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If you want to learn about Jacuzzi hot tubs you've come to the right place. The Jacuzzi hot tub blog is a one stop shop for everything you need to know before, during and after you have purchased your Jacuzzi hot tub. Browse our recent posts below to see what's new.

The History of Hydromassage

The soothing power of water has been appreciated for thousands of years, from the relaxing heat of geothermal springs to the calming sound of a waterfall or bubbling brook. However, it took an innovative family and a challenging health problem to launch the modern hot tub industry.

Hydromassage Pioneers

The Jacuzzi brothers immigrated to California from Italy in the early 1900s and were inventors from the start. Their passion for creation led to their first success: the first enclosed cabin monoplane, which was used by the U.S. postal service. Next came an ingenious water pump that transformed agriculture. Fortune seemed to be smiling on the family. But in the 1940s, debilitating rheumatoid arthritis struck the 15-month-old son of Candido Jacuzzi. Searching for relief for his small son, he redesigned the agricultural pump to work at home in the bathtub. The concept of an at-home spa was novel and extremely popular. A legendary company was born.

Wonderful Whirlpools

That first pump is now known as the Jacuzzi® J-300™ pump, and it was the beginning of a revolution in water therapy. Demand for the pump continued to grow, and in 1956 the Jacuzzi company was officially formed. However, the portable pump was just the beginning. In 1968, Roy Jacuzzi created the first self-contained hydrotherapy tub, and the whirlpool bath business boomed. Incorporating the first-ever built-in jets, “The Roman” personal whirlpool provided an unparalleled experience of relaxation and massage.

A Cultural Phenomenon

The Jacuzzi family had hit on a big idea, and they pushed it even further. With the inclusion of heating and filtration systems and the creation of larger tubs, the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub as we know it today was created. In the 1970s, the first family-sized tub was introduced, and in the ‘80s the hot tub moved outside alongside the pool and patio, becoming a backyard sensation. However, Jacuzzi never forgot its beginnings changing the health of a child.

Latest Innovations

Today, the Jacuzzi® Brand remains at the forefront of hydromassage as a health and wellness benefit. Exclusive PowerPro® jets are designed to swirl and spiral, bubble and more, along with jets for volume and jets for precision. The ergonomically designed RX Jet Lounge Seat delivers a fully adjustable experience, while the PowerPro® Therapy Seat provides personalized massage from head to toe. As research into the benefits of water massage grows, the Jacuzzi® Brand will continue to develop cutting-edge products. 

Learn more about the history of Jacuzzi.

4 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Hot Tub Installation

You’ve chosen your ideal Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and are anticipating its arrival, but are you sure you have everything in order? From researching hot tub installation costs to the rules and regulations of your HOA and county, there’s plenty to navigate before setting up the latest addition to your household. Read through our helpful tips to ensure a smooth setup and a well-functioning spa:

Obtain the Necessary Permits

Work with your dealership to determine whether any permits are required to install your hot tub. Most cities and counties require authorization for exterior electrical circuits and for construction, for example, if you are building a gazebo or an addition to house your hot tub. Check with your HOA, if you’re part of one, as they may require their own permits. They may also have other requirements, such as placing it in a certain location.

Decide on a Foundation

While the dealership will handle all the details of installing your hot tub, choosing the foundation upon which your hot tub will reside is a choice that only you can make. You’ll want a foundation that supports your hot tub, ensures proper drainage when it rains or snows, and, of course, looks good!

If you’re installing your hot tub on an existing deck or patio, make sure that space is strong enough to hold the weight of the hot tub, the water, and the people who will use it. On solid ground, such as in your backyard, the hot tub should be elevated on a 100 percent level foundation. Gravel is an inexpensive material that makes a great base; concrete, while more expensive, will last a long time and does not require much maintenance.

Choose the Perfect Location

Ensure you’ve taken into account the great outdoors and Mother Nature’s whims. Placing the hot tub in the middle of your backyard might be nice in the spring, but in the summer, you and your guests may get too hot without shade. Conversely, during the colder months you’ll probably want to get inside quickly after a dip in your hot tub.  Positioning it near a changing room or door leading inside in wintry areas—or under a patio cover or gazebo in sunny climates—can make a big difference in how you enjoy your spa. Consider adding a walkway and perimeter path to avoid tracking debris from the yard into your hot tub, and remember to leave room for maintenance and entertaining.

