How Much Should I Spend on a Hot Tub?
No matter which way you look at it, Hot Tubs are a major investment. They require thought, planning and research to make sure you get the right one for you, at the right price. So, what should you think about when deciding how much to spend on a Hot Tub?
Set a Budget – And Stick to It
Do some research here. Look at your finances and decide how much you can realistically spend. Many reputable companies offer 0% Finance over 3-5 years which could be an option – if you can afford it.
Another Hot Tub cost that should be called into consideration is ongoing costs – how much it costs to run, any repairs, maintenance, chemicals and services. Hot Tubs have different running costs depending on features you add on as well as the quality of the spa itself, so is worth bearing in mind.
Decide Your Dream Features – and be Willing to Compromise
Your Hot Tub will become your little slice of luxury heaven – if you’re planning on investing, why not get everything you want on it?
Do you want full-foam insulation, to keep running costs minimal? What about a luxury 24” waterfall for an unparalleled shoulder massage? What about seating, do you want all seats or a lounger for full relaxation?
Adding on extra features will of course come at an extra cost. If your dream model won’t fit in with your budget, be prepared to drop or swap out some features.
Cheap Hot Tubs are currently flooding the market, usually imported from China and are of sub-par quality. Unfortunately, these spas appear to be all-singing all-dancing, with every feature imaginable for under £5,000. These may seem like a great deal on paper but will usually cost you more than the Hot Tub is worth in running costs, repairs, and eventually disposal.
We are huge advocates of the Coast Spas brand, for their incredible build quality, warranties and running/maintenance costs. While you may invest more up-front, you will save more in ongoing costs while enjoying your spa for years to come.
Pay for the Warranty
This is more important than features – so if you’re deciding between extra jets or a longer warranty, go for the warranty! This ensures you can relax knowing that your Hot Tub is covered.
You also want to research the company to see how long they have been operating – make sure they’ve been around long enough that they’re likely to be able to honour the warranty should anything happen!
If you cannot get the features and warranties you’re looking for in your budget, it may be a good idea to look at pre-owned or ex-display Hot Tubs. Showrooms are always rotating stock, and we run a buy-back scheme so there is always a discounted deal! To see the ex-display and pre-owned deals we currently have, check out hottuboffers.com!
Buying a Hot Tub is something that needs a lot of research and thought about your situation – no two Hot Tub customers are the same! If you know ahead of time what you are looking for in what budget, you can start your exciting Hot Tub shopping adventure to find your dream model!
Award Leisure have showrooms in Staffordshire, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Lincoln, London and Cheshire. They all have a large range of Hot Tubs on display and expert staff on hand to answer any questions and help you find your Hot Tub. Get in touch with us to book an appointment or Download a Brochure!