Shopping for your first hot tub is an exciting project to start! Finally upgrading your backyard or patio with a new spa is something to look forward to. With that excitement comes the practical part of getting a new item for your home – figuring out what will work best for you and your needs.

There are various options available to you when you’re shopping for a hot tub. While having an abundance of options is great, it can also be overwhelming. However, we can help make it easy for you! In this blog, we will cover the key factors to consider when choosing your new spa. From sizing options to price, we will help you on your way to relaxation!  


Hot tubs come in a variety of sizes and seating options. Details like the seating capacity and the seating style, to the shape of the hot tub itself, are details to ask yourself when picking your hot tub. Need a hot tub with open seating that seats 8-9 people to host social events? Need a more cozy 3-4 person spa with lounge seating? You have options to fit any need you have. Also, you have the choice of whether you want your hot tub to be circular, or if you prefer a square or rectangle shape. 

kids are having fun in a hot tub


Another fun part about choosing your hot tub is picking out what features you want it to have. There are a variety of fun, practical, and exciting features to really provide you with a personal spa experience. For example, Sundance® Spas offers features like Bluetooth speakers, a digital SmartTub® System for controlling your hot tub from your smartphone, or even simple lighting and water features. Bullfrog Spas also offer special mood lighting features and also offer specialized seating, head rest, and jet therapy features as well. Explore the hot tub features portion of our site to really dive down the rabbit hole of exciting spa features available to you! 

A person in a bubbling hot tub while using control panel

Energy Efficiency 

Finding yourself a hot tub that’s energy efficient is important to consider as well. Nobody wants to enjoy a hot tub at the expense of crazy energy bills. Once again you have options to choose from – do you want a smaller plug-and-play style hot tub with a lower voltage? Or do you want a more standard-size hot tub that uses a higher voltage to run? Even with a hot tub that uses more voltage, there is a litany of ways you can continue to mitigate costs by optimizing energy usage. Accessories like highly insulated hot tub covers and cover lifters can further add a level of energy efficiency to keep your hot tub running optimally without expending unneeded energy. 


The most obvious factor to consider when shopping for a hot tub is of course the price. You need to make sure the hot tub is within your price range. Our hot tubs range in prices from budget-friendly models, to those looking for a more luxury spa with all the bells and whistles. Whichever you choose, our online store makes it easy for you to shop within your budget! Additionally, we offer special financing options to help you make buying your dream spa a tangible reality. 

With so many options and so much variety to choose from, it’s always a fun time to buy a hot tub! At Royal Pools & Spas, we have everything you need to choose the perfect spa just for you, and our Hot Tub Builder makes it easier than ever! From a wide array of hot tubs from Sundance® and Bullfrog, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you and your home.