Hot Tub Covers and Hot Tub Buyers Guide

The decision to buy a hot tub is a big one. Choosing the right one can seem overwhelming with all the options and combinations available. Hot tub covers are also a big part of the process. This article will help give you a baseline understanding of what to consider when purchasing your hot tub or spa.


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Size, Space & Location

Where you want to position your hot tub or spa is one of the first questions you should ask yourself. This will play a key role in determining what type of hot tub will fit your needs. Ensure you measure the area you are wanting to place your spa before moving forward in the buying process. It will eliminate a lot of headaches.


Hot tubs come in several different shapes and types. Once of most important things to consider when making your purchase is the material it is being made of. The primary materials utilized in todays market is acrylic shell, roto-mold and vinyl. Acrylic are the more durable while vinyl is the most inexpensive. Make certain you do your research and understand your options.

Seating Occupancy

If you frequently entertain, make room for a larger full-featured spa. You wouldn’t want guests to take turns in your new hot tub, and likely won’t be disappointed with the generous seating arrangement.

A couple or a single person that will be using the spa for its therapeutic purposes could be satisfied with a 2-3 person tub, especially if space is limited. Keep in mind an extra seat or two is nice for more room to stretch out and enjoy more variety in seating.


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This is a category that many tend to think of from the wrong angle. More jets do not always mean more massage power. The jets of a hot tub need to be positioned well and kept to the perfect amount to ensure they are not working against each other. Often spas are overloaded with jets and require more power to run.

Hot Tub Covers

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Hot tub covers are not an option; they are a necessity. The best hot tub cover protects your investment from the elements while also saving you money. Quality spa covers can save you hundreds of dollars a year.

Electrical Hook Up

There are two types of outlets which can power your hot tub, 120 or 240 volt. For a hot tub you anticipate moving utilizing a connection that allows the use of 120 volt outlet is best. However, 240 volt electric outlets provide more power and are more efficient. Adding the right hot tub covers will also impact your efficiency.

Hope you found this information helpful and are excited about moving forward with your purchase.

Good Luck,

The Products Preview Team.

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Hi, I am Robert Cooper. Owner and operator of Products Preview. I have been involved in the hot tub industry for over 20 years. In my 20 years I have seen it all and heard it all. That is why I started Products Preview and am committed to ensuring that customers have the knowledge they need when making a hot tub related purchase.

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