Last year, most hot tub manufacturers reported healthy sales, with growth rates ranging from the high single digits to low double-digits, according to Rebecca Robledo, deputy editor of Pool & Spa News. Robledo says that similar growth is expected in long as the weather lets up. Until then, though, sales are down about 35%, thanks to a cold spring and anxiety related to tax law changes. One bright spot in the market has been swim spa sales, which doubled in 2018 compared to the year before, reports Robledo.

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