Looking for a portable hot tub or portable swim spa? Well in today’s digital age the first place to start is online. However, when it comes to hot tubs and swim spas it can be a risky proposition. Hot tub and swim spas are large purchase, typically in excess of $4000 and purchasing sight unseen can be a troubling decision even if the online research and reviews suggest it may be a “good deal”. There is a lot to consider when purchasing a hot tub or swim spa and pulling the trigger without some amount of hands on research is not recommended. The peace of mind from visiting retail hot tub stores and dealerships is second to none because so many of the nuances of a quality hot tub can be seen, experienced, and explained by an experienced sales professional. Aside from hot tub quality characteristics there is fit, comfort, and performance (wet test) which cannot be vetted online. Furthermore, the local customer service and support that is provided by local hot tub dealer is unmatched by any online retailer. Bottom line, the local dealer that sells you the product will typically stand behind their product, support the manufacturers parts and labor warranty and will make your ownership experience much more enjoyable.
It is still highly recommended to do some research online before visiting your local hot tub dealers so that you can get an understanding of what to look for and key considerations before purchasing a hot tub. Our buyer’s guide pages discuss these topics in elaborate detail and can give potential buyers the knowledge and understanding needed to make an informed purchasing decision from a local dealer. Once you do your online research the it’s off to Google to search for some local dealers. One of the best search terms which Google typically pre-populates in the search box when you start typing in “hot tubs” is the phrase “hot tubs near me”. This a great way to start identifying local dealers and also to look at dealer reviews. Hot Tub Insider also has a robust dealer directory that will help you find all of the local dealers within a 15 mile radius of your zip code.
Use these helpful tips and make a purchase that is not only sure to give you daily therapeutic enjoyment but will make for an overall excellent ownership experience.