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Hot Tub 101

Hot Tubs 101 – Information Guide

We have put together this comprehensive guide to help you learn as much about your hot tub as possible. The frequently asked questions (FAQ) section will give you quick answers to the most common questions about hot tub ownership. Hot Tubs 101 is a series of articles that will cover hot tub maintenance and ownership in depth.

Still have questions? Check out our Buying a Hot Tub section to learn how to purchase, set-up and use your new hot tub.

General FAQs and Answers about Hot Tubs


How much will a new hot tub cost?
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There are variations of hot tubs on the market today, with a wide variety of prices. We are proud to offer a price match guarantee. Although there is going to be some differences, in materials utilized and features among different hot tub manufacturers, our factory manufactured Strong Spas only uses the finest quality materials with features that can be customized for individual needs. We invite you to explore our website to see for yourself how Strong Spas provides quality, luxurious, durable products for thousands of dollars less than other suppliers.

How long will my hot tub last?
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When you purchase Strong Spas through our website we guarantee the craftsmanship of our hot tubs and parts with a comprehensive warranty. We guarantee our patented Dura-Last design, with the industries first lifetime warranty, which will not split, crack, or peel. Your hot tub will provide years of worry-free enjoyment. If you have any questions about maintaining and servicing your hot tub, please consult our online owner's guide or call us at 1-877-BUY-SPAS (1-877-289-7727)

Where should I place my hot tub?
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Most Strong Spas are installed outdoors. With our exclusive molded base, installation is simple and the hot tub can be placed almost anywhere on solid, level ground. To install Strong Spas indoors, you need to consider if the hot tub will fit through the door and if the structural strength of the floor is adequate to hold the hot tub filled with water. A typical 3-person hot tub weighs about 2,500 pounds filled.

What special plumbing is needed for my hot tub?
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None. Once your Strong Spa is in place, simply fill it with water from a garden hose.

How do I keep the water clean?
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We recommend that you follow the Maintaining Spa Water Quality section in your Strong Spas owner's manual or call us at 1-877-BUY-SPAS (1-877-289-7727). Maintaining your hot tub water and keeping it clean not only helps the hot tub's equipment run properly, but also improves the overall hot tub experience.

How often should I clean the hot tub?
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With regular use and well-maintained water, we recommend you clean your hot tub every 3-6 months. Essentially, this involves draining the water from the hot tub, brushing the sides and refilling with fresh water from a hose. Consult your Strong Spas owner's manual for specific instructions.

How is the temperature controlled?
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Temperature, jets and lights can all be controlled with the simple touch of a button. Our topside control panel combine andvanced micro-processor technology with solid-state electronic switches, creating the world's finest, most reliable, state-of-the-art, user-friendly control system. Navigation is a breeze

Are the water jets adjustable
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Most jets in your hot tub are adjustable. Rotating the face of an adjustment jet to the left (counter-clockwise) will increase the amount of water flow through the jet. Rotating the face of an adjustable jet to the right (clockwise) will decrease the amount of water flow through the jet.

How much horsepower does my hot tub pump need?
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That is going to vary by hot tub model. All Strong Spas are equipped with Waterway Executive pumps to increase water flow for a more vigourous massage experience, while reducing electrical consumption of the pumps. We did this by working closely with Waterway to increase the size and angle of the pump impellers; and by optimizing internal plumbing, jet placement and jet configuration. The results are a difference you can feel.

Can hot tubs help my stress, pain, or other physical conditions?
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You should consult a medical professional for specific advice. It is well known that hydrotherapy - the combination of heat, massage, and buoyancy- can help relieve stress, pain and other symptoms. Heat dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to carry oxygen and nutrients to sore and damaged tissues. Strong Spas jets give you a full-body massage, relaxing tension from muscles, while the natural buoyancy of the water relieves pressure on strained joints and muscles. Immersion in a warm, soothing hot tub before bed helps to transition to a good night's sleep, and the release of endoprhins that occur during a warm water massage can also relieve stress and improve your mood.

How long does my hot tub need to heat-up before it's ready to use?
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Controls for your Strong Spa allow you to choose whether to keep your hot tub warm and ready to use at all times or set it to heat when you are most likely to use it. Whatever you desire, your Strong Spa can be customized and ready for use whenever needed.

What type of electrical service do I need for my hot tub?
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Most Strong Spas are designed for 240 volt electrical service requiring a 50 or 60 amp breaker. Certain models will work with 120 volt electrical service that enables you to essentially "plug and play." These models can also be converted to a 240 volt electrical service if needed. When connecting via your regular outlet, don't share the circuit with another appliance, and be sure it has an appropriate amperage rating.