How to Choose the Right Hot Tub

Posted on August 9, 2021

Imagine coming home after a long day of work and being able to hop in a relaxing hot tub, feeling the jets work their magic on your back. That’s the life right there. But how do you know which hot tub to select with so many options to choose from? We’re here to make it a little less stressful for you to choose a hot tub, so you can get right to relaxing in your own backyard getaway.

Here are our tips on choosing a hot tub that’s right for you.

What’s the Right Size for Your Hot Tub?

Much like people, hot tubs come in all different shapes and sizes. Hot tubs come in a range of models from two-person tubs to large seven-person spas, so you’ll first need to figure out how many people will be using the hot tub regularly.

To determine that, you can ask yourself these questions:

  • How many people are in your family?
  • Do you envision having friends over for a soak?
  • Will you primarily use it for private relaxation before bed?

Figuring out how and who will use the hot tub will help you settle on the right size.

What Features Are You Looking For?

Hot tubs come with a wide range of features, including design options, different jet systems, water features and more. For example, smaller jets provide a targeted massage to relieve pressure points, and bigger jets relieve larger muscles while giving a deep tissue massage, so consider what benefits you want out of your hot tub. It’s important to figure out which features and benefits are most important to you.

Make sure you ask your dedicated advisor at Energysavers the following questions when trying to choose a hot tub:

  • What kind of technology features are available for this hot tub?
  • How many jets does this hot tub have and how were they designed and arranged?
  • Is this hot tub compatible with a saltwater system?

Choose a Hot Tub That Is Energy Efficiency

Nobody wants a hot tub that’s going to drive up your energy costs. This is especially true in New England where we need more energy to keep hot tubs going during the long, cold winters. To find an energy-efficient hot tub, look for brands that offer unique insulation and equipment options to reduce energy loss and improve energy efficiency. This can help reduce your energy costs and is easier on the environment. To help estimate your potential energy usage, try out Hot Spring Spa’s unique energy calculator tool.

Make sure you ask your dedicated advisor at Energysavers the following questions when trying to choose a hot tub:

  • What is the average annual energy usage for this model hot tub in our area?
  • What kind of insulation does this hot tub have?
  • Is this hot tub designed for use in cold weather climates?

How Much Do You Want to Spend?

Budget is always a top concern for prospective hot tub buyers, and for good reason. Buying a hot tub is an investment. If you’re on a budget, keep in mind that a cheaper hot tub can cost more in the long run. It may satisfy your budget in the short term, but lower cost and result in lower quality, which means you’ll end up spending more on energy costs and repairs. When choosing a hot tub that will provide you with the most value over time, consider factors such a frequency of fillings, maintenance, quality, and energy efficiency.

Make sure you ask your dedicated advisor at Energysavers the following questions when trying to choose the right hot tub:

  • Which model offers the best value for my money?
  • What are my feature options, and how would that affect the price?
  • How does this price compare to similarly-sized hot tubs with similar features?

Not sure what you want in a hot tub? Don’t worry! Our Dedicated Advisors can guide you through choosing a hot tub at our showroom!

About Energysavers, Inc. 

Founded over 40 years ago, Energysavers is family-owned and operated out of Meredith, NH. We are proud to provide quality, dependable pellet stoves, wood stoves, fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas, outdoor grills, and more. Visit the store room and choose from the many models and sizes we have in stock and receive the best price and quality service. Call us today at (603) 279-7961 to visit our store or schedule a home inspection.

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