What Do I Need to Consider Before Buying a Hot Tub?

buying a hot tub - hot tub checklist

We recommend “wet testing” a hot tub before you buy one, that is, immerse yourself in a working demonstration model! Many Jacuzzi® hot tub dealers have a hot tub on site specifically for this purpose.

Check that the seats provide lumbar support, so you can recline comfortably. When sitting, the water should reach at least shoulder level. If it’s too low, you won’t get full hydrotherapy. Lean back against the pillows. Does your neck hyperextend to reach them, or does it rest perfectly? If the hot tub has a lounge seat, make sure it is deep enough. Next examine the jets. Are the jets giving you the massage you seek? If you want particular muscles massaged, check that the jets line up with them. Stay in the hot tub with the jets on for at least 15 minutes, trying different seats. Only then will know whether the seating and jet arrangement is right for you.