The internet is now an ideal place to find companies that are able to offer you competently priced hot tubs due to their overheads being a lot less as many of them do not have showrooms.
The internet can be a perfect place to purchase the instead of from a hot tub dealer's showroom, but be careful with internet hot tub retailers as they might not be genuine, they could be selling poor quality hot tubs or not be around in the future to support you with warranty problems or spare parts like filters. The best way to find a genuine and reliable hot tub dealer is to see if they are part of BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association), this is a hot tub association that makes sure all hot tub dealers are keeping to the correct laws and make sure they are providing customers with safe information as well as good service to their customers.
With regards to hot tubs, there are many companies out there trying to get you to buy their tubs with prices ranging for £1,000 up to £15,000 and the price you pay does affect the quality of the product slightly, as the more expensive ones will be a lot larger tub as well as having additional accessories like, TV, and sound systems built in.
Many people would love a sound system in the hot tub as well as TV but many can not afford these luxuries and therefore are looking for cheap hot tubs. Cheap hot tubs do not mean they are poor quality, they will just not have all the luxury extra items with them.
A big expensive of a hot tub is the time and cost of manufacturing the actual hot tub shell, many of these are make from acrylic and fiberglass, but there are now a new and much cheaper way of manufacturing a hot tub shell by using rotational molding, this is a much quicker process and therefore being down the manufacturing costs of hot tubs, therefore manufacturers can sell cheap hot tubs. Even though these hot tubs are cheap they still use the same quality parts as the expensive manufactures put in their hot tubs.
When comparing hot tubs it is recommended to ask the dealer what the name of the parts manufactured as there are only a few manufactures of good quality hot tubs parts. If they are able to tell you what parts are in the hot tub they should be good quality and a reliable hot tub parts manufacturer. If the dealer does not know the name of what parts are used in their hot tub or it's a name you have not heard of, it is best to keep clear of their particular tubs.
So if you see a hot tub with the same parts in the tub but with a different price tag it just means that the dealer is making more money usually.
Some hot tubs can seem like they are very cheap to purchase but it's always recommended to find out what the running costs are as it's better to get a well insulated hot tub with more efficient parts which will save you money in the long run. It is also worth inquiring on what type of insulation they have as some cheap hot tubs will have none, and therefore cost more to run but some other cheap hot tubs are well insulated and will be cheaper to run.
A perfect opportunity to pick up a hot tub bargain is during the sales. Many hot tub dealers will have a Hot tub sale at the end of the year and also a Hot tub sale beginning of the year; this is to clear old models before the new stock arrives,
Winter is the perfect time to purchase a hot tub as most people prefer using the hot tub when the weather is cold outside and the hot tub is all warm and bubbling so why not pick up a hot tub sale in winter and then hope for snow so you can relax in the hot tub with snow all around you.
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