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How to Repair Hot Tub Scratches and Cracks

Finding a scratch or crack on your hot tub is a lot like finding a scratch on your new car—it’s disheartening. Even a little damage can be a big disappointment. Fortunately, fixing minor cosmetic damage to the acrylic shell usually isn’t difficult; it might take an hour or two and should require only a few inexpensive and … Read More

7 Ways Technology Has Simplified Hot Tub Maintenance

Spa owners find hot tub maintenance easier than ever. It’s so easy to maintain a hot tub today. You no longer have to worry about restaining wood siding, and you might be surprised at how few chemicals you’ll use. Consider these facts: A hot tub manufactured in 2017 uses just 10 to 20 percent of the chlorine a similar model did in 1997 Today’s hot tub cabinets are made from low-maintenance, weather-resistant vinyl rather than wood … Read More

How Do Hot Tub Filters Work?

Silent but powerful features, your hot tub filters help ensure your hot tub’s overall performance and long life. They work in the background, trapping particles as water runs through the filter media and acting as the most important line of defense against dirty spa water. HOW HOT TUB FILTERS WORK Every hot tub has some … Read More

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

Your spa cover is more than an attractive accessory. It’s also has the very important job of holding in heat when your spa is not in use, helping to reduce energy consumption and keep energy costs low. The cover also prevents excess evaporation, helping you conserve water, and it prevents debris and objects that could clog your hot tub filters from falling into … Read More

How Your Hot Tub Can Complement Your Healthy Lifestyle

Ever since I installed a hot tub on my back patio almost seven years ago, I haven’t slept in. Because my hot tub has become a part of my regular morning routine, I look forward to getting out of bed, even when the air is chilly and the warm covers seem to cling to me. … Read More

Pros and Cons of In-Ground Spas vs. Portable Hot Tubs

We live in a multipurpose, multitasking world. Cell phones are now computers, capable of performing thousands of tasks. Printers come with fax machines, copiers, and scanners built in. Trains equipped with wireless internet allow commuters to work on their way to and from the office. Couches fold out into beds; pool tables convert into ping-pong … Read More

16 Ways an Energy Efficient Hot Tub Makes Every Day Better

Motorcycle, jet ski and jet boat lover, Lou thrived on the twin thrills of speed and danger. One day a catastrophic motorcycle accident broke his femur into 47 pieces and nearly tore his foot off. Today, 37 years later, he still experiences pain after working at his job or on his home, but manages to stay active and upbeat with daily hot tub soaks. … Read More

34 reasons to own a Hot Springs® Spa

Comfort, relief and fun are emotional reasons for craving your own personal hot tub. Alone, they might not convince an analytical thinker who wants details about energy usage and expense, the amount of work involved and overall affordability. We’ve got both the emotional and rational reasons to own a Hot Spring® spa covered here to help you … Read More

7 ways an affordable Hot Tub helps you do more of what you love

Have you thought about making positive changes to improve your quality of life? Any season is a great time to reset and a time to start over, to make life better. Whether you want to spend more time with friends and family, de-stress and unwind, get into shape, or enjoy the outdoors, owning the world’s … Read More

Should I buy a Hot Tub or take a family vacation?

The 2017 World Happiness Report is out and it delivered some surprises: Norway took the number one world’s happiest country spot, displacing Denmark, the winner for the last three years in a row The third happiest country is Iceland (they must have a lot of hot tubs; it’s cold there!) Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and Sweden take spots seven through 10 The United States dropped from 13th to 14th WHAT MAKES US … Read More

Five Lifestyle Tips To Keep The Winter Blues Away

Now that we have set the clocks back an hour, it can feel like we are immersed in darkness. This is the time of year when many people are prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and may exhibit signs of depression. If you are feeling less energetic, more irritable, are craving carbohydrates, sleeping more, and … Read More

