Are you looking to buy a hot tub to soothe away stress or ease those aches and pains?

Where do you start? What features are important? What questions should you ask? Which hot tub is right for you?

If you’ve asked any of these questions, look no further…

Our Hot Tub Buying Guide Can Help You Make the Right Decision When Buying a Hot Tub!

Bob Dapper, owner of Royal Spa and graduate of Purdue’s School of Engineering, has over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing hot tubs and spas.

Here are Bob’s four key things to consider before you buy your hot tub…


Always Buy a Spa That Has a Non-Computer Control System

  • There is nothing on a spa that requires a computer to operate
  • The only one who benefits from spa computers is the repairman


Always Avoid Buying a Spa with a 2-Speed Pump

  • 2-Speed Pumps are noisy when you’re trying to relax in the spa and can be heard inside the house
  • They overheat the water during the summer
  • They are more expensive to operate


Always Buy a Spa That Circulates the Water All of the Time

  • Stagnant water is unhealthy
  • Stagnant water requries more maintenance (More chemicals & more time)
  • Turning a pump off and on reduces the pump life


Always Buy a Spa that Pushes the Water through the Filter

  • No correctly engineered water filtration systems sucks water through the filter (It’s called a pump not a sucker!)
  • Suction type filters require more cleaning maintenance and expense

Take a look at these short videos where Bob answers common questions people have when buying a hot tub or Spa

How Much Does it Cost to Run a Hot Tub?

Pumps and heaters are the primary source of energy consumption on a spa.

How Many Jets Should a Hot Tub Have?

If someone tries to sell you a hot tub based solely on the amount of jets, turn and run the other way!

How Long Should a Hot Tub Last?

Some hot tub manufacturers design hot tubs to last 7 years. Ours are warrantied for 40!

What Type of Insulation is Best for a Hot Tub?

Hot tub insulation can be the “blown in” type or the removable kind.


Complex, costly computer controls are completely unnecessary on a hot tub.

What’s the Best Water Circulation System?

Water should be circulating all the time … 24/7.

How Much Maintenance Time Will This Take?

15 a minutes a day (or more) is too much!

What Size Pump Is Best?

Bigger is not always better.

What’s the Best Filter for a Hot Tub?

Fancy? No. Expensive? Nope.

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