Everlast Spas Reviewed

It’s taken some time for us to do research on Everlast Spas as we don’t seek out and place much emphasis on “online only” or big box brands as they miss key elements of what we believe makes for a good hot tub ownership experience.  It is our belief that consumers need to see what they are going to buy, wet test before they buy (“test drive”), and ultimately have local support by an experienced and knowledgeable company that can not only address mechanical concerns (warranty) but also help with water care and maintenance concerns over the lifetime of one’s hot tub ownership.  The bottom line is that hot tubs are a wonderful recreational and therapeutic asset but there’s a lot of room for error and disappointment if you don’t due proper diligence before buying.

With that said, here’s what we know about Everlast Spas.  They are manufactured by Strong Spas out of Northumberland, PA and sold almost exclusively through big box retailers like Sam’s Club.  Their website (Everlast Spas) is VERY limited and seemingly out of date because it only shows four models available and Sam’s Club shows 13 models on it’s website as of writing this article.  Private label lines or exclusive lines like Everlast are not uncommon in the hot tub industry as the bigger hot tub manufacturers do not want to cannibalize their premium brands, most of which are sold through independent dealers across the country.  Not to mention, their would be substantial undercutting if the brands weren’t protected amongst the various sales channels (ie. online versus dealers versus wholesale clubs).  More importantly, there can be meaningful quality differences between spas sold exclusively online versus in a traditional retail showroom and the most risky part is that you can’t tell because you can’t see an “online spa” in person to compare what those quality differences might be under the hood.  You have to wait until your hot tub is delivered to evaluate quality and performance which puts you at a disadvantage right from the beginning.  If you don’t like it then it can be returned at your expense which is not an easy task as a hot tub is extremely large and weighs hundred of pounds making it logistically difficult to return.

Strong Spas also builds a similar line of hot tubs for Costco called Evolution Spas.  It appears that for the sake of exclusivity and price wars they name the lines differently.  We are also uncertain if there are any quality differences between the Everlast Spas or Evolution Spas.  Being that they are both targeted towards wholesale warehouse club members we would assume they are similar in quality.  Furthermore, all of the Everlast Spas are curbside delivery which means you have to have your own means of getting it to the exact location in your yard which can be a daunting task given the size and weight.  Finally, there’s the warranty which isn’t explicitly spelled out on every model listed on the Sam’s Club website.  There’s a few models that state a 5 year shell warranty and 1 year parts and labor equipment warranty which by industry standards is considered short.

Ultimately, a hot tub is an expensive purchase and to avoid buyer’s remorse we would always recommend good research before purchasing.  We offer extensive buyer’s guides, articles, and resources on our website for reference.  For more information you can visit our brands pages, dealer directory, or simply fill out our “Free Local Hot Tub Quotes” form (pink box) to get competitive prices on hot tubs and swim spas in your local area.


5 thoughts on “Everlast Spas Reviewed

  1. With out giving out my personal information is there a way to get pricing on spas? Costco and Sam’s club are the only prices I can find.

    1. Most dealers don’t publish prices because they get protected markets from hot tub manufacturer they represent. The best way to get prices in your area would be to fill out a quote form or visit a dealer showroom.

  2. Why do they make shopping for a hot tub harder than car shopping? In my experience, the on-line price request is just a gimmick to get my information. Even in store shopping is bad – never like it when the first question asked is “what is your budget?”

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