Buying a hot tub is a decision that you should not feel rushed or pressured into. It is important to take your time and ask plenty of questions. As with most major purchasing decisions, knowledge is everything. Following are some questions that you should consider when shopping for the hot tub.
The hot tub
How was the hot tub constructed?
How is the seating configured?
Are you able to move about easily in the hot tub?
What is the warranty on the shell of the hot tub?
The hot tub equipment, jets, & controls
Are the controls user-friendly?
Do the jets & controls allow you customize what jets are operating?
How loud are the jets & the pumps?
What are the electrical requirements to operate the hot tub?
What is the warranty on the equipment & control system—are there exclusions?
How long has the manufacturer been in business?
What is their reputation?
How are warranties handled?
These are just a few of the purchasing decisions that one must consider. Taking your time to really research the purchase will pay dividends over the long haul, allowing you to create a “vacation in your backyard” that will last for many years. If you feel the need to research this topic further, one of the best sources of information that I have seen is www.phta.org.