Choosing a hot tub can be confusing. With so many models and brands to choose from, how does today’s savvy customer make sure they buy a product that will delight them for years to come?
The following 5 resources will help. In no particular order, they are:
1. Check with BISHTA
This UK body oversees the hot tub industry. All reputable hot tub companies will be members.
“BISHTA exists to promote high standards of safety, enjoyment and value, by registering suppliers of Spas, Hot Tubs, accessories and water purification products.”
For more about BISHTA, see http://www.bishta.co.uk.
2. Visit a Hot Tub Showroom
All reputable hot tub sellers in the UK have showrooms where you can experience a range of different models (something that no website, no matter how good, can give you). In addition, a showroom provides a point of contact for you after the sale, a place to top up on spa care accessories, meet other hot tub owners, and get assistance if required.
3. Chat to an experienced sales professional
Any hot tub sales professional will possess a wealth of experience in the field. They will assist you in narrowing down your choice in a friendly and well-informed manner. In fact, you can weigh the quality of the hot tub and showroom against the quality of care and personal attention the sales professional demonstrates towards you. Any sloppy, aggressive or indifferent behaviour on the part of the sales person implies that the product and / or showroom may suffer from problems that are best avoided.
4. Existing Clients & Customers
There’s nothing better than talking directly to those who have already purchased the product you’re considering. Your hot tub sales professional should supply you with contacts. The hot tub community is friendly and welcoming, and you will learn about the pros and cons of the tub from those who own and use them daily.
5. “Try before you buy”
Looking at a tub and hearing about it are fine, but there’s nothing like getting in, trying it for size and comfort, ensuring the jets deliver on their promise.
Incidentally, a great test for a hot tub showroom is simply to turn up unannounced with your costumes, and ask for a test soak. If the tubs aren’t piping hot and ready to use then and there, what does that tell you about their efficiency and insulation?
The above resources should set you on your way to making a wise, educated and above all, an enjoyable hot tub purchase.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment below.