how to buy a swim spa

Can I Buy a Swim Spa Online?

Tips for buying a swimming pool alternative

If you are interested in buying a swim spa, one of the first places you might go to is the Internet. You might look for the best swim spa brand or explore the different swim spa models from Master Spas

You might even look to see whether you can buy a swim spa online. 

From groceries to clothing, medication to even cars, you can purchase most anything on a website. And, yes, you can order a hot tub or swim spa online.

Statistics show that 61 percent of shoppers have purchased a product online. Advantages to buying a product online are convenience and competitive pricing, and many shoppers are enticed by free shipping offers.

But it’s not just about buying a new pair of shoes or your favorite protein bars. There’s a growing number of people are open to purchasing big-ticket items from a website.

According to a report from Walker Sands, about half of people surveyed would consider making a big purchase online. Such items include cars, furniture, appliances, and homes. 

The more expensive item, though, the fewer number of people who actually purchased the product. 

If you are shopping for a swim spa, it might be tempting to purchase a model online. But buyer beware: You might not get the best swim spa for you and your needs.

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An H2X Trainer series swim spa by Master Spas is ideal for those who want to exercise and relax. The Trainer 18D has the largest swim area while featuring therapy seating.

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Swim Spa Online 

Wrong Fit

From sifting through swim spa brands to shopping their lineups, the choices can feel overwhelming. A website can provide you with information, but it can’t interact with you. When you visit a Master Spas showroom or attend a home expo, you can talk about your needs and wants with a knowledgeable salesperson. Maybe you are buying a swim spa because you have always wanted a pool but have a small backyard. Or, you are an avid swimmer and want the ability to swim at home. The salesperson might suggest an H2X Trainer 18D for the family that wants a pool alternative. For swimmers, the Challenger series or Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa Series will be a better fit.

Wet Test

What is it like to swim in a swim spa? How strong are the massage jets? You won’t know unless you get in. When you shop online, you will have to trust the website and reviews. Even then, you won’t really find out until the swim spa is installed and filled with water. Master Spas dealers offer the opportunity to “wet test” a swim spa so that you can see the benefits for yourself. 

Backyard Planning

Where do you put a swim spa? A swim spa by Master Spas needs a solid, level surface that can handle the weight of the swim spa. It can be installed on a reinforced concrete pad or recessed into the ground. If you are incorporating the swim spa as part of a backyard makeover, a salesperson can help you make sure you are choosing the best location. He will make sure you are able to access the equipment for regular service and can properly drain the swim spa when necessary.

Download our Backyard Planning Guide.

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H2X Fitness Swim Spas by master Spas feature a large flat floor and SoftTread to make exercising safer and more comfortable. If you are researching swim spas online, it’s important to make sure that you get the best swim spa for your needs.

Make the Connection

Most swim spas will require a licensed electrician to install a GFCI electrical hookup. A contractor and/or landscaper might be hired to complete the project. When you buy a swim spa online, you will have to do the legwork to hire the necessary labor. A Master Spas salesperson can help connect you to reputable contractors and electricians so that the installation is as stress-free as using a swim spa. 

Swim Spa Maintenance 101

Any backyard swimming pool or swim spa will require regular maintenance to keep the water clean. If you are new to swim spa care, you might feel intimidated and wonder how to balance the chemicals. When you buy a swim spa online, you are left on your own to figure out the process. However, when buying a swim spa from a reputable brand like Master Spas, you get unmatched support. The knowledgeable salesperson can explain the maintenance process and direct you to the right products. Also, you will be able to take advantage of the Master Spas library of video tutorials.

If you have questions or need support, Master Spas also has service reps all over the country and an Indiana-based customer support team.

Connect with your local Master Spas dealer