Buying a Hot Tub

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If you want to learn about Jacuzzi hot tubs you've come to the right place. The Jacuzzi hot tub blog is a one stop shop for everything you need to know before, during and after you have purchased your Jacuzzi hot tub. Browse our recent posts below to see what's new.

6 Tips for Buying a Used Hot Tub

While buying a brand-new hot tub is ideal, a well-maintained used model can provide a great alternative that will ease you into ownership. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a used hot tub that will suit your lifestyle.

1. Determine the Size You’ll Need

A cozy 2-3 person hot tub may sound great for date nights or solo soaking, but if you have a larger family or do a lot of backyard entertaining, you might want to consider something more spacious. Surprisingly, more seats may only equate to a one- to two-foot larger footprint.

2. Establish a Budget (And Don’t Break It)
Know what you can spend, so you are better prepared when researching which styles and options you can afford. This will also help you narrow your focus, so you’re not overwhelmed with search results. To get the best value for your budget, you may need to strike a balance between the features you want and the price point you prefer.

3. Thoroughly Test Your Options
Even if the hot tub looks great on first sight, examine it closely for signs of wear and weathering. Make sure the pumps, lights, seals, and thermostat are all functioning. Check for leaks. Ensure that the unit was stored and covered appropriately. Request a service report from the seller and check it for any major issues that will cost you more time and money in the future. Also, be sure to ask if the spa is under warranty and if that warranty is transferrable.

4. Don’t Buy on Impulse
As much as you want to be in the warm, soothing water immediately, make sure you pick the best option for your lifestyle. Test a few models, and be patient as you consider the benefits of each.

5. Prep for Installation

If you’ve never owned a home spa before, planning for the installation is important and can even be fun. Survey your backyard or home to pick out the ideal spot for a hot tub, measuring to make sure it will fit nicely and has a solid foundation. Check your electrical system to ensure it meets the requirements. Learn more in this pre-installation checklist.

6. Keep It Clean

Finally, once you’ve gotten your choice home, clean it thoroughly and replace all filters if necessary. If you don’t already have one, be sure to purchase a spa cover to protect your investment. Then put on some music, fix yourself a drink, and enjoy that first dip in your brand new (used) hot tub.

Visit our website to learn more about Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models and download our free brochure for information that can help you decide on the ideal size, style, and layout for your family.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Burlington

We sat down with Michael Kitchen, a certified Jacuzzi sales representative, to talk about what makes the Burlington dealership one of a kind.

“As a certified sales representative with Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario since 2011 and a manager of various Jacuzzi Ontario locations, my reputation has been built on honest and dedicated service. Truth be told, I really love selling hot tubs! I love the challenge of finding the perfect Jacuzzi brand hot tub that will complete your backyard experience. I have worked hard to develop lasting relationships with my clients and I look forward to the possibility of earning your business too.”

Held different positions with the Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario Group, and then became a certified sales representative in 2011, and then became a Regional Sales Manager in 2012.

Tell us about Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Burlington

Jacuzzi Ontario’s Burlington store is located just off the QEW at 3073 North Service Road. Our Burlington store is open 7 days per week for your convenience. Stop by to browse the showroom, stock up on chemicals, or schedule service for your Jacuzzi® hot tub.

The magnificent City of Burlington, Ontario has been named the second best city to live in Canada! Burlington is conveniently located near Toronto (the largest city in Canada) and the popular tourist destination Niagara Falls. The lovely Spencer Smith Park is a great destination to visit located on the Burlington Waterfront. The downtown core of Burlington is home to many different restaurants, boutiques and shops. The Burlington Beach is also a busy destination during the summer months.

For any active individuals who enjoy swimming, skating or golfing – Burlington has 4 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, 3 splash pads, 12 ice pads, 6 community centers, and 9 local golf courses. Burlington also offers great trails including the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Burlington is conveniently located on 3073 North Service Road just off the QEW. We are proud to serve Burlington and provide its residents with a wide selection of Jacuzzi® hot tubs. Our Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Burlington location also sells hot tub covers and hot tub accessories.

Next to cost, what is the most popular question that is asked at your dealership?

