If you’re interested in buying a hot tub, then you should probably bust some hot tub myths before you choose which hot tub is best. Each sales person has different tactics to try to get you to purchase their hot tub, but many of these are myths that you should know about to make a better informed decision. What do all the specifications mean and is more always better? These are some of the questions we will answer for you.
The higher the price, the better the quality: MYTH
Just because the price is really high, it doesn’t make that particular spa better or even the right spa for you. Consider that it may be more expensive for the accessories it comes with, which you may not need. Make sure to ask for the baseline prices of hot tubs without any special features to asses the different aspects of quality. Sometimes brands like Jacuzzi can speak for themselves with the legacy of creating the original jetted bath, and continuing to lead the industry with the newest technology.
The more jets, the better…MYTH
If your salesperson is trying to wow you with the number of jets the hot tub has, don’t get too excited. Remember quality over quantity. Sundance and Jacuzzi spas may not have more jets than some other brands, but they have patented technology on the massaging techniques different jets use. Each seat may offer a different type of massage, and the quality of these fewer jets will have you feeling better in the end. And make sure to check the placement of the jets because having them in all the right places counts too.
A hot tub that cleans itself…What? MYTH
If someone tries to tell you that their hot tub cleans itself, think again. Some modern hot tubs have technology like Ozone and UV Sanitation that helps kill bacteria during water circulation and this may be what people are referring to. Salespeople may even try to sell you on a hot tub using this reference, so fully investigate and find out what they mean. These features are great because they do help sanitize the water, but no hot tub can fully clean itself. In addition to these features, hot tubs still need a little more sanitizer, pH balance, and shock.
Hot tub covers are unnecessary as long as you clean your tub: MYTH
Hot tub covers do more than just keep debris out of your hot tub. Sure you may not acquire as much debris if you have a cover, but there are more important reasons why covers are so highly recommended. Hot tub covers insulate the spa, and by keeping the heat in you are actually saving money on your electrical bill. The spa doesn’t have to keep using energy to reheat the spa, instead the heater will only have to work a minimal amount to keep things heated.
So there you have it! Some myths have been busted so you can make a better decision about buying a hot tub. If you want to know about more hot tub myths then check in to our blog next week and read part two of this series.