Whether you already have a hot tub on your deck or patio, or you are considering purchasing a new model, you may have questions. This list of Frequently Asked Questions, and answers, is meant to assist you. We believe that well-informed buyers will choose a hot tub. Feel better, spend more time together, and relax. Visit one of our showrooms to ask about how easy it is to own a hot tub.
SHOULD I BUY A HOT TUB?
1. Can I afford the initial cost of a hot tub?
2. Can I afford the long-term maintenance and care that a spa requires?
3. Is my backyard or home big enough for a hot tub installation?
4. Will I benefit from fewer aches and pains, better sleep and reduced stress?
5. Do I have enough time to care for a hot tub? If not, will I consider routine spa service?
6. Will my family benefit from and use a hot tub?
7. Am I willing to invest in a longer-lasting, higher-quality hot tub?
If you said yes to one or more of the questions above, a hot tub might be right for you! Speak with an expert at your local hot tub dealership to learn more about the prices, sizes and brands available to you.
HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS COST?
Keep in mind, hot tubs with a better quality will likely have a higher price point. In most cases, you get what you pay for, which is why cheaper hot tubs with a lower quality tend to not last as long, have more maintenance costs and repairs, and offer a lesser experience. Although a lower price point may seem like a great way to cut costs during the initial purchase, it can have many disadvantages in the long run.
HOW DO I CLEAN A HOT TUB?
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY HOT TUB WATER?
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY HOT TUB FILTER?
• Rinsed with water from the hose every two weeks
• Soaked overnight in a filter cleaning solution every two months.
• Replaced once a year with a new, fresh filter
As a general rule of thumb, you should always have an extra hot tub filter available. If anything were to happen to your filter, you will have an extra handy. Not to mention that you can place it in the hot tub while the other is being cleaned.
WHAT IS A SWIM SPA?
ARE SWIM SPAS WORTH IT?
- Increased home value
- Better quality of life
- Improved backyard lifestyle
- Improved overall health
- Reduced stress
- Weight maintenance
- Eased muscle tension
- Soothed joint pain
- Improved sleep patterns
- Better post-injury recovery
CAN YOU EXERCISE IN A SWIM SPA?
Before starting any exercise regimen, we recommend speaking with a physician first to ensure your best health.
SHOULD I INSTALL MY POOL ABOVE OR BELOW GROUND?
In-ground swimming pools
• More functional
• Better aesthetic
• Longer installation
• More expensive
• Lasts longer
Above-ground swimming pools
• Reduced risk of injury from slips and falls
• Reduced costs
• Easier to move locations
• Less invasive installation
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY HOT TUB COVER?
Signs that you need to replace your hot tub cover can include:
• Rips or tears
• Damaged or deteriorating material
• Foul odor
If you notice that the material has ripped or was torn, we recommend having it repaired right away. Damaged or deteriorating material can allow for water to seep through the protective lining, leading to moisture build-up and bacteria growth. That is why heaviness is a sign that your hot tub cover needs to be replaced, because it is full of moisture and likely bacteria too.
HOW TO CLEAN MY HOT TUB COVER?
WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?
Heat helps your muscles and joints to relax and let go of any built-up tension.
Buoyancy lifts weight and pressure from your body, giving it a well-deserved break and enabling further rest and relaxation.
Massage from the jets helps to penetrate some of the most stress-prone areas of the body, helping to ease aches and pains.
Soaking in a hot tub for as little as 20 minutes several times a week can lead to a variety of health benefits, including:
• Soothed joint pain
• Eased muscle tension
• Better sleep patterns
• Reduced stress
• Improved post-injury recovery
HOW CAN I MAKE MY BACKYARD SAFER?
• Install a tall and strong fence
• Install a fence around your pool, swim spa or hot tub
• Place a cover that locks on your pool or spa
• Keep a first aid kit in an easily-accessible location
• Ensure your family is trained in first aid and CPR
• Pool owners should have a rescue pole, hook or rope available
• Always ensure the water is clean and safe for use
• Keep a pitcher of iced water or water bottles available for hydration
• Keep pets leashed or inside if they are prone to jumping in the water
SHOULD I BUY A POOL OR HOT TUB?
If you can’t decide between the two, it sounds like you seek secret option number three: a swim spa! This spa system is smaller than a pool, but larger than a hot tub. In fact, many describe these systems as a hybrid between a pool and hot tub. With two separate areas, one for recreation and the other for relaxation, swim spas can prove to make the perfect addition to just about any backyard.