Most customers are concerned with the maintenance and care of the hot tub after the purchase. Very often we hear questions like “what’s the warranty like?” or “how long until it needs servicing?”. Jacuzzi hot tubs are built to last and withstand the harsh weather conditions that we have in Burlington, year round. Our team offers a range of options to service, maintain and upgrade the hot tub that they buy from us. We have the best warranties and the infrastructure to solve any problem quickly, so that you can enjoy your hot tub more and worry about it less.
What is something people don’t usually consider when it comes to owning a hot tub?

Make sure the hot tub fits you. Jump in to a running hot tub (“Wet-test”). Many people don’t know that they have the opportunity to do so before buying it. In Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Burlington, we go the extra mile and offer scheduled appointment after hours, so that our consumers can bring their swimsuits and wet-test our hot tubs at their own time and convenience, in a safe and private environment. This is extremely important when selecting the right model for you, because you can select the best fit, whether it’s comfort, type of massage, water depth or lounge seats. Wet-testing can really the purchasing decision a lot easier.

What are some of the unique challenges that Burlington customers face when deciding to purchase a hot tub?

There are many hot tub dealerships and models to choose from in Burlington. With so many people telling you different things, the consumer is often confused and is looking for assistance to make the best purchasing decision for them and their families. Having been in the market for almost 20 years, and representing the Jacuzzi® brand of hot tubs with its extraordinary reputation and legacy, we are very confident in being able to help the consumer select the right hot tub. Aside from all of the research that can be done online, and the information received in stores, we encourage wet-testing our hot tubs and even those of other dealerships. This is will answer most questions and will help selecting the best hot tub for you.

What are the differentiators that make Jacuzzi stand out from other hot tub dealers in Burlington?

The brand. As soon as you see a Jacuzzi hot tub, you know that there’s something different about it. The quality stands out immediately, from shell strength to jet faces, to cabinet and head rests, you can see that a lot of thought was put into all the elements. Although the quality is important, when a customer learns about the legacy of hydromassage and all of the patents and engineering that is built into our hot tubs, and they experience it by putting their arm into the water or wet-testing, they really understand what Jacuzzi is all about.

How long has Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario been serving Burlington?

This location has been a hot tub store for over 25 years. It has been part of our group since 2001 and a Jacuzzi hot tub store since 2011.

What are the three biggest reasons that people purchase a hot tub from Jacuzzi Ontario?

  • Customer Experience – From the purchasing process, to the installation, after sale care, our customers know that we are a serious company, representing a very reputable brand, and we have the infrastructure to help solve any problem better and faster.
  • Largest model options – We have a large distribution center in Burlington and have more models in stock than any other dealership in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Competitive pricing – Because of the size of our dealership, Jacuzzi® supports us with preferred pricing and promotions that we are able to pass down in savings to our customers.

How To Choose Your Perfect Hot Tub

What To Look For in a Hot Tub

You have decided on purchasing a hot tub for your home. Now it is time to begin researching your perfect hot tub. Do you know how to shop for a hot tub? Do you know what you are looking for? Learn why the Aleman family decided on the Jacuzzi brand during their research for the perfect hot tub. How to buy a hot tub has never been simpler.

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American Heart Month Inspires Everyday Changes

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy Can Be a Step on the Path to Wellbeing

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At Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, we see a connection between making good choices for the sake of your heart health and the positive benefits of hot tubs. Experts tell us that heart disease is preventable and controllable. Eating a healthy diet, getting your blood pressure checked, keeping your weight in a healthy range, and exercising are all recommended, along with no smoking and limiting the use of alcohol.

But where do you start, and how do you stay motivated along the way? This is where hot tub hydrotherapy comes in.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says taking small steps on the path to better heart health is the way to go. Here’s a comparison of what the CDC recommends, and how Jacuzzi Hot Tubs hydrotherapy can support your efforts.

“Don’t become overwhelmed.”
Jacuzzi Tip: Hot tub hydrotherapy can relax your mind and body after a stressful day, renew your energy, and improve your mood. It’s easier to resist the urge to calm the nerves with “stress” eating, and to take a walk after dinner, when you’ve had some time to unwind in your hot tub.

“Don’t go it alone.”
Jacuzzi Tip: The CDC says “The journey is more fun when you have company,” and we agree. Sharing hot tub time with family and friends helps you connect with those who provide support for (and a pleasant break from) your efforts to build healthy habits.

