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Thinking of buying a Hot Tub?

Just a little FYI for all consumers who are planning on purchasing a hot tub.

There are some questions you should be asking to insure your hot tub experience is the best it can be.

The number one concern should be – Is there a dealer in my area I can purchase from? We strongly suggest you look for a reputable and dependable local dealer such as Backyard Delights.

Purchasing off the internet may save you a few $$ but remember a spa is not like a shirt. It is not easily returnable and should you require a warranty call. Who will fix it and when? Often internet Hot Tubs do not include full delivery and setup.

Once you have selected a local Hot Tub dealer, get to know their products and their ability to service your spa in the long run. Know how long have they been in business. Where can actually see the hot tub you are looking to purchase.

Now you need to decide what you are looking for in a spa. How are you going to use your hot tub, just to relax at the end of the day, hydro therapy, or is this for a rental cabin. Do you need just hot water and jets or do you want all the bells and whistles? Is the electric already there and is it 220v or 110v? Do you need assistance if getting the power installed?

Is price the driving factor? Be sure to ask what is included in the advertised price. Does it include the cover, steps, chemicals? Are you going to want a cover lifter? Is the spa delivery and set up included in the price.

What is the warranty on the Hot Tub? And who will service it if it is required?

Be sure to measure your space before you shop. No sense falling in love with a hot tub that won’t fit on your deck! If possible take pictures of your deck so your dealer can see what the install is going to entail. At Backyard Delights we include delivery on most hot tubs in the local surrounding area. There are a select few installs that may require a crane charge.

The components (controllers, pumps, jets) for most hot tubs are made by a few select companies. The major manufactures such as Balboa, Gecko, and United, are installed in most high end spas. However some manufactures build their own controllers and parts can only be purchased from an authorized dealer. This can be expensive when repairs are required after the warranty is up. Know what you are buying and how accessible replacement parts will be should if your dealer goes out of business.

Hot Tubs are perfect for hydrotherapy. Bear in mind that the number of seats in a hot tub is not only about how many people can fit in the hot tub, but how many different areas of the body the jets can massage. Look at the different jet configurations in each seat and pick the right combination for your aches and pains.

We hope this will be helpful in your search for a Hot Tub. We look forward to seeing you.