Tubs in the tank | The Columbus Dispatch

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Calspa is the existing hot-tub brand of LMS, a California company that hopes to expand sales through an agreement to sell additional hot tubs under the name of outdoor giant Coleman. Full Story
Bojangles

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 17, 2009
Hot tubs are so disgusting. Not only are they gross, but if you own a hot tub everyone automatically assumes that you're a big swinger.
tipusnr

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 17, 2009
I think the demand downturn is not just the economy but the realization of how much is involved in the maintenance and operation of one. The idea is great but you could easily go broke operating and maintaining a healthy spa.
Absolutely Agree

Downingtown, PA

#3 Nov 17, 2009
As an owner a hot tub all I can say is I have one sitting due to high repair costs. Whatever you spend on a tub plan , on big bucks for any service. They basically want $150 to just show up and diagnose a problem. Then the repairs are so expensive often in the $600 to $1200 range. Plus they always seem to breakdown just after the warranty expires.

And heaven forbid if we have a prolonged electrical outage in the winter or need a repair that requires the parts to be ordered and parts of the tub plumbing freezes for lack of parts. They tell you to place a heater inside the tub chasis , but can you imagine the cost of a space heater running twenty four seven for 2 weeks in the dead of winter while you wait for parts. Leaks are always a problem and stop leak products that they sell don't work. Filters are extremely expensive as are the chemicals that you have to add. Actual use of a hot tub is limited to your ability to tolerate 102-104 degree F water for about 15 minutes.With electical costs going up 25% over the next three years, it will become very expensive to operate.Hot tubs are like boats love them when you first get one , but you eventually lose interest and are stuck with something that is hard to get rid of just sits taking up space.
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tipusnr wrote:
I think the demand downturn is not just the economy but the realization of how much is involved in the maintenance and operation of one. The idea is great but you could easily go broke operating and maintaining a healthy spa.
pikkil47

Columbus, OH

#4 Nov 17, 2009
Get in a Coleman hot tub??? I think not. I live in Columbus, Ohio...I've been in a "Coleman Tub" for years..AND, I'm already up to my butt in alligators.
Bojangles

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 17, 2009
tipusnr wrote:
I think the demand downturn is not just the economy but the realization of how much is involved in the maintenance and operation of one. The idea is great but you could easily go broke operating and maintaining a healthy spa.
Now that you mention it... Practically everyone who has a hot tub claims that their hot tub is broken...

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