“Don’t get discouraged.”
Jacuzzi Tip: It’s going to take some time to reach your goals for a healthier heart, and we all know how hard it is to stay motivated when you’re feeling tired and sluggish. A hydrotherapeutic massage has been shown to boost circulation and promote a good night’s sleep, leaving you better prepared to face the challenges of the day.

“Reward yourself.”
Jacuzzi Tip: Having fun decreases stress, which has been cited as a contributing factor in heart disease. Kick back in your backyard hot tub with someone you love on Valentine’s Day, for example, and you’ll probably find yourself laughing and talking more easily than you would in a crowded restaurant.

Why not honor American Heart Month by supporting a healthier way of life for you and your family?

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Got Stress? Get a Hot Tub.

Here’s the Breakdown on the Benefits of Jacuzzi® Hydrotherapy

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It may be comforting to know that you’re not the only one who worries…about money (75% of us stress over money)…and work (70%)…and relationships (58%). You get the picture. You’re also not alone in being subject to the negative effects of stress, which include:

  • Having trouble falling asleep and waking up at night.
  • Feeling sluggish and less alert during the day.
  • Being “wired” by the body’s production of adrenaline, which gets you ready for action. Since you can’t do anything about that adrenaline rush most of the time (squeezing the steering wheel tighter when stuck in traffic doesn’t count), your body pays the price. Blood vessels get constricted and circulation slows down, which leads to health problems.

All it takes is a quick look at the chart to see how a Jacuzzi hot tub helps you manage stress. The benefits are wide ranging, and include a few that aren’t shown on the chart. For example, sharing time in a hot tub can promote better communication and closer relationships. Spending time outdoors in your hot tub can make you feel more connected to the natural rhythm of the days and seasons, and less of a slave to your crowded schedule.

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Studies have shown that hydrotherapy helps combat stress. To discover why Jacuzzi hydrotherapy works best, contact your local Jacuzzi Hot Tubs dealer. They can provide a full breakdown on our hot tubs’ stress-busting abilities, along with a chance to experience Jacuzzi hot tub hydrotherapy for yourself.

FAMILY GATHERINGS: UNPLUG & UNWIND

Behind The Scenes:

Jacuzzi was graciously invited into the home of a local southern California family to capture raw footage featuring a J-480 hot tub installation. Like many families, busy schedules and a flurry of activities tend to dictate the daily pace of hustle and bustle. At this active home, the hot tub is viewed as a place where the family gathers and stays connected. A small area in back of the house was designated as the go to spot to unplug and unwind…as a family.

A Jacuzzi hot tub can make any outdoor space suddenly look like a relaxing oasis.
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They are all smiles, nice and warm in the Jacuzzi hot tub while we are freezing…it’s winter!
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“Wednesdays are unofficial hot tub family nights.”
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A busy mom shares how her Jacuzzi hot tub has allowed her to spend quality time with her daughters having meaningful face to face conversations away from cell phones and computers.
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Good Value vs. Cheap Hot Tub

How to Tell the Difference

I was eating lunch with two old friends from school the other day when one of them asked for advice about buying a “cheap hot tub,” in terms of price. Not wanting to second-guess the value of the hot tub he was describing, I was able to give him a couple of pointers about hot tub prices and value.

Looking for a price on a Jacuzzi® hot tub? Request a free quote.

Is it a brand name you trust?

A hot tub is a major purchase for most people. Just as consumers rely on the reputations of well-known automobile manufacturers and appliance makers, it’s smart to consider the brand name on a hot tub for sale. A value priced, affordable hot tub from a reputable hot tub manufacturer will still be a durable, well-built spa.

Affordable hot tub style: the Jacuzzi J-280™ spa

Jacuzzi has been making hot tubs for more than 55 years and has dealers in 60 countries, which says consumers have respected the name for a long time. I suggested that my friend download a brochure to get details about why Jacuzzi is so well respected.

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Quick Guide to the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Collections

How to Find the Best Hot Tub

With so many models to choose from, there’s a relaxing Jacuzzi hot tub to fit any home. And any budget. No matter which you choose, be prepared to feel healthier and more relaxed every time you experience the benefits of Jacuzzi hydrotherapy. Jacuzzi produces a full line of affordable spas and hot tubs that will fit your lifestyle and your budget.

