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.
WHICH HOT TUB IS BEST FOR ME?
The right hot tub for you depends on your lifestyle. Certain factors such as backyard size and layout, immediate family members who will use the spa, short-term and long-term budget, and your personal preferences, can all have an effect on which hot tub is best for you. As a general rule of thumb, larger hot tubs that have five to seven seats
, are generally best for those with a larger family, who love to entertain, or have a bigger budget, while smaller hot tubs with two
, three or four seats, are best for smaller families with less backyard space or a more modest budget.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?
You should change and replace your hot tub filter once a year. To keep it clean and in good working order, rinse your hot tub filter once every two weeks with water from the hose and give it a deep-cleaning by soaking it overnight in a filter cleaning solution
once every two months.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN AND TREAT MY SPA WATER?
Most hot tubs and swim spas should have their water tested, treated and balanced on a weekly basis. For more information, contact the manufacturer or the dealership where you first purchased your hot tub or swim spa.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRAIN MY HOT TUB OR SWIM SPA?
Drain, clean and refill your hot tub or swim spa about three to four times a year. This amount can depend on certain factors, such as how much the spa is used and how frequently it is cleaned.
DO HOT TUBS COST A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN?
Some energy-efficient hot tubs are more cost-effective than others. Monthly operating costs can be reduced with innovative and energy-conserving technology, which is often integrated into more modern spas. This can include energy-efficient operating systems, full-foam insulation, high-quality hot tub covers, titanium coil heaters, and LED lighting, among other features. Keep costs even lower by running your hot tub on the economy or energy-saving mode.
WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?
Healing and revitalising, hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that harnesses the properties of warm water. The combined effects of heat, buoyancy and massage can offer a number of health benefits
• Improved sleep patterns
• Less stress
• Eased muscle tension
• Fewer aches and pains
• Soothed joints
• Improved post-injury recovery
• Better skin and circulation
WHAT IS THE MICROCLEAN® FILTRATION SYSTEM?
The MicroCLEAN® Filtration System is built into just about every modern Sundance® Spas hot tub. It can help improve the quality and safety of the hot tub water, while reducing your regular maintenance efforts. This nearly maintenance-free hot tub experience can take care of the hard work, so you don’t have to.
WHAT HOT TUB CHEMICALS ARE BEST?
The best hot tub chemicals for your spa depend on the model you own. To determine which chemicals are right for your hot tub, speak with one of the experts at your local spa store or the showroom where you originally purchased your hot tub. As a general rule of thumb, you should collect and document this information during the initial sale, to ensure you’re using the right chemicals right from the start.
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 best described as a combination of a swimming pool and hot tub. Ranging from about 12 to 20 feet in length, most offer a large tank area that is built for recreation, entertainment and exercise, with an area on the other end that is very similar to a hot tub, complete with seats, jets and more.
CAN SWIM SPAS BE USED IN THE WINTER?
Yes, swim spas can be used in the winter. Commonly known as “all-weather pools”, the temperature inside a swim spa can be adjusted for both warmer and cooler climates.
ARE SWIM SPAS WORTH IT?
The investment in a swim spa can be completely worth it. Some of the top benefits of owning and using a swim spa are:
• 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
ARE SWIM SPAS HEATED?
Yes, swim spas can be heated. Swim spas come with a built-in temperature control system, enabling you to set the water to a warmer or cooler temperature, depending on your climate and preferences.