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What to Look for When Buying a Hot Tub

Posted by Watson's on Oct 16, 2020 9:11:06 AM

When looking for a hot tub at Watson’s, it is important to know exactly what you are looking for. It can take time to find the perfect hot tub as they vary in size, features, and price. 

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Hot Tub 


It’s important to take into consideration how many people will be using your hot tub. You might want it to be a place where you can unwind and escape or maybe you want it to be a place where friends and family come and spend time together. This will help you decide how many seats you will need to have. 


Size and Width

The number of seats in the hot tub coincides directly with the dimensions. During your hot tub purchase decision-making process, knowing the length and width of the hot tub is essential. Don’t forget to consider the height as well. If you are taller and your tub is short, you will not be able to immerse yourself in the tub. Make sure to look into the dimensions of the hot tub before making a purchase.



When thinking about the amount of jets, it’s important to take into consideration that the positioning and design of the jets are more important than the amount of jets. When you have more jets, you will need more pressure in the pumps. You will experience a better hydro-massage experience when the jets are in the correct placement. Taking into account the pressure of the pumps is important when you want your jets to help relieve pain and improve your health. 



At Watson’s, we offer low and high voltage heaters that heat the water to your ideal temperature. Consider how often you are going to use your hot tub as the less powerful heaters will work more and harder while the high voltage heaters take more energy to run than a low-voltage spa. However, high voltage heaters won’t take as long to warm up to your ideal temperature. 

Types of Hot Tubs

Bench Style Spas

Our bench-style spa is a popular choice for at-home spa owners because it provides space to sit back and relax.

Lounge Style Spas

The lounge-style spa was designed to have lots of space to lean back and stretch out. Recline in our lounge spas for the ultimate relaxation.

Plug-n-Play Spas

These spas require almost no installation and can be plugged in and used almost immediately. Whether big or small, this spa works for almost any space!


Portable vs. In-Ground Hot Tubs

Portable hot tubs are more popular because they cost less and their installation process is much more simple. They are made from fiberglass, polyethylene, or acrylic and they sit above the ground. There are no construction permits required for portable hot tubs. In-ground hot tubs are made from stone, concrete, or tile and are often built into a patio. 

Topics: Spas and Hot Tubs - Supplies and Equipment

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