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Why A Custom Built Spa

Dec 22, 2016 | Building or Buying a Hot Tub

I have no doubt that most people have seen or maybe even the had the opportunity to relax in a spa or hot tub at one time or another. It’s a great experience and the first thing that came to your mind was probably, “boy I would love to have one of these”. And then reality sets in, a quality spa or manufacture built hot tub is expensive! You may not feel comfortable spending 7 to 10 thousand dollars on a new custom built spa or hot tub, some are even higher priced than that. I totally understood this, but that’s the price range that a decent quality hot tub will likely be in.

And let me say this, don’t waste your money on a spa or hot tub from one of the big box stores that might be selling hot tubs for 3 for 4 thousand dollars. All I’ll say is you’ll get what you pay for, and it won’t be much.  How about those cheap blow-up soft side tubs, are you kidding me! Who wants a mini vinyl cool pool on their deck or patio with no jets etc.…, save your money for the real deal my friends.

First, let’s define what a custom built hot tub really is. If you go to any spa or hot tub dealer you’re going to get a sales pitch like, “we can customize a hot tub just for you”, (it’s how they define custom). Translation, the tub is same but they can add or take away some of the amenities. My response, big deal it’s still going to be the same shallow fiberglass or acrylic/fiberglass bowl with no real footwell room and uncomfortable seating arrangements. (I’m sure I’ll get some flak for that statement), but, you know what, it’s the truth.

At Custom Built Spas, I define “custom” and show you how to build a real custom built spa or hot tub. One that truly is “custom” as being the size you want, the shape you want, the depth you want and outfitted the way you want, that’s what a real “custom built spa” is all about!

Why a Custom Built Spa

Let’s see if I’m reading your mind right at this moment. You’re thinking, OMG how much more is something like that going to cost me, right? That’s what I would be thinking. But here’s the reality, the cost can actually be less than the average cost of medium grade spa or hot tub. Higher end hot tubs can go for as much as 8-12 thousand dollars. I know for a fact I can save you as much as 80% or more on that cost! How, by showing you how to build it yourself. Plus, permanently installed hot tubs hold their value and can even add to the equity value of your home, portables do neither of this.

Now, I’m not so naive as to believe that everyone I contact or is reading this article is going to be willing or be able to build their own custom built spa or hot tub. But, enough of you have been willing to do this, which has kept me in business for over 16 years now, so wouldn’t you say I must be doing something right. Yes, I do cater to the DIYer, those are the people I best relate to because I’ve been a huge DIYer all my life. I love doing my own projects and I love learning how to do new projects. But most of all, I love teaching and showing others how to a project they may not have consider before, or maybe were a little intimidated by.

My custom built spa and hot tub building books and DVD video are so detailed, I’ve taken people with no previous DIY experience before and had them complete some pretty awesome custom built spa and hot tub projects. Go to my testimonials page, and see what customers have said about their experience working with me has been. I’ve had doctors, dentists, lawyers, engineers, mechanics, carpenters, retirees, men and women all over the country use my information package to complete some pretty impressive projects over the years. Visit my new “gallery” page to see some of these projects, .

Yes, some of these projects look a little intimidating but that’s only because some of these customers have more experience than other customers do. Plus, you get me as your personal spa and hot tub building “coach” all through your project until it’s done. Try to find anyone else in this business that does this! Read what my customers have said about this over the years!

I know for some of you it’s still going to be about the money. I get that, but let me throw something out to you. You may or may not have heard of a “plunge pool”. A plunge pool is simply constructed water vessel that you can sit in to relax and cool off, (or warm up). They can be the size of a custom hot tub like I outline in my information package, or they can be smaller and they can even be larger, totally customized just the way you want it.

Now here’s something nobody else will tell you. A hot tub and/or plunge pool can be the same type of water vessel, you can outfit a plunge pool just like it was going to be a hot tub, (not expensive at all), then convert it to a hot tub a later date when you have the finances to do so. What I mean by that is you can put in all the fittings and plumbing for the jets etc., and tie them in later. You will need to put in the filter system, but you can leave out the jet pumps, heater, blower, lights etc… and put all that equipment in a later time. So you basically construct a “dual purpose” unit.

I’ve just released my new publication on how to build a “Plunge Pools” it is included “free” in my spa books package now at no extra cost. When you see how straight forward building a “Plunge Pool” is that could be made into a hot tub later, it’s going to get you very excited. I’ve made this project extremely affordable and hopefully it removes all your cost objections, so you can get started on your dream project much sooner. So go ahead and get my information package right away and see what all the buzz is about. Looking forward to working with you real soon!

Gene Trumbull
Custom Built Spas

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Remember, my Mission is to help you, as my customer, build a beautiful hot tub of your own! I can show you how to build Spas, Hot Tubs, Swim Spas, Plunge Pools, Cocktail Pools or Exercise Pools at incredibly affordable prices! Everything you need to know is outlined in my series of easy-to-follow books and videos that cover a simple, step-by-step process that I’ve developed and refined over the years.

I will teach and help you with everything you need to know about building your own spa, hot tub, or swim spa yourself, regardless of what your DIY skill levels are and at a cost, YOU determine YOU can afford. As my customer, I’ll work with you at your own pace until your project is done and comes to life! For over 25 years now I’ve been helping people just like you, build their own hot tubs, spas, and swim spa projects. So, are you’re ready to let me help you build your project? Then what are you waiting for, let’s do this!

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