• When To Buy A Hot Tub For Spring

    When To Buy A Hot Tub For Spring

    For a lot of Canadians, the winter months can mean nothing but snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. With your yard under a foot of fresh powder, thinking about installing a hot tub might not seem like something that really makes sense.

    “Waiting for spring”, is the response that we hear most often from prospective hot tub buyers this time of year.

    “When the snow melts I’ll start looking”. 

    While we agree this might not be a bad plan, particularly if you are in a colder climate, the one thing it doesn’t take into consideration is the manufacturing and delivery time required for a new hot tub to make it into your backyard.

    At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, as well as any other major spa manufacturer, you’ll likely find the option to purchase a pre-built or floor model. However, the majority of customers end up looking through the options and finishes available, and decide on a customer build that perfectly aligns with their needs and budget.

    Manufacturing A Hot Tub Takes Time, So Plan Ahead! 

    Manufacturing a hot tub takes time, and depending on the location of your home, delivery can also add an additional week or two to the process. This is why, before you decide on holding off until warmer weather, you should start looking for a hot tub that will be ready in time for you to enjoy this spring.

    Even if you purchase now, you can request an installation date that works for your climate. That’s why making a decision a few months ahead of time is the best way to ensure you’ll have a hot tub exactly when you want it.

  • How To Choose The Perfect Hot Tub For You

    How To Choose The Perfect Hot Tub For You

    One of the most common questions asked when we meet first-time buyers is how to narrow down the options available and really find the perfect hot tub just for them.


    Below are the three questions we recommend considering as you start out on your hot tub buying journey.

    What’s My Budget?

    This might sound like a no-brainer, but when you are assessing your budget, look not only at up-front cost, but consider the expected lifespan and operational costs. When you go super low budget, from an unknown manufacturer, you’re most likely looking at a no-frills, short term experience. Hot tubs at or below a price point of $5,000 CAD are most often so poorly insulated and constructed you’ll end up paying far more in the long run to operate them. Also factor in any added costs from installation, and accessory products that are included in the cost.

    What Size Works In My Space?

    Before you enter a showroom or start looking at models online, measure out the space where you intend to place your hot tub. Most square or rectangular models have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet. Keep in mind, you will need an added space of 1 to 2 feet around at least two sides of the hot tub to allow for maintenance.

    If you are planning on using your hot tub for yourself and your spouse, a smaller 2-4 person capacity will be perfect. If you are a family of five and are looking for something you and your kids can enjoy together socially, look for a hot tub that fits more. If you have small children, finding a model with a cool-down seat is important as it allows smaller bodies to safely perch higher above the water.

    What Do You Want Most From Your Hot Tub?

    Are you looking for a place for friends? Or is it deep tissue hydrotherapy you’re after? There’s plenty of models that offer all of these benefits, but when you’re looking at how to maximize your investment, it’s smart to weigh your expectations and prioritize which benefits are most important to you.

    If you are looking for a place for entertaining large groups, go for size and seating. If you are looking for more advanced jetting and massage seating, then look at options that have more horsepower and ergonomic molding.

    This will also help you determine whether enhancements like a built-in sound system or a lounger seat are really something you will get use of.

    First Time Buyer’s Tip

    When you’re comparing your budget to the models available, we recommend that you make a list of “must haves” vs. “nice to haves”. These lists will help you understand the available options in the price range with your “must” amenities.

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