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    Advice on Comparing

    Hi guys! So we are torn between a Caldera Vanto and a Hot Springs Rhythm with speakers. I know they are from the same manufacturer, but wanted to ask if One is better than the other. The second thing I wanted to ask is, are the speakers worth an additional $600? Thank you for all your help!

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    Re: Advice on Comparing

    I can't comment on the spas. But, you can spend $200-300 on a single bluetooth speaker these days. If multiple dealers carry your spas, see if you can get a couple of different quotes. You might also consider any maintenance and/or replacement cost, e.g. fixing or replacing the speakers. Although it is often convenient to have things packaged, sometimes having discrete components is more maintainable/serviceable in the long run. For example, you could probably put $600 toward a nice sound system with a remote control, a little bit away from your Spa that might bring you similar enjoyment with less replacement/repair hassle.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Advice on Comparing

    It depends on why you want a hot tub, and how you plan to use it, I am perfectly happy with my 19 year old Hot Spring Jetsetter that I bought used a few years ago, it does almost everything the current Jetsetter does (has the original style moto-massage, not the DX), just lacks the bells and whistles, no color changing temperature display (just new enough to have digital display by 1 year), no speakers, no internet enabled controls, ... But when my back is aching I don't really care about that stuff.

    p.s. I have about $2,000 invested in my tub, which includes purchase, and replacement of various worn parts, it has likely spent is entire life indoors and people never guess its age, a new Jetsetter is $9,500, plus mine was from the last year Hot Spring used real redwood exterior slats.
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    Re: Advice on Comparing

    I wouldn't spend an extra dime on speakers. Especially with all the Bluetooth capabilities now days


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    Re: Advice on Comparing

    Thanks guys... didn't opt for the speakers! I'll just bring out the Bluetooth speaker!

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    Re: Advice on Comparing

    Congrats...... Enjoy your Hot Tub!


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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