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Choosing the Best Hot Tub for the Money

December 27, 2019

Everyone wants to get the most for their money when making a big purchase. When purchasing a hot tub, there are a variety of things you should consider ensuring that you get the most bang for your buck.

Finding the best value hot tub will save you money while still providing you with the therapeutic and enjoyable benefits of a hot tub for years to come.

Choose Your Hot Tub Features Wisely

Hot Tub at SunsetThe first and most important thing to consider when shopping for a hot tub is to determine which features are must-haves and which ones you can do without. The more features your hot tub has, the higher the price tag will be upfront. Deciding which features you want and which you can live without will help you save money on your purchase.

Common hot tub features to consider include:

Water Features

A hot tub is a great place to relax and can be made even more tranquil with a waterfall feature. When choosing your hot tub, check to see if the water features are considered standard options or if they will require an upgrade fee.


Relaxing and powerful jets are a popular feature for a hot tub. If you are looking for a therapeutic hot tub, then it is essential to find a brand that allows you to customize the jets to concentrate on specific muscles. If your hot tub serves more for entertaining guests, then you can opt to spend less on the jets and more on other features such as audio or colors.


In most cases, when choosing a hot tub, you can select the colors of the exterior cabinets and the interior shell. Be sure to check and see if this is a standard option or a premium option that requires an upgrade fee.

By choosing your colors, you can match your tub to suit the colors of your home and your landscape. If you are not concerned about the hot tub’s design, you can choose from the standard colors for the cabinets and shells.


Unless you are placing your hot tub next to your deck or patio for easy access, steps will be a vital feature to have.  This will allow for easier access to the spa.  Accessibility of all four sides of your spa is especially important when your hot tub needs serviced.  If the spa is not easily accessible, it could result in additional fees.


Music is a great way to relax or to get the party started. Having an audio system built-in to your hot tub can help to enhance your time spent, whether it be relaxing or entertaining friends. With an audio system, you can connect your phone to your hot tub via Bluetooth to play your upbeat party playlist or your collection of relaxing tunes.

In most cases, audio systems are optional, so you can save yourself some money if you choose not to have one.

Covers and Cover Lifters

G2 Legend HardcoverA good cover is essential to maintain your hot tub efficiency. It also helps to keep your children safe and to keep your water clean. Since covers are very commonly used, there are a variety of ways to help you remove the cover when you want to use your hot tub.

An advanced lift system will require no physical effort to remove the cover. If you can remove the cover yourself, you can get a simpler and cheaper cover lift to make the job a bit easier.

Purchase a Quality Product

A cheap upfront cost for a hot tub may end up costing you in the long run if you skimp on quality. Like with any leisure product or appliance, they will cost money to maintain, but if you choose a hot tub with low-quality features and cheap parts, you may end up spending more money in the long run.

To ensure you get the best value over time for your hot tub, it is crucial to look for:

Energy Efficiency- Be sure to find a hot tub that has an advanced plumbing design and good insulation. This will help your hot tub reach the ideal temperature efficiently and stay hot without causing your utility bills to skyrocket.  A hot tub with perimeter insulation is recommended and is not only efficient but easily serviceable.

Quality Parts- Avoid wood or metal hot tub frames because they can rot or rust when the weather gets bad. It is also essential to read reviews of different spas to make sure their electrical components, spa pumps, and other parts perform to your standards.

Water Care System- Without a quality water care system, you will end up spending more money on chemicals and extra time cleaning your spa. It is essential to look for a hot tub that has a simple water care system. This will help you save time and money on keeping your water clean.  Young’s Hot Tubs offers a very low cost and healthier alternative to chemicals.

High-Quality Hot Tubs and Swim Spas

At Young’s Hot Tub Sales and Service Center, we provide our clients with top-quality hot tubs and swim spas to ensure they get the most for their money. To learn more about our large selection of hot tubs, contact us today!