The old adage “you get what you pay for” is almost always true — especially when shopping for a hot tub. That does not mean you have to pay an arm and a leg to have a superior spa, however. High-quality yet affordable hot tubs are easy to find if you shop smart. Read on to discover how you can find a quality hot tub without breaking the bank.
1. Set a budget
Before you begin shopping, set a realistic budget. Knowing what you can afford is vital to finding and buying the best hot tub in your price range. Having a budget will force you to be realistic about your needs. Do you really need a hot tub with 75 jets or a sound system? There are many models that offer a great relaxing experience without a steep bill.
2. Do not make price the only deciding factor
Setting a budget is great but buying the best hot tub you can afford is crucial to your long-term satisfaction. Yes, cheap models will save you money initially but, in the long run, are not a wise investment. Buying an inflatable hot tub for $300 may seem like a thrifty way to relax in your backyard, but lower-quality spas are not energy efficient and do not hold up under frequent use or cold weather. Combine that with a one-year warranty, and you can look forward to a lot of disappointment.
Investing in a quality hot tub does cost more initially, but such models are made to last and come with a superior warranty and much lower maintenance costs. Spending the extra money also guarantees you a well-insulated, energy-efficient spa that is cheap to run, unlike lower quality models.
3. Choosing the right size
Bigger is not always better. It can be tempting to look at fancy six-seat spas, but if only you and your partner will be using it the majority of the time, a two-person hot tub will be a much wiser investment.
Choosing a smaller tub not only comes with a lower price tag, but it also requires less water and energy to run, meaning a lower monthly utility bill. Two-person spas still offer you the ability to stretch out and relax while enjoying the comfort and health benefits of a full-body hydromassage.
If you do need a larger spa, however, there are some great deals to be had. Forgoing a fully-loaded model in favour of a standard four-person hot tub from a quality manufacturer will give you the room you need without blowing your budget or jacking up your energy bills.
Quality Hot Tubs for Sale at Eden Spas
Located in Prince George, BC, Eden Spas provides both hot tubs and hot tub parts and service. Call us at 250-614-1700 or visit us at 105-892 Central St. E. to talk to one of our experts.