Trade-In and Trade-Up, or Do I Repair My Existing Spa?
Have you ever wondered if you should trade-in and trade up or repair an existing spa? We answer that question in this article.
If you purchased a Hot Spring Spa, Caldera or Jacuzzi spa, you purchased one of the world’s best brands. Due to the original design and construction strength of these brands, most often they are worthy of repair.
So, how do we answer the question, “Do I repair my existing spa?”
Call a Service Technician
The first thing we recommend is calling a certified spa technician. Our service department can help assess the condition of your tub including the cost of repairs needed.
Strong consideration will be given to the past care and maintenance of your hot tub and whether it was kept indoors, outdoors under a cover or just out in the open. We’ll also take these factors into consideration when we give you our recommendation to either fix it or trade up.
- The age of your spa
- The brand
- The construction integrity
- The current status of the manufacturer (are they in or out of business?)
- Are parts readily available?
Likewise, you can stop by one of our three locations and speak directly with one of our sales associates. They can explain your possible trade-in options.
How to Find Leaks
Hot tub leaks can be extremely frustrating problems, as leaks (especially the small ones) are quite hard to locate. Plus, if you can’t find the leak, it isn’t getting fixed. That’s where a certified technician comes in.
They are experienced in finding and fixing leaks while eliminating any frustration for you!
Determine Cost to Fix
If you live in the Wichita area, the diagnostic fee is $60.
After that, the repair fee can range from $300-$2000 depending on the severity of the damage. Older hot tubs with multiple leaks tend to average $1000-$2000 to fix.
Sometimes fixing a leak is simple. Sometimes, it takes multiple service trips, and we might have to put your hot tub on blocks to fix the leak.
The Repair Process
The biggest expense for fixing hot tub leaks is the man hours involved as we have to dig out the foam, locate the leak(s) in the plumbing lines and then do the repairs.
The Time Involved
Depending on the time of year, it can take up to a couple of months to complete.
This is, of course, dependent on mother nature and the weather. Freezing temperatures make it nearly impossible to repair leaks.
If parts have to be ordered, they can take up to two weeks to arrive. You have the option of paying extra to expedite the shipping process.
The Expected Outcome
If you have a leaky spa, and you want to fix it, we work on it until it is completely repaired!
We will be very realistic with you about the costs involved so you can make the best decision about either fixing the tub or trading in and trading up.
Your needs and desires as to your hot tub enjoyment are very important to us, and we will work with you to obtain the best outcome.
Determining Trade-In Value
You might be curious about your trade-in value.
If you are ready to upgrade, your old hot tub could have a trade-in value you could apply toward the purchase of a new spa.
Newer tubs have more powerful jets, state of the art water care options, advanced energy efficiency and good warranties. If you think it’s time for a new spa, please stop by one of our locations and visit with a sales associate.
If you would like more information about either repairing your spa or trading in and trading up, contact us today!