A Beginner’s Guide To Purchasing A Hot Tub

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A Beginner’s Guide To Purchasing A Hot Tub

Hot tubs are now available in a variety of styles to suit a range of customers and offer relaxing and therapeutic benefits both indoors and outdoors.

Once you’ve decided to add this soothing retreat to your home you need to find an indoor or outdoor “spa” that matches your requirements. Most clients misinterpret their needs and don’t know how to go about making a purchase. To help inform consumers about the most important factors when considering a hot tub purchase, R&D Plumbing and Heating has formulated a Beginner’s Guide to purchasing a hot tub. By following this guide, you will be able to buy this intimate oasis with minimum fuss and enjoy sharing it with family and friends.

Getting Started

Know what you want: Knowing what you want, will help you look for it in a tub. You should start by assessing your needs.

a. Do you want a tub that offers jet massages or just something to soak in?

b. Where do you want to place it? Different brands have placement needs that require various setups.

c. What is your budget and how much can you afford for overheads? There will be monthly overheads for chemicals, electrical consumption, etc. Factor all these in while making a selection.

Focus on your needs: All too often clients drift from the fundamental reason they are buying a hot tub by focusing on the “bells and whistles” that are most prevalent in this industry. While having lights, a stereo and an additional amount of jets built into the tub, sometimes less is more.

 Understand the costs: Usually, the upfront price is less important than the long-term costs associated with the monthly operation, maintenance, service and support warranties. Take all the costs into consideration while making a decision.

Next Steps  

Research: Ensure that you research the manufacturing processes from multiple brands, this is the key to low quality vs. high quality

Visit multiple dealers: As part of your search, head out to stores and visit numerous lenders. Try the tub out, sit in the products you are considering, and don’t be afraid to decide over time. One of the mistakes most people make is falling for sale tactics. Don’t fall for the “today only price” schemes, as reputable companies don’t use such high-pressure sale tactics.

Advice From The Pros

Hire a professional: Nothing beat industry experience and product knowledge. A professional will have both and provide you with invaluable suggestions that will make your search easier.  

Have a game-plan: Take your time, assess your needs, think about the long term, and don’t consider an entry level tub that can’t be fitted with future upgrades. If you purchase the right brand and the right tub the first time, you will save in the long term. Reputable, high-quality brands have a great product life with an excellent guarantee program to protect the customer. Professional salespeople can guide through the process to make an educated and informed decision that benefits the long-term goals of the customer.

At R&D Plumbing and Heating, our goal is to exceed your expectations while helping you get the hot tub of your dreams. Our solid reputation for reliability and service excellence has been established, over the past thirty years of serving Lloydminster area. We rely on our years of experience to help determine the best plumbing and heating option for you and your home. Visit our website to learn more or contact R&D Plumbing and Heating today.