When homeowners purchase an older home, they learn one thing very quickly. Some repairs are just no longer cost-effective. Whether it’s the always-breaking-down air conditioner unit, or the old dishwasher or washer-dryer, etc. After spending bundles on repairs, it’s just no longer worth it. It’s time for a new replacement.
When these owners in Windham, NY, purchased a handsome log home. Along with it, they also inherited the seller’s old hot tub.
“They soon realized the old spa leaked, and they called us to repair it,” says Bill Renter, owner of Best Hot Tubs (Windham, Farmingdale, Westbury/NY) and Weekly Hot Tub Service (NY Metro, Long Island/Catskills, NY).
“The spa was 15 years old. And we’ve learned through years of experience that when a key part isn’t working, as was the case here, it’s hard to tell if any of the other parts are also broken. You won’t know until the key element is repaired. This often means we have to return several times and it could happen that someone ends up spending thousands on repairs.”
On one repair visit, Bill opened up the unit to show them the insides. The internal wood-frame construction had gotten wet from leaks, which had long ago softened the wood.
“Soft wood makes it easy for rodents and other critters to chew their way into the hot tub; in this case there were a lot of rodent droppings inside the guts of the tub.”
And it’s not just repairs that makes it no longer cost effective to repair an old hot tub, says Bill. Today’s Bullfrog Spas are so much more energy efficient to run than other spas. So over time you make back a lot of your money, just in energy savings.
“We’re talking about operating a Bullfrog Spa for about $25 per month, as opposed to $75-$100 per month with other hot tubs,” he says.
After a few attempts to get this old spa running, Bill invited the homeowners to our Best Hot Tubs showroom in Windham to see what a new, well-designed-and-built spa looks like.
At our showroom, the couple got a close-up view of Bullfrog’s tough 100% wood-free EnduraFrame structure with a durable 3-layer acrylic spa shell.
“This is key,” says Bill. “Nearly all other manufacturers frame their spas with wood or steel that can easily soften, rot or oxidize.”
Also while at our showroom, they were particularly taken with Bullfrog’s X series.
So as more kept going wrong with their old hot tub, they decided on Bullfrog’s X7L model, which, despite being a value-priced spa, it still boasts Bullfrog’s impermeable structure, superb insulation, great energy efficiency and amazing massage jets (JetPaks).
The Bullfrog model these Windham, NY clients chose boasts full-body loungers, traditional layouts and Bullfrog’s patented JetPaks (massage jets) which provide the ultimate in hydrotherapy experience.
Even the tray that runs underneath a Bullfrog Spa is made of the same injection-molded plastic as the frame. This is ideal when you live in a natural area where there are plenty of critters that might gnaw their way through a weaker frame.
The new owners of this handsome log home in Windham, NY, found they had to replace the existing 15-year old hot tub with this new one. After learning about the many benefits of a Bullfrog Spas at our Best Hot Tubs showroom, they chose Bullfrog’s price-friendly, X7L model.