Consider the Electrical Requirements

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are built to operate at different power and usage levels, so their electrical requirements vary by model. To ensure you enjoy full functionality of your new spa, consult with your dealership. They can help you coordinate with an electrician when you purchase your hot tub so that by installation day, you will be ready to go.

The team at your Jacuzzi® dealership can help you with hot tub installation ideas, from choosing the best setting and foundation to planning the details of your delivery day. A little planning ahead will ensure you enjoy the maximum health and relaxation benefits of your hot tub.

Here’s a handy installation checklist to keep on your fridge when you get closer to the day your new spa arrives.

Jacuzzi Dealer Q&A: Denise Orwat, New England Spas

Get to know your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealers and gain a little practical information on what you can expect when shopping for your hot tub with our dealer spotlight series.

For our latest installment, we spoke with Denise Orwat at New England Spas, which has three locations in Massachusetts and is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year:

Q: Tell me a little about New England Spas and what drew you to the hot tub industry.

Denise Orwat (DO): The owner of New England Hot Tubs (circa 1985) had been in the high-end home improvement business years earlier. The evolution began with energy-related products like solar hot water, solid fuel products, and energy-efficient window shades! He must have like the idea of staying in hot water!

I personally got into the industry when my best friend asked me if I could come and help her company sell hot tubs at their booth at The Big E State Fair in West Springfield. I ended up really enjoying selling hot tubs! The product itself is a blast to sell! After a few years of part-time employment, the dealer asked me to come on full time, and I said sure. The rest is history—I’ve been in the industry 19 years, and with New England Spas for 13 years.

Q: What is that special thing about your dealership that brings customers in and keeps them coming back?

DO: We have a very strong, positive reputation and history. We also have a great Web presence and a very solid referral base, as well as lots of repeat spa purchase business. By virtue of being as old as we are, we have customers that are coming back to us for their second or third hot tubs! We also employ very knowledgeable and fun people and we are open seven days a week.

Q:  Why do you encourage customers to come into a dealership to purchase a hot tub?

DO: We want them to see the product live and get their hands in front of those wonderful jets! We have several dry models folks can sit in to see if the hot tub they are considering is a good fit based on their height. We might even be able to get them to test soak one while they visit! You cannot do this if you are purchasing from a big box store or an online-only retailer.

Q: Are you selling the J-500™ Collection?

DO: We have it on the showroom floor, and we’ve sold a few already. People are absolutely mind-blown when they see it. It’s really a beautiful hot tub. It’s so sleek and is just a stunning product, very state-of-the-art. There’s nothing else out there like it.

Q: What are the questions you hear most frequently at your dealership?

DO: The top question is price. Other than that, we primarily get installation and maintenance questions. How soon can we get our spa? How is it delivered? What do I need for power, and what’s the maintenance like? Where should I put this thing?

Q: Is there something you do to help with installation or maintenance?

DO: Yes! First, we spend a lot of time in the beginning asking the right questions. Post sale, each customer fills out a sheet describing their delivery situation, which generates conversation as to the details of their backyard. Our delivery crews are fantastic, and they can look at those notes and decide on how to best deliver the hot tub. We also have an incredible electrician we’ve been recommending for years—he’s done thousands of our installs. He not only wires the tub, but also makes sure it’s running before he leaves.

We also email customers a pre-delivery guide. They really have one-stop shopping at our dealership, and we want them to leave happy.

For customers who prefer a “hands-off” approach to ownership, we offer valet services. They can purchase a pre-set package of services such as weekly visits for water care or simply draining/cleaning and refilling the spa a few times per year.

Q: Are you noticing any trends? Do you have any predictions as far as what you think will be the next big thing?

DO: Hmmm….the next big thing? I’m hesitant to make predictions, because I’ve been in this business a long time! I can tell you that the average consumer is starting to buy bigger ticket spas and buy the extras like Bluetooth Music or surround systems to enhance the look of the hot tub in the backyard.

We are seeing more and more folks purchasing hot tubs for the therapeutic aspect it provides.This is how we want our customer to view our spas, so we’re pleased with what’s happening right now.

About Denise Orwat



Denise has been helping people find the perfect hot tub for their homes for 19 years. Thirteen of those years have been with New England Spas, the Northeast’s premier Jacuzzi dealer with locations in Natick, Norwell and Auburn.

