Find out Why Everyone is Saying
“Let’s Go to Elko!”
by Melissa LaScaleia
The healing benefits of water have been touted for millennia, but only recently does science concur. Warm water bathing increases serotonin levels, the chemical produced by the brain that’s associated with happiness and well being; submerging in water can reduce pain and inflammation; it also calms the nervous system, reducing levels of stress and anxiety in the body; and improves your mood.
At the worst, stress can kill you, at the best, it contributes to premature aging and causes disease.
Health is a topic close to the hearts of Kimberley and Michael Elko. With their combined experience in sales, marketing, and innovation, the two decided to start a business together as a family helping others relax and connect.
“Many people are looking for a better solution to stress, pain, and overwhelm,” Kimberly says. “So we have a campaign for wellness: ‘Isn’t it Time to Relax?! …Let’s go to Elko.’”
Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools, near the Market Common, has been a mainstay in the local community for more than thirty-five years. The family owned business sells most major brands of hot tubs, HotSpring Spas, in-ground and above-ground pools, saunas, pool tables and game room products. They can repair anything, and are an authorized service and repair as well as a warranty center. They also provide testing and solutions for optimal water health.
“We have a lot of people who visit Elko Spas looking for relief from arthritis, sleep disorders, and fibromyalgia,” Kimberly says. “There are a lot of illnesses that a HotSpring spa or sauna can address. It benefits those looking for an alternative way to feel better. Even without health problems, I call the spa the new dinner table, because it’s a place to relax and reconnect with friends and family.”
If you’re going to buy a hot tub, Elko’s spas are proven to last. They have been a highly decorated dealership since their inception in 2004, and 2022 is no exception. They won six of the biggest awards in the county for “Best Spa and Pool Dealership” including: Best of the Beach, Best of the Grand Strand, Best of the Herald, Best of the Carolina Forest Chronicle, Best of the North Strand, and Best of the South Strand. Locals consistently vote them #1 in the Spa & Pool industry both for their quality products and service.
They’ve also garnered many awards and accolades both nationally and internationally in the arenas of customer service and dealership quality. In 2019 they won the HotSpring Southeast Dealer of the Year, beating out GA, SC, NC, and FL.
“We feel so blessed from all the success,” Kimberly says.
And the business seeks to stay active in and give back to the community. They belong to all the local area chambers and networking groups, and contribute to many local charities.
The other side of Elko’s business is in game rooms. They carry pool tables and all the products and accessories for games you could need, like darts, ping pong, shuffleboard, and more.
“Our showroom is spectacular,” Kimberly says. “And a huge draw for people of all ages because it’s both fun and informative. We have walls of accessories, water care supplies, game room products, and HotSpring spas on display. We are currently expanding so we can display even more.”
Elko can customize anything: pools, spas, and spaces. With their complimentary design service, you can create your dream backyard-spa or indoor game space.
Visit their showroom off of Palmetto Point Blvd. and 17 Bypass on the frontage road.