Which Spa is Best?
What's the Best Hot Tub?
Common questions....yet, a better question should be "Which spa is best for me?" The answer for the corrected question is not easy. A professional spa sales person and yourself should decide the best spa for you. You should prepare yourself with direct questions regarding several areas of concern. A few of these are;
- Local Service Availability
- Experience / Time in the Industry
- Reputation in your area
- Efficiency of Operation (in YOUR area or with YOUR kWh rating in an area with similar annual weather conditions)
- Warranties and Who honors those Warranties
- Time of Manufacturing Spas in this Business (are they going to be around for a while?)
- Delivery (access requirements and set-up)
- Electrical requirements
- Cover (durability and style (tapered?) as well as snow load).
The obvious parts of a spa purchase would be;
- Comfort in Seating and Jet Placement
- Wet Test if at all possible. This is NOT conclusive since most of us would test a spa after a long day. I could put you in a bathtub filled with warm water and you may think it's great at the end of a normal stress filled day. Most time spent in a spa is without the jets turned on. If you can stay in the seats and they FIT, you are probably on the right track toward a wise decision.
- Value and Budget** (can I afford this spa?)
The accessories that tend to be most beneficial are;
- A floating soft cover, installed under the hard cover
- Ozone generators (to reduce chemical usage)
- Foot well jets (a worthwhile distraction allowing lasting effects from back jets)
- Whirlpool jet to create a true "whirlpool" (proven therapy)
- Neck and shoulder jets
**Value is the (1) price + (2) quality + (3) service. Always shop for value. If you have to flex on one of the three, make it price. You should not sacrifice either quality or service