Discount Hot Tubs

Where can you get a discount hot tub?

You can find one at a nearby box store such as Home Depot, or you can shop online.

By buying online instead of a retail store, you cutout sales people that may work on commission in the case you have an idea of what type of spa you are interested in.

There is no substitution for shopping around and becoming familiar with the spa manufacturing process in order to differentiate fact from fiction. The spa industry is littered with recently hired salespeople whose primary motivation is to make a sales commission rather than offer the customer a solution for their individual needs.

Buying a discount hot tub can involve buying a new hot tub at a discounted price or a used hot tub on Ebay, Kijiji, Craigslist or other online classified ad source.  Beware of buying a hot tub that is much older than 5 years old as there could be issues with calcium carbonate deposits or other unsanitary deposits within the plumbing lines, calcium carbonate buildup covering the heater coil and hence making heating more expensive, or a number of other issues that can affect older spas.

If you find a used spa in good condition at a reasonable price, rest assured that most parts are available from online parts houses such as Canada’s The Hot Tub Superstore and Spa Sauna Direct, Iowa. 

Getting a discount hot tub may just mean negotiating a great deal from a local hot tub retailer or manufacturer.  Beware of 50% off sales as they can sometimes be based on a fictitious retail price. The best way to avoid the many games that are played by unscrupulous web operators or fast talking retail showroom salespeople, or worse yet the in-house visitor that is a cross between the old encylopedia salesman and the tupperware lady.

Avoid these high pressure sales tactics by comfortably dealing directly with a manufacturer of high quality spas usually through their online store.  When it comes time to buying a spa on the internet, you will want to make sure you are being supported by the factory.  Doing business on the internet does not mean dealing with unknown or untrusted sources as there are several high quality manufacturers who have embraced the web and passed savings onto savvy consumers.

There is a wealth of information online, but many of us do not have the time to become hot tub experts in order to seperate the wheat from the chaffe, so a trusted online source that can “cut to the chase” and give us the “lowdown” or “skinny” on the subject is highly appreciated. 

Discount Hot Tub Spas offers information for hot tub buyers that is direct and to the point.  Send us an email with any hot tub buying question, and we will answer you within one business day.

Happy hot tub shopping, and start relaxing your muscles soon after completing your online research!

Cheap Hot Tub Spas

Cheap hot tub spas may either mean a low priced or low quality product.  With the global recession lingering, searchers for cheap hot tubs just want a low cost spa without burning through thousands of unnecessary dollars, sometimes to fund a glitzy retail showroom of certain retailers.

This article will explore several options on saving thousands and getting a discount or cheap hot tub.

Discount Hot Tubs - Cheap Hot TubsThe cheapest hot tub may be one that you make yourself out of a hot tub building kit.  Similar to the old wooden hot tubs of the ’70s, hot tubs can still be constructed by the handyperson.  Sourcing hot tub parts online has never been easier, so the actual shell or structure is the most challenging part to build.

The next cheapest hot tub would be those found in the inflatable spa category.  These spas use a low cost vinyl or other material that blows up into the shape of a round mini-pool or spa.  Often these types of hot tubs do not come with their own heater, but rely on the heat from a pump to warm the water. While this may be an acceptable solution in warmer climates, the Northern climates may find that the water does not maintain temperature very well or for very long while in use.

The acrylic hot tub is also referred to as a portable spa, because it theoretically can be moved and is self-contained, just requiring power and water filled from the top with a garden hose.  Unlike the true portability of the blow-up or inflatable type hot tub, the acrylic portable spas do usually require at least 2 people to move along with dollies or other assistance.  On the other hand, the acrylic shell is more robust, cannot be punctured and these type of spas also usually come with a heater (although there are some that use acrylic but still warm the water by the pump instead of  a dedicated heater).

Getting a good deal on an acylic, hard-shell spa can be a simple as locating a factory that has been in business for a long time and also sells direct to consumer, either through a local factory showroom or through their online store.

Cutting out as many middle-men as possible allows the consumer to save money.  Often times the factory support is superior to dealer service who may not completely understand the inner workings of the products they are selling, especially those dealers that represent more than one product or spa line.

There are also “cheap” spas on the market, as in cheaply made.  Imported spas from China have had mixed reviews as both electronics and materials may not be up to local standards.  Getting manufacturer support from China is all but impractical and usually is coupled with a time and language barrier.

If in North America, it is best to source a spa in North America where the manufacturer is directly accountable for their product.  Rely on a hot tub manufacturer with at least 10 years experience and preferrable over 20 years as they have experienced many different economic environments and also have continuously been working on improving the product through customer feedback.

Buy a cheap hot tub spa without buying a “cheap” hot tub.

One source of factory direct hot tubs by a manufacturer’s distributor that has been in business for over decades is