The Dos And Don’ts Of Designing Decks For Hot Tubs

Designing a deck specifically for a hot tub requires a lot of forethought. There’s additional engineering considerations, ergonomic factors, aesthetic principals – to name just a few building-plan issues.  These added challenges are something that Stéphan Beaulieu understands better than most. That’s because the Montreal contractor and president of Patios et Clôtures Beaulieu, Inc has more than … Read More

Choosing the Best Hydrotherapy Hot Tub for Your Home

Not all hot tubs are created equal. Some are in-ground and designed simply and rigidly to accommodate a lot of use, such as those you might find at resorts or hotels. Some are outfitted with fancy lights and an abundance of jets to catch your eye. Others are designed from the ground up with genuine … Read More

How to use aromatherapy in your Hot Tub to create an at-home day spa

Unwinding in your hot tub is an experience for your senses. You see and hear the softly bubbling water, which encourages you to lean back and relax in its restorative embrace; you feel the massaging action of the jets against your skin as your muscles gradually let go of their accumulated tension. There’s one more sense you … Read More

Should I Use My Hot Tub Before or After My Workout?

As you regularly exercise to improve your health and strength, your body is in a constant state of regeneration. Workouts stress your muscles and joints, as well as your cardiovascular and respiratory systems. But there are ways to support and ease that stress so you can relax and avoid getting discouraged by soreness or exhaustion. … Read More

Are Hot Tubs a good investment?

Let’s say you’ve found yourself with a little extra money—maybe your company gave you a year-end bonus, or maybe your stock portfolio performed above expectations—and you’re looking for the best and most satisfying way to spend or invest it. You could take the entire family on a vacation, or you could buy an RV and travel … Read More

The Best Hot Tub Games for All Ages

Between working toward professional and personal goals, and helping your kids be the best that they can be at school and in sports, it’s often difficult to relax as a family and catch up. I get it. But even brief periods of connection can be satisfying—especially when you gather the family around your hot tub … Read More

Using your Hot Tub for pain relief and better overall quality of life

Pain doesn’t just mean discomfort; it also often means limitations, as it can get in the way of living your fullest life. You may struggle to be active because your muscles and joints ache under the impact of exercise. You may experience persistent pain in the course of a routine day or even when relaxing. … Read More

Garden Hot Tubs are Ideal Backyard Centerpieces

Homeowners take pride in their homes, and one of the ways they show it is in creating beautiful gardens in their backyards. Perennials, seasonal plants, and all manner of flowers are used to turn otherwise plain lawns into riots of colors and lush greenery to be admired. Those blessed with green thumbs also plant vegetable gardens … Read More

What are the benefits of Salt Water Hot Tubs?

For centuries, people have traveled to mineral springs to bathe in the waters and experience their restorative powers. These hot springs, which draw their heat from beneath the earth’s crust, are inherently self-sustaining. In this way, they’re much like modern salt water hot tubs, which are designed to generate their own natural cleansing and soothing properties. Owning … Read More

How do I maximize the life of my ACE cell?

How do I maximize the life of my ACE cell?

How do I maximize the life of my ACE cell? ACE cells have to be replaced periodically over the lifespan of your hot tub. We recommend pairing the ACE cell with the AG+ Silver Ion cartridge. By using the AG+ cartridge in conjunction with your ACE cell, the cell output level can be lowered. The … Read More

What Is The Difference Between A Hot Tub And A Spa?

What Is The Difference Between A Hot Tub And A Spa?

The words “hot tub”, “spa”, and “jacuzzi” are often used interchangeably to describe three very different products – in-ground spas, above-ground portable spas also known as hot tubs, and jetted bathtubs. Allow us to provide some clarification on the difference and nomenclature. In-ground Spa Not to be confused with a day spa, the term spa … Read More

How Much Maintenance Will My Hot Tub Require?

How Much Maintenance Will My Hot Tub Require?

One of the main reasons people choose not to buy a hot tub is because they are concerned about maintenance. Well, we have good news for you – hot tubs have come a long way when it comes to advancements in hot tub maintenance and water care! Read on to learn more about how easy … Read More

What’s The Best Hot Tub Water Care System?

