Go Forth and Shop

Go Forth and Shop

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Go Forth and Shop

Although looking for a hot tub can be confusing at times, you can make the process less complicated by narrowing down your search criteria to the above five areas. By finding a retailer you trust and walking in armed with this knowledge, you can surely find the hot tub of your dreams.

The Hidden Costs of Hot Tubs
There are two hidden costs to buying a hot tub that most retailers won’t discuss— installation and electrical hook-ups. It is vital that you understand the costs of these two expenses.

 

Installation
In general, you should budget between $500 and $1,500, depending on where you are going to place your hot tub and whether you will be using a concrete pad, deck or patio stones to support it. When deciding where to install the hot tub, consider the following questions:

  1. Will the location provide you and your guests with enough privacy?
  2. Does the location provide the proper support for the hot tub?
  3. Will it be easy for the retailer to deliver the hot tub?
  4. Can the hot tub be easily serviced if something goes wrong?
  5. Is there a place nearby to put a hard cover when it is removed?
  6. What view will bathers have when sitting in this location?
  7. Does the location make is easy to get in and out of the hot tub?
  8. Is the hot tub close enough to an electrical source to ensure an easy hook up?