Caldera Spas FAQ

  • What Are The Differences Between In-Ground Hot Tubs And Portable Hot Tubs?

    While both in-ground and portable hot tubs offer wellness benefits, premium portable hot tubs may prove to be a better choice when considering placement, massage, and energy use.

  • What are the design benefits of in-ground hot tubs and portable hot tubs?

    Portable hot tubs allow you to fit your hot tub in a variety of settings.  They can be built into your deck. Above your ground, close to your house for easy access, and they can go with you if you ever move.

  • What are the main wellness benefits of regular hot tub use?

    Using your hot tub 4 – 6 times per week for about 15-20 minutes can have psychological and mental changes:

    1. Better Outlook – Soaking in your hot tub allows you to leave behind the many stressors going on your life for the time you are in there. That personal time for yourself helps you to recover emotionally and maintain a positive outlook on life.
    2. Better Relationships – Spending time with your loved ones can help to reconnect with the important people in your life.  Away from cell phones, computers, etc., you’ll be able to spend quality time and build relationships with those loved ones.
    3. Better Muscle Recovery – The buoyancy of water reduces the impact that gravity has on your skeletal and muscle tissue, alleviating much tension in your body.  When you combine both warmth and the buoyancy of the water, it can help to loosen muscles pre-workout and help to sooth them post workout.
    4. Better Sleep – Studies suggest that soaking in hot water before bed can ease the transition into a deeper sleep by reducing both stress and tension.  
  • Should I shower before and after I use my hot tub?

    Showering before getting in the hot tub can reduce the amount of work your filter has to do in order to keep your water clean.  It is also a good idea to shower after your shower to rinse away any chemicals on your skin.

  • How long does it take for a hot tub to warm up?

    Caldera hot tubs are designed to be hot and ready for use at any and all times, unlike the in-ground spas. Caldera hot tubs are extremely energy efficient.  They feature hot tub insulation and covers with the optimum efficiency to ensure the lowest possible energy costs.

    It will take several hours for your hot tub to heat up with new fresh water.  The amount of time will depend on the number of gallons used to fill your tub. The Owner’s Manual should provide more insight as to how long it will take for the temperature to get back up after a water change.

  • What size hot tub should I buy?

    The first thing to consider is what size hot tub will best fit in your yard. Next, consider how you plan to use your hot tub.  Is it meant to hold a large amount of people or just two or three? Cantabria®  or Vanto®  hot tubs are great if you are looking for more spacious hot tubs. Caldera  Kauai® may be better suited for you if you are in search of a more intimate, smaller sized hot tub.

  • How to Find Your Ideal Hot Tub Temperature

    In-ground tubs can be challenging to maintain at a constant high temperature whereas portable hot tubs are much easier to keep heated and ready for use at any time. The best way to keep your hot tub ready at all times, keep the energy costs low, and find your perfect temperature is by simply keeping it at your preferred temperature at all times.

    The ideal hot tub temperature varies from person to person. However, there are a couple of standard guidelines when it comes to the temperature of your hot tub.  Here are some helpful tips to help you find your perfect temperature:

    1. Adults should not exceed 104 degrees. Anything above 104 degrees can be dangerous for adults because it can lead to heat stroke.  Adults are recommended to stay within a 20 minute limit of soaking time. Children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions have lower time and temperature recommendations.
    2. Set the water temperature lower for children. Children should be in temperatures between 95 degrees and 98 degrees.  Children are more sensitive to the effects of heat than adults are so keeping them in water under their body temperature is highly recommended.