True. All hot tubs are not created equal. And some quality hot tubs, like the Bullfrog Spas sold at Best Hot Tubs three New York showrooms, are very low maintenance. But just like car owners regularly change the oil and filters etc. in even the best made vehicles, well-constructed hot tubs require some regular servicing.
Exactly what we’re talking about by “some servicing” of hot tubs? Our Best Hot Tubs three plan options cover all the service needs. (It’s important to note here that we service all types of hot tubs, not just Bullfrog Spas.)
These services can be done either by a hot tub owner’s reading of the manufacturer’s manual, as well as checking out videos and other instructional help online, or by expert technicians such as those at Best Hot Tubs.
“We offer three different service plans,” says Keith McPartland (Best Hot Tubs/Farmingdale). “With our weekly service Basic Plan we maintain your hot tub’s water quality by adjusting the chemical levels as required, be it chlorine or bromine, the alkalinity, pH up or down, and calcium levels. The needed chemicals can be bought from Best Hot Tubs or the hot tub owner can supply their own.”
Keith adds that our most popular plan, our Standard Plan includes maintaining the water quality from our Basic Plan, but, in addition, we also clear away any excessive foam accumulated from lotions, hairsprays, soaps, etc. “We also use specific chemicals that will make the water clearer — a super clarifier and a “metal away” solution that removes metals. Plus, we add water if it is low, inspect the filter and rinse if needed, remove debris, and run the tub to check that all the systems are working, including the temperature and review the hot tub’s overall condition.”
Finally, Weekly Hot Tub Service offers a Premium Plan. “It includes everything in the Basic and Standard plans,” says Keith. “But with this plan, a hot tub owner does not need to lift a finger to keep their hot tub well serviced. We wipe down the hot tub covers — and remove any snow off of them when it’s accumulated. We also do a “drain and fill” every 13 weeks (a $400 value): we first drain the tub, then wipe the inside clean including the pillows, before refilling it.”
What these plans do not cover, Keith says, is any maintenance repairs that might be required, such as fixing or changing the pumps, heaters and controls. While we also do such repairs, these are separate issues.
Quality Hot Tubs
“Bullfrog’s quality construction and materials are the reasons people love our Bullfrog Spas,” says Best Hot Tubs owner Bill Renter. “Even Bullfrog’s value-line models, the X Series, are constructed with Bullfrog’s tough 100% wood-free EnduraFrame structure and durable 3-layer acrylic spa shell. Nearly all other manufacturers frame their spas wood or steel that can easily rot or oxidize.”
Even the tray that runs underneath a Bullfrog Spa, adds Bill, is made of this same injection-molded plastic. “This tray is so well integrated with the frame, no rot or rust means critters and water will not get into the hot tub and do any equipment damage. With other hot tubs, their wooden frame and cabinets allow for moisture to soften the wood.
It’s Also About the Plumbing!
The JetPack patented system is also the reason Bullfrog Spas has room to put more foam into the structure, thereby boasting more energy-efficient rates or lower costs of operation.
With a completely wood-free cabinet as well, Bullfrog Spas has managed to make a spa that is aesthetically very pleasing (with even a contemporary model — the STIL), yet is incredibly durable and efficient.
Quality hot tubs also need to be well-serviced hot tubs. To sign up for one of our three weekly service plans, or get more information, contact: