Hot tub FAQs - Frequently asked questions about buying and owning a home spa


Despite the fact that hot tubs and spas are incredibly enjoyable, extremely relaxing and thoroughly entertaining, you’re bound to have some questions before making your purchase. Some prospective owners will want to know what the installation process involves, how long it takes for a hot tub to heat up and why maintenance is really so important.

However, HotSpring World is naturally on hand to provide you with the answers to these common queries. Having dealt with thousands of satisfied customers we are well placed to provide you with every hot tub related solution imaginable.

What does the installation process involve?

Unless you live in an area of outstanding natural beauty or have a listed property, no planning permission will be required. However, a solid and level base is needed due to the immense weight of the unit once filled with water. Easy access to a power outlet and hosepipe is also recommended.

How much does a hot tub cost to run?

A lot will depend on the hot tub’s efficiency and cost of electricity in your local area. However, the running cost of an average hot tub is pocket money compared to other household bills. You’d be surprised at just how cheap hot tubs can be.

How long does it take to fill up and heat a hot tub?

For an average sized spa and with reasonable water pressure, it should take 1-2 hours to fill up. But this will only need to take place every few months. As for heating up, this can take up to 24 hours initially, but from then on only needs topping up, which shouldn’t take much longer than 30 minutes or so.

How long should you stay in a hot tub?

There is no recommended time limit for most people, but pregnant women and those with health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure should consult a doctor before-hand. Keeping yourself hydrated is also potentially a good idea.

What temperature should a hot tub be?

In the summer months most people have their spa set at 37C, which is about body temperature. In the winter, you can set it as warm as you like, but most hot tubs won’t be capable of going above 42C for safety reasons in order to protect the health of bathers.

How important are horsepower and jets?

Bigger is really not necessarily better when it comes to horsepower and jets. The water volume output is a more appropriate indication of performance while hydrotherapy, comfort, and optimum energy efficiency should be your main jet concerns.

What maintenance is required?

Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when adding chemicals like bromine and chlorine. Visually inspect the water and drain the tub every three months. Make sure the cover is kept in good condition to prevent as much heat loss as possible. Finally, be certain that all of your systems filters are working correctly.

What are some of the health benefits?

Even cheap hot tubs have been known to reduce stress, ease muscle soreness, help with arthritis, increase blood flow, relieve injury swelling, improve sleep and soothe chronic pain. On top of that, nearly every hot tub owner will tell you that it noticeably improves happiness and contentment.


What could be better than that!

If you have any other hot tub questions, don’t hesitate to contact HotSpring World today.

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