New England Spas is familiar with the Jacuzzi brand and heritage—having been a displaying dealer as early as 2004.  A vintage 1950s working-Jacuzzi bath pump is on display in the Auburn showroom! New England Spas has also been a consistent recipient of customer service awards from both Jacuzzi and Sundance Spas for over 25 years.


Head west from New England Spas and read about another dealer, Jay Gavin, to learn about hot tubs in warmer climates.

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy After Soaks

Soaking in a hot tub is a wonderful, healthy thing to do for your body, especially when you take good care of your skin. Here are a few tips to keep your epidermis fresh and happy while you use your hot tub.

1. Shower Off Afterward

Use warm water and soap to wash away any lingering chlorine or other chemicals. Don’t use hot water, which can strip away some of the natural protection the outer surface of the skin provides and leave you vulnerable to irritants and dryness.

2. Pat Dry, Don’t Rub

Make this a part of your skin care routine when you emerge from your hot tub—be gentle to your skin by patting it dry instead of rubbing, which can pull and irritate. Find towels that are made of a nonabrasive material like bamboo yarn or Egyptian cotton, which are extremely soft, yet durable and absorbent.

3. Moisturize

Apply a lush moisturizer to your skin after showering off, as damp skin is more absorbent and the lotion will lock in the moisture from the shower. Shea butter and cocoa butter are good choices for natural skin care, or choose a lotion enhanced with AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids).

4. Check Your Water Quality

Make sure your chlorine and pH levels are within standards recommended for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub to ensure your skin is protected. Consider using a spa water conditioner, which can help stabilize the pH, soften the water, and provide extra moisture to leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Some conditioners even deliver a fresh fragrance to turn your hot tub into a true spa experience.

5. Stick to Safe Limits

As an overall rule, don’t soak too long in your spa. Take a break after 20 minutes, and always remember to drink water. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

With a few simple tips, you can keep your skin feeling fresh and healthy after relaxing in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Can your hot tub help detox your body for summer? Read this article to find out.

Model Comparison: 4–5 Seaters

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs feature several 4–5 seaters, one of which may be perfect for your home. Small enough for a private soak, but large enough for a party, these hot tubs are the perfect size for everyday use or a special occasion. Compare the hot tubs below to find your perfect match.

J-465™ Hot Tub

The largest model on our list, this 5-person hot tub is perfect for someone seeking lounge seating.

  • Elegant styling of the distinct raised-back profile incorporates next-generation design
  • RX Jet Lounge seat that offers a sizable, spinning, high-performance hydromassage on the muscles in your back, , legs and feet
  • FX-12 Therapy Seat provides full back coverage with spiraling jets for an unrivaled deep tissue massage
  • Contains more premium jets, including spiraling pressure point PX Jets, and the LED-lit bubbling IX Jet
  • CLEARRAY®, plus 5 stages of water filtration, achieves the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time
  • Dual back-lit waterfalls, pillows, and cup holders deliver ambiance and comfort as well as make it easier to get in and out of your hot tub at night
  • Status indicator makes it easy for you to monitor your hot tub
  • Dimensions: 88” x 88” x 39–43” 

J-425™ Hot Tub

Another option from our J-400™ Collection, this spa offers a compact design with a spacious feel.

  • Also features the distinct raised-back profile
  • Premium jets including spinning RX Jets for more back coverage and IX Jets that fuse light and air bubbles for ambiance
  • CLEARRAY® system, plus 5 stages of water filtration, achieves the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time
  • WaterColour™ waterfall and glowing cup holders and pillows add to the stylish design as well as add to ease of entry
  • Status indicator light provides quick and accessible updates
  • Dimensions: 76” x 87” x 34”

 J-325™ Hot Tub

The J-325™ is perfect for smaller spaces while still providing Jacuzzi® Hot Tub’s top-of-the-line hydromassage and design features.

  • PowerPro® Therapy Seat offers superior Swedish-style massage with exclusive jets, including FX-L mid-back deep tissue jets and jets for the feet
  • Ergonomically designed seats are comfortable for hydromassage, lounging, or chatting with friends and family
  • CLEARRAY®, plus 4 stages of water filtration, provides clean water quickly
  • Water Rainbow® waterfall looks gracefully stylish and sounds soothing
  • Dimensions: 76” x 84” x 34”

If you’re also looking to compare costs, 4-person hot tub prices can vary based on the options you choose. All of our spas have complementary shell and cabinet colors, as well as additional add-ons available. Visit our 4–5 person hot tub page and download the free brochure to learn more. Your local Jacuzzi® dealer can help you with your hot tub price comparison, in-store testing, and financing.

