Choosing the right hot tub can be the difference between years of enjoyment or nagging problems and disappointment. At Sutton Spas, we make it a point to recommend the tub that suits your specific needs so your get maximum enjoyment.
Shopping for a hot tub is exciting and it’s easy to get carried away. Often, prospective hot tub owners focus too much on one feature and ignore other crucial aspects of the purchase process. There are a few common mistakes to avoid.
Not pinpointing the reason for your purchase
As with any major purchase, you need to clearly define the primary reason you’re buying this tub. Don’t go into this with a vague idea of what you want because there are specific models to suit specific purposes. For instance, some models are intentionally designed for hydrotherapy and help you relieve pain while other models are designed to accommodate several people and are more suited for entertaining. Being clear about what you want from a hot tub will help you choose a model that fills those requirements.
Not considering long-term and installation costs
While the purchase price of a hot tub certainly plays a key role in decision making, solely focusing on this could end up costing you in the long run. When comparing hot tub models, consider the running, maintenance and service costs over time. A hot tub with a lower price tag may frequently need parts replaced or require more intensive servicing. Make sure the tub you settle on has a solid build (especially the outer shell) and quality parts.
Don’t forget to ask about installation costs as well. Besides the delivery of the hot tub itself, the installation costs will also include setting up the wiring, a base for the hot tub to stand on, the chemicals and accessories you will need for maintaining the water.
Misjudging the space you need for the hot tub
Can you imagine how disappointing it would be to find the perfect hot tub but not have the room to fit it in? Find the perfect spot for your tub before you go shopping. Make a note of the available area, and look for a model that fits those specifications.
Consider whether you would like an indoor tub or an outdoor one. The positioning depends on the landscape and structure of your home, so make sure you discuss the intended location with the sales team.
Misconceptions about ongoing maintenance
Most customers have a vague idea of what constitutes maintenance. However, this is a key aspect of hot tub ownership and different models have different maintenance routines. Keep in mind that infrequent use of the hot tub does not reduce its maintenance. Pools with a robust filtration system generally mean less work.
Our team give you a proper orientation on how to use the pool chemicals, basic maintenance, and water testing procedures. Proper maintenance ensures that you can enjoy your hot tub for years to come.
Not checking the jets in your tub
The type, placement, size and quality of jets in your tub dictate the quality of the experience you have. Jets that are not adequately sized tend to use pressure to deliver the power required rather than water flow. A few minutes in this will feel uncomfortable.
In addition to being properly sized for your needs, the jets need to be well positioned. Ideally, jets arranged in a shape that’s wider at the top and bottom while being narrower through the middle is recommended. This emulates the shape of your back.
Choosing a dealer with poor support after purchase
Getting your tub from a reputable dealer can make all the difference to your hot tub experience. At Sutton Spas we have a trained team that is happy to answer any questions you have about your hot tub. Excellent customer service is a core value at Sutton Spas and we’re always here to guide you on maintenance and ensure you get the most from your tub.
Not taking a test soak
Every hot tub model has certain features that make it unique. From the height of the headrests to the slant of the seat or the position of the footbed. At the end of the day, the most important thing is how you feel in this tub so don’t forget to ask for a test drive. This will leave no room for doubt that you have made the right choice.
Give us a ring on 0121 827 1868 to find your perfect hot tub
Our team has over 75 years of collective experience in this field. Our knowledge plays a critical role in ensuring you buy the right hot tub for your space and needs. We are proud to offer you quality tubs that are made right here in Britain, with continued support after the sale with maintenance advice and services.
Whether you’re wanting a family-friendly social spa or you’re a gardener needing to relax after a day of slog, make sure you pick the right hot tub. Contact us to find out more.