At RnR Hot Tubs and Spas, we love showing off the latest spa models to avid hot tubbers who have been enjoying the benefits of owning a hot tub for years. But there’s something extra special about helping someone find their very first hot tub. There are so many considerations that it can be difficult to narrow down what’s important and which features your family will benefit from most. We’re hoping this blog will help move you in the right direction!
Where’s the Tub Going?
One of the first questions you need to ask yourself is where the the tub is going. Hot tubs can be placed outdoors or in your home, but they’ll need a solid, flat, level foundation to rest on. Poured concrete, tile, or a wood deck are all good options, but avoid paving stones and bumpy grass. If the tub is going to live outdoors, you’ll also want to ensure it can survive the Calgary winter. For an indoor tub, your considerations are quite different. You won’t need to worry so much about how sturdy it is, but you will want it small enough to actually fit through your front door and down the hall. Just deciding where the tub will go should help narrow your options. Remember that your spa needs electricity and water.
How Popular Are You?
If you didn’t have a ton of friends before, you’re about to make a splash in the social scene! There’s nothing like owning a hot tub to make you a ton of friends quick. But in all seriousness, it’s a good idea to know how many people will be using your hot tub at a time. If you’re a family of five, a hot tub that seats three isn’t going to serve your family very long, and even if you’re a young couple, you’ll probably want enough room for two or three friends to join you. Consider the future when you decide how large your spa should be.
What’s the Hot Tub For?
Even if you’re the world’s greatest misanthrope, you may still want a large tub if you’re planning on doing hot tub yoga or other forms of spa fitness. A tub for relaxing by yourself is going to be very different from a tub ideal for a teen spa party. Keep in mind how long you’re planning on using your tub, and choose one that will serve you now and when your preschooler is entering high school.
Choose the Right Dealer!
In order to stick to your budget, you may be considering a number of new, used, and refurbished hot tubs. Regardless of which way you go, we do recommend buying from a reputable dealer for several reasons. First, a dealer like RnR that’s been around for years will still be around when something inevitably needs a tune up. You’ll also be offered a warranty that you can trust will be honoured. Second, a dealer can offer you expert advice on which tub is best suited for your needs and let you wet test several options. A wet test, when you come into RnR with your swimsuit to actually try a spa first hand, is a vital part of choosing the right hot tub for you.
When it comes to choosing the right hot tub and dealer, here are a couple tips. Make sure they can give you a reference and connect you with some happy customers. You’ll be able to get a good impression of the business from a consumer’s view by talking to some customers. Make sure they respect you and the importance of taking time to make the best decision. Finally, make sure you can get your wet test! If you’re feeling ready to buy your first hot tub and to start seeing what the right spa on the market for you, come into RnR Hot Tubs today! We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right tub for you.