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FAQs

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.

WHAT SIZE HOT TUB IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Finding out what size hot tub you should purchase depends on the size of your family and your lifestyle. Perfect for romantic evenings and stretching, empty nesters who enjoy spending free time relaxing might benefit from a two or three-person hot tub. On the other hand, young families or those with teenagers in the house might find that a six or seven-seat hot tub will better accommodate their lifestyle. Especially if that includes hosting family and friends in the backyard for endless entertainment.

Most hot tub brands manufacture hot tubs in the following sizes:
2-3-person hot tubs
4-5-person hot tubs
5-6-person hot tubs
6+ person hot tubs

HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS COST?

Hot tubs can cost anywhere from $2,000 or $3,000, to $15,000 and top-tier models at around $20,000. A combination of the following factors can directly contribute to how much a hot tub model costs: brand, size, model, location, age, features, seats, and if it’s new or used. You should keep in mind that when purchasing a hot tub, you get what you pay for. Opting for a spa with a lower price might seem like a great idea to cut costs in the beginning, but over time these lower-quality models can actually cause quite a headache and end up costing more money down the line. Cheaper parts and materials might not insulate the spa as well as a higher-quality model would, costing you more money to heat and operate on a monthly basis. Not to mention costly repairs, all for a system that might only offer a few good years of use. Spending more on the cost of the hot tub can provide you with the confidence that you’re investing in a quality system that will most likely last for years to come, with fewer repairs and a better experience overall.

HOW MUCH DO SWIM SPAS COST?

Swim spas can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $30,000. Certain factors can contribute to the swim spa prices that you see, including location, brand, size, seats, features, age, model, and if it’s new or used. Most often, a higher-quality swim spa will offer you more years of enjoyable use than a lower-quality model will. Cheaper materials don’t tend to last as long, meaning you’ll likely have more repairs and a costly upkeep in your future. Not to mention that these materials sometimes aren’t great for insulation, so you’ll likely be paying more to heat and operate each month. At the end of the day, you should invest in the best swim spa for you, but it’s important to weigh your pros and cons when choosing a swim spa based solely on the price point.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY HOT TUB WATER?

You should test your water on a weekly basis to ensure that the pH and chlorine levels are both balanced. This test will identify if you need to add any products to the water to ensure a safe and clean experience. You should also use this time to give the system a quick visual inspection, checking for any foamy water, rips in the hot tub cover, unusual noises coming from the spa, and that everything is operating properly. For more specific cleaning instructions for your hot tub model, we suggest speaking with the dealership where you purchased the hot tub or the manufacturer directly.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRAIN MY HOT TUB WATER?

You should completely drain, clean and refill your hot tub about three to four times a year. This process should only take a few hours and the frequency depends on how often the spa is used and how well it is maintained. If you notice that the water in your hot tub is cloudy or foamy and a water shock treatment doesn’t do the trick, we recommend draining the water, cleaning all of the components and inside of the tank, and then refilling the water with the correct products.

DO HOT TUBS COST A LOT TO OPERATE?

No, hot tubs don’t have to cost a lot of money to operate each month. In fact, some can cost as little as $10 a month to operate. How much it costs to heat and run your hot tub will depend on the brand, model, climate, and your location. The cost of heat and water can vary depending on where you live. The design of your hot tub and the materials used to build it can make or break how energy-efficient it is. The more insulated your hot tub, the less chance that heat will escape, meaning that your hot tub won’t have to work as hard to regulate the water temperature. Your hot tub might also have an “economy” or “energy-saving” mode, that helps save energy and cut operational costs.

WHAT IS HOT TUB HYDROTHERAPY?

Hot tub hydrotherapy is a water-based therapeutic technique. Hydrotherapy is gaining more and more popularity due to the lasting health benefits that it can offer when engaged in on a regular basis. The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage can help relax the body, lift weight from sore muscles and joints, and then release built-up tension in some of the most stress-prone areas of the body.

Some of the benefits of hydrotherapy can include:
• Post-injury recovery
• Reduced stress
• Eased muscle tension
• Soothed joint pain
• Improved sleep patterns

HOW DO I CLEAN MY HOT TUB FILTER?

You should rinse your hot tub filter once every two weeks using water from the hose. You should soak your filter overnight in a filter cleaning solution once every two months. Finally, you should replace your hot tub filter once a year. Each time your filter is taken out, replace it with a back-up filter that you keep on-hand at all times. This will help to ensure that the system operates efficiently while you are tending to the regular filter.

HOW BIG IS A SWIM SPA?

Swim spas can range from 10-12 feet in length to 18-20 feet in length, with capacities ranging from about 1,400 gallons to 2,500.

CAN SWIM SPAS BE USED IN THE WINTER?

Swim spas can be used in the winter and throughout the year. User-friendly control panels can set the temperature of the water to meet your needs depending on the climate or time of year. During the winter, you may want to raise the temperature of the water to ensure that the pipes do not freeze, and your experience remains enjoyable. When not in use, remember to place and secure the swim spa cover to ensure that snow and ice doesn’t get into the water. After each snow fall, remove built-up snow and ice from the cover to prevent damage.

WHICH SAUNA IS BEST?

The right sauna for you and your family depends on your needs, wants, home, and budget. The layout of your home will determine if and where a sauna can be installed, while the budget can contribute to the size, brand and quality of sauna that you buy. Smaller saunas can usually accommodate one or two people at a time, while larger saunas can seat three or more depending on the available seats.

Some saunas are built with additional features, such as:
• Bluetooth connection
• Smartphone control
• Charging and audio stations
• Control panel and customizable settings/modes
• Low-EMF far infrared heating technology
• Furniture-grade cabinetry
• Luxury build and design

HOW DO SAUNAS HELP?

Whether your sauna produces steam or dry heat, routine sauna sessions can lead to health benefits such as:

• Reduced stress
• Weight management
• Boosted immune system
• Better looking skin and hair
• Improved cardiovascular health
• Improved sleep patterns
• Better physical performance
• All-body detoxification
• Improved overall health
 


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need of repairs or you are just looking to purchase a new Jacuzzi® hot tub, send us a message. We are here help you!



Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs of
Southeast Pennsylvania
and Wilmington

3620 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

1111 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976

519 W Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

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