As with any major purchase, you should investigate the options available to you when choosing a spa. How long has the dealer been in business? Does he or she have a showroom with a wide range of styles? Is he or she knowledgeable in the manufacturer's features? Can he or she inform you of the benefits and advantages of the various spa materials? Can he or she assist in choosing the chemicals for your spa? Investigate the dealer with your local better business bureau. Determine how you'll use your spa and where you'll install it. Does this dealer have the resources to assist you in installation? What kind of service is available from the dealer? Does he or she have a repair staff, or is work sub-contracted to others? Buying a spa is an asset for your home. It adds value and will provide opportunities for relaxation for years to come. You should feel comfortable with the dealer, since he or she will most likely be your first resource in solving problems.