When you’re investing in a hot tub, you want something that will last. It is a large expense, and it one that your family will want to be able to get the most out of. Poorly made, cheap hot tubs can last as few as 3-5 years – so while they may be less money up front, you won’t get the longevity and value out of the spa. A reliable, high-quality hot tub can last anywhere from 15-25 years, if well maintained.
There are a few things to consider when looking for a backyard hot tub or spa that lasts for many years.
Hot Tub Parts
One thing that is important to keep in mind is the parts that are used in the manufacturing of the hot tub. No matter the cost of the hot tub, the manufacturer will be looking to make a profit – which means if you are purchasing a cheap hot tub, that hot tub will be made with cheaper parts. Though this is not true for every spa, as not all budget-friendly hot tubs are very low quality and not all expensive hot tubs are high quality. However, the old saying that “you get what you pay for” tends to ring true in the case of hot tubs. You are more likely to see higher quality parts in the more expensive price range of hot tubs.
There are a number of different parts that are inside and outside of the hot tub that you should be wary of. You won’t be able to see the interior parts of the hot tub, such as the control system, filter system, pump, heater, jets, ozone generator, lighting and power service, however, you will be able to see the exterior parts. Look closely at the cabinet, trim, pedestal, pillows and fibreglass shell of the hot tub before purchasing. If these materials seem low quality, the same can likely be said for the internal parts.
Hot Tub Design
The design of the spa is also an important factor in how long this spa will last. A well-made, high-quality hot tub that is built to last will be designed in a way that allows for easy access to parts that need replacing. This reduces stress and wear, and makes for easy maintenance.
A poorly made, cheap hot tub often makes maintenance difficult and will include parts that increase stress and break frequently during repairs or part replacement. This poor spa design and construction tends to be seen in cheap hot tubs, with manufacturers who do not wish to invest in high-quality design.
Choosing a Reliable Manufacturer
One of the best ways to ensure that you are getting a high-quality hot tub is to look at the manufacturer. If you are looking at choosing a reliable hot tub manufacturer, one of the best places to start is with customer reviews. Internet reviews are often a place where many people take their complaints – so if you have found a manufacturer that has a number of positive reviews by very happy customers, you have likely found a high-quality hot tub manufacturer with a lineup of reliable spas.
At Niagara Hot Tubs, we carry high-quality hot tub brands Bullfrog Spas and Master Spas. These manufacturers create high-quality hot tubs for every budget, using high-quality parts and a design that lasts. If you are interested in seeing what makes Bullfrog Spas and Master Spas hot tubs and swim spas the best on the market, visit our showroom today.