Hot tub and swim spa expos are typically advertised as “national events” that are in town for the weekend and insinuate that all major manufactures are present. However, this is far from the truth. In reality, these expo events are set up quickly and run by high-pressure sales staff who leave town and disappear as soon as the event is over never to be seen again. You will also hear many claims on pricing, availability, and quality.
Home and garden shows can be a fun place to visit and get ideas for your dream backyard. Often you’ll see hot tubs displayed at these shows. You might also hear that you’ll get the best pricing on hot tubs when you purchase during the event.
Whether it’s a home and garden show or the fair, there are plenty of reasons why you should take some precautions before buying a hot tub at one of these venues just like with traveling road shows.
A hot tub can be a major purchase for your home that will last you years. It’s important to purchase a hot tub that you know meets and exceeds your expectations and will complement your lifestyle, backyard and relaxation and entertainment needs.
You’ll also want to take your time when making a decision to ensure that you are getting the highest quality hot tub, the best features that you’ll actually enjoy and ensure that the hot tub is the right fit for your home. Getting pressured into making a quick decision because the road show leaving town is no way to make an informed purchasing decision. Take it from us. We’ve been in the business for a long time and know how many considerations need to be made to customize a hot tub that is the right fit for you.
We also recommend taking a test soak in a hot tub before you purchase or getting an in-home consultation with an expert to help you with site preparation, delivery needs, design ideas and any additional considerations to ensure that you have a smooth experience. Once you have it dialed in just right, you’ll have a spa that is perfect for you.
You’ll want to buy from a reputable local dealer that will be there for you after the sale to guide you through the experience, provide assistance with any questions and service your hot tub should you need it. Also, you can always pop into the local store to pick up any chemicals or accessories without much fuss and ask any questions. Your local dealer is your warranty repair center as well, making it a painless experience if you need it.
Sometimes you’ll see local dealers at home and garden shows or at the fair but sometimes not. It’s important to ask the dealer questions about their physical location, support and who handles customer service, repairs and accessories if you need them later. Travelling road shows usually don’t feature local dealers and the sellers may have not been in business for long or plan to be in business for long either.
When it comes to pricing, often what is claimed to be the sale price is actually the real price. These road shows are expensive and sellers look at trying to reclaim these costs. What ends up becoming more expensive is getting left with a hot tub that you can’t enjoy, service or maintain.
When you buy from us, we offer competitive pricing on the highest quality hot tubs that will last. You’ll also get the support you need to enjoy your hot tub year after year.
When you are shopping for hot tubs, here are a list of questions you should ask: