Which Hot Tub is Right for You? Portable Inflatable Hot Tub, Used Hot Tub or Mounted Hot Tub?
So you are in the market for purchasing a hot tub. Have you compared hot tub prices and decided which is right for you? Are you willing to spend between $5000 and $19000 for a brand new continuous cast acrylic shell? Maybe you are thinking about purchasing a used hot tub for much less, around $2500, and forgoing the warranty? Perhaps you are a bit more frugile and are looking at inflatable hot tubs coming in at a price range of $600-$3500? No matter which option you decide fits your budget, you need to consider hot tub chemicals to keep your water clean and bacteria free. Also be prepared for the “minor” breakdowns (including pumps, filters, or perhaps a torn cover) that are quite frequent for hot tub owners and should be considered when choosing the right hot tub price for your budget.
About Portable Inflatable Hot Tubs:
These are a relatively new invention and are just perfect for the frugile buyer. Inflatable hot tubs are extremely light (compared to a mounted unit anyway) and can be moved easily from place to place. Portable inflatable hot tubs can also be taken camping if you feel the need. Perfect for the first time hot tub owner or anyone who wants the convenience of a portable hot tub. The inflatable hot tub price begins at $600 for a “bare bones” model that only fits two people, and the hot tub price rises to $3500 or more for the deluxe models that fit 4 or more persons. I suggest checking a number of hot tub manufacturers before purchasing any inflatable hot tub, as they can vary widely in pricing and warranties.
Ever Popular Used Hot Tubs:
If you are the adventurous type, you might try picking up a used hot tub. They can be found here and there, online and offline, but regardless of where you find one, you will be facing the same problems. These tubs do not come with a guarantee or warranty, so if anything happens you are responsable for the cost. If you have bought a used hot tub that ends up with a cracked shell you could be looking at thousands of dollars in shipping and repair bills, so I will leave it to you to decide if this is the right hot tub price for you…
Traditional Mounted Hot Tubs:
Mounted hot tubs are definitly the better of the different types of hot tubs, these types of models seat more people, you never have to look for a plug-in (after initial installation) and can be as simple as turning it on and getting in. These heavy units come at a hefty price. If you want the absolute top of the line you will need to spend close to twenty grand, uninstalled! If money is no object then you will find these to be the perfect fit with all their amenities. You can reduce the price of your new hot tub by getting rid of some of the amenities and shopping factory direct, they will pretty much customize a tub to fit your needs and the hot tub price will be much more reasonable than that of a dealer. There are however disadvantages to purchasing factory direct, they may not install your new hot tub when it is delivered, or worse yet…they may hire out the delivery and installation. This would make having repairs made a nightmare. On the other hand, dealers often change hot tub manufacturers, which could mean getting repairs in your home town next to impossible. In both instances you could end up paying thousands in repair bills, not to mention shipping costs.
Regardless of which model or price you decide is right for you, please make sure you check out lots of hot tub reviews before purchasing, this will help you choose the hot tub manufacturer that best suits your personal hot tub needs