So, you’ve decided you want a hot tub. You’re not alone: US hot tub sales skyrocketed in 2020 as people sought at-home comfort and entertainment during the pandemic lockdowns. Demand didn’t let up in 2021 or 2022. If you’ve already done a bit of window-shopping, you probably noticed one effect of this spike: Delivery times are now measured not in days or weeks but in months—or even a year. You’ve also probably discovered that hot tubs come in a confounding array of styles, sizes, seating and equipment options, and prices.