How to Save for a Hot Tub

Before you go out to buy a hot tub, doing your research beforehand and even renting one of the smaller inflatable tubs can really help you inform your decision. Not only will you be able to figure out whether buying one of the expensive tubs is worth it for yourself but you’ll also be able to tell whether you need an expensive one. The cheaper inflatable ones can be more convenient and don’t require as much upkeep. They’re portable meaning that you can take them wherever you need them whenever you like. All this research will come in handy when you finally get the hot tub of your dreams, if you want to shorten the process you can always Google phrases like – ‘Hot Tubs Near Me‘ to see what is available for you close to home.

If you have already decided that you want to buy a ‘proper’ hot tub, then the price tag won’t be something you weren’t expecting. You can get basic hot tubs from 2000 upwards, with the middle tier tubs having a hefty 5000 price tag. If you aren’t fortunate to have spare cash lying around, then you may have to save up for your tub over a period of time. Many hot tub stores have payment plans in which you can pay off your tub on a monthly basis, but depending on how long you want to pay it off, this can still amount to nearly 200 a month depending on the tub you’ve chosen. We have a few money-saving tips to help you along the way with paying for your hot tub.

Firstly, most banks allow you to set up a savings account, especially with online banking in which you can set up a savings account but not be given a debit card for it, so you can’t withdraw from the account. By setting up small payments each month, you can save up a substantial amount over time and you won’t be tempted to dip into it.

Researching your energy suppliers may also help you out in the long run too. Generally, hot tubs raise the electricity bill and some energy suppliers may charge you more if you’re using a substantial amount of energy. Hot tubs also consume more energy when not maintained regularly, so you should have the contact details of a good hot tub service on hand too. Furthermore, some suppliers have tariffs that suit households that consume more electricity, they offer a reasonable unit rate which could bring your bills down quite a bit. If you do this before you get your hot tub installed, then switching suppliers or tariffs can actually save you up to 30- 40 a month. This money can then be put away to help pay for the tub itself, especially if you go for the monthly payment option.

By assessing your outgoings and cancelling off anything that you really don’t need (like a subscription to knitting weekly) then you can really save quite a bit of money. Sometimes we don’t realize how much money we spend on subscriptions especially if we took them out quite a while ago. Putting away a little of the expendable income that you may have and keeping focused on putting it into your savings account can really make money add up and you’ll be relaxing in your hot tub in no time.

If this still seems like too much for you, I’d recommend booking a hot tub holiday in the UK. Spending 300 on a long weekend with a hot tub is much more manageable than scrimping and saving to get enough money for your own. After all, how often will you really use a hot tub at home? I see time in a hot tub as more of a treat, and if you have one sitting in your backyard it’s not going to be as remarkable to hop in and spend some quality time.

Have a shop around for cottages with hot tubs, cabins with hot tubs, and hot tub lodges, there are loads on offer. Here’s a handy guide that outlines everything you need to know: