How To Choose The Best Hot Tub – 5 Things To Consider


Soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis can make a world of difference to your lifestyle. Regular hot tub sessions can lead to an improvement in your health and wellness, while the installation itself can really revolutionize your backyard.

The first step is finding the best hot tub for your lifestyle. In this article, our experts at Sun Valley Pools & Spas will walk you through the necessary steps to finding the right spa for your lifestyle.

Research & Planning

The decision to purchase and install a hot tub is a significant one. Lots of thought and planning must go into this choice, especially if you want your hot tub to be used and appreciated for many years to come.

Brand Research

Behind every premium hot tub is a brand with an excellent reputation. Whether you complete your research online or in-person by going from store to store or dealership to dealership, it won’t be long before you weed out the lower-quality spas from the higher-quality ones.

To determine the quality of a brand, be sure to consider the following factors:

  • Available warranties
  • Price points
  • Insulation and energy efficiency
  • Materials, build and design
  • Features and components

For instance, the number of jets isn’t what makes a good hot tub, so much as the quality. You can have hundreds of jets working away, but that doesn’t mean that the streams of water will apply the right amount of gentle pressure to your most stress-prone areas.

Your Backyard Layout

The size and layout of your backyard can also have an impact on the spa that you purchase. If you only have a small or narrow area to install your best hot tub, a more compact two-person model might be the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you have lots of wiggle room, you may want to opt for a more spacious five- or six-seater.

If your deck or patio area limits the available space, why not consider opting for a built-in installation?


Your budget is extremely important when purchasing a hot tub. This isn’t something that you will buy every day, after all. Determining what is affordable for you, both short-term and long-term, can help make the purchase more comfortable for you.

Once you have determined a solid budget, communicate it to the salesperson helping you at Sun Valley Pools & Spas. They will be able to help you find the right hot tub within your budget.

Your Needs and Wants

What does your dream hot tub have in terms of features? Is it a Bluetooth stereo system that connects to your mobile device?

Perhaps it’s a lounge seat that can comfortably support your body and distribute your weight evenly while applying gentle pressure and massage from the jets? Or maybe it’s an easy-to-operate water management system. No matter your preferences, you deserve to have a hot tub that meets each and every one of your needs.

The size of your family and how you plan to utilize your backyard can also impact which hot tub you buy. Larger families who enjoy entertaining in the luxury of their backyard often opt for larger hot tubs that can seat six or more people comfortably.

On the other hand, retirees, empty nesters, and young couples without children enjoy the compact styling of the two-to-three-person hot tubs for sale at our dealership. The choice is all yours!

The Best Hot Tubs At Sun Valley Pools & Spas

Once you’ve found the best hot tub for your lifestyle, it’s all about bringing the perfect installation to life. From a private outdoor retreat to the ultimate in backyard entertainment, your friends at Sun Valley Pools & Spas in B.C. are here to help you create it.

Along with our selection of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, we also carry:

Visit our Duncan or Nanaimo showroom today for more information.


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