It’s a tough decision to purchase a spa, and with so many options available, it can be hard to know which is the best one for you. With our guide, we hope to help you make this important decision, whether it be your first or next spa purchase.
What top tips for purchasing a spa will we look at?
- Consider the size of the spa you want to purchase.
- Look for a spa that has many features like jets, massage seats, and lighting.
- Read reviews about different spas before making your decision.
- Find out what kind of warranty is offered with the spa you are considering buying.
- Get quotes from various suppliers in your area before deciding on one.
- Be sure to ask questions about anything you don’t understand or aren’t sure about when speaking to a supplier.
1. Consider the size of the spa you want to purchase
When purchasing a spa, it is essential to consider the size of the one that you would like. In addition, you need to decide whether or not you want an indoor or outdoor model and how much space is available for such a large item. Some considerations may include:
- How many people do you expect to use the spa on a regular basis?
- Do you plan on having a garden or decor around the spa area?
- Do you want the spa undercover?
- Will you build a deck around the spa?
- How much space do you need in the spa area so that you can build a barrier and gate that adheres to safety standards?
Read more about Spa safety compliance in our article.
2. Look for a spa that has many features like jets, massage seats, and lighting
One of the top tips when purchasing a spa is to look for one that has many features. Some of these can include massage seats, different types of jets (such as side or corner), lights underwater – all depending on your preferences. If you have a specific feature in mind, it is important to look at the spas that have these features and whether or not it’s a non-negotiable feature for you.
One of the primary reasons people purchase a spa is for the purpose of relaxation. So, comfort is an important consideration when shopping around. You can’t relax if you’re stuck sitting in an uncomfortable position, so sit in the spa to test out the seating angles, cushioning and armrests.
Would it bother you if a jet was constantly splashing water near your face or poking into your back? While you’re sitting in the spa testing the comfort, take note of the jet positioning too. If you want to play it safe, choose a spa with adjustable jets so no matter who’s in the spa, they can adjust it to their preference.
Much like the advice we have for the jets, the type of massage will usually come down to personal preference. Choosing a spa with a variety of pressure and pattern options is your best bet.
3. Read reviews about different spas before making your decision
Don’t just take the salesperson’ word for it. When it comes to knowing whether a spa is any good, there’s nothing like the honest reviews of customers who have experienced the product first-hand. When purchasing a spa, read reviews from customers who have previously bought and used this item. By reading testimonials, you will get an idea of what other people think about the spa, which will help you in your decision-making.
4. Find out what kind of warranty is offered with the spa you are considering buying
It’s important to find out if there is a warranty on offer when purchasing a new spa. If one isn’t offered, try to ensure that it can be purchased as an add-on product. Even Spas with the best reviews can have problems, so it is essential to have a warranty in place to make sure you’re covered.
5. Get quotes from various suppliers in your area before deciding on one
When purchasing a spa, it’s important to get quotes from a variety of retailers. Look at the different spas available for purchase to ensure you’re getting the best price possible. If more than one supplier offers similar products and prices, it’s a good idea to compare and contrast these different quotes to get the best deal. In some cases, suppliers may offer to price-match or beat a competitor’s price. So, it’s often worth the effort for you.
6. Be sure to ask questions about anything you don’t understand or aren’t confident about when speaking to a supplier
A final top tip for purchasing a spa is making sure that you ask any questions that may be on your mind, even if they seem silly. The supplier should be able to answer any questions you have, and if they are unable to, this may be a sign that the purchase is not right for you.
Be sure to ask plenty of questions before purchasing. Whether it’s about the spa itself or how much it costs to replace parts – know what your options are beforehand, so there aren’t any surprises.
Final quick tips when purchasing a spa
- Research the manufacturer and ensure they are a reputable brand.
- Ensure you have a thorough understanding of the maintenance requirements for owning a spa.
- Know the current safety standards and regulations for owning a spa and how to register your spa.
- Consider installation; who will do it, how they will do it and how much it will cost.
- Get clear on your budget and non-negotiables before you embark on your spa hunt.
Spas are an excellent investment for any home, and with the tips above, you should be able to find one that is perfect for your needs. Remember to do plenty of research before deciding on which spa will best meet your needs. If you have found and installed the right match but need guidance on ensuring your spa barrier and gate meet safety standards, book a pre-compliance assessment with us so you can safely enjoy your new spa.