BEAR FACTS Vol 2-2: Tips To Buying A Hot Tub

Are you in the market for a hot tub? We have put together a great list of things to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect hot tub for your home. Think of it like buying a car, Know what you want and what you don’t need also don’t forget to test drive the tubs. Most dealers will let you test soak in display models, this will give you a better idea of what you like. Here are few things to consider before getting started.


This is very important because there are a lot of hot tub manufacturers out there. However, before you go rush out and buy the cheapest spa with the most jets keep this in mind that buying a hot tub is a lot like buying a car. Hot tubs can last a very long time with proper care and also what kind you buy. Buying a really good make of car and taking care of it can last you many years, on the other hand buying a cheap car may only last you a short while. So you get what you pay for.


People buy hot tubs for a number of reasons so you want to put your priorities in order before you purchase. Jets are important if you are looking for massage therapy but remember that the more jets your have the more maintenance and replacement parts may be needed. Some people are simply looking for pure entertainment and something to relax in. Other are looking at buying a hot tub for curing back problems through massage jets. So depending on what you want more jets may not be important to you. Also remember that the more jets you have in your hot tub, the more pumps or horse power you will need causing it to use more power.

Number of Seats & Loungers

Hot tubs have grooved seats and loungers. Some tubs come without loungers so you can fit more people in at once but if you are looking to lay down and relax then getting a lounger is a must. The choice is up to you.


The size of your hot tub is very important. Here is what you want to think about:
-How much space in my yard, room or patio do I have to work with
-How many people will be using the spa
-How much it will cost to own and operate including electric and chemicals.


Hot tubs are small bodies of water and can get dirty very quickly. Ask questions about filtration, the more filtration the better. Ask what percent of the water is filtered, many spa have bypass functions, that means when you hit the jets unfiltered water circulates through the spa. 100% filtration is recommended. Look for multiple cartridges and ask about premium cartridges and how to keep them clean. Filtration is one of the key steps to crystal clear water.

If you have any questions about hot tubs or want to set up a test soak in a Hot Spring Hot Tub please call Teddy Bear Pools & Spas at 413-594-2666, We will be happy to help. To research the Hot Spring line of Hot Tubs go to spa showroom.