What’s The Best Hot Tub Water Care System?

When shopping for a hot tub, you will find that many hot tub manufacturers offer a variety of water care options so that you can choose the system that fits your routine and budget. If you don’t know much about hot tub water care, this aspect of hot tub ownership can start to feel overwhelming. … Read More

How Many Hot Tubs Jets Do I Need?

How Many Hot Tubs Jets Do I Need?

As you begin to compare models and brands of hot tubs, it may feel like there is a lot of similarity. As a result, many shoppers start to focus on the things that seem to be distinct differences between models, and inevitably jet count becomes a factor in their decision criteria. If you are using … Read More

How Can I Find An Energy-Efficient Hot Tub?

How Can I Find An Energy-Efficient Hot Tub?

Many people today are more conscious than ever about managing their expenses and making sure they are getting a great value for their money. You can rest assured that a hot tub is a great investment in your personal wellness. When shopping for a hot tub, however, it is important to not only consider the … Read More

How Big Should My Hot Tub Be?

How Big Should My Hot Tub Be?

If you are shopping for a hot tub, one of the questions you are likely asking yourself is how much hot tub do I really need? Do you have a big family or a big outdoor space? Even if the answer is yes, that may not mean you need a super-sized hot tub with seats … Read More

Do I Choose a Spa with a Lounge?

Do I Choose a Spa with a Lounge?

When it comes to choosing a hot tub, there are a lot of decisions to make: Where do I put it? Which brand do I choose? How many seats do I need? How many jets do I need? And… inevitably you will need to decide – do I want a model with a lounge, or … Read More

Do I need a concrete foundation for a new spa?

Do I need a concrete foundation for a new spa?

This really depends on the spa that you choose. Some large models require a concrete pad or a strong solid surface like a deck. Some manufacturers require their spas to sit on concrete pads or the warranty is invalidated. Hot Spring spas highly recommend a concrete pad or solid deck surface for their largest spa … Read More

Will I use it?

Will I use it?

If you are thinking about getting a hot tub, you probably like the idea of sitting in hot water with a soothing hydrotherapy massage relaxing you from head to toe or maybe you like the idea of enjoying a beverage with family or friends and unwinding at the end of the day in the hot … Read More

I want to sink my spa so it is flush with my pool deck?

I want to sink my spa so it is flush with my pool deck?

Many people think they want their hot tub to look like it is a part of the pool and want it to be flush with the patio surface. This is not recommended by us for a few reasons. Firstly, your hot tub should have an insulative cover on it when not in use so that … Read More

Will a hot tub help me sleep better?

Will a hot tub help me sleep better?

Most healthcare professionals recommend eight to nine hours of sleep at night. Most of us probably haven’t slept that long regularly since we were kids. For some of us, stress keeps us awake at night. Many of us stay up too late. We are over stimulating our brains with our phones, tablets or T.V.s. We … Read More

Can I build a deck around my hot tub?

Can I build a deck around my hot tub?

Yes. Many people build decks around their hot tubs. There are a few things that you will want to take into consideration when building a deck around your spa. First, you will need to know the model that you are going to get. See our hot tub models. You will need to have access to … Read More

What is defoamer?

What is defoamer?

Ok, so the water is now foamy, what can I do??? There are products like Defoamer that you can buy at The Hot Tub Store that help to eat away at the foam and soap that has been introduced into the water. (See “Why is my hot tub foaming?” for more info). You should also … Read More

Who primarily uses HotSpring spas?

Who primarily uses HotSpring spas?

Hot tubs are used by people of all ages. Hot Spring spas are the best hot tub you can get and make using the hot tub easier than ever. Your Hot Spring spa is designed to be hot and ready to use any time you want to use it. With a Hot Spring spa, you … Read More

How much is a hot tub going to cost me in electricity?

How much is a hot tub going to cost me in electricity?

