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Like many of our other spa customers, chances are you might have questions. To help you learn more about our products, ownership and the benefits they can offer, we have listed some of our most-asked questions below and provided you with the answers. If the information you’re looking for isn’t below, please feel free to contact our showroom for more information. One of our home and backyard leisure experts would be more than happy to assist you.
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How often should I clean my hot tub?
- Test your hot tub water with test strips once or twice a week.
- Treat your hot tub water accordingly based on the readings from the test strips.
- Clean the filter every two weeks with water from the hose.
- Drain, clean and fill the hot tub once every three to four months.
How long should I stay inside a hot tub for?
Should I buy a hot tub?
- Where in my backyard will I install a hot tub?
- Will the hot tub be for my entire family, or just for me?
- Will I benefit from fewer aches and pains, better sleep, and reduced stress?
- Will I enjoy the convenience of access to hydromassage in the comfort of my own home?
- Will my family benefit from the additional family time in the spa?
How Big Are Swim Spas?
Larger than hot tubs, yet smaller than your average in-ground swimming pool, Swim Spas can range in size from about 186” x 93” x 53” to 222” x 93” x 53”. In other words, swim spas can range from 15 to 18 feet in length, depending on the make and model.
How Much Do Swim Spas Cost?
The cost of a swim spa depends heavily on a variety of factors, including but not limited to brand, model, age, features, and location. On average, a good-to-high-quality swim spa model will start at about $20,000 and can reach $40,000 or more. Please keep in mind that with a swim spa, similar to other large investments in your home and lifestyle, you will always get what you pay for. While it may seem tempting to opt for a model that saves you a couple of thousand dollars, this decision could cost you down the road in repairs, maintenance, or having to purchase a new model entirely.
Before purchasing a swim spa, we always recommend that you first do your research. Consider the different brands available to you, warranty options, available models, or even opting for a used swim spa from a reputable brand. For more information, contact our experts at The Spa and Patio store.
How often should I clean my filter?
A clean and functioning filter is key to an operational filtration system, as it catches and removes dirt and debris, keeping the water clean and free of impurities. We recommend rinsing the filter every two weeks with fresh water from the hose or kitchen sink. You can also use this time to spray it down with a filter cleaner and then continue to rinse.Filter cleaning nozzles are available that can be attached to the end of a hose, which can help water to better reach the nooks and crannies of your filter. Soak your filter overnight in a bucket filled with water and a small amount of filter cleaner every two months to remove deep-down debris. We recommend replacing your hot tub filter annually to ensure a fully-functional filtration system.
How Do I Clean My Patio Furniture?
How you clean your patio furniture will depend on the piece and material. Plastics and metals can be wiped down with a warm, soapy cloth and rinsed with water from a hose or pressure washer. Cushions can be cleaned with a small amount of laundry detergent that is heavily diluted by warm water. Using gloves and a sponge or cloth, scrub the cushions and remove any dirt. Use water from the hose to rinse the cushions and remove any soap, then hang or lay in the sun to dry.
Can I Exercise in a Swim Spa?
Yes, you can exercise in a swim spa. In fact, exercise and physical activity is encouraged when you enter your swim spa! Whether you engage the high-powered swim jet system, attach rowing equipment, or simply play a fun game with the family in the open-concept tank area, your swim spa can provide the perfect environment for exercise.
The best part? The buoyancy of the water helps to lift pressure from your body to create a low-impact experience that is both comfortable and healing. But don’t let the feeling of weightlessness have you fooled, the water adds resistance to every move you make, resulting in a workout that is arguably more effective when completed inside the swim spa, than on dry land.
How often should I drain my hot tub?
What is hydrotherapy?
What is a Swim Spa?
To put it simply, a swim spa is the perfect combination of a hot tub and swimming pool. Swim spas offer many of the same benefits of both but in one compact system. You can sit back and relax in an ergonomically-designed seating area, similar to a hot tub, or swim laps with help from the powerful swim jet system, just as you would in a swimming pool.
What’s great about a swim spa is, the advanced swim jet technology eliminates the need for you to pause your swim, turn around and push off of a wall to continue swimming. Instead, the swim jet can be set to a speed/power that meets your individual needs and provide you with an ongoing stream of water to swim against. Practice swimming or get your laps in for the day – without interruption.
What size hot tub should I buy?
Should I Buy a Pool or Hot Tub?
Deciding between a pool and hot tub can depend on a variety of factors, like your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. If you have a large, open-concept backyard layout and are looking for a new approach to recreation, exercise, or entertainment, a swimming pool might be the right solution for you and your family. On the other hand, if stress reduction, eased aches and pains, and relaxation is what you seek, a hot tub might be in the cards for you.
Neither a pool nor hot tub is better than the other, we don’t like to play favorites here at The Spa & Patio Store. It all depends on what you are looking to get out of your backyard, whether it’s stress relief and relaxation, or fitness, fun, and entertainment. To learn more about our swimming pools and hot tubs for sale, visit your closest showroom today.