Hot Tub FAQs - Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Outdoor hot tub installed on a patio underneath a pergola on a bright, sunny day.

We receive a lot of questions from our customers about hot tub installation and ownership. If you’re looking for answers to your own hot tub-related query, check out the information we’ve provided below to some of the most common questions.

Q: Which hot tub is best for me?

A: Deciding what hot tub to buy comes down to three main things: budget, available space, and personal preference. Once you’ve set a budget, measured your installation area, and made a list of your needs and wants, it’s wise to consult an expert.

Our experienced staff can help you narrow your search using your guidelines so that you walk away with the perfect hot tub for your home.

Q: Should I install my hot tub inside or outside?

A: Most hot tubs are installed outdoors because it is easier and, therefore, less costly. However, if you have your heart set on an indoor installation, it is possible. The area must be well-ventilated and large enough to accommodate the spa.

One thing to remember is how large a hot tub is — they rarely fit through a standard doorway so, if you’re trying to install your spa in an existing room, that will be difficult unless the doorway is quite wide. If you’re building a new room, have the unit delivered before the last wall goes up.  

Q: What are the benefits of hot tub use?

A: Hot tub use, also known as hydrotherapy, is an ancient practice in which heated water is used to provide relaxation and pain relief.

Recent scientific studies have shown that regular hot tub use can reduce stress, decrease muscle and joint pain, increase mobility, improve circulation and detoxify and strengthen the immune system. It has been known to offer benefits to those with chronic issues such as sleep disorders, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sciatica.

Q: How long should I stay in a hot tub?

A: The length of your soak is directly linked to the water’s temperature. The hotter you like it, the shorter your dip should be.

If you set your hot tub temperature at the maximum 104°F, your soak time should be limited to 15 or 20 minutes. Staying in your hot tub for too long at the maximum temperature can be dangerous and can lead to dizziness or even heat stroke.

Most users set the temperature between 100°F and 102°F, enabling them to soak for 30 minutes. If you like it a bit cooler, 98°F for instance, you could safely stay in for more than half an hour.

Q: How often should I run my hot tub pump?

A: Every hot tub brand and style is different, meaning there’s no easy or absolute way to answer this. Every spa needs a certain amount of water circulation.

Your best bet is to follow manufacturer recommendations on how often to run your pump or leave it on for a minimum of eight hours each day. Anything less than that will cause the water to stagnate and breed bacteria.

Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole

Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole is always available to answer all of our customer's most pressing questions. If you have additional queries about our hot tubs for sale or hot tub prices, one of our experts would be happy to speak with you.

Visit our Jackson Hole spa showroom to learn more about our hot tub deals or to get some tips for your upcoming hot tub installation.


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