If you’re considering adding a hot tub to your garden, you’re sure to be excited about the new luxury element. Before you get to that stage however, you have to buy one. There are so many hot tub brands and models cropping up all over the UK, and so many companies to buy them from.
It’s quite the minefield and it isn’t a small payout either, so you can’t afford to be blasé about your selection.
For this reason, we thought it would be helpful to give you a few things to consider when buying a hot tub, to hopefully make your selection that bit easier:
Avoid Being Impulsive
You must avoid being impulsive when it comes to buying a hot tub! Whatever you do, don’t put a deposit down on a hot tub until you have done your research. Just some of the things that can go wrong when you rush are:
You choose a cowboy company who don’t come up with the goods, sell you a rubbish product or install it wrong
You choose a hot tub that you could have bought cheaper elsewhere
You choose a hot tub wrong for your individual circumstances; the amount of people likely to use it or the setting the hot tub will be placed in
Just take your time, it is a big purchase and you owe it to your future self to get it right!
Figure Out Why You Want It
Figuring out why you want it should be your first consideration. Think about who would use it, where it would go, if the way it looks is more important than its functions.
It might help to ask others who have hot tubs, or to read about other people’s recommendations or experiences with different types.
Once you have an idea of what you want, it is time to go and physically see some hot tubs. The best hot tubs are an investment that you will enjoy for years to come, so you will want to see what you’re investing in right in front of you before you put any money down.
Online the company may have made the product look bigger or the colour may be different. If you see the product in-person you can sit in it (with no water in), talk about how it works and get a feel for it.
You Get What You Pay For
Many people make the mistake of focusing on the cheapest price for the hot tub, rather than on the quality. There is nothing wrong with trying to save some money and get a good deal, but you do get what you pay for and it is worth paying more for excellent customer service, a good quality product and a full warranty.
When considering which hot tub you want, walk around your garden and have a think about where you want it to be. Think about the direction it will face, if neighbours will be able to see, and what type of design will fit into the overall look of your garden.
A reputable hot tub retailer will be able to view the area you are considering and point out any potential issues, as well as make positive suggestions as well.
Features & Issues To Consider:
A strong base
Low running costs
It is likely there are tons of features and considerations relating to the hot tub that you hadn’t thought of or even heard of. For this reason, it is always best to do your research and consult a reputable, recommended retailer when getting advice about which hot tub to choose. Good luck!