In the paradise that is South Florida, few things can top a nice long soak in your private hot tub. Whether you’re looking to get over the aches and pains of a long day on the job or just eager to unwind, a hot tub can be the perfect way to end your day. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best hot tubs in West Palm Beach to help you find one that’s right for you.
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Hot tubs are a popular upgrade to homes all over Florida—especially here in West Palm Beach, where the weather stays hot tub-friendly practically all year.
A perfect leisure choice for anyone, hot tubs are especially popular among Palm Beach County’s sizable retirement community. Hot tubs offer relaxing, therapeutic benefits that help relieve joint and muscle pain. They’re also helpful for the athletically-inclined in West Palm Beach, making for a great way to unwind after an evening in the gym.
Fortunately, there’s no need for special permits or paperwork from Palm Beach County. Many portable hot tubs use a 120-volt outlet and are considered plug-and-play with most home electrical systems. Some hot tubs use a 240-volt outlet, which a licensed electrician will likely need to install. Most hot tubs can be filled with a garden hose, so there’s no need for plumbing modifications to your home.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals narrows home spas down to a couple of categories—specifically whether they’re portable (above-ground) hot tubs or in-ground hot tubs. Portable hot tubs can be self-contained, meaning all the necessary hardware is already built into the hot tub, or non-self-contained, which are more difficult to transport.
Above-ground hot tubs are often preferred for therapeutic uses because they tend to offer a wider range of affordable customizations.
In-ground hot tubs, as the name suggests, are permanent installations that require more maintenance but can add aesthetic charm to your home or backyard in West Palm Beach. Another alternative is swim spas, which are designed to allow you to exercise by swimming in place—simulating the effect of having a full-sized pool without needing all the space.
Once you’ve decided on a hot tub, you’ll need to find the right dealership. Here are a few key questions you might ask when looking at where to purchase your hot tub in West Palm Beach:
Are the employees friendly and helpful? Purchasing a hot tub is a major decision. If you feel pressured or if your questions aren’t being answered, you should look for a different dealer.
What’s their BBB grade? A company with a low BBB grade usually isn’t worth your time. Let other people’s experiences save you some hassle.
Are they well-reviewed? If most customers have had a poor experience with a company, it’s likely you will as well.
Does the dealer provide continued service? If you’re going to hire professionals to maintain your hot tub, you may prefer to continue working with the same company.
What kind of warranty is provided with the hot tub? A strong warranty can save you money down the road if you run into any problems with your hot tub. Some manufacturers offer 20-year limited warranties.
ThermoSpas has been manufacturing spas since 1983 and is the only hot tub company that has received the Ease of Use Commendation from the National Arthritis Foundation. The company sells spas directly to customers and offers free on-site inspections. Reviewers in West Palm Beach praise their knowledgeable staff, solid customer service and 24-hour callback commitment.
Master Spas offers a wide range of therapeutic options and is the world’s largest swim spa manufacturer. The company prides itself on providing the most cutting-edge hot tub technology available. Master Spa customers in West Palm Beach were especially pleased with customer service, competitive pricing and the post-installation follow-up.
South East Spas
South East Spas is a local dealership that specializes in therapeutic portable hot tubs. Most customers in West Palm Beach were pleased with the quick installation and reliable performance of their hot tubs, but some people were unimpressed by high prices and inconsistent customer service. Their swim spas are a favorite for the fitness crowd.
Spas of Palm Beach
Spas of Palm Beach, which is headquartered in Boynton, is another local choice. The company is praised for their stellar customer service. Reviewers often mention the company’s owner by name and appreciate the personalized, one-on-one experience that helps them get the tub they want at a price they can afford without wasting time or money.
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