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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.


Purchasing a hot tub can prove to be a significant decision, one that can greatly affect your quality of life. Your lifestyle and family needs/wants will greatly impact the decision to purchase a hot tub. Before finalizing your decision, ask yourself the following:

1. Can I afford the cost to buy a hot tub?
    2. Can I afford the long-term maintenance and care that a spa requires?
      3. Is my backyard or home big enough for a hot tub installation?
        4. Will I benefit from fewer aches and pains, better sleep and reduced stress?
          5. Do I have enough time to care for a hot tub? If not, will I consider routine spa service?
            6. Will my family benefit from and use a hot tub?
              7. Am I willing to invest in a longer-lasting, higher-quality hot tub?
                If you said yes to one or more of the questions above, you might just benefit from a hot tub! Speak with one of the backyard specialists at your local hot tub dealership to learn more about the prices, sizes and brands available to you.

                HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS COST?

                Hot tub prices can range anywhere from $3,000 to $16,000, or more. The price can depend on a variety of factors, including:
                  • Brand
                    • Model
                      • Age
                        • Location
                          • Features
                            • Size
                              • Capacity
                                • Materials
                                  High-quality hot tubs will likely cost more than those with lower quality. Most often, you get what you pay for, which is why cheaper hot tubs tend to not last as long, have more maintenance costs and repairs, and offer an overall lesser experience. Although a lower price point may seem like a great way to save money upfront, it can have many disadvantages in the long run. If you plan to opt for a high-quality hot tub, expect to spend anywhere from $8,000 to $16,000 or more.

                                  HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB WATER?

                                  Change the water in your hot tub three to four times a year. During each change, you will need to first drain the water, clean the hot tub, inspect the components, refill the tank, and then finally, treat it with water care products. Keep in mind, if the water appears foamy, cloudy or murky, you may need to change the water sooner than expected.

                                  HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?

                                  You should aim to replace your hot tub filter about once a year. As for ongoing maintenance, we suggest rinsing your hot tub filter with water from the hose about twice a month and giving it a deep cleaning once every two months. This deep cleaning should consist of soaking it overnight in a filter cleaning solution, which can be found at your local hot tub store.

                                  HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY HOT TUB COVER?

                                  You should think about replacing your hot tub cover as soon as possible If it is:
                                    • Ripped
                                      • Damaged
                                        • Deteriorating
                                          • Emitting a foul odour
                                            • Heavier than when you first bought it
                                              Moisture can seep through the protective lining and build-up in the interior if the material is ripped, cracked or torn. This can lead to the growth of bacteria and mould. Once your hot tub cover begins to smell or is significantly heavier, chances are that moisture build-up has already led to the growth of bacteria and it is time for a new one.

                                              CAN I USE A HOT TUB WHILE PREGNANT?

                                              You should speak with your doctor 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’s better to be on the safe side. Especially when it comes to the health and development of you and your baby.

                                              SHOULD I INSTALL MY SPA INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?

                                              The placement of your hot tub installation can depend on factors such as your lifestyle, budget and house. If you can’t get a hot tub or swim spa into your home, you might not have any other choice than an outdoor installation. Indoor installations require a strong foundation to support the weight of the spa and a proper ventilation system in place for the moisture and humidity. These factors contribute to the growing popularity of outdoor installations, as they are generally easier and can really transform a boring backyard into the outdoor paradise of your dreams.

                                              HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN AND TREAT MY SPA WATER?

                                              You should aim to test, treat and balance the water in your hot tub on a weekly basis. During this process, you should also inspect the spa for any damage and listen for any strange sounds that may indicate a repair is needed. This includes the hot tub cover, which should be cleaned once a month.

                                              HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRAIN MY HOT TUB?

                                              Depending on how much the spa is used and how frequently it is cleaned, you should aim to completely drain, clean and refill it every three to four months.

                                              DO HOT TUBS COST A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN?

                                              Modern hot tubs that are equipped with energy-saving technology generally don’t cost a ton of money to operate. Monthly operating costs can be kept to a minimum with innovative and energy-conserving technology that is integrated into most modern spas.

                                              This can include:
                                                • Energy-efficient operating systems
                                                  • Full-foam insulation
                                                    • High-quality hot tub covers
                                                      • Titanium coil heaters
                                                        • LED lighting
                                                          Keep costs even lower by operating your hot tub on the economy or energy-saving mode.

                                                          WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?

                                                          Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that utilizes the combined effect of heat, massage and buoyancy.

                                                          Here’s how it works:
                                                            1. Warm water dilates blood vessels
                                                              2. Blood flow to sore or damaged tissues is increased
                                                                3. Oxygen and nutrients better reach the area to help overworked muscles recover faster
                                                                  4. Jet-driven massage relaxes tense muscles and relieves pressure on surrounding nerves
                                                                    5. Massage also improves circulation and accelerates the body's natural healing process
                                                                      6. Buoyancy reduces your body's weight by 90%, relieving pressure on strained joints and muscles

                                                                        WHAT IS THE MICROCLEAN® FILTRATION SYSTEM?

                                                                        The MicroCLEAN® Filtration System is integrated into most Sundance® Spas hot tubs. This advanced filtration system can help improve the quality and safety of the water, while simultaneously reducing maintenance efforts.

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                                                                        even explore affordable financing options. Contact Sundance® Spas Kitchener/Waterloo today to get started.

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