J-400™ Designer Collection
The J-400 Designer Collection consists of seven hot tubs that boast award winning, patented design. The J-400 hot tubs capture attention with graceful curves, presenting a dramatic modern spa profile.

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J-LX™ Luxury Collection
The J-LX™ and J-LXL™ models are the most energy-efficient spas in their class. With these two spas you can rely on excellent performance and experience the famous Jacuzzi® jet hydrotherapy from spas cost less to operate. Patented top deck design and exterior stainless steel accents add to this collection’s unique contemporary styling. Options include ProStep™ Entry steps with an integrated storage compartment and as well as a durable ProEndure™ hot tub cover with Sunbrella® fabric.

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J-300™ Signature Collection
The portable spa series that sets the standard for comparison and defines the classic hot tub. The J-300™ Signature Collection is comprised of seven portable hot tub models that represent the best of Jacuzzi hot tubs.

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J-200™ Classic Collection
Value counts in the J-200™ Collection.
Why not buy a discount spa? Because you probably won’t get the features and performance you want, and you definitely won’t get Jacuzzi reliability. The five spas in the J-200 Collection make hot tub ownership affordable without asking you to give up quality and style.

CLEARRAY® Water System
New for 2012, the CLEARRAY Water System is standard on all models. The CLEARRAY system uses UV-C technology to clean and sanitize your water. Use in conjunction with ProClear Mineral Cartridge for the cleanest, softest water possible. No more drying out, no more red-eye.

Now that you have a brief overview of the Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Collections, browse through the spas and start your search for the best hot tub for your needs and lifestyle.

What to Expect When You Visit a Jacuzzi Hot Tub Showroom

Shopping for a hot tub online is a good way to compare brands and models, but the virtual experience can’t replace the value you’ll receive when you visit a Jacuzzi Hot Tubs dealer showroom. You’ll see true hot tub colors and finishes, have an opportunity to sit in the different seats and use the control panels. But the most important part of your visit will be getting to know your spa dealer.

Have questions about a particular spa model? Locate your local hot tub dealer now.

Jacuzz® hot tub dealers have the expertise and knowledge to answer your questions about hot tubs, from pricing to hot tub maintenance. Based on their experience with other hot tub owners, they can help guide you in choosing the features and options that make the most sense for you and your family; what you can expect to pay to operate your hot tub, and why the Jacuzzi Hot Tubs 10-year hot tub warranty is the best in the industry.

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3 Outdoor Hot Tub Suggestions for Dad

Father’s Day is June 17

Dads of all ages love Jacuzzi Hot Tubs spas. They trust the Jacuzzi® brand and recognize the value in owning a reliable outdoor hot tub with cool features. If you’re lucky enough to be able to present a new Jacuzzi hot tub as a gift on Father’s Day, that’s awesome! But if you’re involved in the hot tub buying decision together, here are 3 suggestions for dad-friendly Jacuzzi spas.

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1.     The Jacuzzi J-LXL saves more on operating costs than any other hot tub in its class (along with the J-LX). And what dad doesn’t like to save energy? My dad was always telling us to turn out the lights when we left a room. The J-LXL spa features sleek new styling, with a flattop edge and handsome cabinetry that fits into any landscape. And dad is going to love the lounge seat in this outdoor hot tub. He can lean back and enjoy a full-body hydro-massage from the Jacuzzi jets.

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2.     The J-365is a BIG hot tub that seats up to 7 adults. It’s built for good times with family and friends, and it offers a luxuriously wide choice of seating and hydrotherapy options. The PowerPro Therapy Seat could become dad’s favorite; it massages the entire back, relieving stress and easing sore muscles.

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    The J-315spa works well for new dads, empty nesters or retirees. A compact outdoor hot tub like the J-315 has the best of the big hot tubs in a spa that seats 2-3 adults. It’s simple to maintain (important for busy new dads), and its lower height makes it easy for everyone, young or old, to enter and exit.

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Buying a Hot Tub: Hot Tub Jets

How Many of the Hot Tub’s Jets are Adjustable?

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When you submerge in a hot tub, you need the jets to soothe the right muscles, the right way. Being able to adjust jets accordingly is crucial for optimum hydrotherapy. This is the standard by which physical therapy and athletic hydrotherapy systems are judged.

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