Home shows are wonderful opportunities to have fun and save big. However, it still takes a savvy shopper to know what’s good and what’s too good to be true at a home show.
Here’s our home show hot tub shopping advice…
Make sure the retailer you’re considering buying from is local! Make sure they have a retail location and employ service and support staff. You want to be certain that your hot tub or swim spa will be installed by certified professionals AND that those professionals will be there for you in the event you need service on your spa in the future.
Your purchase should be contingent upon your satisfaction with your test soak. That’s right, you should test soak in the hot tub you’re considering before signing on the dotted line. If the retailer you are speaking with tries to lock you into a purchase without a test soak, keep on moving and keep on shopping.
Make sure you are buying a discounted, QUALITY spa from a respected manufacturer likeMaster Spas - Don’t buy a spa that’s cheap because it’s a piece of junk. How do you know if it’s a quality spa or not? Well, don’t take the sales person’s word for it, unless it’s one of our people of course!
What we mean is, research the retailer and the spa manufacturer yourself before you buy. How long have they been in business? What do their customers have to say? What kind of warranty do they offer? What impression do you get from their website? Are their products endorsed by anyone respectable? For example, Master Spas hot tubs and swim spas are endorsed by Michael Phelps. An endorsement from the king of swimming is a powerful one…
Lastly… Use common sense and discretion. Take your time. Take it slow. Don’t get overwhelmed by the exciting environment or by pushy salespeople. Trust your instincts and don’t give any salespeople any more time than they deserve based on the quality of their products and that of their disposition.