If you’re like most spa buyers, you’ll spend hours researching your perfect spa pool. What’s more, this significant investment of time and energy will eventually be paired with an equally significant investment of money.
As with most big purchases, the savvy spa shopper will want to know how long a spa pool is expected to last. Understanding the lifespan of your spa is also important in terms of spa pool maintenance. If a spa pool isn’t expected to last long, it doesn’t make sense to spend much money on care or repairs.
Spa pool lifespans are based on a combination of two factors:
- Spa care: If you know how to maintain a spa pool, it can last for many years. Proper care, periodic repairs and high-quality spa pool covers are smart investments.
- Spa quality: A spa pool might seem great value at first, but if it has bad build quality, cheap parts or inferior materials, it won’t last as long as a high quality alternative, and can ultimately end up costing you far more in the long run, as you have to continually replace it.
How long do spa pools last?
Most spa pools last anywhere from five to 20+ years. If you purchase a cheap spa pool made with lower quality materials, and if you fail to properly maintain it, the spa may not last five years. If you choose a high quality spa pool and maintain it according to the manufacturer’s instructions, you could be enjoying it for decades.
The secret to extending the lifespan of your spa hot tub isn’t really a secret at all: you simply need to take care of it! Most spa pools have plastic pieces throughout the body of the spa. Because these pieces come in contact with spa pool chemicals, they are often the first to wear and degrade - though by choosing a high quality spa like a Hot Spring, this degradation will be far slower than in a cheaper spa pool.
To stave off father time, be sure to clean and wipe down these parts of your spa pool on a regular basis. You should also wipe down the entire spa pool when you drain and refill it, as simple cleaning can help you reduce the impact of everyday wear and tear.
Spa pool equipment needs periodic maintenance. Most manufacturers provide materials such as a spa pool owner’s manual with your purchase. These will guide you on how to service the components of your spa, guaranteeing maximum performance and longevity.
Improper or inadequate care of spa pool components can cause them to break, which could lead to a domino effect of other spa issues. Make sure your spa hot tub stays clean with the help of spa filters, spa vacuums and other spa care products.
Choosing the right spa
But before you can properly maintain your spa, you first have to choose your spa.
Our advice? When you buy a hot tub, make sure you invest in the best brand and model you can afford. Find one that is made from the highest quality materials. Check out the best rated spa pools, and read spa reviews to hear from those with firsthand experience. For an added layer of confidence, look at the warranties that come with each spa.
When you get your new spa pool home and begin using it, take care of it! It can make all the difference to the lifespan of your investment.
With these tips in mind, you can enjoy all the benefits of spa ownership for years to come - particularly if you choose the high quality, easy to maintain, luxurious, powerful, healing and beautiful investment that is a Hot Spring portable spa pool.