FAQ Learning Center
The answers to all of your hot tub related questions
Hot Tub Installation FAQ’s
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.”
We have several models available in all price ranges from 110v Plug n’ Play, 115v 20amp, up to 230v 50amp.
You’ll want to prep your space for the hot tub according to the manufacturer’s specs. Wether you have a gravel pad, cement pad, or smart deck.
Thanks to the way Hot Spring build their tubs, the majority of them can be placed on any level foundation. This means no pouring concrete, or the expense associated with it. As long as you make the space relatively level, we can place your new tub on paving stones, brick, pea gravel, or a deck.
In some cases, code now requires there be three feet of access in front of a tub’s equipment bay to service it, as well as six feet of unobstructed overhead clearance.
Setting a hot tub on gravel or timbers that can settle over time when the tub will be surrounded by a deck or other surfaces is not the best idea. Get the space prepared, pour a concrete pad that’s a minimum of 4”, and make the pad LEVEL. No slope, please.
Thanks to the way Hot Spring and Freeflow build their tubs, the majority of them can be placed on any level foundation. This means no pouring concrete, or the expense associated with it. As long as you make the space relatively level, we can place your new tub on paving stones, brick, pea gravel, or a deck.
Hot Tub Maintenance FAQ’s
A good cover is essential for minimizing heat loss. Whether anyone likes it, a cover should really be replaced at least every four years.
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.
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. “
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.
Maintenance can be an easy process with a good routine. Generally, there are a few things to do on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
Better health, greater relaxation, and overall wellness. These are all easily attainable with a hot tub. Many people wonder though, what maintenance is required? There are several steps that may seem overwhelming at first, but with a good routine will quickly become second nature. It’s important to check on your hot tub on a weekly basis. There are things specific to weekly, monthly, quartlery, and sometimes yearly maintenance.
It’s a good idea to make sure the cover is in good order, fits, and seals properly. Keeping the water balanced will also help in keeping critters out of your tub!
When the seasons change and the temperatures drop, there are critters in our world that seek out places that are dry and warm to camp out to endure fall and wintertime. The one place you DON’T want these lovely creatures to inhabit is your hot tub! Most Hot Spring Spas have built in protection against things like rats and mice, however, we do have mesh lining for added protection if need be. Another important factor, is to make sure that the cover fits securly and seals properly. As well as making sure the water is well balanced. This will help keep things from getting inside your tub.
The life of your hot tub can depend on a few things. Proper maintenance and care can allow your spa to last 20 years or even more!
Now you finally have a hot tub! But for how long? If you’re a Hot Spring Spa owner, you’re already in good hands. If the tubs are well taken care of, they can easily last 20+ years. In fact we have several customers who have had theirs for over 30 years.
The Freshwater Salt System allows you to opereate your hot tub with much less salt than ever before, preventing corosion.
Owning a high-quality salt water hot tub is as close as you can come to recreating the experience of a mineral spring in your home. Better still, you can soak in privacy while enjoying customized features designed to enhance the spa experience for your individual lifestyle. With our new and advanced Freshwater Salt System, the amount of salt the system needs to function is so low so that it will not cause corrosion.
There may not be such a thing as a no-maintenance hot tub, but there are low-maintenance hot tubs. We recommend taking a look at the Freshwater Salt System offered by Hot Spring Spas for the best low-maitenance hot tub experience.
Hot tubs will always require maitenance one way or another. However, Hot Spring Spas has taken strides with advancement in technology to make this process much easier with the new Freshwater Salt System. This system has many built-in features to make your spa owning experience easier than ever. With very little effort on your part, you’ll have clean, comfortable spa water waiting for you at any time. You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: superior water quality and minimal demands on your time and energy
Hot Tub Technical FAQ’s
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The circulation pump helps circulate the water continuously and quietly while using only a small amount of energy.
Without a dedicated circulation pump the hot tub must rely on the jet pumps to circulate the water. Jet pumps draw more power and make more noise than a low watt circulation pump.
It’s good to make sure that your hot tub has excellent insulation to keep energy costs down.
“Full Foam insulation: 1/2 pound-density urethane foam that fully insulates the space between the cabinet and the shell.
FiberCor™ Insulation: 2-pound-density 4x deeper than most foam used in hot tubs.
Layered insulation: Select models offer multiple layers of varying density foam to minimize gaps for maximum efficiency. “
Hot Tub Use FAQ’s
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. “
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.