• What is a Swim Spa? A Comprehensive Guide

    If you’ve ever made inquiries into buying a hot tub, chances are you’ve found figuring out the ultimate cost is similar to asking a financial advisor how much money you will need to retire. 
    The answer is often, “That depends. Let’s talk about your needs first ...” Then you’re expected to explain just exactly how you want to structure your pool parties or immediately confer with your partner about travelling to the south of France before you’re 70, all in front of a relative stranger.  
    This process can be more straightforward. “How much will a hot tub cost?” is a fair question and one that we get at Hydropool all the time. It’s the absolute number one query we are asked.  

     
  • How Much Does a Hot Tub REALLY Cost You in Canada in 2024 (A Complete, Honest Analysis)

    How much does a hot tub cost in Canada in 2024: Discover a complete guide to hot tub pricing in 2024 in Canada as Hydropool Hot Tubs breaks down the average hot tub cost, installation method, and additional expenses associated with owning a hot tub in Canada. Explore our insights to make an informed decision on which hot tub you should buy and at what price.
  • How Much Does It Really Cost Each Month To Run A Hot Tub In Canada?

    If you’re in the market for a hot tub, there’s a good chance you’re considering all the factors that will determine what owning one will actually cost you on a regular basis. After you figure out the initial spend on the tub, you’re likely asking, “how much will a hot tub actually cost me each month?”

    At Hydropool, we want our customers to know everything they need to before they buy, which is why we wrote this article: to break down the ongoing operating costs of our hot tubs. 

     
  • How Much Does a Swim Spa Cost in Canada in 2023?

    If you are considering buying a swim spa, one of the first questions that must go through your mind is, “how much will this swim spa cost?”
    It’s a natural question. Swim spas are relatively new products being sold, having only been developed in the mid-1980s. Many companies don’t make their pricing public. As well, a swim spa is the kind of product that you know will require extra costs here and there. 

     
  • Are Hydropool Hot Tubs Good?

    If you’re considering a hot tub or swim spa purchase, you want to ensure you’re making the most of your money. Your hot tub must perform the way you want it to, it should be reliable, it needs to provide good value and it should come with all the features you want (and maybe even a few you didn’t realize you could have). 

    So, what’s holding you back from buying? If you were buying a computer, you might head to the Apple store and pick one out that has what you want. You know Apple makes good computers – the company is an industry leader after all. 

  • The Best Hot Tub Brands of 2023

    Picking the best of anything -- “the best car,” “the best movie” or the “best hot tub” -- has a lot of factors. 
    Ferrari. Mercedes. Honda. Jeep. Hyundai. All the companies mentioned here are good car companies. Each of them could say that they make the best vehicles and pass a lie detector test. But they all are making very different kinds of cars. 
    At Hydropool, we know that determining who makes the best hot tub is difficult for buyers. Quality watchdog Consumer Reports doesn’t write about hot tubs. Neither does reliability expert J.D. Power and Associates. 
     
  • The Complete Guide to Hot Tub Insulation

    Anyone buying a hot tub in 2023 wants to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible. After all, an efficient hot tub costs you less on your monthly power bill that one that isn’t. 
    Just as it does in your house, insulation plays the most crucial role in ensuring your hot tub makes the best use of the power coming into it.  
    At Hydropool, we have evolved our insulation throughout the years, using all three of the major methods of insulation during different eras. This is an area our engineers regularly work on, not an area we set and forget. We do this because our customers ask us regularly about efficiency, and we know it is a top-of-mind concern.  
     
  • What is the Best Surface for My Hot Tub?

    If you’re buying a hot tub, it must sit somewhere. But where? On a concrete pad, on pavers? Can it go on your deck?

    These are all common questions that need to be addressed by any customer. They are all a normal part of the process when considering a hot tub. We see all kinds: Some customers want to understand everything, others just want you to “take care of it,” while most are in-between. But all customers are aware that installing a hot tub takes a little bit of work. At Hydropool, we deal with these kinds of questions on a regular basis, and we know that what people generally want is a hot tub that doesn’t just work on Day 1, but that holds up over time. 

  • An Honest Review of Plug and Play Hot Tubs

    Plug and play hot tubs have been on the market for years now and if you’re shopping for a tub, sooner or later you will come across that phrase. These are most-often budget-friendly tubs designed for customers who want to get up and running as fast as possible. 

  • Typical Hot Tub Problems

    If you’re either looking at owning a hot tub or if you already owned a hot tub, you already know that it’s like owning a car or an appliance. It has moving parts, and working parts, so sometimes things are going to break and require repairs. 

