Answering Your Hot Tub FAQs

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You asked, and we answered. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about our hot tubs. Read on: The responses might just surprise you!

Why should I invest in a Jacuzzi hot tub?
There are as many answers to this as there are tub owners, but the most universal perk is pure revitalization. From unforgettable moments with family and friends to reflective experiences all by yourself, our whirlpools revitalize mind, body and spirit in a way that no other brand has managed to achieve.

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?
Our decades of engineering experience have allowed us to create a hydrotherapy system that works on both physical and mental levels. Research indicates that you could experience decreased joint soreness, improved circulation and a boost to the body’s ability to heal itself, and customers have reported a fresh sense of vitality and zeal for life. After all, extended periods of stress can have traumatic effects on your health; the relaxation offered by hydrotherapy aims to correct those problems before they become unmanageable.

How do I decide which size is right for me?
The best place to start is with the installation area itself. If you’re working with a limited space, that alone might dictate the size of your hot tub. For customers who aren’t concerned about square footage, however, it all comes down to how you intend to use the tub. Social gatherings generally warrant larger tubs while private, spa-inspired experiences can stay on the smaller side.

What is the electricity consumption? 
6-7 kw per day

How much will a Hot Tub cost to run?
Around 80p - £1.00  per day

How much will the cleaning chemicals cost per month?
Between £5.00 and £10.00 per month

What electrical supply is required?
13, 20, or 32 Amps, depending on the model.

How will the hot tub be delivered?
The hot tub will be delivered on a specialist trailer. The hot tub will mounted sideways on to a spa trolley, so the depth of the hot tub will become the width.

Can I install the electrical supply myself?
No. A registered electrician will need to visit and install a suitably rated RCD / circuit breaker (fuse) in your electrical consumer unit and run a cable to near your spa. 

What is the weight of a Hot Tub empty?

What is the weight of a Hot Tub full?

What distributed load is required when I build a patio or deck?
Min. 320 kg/m2 (66 lb/sq.ft)

I do not have a garden access; how do I get the spa into my rear garden?
You may have to hire a hi-ab or crane. This can be anywhere between £260 and £900 dependant on the size of crane required. Hot Tub Village can organise difficult installations on behalf of their customers.

Do I need to have water connected all the time? 
No. Just fill from a garden hose and top up as required. We recommend changing the water every 3 months, or sooner if you like.

Can I install my spa in a conservatory or pool closure?

Can I use the spa immediately after I apply the first dose of chemicals?
No. You must wait at least a couple of hours after first applying the initial chlorine shock and it will need time to heat-up from cold anyway. The initial dose of sanitiser is higher than when the spa is in use in order to ensure that any bacteria present in the plumbing system of the spa is destroyed. Full information will be included in your Hot Tub Village Starter Pack.

What maintenance is required and how long does it take?
Around 20 minutes a week to check water condition and add chemicals as required. Half an hour a month to clean the filter and 2 hours every 3 months to empty and refill the spa.

How long does the filter last?
This is dependent on usage of the spa and the degree of maintenance to the filter.

How are chemicals introduced to the spa?
After testing the water (e.g. with a tester strip). Sanitiser (Chlorine or Bromine) is simply sprinkled into the spa. PH plus (Soda Ash) or PH minus (Sodium Bisulphate) should be pre-diluted in a bowl of warm water and then poured into the spa (the warm water may be taken out from the spa!). Watch our simple guide and video on hot tub chemicals. You should ensure that pumps are running when adding chemicals, to ensure that they are carried throughout the spas' plumbing system. Check colour shade on test strip to see if each of the tests falls in to required shade range. If for example Free Chlorine is too low, add chlorine granules at the specified rate. Or if pH level is too high add PH Minus at the specified rate, or too low, add PH Plus at the specified rate.

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