Hot Tub Classifieds
Here at Want Ad Digest, one of our many sections of classified ads is Hot Tubs, a subcategory of Home Garden Lawn. Here, we are going to go over how to search for used hot tubs through our hot tub classifieds, the great uses you can get out of hot tubs, what to look for in the used hot tub for sale before making that final purchase, and more.
When searching through ads at Want Ad Digest, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you are viewing the ads you really might be interested in. First, know that you can narrow down your search both by providing an addition detail about the item, such as the brand name, or you can search by location. For example, you can search for a "used Jacuzzi for sale" if you know that is what you want; or, just search "used hot tubs sale" if you want to keep your options more open. Likewise, you can search for "hot tubs Albany NY" or "hot tubs for sale used Worcester MA."
Another thing to bear in mind is that sometimes sellers list similar or identical items under different terms, or they may spell the term differently. For example, you may find ads for "used hottubs" even though "hot tubs" is actually two words. Another good example would be that some may not know the difference between used spas for sale and used hot tubs for sale - you could easily find what you are looking for under either description.
While we are at it, let us take a look at the differences between, and the subsequent definitions of, hot tubs and spas. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but technically the difference between the them is that hot tubs are made out of wood, while spas are made out of fiberglass or acrylic. (And while we are at it, if you're looking at used Jacuzzis know that Jacuzzi is a specific brand name of hot tubs.)
According to Dictionary.com, a hot tub is "a wooden tub, usually large enough to accommodate several persons, that is filled with hot aerated water and often equipped with a thermostat; used for recreation or physical therapy and often placed out of doors, as on a porch." A spa, then, is, "a hot tub or similar warm-water hydromassage facility, usually for more than one person." Buyers also have the option of choosing between portable, self-contained hot tubs or spas, which do not require external plumbing or excavation work, or inground hot tubs, which do.
People sometimes need to sell their hot tub when they move, which is a great opportunity for others to pick up a hot tub for sale used; in other words, the hot tub on sale used does not have anything wrong with it in the majority of cases, so why not look at used ads over new hot tubs for sale. Of course, do feel free to ask the seller why they are selling their hot tub, as well as how long they have owned it - you could end up with a barely used hot tub, if at all.
People of all ages can benefit from hot tubs. Many choose to own one for relaxation or entertainment purposes - they are great for parties, or for simply lounging around in with your spouse and a glass of wine. However, hot tubs are sometimes even necessary and are not simply a luxury item; a hot tub for sale can provide relief for people with chronic pain. Doctors recommend hot tubs for patients with afflicted joins, strained muscles, or orthopedic injuries, as it can help speed up the healing process. Also, health experts maintain that warm water raises the body's temperature which in turn improves blood circulation.
Some things to keep in mind before looking at a hot tub for sale: Consider how you will be transferring it from the seller's house to yours (this is also applicable for pools and other large items). Take into consideration that this investment will mean increased energy bills for you, in addition to regular maintenance. Examine where you will be putting this hot tub once you get it to your home - if it is indoors, is the room capable of handling the added humidity?
You will want to ask the seller if the spa or hot tub for sale has been stored or if it has been used recently. Hot tubs that have been in storage and remained unused for a long period of time will degenerate quicker. Also, ask to see the owner's manual, as well as any repair and maintenance records.
Of course, you will want to look at the hot tub for sale in person prior to making the final purchase, as you would with any large acquisition. When looking at the hot tub for sale in person, examine every inch of the outer shell that holds the water - cracks could indicate leakage. Remember that wet wood attracts carpenter ants or termites; mice can also make their way into the insulation of the acrylic shell so look for evidence of droppings. Ask the seller to run the hot tub and show you how it operates. If you can, try the hot tub for sale out before buying, or at least try the same model that you are looking into. Are the seats comfortable and a good fit for your size?
When looking at used hot tubs for sale avoid electric air blowers. They used to be a favorite of hot tub owners, but most manufacturers have stopped using them because they can be a source of mold and unwanted bacteria. Moreover, electric air blowers can cool down the water quickly, thus requiring more energy (and more money) to heat it back up. Also, they're loud.
Only get a hot tub for sale that is as big as you need - it takes a lot of energy to heat the larger ones. Hot tubs typically seat two to twelve people, so think about how many people you may have over at a gathering that you may want to invite into the hot tub.
When it comes to hot tub safety there are two main rules: one, do not let your children play around it unsupervised, and two, most health professionals recommend not staying in the water for more than 20 minutes.
Below, please find further resources that will assist you when buying a hot tub for sale: