The Beginners Guide to Hot Tubs
Are you in the market for a hot tub, but haven’t quite done your homework?
If you’re ready to improve your life and home with a hot tub, but aren’t sure where to start, Champagne Spas can help! We’ve helped homeowners in Southern California make informed purchasing decisions throughout the hot tub buying process for more than 31 years.
From promoting relaxation to providing entertainment, there are many reasons why people invest in hot tubs. Perhaps one of the biggest incentives is the range of health benefits they provide. Before you take the hot tub plunge, why not check out our beginner’s guide to get you one step closer to owning your very first hot tub?
How Much is it Going to Cost?
It’s important to consider the purchase price of your hot tub. The pricing levels below will give you a head start.
Entry-level: $2,500 - $5,000
Value-priced: $4,000 – $8,000
Premium: $6,000 – $10,000
Luxury: $9,000 - $16,000+
While the price point may be lower for an entry-level hot tub, the better hot tubs will offer more varied sizes and configurations, have more entertainment options and more powerful jets. Once you’ve determined your budget and lifestyle needs and established an idea of what you’re looking for in a hot tub, visit your closest Champagne Spas dealership. That way you can learn about the models we carry and see the models on demonstration, explore the delivery and installation process, and speak with one of our warm and friendly experts about financing.
Where Should I Put My Hot Tub
Do you know ahead of time where you’ll be housing your hot tub? Have you checked the building codes in your area or determined whether you need to obtain a permit to install a hot tub on your property?
It’s important to consider these questions to ensure a smooth and easy hot tub installation. If you decide to install your hot tub indoors, ensure the room is well ventilated to avoid having any health or safety issues, such as mold or equipment failure.
What Features Should I Be Looking For?
The features you’re looking for will depend on how you intend to use your hot tub. Will you be using it for relaxation, hydrotherapy or pain relief? Do you plan to use it indoors or outdoors? How many seats do you need?
The answers to these questions will help to get you thinking about your unique needs. Here are some of the common hot tub features and components you should know about.
The shell of the hot tub is the basic body. It comes in many shapes, colors, and sizes. Experts recommend purchasing an interior shell with a rough surface, rather than a smooth one, to minimize the risk of slipping inside. A smaller shell can generally hold about two or three people, while a larger model can hold up to eight.
Jets create the bubbling stream of water by distributing an even combination of warm water and air throughout the tank at different points. Some jets are designed for specific medical benefits, while others are designed purely for leisure and relaxation.
They can remain stationary or be repositioned to hit certain parts of your body. Why not take a “wet test” at your local hot tub dealer to find the hot tub that suits your needs?
A hot tub filtration system has a very important job to do. Designed to filter water in your hot tub, they help keep bacteria from reaching your skin and keep air out of your pipelines. For this reason, they must be regularly cleaned. If you don't want to do a lot of maintenance on your own, consider self-cleaning hot tubs that can vacuum, filter, and skim for you.
Ask your hot tub dealer how much maintenance you'll need to put in and whether they offer maintenance packages or assistance.
Still, have more questions? We have the answers! Check out our frequently asked questions which address some of the most common concerns of first-time hot tub buyers or contact your closest Champagne Spas dealership today!