One of the most common hesitations that customers have when it comes to owning a hot tub is the price. If you fall into this category, we have good news for you: hot tubs CAN be affordable! If you take the time to explore your options, you’ll see that hot tubs come in many price ranges, even one that fits your budget.
Preowned and Refurbished Hot Tubs
Preowned or used tubs can get you a lot of bang for your buck. There are thousands of hot tubs and spas that are traded in each year, and some companies clean them up, repair any issues and resell them for a much lower cost. Not only can you land a great hot tub for less, but also you’re recycling something that would otherwise sit in the landfill. Be mindful that these hot tubs often come with limited warranties.
Don’t Get Sold on the Bells and Whistles
Built-in televisions and radios. Fiber optic lighting. Hydromassage features. The list goes on and can be quite extensive. But, be careful not to get sold on the bells and whistles because they will cost you. And, the more parts the hot tub has, the more can go wrong. If you want a spa on a budget, stick to something basic, and don’t worry so much about pump power and jets. You’ll be happy with your purchase, because at the end of the day, a warm tub of bubbly water is the biggest perk.
Financing your hot tub can be a smart solution, especially if you’re planning to use a credit card. There are many attractive financing offers with 0% down or cash back incentives. Of course, always review everything carefully, as you don’t want to end up paying too much in the end. But, if you know that you’ll be getting back tax money or a holiday bonus, financing can work in your favor. There are a number of financing companies online, or the hot tub company you go with may partner with a lender.
Leave Yourself Time
Hot tubs can be impulse buys, especially because people don’t want to wait to have them delivered and installed. But, leaving yourself time prevents buyer’s remorse. There are many hot tub companies to look at, and you may be able to work out a different price if you see something cheaper online. At Paradise Pools, we regularly work with customers that are on a strict budget, and we find spas that fit their price range and needs. We like to remind them that there are always options.