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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to all of your hot tub related questions

Hot Tub Shopping FAQ’s

How much does a hot tub cost?
The price of a hot tub can vary. However, we have hot tubs in all price ranges for everyone.

Hot tub prices are not an industry secret. The main reason they are not displayed on the manufacturer’s website or most dealers’ websites is that prices vary, depending on several important factors. However, we always make sure we have great hot tubs in every price range to fit everyone’s needs.

How much does a hot tub cost to run?
This depends on the usage, the most energy efficient hot tubs average $10-$20 month.

The cost will depend on a few different factors. These include the ambient temperature outside, the size of your hot tub, and the frequency of use.

The most energy efficient spas on the market cost as little as $10-$20/ month to run.

How big should my hot tub be?
Chosing the right size hot tub can be daunting. You’ll want to consider how many people will be using the tub and what will be a good fit for your family. We are happy to point you in the right direction.

The key to a hot tub that is enjoyed to the full and used all the time is one that fits you correctly, and is big enough to do the job. We want to help you find the perfect hot tub for your family.We have hot tubs in every price range for every family. Choosing a hot tub can seem like a daunting task, we’re here to help!

What's the best water care system for a hot tub?
We recommend the Freshwater Salt System for the best water care experience.

This system can improve your well-being in three key areas: It provides the ultimate experience in relaxation, they help support a healthy and active lifestyle, and they’re convenient and simple to maintain. When you spend less time caring for your spa, you have more time to enjoy the benefits.

Should I buy a used hot tub?
Buying a used hot tub can be a good option. However, we recommend buying a new hot tub with a full warranty.

While buying a used hot tub can seem like a great and viable option. There are a few things to consider. If something goes wrong you’re stuck. However, if you buy a new hot tub you will receive a full warranty and can rest easy. Buying a used hot tub from an individual is very much like a shot in the dark. You’ll never really know how that hot tub was maintained, or if proper water care was part of its history. Good water care is the key to getting a full life out of a hot tub.

Can I claim my hot tub on my taxes?
There are situations where you can claim your hot tub on your taxes with a doctors recommendation.

If your doctor has recommended hot water therapy for chronic medical issues or another event that has caused physical trauma, you may be able to claim part of your hot tub purchase as a medical deduction. We recommend consulting your doctor to discuss if this would be an option for you.

Hot Tub Use FAQ’s

Can hot tubs cause headaches?
When you feel a migraine coming on, grab a cold compress—a couple if you have them handy. Head out to the hot tub, and get yourself full immersed. Increasing circulation to your extremities will immediately help dilate blood vessels in your feet and hands.
How often can I use my hot tub?
As long as your hot tub is well maintained and cared for, you can use your hot tub as many times as you want!

“With a hot tub at home, it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of hydro-therapy 24/7 without a costly appointment.
Powerful heated jet streams knead away neck, shoulder, back, and even mind tension, leaving you ready and energized to face another hectic day. As long as your hot tub is well maintained you can, like so many other Hot Spring Spa owners, enjoy your hot tub every day. “

Do you have to Shower before Using a Spa?
Excessive lotions and other grooming products (make up, hair gel) also cause negative side effects with hot tub water. If you can remember, do shower before heading over to your friend’s place, and resist the urge to use a lot of extra grooming products that can end up creating issues for your friend’s tub later.
Can Children Use a Spa or Hot Tub?
Depending on the age of the kids in the spa, it’s also important to keep a few things in mind to make sure the tubbing is worry-free for all involved.
What is hydrotherapy?
Basically, hydrotherapy is using water to relieve discomfort and pain and promote physical well-being. As a therapy, it’s nothing new as people have been using water to relieve aches and pains for centuries.
Can I use the spa during cold winter weather?
We’d like to submit to you that the winter time is absolutely one of the BEST times to use your hot tub! It will warm you up, give you a break from the hustle & bustle, allow you get some quiet time on a crisp winter night…it’s good for you 365 days a year, trust us!
Does using a hot tub help you sleep better?
A number of things related to a soak help your body relax and prepare for sleep. One of the key factors is simply the hot (102-104 degrees) water: raising your core body temperature sets your body up to automatically cool down after leaving the tub. To your anatomy, this is a signal that it’s time to sleep.
Should I empty my hot tub after each use?
Hot tubs only need to be re-filled once every few months, meaning that a hot tub does not put the kind of daily strain on our water supply that something like regular long, hot showers or baths do.

Hot Tub Maintenance FAQ’s

Do I really need a Spa Cover?
A good cover is essential for minimizing heat loss. Whether anyone likes it, a cover should really be replaced at least every four years.
How do I prepare my hot tub for winter?
We know a lot of folks tend to curb their hot tub use in the colder time of the year.

If you’re one of those folks, we want to offer some advice on some things to definitely NOT do during wintertime with your hot tub.

How much does a hot tub cost to run?
This depends on the usage, the most energy efficient hot tubs average $10-$20 month.

“The cost will depend on a few different factors. These include the ambient temperature outside, the size of your hot tub, and the frequency of use.

The most energy efficient spas on the market cost as little as $10-$20/ month to run. “

Is it more efficient to keep your hot tub hot, or heat it up for each use?
Hot Spring Spas draw less energy than a 40 watt light bulb when not in use! Really, you can afford to keep it running and hot and not worry about any extra energy expense.

Hot Tub Use FAQ’s

What is the difference between a 110V or 240V spa?
Both 110v and 220v spas will keep the water hot around the clock.

220v spas can heat the water while the jets are on high or low. 110v spas can only heat the water while the jets are on low.”

Can these spas be put in-ground? What is the process?
A hot tub has components that will need service at some point.

Do not build a hot tub’s equipment side in to a deck with no access!

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