Phoenix Hot Tubs, Swim Spas Dealer Publishes Tips for Buying a Backyard Spa

Hot Tub and Swim Spa Dealer Serving the Greater Phoenix Area Shares Important Tips for First Time Portable Spa Buyers. “Buying a hot tub seems like a simple thing. They all have basic hot tub features like thermostats and jets, but that’s about where the similarity ends,” says Melinda Dalacas, manager of Southwest Spas and Pools.

Just looking for the perfect model and style of hot tub however isn’t enough to ensure buyers are getting the features they need and have a smooth installation process. Here are three tips for buying a hot tub to make the process more enjoyable and stress free.

Where Will the Hot Tub be Located? Hot tubs themselves are actually not that heavy. The internal shell is typically a lightweight polymer or fiberglass, and the cabinetry is made of faux wood panels to be easy to care for and look luxurious. That makes for a very portable spa that can be easily moved to a new area if desired, or even to a new home when necessary. However, once water is added, a hot tub is a heavy piece of equipment, and not easy to move. Before the new hot tub arrives, buyers should make sure the area is well prepared for hot tub placement. The best surface is a concrete pad or reinforced wood deck. Want to place it on the ground? Make sure the ground is well prepared and level.. It’s also a good idea to check with the local zoning board to see if there are any restrictions on hot tubs in your city or town.

Choose the Right Size for Your Needs Live alone, have friends over regularly, or have a large family at home? These things will come into play in the type and size of hot tub that will work best. While it’s generally true that “no one regrets buying the biggest hot tub they can,” bigger tubs will cost more to operate and take up more space.

Make Sure to Cover All the Bases Buying a portable spa is exciting, and it’s easy to forget the little things. Always look for a quality cover that is easy to remove, a matching step to make getting in and out easier, and a good warranty so there is less to worry about.

To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a swim spa or hot tub to help improve their overall health and well-being, Southwest Spas is providing free test soaks all month. They do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot.

To learn more about the benefits of owning a swim spa or hot tub Consumers are encouraged to visit the company website at or to learn more about hot tubs and about the $500 Wellness package (Massage Certificate/Health and Beauty Items) that is available with the purchase of a hot tub or swim spa.

Southwest Spas
1110 S. Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210