    “What are the typical problems for hot tubs?” is asked frequently by anyone looking at hot tubs, and it’s one we get at Hydropool on a regular basis. Hot tubs are a significant investment. So understanding what parts are in them, and what can go wrong (and how to fix them) is key for owners. 

  • Does Hydropool’s Self-Cleaning Feature Actually Work?

    Cleaning your hot tub or swim spa is a crucial part of ownership and one of the biggest concerns any potential owner must consider. If you’re looking for a hot tub or swim spa, chances are you’ve already heard about the potential headaches and hassles of owning one, and how much effort you have to put into keeping it clean. 

    It’s little wonder then that self-cleaning gets spoken about a lot in the hot tub and swim spa industries. Companies that make hot tubs and swim spas would love it if they could miraculously figure out how to keep water effortlessly clean: Our engineers work on this problem regularly! 

  • What is the difference between a “Jacuzzi” and a “Hot Tub?”

    Jacuzzi, hot tub, spa, swim spa, jetted tub, whirlpool bath, therapy tub: If you’re looking at buying a hot tub of any kind, you have seen these terms, sometimes even used interchangeably. You can’t help but wonder, are they all the same thing?

    There are a lot of options in the hot tub marketplace, and these questions are common at Hydropool, as a result. We understand all the different descriptive words can be a lot for people who are just trying to determine what they want to buy. 

  • Hot Tubs Versus Swim Spas: A Complete Comparison of Features

    If you’ve shopped for a hot tub, chances are its slightly bigger cousin, the swim spa, has caught your eye as you’ve considered the benefits of being able to swim and to exercise as well as to relax. And if you’re looking at swim spas, you’ve likely thought, “hey maybe a hot tub is actually what I really need?”

    Here at Hydropool, one of the most consistent questions we hear from first-time shoppers is, “Ok, I’m stuck, should I choose a hot tub or a swim spa? What’s really the difference?”

  • Cold Weather Hot Tubs: What Should I Be Looking For?

    If you live in a colder climate, you’re going to have legitimate concerns about whether any hot tub you purchase can actually stand up to the cold weather that comes every winter. 

    If there is any question we understand at Hydropool, it’s this one! We’re based in Canada, and our weather is internationally recognized as being among the chilliest in the world. In part, that’s why we sell hot tubs, because they are a great way to stay warm all winter. 

  • How Much Does a Hot Tub REALLY Cost You in 2023 in the United States

    If you’ve ever made inquiries into buying a hot tub, among the first issues to address is how much the hot tub will actually cost you.

    There’s the cost of the hot tub. The cost of whatever it sits on, any electrical work and likely a new swimsuit or two. Try to figure out how much that costs all together though isn’t always easy. 

  • A Complete Review of Hydropool’s Swim Spas

    If you’re shopping for a swim spa, you already know they come in a wide variety of formats, and with even more options. That can be confusing when you’re trying to buy because it’s not always clear what the difference is between the many different collections, lines and models that companies offer. 

  • Why Should I Buy a Hot Tub or Swim Spa from Hydropool?

    Choosing which brand of hot tub or swim spa you will buy can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of brands for you to consider and narrowing it down to one can involve many elements.

  • Your Ultimate Buying Guide for a Hot Tub or Swim Spa in 2023

    You know how to buy a car. You know how to buy a dishwasher, a sofa and book a vacation. But a hot tub? How about a swim spa?
    If you’re unsure of what the steps are, we understand. Buying a hot tub or a swim spa is a unique purchase for most people. There is nothing else quite like it.

     
  • How Much Does It Really Cost a Month to Maintain a Hot Tub in the United States in 2023?

    How Much Does It Really Cost a Month to Maintain a Hot Tub in the United States in 2023?

    Here's the answer:

    The average maintenance cost in the United States -- all in! -- is about $40 a month for both power and cleaning.

    We get asked this question frequently in our retailers across the United States. We know no one wants to buy a hot tub and then be stuck with bills they aren’t prepared for. This article is our best attempt to sum up the ongoing costs involved in owning a hot tub. 

    It’s important to note: The $40 is an average in the U.S. There are many factors that come into play here, which we will go over in this article. Let’s break this down into what costs what for a better picture of your ongoing expenses once you’ve got the hot tub in place. 


     
  • What is the Best Swim Spa to Buy in the United States in 2023?

    Once you realize the potential of swim spas and how they are a faster path to having a pool in your backyard, the next step for most people is often, “which one do I buy?”

    “What is the best swim spa?” is a common question for our Hydropool retailers. We understand why: Swim spas are relatively new for most consumers and if you’re buying anything for the first time you want to know what you’re getting is a high-quality product. 


     
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