3 Rookie Hot Tub Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid these rookie mistakes

As a hot tub newbie, you’ve done your research so that you can make the best decision on your first spa purchase. You’ve reviewed the brands, amenities, extra accessories and everything you want in your hot tub of choice. But are there other things to consider? Let’s take a little trip to help you with the top 3 rookie hot tub buying mistakes to avoid.

Avoid Costly Mistakes

There are a few extra items to consider when purchasing your first hot tub. You want your purchase to last long-term, and truly, you want the best bang for your buck. Here are some ways to make sure all your hard-earned money doesn’t go down the drain. Avoid these costly mistakes.

Don’t Buy from a Traveling Show or Big Box Store

If you want to waste your money, the best way to do it is with a purchase from a traveling spa show or big box store. Why, you ask? There’s no long-term support when you need help. Once the show leaves and the hot tub is dropped off in your driveway, you are up a creek without a paddle. Don’t make this rookie mistake. Buying your first hot tub from a reputable dealer is important. Don’t just look at the reviews on your hot tub brand and model, but also research the best dealership to purchase your spa from. Reputable dealers offer support and service for the lifetime of your purchase. When you need help in the future, we’re just a phone call away.

Don’t Expect Your Spa to Maintain Itself

Your hot tub will need weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance. Taking care of your hot tub isn’t hard. If you want to learn from the best, the experts at Coleman Backyards have years of spa experience. We will teach you how to use and take care of your important investment. Plus, if you are ever in need of service, just use our convenient online form to request support. One of our excellent staff members will be in touch with you soon.

Don’t Buy Cheap Chemicals

One of the worst rookie mistakes to make is purchasing cheap chemicals online or at a big box store. If the price tag on the chemicals is too good to be true, be advised. Not only do these chemicals contain a lot of filler, but they are also watered down. You’ll wind up spending more in the long term. Invest in perfectly clean and balanced water with quality chemicals you can trust. You’ll know exactly what you are getting.

At Coleman Backyards, we’ve been selling the best in quality spas and water care products for over 30 years. Check out our free Buyer’s Guide section for more information on how to bring the amenities of hot tubbing to your own backyard. If you are ready to avoid the mistakes and experience the transformational difference that a hot tub can bring to your life, come see the incredible options at Coleman that you have to choose from. Our exceptional customer care team is always on hand to assist you with water maintenance and support for the full life of your spa. If you are interested in a trade-in or new spa option, come see us today. We will fit you to the hot tub that lets you live the life you’ve always wanted!


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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