Background Reading: 6-D: How Old Is It?
Although age does matter, it’s not as important as the condition. Don’t rely on aesthetics and age as an accurate indication of its condition. A newer tub doesn’t always mean a better choice.
-Ask the seller why they are selling it
-Ask if there are any problems/issues that need attention, or is it 100% good to go?
-Ask what repairs/replacements/service has it had since it was purchased?
-If it’s empty, ask when’s the last time it was used
-Any hot tub that’s been sitting empty and un-used for any more than a month is almost certainly going to be trouble.
-Any hot tub that’s been sat unused during winter months has a high chance of ice damage, possibly ruined.