J-500™ Collection: Unique Design Elements

The newest addition to our selection of hot tubs at Jacuzzi® is the J-500™ Hot Tub Collection, which seamlessly melds style and function. The sleek lines and industry-leading features define home luxury, creating an opulent spa experience. Beyond the visual impact of the ultra-modern design, our J-500™ Hot Tubs include a wealth of comfort and connectivity options. Here are the most unique elements in the J-500™ Collection.


The Curvalux™ exterior makes its first appearance in this collection, with gorgeous lines that draw the eye and an exterior style that mirrors high-end outdoor furniture. The elevated silhouette is complemented by integrated fiber-optic architectural lighting and a ProTouch™ glass control panel in vivid color, providing a lush custom look. The J-500™ Collection delivers a stylish interior as well, with seating on several levels, multi-color illuminated waterfalls, and underwater lighting. You can tailor the J-500™ Collection even further by choosing from shell, skirting, and cover options to suit your personal style and décor.


The J-500™ Collection is our most technologically advanced collection to date in addition to our most luxurious. All J-500™ Hot Tubs come standard with the ProTouch™ control panel, delivering sleek touchscreen controls and full Bluetooth® audio connectivity. With the ProLink™ smartphone app, you can monitor and even heat up your hot tub remotely. Enjoy a targeted full-body hydromassage with the widest variety of PowerPro® Jets and more premium jets for your neck, wrists, legs, and feet—and even a brand new jet for your hips.


J-500™ Hot Tubs have the fastest, most convenient cleaning system, ensuring your water stays sparkling clean with five-stage water treatment, our proprietary CLEARRAY® UV-C system, and a quick drain system. Use the ProLink™ app to set cleaning reminders or easily connect with a local dealer for maintenance or questions.

Backing up all this style, innovation, and convenience is the reliability of the trusted Jacuzzi® brand. The enduring quality and craftsmanship of our hot tub products are reflected in the construction of our newest collection, with engineering innovation that lasts. Watch this video to see just how special the breakthrough J-500™ Hot Tub design really is. You can also visit your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealership to learn more.

Hot Tub Maintenance 103: Keeping Water Clean

There’s nothing better at the end of the day than sinking into your hot tub and letting everything else melt away. While the buoyancy, heat, and circulation do a lot to soothe aching muscles and ease stress, relaxation actually starts with this first basic step: crystal clear water.

For the latest blog in our  hot tub maintenance series, we’ll provide you with helpful tips on water care to ensure your soaks always begin at their best:


Balance is key when maintaining the harmony of your home spa. Test your water with a kit or strips at least once a week to gauge total alkalinity and pH. The results will determine whether you need to use our Spa pH Up or Spa Alkalinity Down products to balance the levels in your tub.


Keeping your water pure begins with keeping it sanitized. Chlorine and bromide, used properly, will leave your tub smelling and looking fresh. Our CLEARRAY® UV-C uses ultraviolet technology to help reduce the need for these hot tub chemicals and maximize the efficiency of your water treatments.


Proper upkeep can extend the life of your equipment and the cleanliness of your hot tub. Make sure to clean your filters once a month. Our Filter Flosser filter cleaner and filter debris bags simplify the process and are easy to use.


Replacing failed or struggling spa equipment helps to keep your unit in good working order. Maintenance is easy and affordable, which saves you money in the long run in addition to ensuring a safe, hygienic environment for your family.


Draining and refilling your hot tub every few months will make it easier to balance PH, keep your filters clear, and minimize the use of sanitizers. Refreshing your water has the added benefit of allowing you to wash your home spa shell, so the whole tub is shining and spotless.


A spa cover will guard your investment against weathering by the sun or rain. It also helps to keep your water clean, bright, and sanitary. Maintaining your cover is as important as maintaining your hot tub, so be sure to scrub and rinse it to keep it in top condition.

Visit our Water and Hot Tub Care page to learn more about our products and water treatment systems, so your family can enjoy a clean, sparkling soak every day.

You can also view our previous blogs on Hot Tub Maintenance 101 and 102!

Can Hydrotherapy Help Arthritis?

Hot tubs and spas can help you cope with the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation recommends warm water therapy, and research confirms its benefits.

