Spa & Hot Tub FAQs

Q: How do I fill my spa?

A: Many people think that you need to have a hard plumbed line to fill a spa. Actually all that you need is a garden hose to fill your spa.

Q: How often do you need to change your spa water?

A: Depending on your usage, usually every 3 to 4 months.

Q: How much electricity does a spa cost to run?

A: With most spas, during the Summer, Fall and Spring the average cost is between $13.00 to $35.00 per month, depending on the amount of time you use your spa and the ambient temperature. During the Winter, you can expect the cost to double.

Q: Can I place my spa directly on the ground?

A: It is not advisable to place a spa directly on the ground. Spas require a flat, level and stable foundation. Ground erosion can cause structural damage to your spa.

Q: What is the best foundation for a spa?

A: The best foundation is a cement pad that is flat and level with a minimum of 4” of3,000PSI concrete. If this is not possible, you can use synthetic spa pads with a pea gravel foundation, so the pads are flat and level.

Q: Can I place my spa on a wooden deck?

A: Yes, provided that the deck is made to support the weight of a spa. While most decks seem strong enough, you really need to have extra support under the spa to prevent the spa from damaging your deck.

Q: Is it better to have a full foamed spa or a partially foamed spa?

A: The advantage goes to the full foamed spa. The reasons are that a full foamed spa has a better insulation factor which helps reduce your operating cost. Another advantage is that a fully foamed spa is much quieter, so when you are enjoying your spa at night you don’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbors. Also, a full foamed spa needs less servicing, because your plumb lines and connections are “locked in” with the solid foam and not dangling loose as with partially foamed spas.

Q; Isn’t a spa with lots of jets better then a spa with less jets?

A: Some people think that more is better. True, you don’t want a spa with too few jets, but it’s not the quantity of the jets, it’s the quality. Some manufacturers put in a lot Of very small holed jets to build the number of jets count up. What most people who have never owned a spa don’t realize is they can cause a “stinging” or “burning” sensation to your back. Some customers have told us it’s like digging into your skin and this is extremely uncomfortable. Actually, three larger jets positioned at the trigger points on your back will give you true hydrotheraphy that you can enjoy and not feel as if you were beaten up.