Spa FAQS

Spa FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Our customers always come up with good questions about their spas, and saunas. We thought we would share some of those with you here.

Q: ON WHAT SURFACE CAN I PLACE MY SPA?

A: A spa can be placed on any level surface, such as a deck, cement slab or brick pager patio. These are all acceptable platforms that can be used. Proper drainage around the spa should be taken into consideration also.

Q: IS MY DECK STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD MY SPA?

A: The majority of spas on the market today weigh less than 100 lbs. per square foot when filled with water. Any deck built to code would support 275 lbs. per square foot. That would allow any spa we sell to be placed on it with proper support.

Q: WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST TO INSTALL A SPA ELECTRICALLY?

A: A qualified licensed electrician is required to wire your spa. The average cost will be in the range of $450 to $750 depending on your existing electrical service and length of run. You must use COPPER wire. (Do Not use aluminum wire)

Q: WHAT IS INVOLVED IN MAINTAINING MY SPA?

A: See Spa Maintenance Guide.

Q: WHAT KIND OF CHEMICALS SHOULD I USE IN MY HOT TUB?

A: Chlorine Granules (FOR SPAS) Depending on the size of your tub you would add the granules when you get out, they will kill any bacteria and dissolve, so the next time you get in, your getting in clean water rather than any lingering chemicals.

Q: WHAT KIND OF SURFACE SHOULD I SET MY TUB (SPA) ON?

A: Something that is flat & stable, such as a 4in concrete slab, a deck, solid paver stones, easy pad or even 4×4 evenly separated & filled with pea gravel.