What is hydrotherapy? It’s the use of warm water to treat health conditions and ailments, such as arthritis. Hot tubs and spas provide a type of hydrotherapy that is more effective than simply soaking in a warm bath, but not all tubs are created equal. Here are three ways Jacuzzi® hydromassage helps arthritis sufferers:

  1. Patented PowerPro® Jets with full adjustability allow you to change the intensity of the hydromassage for sensitive joints and muscles.
  2. We design low-profile hot tubs and spas – as low as 32- and 34-inches in height—that make it easy to get in and out of, such as the J-425™ Hot Tub and the J-315™ model. You can also add non-slip steps with handrails if you want to more aid getting in and out of your spa.
  3. Our seating is engineered to comfortably support the body in a variety of positions, from full-lounge seats to bench seating that allows you to sit upright. Many uprights seats feature leg and foot jets for targeted hydromassage.

With Jacuzzi® Brand hydrotherapy, three elements—heat, buoyancy and massage—join forces to provide a therapeutic experience. Heat stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and joints to help reduce inflammation and pain. Buoyancy, which lifts the effects of gravity on the body, takes the pressure off joints and offers support that makes it easier to move. Water massage loosens tightness and helps soothe the discomfort caused by arthritis.

To quote an article in Arthritis Today, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation, “Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and low back pain.” Hydrotherapy can also help you stay active, sleep better and fight depression—important benefits for many of us, including arthritis sufferers.

For more information about how a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can help improve your health and wellbeing, download our free brochure.

5 Ways to Use Your Hot Tub With a Workout

Aquatic workouts are a fun, low impact option to increase fitness without straining your body. This is great news for those with joint pain, sports injuries, or anyone who wants to combine therapeutic exercises with the soothing heat and buoyancy of water. What’s more, your home spa can serve double duty as your warm up and post-workout relaxation space. Provided you have permission from your doctor, try out some of the water-based moves below the next time you head for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Leg and Hip Lifts

Strengthening your legs and hips can help to improve balance, add support to your back muscles, and decrease the risk of injury. Stand up in your spa, using the walls or lip of the hot tub for support, and extend your leg outward and to the side. Loosen up your hips by bringing your knees up one at a time, as close to your chest as you can, then lower and extend them behind you. Repeat each exercise in sets of 3, with 10 to 15 repetitions to start, building in number and frequency as you grow stronger.

Arm Circles and Light Weights

Define and tone your arms by holding them down by your side, then curling upward from the elbow. You can also extend your arms straight outward – one or both at a time, depending on the size of your tub – and work them in circles to build your shoulder and triceps muscles. Do this empty-handed or with light weights. As with the leg lifts, perform these exercises in sets of 3 with 10 to 15 repetitions, until you’re comfortable doing more.


Add an aerobic, cardio-focused component to your hot tub workout with bicycle kicks. Sit in the spa with your legs toward the center, hold the edge of the seat with both hands, and elevate your legs, keeping them in the water. Make a pedaling motion as if you’re riding a bicycle. Pedal for 30 seconds, alternating speeds for a better workout, then take a break and repeat as desired. Get in the rhythm by using your wireless spa stereo system to set the mood with music or your own custom playlist.


Warm water loosens up your muscles, making your hot tub the perfect place to stretch pre- or post-workout. After soaking for a few minutes, perform quad and hamstring stretches for your legs, as well as bicep and shoulder stretches for your upper body.

As always, stay hydrated while you’re in the spa—drink lots of water. Make sure to pay attention to your body during your hot tub workout and exit the water if you ever feel light-headed. You can also read more about simple exercises to do in your hot tub.

Top 5 Articles About Hydrotherapy

Jacuzzi has popularized the ancient practice of water massage therapy for a new age. Whether you currently own a hot tub or are just in the market for one, there’s lot to learn about hydrotherapy, hydromassage, and the vast benefits of both. To help you with your research, we have assembled five of our most popular articles about hydrotherapy:

1. Understanding Hydrotherapy and Hydromassage

You’ll hear about how your new spa will provide hydrotherapy benefits and the ultimate hydromassage, but what exactly does that mean? Check out our cheat sheet for comprehending these popular terms.

2. How Hydrotherapy Can Help You Beat the Blues

The combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage that you experience in a Jacuzzi truly is hydro “therapy.” Here’s how a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub session can affect your mood in positive ways.

3. Baby Boomers Embrace Hydrotherapy Spa Benefits

A hydrotherapy spa is viewed as a ready means of relaxing, relieving stress, and opening lines of communication, according to 35-65 year old focus group respondents.

