If you live in California, you probably own a hot tub, right? That’s what I had always thought, anyway, and it was one of the arguments I used to talk my husband into buying a hot tub. George (my husband) and I live in Stockton. Hot tubs are very popular here and I felt like we were one of the few people in our neighborhood who didn’t own one.
George didn’t understand why I wanted a hot tub so badly. I explained that hot tubs are used outdoors and we have great weather in Stockton. “Hot tubs make sense here!” I argued. He counter-argued that hot tubs are used in warm climates, like ours, but they’re also used everywhere else. He reminded me that even ski resorts feature outdoor hot tubs.
I had to come up with another reason as to why we should buy a hot tub. I reminded George that he has a bad back and hot tubs are great for easing aches and pains. I also reminded him about how often he complains about job stress and asked him if there’s anything more relaxing than soaking in a hot tub. When he couldn’t come up with a good answer, he agreed to visit a hot tub dealership with me the very next day.
When we arrived at the hot tub store, we were really impressed by how much time the saleswoman spent with us. She seemed really interested in finding out exactly why we wanted a hot tub so that she could recommend the ideal make and model to us. She wasn’t a high-pressure salesperson at all and didn’t simply push the most expensive make and model on us. She asked questions about our preferences, our budget, and our location. I told her that we lived in Stockton. “Hot tubs are great for people who live in climates like yours. Even though winters can be quite cold and summers get really hot, you’ll be using your hot tub all year round.”
George and I were also impressed by how knowledgeable the saleswoman was about all the different kinds of hot tubs Stockton CA had to offer on the market. She was able to answer all of the questions we had right then and there. Once we had the information we needed, she gave us a few minutes to discuss it on our own. Within 5 minutes, we had made our decision!
Fast forward six months—George and I are still loving our hot tub! The ease that it’s brought to our minds and bodies has been unbelievable. My only complaint is that we didn’t buy one sooner!