This is one of the most important factors to consider when looking to buy a hot tub. Different hot tubs cost different amounts of electricity or gas to run them. Built in swimming pool style hot tubs are more often than not plumbed to a gas heater. These hot tubs rarely have insulative covers on … Read More

What surface do I need to have to put a new spa on?

What surface do I need to have to put a new spa on?

Some manufacturers require their spas be placed on concrete pads or the warranty is invalidated. Hot Spring spas highly recommend a concrete pad or solid deck surface for their largest spa models, but most of their spa models can be placed on many different substrates including but not limited to a gravel pad, pavers, railroad … Read More

Why does my bathing suit fade in a hot tub?

Why does my bathing suit fade in a hot tub?

This happens when the chlorine or bromine level in a hot tub is kept much too high. You know how you use ‘clorox’ bleach to get your clothes white again, well, chlorine and bromine at high levels does a great job of ‘bleaching’ your swim suit. Your hot tub should never have this high level … Read More

What do I have to do to get ready for my hot tub?

What do I have to do to get ready for my hot tub?

First off, it is best to choose the model that you want to get. It can take up to six weeks to get a new hot tub from the factory, so you will likely have plenty of time to prepare for it once you have selected the model you are going to get. Each model … Read More

Can I get a TV and stereo in my new hot tub?

Can I get a TV and stereo in my new hot tub?

The short answer is yes, you can get music systems and TVs for your hot tub. However, we find that most people really want to have a hot tub for relaxation and connection with family and friends and prefer to use their hot tub to disconnect from their ubiquitous screens. We have found that relaxing … Read More

Who do I call if something goes wrong with my new hot tub?

Who do I call if something goes wrong with my new hot tub?

This is a great question to ask and is probably one of the more important things to know up front when considering the purchase of a new hot tub. The dealer that you choose to buy from should have a full service division and factory certified technicians. As a Hot Spring spa dealer, we are … Read More

Do I need to have a cover on my hot tub?

Do I need to have a cover on my hot tub?

Fortunately for you, any quality hot tub will come with an insulated cover. The cover is actually one of the most important components of the hot tub. The cover holds the heat in so that your energy bills stay low. All quality hot tub covers also have safety locks to keep small children out when … Read More

Is a hot tub safe for kids?

Is a hot tub safe for kids?

Let’s start off by saying this, kids should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adult when they are anywhere near water. Little babies can handle hot tub soaking with their parents when the temperature is kept at a lower temperature and the time that a baby is in the warm water should probably be kept to … Read More

What hot tubs should I consider besides Hot Spring spas?

What hot tubs should I consider besides Hot Spring spas?

The Hot Tub Store has been putting hot tubs in people’s backyards for more than forty years. It all started in the early seventies when our founders started custom building redwood hot tubs. Over the years, The Hot Tub Store has carried many of the more well known brands of portable hot tubs. The only … Read More

Is it best to buy at a fair or home show?

Is it best to buy at a fair or home show?

Fairs and home shows can be great places to buy hot tubs because there can be super great deals at these events. The most important thing to make sure you learn before buying at an event is whether the spa you are buying is supported by a local hot tub store and service department. There … Read More

Why can’t I find prices online?

Why can’t I find prices online?

If you have been researching hot tubs on the internet, you have more than likely noticed that there are very few prices listed for hot tubs online. The reason for this is that each dealer sets the price for their area and for the package that they include with each of their hot tub models. … Read More

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

Your spa cover is more than an attractive accessory. It’s also has the very important job of holding in heat when your spa is not in use, helping to reduce energy consumption and keep energy costs low. The cover also prevents excess evaporation, helping you conserve water, and it prevents debris and objects that could … Read More

How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?

How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?

When shopping for hot tubs, you will quickly find that there are several factors that can affect the final price of your dream spa.  And while we would love to provide you with some sort of online price calculator, the reality is that all pricing is set at the local market level.  Which means the … Read More

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