Here’s Why: Parking Lots, Fairs & Hot tub expos are typically advertised as “national events” 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 ran by high-pressure sales staff who leave town and disappear as soon as the event is over never to be seen again.
You won’t find the world’s number one selling hot tub, Hot Spring Spas or Islander Pools & Spas at these pop-up expos. In the Capital District Islander operates two showrooms in Colonie and Ballston Spa. In regard to home shows, Islander Pools & Spas only participates in established, reputable home shows in our service area.
You need to make your decision in peace. At Islander Pools & Spas, we suggest you even schedule a consultation in your own backyard before you take delivery. That’s an offer we can provide as local company that you cannot get from a hired gun at a fair or expo who will disappear after the event.
Should a traveling show actually have a spa filled with water to test, you would have to be ready to get in your swimsuit in front of a crowd of people. And who wants to do that? Islander Pools & Spas offers you the opportunity for a “wet test” before you buy. A wet tests allow you to feel the jets, make sure the water depth fits your height, and the seating fits your body.
Sales reps want to close deals as fast as they can to earn their commission and keep your deposit. The claims and counterclaims you’ll hear for their products will boggle your mind. In fact, you are likely to hear that if you’re not going to buy today, they can’t help you because they work on commission. They’ll try to sell you what’s on hand, and if you order something like a customer color it could take months for delivery – and that’s if you receive it at all!
When the”fair” or “expo” price says 50 percent off, chances are that’s their regular price you’re looking at. Frequently, the fair or expo price is even higher than the regular price, so that the sellers can recoup the high cost of the booth and expenses from you!
One of the main reasons to avoid a fair or traveling expo is because when the event ends the fair or expo leaves too, and often without a local showroom or anyone to answer questions, much less provide service after the sale. That’s no way to buy a hot tub.
Take your time when buying a hot tub. Take along these 9 questions to get you started:
After you see some hot tubs and have bad coffee at the fair or traveling expo, we invite you to visit a Islander Pools & Spas showroom for a free test soak, free backyard consultation and pressure-free information about Hot Spring Spas, the world’s number one selling hot tub. You won’t find that at any traveling expo.