What's the best hot tub or spa?
Where are the honest hot tub reviews and spa ratings?
Why hasn't Consumer Reports come out with a hot tub or spa rating guide?
Where are the spa reviews and hot tub ratings?
It's all so confusing shopping for a hot tub or spa, shopping for a used car is easier!"
Having been in the hot tub and spa industry since 1982, I've been involved with everything from service and repair, to wholesale and retail sales, to manufacturing. Some might say
I've seen it all...but I do keep seeing new stuff, and spas are ever changing. If you're looking to buy a hot tub or spa (a good assumption as to why you're here), the insight and information
presented here should be of great help.
People frequently ask, "What's the best hot tub?" Unfortunately, due to so many different aspects, the most important of which is personal preference, there is no
definitive answer to this. The question really needs to be, "What's the best spa, for me and what will I be most happy with". The two most important aspects one
should consider are;
- Comfort in the Spa:
No matter how good or high a quality the spa may
be, if you're not comfortable in it you wont be happy with it. The main reason most people
get a hot tub is for relaxation and enjoyment. This is a bit difficult to accomplish in a
spa that's not comfortable to be in. The only real way to tell the comfort of a spa is to
test it with water in it. Wet test! What may feel comfortable, or even
uncomfortable dry, will feel completely different full of water with the effects of
- Dealer Trust and integrity:
The dealer you get a spa from can be as
important or even more important that the manufacturer of the spa. It's the dealer that
will have the best advise of care, and the dealer that will be providing timely service
and taking care of warranty issues. The longer a dealers been in business the more likely
they will go the extra mile to keep their customers happy. The length of time a dealer has
carried a particular brand of spa can also be of importance. Sticking with the same brand
for a long time can generally indicate a great satisfaction with that brand and the level
of support provided by the manufacturer.
The three sections of this site, which are directly accessible from the top right menu, are the Buyers Guide,
the Hot Tub Ratings section, and a plethora of Miscellaneous paraphernalia.