The Complete Guide to Buying Your First Hot Tub

If your outdoor living space is missing that certain something to take it from boring to brilliant, a hot tub is just the ticket. Not only does it make an amazing focal point for any garden, but it’s the perfect way to relax after a long, hard day. Before you jump on the Internet to start spa shopping, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure you take home a high-quality hot tub.

This to-do list is sure to keep you on track in your quest for the perfect spa.

1. Set a Budget

Before any shopping begins — and that counts browsing on the Internet — it’s important to put a budget in place. This will not only keep you on track, but it will prevent you from setting your heart on a spa that’s outside your price range.

We recommend setting an ideal price as well as a firm maximum price. While the goal is to look at spas that fall in the range of your ideal price, having that financial cushion will allow you to add on extra features or accessories that you really want.

2. Take Stock of Your Space

This is another crucial step before starting to shop. Knowing where you’re going to install your spa and how much space you have to do so could impact what size and style of hot tubs you look at. If you have a large, wide-open deck or patio then the sky’s the limit when it comes to the size and shape of your spa. If you’re working in a smaller setting, however, it’s always a good idea to measure your space and then refer to the recorded dimensions once you begin shopping. This ensures you don’t waste your time looking at units that are too big.

3. Choose a Size

If you are dealing with a tight space, that and that alone will govern what size of spa you can have.

If, however, space is not a factor, you can choose your spa size based on how many people will be using it on a regular basis. As much as you might like the look of a large spa, if you don’t have enough bottoms to fill the seats, then you’ll be paying to heat a much larger spa than you need for the next decade.

That’s why we recommend matching size to number of users. Small to average size families do well with four- to five-seat spas while two-seaters are perfect for couples and singles. Large families and those who often host a lot of friends are best served by spas with six or more seats.

4. Think About Your Needs

What is your main motivation for purchasing a spa? Is it social? Relaxation? Pain relief? Once you know what’s important to you, you’re better able to match up spa features with what you want.

Jot down your wish list and take it with you once you start shopping. Along with your budget and space and size requirements, your local dealership will have all of the information they need to help you find the perfect spa for your home.

Euphoria Lifestyle

If you want to make your search for the perfect hot tub easier, come visit us at Euphoria Lifestyle. Our award-winning dealership, located in West Sussex, stocks only the best hot tubs and spa accessories. And our line of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are a great place to start. Whether you’re interested in outdoor hot tubs or an indoor spa, our experts can help. Send us a message or drop in for a visit at our London Road showroom to see what we have in store.