How to Buy The Best Hot Tub? Secret Shopping Tips From Hot Tub Sales Pros

February 28, 2013

The best hot tub is the one that's perfect for you.February 28, 2013

How to buy the best hot tub-the one that’s right for you?

It starts with you say hot tub sales pros.

Here’s a short guide written with the help of  hot tub sales pros that outlines what you can do to get great service and the best hot tub for you & your family.

Sales pros can help you best if you help them!

The way to get what you really want is to share your expectations dreams, desires, likes and dislikes with your salesperson and be fully present in the buying process.

1. Telegraph that you’re serious.

Not the old “I’m just browsing”.  Most hot tub stores are destinations. The salesperson knows you didn’t just wander in by accident.  Say what you’re looking for: “I’m looking for a backyard hot tub to seat 4.”  Explaining why you are purchasing a hot tub (such as entertainment, therapy, home retreat) will be especially helpful for your sales pro in presenting your best options.

2. Prepare in advance.

Take photos of your outdoor space as well as preliminary measurements. Bring them with you to share with your sales pro.

3. Anticipate a Test Dip.

Call the store in advance to set up a time. Bring suits and towels. At Olympic Hot Tub we provide fresh suits and clean towels. We WANT you to take a test dip.  We ENCOURAGE you to take a test dip. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking a test drive so why even consider a hot tub without trying it?  Taking a test dip in the models you’re interested in will be the ultimate test of what’s best for you.  Simply schedule a time at one of our stores.

 4. Overshare.

The more details you share, the more likely you’ll succeed in finding what’s the best hot tub for you. The sales pro wants to meet your expectations and fulfill your dreams, but can do that only if you share what they are. This is not time to make like a clam. Don’t expect him or her to guess what’s on your mind. When you do share, expect the salesperson to listen fully to what you’re saying!

5.  Declare your don’ts.

Treat your  sales person is your personal resource.  By sharing what you hate in terms of colors, shapes, seating as your tour the hot tub showroom, the sales associate can help you narrow your choices in the search for perfection.

6. Be budget blunt.

Being coy about how much you plan to spend leads the sales associate to offer models that you have no intention of purchasing. If you’re unsure of how much you need to spend to get what you want, give a range.  Check out financing options to ease your budget concerns.

7. Expect recommendations

You don’t have to do it all yourself.  The best hot tub sales professionals have trusted connections for electricians and contractors to help with decking, landscaping that they can recommend.

8. Ask for an in-home consultation.

Don’t be afraid to ask your sales pro to come out to your home and check out your space.   At Olympic Hot Tub we’re happy to set-up a FREE in-home consultation for you.  All you have to do is ask! Having an Olympic hot tub expert out to your home will:  a) Help you choose the right model for your needs and lifestyle;  b) Help you identify the right location and place to install your hot tub;  c) Help you choose the right hot tub to suit your budget;  d) Make sure your FREE home delivery and set up will go smoothly by looking over your site.

An in-home consultation ensures that you’ll be able to  relax for life!

RES EST SERVAS VOLUPTAS. Latin for Pleasure is Serious Business.


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