Some have shorter lifespans, which means you’ll have to replace them earlier. Some are more prone to suffering irreversible damage as well.

A hot tub could easily end up costing you 2 to 3 times more money by the end of its life. This is why it’s important that you do your research and take your time when choosing a unit. Look at how much it costs to replace major components, such as filters and circuit boards.

Not Considering After-Sale Service

Some people will go to any supplier that can offer them the best deal, even if they’re miles away. There is also a growing number of people who look online for a hot tub.

However, if you live somewhere like Northern Ireland, it would be wiser to look for hot tubs NI suppliers. This will make the after-sale service much easier. Even if you have a good manufacturer's warranty, you also need a supplier that will back up their work. But to honour their part of the deal, they will need to be in your area, so try to find someone close to you if possible.

Not Buying Based on Goals

You may have different reasons for buying a hot tub. Some may simply want to have fun, and others might need somewhere to relax after a long day. Then you have people who want to use them for therapeutic or health reasons. In all these three cases, a particular type of hot tub might be better suited.

Jet action will be more important for someone who’s trying to get an aqua massage or recovery from training. On the other hand, if all you want is to relax, then there’s no need to buy a unit with a thousand jets. Not only will you probably not use them, but the tub will end up costing you much more. So, make sure that you have a clear goal in mind when shopping and make it clear to the person who’s going to help you choose one.

These are all mistakes that too many people commit that could push you to make a wrong decision. If you avoid these, however, you’ll be closer to getting the hot tub you actually dreamed of.

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Nov 04, 2020 06:37 AM