In a 2013 Readers' Choice List compiled by Lisa Hallett Taylor for About, Coast Spas was named as the best brand of hot tubs to buy. Runners-up included Bullfrog Spas and Hot Springs Spas. The brands were rated on factors such as design, style, company reputation, available features, range of produc
Munchkin’s white hot inflatable duck tub and the Opar adult inflatable bathtub are two highly rated portable bathtubs. The Disney Pixar Cars inflatable tub and the Summer Infant portable folding bathtub are two highly rated portable bathtubs offered on the Wal-Mart website.
Printable hot tub wiring diagrams are available at Inter-Spas.com as of 2015. Inter-Spas offers printable Square-D and Siemans wiring diagrams in PDF format for its hot tub customers.
Some manufacturers of portable soaking tubs for adults include EZ-Access, Opar and Pixnor, as of 2016. Some portable bath tub manufacturers for children include Summer Infant and Mommy’s Helper.
Although the task of moving a hot tub is best left to expert movers, the job can be done with the help of several strong individuals to do the heavy lifting and a few tools to make moving the tub relatively easier. A hot tub can weigh anywhere between 1,200 to 1,500 lbs., so care must be taken to en
Clean a hot tub by removing the filter and adding a biofilm line-flush product. After the product circulates, drain the tub with a submersible pump, wipe it with vinegar, and refill the tub with fresh water. Install a new filter and chemicals, adjusting as necessary.
Read through the instruction manual, unplug and remove all wiring, take apart the tub skirt, drain the water, and remove the tub. If discarding the spa, cut the tub apart. Otherwise, seek help with rolling the tub away.
Hot Spring, Cal Spas and Lifesmart are popular hot tub manufacturers, according to a March 2015 Consumer Search comparison. Coleman and Comfort Line Products are also well-recommended brands.
Prepare the base for a hot tub by pouring a concrete pad. Excavate the ground, build the concrete form and add reinforcement steel before pouring. Allow sufficient time for the concrete to cure before installing the new hot tub.
To wire a hot tub, contact a local inspector, inspect the service panel, run the wiring, connect the hot and neutral wires, wire the disconnect box and connect the hot tub wiring. Have your work inspected by a licensed electrician before turning on the hot tub.