There’s nothing quite like sitting back in a hot tub, especially during Boise’s dry summer nights or cooler fall months. Whether you’re spending time with friends or just unwinding after a long day at work, few home amenities help you relax as much as a hot tub. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best hot tubs in Boise to help you start a less stressful future.
Boise regulations only require special city permits for pools or hot tubs that hold more than 5,000 gallons of water. Since most hot tubs sold in the Boise area hold a maximum of 500 gallons, you shouldn’t need to acquire a permit. Check with your dealer about any regulations on hot tub placement or installation, or reference the City of Boise’s Residential Construction guide.
Necessary plumbing updates
There are some older houses in the more historic neighborhoods of Boise, such as the North End and some parts of the East End, that may require some electrical or plumbing updates before installing a more contemporary hot tub. You may need to call a qualified professional to handle these updates to ensure the job is done correctly and avoid the risk of damaging your home or your new hot tub.
A hot tub built for Boise
Boise’s weather can quickly move between extremes, so your hot tub should be able to handle sun damage, water damage, blizzards and high-impact wind storms. Most hot tubs are weather resistant, but make sure the exterior (or shell) of the tub is built with a durable material such as acrylic, vinyl, fiberglass or rotomolded plastic.
Buying a Boise hot tub
The best time of the year to find deals on hot tubs in Boise is during the fall and winter. When cold weather arrives, spa retailers clear out excess inventory and offer discounts you won’t find during the summer months. Waiting for the best deal may limit your selection, however.
The best discount - If finding a hot tub for a low price is most important to you, you should look into pre-owned or slightly damaged hot tubs. Ask a salesperson if they sell pre-owned hot tubs or check to see if the dealer has anything with cosmetic damage.
The best quality - If you need a hot tub with specific features, such as salt water systems, built-in speakers or massage jets, spring and summer may be the best time to shop. Some companies will offer package deals that include patio furniture that complement your new hot tub.
ThermoSpas hot tubs are a Boise favorite. The company offers customizable hot tubs that have jet therapy features and enough room for exercise and social gatherings. ThermoSpas works directly with customers rather than use distributors, and customers in Boise praise the company’s customer service.
Master Spas is a nationwide company that distributes its hot tubs through authorized third-party dealers. Customers in Boise enjoy the company’s hot tubs because of their affordability and the effectiveness of their filtration systems, which helps make maintenance a breeze.
Patio Life is a locally-owned family company in Boise and exclusive dealers of Coast Spa hot tubs, the only hot tubs that are manufactured by an ISO-certified facility. They will also repair and service any spa that is sold from their in-house service department.
Idaho Spas brings luxury hot tubs and professional services and repair to local Boise residents. The company carries a vast selection of hot tubs to fit each customer, including models that can seat between two to eight people.