Five Things To Consider If You’re Considering Buying a Hot Tub

Have you always wished that you could own a hot tub? Most people dream of having their very own hot tub that they can relax in and enjoy time with family and friends, but for one reason or another, they always think that it is out of reach. The fact is, hot tubs come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and price ranges, making it possible for just about anyone to have one. Whether you’re looking for a hot tub because you want to relax more, invite friends over for hot tub parties, or you’re interested in the therapeutic benefits, we can help you find the perfect one for you.

In today’s post from Spa Max, we’re going to cover the five basic things you should consider if you’re looking for hot tubs for sale. Take these tips into consideration and then visit our website to browse our selection of over 100 hot tubs and swim spas.


Should You Buy New Or Used?

Trying to figure out if you should buy a new or used hot tub can be a tough decision. There are hundreds of used hot tubs on the market, and you can pick one up for a fraction of the cost of buying new. However, we urge you to proceed with caution, especially if you’re considering buying one from a private owner.

Surely there are people out there who have a clean, well-taken-care-of hot tub that they wish to sell, but more often than not, you’ll find old, neglected hot tubs with broken pumps and dirty filters. While you might be saving money over a new one, it’s not worth it if you have to invest a big chunk of change into new parts. And don’t forget, the guy selling you his old hot tub isn’t going to help you move it and he certainly isn’t going to give you a warranty. If you want a quality hot tub that will provide you with years of fun and relaxation, your best bet is to buy new.

Hot Tub Size

The next thing you should consider is how big of a hot tub do you need? To answer this, it’s best to think about how you’re going to use it. Are you buying a hot tub so you and your spouse can relax after a long day? Or, are you looking for a fun addition to your backyard deck where friends, neighbors, and maybe even friends of neighbors can come to have a good time? Hot tubs are available in a wide range of sizes, but you don’t need to invest in a 10-person behemoth if you’re pretty sure it’s just going to be the two of you. Likewise, you don’t want to buy a 4-person tub and then wish you had gotten a larger one.

You also need to consider the amount of room you have to work with and how your new hot tub will fit. Before buying, you should measure out the space you have designated for it and refer to those measurements when you do your shopping. You might find a hot tub that you love, but if it won’t fit, you’ll have a big problem on your hands.

Number and Types of Jets

Hot tubs are available with an unlimited number of jet types and configurations. Some jets are very powerful, offering an experience similar to a deep-tissue massage. Others provide soft, gentle bubbles made more for relaxing. You should also note the placement of the jets. Are you buying your hot tub to help ease the pain of an old injury? Make sure the jets are properly positioned to hit right where you need them to. If you have a particular hot tub experience in mind, it’s best to discuss it with the hot tub professionals at SpaMax. We can help you find just the right spa for your needs.

Electrical Source

Something you may not think about when shopping for a hot tub is how you will power it. Maybe you have the perfect spot for it right on the corner of your deck, but if you don’t have a way to plug it in, all you’re going to have is a tub of still, cold water. You’ll also want to make sure that your electrical outlet is within reach of where you’re thinking about putting your hot tub.

Another thing to consider is whether to go with a 110 or 220-volt hot tub. Although 220-volt hot tubs are more the norm, many people don’t have a 220 outlet readily available. If that’s the case, you may have to have an electrician come over to install one. It doesn’t take much time and it’s relatively inexpensive. But why would you pay for a new outlet when you can just buy a 110-volt hot tub? Well, you could. Just be aware that depending on the size, it may take longer for the water to circulate and heat up. However, there are several smaller 110-volt hot tubs that should work just fine if you think you’d like to avoid having to install another outlet. Check out our selection of 110-volt hot tubs, here at Spa Max.

Where Should You Go To Buy Your Hot Tub?

We’ve already discussed the risks of buying your hot tub from a private owner. You should also know that not all hot tub stores are the same. Many will only work with one or two brands, so you’ll have limited choices and selection. And, if you want to really do your homework and compare all of the top brands, you’ll have to drive around and visit several stores — unless you go to SpaMax in Corona, the hot tub superstore!

We believe in offering our customers variety and choice, and that’s why we source as many quality spa brands as possible and keep them all under one roof. We also don’t try to sell you on one particular brand — we simply place information like specifications and price points on each hot tub and let you compare them side by side. Of course, if you have any questions or need guidance on finding the right hot tub for you, our knowledgeable staff is here to provide you with details and answers.

Want to learn more about our huge selection of hot tubs? Visit our products page to get information on all of the brands and models we carry and don’t forget to check out our hot tubs on sale!

Are you ready to buy that hot tub you’ve always wanted? Stop searching for hot tubs for sale, and just stop by SpaMax in Corona today!