Many hot tub shoppers have questions about buying a spa and what owning one entails. Some don't know where to begin shopping or how to find the best spa for their budget; others want to learn how to manage a successful installation. Even people who already own a hot tub have questions about service, maintenance, and repair. To help guide you from spa curiosity to spa mastery, we've provided our newest informational hot tub videos below. For answers to other questions, you might have, peruse the entire Hot Spring® series of videos on YouTube.
TOP INFORMATIONAL HOT TUB HOW-TO VIDEOS
Choosing to buy a hot tub is a big decision. Whether you finance your purchase or buy it outright, a hot tub is a significant investment. So, it's important to find a spa that perfectly suits your lifestyle. While there's a lot of information about hot tubs online, it can be difficult to sift the most valuable spa insights from uninformed opinions. But our job is to make it easier for you. Let's get started.
DO I REALLY NEED A HOT TUB?
Do you want a hot tub, but aren't sure the rewards will outweigh the cost? Watch this short video on the mental, physical, and social benefits of owning a home spa. Hot-tubbing can relieve stress, relax muscles, and increase the quality time you spend with your family and friends.
HOW DO I BEGIN THE RESEARCH PROCESS TO BE A CONFIDENT HOT TUB SHOPPER?
Shopping for a spa can be a bit overwhelming. How do you know which manufacturer is the best or what features are most important? Here's how to begin your hot tub shopping journey with self-assurance.
WHAT HOT TUB FEATURES SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
Modern hot tubs include dazzling features, such as powerful jets, contoured seats, colorful LED lighting, and even waterfalls. But what features matter most for long-term enjoyment of your hot tub? Watch the video below.
HOW MUCH DOES A HOT TUB COST?
Hot tubs range in price depending on a wide variety of factors. Size, seating, shell and cabinet materials, and useful options and accessories all play a role, as do the manufacturer and dealer location. Here's a breakdown of what a typical hot tub will cost, and why.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO INSTALL A HOT TUB?
The cost to install a hot tub depends on the spa itself, where you plan to place it, electrical needs, and complexity. Will you place your spa on a cement slab or on a deck? Will you prepare the site yourself or hire professionals? Here's a brief discussion of the costs that are involved in installing a new spa.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO PREPARE MY SPACE FOR A HOT TUB?
Hot tubs are very heavy and must be placed near a power source. To properly install a spa, you'll need to prepare the area it will occupy and decide whether you'll plug your spa into an outlet or connect it directly to your home's central circuit breaker box. Your local dealer will deliver your spa by whatever means necessary, provide you with pre-delivery instructions, and even lead you to a trained electrician. Here's everything you need to know about preparing your space for a hot tub.
HOW MUCH WILL MY UTILITY BILL INCREASE?
Hot tubs require electricity and must periodically be drained and refilled. Still, the cost of running your spa may add less to your utility bill than you think. Certain hot tub features, such as your spa's insulation and cover, improve energy efficiency. The video below provides detailed information on hot tub energy use and utility costs.
WHO WILL FIX MY HOT TUB IF IT BREAKS?
A high-quality hot tub is engineered and designed to last a decade or more. However, it may require service over the course of its long life. Fortunately, your local hot tub dealer will be there to help. Defects should be covered under the manufacturer's warranty, which is why it's important to buy your spa from a reputable dealer.
I WORRY A HOT TUB MIGHT BE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN
If you lead a busy life or don't consider yourself mechanically inclined, you may be concerned that maintenance will be difficult or counterbalance the stress relief a hot tub provides. Fortunately, regular spa maintenance is quick and easy. Here's what you need to know.
IS IT HARD TO KEEP HOT TUB WATER CLEAN AND SAFE?
Clean water is a cornerstone of hot tub enjoyment. So, manufacturers have designed spa systems that keep the water clean and safe with a minimum amount of effort. To get a feel for water care maintenance and the different water care options available, watch this video.
Learn about the hot tub water care systems available.
While choosing the best hot tub for your lifestyle does require a bit of time and research, the effort you put in will reward you with a decade or more of comfort, stress relief, and relaxation.
Getting STARTED WITH THE FRESHWATER® SALT SYSTEM
Salt water sanitation systems use salt to automatically generate enough chlorine to keep your spa water clean and clear — requiring less maintenance and fewer chemicals. This results in more natural-feeling water without itchy dry skin or irritated eyes. Many spas come salt system ready. Here's what it takes to get started with a FreshWater® Salt System:
For more advice and insight on buying and owning a spa, review the articles in our blog and on our hot tub FAQ page. Our website is a complete spa knowledge source. Your local hot tub dealer is also a fantastic resource and ready to answer any questions you have about hot tub ownership.
We put our customers first. That’s why we design and engineer hot tubs that are comfortable, easy to maintain, and beautiful. If you’re interested in pricing information for Hot Spring spas, request a quote.