There are a multitude of reasons to purchase a hot tub. Depending on why you and your family want to buy a hot tub, you may not care to wait for the “best time” of year or for some promotion to come around. Some of the most common reasons folks buy a hot tub include health and fitness, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, chronic aches and pains, or simply the desire to relax and bond with loved ones. If you’re buying a Hot Spring spa for these reasons, the best time to buy a hot tub is probably now.
When are the best deals?
The truth is there is not a single, best time of year to buy a hot tub. The closest thing to it would be around summer/fall when many hot tub dealers begin to refresh their inventories with new models and sell old models for less. Depending on where you live and what dealers are in your area, fall may or may not offer the best deals of the year.
Instead, look for specials, blowouts, and national campaigns around the holidays.
If you’re in East Texas, stop by one of our locations in Tyler or Longview. Regardless of the time of the year, we’ll make sure you get the best deal possible!
Your Local Hot Tub Dealer
The benefits of purchasing from a private seller are extremely minimal. You may save a few bucks, but you’ll probably be getting a lot of headaches. The risks are significant. What you may save in pennies in buying a used hot tub or even a discount tub online, you will likely spend in transportation, installation, lack of service and lack of warranty. A second-hand hot tub from a private seller can appear to be in perfect condition, but there’s no telling about its interior condition.
Purchasing from an established dealership like East Texas Spa is your best bet at ensuring your money goes towards a valuable investment. Our team will be able to communicate the finest details of each model, from shell type to technological features. You’ll enjoy an invaluable warranty that will come in handy, should anything go wrong.
Research Features, Accessories and Options
While ‘building’ your dream hot tub isn’t as simple or as mouthwatering of an experience as building a sub sandwich, for example, it is –in a way– possible. While you’re researching hot tubs online, make a list of must-have features. Then make a list of features you’re flexible on. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to shop for the Hot Spring model that meets your criteria.
Consider the most important specs first:
Size. Buyers with large families and tons of friends will benefit from owning a spa that accommodates all that love. Conversely, single people or athletes shopping for therapy reasons may seek out a small tub.
Jets. Gone are the days of one-dimensional jets. We’ve got rotating heads, directional nozzles, pulsators, multi-massage jets, ozones… you name it. Find out what you like.
Pump(s). Vital for maintaining the flow of water through the jets, a strong and well-built pump is necessary for long-term hydrotherapy.
Water Care Systems. Years ago, chlorine was the number one choice for keeping pool and spa water clean. While chlorine is a powerful antimicrobial and antifungal agent, it’s irritating to the human eye. Today, saltwater systems are hugely popular. The choice is yours.
When you’re finished with the basics, move on to the fun stuff:
Lighting. LED lights add atmosphere to your hot tub space and ensure the safety of everyone in the tub.
Waterfalls and Fountains. Waterfront property is expensive, not only for the view, but the sounds. Choose a hot tub from the Hot Spring collection, which come standard with water features, and you might just forget about living by the ocean.
Entertainment System. Your hot tub can be a place to watch your favorite shows and listen to music. A wireless audio system with Bluetooth® technology, and a 22” HD wireless, HDMI-enabled monitor will make your spa the place to hang out every night.
Lastly, consider the accessories:
Cover Lifter. It’s very important to protect your hot tub with a cover, but truthfully, all covers are a bit heavy. A cover lifter will make it easy to open and close your hot tub easily.
Steps. Most hot tubs are about 3’ tall. For some, they’re difficult to get in and out of. The good news is, you can buy the figurative stairway to heaven by purchasing a set of weather-resistant, slip-resistant spa steps.
Handrail. Hot tub handrails are made to swing into the hot tub and lock into place when the cover is off, and swing back out when you’re finished soaking. They can make enjoying your hot tub with parents or small children much easier.
Spa Side Umbrella. Soaking in the shade can mean the difference between overheating and not. Umbrellas are also great for those concerned about UV radiation.
After you’ve made a decision on your must-have features, come talk to us or your local dealer if you’re outside of East Texas. Or, if you’re not sure what your needs or wants might be in your hot tub, come talk to us too — we can guide you!