How Long Do Hot Tubs Last?
Because hot tubs are a fairly expensive investment for most people, it is safe to say that many ask the question, "will my hot tub last for years down the line?
Will my hot tub last after it has been used for five years?
Will I need to replace any parts or components on my hot tub after a certain period of time?
How do I extend my hot tub longevity?
These are questions that we often hear from prospective hot tub buyers, as well as hot tub owners. It is so important to buy the best hot tub you can buy from the start if you are concerned with longevity.
To help you find the best hot tub or spa for long-lasting enjoyment, we’ve made a small list of the things you should be looking for when you are ready to purchase.
Looking At The Design
When it comes to hot tubs, you can typically judge the book by its cover. For example, asking "how long do inflatable hot tubs last?" is a far different question than asking about hard shell tubs. Hot tubs that are designed really well are made much more maintenance-friendly than cheaper hot tubs, helping to make any repairs you might need to make down the road far more straightforward.
Cheaper hot tubs typically come with weak points that won’t be able to endure the stress of running and being used over the years. Great design is usually reflected in the price of a hot tub, as a great hot tub requires a great engineer, which requires money to manufacture. Spa quality usually means high-quality parts, less spa maintenance, and a long life span.
Finding A Quality Hot Tub
It is important that you do your research when you are ready to buy a hot tub so that you can get the most bang for your buck.
This is the real world, though, and doing research to find great spas can be a daunting task. So many manufacturers excel at marketing spas, even those that aren’t high-quality. This is why we need to put our trust in a few other things.
Customer support is very important. Manufacturers who provide great support with their products typically believe in the longevity and reliability of their products. A reputable manufacturer doesn’t want you to feel like you’ve missed the mark with buying their product, meaning they’ll do their best to offer support in the event that you have an issue.
Other companies are just out to make a quick sell and don’t really care what happens post-exchange. Read up on reviews to find about customer support.
One of the best ways to find out about the longevity of a particular hot tub is by looking at the customer reviews. Make sure to check around different websites so that you can see reviews and ratings of the hot tub in question. Look for honest reviews with in-depth information so that you can see both the positives and negatives of a particular tub as well.
How Often Do You Need To Change The Water In A Hot Tub?
For starters, the answer to this question depends on the volume of your hot tub.
A larger hot tub won’t need its water changed as often as a smaller hot tub. We recommend checking out the owner’s manual to find out how often they recommend changing your water. You’ll also need to know how many people you have in your hot tub and how often. This number is known as the bather load.
To find out how often you should change your water, simply divide the volume of your hot tub by 3 and then the bather load.
Ex. 360 gallons / 3 / 2 bathers = 60
Change your water every 60 days.
Do Hot Tubs Require A Lot Of Maintenance?
A hot tub can be cleaned with proper hot tub maintenance once a month in 30 minutes if you have a checklist of things to look for. Here are a few things that you want to check every time you maintenance your tub:
If the answer to any of these questions falls to the negative side, it might be time for you to get some maintenance done.
Making Your Hot Tub Last Long
If you have followed all of the right steps, including finding a high-quality hot tub with good customer support and solid reviews, as well as maintenancing your hot tub once a month, then you are well on your way to having a hot tub that will last you for many years down the line.
Being a hot tub owner can be a wonderful investment if you get the right one. On the other hand, it can be a long, terrible nightmare if you don’t do the proper research. Get the right hot tub and we promise you’ll enjoy many years of relaxation and entertainment.