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February 8, 2016

5 Factors to Consider When Buying a New Hot Tub

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Are you in the market for a new hot tub? Whether you’re a seasoned spa owner who wants to upgrade to the latest model or a first-time owner ready to begin the adventure of a lifetime, you’ve got an important decision to make. We’re here to help you figure out some of the most important factors that go into buying a new hot tub:

How will you use your hot tub?

Close your eyes and picture a typical hot tub session. Are you relaxing on your own? Enjoying some quiet time with your spouse? Splashing around with your kids? Hosting a wild backyard hot tub party? How you plan to use your hot tub will determine which model you should buy. For example if you plan to relax on your own, a small hot tub will do. If you want to entertain, then you’ll want to buy a spa suited to six people or more – otherwise people will have to wait their turns.

How much does therapy matter?

You can find cheaper hot tubs on the market, often with a single pump and a handful of oddly-placed jets.  If you are looking to relax this may be all you need!  On the other hand, if you are looking for specific therapy, to relieve sore muscles or stress, a more therapeutic spa may be a better choice.  Multiple pump systems give you the option of more powerful and more targeted therapy, allowing multiple users to precisely tailor their hot tub experience.  Features like Artesian’s patented Direct Flow system allow even greater individual control.

What about the jets?

The jets are arguably the most attractive feature in jets. You can buy spas with a handful of jets, or dozens. Jets can be a simple water stream, or they can have jetting options with swirls, rhythmic pulses, oscillating streams, and more. Each option creates a different sensation that you won’t understand unless you try it out first, and remember to be sure there is enough pump power to support the jets you choose.

Do you care about energy efficiency?

One underrated factor when it comes to buying a new hot tub is energy efficiency. Generally speaking, spending less on the tub means spending more over time on the cost of operation.  You don’t want to throw money down the drain trying to heat up an inefficient, poorly insulated hot tub. Quality hot tubs are well-insulated and have an efficient plumbing design behind the scenes. They will incorporate energy efficient pumps, heaters, and control systems to ensure your long term cost of ownership is at a minimum.  Finally, you’ll want to invest in a winter-worthy hot tub cover to insulate and protect the spa.

Do you want extra features?

From choosing the perfect shell colour to opting for an ultra-high-tech control system, lighting, or integrated audio, extra features take your hot tub experience to the next level. Come talk to us about adding special features to complete your hot tub sensory experience.

For all your hot tub shopping needs, come into the Purewater store, with over a dozen models on display! Our friendly and knowledge staff would be happy to talk through your options and help you find the right hot tub to suit your needs.