3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Hot Tub

Lady looking over balcony to hot tub installers

Don’t just jump into the first hot tub you see. Planning for the perfect hot tub experience takes a bit of time but can pay off big time when you find yourself in the perfect hot tub for you. So, how do you find the best one? Here are a few things you should consider before buying a hot tub.

1) Hot Tub Shape and Size

Getting the size and shape of your hot tub correct is critical. After all, you only have so much deck or yard space. Before you settle on a model, measure out how much room you have for the hot tub. Then consider how many people you need to be able to get into the tub. Both will determine the size of the hot tub you choose. Don’t forget that in smaller spaces our circular hot tub may allow you to fit more people.

2) Relaxation or Medical Uses?

You should also consider whether you will be using the hot tub purely for relaxation or also for medical uses. If there’s a chance you will be using your hot tub for hydrotherapy to boost your mental or physical health, you may need to look for specific features.

If you’re looking for health benefits, you might want:

  • Soothing LED waterfall
  • Lower temperature settings
  • Specific massage jets

If you’re planning on partying with your hot tub, you might want:

  • A built-in audio system
  • Programmable lights

Hot tub in the late winter, early spring

3) Winter Use & Covers

These practical considerations aren’t as much fun as thinking about hot tub features, but they’re still important. If you plan to use your hot tub in the winter, it is best to choose a model with additional insulation so that it retains heat better.  A must is a hot tub with a motor heat reclamation system. That means the heat dispensed from the motor is not wasted and vented outside. The best hot tubs use the motors to help heat the water, therefore significantly reducing the energy costs.

Lastly, you should also consider what kind of cover your hot tub should have. Thick covers are important, to keep the heat in the tub on cold nights. Even if you don’t think you’ll be using the tub in winter, a thick cover makes the tub more energy efficient in every season.

What Else Do You Need in a New Hot Tub?

If you’re wondering what else you should consider for your hot tub purchase, it’s time to ask the experts at Leisure Industries. For all of your hot tub and spa, needs, contact Leisure Industries.

Updated 2023.