Hot Tub 101

How do I choose a spa that’s right for ME?


 The question our clients ask us the most frequently is: “What should I look for when choosing MY spa?”  The truth is that the answer to this question is different for everyone.  But there are some key areas to compare when deciding which spa is right for you.  We understand that comparing specifications can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know how the different options compare to one another.  Even if you have owned a spa, many things have evolved in the industry in a short time. So, we decided to put all the need-to-know hot tub basics in one spot so that you can make an informed decision about which hot tub is right for YOU.  In addition to this article, we are always happy to help you choose the spa that will be best suited for you and your family in-store or over the phone.


 Here is a list of what’s covered in our article, and what you need to know before you buy a spa:


The Exterior Factors

Where should I place my hot tub?

What should I take into account when choosing my spa’s size and configuration?

What do I need to consider about the Finish of my hot tub?

How many jets should my hot tub have and how big should they be?

What do I need to consider about my hot tub cover?

The Internal Factors

What do I need to know about my hot tub’s Jet Pumps?

And what is a Circulation (Circ) Pump?

How important is the Structure of my new hot tub?

What should I look for in my new spa’s Insulation?

How important is a Canadian brand hot tub?


The Maintenance Factors

What do I need to consider about access to my hot tub plumbing and equipment?

What about the Filtration of my spa water?

Can you explain what a “salt water” hot tub is?

What is a UV Sanitizer System?

What is an Ozonator?

What should I look for in my warranty and after purchase care?


 Chinook has been in the business for more than 35 years.  We are a family owned business that cares about not only finding you the right spa, but we aim to make your hot tub maintenance as easy as possible so that you can spend more time enjoying it!  Please phone or email us if there’s anything we can do to help you with choosing your spa, or if you have any questions about either Sunrise Spas or hot tub ownership, in general.

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