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How to choose a used hot tub

Buying a used hot tub can provide a great cost saving – some of our pre owned and ex demo hot tubs are over £8000 less than the equivalent new tub.

However, buying the wrong pre-owned hot tub can prove expensive. Hot tubs that have not been cared for correctly may develop faults and have a shorter life span. So if you’re in the market for a second hand hot tub, here’s what to look out for…

Age and brand

The age of the spa may not affect how well it works if it has been well looked after, but it’s important to check if parts and accessories are still available for the model you’re looking at. For example, you’ll need to replace the filter regularly so find out if you can still get one that fits the model.

Likewise, the brand of the hot tub is also worth researching. Reliability is extra important when you are buying a used hot tub and you may find it harder to get parts and expert servicing for obscure brands.

Cost of ownership

Although a used tub may be cheaper to buy, make sure you opt for an energy efficient model. Non insulated tubs will cost much more to heat up and run than those that use the latest technology.

Care and servicing

Hot tubs that have not been cared for correctly may have a shorter life span. Always ask how the hot tub has been run, find out…

  • Has it been correctly run and winterised?
  • How often has it been drained?
  • How often has it been serviced?
  • Does it have a new filter?

Put your trust in the specialists

When looking for a used hot tub, it is always best to buy from a trusted company as they will ensure the hot tub is in a very good and working condition before selling to the general public, they will also make sure you are aware of any minor damages (if there are any) via the pictures on their website.


Does the hot tub you are buying have any kind of warranty or will you be out of pocket if it develops a fault?


Finally can the hot tub be moved safely to your home? If buying second hand, you may need to hire specialist equipment or a crane to remove the hot tub from difficult locations.

How about a HotSpring used hot tub

Purchase a used hot tub through Hot Spring South West and benefit from:

  • Massive savings on new prices
  • Receive a full gold service before delivery
  • Warranty
  • Starter water care kit
  • New filter
  • Delivery and installation – we’ll get your hot tub up and running for you
  • £99 deposit
  • Low rate finance available
  • Peace of mind and great aftercare service

We also offer ex-demo hot tubs with a full warranty – a great option as you can be confident it’s been treated right.

Get in touch to find out more

If you’re interested in one of our pre-owned or ex-demo hot tubs, get in touch with your local showroom to be added to our database. Many of our used hot tubs get snapped up before they are even added to the website.