Do you have a question about a product or service from Champagne Spas? Our team of experts are here and ready to help. We’ve been there before, whether it’s changing your hot tub filter, swim spa prices, the range of hot tubs for sale, or learning the basics of our luxurious swim spas, you’re bound to have a question from time to time. That’s why we’ve put our heads together and created a list of some of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our valued customers. In order to serve you better, we’ve taken initiative to answer them for you and eliminate the trip into our dealership. If you have a question that isn’t listed below, just give us a call and one of our backyard specialists would be delighted to help you!
HOW MANY HOT TUB MANUFACTURERS ARE THERE?
In North America alone, we would predict that there are well over 100 hot tub manufacturers. While we don’t know the exact number of worldwide hot tub manufacturers, we do know about two of the top ones. Sundance® Spas and Artesian Spas™ are known all around North America due to a strong reputation for durability, longevity and style. From advanced filtration systems and energy-efficient technology, to ergonomic seating, powerful jets, and so much more, these hot tub brands are the only ones you really need to know about.
WHAT IS A SWIM SPA?
A swim spa is a medium to large-sized spa system. Often described as a hybrid between a swimming pool and a hot tub, swim spas can be installed into just about any backyard depending on the size and layout. Swim spas often range from about 12 to 20 feet in length, with a large tank area that is built for recreation, entertainment and exercise and on the other end, a smaller area very similar to a hot tub, complete with seats, jets and more.
DO HOT TUBS COST A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN?
Not all hot tubs cost a lot of money to operate. Monthly operating costs can be maintained and reduced with innovative and energy-conserving technology, which is integrated into most modern spas. This can include energy-efficient operating systems, full-foam insulation, high-quality hot tub covers, titanium coil heaters, and LED lighting, among other features. Keeping your hot tub on the economy or energy-saving mode can help keep costs even lower.
WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?
Utilizing the combined effect of heat, massage, and buoyancy, hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that is used by many all around the world.
Some benefits of hydrotherapy can include:
- Fewer aches and pains
- Improved symptoms of arthritis
- Eased muscle tension
- Better sleep
- Reduced stress
- Improved post-injury recovery
Here’s how it works:
It starts with the warm water dilating the blood vessels, which helps to increase blood flow throughout the body, especially to sore or damaged tissues. This allows for oxygen and nutrients to help overworked muscles recover faster and for you to enjoy a better quality of healing. Powerful, yet gentle, massage, provided by the spa's jet system, then helps to relax tense muscles and relieve pressure on surrounding nerves. This massaging action can also help to improve circulation and accelerate the body's natural healing process.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRAIN MY HOT TUB OR SWIM SPA?
Depending on certain factors how much the spa is used and how frequently it is cleaned, you should aim to completely drain, clean and refill your hot tub or swim spa about three to four times a year. If you notice that the water is foamy, murky or unsafe in any way, you may need to drain and refill sooner rather than later, if a shock treatment isn’t effective.
CAN SWIM SPAS BE IN-GROUND?
Most swim spas can be installed underground. Depending on the model and layout of your backyard, you will likely be able to create an in-ground swim spa installation. Although these installations can take a little longer to execute and can cost a little more money, the long-lasting and enjoyable benefits will truly prove themselves.
HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS COST?
Hot tub prices can range from as little as $3,000, to $16,000 or more, depending on factors like:
A hot tub with a higher price point will often offer better quality. The same goes for a hot tub with a lower price point and a cheaper quality. In most cases, you get what you pay for, which is why cheaper hot tubs with a lower quality tend to not last as long, have more maintenance costs and repairs, and offer a lesser experience. Although a lower price point may seem like a great way to save money at first, it can have many disadvantages in the long run.
DOES MY OUTDOOR HOT TUB NEED ADDITIONAL PLUMBING INSTALLED?
No, above-ground portable spas are filled with water using a garden hose.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?
Follow these guidelines when caring for your hot tub filter:
Rinse your hot tub filter every two weeks with water from the hose.
Clean your filter by soaking it overnight in a filter cleaning solution every two months.
Replace your hot tub filter once a year.
WHICH SWIM SPA IS BEST?
Factors such as your personal taste, needs and budget will determine which swim spa is best for you. If you’re looking for the ultimate experience in backyard leisure and entertainment, a larger dual-tank swim spa might be right for you. On the other hand, if a spa that caters more toward water-based exercise and recreation is what you’re after, you may not require the additional hot tub-style area. Speak with the experts at your local spa dealership to learn more about the benefits, features and prices of swim spas to get a better idea of what’s best for you.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN AND TREAT MY SPA WATER?
Most hot tubs and swim spas should have their water tested, treated and balanced on a weekly basis. During this time, you should inspect the spa and look for any leaks or irregularities that could lead to worse damage or costly repairs.
ARE SWIM SPAS WORTH IT?
The investment in a home swim spa can be completely worth it. Some of the top benefits of owning and using a swim spa include:
- Increased home value
- Better quality of life
- Improved backyard lifestyle
- Improved overall health
- Reduced stress
- Weight maintenance
- Eased muscle tension
- Soothed joint pain
- Improved sleep patterns
- Better post-injury recovery
CAN YOU EXERCISE IN A SWIM SPA?
Yes, you can exercise in a swim spa. In fact, most swim spas are built for exercise and recreation. Many swim spas are fully-equipped with a high-powered jet stream system. This jet system can create a stream of water that is powerful enough for one to swim, walk or run against – a crucial aspect of any workout. Swim in place without the need to push off against a wall, stop or turn around. Simply turn on the jet and set to your preferred speed for a low-impact cardiovascular workout. The exercise opportunities don’t end there. You can also engage in rowing and other exercises while in the comfort of your spa.
Before starting any exercise regimen, we recommend speaking with a physician first to ensure your best health.
CAN SWIM SPAS BE COLD?
Yes, swim spas can be cold. The user-friendly control system will allow you to adjust the temperature of your swim spa. Enjoy a sweat-busting workout or cool off on a warm summer day, in the comfort of your swim spa.
ARE SWIM SPAS HEATED?
Yes, swim spas can be heated. Swim spas offer an integrated and easy-to-use control system, where you can adjust the temperature of your swim spa. Raise the temperature for a spa-like experience, geared toward pain-melting and stress-relieving hydrotherapy.