This is hard work. It is also a labor of love. The more time you put into shopping for your new hot tub the more you will be certain that you selected the right one. You cannot and should not rush into a buying decision on a hot tub. Remember, even if you wanted a new hot tub today you still need to have an electrician come to your home and set up the power and possibly the concrete guy to come make a pad for you – these could take weeks. If you are hot-to-trot get the ball rolling by getting the pre-work done so everything will be ready when the tub arrives.
By the way, if you are just starting out, you started in the right place – here! You will want to simply expose yourself to as many tubs, retailers and manufacturers as you can. Get comfortable with their terminology and relative prices.
When you become overwhelmed with all of the information you are taking in come back and visit our forum. The folks in there will be delighted to help you with specific questions.
We recommend going with a trusted brand of spa that has an authorized dealer near your home. The risks of paying a few hundred dollars less for a less reputable brand or a distant dealer could mean a lot of headaches in the future.
The next few pages will give you the details you should look for.