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Hot Tubs Spas Stoves Saunas Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to operate a spa/month?

Our spas are very efficient, cost will start at approximately $12.00/month.

Do we have to use Chlorine?

No, there are other types of sanitizers available here at the spa shop.

What kind of base do I need under spa?

Large spas usually require cement slabs or a reinforced deck. Smaller spas can be put on a variety of level surfaces.

What power will I need?

Spas can be purchased to fill all needs. 110 volt/20 amp, 110 volt/30 amp or 220 volt/30 amp.

Do we need special plumbing for a portable spa?

No special plumbing needed, just fill the spa with a hose.

We are thinking about purchasing a spa, do you offer site checks?

Yes we offer, FREE In-Home Consultations

What should the PH level be in a Hot Tub?

Below 7.8 and above 7.2 Ideal is 7.4 to 7.6

Why is the PH balance in a hot tub or spa so important?

7.2 and lower is acidic, it can eat up heating elements and pump seal kits When the PH is 7.8 and above the water is to Alkaline and can cause scaling and deposits within the spa.

How often should I clean the filter?

You should hose off the filter once a month and if it needs a good cleaning you should use a degreaser spray on it to cut the oils, then hose it off real good before placing it back in the spa.

Why is hot water therapy good for people?

Because it feels so good, mentally as well as physically.

In 1995, a study published in the British Journal of Rheumatology offered evidence that hot tub therapy has both short- and long-term benefits for people with lower back pain. A later study, published in the Journal of Rheumatology by a group of researchers in France, sought to conform these results and quantify the overall benefits of spa therapy.

After three weeks of consistent spa therapy, examinations showed more improvement in the health status (as measured in pain duration and intensity and back flexibility) of the spa treatment group than of the medication-only group. After six months, significant improvement continued in the spa therapy group. In addition, their use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs had decreased.

The preceding research information was featured in the March-April 1996 issue of Arthritis Today, compiled and edited by Mary Anne Dunkin.

well-documented research suggests that hot water immersion can lower your blood pressure, increase blood circulation, loosen tight muscles and release endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.

Here are just a few benefits you may experience from hot tub hydromassage therapy:

  • A natural remedy for insomnia
  • Increased joint mobility, flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduction in joint stiffness and swelling
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Better, more rejuvenating sleep
  • Arthritis pain relief

The use of hot water or heat is recommended for many people with arthritis but not all. Consult with your physician first.

Stove Questions

How much fuel will a gas stove use?

A Propane has 96,000 BTU’s/gal. If you have a 32,0000 BTU heater, you will get 3 hrs./ gal

How does a power outage affect stoves?

Both gas and wood stoves will continue to heat without power. Pellet stoves can be run on a small generator.

How much fuel will a pellet stove burn?

It will burn approximately 1 lb. of pellets /hr. on low. Most of our customers burn 2-3 tons of fuel annually.

How large a stove do I need?

It depends on if you want a room heater or if you want to heat the entire house. We offer FREE site checks and in home consultations.