When it comes to shopping for and ultimately purchasing a hot tub, we often find that consumers have some preconceived notions that aren’t fully accurate. We’d like to take a moment to “debunk” a few of these common hot tub myths.
Let's Bust Some Myths About Hot Tubs
Myth #1: “I can’t afford a hot tub”
You might be surprised to learn that hot tubs are available at a variety of price points to fit most any budget. And since a spa can increase the value of your property, you may even qualify for a home improvement loan. Many customers are also eligible for other types of financing, so you can disperse the payments over time while enjoying the benefits of your spa.
Myth #2: “Hot tubs are difficult to maintain and costly to operate”
When the proper steps and preventative measures are taken, spas are actually quite easy to maintain. And with options like saltwater hot tubs that require fewer chemicals, it’s easier than ever to achieve and maintain healthy, balanced, crystal clear water. Here at Recreation Unlimited, we are happy to help educate you on how to properly care for and maintain your new hot tub.
And when it comes to energy costs, Cal Spas and Caldera in particular are known for their energy efficient spas that are CEC (California Energy Commission) certified, making them surprisingly cost effective to operate.
Myth: #3 “Jets: more is better”
Another common hot tub myth is that when it comes to jets, more automatically means better. In reality, quantity of jets does not ensure quality. To fully optimize your hydrotherapy experience, you must consider several factors beyond just the number of jets. These include water pressure (determined by the number of pumps and their horsepower), placement of the jets (which areas do you want to target?), and the type of water stream delivered. Different styles of jets are designed to provide unique types of massage. A hot tub specialist can help you determine the right number, type, and placement of jets.
Myth #4: “I’ll save a bunch of money if I buy a used hot tub”
Initially, this might be true. Initially. It can be tempting to see a spa listed on your local neighborhood group for “free” or almost “free” but think twice before sending that “I’ll take it!” message. Consider the cost not only to relocate the spa, but add in the site prep, electrical work, startup cost, etc. and your “free” hot tub has suddenly wracked up quite the bill. Plus, lack of manufacturer warranty means you will very likely be on the hook for any repairs that are needed.
These must all be taken into consideration when determining the actual cost of the hot tub, which may turn out to be very different from the perceived cost. Read more about purchasing used hot tubs.
A hot tub is an investment in total body wellness that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come. As such, we recommend purchasing your hot tub from a reputable dealer who will be able to help you find exactly what you need while navigating the buying process.
Questions about these hot tub myths or other things you’ve heard about spas? We’d love to chat! Contact us at (317) 773-3545 and one of our hot tub specialists will be happy to assist you.