Frequently Ask Questions about Hot Tubs
What makes a Viking Spa different than other hot tubs?
Besides the fact that Viking Spas are made in Michigan, Viking Spas mission is to build a high quality spa at an affordable price. Our quality control is evidenced by our spas being sold in the top retail stores in the world. Viking Spa offers the best VALUE in the spa industry. We partner with the industry leaders like Balboa and Waterway to produce our spas with the best components in the industry. The value is also seen in our High Density Polyethylene shell. This extremely strong and durable material is ideal for making spas. Buy with confidence, Viking Spas provides a lifetime shell warranty. Our molds are centered around comfortable seating for all body types. This material is more cost effective and the savings gets passed to you. You can't find a better value in the spa industry than Viking Spas!
Hot Tub Winterization:
Did you know, If you winterize your hot tub water can still get in through the hot tub cover clips? Using a spa cover cap prevents this. Come on in, we’ll explain how to use it and can help you avoid any damage to your spa this winter.
Hot Tub Filters:
How often should you change your hot tub filter? If you use your spa regularly it should be changed every 3-6 months. We carry filters of all sizes, give us a call or stop in and we’ll make sure you have what you need to maintain a clean and well running hot tub.
Cloudy Hot Tub:
Help my hot tub water is cloudy! We hear this often. First, test your total alkalinity and spa sanitizer. A high alkalinity can cause cloudy water. Too little sanitizer will cause cloudiness. We recommend shocking your hot tub on a regular basis. Come on in, we stock high quality spa chemicals AND we explain how to use them and answer your questions. You don’t get that at a big box store.
Heating Your Hot Tub:
How long does it take to heat the spa up? Our spas that are hooked up to 220V will heat up approximately 6-8 degrees an hour. Spas hooked up to 110V will heat up approximately 1-2 degrees an hour.
Cleaning Your Hot Tub:
Detergent residue and dissolved solids from chemical use will make it more difficult to keep the water balanced, therefore, it is recommended to clean the spa every 3 or 4 months. Locate the drain on the corner panel, hook up the garden hose and drain. Use a mild soap and water solution and a soft sponge to clean the spa shell. Rinse well and shop vac out before refilling. Give us a call, we’re here to help. 231-439-6900
Choosing A Hot Tub:
What should I consider when purchasing a spa? The four most important factors are: the location you wish to put the spa (size), your budget for the spa (cost), the features and benefits of the spa (value), and most importantly the spa manufacturers reputation for quality spas and peerless service (warranty). Give us call, we’re here to help you choose the right hot tub for your budget and needs. 231-439-6900
Hydrotherapy, by definition, is the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being. Viking Spas uses jet streams to massage the body to reduce stress, sooth joint and muscle pain, and is used by rehabilitation specialists to help their patients. Come in and check it out for yourself.
Ozone Purification System:
Another common question we're asked: What is the Ozone Purification System? The Answer: The ozone generator converts oxygen (O2) to ozone (O3), and then infuses with the water of the spa. The addition of this extra oxygen molecule kills bacteria and organic compounds reducing the amount of chemicals needed to keep your spa clean.
The Cost of Running a Hot Tub:
According to Hot Tub Bob, the cost is roughly $.35-$1.00 per day. Keep in mind, this depends on how often you run the jets, lights, filtering, etc. This is just an estimate. Give us a call or stop in and we'll answer any other questions you have.
What Size Hot Tub Should You Get?
There isn't a one size fits all. We are proud to sell Viking Spas™ and offer a variety of different hot tub sizes to fit your wants and needs. We offer: 2-3 person, 4-5 person and larger. Give us a call, we’ll help find the perfect hot tub for you. Be sure to ask "Hot Tub Bob" about any specials!
If you have a question, feel free to contact us or just give us a call. We're here to help. 231-439-6900.