Are you thinking about buying a hot tub?
Come to Bullfrog Spas of OKC, July 20-29 to get our best deals of the year!
We are in Moore right by highway I-35. Our tent sale will feature great deals on all our in-store products and free sanitation systems with all ordered hot tubs. There is no better time to shop for a hot tub than right now. Come by to talk to our Bullfrog Spas specialists to find the best hot tub and therapy jets for you. Several models are in-stock and ready for immediate delivery.
What are you waiting for? Come by today!
Bullfrog Spas of OKC
2520 N Broadway St
Moore, OK 73160
Investing in Knowledge Pays High Dividends When Shopping for a Hot Tub.
What makes more sense when shopping for a hot tub? Is it first to consider the tubs zone lighting, waterfalls, stereos, or other fluff stuff? Or is it the quality of materials used to construct the spa, the warranty, potential service issues, reviews, and the manufacturer’s reputation?
I asked the above questions because I’ve talked with many people that admitted they were mesmerized by lights and waterfalls, which distracted them from looking at what really makes for a quality hot tub. Yes, zone lighting and waterfalls are cool, but they offer zero to the longevity and performance of the hot tub.
WHAT SHOULD REALLY MATTER: Is the hot tub I’m considering made using proven materials, the type that won’t rust, rot, be food or housing for insects and varmints? Is the tub backed by our industry’s top tier warranty? Does the manufacturer have a reputation for truly innovative design and construction?
Are you shopping for a hot tub? If yes, then take 17 minutes in the comfort of your home to watch this very informative video. Water Reimagined – How Bullfrog Spas Changed Hot Tubs Forever
It never ceases to amaze me how people asking for help, cop an attitude when the help doesn’t meet their preconceived notions. You bought a hot tub off the internet, and you didn’t check the validity of the warranty, nor did you verify a local parts and service provider prior to the purchase. Now, your tub is on the fritz, and there’s no one to help, except someone 3 states away, that really has little to no interest in helping. It’s an expensive lesson to learn, and I’ve talked with many people over the years that have learned it, and today, I can add one more frustrated buyer to that list.
To often a percentage of hot tub buyers shop price, and nothing but price. I guess they’re thinking all hot tubs are the same, which could not be farther from a truth. Bargain shopping is fun, and worthwhile when it comes to certain purchases, but it’s never a good practice when buying a hot tub. Make your investment count, spend a little more from a local dealer that sells a reputable brand, made from state of the art materials. Also, make sure they have a service department with a proven track record. In fact, ask to speak with some customer references that have recently had service. Happy Hot Tubbin’!
Efficiency, Engineering, Health, Hot Tub Shopping, JetPak Therapy, Lifestyle, Test Soak, The Bullfrog Difference
A few weeks back was the 2016 Home & Garden Show at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, which usually brings out all the local hot tub dealers, plus some from out of town that don’t have dealerships in Oklahoma City. Like years past all the usual dealers were present, sporting their best game faces and armed with virtual unlimited bags of tricks in hopes of getting shoppers to buy their spa. The sad, and unfortunate truth is one of those tricks is out right lying about competitors, and the hot tubs they offer. Which was the motivation for this post! I must include, when you walk on our showroom floor, you will never hear us speak an untruth about one of our competitors. In fact, the only information you’ll ever receive is that which you can fact check to learn its validity, and you should always fact check any information you get from a hot tub salesperson in Oklahoma City. You never know when you’ve come across the one that will say anything to sell their product, and I assure you, they’re out there!
Stagnant, Bacteria Infested Water Behind JetPaks
I must start this with a confession, because there was a time I told this same lie when I worked for a different dealer in the Oklahoma City area. To my defense, I was new to the hot tub industry, and had zero experience with Bullfrog Spas. I was merely parroting what I heard others say, and was told it to be the truth. After all, anything is possible, and believable when you trust the one delivering the message.
The lie our competition tells deals with Bullfrogs superior design that results in the best performing, most energy efficient, easiest to maintain, and satisfying hot tub in our industry.
Below is an image that shows the front (left side), and the back (right side) of a Bullfrog Spa Therapy JetPak.
Our competition claims water does not circulate behind the JetPak, therefore creating a stagnant environment for bacteria to grow, and who wants to set in hot, bacteria infested water? That’s just nasty!
The truth is, the same sanitized water you sit in, is the same sanitized water that circulates behind each and every Bullfrog Spa JetPak. Notice the right side of the image below, you see the two swirled dotted lines, those lines indicate the location of downward facing jets. Those downward facing jets add turbulence behind the JetPaks, therefore increasing the amount of already circulating water in the hot tub, and consequently behind each Therapy JetPak.
It’s a simple design that many hot tub manufacturers wish they would have thought of first. In fact, in our industry, it’s shear genius!
Our Hot Tubs Are More Energy Efficient Than Bullfrog Spas
I will never understand why anyone would even bother to lie about this data. As you can see on the chart below Bullfrog Spas are by far the most energy efficient among the top brands in the hot tub industry. An attempt to negate this data is just foolish, the data came from the California Energy Commission (CEC), and that’s really all that needs to be said about this topic. At this point I could get very technical, but It would be boring at best. If you’re interested in learning more about the CEC, and their energy efficiency criteria and data, here’s a link to their site http://www.energy.ca.gov/ . If you need more convincing than this data from the entity with the strictest energy efficiency guidelines, then I’m out of ammo.
Now that we’ve established Bullfrog Spas are more energy efficient than any other leading brand of hot tub, let’s take a look at why that’s a truth. First, Bullfrog Spas have 90% less plumbing than any other hot tub made. The reason being most hot tubs, even leading brands, are made using methods, processes, and even materials that were being used in the 80’s. Well materials, technology, and engineering capabilities have come along way since then, and Bullfrog Spas is THE forefront of truly a new age of hot tub manufacturing. Gone are the days when a manufacturer could develop a slightly different jet, cup holder, integrated handrail, or light, and call themselves an innovator. True Innovators will be those that better our industry through energy efficiency, customization, reliability, and dependability. The very things Bullfrog Spas is doing every day!
As you can see in the image below there’s a drastic difference in the plumbing between Bullfrog Spas and ALL other hot tubs. Because Bullfrog Spas have 90% less plumbing, that means 90% less opportunity for plumbing issues such as leaks, and almost 100% more power. The reduced amount of plumbing also means the pump/pumps don’t have to work as hard to move the water through the plumbing. It really is as simple as genius engineering, coupled with a passion to be the best!
Imagine getting a leak in a typical spa that has this intertwining network of various sized plumbing hoses. Better yet, imagine trying to find that leak! I’ve witnessed this on many occasions, and I can tell you it makes for some rather unhappy hot tub techs! First they dig in through the bottom of the hot tub in hopes of finding the leak. If that proves to be fruitless, which is often the case, then they put blue dye in the water and wait. They wait for the dyed water to leak its way through the plumbing and insulation so the tech may follow the blue trail to the leak. Now, I’ve seen this process take from a few hours, up to several days. Do you want to be with out your spa for several days? No, you probably don’t, but in the before mentioned scenario, you’ll have no choice. Which takes us to lie number three.
If A Jet Goes Out On A BullFrog Spa, You’ll Have To Replace The Entire JetPak
Aye Yi Yi! I guess given the right circumstance and a salesperson that can deceive without blinking, this may be made to be believable. However, it’s not even remotely the truth! The truth is, the vast majority of hot tubs use jets that clip into a hole cut into the shell, whereas Bullfrog’s are individually screwed (not clipped) into each Therapy JetPak. Most of our competition tries to get people to believe our jets are somehow molded into the JetPaks, that’s not the case for Bullfrog, or any other portable spa manufacturer. Which is just another reason to buy a Bullfrog Spa, our shells are not full of holes that hold a jet in place with a simple clip. I’ve seen hundreds of examples of the clipped jets failing, and ending up in the foot well of the hot tub.
A few days ago I sold a spa to a very nice couple from Norman, they had been shopping for a while, and had visited most of the hot tub dealers in the Oklahoma City metro, and they had heard this specific lie from different dealers. I must admit I gain a great deal of enjoyment watching logical thinking people have an Ah-Ha moment! I knew they realized they had been lied to, and were even a bit peeved about being deceived by someone that was presenting themselves as a concerned, and helpful seller, yet would say almost anything just to get their money.
The reality is, buying a hot tub can be a major investment, and I have to believe every buyer wants to make a wise investment. Well, in order to do that, you must dig in and do some research before going shopping. After you’ve armed yourself with valid information, you’ll be able to detect when someone is deceiving you, and therefore you can defend against being bamboozled! Happy Hot Tubbin’!
Kerry T Crane
Bullfrog Spas of OKC
Purchasing a spa or hot tub is a significant investment, and one that, if carefully researched and evaluated, will reward you with years of relaxation and fun for you and your loved ones. A quality hot tub will last well over a decade, but what constitutes a quality hot tub? What other factors should be considered for personal comfort? How do you know you are making a purchase that will fit your needs and desires and will continue to provide the relaxation you deserve?
Here are some questions to consider while choosing the perfect hot tub for you.
How do you plan on using your spa or hot tub?
Do you plan on primarily using your hot tub for you and your spouse to relax after a long day, or for multiple occupants at large parties? Understanding your desired size can help you narrow down your selection. Size is not always equal to capacity; however, it is important to determine both the dimensions and the capacity. Most hot tubs range in seating 2 to 8 people.
In addition to capacity, seating arrangements and styles should be taken into account. Many spas offer both lounge seats and upright seating combinations. Upright seating will open up more space and may provide for greater capacity, whereas lounge seating takes up more room in the hot tub, but provides reclined relaxation. There are many combinations to choose from when deciding on seating type and arrangements, so consider your needs and research thoroughly.
What should you look for in spa jet systems?
In recent years, there has been exciting innovations in spa hydrotherapy and interchangeable jets. Jetting systems can vary greatly between manufacturers and models, however. Consider looking for ergonomic jetting styles with adjustable flow, like the JetPak Therapy System available through Bullfrog Spas of OKC, which allows you to customize your jets to your liking at purchase, change the jetting system when desired, and adjust the flow volume to completely tailor your spa experience to you. Consider choosing a variety of jet types, from swirling, pulsating, steady, or oscillating flows. Different jet types will lend to different massage sensations.
Be wary of manufacturers who tout the quantity of jets, rather than placement and quality, as the latter will matter more in the overall benefit of your spa therapy experience.
What should you know when considering spa construction and energy efficiency?
Most high quality spas are made from an extremely durable acrylic shell placed on a support structure. This waterproof material is impervious to chemical saturation, moisture, and wear from exposure to elements overtime. High quality tubs will also be made using a frame of ABS or another durable composite material. This structure ensures precision in the manufacturing process and an exact fit and finished when compared with handmade frames of wood or metal, which are more likely rot and corrode overtime and be affected by human error. Some spas are made from a rotary molded plastic such as the plastic used in folding picnic tables or kayaks. Though this type of plastic is cost effective, it also delivers lower quality and will affect overall longevity.
When planning for monthly operating costs, take into consideration the energy efficiency of your tub. First, look at insulation. Fully foam-insulated tubs will be most effective in avoiding heat escape. Check to ensure your hot tub meets or exceeds the California Energy Commission (CEC) guidelines, which will ensure that your tub conserves energy even in very cold climates. Check to ensure your spa cover is well made and fits securely. If you should need a replacement, contact the manufacturers to avoid energy loss.
Plumbing can significantly affect energy costs. The more plumbing built into your spa, the more exposure to the environment and the more friction will occur before water is pumped through the jets. Find a tub with minimal plumbing to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
What extra features are there to consider?
Many spas offer extra features, such as colored mood lighting, built in sound systems, spa lid lifters, ozone purifier systems for easy water care, as well as mobile control apps to remotely monitor jets, heating and security settings. While not changing your spa’s performance, some of these features can provide for an enhanced spa experience.
In summary, when careful consideration is given to your intended spa usage, spa construction, energy saving features, and jet systems, you will be able to find the perfect spa for your needs and enjoyment.
Bullfrog Spas of OKC is a locally owned hot tub dealership. Our corporate location is Salt Lake City, UT, established in 1996 and has a strong international network of authorized dealers. We believe this is the best of both worlds: you have local community presence and can conduct business with a team you will know, like and trust. On the other hand, through Bullfrog Spas’ corporate team we have resources that are endless and provide our customers increased peace of mind while shopping with us. Our hot tubs are constantly evolving and the new STIL ™ is a force to be reckoned with-especially for those who enjoy contemporary, modern taste. (Recently it received an iF Design award.) Bullfrog Spas has perfected quality, its patented JetPak Therapy system as well as the overall hot tubs’ efficiency. By shopping with us you will receive the benefits of a reputable company with constant research and development, top-notch warranty programs, consultative and professional sales staff who are honorable, etc.
Our Bullfrog Spas of OKC staff is committed to education, and we value the hot tub research and questions about maintenance and ownership people come to us with-in fact, we welcome them. Beyond that, our commitment to our customers’ satisfaction extends after the sale and our help and interest in overall health and happiness expands over years. We impact lives after delivery and installations of our hot tubs.
Locally supporting our clients’ businesses, the causes that touch their hearts and learning about their interests, and yes, we talk about water chemistry and how much they love their Bullfrog Spa. These are founding principles of our leadership and why we have gratitude and referrals from Bullfrog Spa owners. At Bullfrog Spas of OKC we lead our business with the same beliefs our parents instilled in us- and we are passing fundamentals down to our children.
One of the philanthropic local events we support is Ladies Night Out or LNOKC. LNOKC, which focuses on empowering Oklahoman’s, has developed into one of the premier networking events for business professionals across the metro. Initially the events were only female attended. Due to its popularity and the discovery of our community’s desire to support the selected causes, men have also attended some of the 2014 events and will be included in a few of 2015’s.
April’s event will be “Ladies and Gents” held Tuesday April 21 at Waters Edge Winery, 712 N. Broadway. Board members include Donna Allen, Residential Real Estate Agent of Berkshire Hathaway, Pam Battle, Managing Director of Opes Advisors, Meg Busteed, Reverse Mortgage Specialist of CMG Financial, Sarah Edwards, Owner of Waters Edge Winery Bullfrog Spas of OKC’s Julie Elerick and Ashley Stephens of BOK Mortgage.
Tuesday’s event will support Family Builders. For information on its help the organization services parents, families, individuals and community groups impacted by abuse or family violence.
If you have an upcoming event or cause you care about please contact us at (405) 605-5330. For further information on LNOKC and the April event you can visit here, and here’s an Invitation to Forward available via this link.
People shopping for their first hot tub often visit our showroom. There are many questions and concerns, and we gladly answer and assist. Our customers have given us feedback on why they chose a Bullfrog Spa for their hot tub. There are benefits of owning a Bullfrog that differentiate our hot tubs from others.
Our hot tub’s construction is a Cast resin support structure
with molded plastic base. There are no wooden 2 X 4’s , because wood frames can present a lot of potential problems. With time the problems will most likely appear once your warranty expires.
Wooden 2 x 4’’s are stapled together. We’ve seen more gaps between various wooden pieces, and that frame is used to support the spa shell. ( Note: a hot tub full of water weighs 1 – 2 tons).
Wood dimensions are impacted with changing humidity and temperatures. Almost all hot tubs are outside, where these change the most. One of the more common reasons for a cracked shell is the wood frame. Wood also attracts pests: carpenter ants and termites and other critters eat from the inside out.
From the ground up a Bullfrog Spa is built with precision and pride and the best materials available make up the entire tub. Thepatented EnduraFrame™ support structure, a sturdy molded ABS spa frame made with no wood or metal, will never rot or corrode. Our revolutionary construction methods provide tremendous support for your hot tub and the thousands of pounds of water it will hold. The molded ABS EnduraBase™, EnduraBeam™ structural columns and other EnduraFrame™ components are precision aligned the exact same way every time.
Our goal is for you to have a hot tub you can enjoy for many years. A well-built and worry-free hot tub will provide you comfort and peace, and your investment will be well worth it. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Here are some industry awards Bullfrog Spas holds:
Is a Hot Tub or a Pool the best choice for your home? Water therapy and family time are both great reasons to consider making your backyard a wet retreat. You may have had conversations about purchasing a hot tub or swimming pool and perhaps have even done some shopping. There are things to consider when thinking of what water may be best for your home.
Consider the size needed in your yard. While a pool offers more space for people to float or play water volleyball, being far apart may not be so great. Smaller pools are available, but they do require a lofty budget.
An above ground portable hot tub can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, or a full size in ground pool can be $50,000 or more, often times much more than that. The range of cost is so broad that it is extremely difficult to compare the two. Preparing your yard for a pool and leveling are all costly preparations. Materials, labor, add-on’s, size/depth of the pool and the condition of your backyard all can create more of an expense.
Upkeep costs are another area where pools and hot tubs may be more similar than different, depending on your usage. Consider the amount of time vacuuming or sweeping leaves/dead bugs from a pool and the fact that it’s uncovered during its season of use-typically.
Hot tubs also require chemicals, but a Bullfrog Spa is 90% more efficient than any other hot tub. And adding an ozone purification system will assist you by lowering the amount of needed chemicals, prolonging the tub equipment and optimizing your water conditions.
Hydrotherapy creates the distinct advantage over a pool. Hot water dilates blood vessels while circulation improves. Pain lessens as joints and bones are flushed with newly circulated blood. An increase in blood flow, created by hydrotherapy, also has shown to reduce blood pressure -a person will sleep better and more deeply. A pool simply does not have water hot enough, not to mention jet therapies strong enough to provide your hydrotherapy.
A heated pool is more costly than a non-heated pool. Depending on weather, at best you can expect a solid three months of pool usage. A hot tub is something that can provide hydrotherapy and fun year-round. Adjusting the temperature allows you to get more time throughout all seasons from your hot tub.
