How To Choose the Best Hot Tub for You (And Your Home)

A hot tub is a long-term investment, so you want to be sure that you choose one that is best suited for your lifestyle, your home, and your budget. 

Here are some tips to help your spa buying decision:

Who Will Be Using It, And How Often?

Think about who will be using your hot tub. Family and friends, or just one or two people?

Using your hot tub for entertainment purposes could mean you need a bigger spa to fit more seats. Lounge-style seats could be the perfect choice if you don’t plan on sharing your space often. 

Also, consider the ages of the users and if they have any physical limitations. If there will be children using your hot tub, you might want to consider having cool-down seats for their safety. 

Determine Important Features

Determine the necessary elements to satisfy your unique needs.

If you’re wanting targeted hydrotherapy, you’ll need to think about the placement of the jets. You might prefer lounge-style seats or seats with high backs. Each model has its own key features, so be sure to ask about the features of the models you’re looking at. 

Some features you might not want to live without are:

  • Strong jet power for every seat, so that all jets can run simultaneously and benefit everyone at once.
  • A built-in waterfall creates a soothing experience with a touch of elegance.
  • Underwater illumination using modern LED lighting- which is perfect for a serene nighttime soaking session. 
  • App control allows you to adjust key settings (like temperatures and energy efficiency) from your smart devices. 

Calculate Your Budget

The cost of a hot tub will vary based on the models & features you’re considering. 

Compare the features, materials, quality, and performance to determine which models are the best fit for your needs and your budget. 

You also want to check out the efficiency rating of the models you’re considering because inefficiency could be costly in the long run. Adding room in the budget up-front for extra accessories can save inefficiency costs later. For example, keeping a cover on your hot tub will keep the heat in and increase efficiency. 

Measure Your Space

Snap a few pictures and measure your selected space before you visit your dealer. 

If you come prepared with those items, you’ll be able to get an idea of which models are potential matches for your space. Keep in mind that if you have a limited amount of space to put your hot tub, it could limit the amount of features you’re able to have. 

Test the Foundation

You want to make sure you have a solid, level surface for your hot tub.

The ground or decking underneath the spa must be sturdy enough to support the weight of the filled spa and the people in it. 

Foundation options include:

  • Prefabricated pads are made of high-density plastic, making them portable and budget-friendly. 
  • Concrete is a low-maintenance, popular hot tub foundation. 
  • Paving stones come in many styles and colors, and they also add some aesthetics around your hot tub.
  • Decks can be a stylish addition to your decor as long as they are built to support the weight of the hot tub. 

Make Sure It’s Accessible

After selecting your space, try to imagine when and how you’ll be using your hot tub. 

If you plan to set it up away from your house, consider adding a non-slippery walking path. Handrails and steps will also add safety when entering and exiting your spa. 

Another factor to consider: privacy. Here are some helpful questions:

  • Is your hot tub set apart from the rest of your yard?
  • Can your neighbors see in?
  • Would moveable walls, fencing, or a private canopy be beneficial for privacy?

Why Choose Bassemier’s for My Hot Tub?

Bassemier’s carries only the best hot tub brands, like Jacuzzi and Sundance Spas.

With experienced and knowledgeable staff, Bassemier’s can help you find the perfect Jacuzzi for your unique lifestyle.

If you already own a hot tub and want to learn the best tips and tricks for maximizing your benefits, call us today!