4. Stay Loose: Hot Tub Massage and Chronic Lower Back Pain

The research on hydrotherapeutic massage is convincing—hot tub jets may be a good tactic for relieving lower back pain relief. This article explains more.

5. Relaxation and Other Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydromassage stimulates muscles, healing and soothing soreness, which also helps to ease pain surrounding joints. Read this post to learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy and hydromassage.

Be sure to follow our blog for more articles on hydrotherapy and the latest hot tub industry news. You can also stop by your local Jacuzzi dealer to ask questions and wet test floor models.

Easy DIY Projects to Complement Your Hot Tub

Create an at-home spa getaway for a restful staycation, without spending a ton of money at a brand-name store. Making a well-designed space that blends function and form is easier than you think. All you need is a hot tub and some vision.

1. Light and Fragrance

Start off with the easy stuff. Add ambience and fragrance to your soaks by placing candles or lanterns around your hot tub. Stringing lights along a pergola or fence can add charm, while also increasing visibility at night. Plants like citronella grass, lemon balm, rosemary, and lavender will act as natural aromatherapy, and will keep mosquitos away.

2. Privacy
Create separation of space with artful touches, like placing simple wooden fence posts around your tub and hang sheer fabric around the structure, creating the feeling of a personal sanctuary.

3. Seating

Get used dining room chairs from a thrift store (perhaps mismatched), saw off the legs, and attach the remainder of the chair (seat and backing) to a tree stump to create unique, outdoorsy seating.

4. Storage

Cover an aluminum tub with wood and a small tablecloth to provide an eating or drinking surface, with more space to keep pillows and towels. That way, you won’t have to abandon your guests to trek back into the house or search through your linen closet. Decorate and use plastic sand pails as receptacles for everything from silverware to wet bathing suits.

5. Steps and Walkways

Get some bright paint colors and decorate the steps leading to your hot tub. This is also a fun project to do with your kids—each child could paint a different area of the steps. Another idea is to use cut, treated lumber rounds or install large rocks to create natural steps for getting in and out. Practical, efficient solar lights and whimsical glow-in-the-dark paint will illuminate your path after the sun sets without adding to your energy bill.

Visit the Jacuzzi Pinterest page for more DIY ideas, or read this article about “Best Pinterest Ideas for Hot Tub Accessories.”

6 Tips for Buying a Used Hot Tub

While buying a brand-new hot tub is ideal, a well-maintained used model can provide a great alternative that will ease you into ownership. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a used hot tub that will suit your lifestyle.

1. Determine the Size You’ll Need

A cozy 2-3 person hot tub may sound great for date nights or solo soaking, but if you have a larger family or do a lot of backyard entertaining, you might want to consider something more spacious. Surprisingly, more seats may only equate to a one- to two-foot larger footprint.

2. Establish a Budget (And Don’t Break It)
Know what you can spend, so you are better prepared when researching which styles and options you can afford. This will also help you narrow your focus, so you’re not overwhelmed with search results. To get the best value for your budget, you may need to strike a balance between the features you want and the price point you prefer.

3. Thoroughly Test Your Options
Even if the hot tub looks great on first sight, examine it closely for signs of wear and weathering. Make sure the pumps, lights, seals, and thermostat are all functioning. Check for leaks. Ensure that the unit was stored and covered appropriately. Request a service report from the seller and check it for any major issues that will cost you more time and money in the future. Also, be sure to ask if the spa is under warranty and if that warranty is transferrable.

4. Don’t Buy on Impulse
As much as you want to be in the warm, soothing water immediately, make sure you pick the best option for your lifestyle. Test a few models, and be patient as you consider the benefits of each.

5. Prep for Installation

If you’ve never owned a home spa before, planning for the installation is important and can even be fun. Survey your backyard or home to pick out the ideal spot for a hot tub, measuring to make sure it will fit nicely and has a solid foundation. Check your electrical system to ensure it meets the requirements. Learn more in this pre-installation checklist.

6. Keep It Clean

Finally, once you’ve gotten your choice home, clean it thoroughly and replace all filters if necessary. If you don’t already have one, be sure to purchase a spa cover to protect your investment. Then put on some music, fix yourself a drink, and enjoy that first dip in your brand new (used) hot tub.

Visit our website to learn more about Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models and download our free brochure for information that can help you decide on the ideal size, style, and layout for your family.

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