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FAQs

No matter your outdoor hot tub installation needs, our experts at Poolside Spa Sales & Service in Whistler and Squamish are here to help. If you have questions about your hot tub, we have the answers. Take a look at the list of our most frequently asked questions below and if you can’t find the right solution, give us a call or visit your closest British Columbia Poolside showroom in person.

HOW FAR AWAY SHOULD MY HOT TUB BE FROM THE HOUSE?

How far you install your hot tub away from the house is completely dependant on your personal preferences, lifestyle and backyard layout. To avoid walking through the snow going to and from the hot tub from the house, having it installed closer to the back door would be most ideal. On the other hand, if you enjoy entertaining guests inside the hot tub and don’t want the sounds of music or laughter to wake up those sleeping inside your house, installing a little further away from the house might be the solution for you. Most often, hot tubs are installed within the deck or patio area, close enough to the house for enhanced safety but not too close that privacy is limited.

HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS WEIGH?

When filled with water, most hot tubs can weigh anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 lbs. This weight will depend on size, build, materials, and capacity.

HOW MUCH DO HOT TUB REPAIRS COST?

The cost of hot tub repair depends on each unique situation. The cost of labour and parts will be taken into account. For a more detailed idea of what your hot tub repair job will cost, get in touch with your local hot tub dealer and get a quote.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB WATER?

You should change your hot tub water three to four times a year, depending on how frequently it is used, the brand guidelines and how well it is maintained regularly. If your hot tub water is foamy or cloudy, it may need to be drained, cleaned and refilled.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?

You should change your hot tub filter once a year. As for regular maintenance, you should rinse your hot tub filter with hose water and a cleaning spray twice a month and soak it overnight in a deep-cleaning filter solution once every two months. Be sure to always have an extra filter on hand to put in its place, as not to disrupt the filtration or circulation of the spa.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY HOT TUB COVER?

You should clean the hot tub cover approximately once a month. This includes spraying it down with a hose and using a rag or sponge to clean it with a cover cleaning solution. Rinse with hose water until clean, allow to dry, and then place it back on the hot tub. With regular cleaning and the right protective solutions, most hot tub covers last up to five years or more.

CAN I USE A HOT TUB WHILE PREGNANT?

Speak with a physician 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/development of your baby.

DO HOT TUBS COST A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN?

Hot tubs don’t have to cost a lot of money to operate on a monthly basis. Many modern hot tubs are built and equipped with energy-saving technology. Features like full-foam insulation, energy-saving settings, hot tub covers, and other technology and materials can help reduce monthly operational costs. Some hot tubs can cost as little as $15 a month to run. Your location and the age of the hot tub can also have an effect on how much it costs to operate. For more information about the costs associated with hot tub ownership and efficiency, ask the experts at Poolside Spa Sales & Service.

WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that utilizes the healing properties of water. The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage can lead to the following health benefits:

• Soothed joint pain
• Eased muscle tension
• Improved post-injury recovery
• Weight maintenance
• Improved sleep patterns
• Reduced stress levels

WHAT IS THE SMARTTUB SYSTEM™?

The SmartTub™ System enables the hot tub user to control, monitor and use the features of their hot tub from the comfort of their smartphone or smart home. Control the temperature, change the music, turn on the jets, or simply get notifications that service is due – all from the palm of your hand.

 


Get In Touch With Us

Contact us to discuss the different hot tubs that are available to you. Whether you’re in need of spa repair
or you’re simply looking for a new one, feel free to contact us. We’re more than happy to help!


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