You'll want to enjoy your spa for years to come, so do some research before choosing the various materials and options available to you. When shopping for spas, you should investigate the manufacturer. How long has the manufacturer been in business? Do they maintain a good reputation? Will they be in business long enough to cover any warranty concerns? Visit several dealers who carry different lines of products from different manufacturers. This will allow you to compare the workmanship. Can you see flaws in the product, or is high quality visible? Determine how you'll use your spa, and check out what options are available. Examine the spas to determine if the spa parts will work in unison, or if the various jets are just add on options. Remember, you'll have the spa for many years. Make them stress-free, relaxing enjoyable ones by doing a little research prior to purchasing. This may save you many headaches in the future.