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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you already have a hot tub or you’re considering purchasing one, you may have questions. This list of frequently asked questions about hot tubs is meant to assist you with clear and simple solutions. If the answer to your question is not below, please feel free to get in touch with our store. Our team of hot tub experts would be more than happy to assist you.

GENERAL HOT TUB FAQs
SHOULD I BUY A HOT TUB?
Making the decision to buy a hot tub is a big one. It’s not something you do every day, after all. Your lifestyle can have a significant impact on the decision to purchase a hot tub. Before making the decision, ask yourself these following questions:
  1. Where in my backyard will I install a hot tub?
  2. Will the hot tub be for my entire family, or just for me?
  3. Will I benefit from fewer aches and pains, better sleep and reduced stress?
  4. Will I enjoy the convenience of access to hydromassage in the comfort of my own home?
  5. Will my family benefit from the additional family time in the spa?
If you said yes to one or more of the questions above, a hot tub might be right for you! Speak with one of our team members to learn more about the prices, sizes and brands available to you.
WHAT SIZE HOT TUB SHOULD I BUY?

The size of your hot tub should reflect your intended use for it. Will it cater to the needs of the entire family? Is it meant just for you and your significant other? Or do you enjoy hosting elaborate backyard parties? Your lifestyle and layout of your backyard can help you determine if you would like to invest in a smaller or larger hot tub.

 

Most hot tub brands have models available in the following sizes and capacities: 2-3 seats, 4-5 seats, 5-6 seats, 6 or more seats. For a better idea of how big or small our hot tubs are, visit our showroom in person today.

WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that harnesses the healing properties of water. The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage helps to relax muscles, ease sore joints, improve circulation, and reduce muscle tension. Used by healthcare professionals all around the world, hydrotherapy can help to improve sleep patterns, reduce stress, ease aches and pains, aid in post-injury recovery, and soothe sore joints, among many other health benefits.

GENERAL SWIM SPA FAQs
WHAT IS A SWIM SPA?
Swim spas are best described as being the perfect combination of a swimming pool and hot tub. Most swim spas offer a dual-temperature experience, with one half of the spa warm and with seats, similar to a hot tub, and the other an open-concept tank that is refreshingly cool. Users can swim in the open-concept tank area, with help from a jet system that creates a stream of water strong enough for users to walk, jog or swim against. If you’re looking for a spa unit that can offer you the perfect balance of fitness and relaxation, a swim spa is exactly what you’re looking for.
  1. Where in my backyard will I install a hot tub?
  2. Will the hot tub be for my entire family, or just for me?
  3. Will I benefit from fewer aches and pains, better sleep and reduced stress?
  4. Will I enjoy the convenience of access to hydromassage in the comfort of my own home?
  5. Will my family benefit from the additional family time in the spa?
If you said yes to one or more of the questions above, a hot tub might be right for you! Speak with one of our team members to learn more about the prices, sizes and brands available to you.
CAN YOU EXERCISE IN A SWIM SPA?

Yes, you can exercise in a swim spa. In fact, swim spas are designed and manufactured with fitness in mind. Swim spas are equipped with a number of features that are geared toward health and wellness, including but not limited to an open-concept tank area, attachments for rowing and resistance equipment, and a high-powered jet that can create a stream of water strong enough for users to walk, jog or swim against. Whether you choose to swim laps or engage in a variety of floor exercises, your swim spa can provide the perfect area.

CAN SWIM SPAS BE USED YEAR-ROUND?

Swim spas can be used for both fitness and relaxation 365 days a year. They are crafted with materials that can stand up against all forms of weather, from rain and shine, to hail, snow and vigorous winds. The temperature can be adjusted to meet your needs and keep you comfortable based on the current climate. On cooler days, keep your swim spa warm and toasty, or lower the temperature for a refreshing swim on a warm summer day.

Hot tub Maintenance FAQs
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY HOT TUB?
How often and in what manner you clean your hot tub will depend on two factors: how often the spa is used and the manufacturer.
  • Test your hot tub water with test strips once or twice a week.
  • Treat your hot tub water accordingly based on the readings from the test strips.
  • Clean the filter every two weeks with water from the hose.
  • Drain, clean and fill the hot tub once every three to four months.
For more information about the water management system and cleaning process for your hot tub, get in touch with us today.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY FILTER?

A clean and functioning filter is key to an operational filtration system, as it catches and removes dirt and debris, keeping the water clean and free of impurities. We recommend rinsing the filter every two weeks with fresh water from the hose or kitchen sink. You can also use this time to spray it down with a filter cleaner and then continue to rinse. Filter cleaning nozzles are available that can be attached to the end of a hose, which can help water to better reach the nooks and crannies of your filter. Soak your filter overnight in a bucket filled with water and a small amount of filter cleaner every two months to remove deep-down debris. We recommend replacing your hot tub filter annually to ensure a fully-functional filtration system.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRAIN MY HOT TUB?

How often you change your hot tub water can depend greatly on how often the spa is used, the quality of water used to fill it and how well the water is maintained. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend draining, cleaning and refilling the hot tub every three to four months for an optimal operation.

INFRARED SAUNA FAQS
ARE SAUNAS GOOD FOR YOU?
Infrared saunas can provide you with a number of health benefits. By spending time inside a sauna for 5-10 minutes several times a week, if not every day, you can look forward to a number of improvements in your health, including but not limited to:
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Eased muscle tension
  • Soothed joint pain
  • Improved mood and energy
  • Weight loss
  • Improved appearance of cellulite
HOW LONG CAN I SIT IN AN INFRARED SAUNA?

How long you sit inside an infrared sauna can depend on your personal preference and what works for you. As a rule of thumb, we suggest sitting in a sauna for anywhere from 5-15 minutes, give or take based on factors such as your age, health and personal comfort.

WHICH SAUNA IS BEST?

The best sauna for you depends on a number of factors, including lifestyle, budget, home, preference, and health needs. Once you have set a budget that is comfortable for your lifestyle, you can begin to look closely at different brands and the various units available at different price points. The infrared saunas available to you will be crafted with different materials, equipped with various features and even come in different sizes. All of these factors can have an effect on which sauna is best for you.

 

To get started, speak with one of our experts at Jacuzzi Outdoor Living in Mission Viejo today. Our experts can walk you through the different models available to you and help you find the best one for your lifestyle.