How big of Concrete Pad do I need for a Hot Tub?

Hot tub on concrete patio

You’ve decided to purchase a hot tub and create a relaxing space for yourself. But before you can bring it home, you need to prepare a pad for it to sit on. The question is, how big does that pad for your hot tub need to be? An 8′ x 8′ to 10′ x 10′ … Read more

Can You Run a Hot Tub Without a Filter? 

Cleaning pool with a net

Hot tubs are complicated machines, and there’s a bit of a science to using them. They aren’t overly complicated, but it’s important to follow proper protocols when running your hot tub. One of these important protocols is to always have a filter installed when using your hot tub.  You shouldn’t run your hot tub for … Read more

Can You Drink Hot Tub Water in an Emergency? 

Hot tub with Jets on

Hot tubs are a ton of fun to splash around and relax in no matter what time of year it is. However, during an extreme emergency when the power is out or the city water pipes are down, it’s extremely tempting to drink hot tub water, especially if you don’t have an alternative nearby. But will … Read more

Can you use Rainwater in a Hot Tub? Tips for Free Water

Hot tubs require a lot of maintenance that includes filters, chemicals, water maintenance and refilling the hot tub when you lose water. To save on water usage, people often wonder if they can use rainwater to refill their hot tub.  It’s perfectly fine to use rainwater in your hot tub. You can collect rainwater through … Read more

Can You Use Aluminum Wire for a Hot Tub? 

Wood hot tub on deck steaming

Hot tubs are a lot of work to install, but they’re also a lot of fun when you have them up and running. One of the most crucial and complicated parts of installing a hot tub is the wiring that you use. While copper wiring is the most common type of modern wiring, there are … Read more

Can You Use an Extension Cord for a Hot Tub? 

Wood hot tub on deck steaming

Whether you want to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work or warm-up from the winter chill, there are few better ways to do it than in a hot tub. In most cases, hot tubs have a dedicated circuit and outlet that they’re plugged into. However, if you purchase a hot tub and … Read more