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Everything you need to know about buying and owning a hot tub.

Hot Tub Buying Guides

Buy your hot tub with confidence. Check out our guides and general buying information on how to choose the right hot tub for your needs and enjoyment.

Learn how to choose the right hot tub with this comprehensive guide.

Everything you need to know about the revolutionary salt water system.

Learn about the differences between entry level and top-of-the-line spas.

Discover some of the dangers behind traveling hot tub road shows.

Read the guide on hot tub pricing and choosing what’s best for you.

Discover reasons why or why not a pre-owned hot tub is right for you.

Hot Tub Benefits

Discover all of the benefits that hot tubs bring to you and your family.

Learn about the heath and wellness benefits hot tubs offer.

Learn everything about the benefits of salt water systems.

Find out how you can have a deeper and more peaceful sleep with your hot tub.

Hot Tub Videos

Watch our collection of video content to see our hot tubs in action.

See how to get started with the Fresh Water Salt System.

Get a close-up look at a new spa from Hot Spring’s Highlife Collection.

Learn how to clean Tri-X filters found on Hot Spring and Hot Spot Models.

Design Ideas

Learn about site selection and preparation.

Hot Tub FAQs

Discover all of the benefits that hot tubs bring to you and your family.

Hot Tub Shopping FAQs

Yes! Many people choose to finance their hot tub and make monthly payments rather than pay for it all at once.  Financing will also widen your options and could help you get the hot tub of your dreams. When you purchase a hot tub, be sure to ask us about financing options. The benefits of a hot tub will pay for itself.

A 110 hot tub plugs into a 110v 20 amp dedicated circuit, it will run the jets or the heater.

A 220 spa is hardwired, and runs the jets and the heater at the same time.

A hot tub without the lounger provides additional seating and a hot tub with a lounger enables the customer to stretch out in a designed lounge area.

Our hot tubs come 29, 33, 36, and 38 inches tall, respectively. One of the most noticeable difference is in the footwell area as the spa gets taller, the footwell area gets deeper.

A “Plug & Play” or “Plug-N-Play” simply means you are able to plug it into a 110 outlet and run it without additional electrical set-up.

How to Use FAQs

Just 15 minutes a day every morning or evening can have a significant impact on your health and outlook. Many hot tub owners will use their hot tubs once a day, sometimes twice a day. And on weekends, it’s a great way to spend time with family. You’d be surprised how often you’ll want to step into your hot tub. You’ll want to refer to your hot tub manual on how you safely use your hot tub. 

There are benefits to soaking before and after exercise. A hot tub will help increase blood flow, relax muscles and aid with healing and prevent muscle damage. If you exercise often or have intense workouts, you’ll love how relaxing a soak in the hot tub is after your routine and the calming effects before your routine. There are also innovative options such as CoolZone which can reduce your spa water to as low as 60 degrees providing a cooling soak on those hot days.



There are many ways to increase the enjoyment you’ll get out of your hot tub. We like to add entertainment options to the hot tub experience. Check out our accessories.

Typically the difference is in the type of chemicals that you can utilize with that take your spa; the spa that has the circulation pump is moving and cleaning 24/7, whereas a spa without a circulation pump is set on a timer to circulate.

Maintenance FAQs

Even the highest quality hot tubs will naturally require some maintenance over the years. Your owner’s manual will be your first go-to resource should you encounter anything. If you need further assistance, you should call your local dealer which sells the same brand of hot tubs. For Hot Spring Spas, Bullfrog Spas, Cal Spas, & Freeflow Spas, Hot Tubs Plus is the local dealer in the Bakersfield area. We’d love to take a look and help with any spa service needs

Hot tubs come in a variety of building materials, water care systems and levels of quality. It used require a lot of maintenance many years ago when most hot tubs were built using wood cabinets. The amount of maintenance on those were similar to what you’d need to do for a deck. Today, with synthetic materials, maintenance is minimal if any at all. As for water care, it will depend on your exact system. Salt water hot tub systems tend to require less maintenance and chemicals while standard systems still are fairly easy to deal with. You’ll end up spending as little as 5 minutes a week on pH balancing and checking the sanitizer and 15 minutes a month on rinsing out filters. Some filters can even be ran in a dishwasher. Often you can get away with draining and refilling your spa about once a year. With more traditional water care systems it might require this process a few more times per year.

Salt Water systems like the FreshWater Salt System simplifies water care even more. Chlorine is automatically generated so you’ll spend less time adding chemicals and will need to drain and refill your tub less often. It makes hot tub ownership easier than ever and produces more natural feeling water.

Installation FAQs

It’s actually a simple process to determine what you need to get a hot tub installed. You’ll need a location that is accessible. If a pathway is too narrow there are options such as using a crane to get a hot tub in a backyard. You’ll want a level, solid surface. Concrete and reinforced deck are popular surfaces but often people will install a hot tub on pavers, slabs made of wood or gravel and even more options. You’ll also need to decide between a 100V or 220V model. And also you’ll need to consider being able to drain and refill the hot tub. Our experts will help guide you through this process.

You’ll want to consider how close the spa is to your door. The more often you use it, the closer you’ll want it to your house so that on colder nights it’s much easier to get in and out of the house. Also, you’ll want to consider the level of privacy you want. You could even use some hot tub cover options to create some extra privacy. Hot Tubs Plus will assist you with selecting the perfect spot for your hot tub.

Generally, we’ll perform the delivery and installation of the hot tub to make things much easier. Also, we’ll ensure that you’ll have everything up and running smoothly. There are plug-n-play models which makes installation a breeze. We’ll go over your options when you are purchasing a hot tub.

Care & Maintenance

Learn what it takes to care for and maintain your spa and the Freshwater Salt System.

Warranty Information

Search below for warranty information covering all the brands and models we carry.

Read the full warranty for the Hot Spring Spas Hot Spot Collection.

Read the full warranty for the Hot Spring Spas Limelight Collection.

Read the full Warranty for the Hot Spring Spas Highlife Collection.

Find owners manuals for any model from Cal Spas Spas.

Find owners manuals for any model from Bullfrog Spas.

Read the full Warranty for the Freeflow Spas Collection.

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Have questions on picking out the right hot tub for your home? Give us a call or use the form below to have an expert assist you with a free consult.

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