Common Hot Tub Myths Debunked

Fact:
Many tubs on the market will prove this to be true. Lesser quality tubs can easily cost over $100/month to run. However, our tubs are among the most energy efficient in the world. This is due to many factors:

  • Full foam insulation, just like a commercial freezer.
  • High-quality covers that seal tightly around the edges, and have heat seals around the edges and at the seam.
  • Expertly-engineered plumbing allows for smaller motors, which draw less energy, yet pump almost twice the volume (gallons per minute) than most of the competitors. After all, when you’re sitting in the tub, what you’re feeling on your back is not horsepower, but water volume, or gallons per minute.
  • 84% of the heat generated by the pumps is transferred into the water, giving you free heat.
  • In the middle of winter, if you shut the power off, our tubs will only lose 1 degree per day. Now that’s insulation!!

Fact:
Our hot tubs are fully self-contained units. All equipment is located within the cabinet of the tub. All you need to do is hook up the electric, fill it with a hose, and turn it on.


Fact:

A hot tub is more sanitary than a pool, because the filtration system is not much smaller than a pool, yet it’s handling much less water…400 gallons versus tens of thousands. There are many different methods for keeping the water sanitized. The most common is chlorine or bromine.

Some of our tubs use a combination of silver ion cartridges and a patented purification system (NOT an “Ozonator”). This system is not only patented but approved by the FDA and UL listed for safety! It makes the tub 90% chemical free.

We also have hot tubs with salt sanitation systems. Salt systems have become very popular in pools over the past few years, and we are the only ones on Long Island that have a salt system for hot tubs.

Fact:
Hot tubs come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. While there are tubs that can equate to a small mortgage, we carry a lot of great tubs that anyone can afford. We also offer many convenient layaway and financing programs. And don’t forget, many people spend much more than this on a pool, which you can only use for 10– 12 weeks per year. A hot tub is used all 12 months of the year.
Fact:
Many hot tub companies have nothing unique to offer, so they try to impress you by stuffing 150 jets into their tubs. Once you understand what the jets are there for, you’ll realize how silly that is.

The purpose of the jets is to massage your muscles. Nothing more, nothing less. With that in mind, more jets means absolutely nothing. There’s only so much room on the shell to put jets, so the more jets, the smaller they need to be to fit! You’ll notice that tubs with 80, 100, or even more jets tend to have little tiny jets which are quite annoying when they’re hitting your skin. Each muscle in your body responds differently and requires different types of pressure.

In our hot tubs, each seat has a specific therapeutic purpose, and each jet is specially sized and placed to hit a certain muscle the way it needs to be hit, so you get the therapy you’re looking for. So don’t worry about how many jets our tubs have, just know that they were built to give you the massage of your life!

Fact:
More horsepower means a bigger electric bill! That’s all it means. Many hot tub companies put massive motors in their tubs…5, 6, or even 7hp. Notice we didn’t say massive pumps….we said massive motors.

A hot tub pump consists of an electric motor, which spins an impeller in the wet end, which pushes the water. Like all electric motors, their strength is rated in horsepower. For some reason, many hot tub companies decided to focus on this rating as though it makes a difference in your massage. If the tub is engineered properly, it shouldn’t take a lot of horsepower to push the water.

With that in mind, what you’re looking for in a pump is not the horsepower of the motor, but the water volume output of the wet end, which is measured in gallons-per-minute (GPM). That’s what you’re feeling on your back when you’re in your tub. Our pumps push 170GPM, which is almost twice the industry average of

80 – 110. The plumbing in our tubs is designed and engineered so that we can use less horsepower (less electric bill!) while delivering massive water flow to the jets.

Fact:
A hot tub takes a lot less time than a pool. For starters, it’s covered whenever you’re not using it. So you don’t get anything falling in it like dirt and leaves. That means no skimming or vacuuming. Also, it doesn’t get rainwater falling in it, which can mess up your pH & alkalinity levels, as well as other water–balancing chemicals. If you’re spending more than 5 minutes per week on your hot tub, you’re doing something wrong.
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El Mick
El Mick
April 10, 2024
Wonderful experience with Rich, a knowledgeable and patient salesperson.
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K N
April 10, 2024
Really great people to work with! Easy, friendly and quick service.
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April 6, 2024
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Karl Ekstrom
April 5, 2024
We saw Rich at the Hot Tub Factory. His wealth of knowledge and expertise was much appreciated when walking us through our purchase. Will definitely use him for all our future hot tub needs.
Francis Maringer
Francis Maringer
April 3, 2024
We ordered a replacement cover for our Jacuzzi hot tub. We did everything over the phone and internet. The technician came replaced the cover was very pleasant. And everything went smoothly. We purchased our Jacuzzi hot from the Hot tub factory nine years ago and have never had an issue. Replacing the cover was the first time we had service. We love our hot tub.
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amanda borella
March 29, 2024
We just got done buying our new beautiful tub! We dealt with David. I normally don't post reviews, but felt he went the extra mile to make us have a great experience. Not sleazy salesman type, nice guy, spoke intelligently and easy to understand. No fluff, no nonsense. Really appreciated the approach. Would highly recommend anyone looking for high quality tub to go to this location and deal with David!
Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams
March 29, 2024
My family and I came in looking for a hot tub, and David assisted us and was great from start to finish! He was personable, transparent, thorough, and helped us to find the right tub that fit our needs. Would definitely refer him and the Hot Tub Factory to anyone looking for a good quality hot tub :)
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Andy Dominey
March 29, 2024
Excellent service and super friendly staff!
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Sami Pervaiz
March 29, 2024
Everyone is very helpful and knowledgeable, great experience working with them. Highly recommend.

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