If you have made the decision to purchase a hot tub, you have likely spent a considerable amount of time researching what model to purchase. Many prospective buyers are curious as to how long a new hot tub will last, as, after all, it is a significant investment. The truth is, that there is not a black and white answer and the lifespan of your hot tub will depend on a number of factors which we will review below.
What Influences the Lifespan of a Hot Tub?
In general, the lifespan of a hot tub can be anywhere from five to twenty years, which is quite a difference! The main factors which influence the lifespan of your new spa are the production quality, what accessories are used and how well you maintain it. Let’s look into each of these factors below.
The ‘you get what you pay for’ saying certainly holds true when it comes to hot tubs. Cheap hot tubs usually are too good to be true as they are manufactured from low quality, flimsy materials which will not last long. When looking at the cost of a hot tub, compare a cheap model to a quality, more expensive one and consider if the cheap one only lasted five years and the more expensive one lasted twenty, which unit would you get your money’s worth from? In the end, a reputable brand name built with quality parts and components is the winner.
If you take great care of your hot tub, it will last much longer. Whether it is a self-cleaning model or not, there is always some type of owner maintenance required. Buying a hot tub is a big investment – make sure that you are prepared to do the routine tasks necessary to make it last.
For example, the components should be frequently cleaned and wiped down to remove chemical buildup and wear and tear. Make sure to read your owners manual to learn exactly what needs to be done and how often for your particular model.
There are certain accessories which can increase the lifespan of your hot tub. A must-have item is a durable, fitted lockable cover. Not only will this keep everyday dirt and debris out of your water but will also protect from potential damage from storms and wind, such as a branch or object falling into your hot tub.
Last but not least, a helpful tip is to always be entirely certain that the cleaning products, chemicals, and accessories that you are using are compatible with your hot tub. If ever unsure, reach out to your local dealer to confirm.
Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years. As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out. Right now he works sales while writing about consumer goods on the side. If you want to contact him, you can do so at his LinkedIn.