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Vanguard®

(154) | $$$$$
Every seat in the family-friendly Vanguard could be your best seat. It features two seats with Moto-Massage® DX jets, and jets to soothe your neck, shoulders, back and feet.
People 6 Seats
Seating Lounge
Voltage 230 V
Size 7’3” x 7’3” x 36” | 220 cm x 220 cm x 91 cm
Water Care FreshWater® Salt System Ready
Exclusive Moto-Massage® DX Jet
Optional Bluetooth® Music System
BellaFontana® with Three Illuminated Arcs of Water
Exterior and Interior LED Lighting
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Cabinet

  • Walnut
  • Bronze
  • Sandstone
  • Driftwood
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Shale

Shell

  • Alpine White
  • Ice Gray
  • Ivory
  • Tuscan Sun
  • Desert
  • Alpine White
  • Ivory
  • Tuscan Sun
  • Desert
  • Alpine White
  • Ivory
  • Tuscan Sun
  • Desert
  • Alpine White
  • Ice Gray
  • Tuscan Sun
  • Platinum
  • Alpine White
  • Ice Gray
  • Alpine White
  • Ice Gray
  • Platinum
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Vanguard Jet System

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Moto-Massage® Bucket Seat

Shaped to comfortably cradle your body for a long relaxing soak.

Moto-Massage® DX Jet

Two moving streams of water sweep up and down the length of your back for an unparalleled massage experience.

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Directional Precision® Jet

Adjustable up, down, right and left for a pinpoint muscle treatment and targeted massage right where you want it.

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JetStream® Jet

Adjustable directional jets provide a powerful stream for a deep and soothing massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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Bench Seat

Upright to support your back plus extra room to change your position for more hydrotherapy options.

Directional Precision® Jet

Adjustable up, down, right and left for a pinpoint muscle treatment and targeted massage right where you want it.

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JetStream® Jet

Adjustable directional jets provide a powerful stream for a deep and soothing massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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Moto-Massage® Bucket Seat

Shaped to comfortably cradle your body for a long relaxing soak.

Moto-Massage® DX Jet

Two moving streams of water sweep up and down the length of your back for an unparalleled massage experience.

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JetStream® Jet

Adjustable directional jets provide a powerful stream for a deep and soothing massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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Bench Seat

Upright to support your back plus extra room to change your position for more hydrotherapy options.

SoothingStream® Jet

A broad stream of water spins through multiple openings for a powerful pulsing effect. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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JetStream® Jet

Adjustable directional jets provide a powerful stream for a deep and soothing massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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Cooldown Seat

Elevated to help you adjust body temperature when entering and exiting the spa.

JetStream® Jet

Adjustable directional jets provide a powerful stream for a deep and soothing massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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Bench Seat

Upright to support your back plus extra room to change your position for more hydrotherapy options.

Rotary Hydromassage Jet

Two large jet streams spin in a rhythmic circular motion for a deep muscle massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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JetStream® Jet

Adjustable directional jets provide a powerful stream for a deep and soothing massage. Personalize with ComfortControl®.

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Model Specifications

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Pricing Guide
$$$$$
Total Seats
6
Lounge Seat
Dimensions
7’3” x 7’3” x 36”
220 cm x 220 cm x 91 cm
Water Care System
FreshWater® Salt System Ready
Voltage
230 V
Water Capacity
335 g
1,275 L
Dry Weight
695 lb.
315 kg
Filled Weight*
4,540 lb.
2,070 kg
*Includes water and an adult weighing 175 lb. for every seat.

Jet Count
38
Jet Types
2 - Moto-Massage® DX
2 - SoothingStream®
2 - JetStream®
2 - Rotary Hydromassage
1 - Directional Hydromassage
27 - Directional Precision®
Comfort Control®
SmartJet® System
Jet Pump 1
Wavemaster® 9200
Two-Speed
2.5 HP Continuous Duty
5.2 HP Breakdown Torque
Jet Pump 2
Jet Pump 3

100% No-Bypass Filtration
High-Flow Tri-X® Filters
Dual-Action Filtration
Polyester Filters with Free-Flow Core
Effective Filtration Area
325 sq. ft.
Water Care System
FreshWater® Salt System Ready
Circulation Pump
SilentFlo 5000®
Floor Drain

Insulation
Multiple Layers of Urethane Foam
Proprietary Heater
Titanium No-Fault® 4,000 W / 230 V
Patented Pump Shroud
Custom-Fit Insulated Cover
3.5” to 2.5” Tapered, 2-Pound Density Foam Core with Hinge Seal
Bottom Seal
Insulated Polymeric Base Pan
Energy Standards
Meets California Energy Commission (CEC) and APSP 14 Energy Efficiency Standards for Portable Spas

Control System
IQ 2020® with Wireless Remote Touchscreen
230 V / 50 amp, 60 Hz
Includes G.F.C.I. Protected Subpanel
Diagnostic/Ready Light

