Shopping for a new hot tub is one of the most exciting feelings you can have, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. With so many different models, features, and accessories to choose from, many of our customers don’t even know what questions they should be asking.
While an experienced local dealer will walk you through the entire process and answer questions you didn’t even think to ask, you can’t always guarantee that’s what you’ll get. With that said, do not pull the trigger on a brand-new hot tub without first asking your dealer the following five questions.
1. How easy is it to operate this spa’s controls and adjust them to my personal settings?
There’s really no point in having a top-of-the-line hot tub if you don’t know how to operate it. If you like a particular model, ask the dealer if they can show you how to use the control panel. This is by far the best way to know how easy and intuitive it will be for you to explore your options and input your preferred settings each time you step into the soothing waters.
2. Does this spa offer customizable hydrotherapy that will target my specific physical needs?
If one of the primary reasons you’re buying a hot tub is for the hydrotherapy it will provide, don’t be afraid to let your dealer know that information upfront. While most modern hot tubs offer massaging jets, only certain models give you the jet options you need for a truly personalized therapy session. Your dealer can point you toward that perfect hot tub to provide relief for your sore back, aching shoulders, or overworked hamstrings.
3. What kind of cleaning and maintenance is required for this hot tub?
Depending on the hot tub you’re considering, the amount of regular upkeep required can range from easily doable to somewhat time intensive. For instance, a larger spa with tons of jets will be more difficult to clean and maintain than one that is smaller and has fewer jets. It’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into before you make a purchase, and whether or not you want to consider budgeting for professional help.
4. What accessories or upgrades would you suggest to make the most of this spa?
A good hot tub dealer should be able to help you customize your entire spa experience from the ground up. This could mean an entertainment system and jet configuration upgrade or optional accessories that range from spa steps and towel bars to cover lifts and gazebos. The possibilities are endless, so be sure to get their professional opinion while you have them.
5. What kind of warranty is offered for this model?
The best hot tubs are always made with the highest-quality components and craftsmanship. In fact, the length of warranty a manufacturer is willing to offer really says a lot about the hot tub you’re getting. With that said, different parts of the spa can be covered under different warranties, so ask your dealer to clearly spell out for you how everything is covered.
The experts at Cal Spas of Minnesota are ready to help
Now that you know what questions to ask, it’s time to visit a showroom near you. Cal Spas of Minnesota has two convenient Twin Cities locations and our hot tub experts are ready to answer all of these questions and more to help you find the spa of your dreams.