Whether you already have a hot tub on your deck or patio, or you are considering purchasing a new model, you may have questions. This list of Frequently Asked Questions, and answers, is meant to assist you. We believe that well-informed buyers will choose a hot tub. Feel better, spend more time together, and relax. Visit our store to ask about how easy it is to own a hot tub.
HOW FAR AWAY SHOULD MY HOT TUB BE FROM THE HOUSE?
Where you install your hot tub and how far away it is from the house will depend greatly on three factors: reliable sources of electricity and water, the backyard layout, and your personal preferences. If the hot tub is not close to a source of electricity, you may have additional costs coming your way to power it from afar. The placement of your hot tub can also depend on the layout and setup of your backyard. Permanent features such as decks, flower gardens, patio areas, walkways, swimming pools, and gazebos aren’t simply moved or altered to make way for a hot tub, so your spa installation may have to be closer to the house or further away depending.
HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS COST?
Hot tub prices can range from $3,000 to $16,000 or more. The price of a hot tub will depend on a variety of factors, such as:
In most cases, you get what you pay for, which is why cheaper hot tubs with a lower quality tend to not last as long, have more maintenance costs and repairs, and offer a lesser experience. Although a lower price point may seem like a great way to cut costs during the initial purchase, it can have many disadvantages in the long run. While hot tubs with a better quality usually have higher price points, since they generally offer a better overall experience.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB WATER?
You should change your hot tub water about three to four times a year. Changing the water includes draining, cleaning the interior, inspecting the components, refilling the tank, and treating with water care products as needed. If the water appears foamy, cloudy or murky, you may need to change the water sooner than expected. The frequency of use as well as quality of care throughout the year can also have an impact on how frequently the water must be changed.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?
Rinse your hot tub filter twice a month with water from the hose and clean your filter by soaking it overnight in a filter cleaning solution every two months or at least six times a year. Finally, you should completely replace your hot tub filter once a year.
CAN I USE A HOT TUB WHILE PREGNANT?
You should speak with your doctor before using a hot tub while pregnant. Although there are certain stages of pregnancy where it can be safe to use a hot tub, it is much better to be on the safe side. Especially when it comes to your health and the health and development of your baby.
WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?
Hydrotherapy is the combined effect of heat, massage, and buoyancy. During this therapeutic technique, warm water helps to dilate the blood vessels, increasing blood flow to sore or damaged tissues and allowing oxygen and nutrients to help overworked muscles recover faster. Massage, provided by the spa's jet system, relaxes tense muscles and relieves pressure on surrounding nerves. Massage also improves circulation and accelerates the body's natural healing process. Buoyancy reduces your body's weight by 90%. This relieves pressure on strained joints and muscles.
Some benefits of hydrotherapy can include:
• Improved post-injury recovery
• Improved sleep patterns
• Reduced feelings of stress and anxiety
• Eased muscle tension
• Soothed joint pain
• Fewer aches and pains in general
• Better circulation
• Bright and healthy skin
WHAT IS THE MICROCLEAN® FILTRATION SYSTEM?
The MicroCLEAN® Filtration System is integrated into just about every modern Sundance® Spas hot tub. It can help improve the quality and safety of the hot tub water, while reducing maintenance efforts. This advanced system takes care of the hard work when it comes to keeping your hot tub clean and safe, so you don’t have to.
WHAT IS A SWIM SPA?
A swim spa is a medium to large-sized at-home spa system that can be installed into most backyards. These systems are essentially a compact combination of a swimming pool and hot tub. Ranging from about 12 to 20 feet in length, swim spas offer a large tank area that is built for recreation, entertainment and exercise. On the other end of the spa is an area very similar to that of a hot tub, complete with seats, jets and more.
WHICH SWIM SPA IS BEST?
The right swim spa for you can depend on your taste, needs and budget. If you’re looking for the ultimate experience in backyard leisure and entertainment, with a bigger budget, a larger dual-tank swim spa might be the better choice. While on the other hand, if you’re looking for a spa that’ll cater to underwater exercise and recreation, or you have a more modest budget, you may not require the additional hot tub-style area. Speak with the experts at your local spa dealership to learn more about the benefits, features and prices of swim spas to get a better idea of what is best for you.
ARE SWIM SPAS WORTH IT?
The investment in a swim spa is absolutely worth it. Some of the top benefits of owning and using a swim spa on a regular basis can include:
• Increased home value
• Better quality of life
• Improved backyard lifestyle
• Improved overall health
• Reduced stress
• Weight maintenance
• Eased muscle tension
• Soothed joint pain
• Improved sleep patterns
• Better post-injury recovery
CAN YOU EXERCISE IN A SWIM SPA?
You can exercise in a swim spa. Many swim spas are equipped with powerful jet stream systems. These advanced systems can create a stream of water that is strong enough for one to swim, walk or run against to exercise. Enjoy swimming in place, eliminating the need to push off against a wall, stop or turn around. Simply turn on the jet and set to your preferred speed for a low-impact cardiovascular workout.
You can also enjoy a variety of other exercises, such as:
• Reverse crunches
• Flutter kicks
• Arm crossovers
• Shoulder rolls
Before starting any exercise regimen, we recommend speaking with a physician first to ensure your best health.
WHAT GAME TABLE IS BEST?
The best game table for you depends on two factors: the layout of your home and size of the room where you’d like to have it, and the personal preferences of your family. Game tables are great for families of all shapes and sizes, but your home and lifestyle can have an impact on which one you choose. Bigger budgets and larger rooms may accommodate larger game tables, like shuffleboard tables or billiards tables, while a foosball or rod hockey table might be more ideal for a smaller room or more modest budget.
WHAT GAMES CAN BE PLAYED ON A BILLIARDS TABLE?
There are many games that can be played on a billiards table, not limited to just pool and cards:
• Straight Pool
• Kelly Pool
• Table Tennis
• One-Pocket Pool
• Cut Throat
• Golf Billiards
• Seven Ball
• Bumper Pool
• Baseball Billiards
• Fifteen Ball
WHAT ACCESSORIES DO I NEED FOR MY POOL TABLE?
You can equip your pool table with a variety of accessories to maximize fun and enjoyment:
• Wall rack
• Playing cues
• 15+ balls
• Pool table cleaner
• Accessories wall rack
• Chalk and chalk holder