You’ve made the decision. You’re ready to live the hot tub lifestyle. Now comes the hard part: Choosing the hot tub that’s right for you. There are many things to mull over from aesthetics to price. Here are the top factors to consider before you start shopping to help you find the best hot tub for your lifestyle.


Before you begin browsing, it’s important to come up with a realistic budget. It should include your ideal price — the amount that you’re hoping to spend — and your absolute maximum price. This higher amount will give you a little bit of wiggle room if you’re unable to find a spa to your liking at the lower figure.

Once you have your budget set, stick to it. This will help you to focus on what you need in a hot tub rather than on fancier options that might be outside your price range.


Aside from cost, the amount of space you have to work with will be one of the main deciding factors on the spa you purchase. If your yard is small or you have a particular area where the hot tub must go, the spa you purchase needs to work in that space. Cramming a large unit into an awkward space will not only look bad, it could make the hot tub hard to enter and exit.

To ensure you choose a tub that works well for your home, measure the area and take the dimensions with you when you start shopping. This will allow your local dealership to show you the best style and size options for your space.


If you’re not limited to a small yard or deck area, the best way to choose the size of your hot tub is based on the number of users. If it’s just for you or you and your significant other, a two-person unit would be a great choice. Smaller size usually means smaller price tag, so going with a small unit might allow you to choose a higher-end model.

If you have children, or plan to entertain a few friends occasionally, a standard four-person spa should meet your needs. If you have a large family, or plan to host a lot of parties, however, a six- to eight-seat spa will be necessary. Aside from accommodating more people, large spas do have the added bonus of accommodating underwater exercise and added physiotherapy.


If you can’t live without LED lighting, aromatherapy technology or Sundance Spa’s i-Touch glass control panel, then you’ll need to factor that in when shopping. Setting your heart on 57 jets or a waterfall could be a challenge unless you have a substantial budget, so being realistic about what you want and what you can afford is key.

If your budget and desires are not meshing, discuss financing with your dealer. Mid-level hot tubs start at about $100 a month while luxury models will run you at least double that amount. Financing is a great option that can allow you to purchase the spa of your dreams without breaking the bank.


Serving Southwest Missouri, Le Dipping Parlor Spas is a family-owned business that prides itself on matching clients with the perfect hot tub for them. We stock the best brands — Sundance® Spas and Nordic Hot Tubs — in our Springfield showroom. Come check out Sundance’s Kingston™ and Cambria™ models. We can help you find the one that best suits your needs. Call us at 417-881-0898 or send us a message here for more information.

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