Cabinet Colors
Walnut
Bronze
Sandstone
Driftwood
Brushed Nickel
Shale
Shell Colors
Alpine White
Ice Gray
Ivory
Platinum
Desert
Tuscan Sun
Cover Colors
Chocolate
Smoke
Water Feature
Lighting System - Interior
Customizable LED Zone Lighting
Lighting System - Exterior
Multi-Color LED Lighting with Timer
Polymeric Subtructure

Cover Lifters
CoverCradle®
CoverCradle II
UpRite®
Lift ‘n Glide®
Steps
Highlife® Collection Step
Bluetooth® Music System
Subwoofer
CoolZone Cooling System
FreshWater® III Ozone System

No-Leak Shell
7 Years
Shell Surface
7 Years
Cabinet
5 Years
No-Leak Plumbing
5 Years
No-Fault® Heater
5 Years
Component Warranty
5 Years
Interior Light Assembly
2 Years
Wireless Remote Control Battery
1 Year

Vanguard Reviews

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This is the best money we have ever spent. We enjoy it almost every day. So easy to operate. My muscles thank me every day!
Hot Spring spa owner, North Carolina
Vanguard is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 152.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hot tub a tall man can appreciate. It's been a month since receiving our Vanguard NXT hot tub. Very impressed with the quality of construction, and comfort of the spa. It is very easy to use, but we are still dialing in how to use all controls for the jets. So many options! The tub heats up incredibly fast. The manual said to expect 18 to 24 hours to come to temperature from 58 F water to 104F. Ours took like 4.5 hours. Wow! When I realized 104 F was to hot for me, I turned it down to 101F, and it took about 3 days to cool down. That's an energy efficient tub!! I'm 6 Ft 4 in tall and I can stretch out diagonally and float. Very spacious and deep. But I would say it's really a 4 to 5 person tub if you are on the tall side. 6 would be very cramped unless a few occupants were small kids. I'm a environmental engineer with a Masters degree, and I am still dialing in the water chemistry. I was given a sheet by the dealer and sent on my way. After watching a ton of videos on You Tube, I think I finally have it figured out. I have a Ozone III and Bromine set up. May look at the Silver Ion system in the future. Filters are really efficient and after a cloudy water issue on weak 2 that a good shock took care of, I think I have things settled down. Water has been crystal clear since then. We have been using our hot tub almost daily and are really enjoying it. We are older athletes (Skiers, hikers, runners, bicyclists) and we have found recovery after a hard work out is much faster after a soak. And boy do you sleep better after a soak. I would highly recommend the Vanguard tub. But expect a bit of a steep learning curve during the first couple of months to get water chemistry dialed in.
Date published: 2022-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We all make mistakes I purchased my 2nd Hot Springs Vanguard from a dealer here in Minnesota. Marshall Spas is amazing to work with. The tub has a minor manufacturing mistake that causes me to temporarily wire the spa until it can be fixed in the spring. The conduit feeds on both sides of the tub were left under the pump floor and cannot be accessed. Such a simple mistake but one that leaves my spa cosmetically unappealing. Not much to do other than hope we can find a solution when the weather improves.
Date published: 2022-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice spa. We’ll thought out Company was great that we bought it from. Easy! Install was easy and efficient. No problems at all
Date published: 2022-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great until the weather gets below ~35°F (Winter Usage) Love the hot tub and it has met all expectations except for one. Winter usage. We love to soak for an hour or better in our Vanguard sometimes, and even more so in the winter with friends. Countless older hot tubs I've been in can at least maintain 102°F in winter conditions well below freezing, or even increase the temperature; but not ours. If it's below 35°F we lose about 1°F every 10-15 minutes or so. I'd say it's likely because the Vanguard has the 4kW heater and not the 6kW one you'd find in the Sovereign but who knows. When asking our dealer about this we generally get told that we should just set it higher to begin with or limit soaks in cold weather to 20 minutes or less - which is unacceptable for a hot tub this expensive.
Date published: 2022-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cracked shell Two years in to our 2020 model and the shell cracks. Hairline crack in the tub floor, near the heater. Very poor craftsmanship for this to happen in an expensive hot tub. The warranty department wants to repair, but I’d like a hot tub that doesn’t leak after only two years. I didn’t buy a new hot tub to have the shell repaired within the first five years, let alone two. So disappointed. Back to hot tub shopping.
Date published: 2022-10-24
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FreshWater Salt System

FreshWater Salt System

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Cover Lifters

Cover Lifters

Patented cover lifters make opening and closing the spa cover simple, helping maintain the life of your cover.

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Entertainment

Entertainment

An optional Bluetooth® music system can be added for streaming high-quality sound to your spa.

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Steps

Steps

Designed to match the spa cabinets, steps help you more confidently move in and out of your spa.

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