If space or cost is an issue an above ground spa does an excellent job of meeting your water recreational needs. Numerous hydrotherapy benefits and multiple therapies available through Bullfrog Spas’ JetPak Technology are just the beginning of a multitude of reasons hot tub ownership will benefit you.
Shopping for a hot tub can be overwhelming. You have made the decision, and possibly your creaking neck and stress levels remind you multiple times daily that it’s time for hydrotherapy. We have shopped the hot tub market in Oklahoma City, and in fact, prior to opening the authorized dealership of Bullfrog Spas almost bought a different brand (AHHHHH gasp! Say it isn’t so!?!?- guess what, it is!)
There are a few things people voice concerns about, and we want to discuss those in this blog.
Get a licensed electrician to come and give you a no-cost estimate. You may have premature sticker shock and fear something that truly is not near the cost you envision.
It is also recommended for the sake of your family’s safety, and we consider furry members as family members, too, that you have your electrical wiring checked. Winter storms, ages of homes, changes in your neighborhood are among things that can all have an effect on your electricity.
Getting the environment ready
There are economical ways to use pavers, decking materials and incorporate a beautiful hot tub into the space that fits best for your family. If budgeting calls for creating something that is not your dream keep this in mind- once you are in your Bullfrog Spa truly enjoying me time, or connecting with loved ones, and experiencing a more happy, healthy life you will not notice what sits under the tub. After all, our goal is to keep you safe and have your hot tub in a stable location. Here are some tips for preparation as well as a link to some of our Pinterest ideas. There are also images of all models of our spas online, installed, in various environments.
Do your research! Read online reviews, talk to friends and family and visit with your sales person. It’s okay to ask questions-we believe the most stupid question is the one left unasked. Consider the time you were buying an auto or your first home. A Bullfrog Spa will be with you many years, and even if you plan to move locations this hot tub will most likely go with you. Warranty information and truly trusting your sales person and the company is vital. Our team will educate you and review all of these prior to any sale.
Considering how many people and truly what you will need your hot tub to do for you are the best starting points in selecting the proper hot tub. It’s important to see how the hot tub fits, and we encourage you and any primary users to come into our showroom with your socks for the shopping experience (unless, of course, it’s a surprise). Seeing how your/their body fits and checking lounger lengths are great gauges to choose the right size. If you prefer more seats or a lounger in your Bullfrog Spa this exercise will steer you into the perfect hot tub fit.
Owning a hot tub and maintaining it is feasible and economical. We will consult with you on chemicals, how to maintain and treat your hot tub and the water, review cycles and listen to your needs and wants. This customer care will continue after we deliver and install your spa. We do offer financing and have periodic promotions which offset the costs of the tub and sometimes include accessories. Tax returns, bonus or commission checks, selling a luxury item you currently own that you/your family use(s) infrequently are all ways to find money for your Bullfrog Spa.
Our goal at Bullfrog Spas of Oklahoma City is to find you the best fit-financially and personally. We listen, recognize the importance of this investment, and we will maintain the level of service you receive when you shop with us. Our expertise and care for your enjoyment of your hot tub will last as long as you do. The corporate support and warranty programs on our hot tubs are impeccable.
So what are you waiting for?!? Let’s get your spa design configured and discuss getting you into your own backyard retreat- happy, healthy, irreplaceable moments await you!
The health benefits of hot tubs are endless. The escape from reality and time for yourself while you soothe the soul is unquantifiable. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, whether you are single or attached, a parent or not, a Bullfrog Spa will bring you and yours years of healthy happiness together.
Date nights, designer sunglasses, or chocolates and roses are among some of the gifts people usually give their sweetheart. But these gifts can be costly, unhealthy, or enjoyed by one person only. People expect to receive gifts they hint about. We challenge you to surprise and do what is unexpected- the best gifts are those we cannot measure, predict or fathom how much we can use or enjoy.
A Bullfrog Spa is the perfect way to say “Be Mine” on Valentine’s Day! Just as you are unique and an individual, why would you buy a gift for yourself or a loved one that is ordinary and “expected!?!” With 16 JetPak therapies, only our hot tubs can enhance your experience! Bullfrog Spas transform a simple night at home into a luxurious night of romance and relaxation.
Our customers tell us daily how much they enjoy connecting and feeling better-alone or together. The consistent theme among all of our spa owners is that they did not realize how much they would fall in love with the Bullfrog Spa in their home!
Don’t take our word for it- Here are the Love Letters we have received from Bullfrog Spa owners.