It’s sometimes difficult to justify doing something nice for yourself. Do you really need this item? Will you get enough use out of it to make up for the cost? While having a personal hot tub may seem like a splurge, you won’t regret being able to soak and relax whenever you want. Hot tub owners have less stress and more fun, but the health benefits of Sundance® Spas are worth the price alone. The good news is you don’t have to overspend on your new hot tub. You can have all that warmth and luxury at a reasonable price.
Here’s how you can keep your hot tub purchase affordable.
- Buy the right size hot tub: To accommodate just a few people, a smaller hot tub may be the perfect size.
- Keep installation costs down: The closer your hot tub is to your home, the less labor will be required.
- Decide which extra features are must-haves: Which bells and whistles will you truly love and use?
Buy the Right Size Hot Tub
It’s tempting to go with that large, seven-person hot tub. If you entertain often, this certainly should be a great option for you. After all, the more the merrier, right? The question is, though, do you have a large family, or do you throw a ton of parties? If not, you may not get a ton of use out of that big guy.
In many cases, you can get away with a smaller, three- to four-person hot tub. You’ll get everything you want and need with a much lower price tag that way. Particularly for couples or smaller families, a smaller hot tub is not only sufficient to hold the necessary user capacity, but it also keeps operating costs down. You’ll spend less energy running your hot tub, which is nice when you want some savings.
Keep Installation Costs Down
The installation costs of your hot tub should definitely be considered when you’re budgeting for your purchase. Where you install it has a big impact on the overall price of installation. For example, setting it up in your backyard in an open space requires a lot more labor. Electrical wiring will need to be run further out to reach the panel on the tub. Digging may need to happen to accommodate the electrical wires. Installing your hot tub closer to the house requires less labor.
If you install the hot tub closer to the house, you can save a lot on installation costs. If you’ve already got a deck or patio area near your home, you can really keep installation costs down.
Decide Which Extra Features are Must-Haves
There are a lot of bells and whistles that you can add on to your hot tub purchase. LCD screens, built-in audio, cold storage, drink trays, and aromatherapy are all amazing features. While a decked-out spa is ideal, don’t feel like you need to get all of the extras up front. Decide which hot tub features you absolutely love and will get a lot of use out of. Then, decide which ones can be delayed to keep your new backyard retreat within your budget.
Have you been dreaming of having the luxury of soothing soaks and massaging jets at your disposal every day? If so, it’s time to seriously consider taking the dive into hot tub ownership. Give our team at A-Quality Pools a call to find how our Sundance spas can transform your home life. Our experts are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have about purchasing your new spa in the Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, and Grapevine areas.