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June 13, 2016

What You Need to Know About Buying a New Hot Tub

What You Need to Know About Buying a New Hot Tub

There are plenty of factors to consider when buying a hot tub: size, price, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of operation, to name a few. Taking the time to do the proper research and talking to experts at Purewater will ensure you make an informed decision. Here are a few things to consider during the course of your research.

Ask yourself why you want a hot tub

Perhaps you only need a small hot tub for your backyard. A place for you to sit and relax with a nice refreshing drink in hand after a long day. Or perhaps you are the entertaining type who wants to invite the whole neighbourhood over to unwind. Do you want a hot tub for hydrotherapy? Low-impact exercise? Family fun? All of the above? Think long and hard about how you want the hot tub to be used because that will direct you towards the size and model you require.

Will it be a healing tool or a recreational retreat?

If you have aching joints and muscles, having a therapeutic hot tub with multiple jets and powerful pumps might be a great long term pain management solution for you. This type of hot tub will differ from a simpler hot tub with fewer jets intended for comfort and relaxation rather than specific therapy. Knowing what your goals are ahead of time will allow you to narrow the field and shop in an educated fashion. You can also rely on the Purewater hot tub specialist to direct you to a model that will best suit your needs.

Cost and energy efficiency, are they important?

These two things go hand in hand in many parts of the house. If you put money into replacing all of your older appliances with high efficiency energy saving appliances you will see a difference on your hydro bill. The same can be said for your hot tub choice. If you invest in an energy efficient model the rewards will be seen on your monthly hydro bill. Different things affect the efficiency of a hot tub, such as the number and type of pumps, the insulation systems used, and the heat recovery systems incorporated. Be sure to ask these questions when shopping for your hot tub.

How many “extras” are you wanting to add on?

If you are the type to go above and beyond what is considered standard or “base model” then Purewater can get you acquainted with various hot tub models that have more bells and whistles. Built-in sound systems and controlled digital lighting are a few of the available upgrades designed to make your experience spectacular each and every time. But don’t worry if you’re more of an “easy does it” type, Purewater has you covered no matter what you’re looking for.

Hands on or hands off maintenance?

Some hot tubs will take a little more time and effort to maintain, while others do most of the work for you.  Ask yourself how much time and energy you are prepared to put into caring for your hot tub.  Even if you are a bit of a home handyman, investigate the service and repair departments of the dealer you choose.  A great hot tub is only great if your dealer has the parts, personnel, and expertise to service and maintain your investment properly!

A hot tub is a luxury no matter how fancy or simple you want your tub to be. Be sure to ask the right questions and go home with the perfect tub for you. Purewater is Ottawa’s favorite choice for hot tub sales and service. Check out our hot tub specials page or come visit us in store!

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