Softub® FAQs


We have a large dog, will his nails puncture the Softub?
No. Softubs are made of space-age high-density foam that is extremely strong, yet lightweight. We encourage customers to feel free play with their dogs in their Softub. However, just as with children, pets should be supervised at all times.

How long have these spas been around? How long will they last?
We’ve been manufacturing Softub spas since 1986, and some of our first tubs are still in customers’ back yards. There are many Softub spas still in operation after over 20 years of service.

What are they made of? Are they inflatable?
No, they are not inflatable. They are made of space-age high-density foam that is extremely strong, yet lightweight.

How well does the vinyl surface hold up outside?
The vinyl is a marine-grade product that is designed to withstand the harshest climates and sun. With simple, routine care, you can expect to get many years of service, indoors or out.

How much does it cost to operate?
Softub spas are easy on the pocketbook. The average cost to operate a Softub spa outside, nationwide, is between $?? and $?? per month. You won’t see a huge jump in your electric bill, as with the 220v hard tubs.

How does it heat without a heater?
With our revolutionary heat recovery system, which uses the heat created by the pump motor to heat the water. You will have operating costs that are a fraction of the cost of a hard tub, a reduction in service problems, and an extension of the life of the motor, since our system helps keep it cool.

How hot does it get?
Our thermostat can be set as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the same as all hot tubs. No matter what temperature you select, it ’s ready for you whenever you’re ready to relax.

How do you treat the water?
We include a water treatment kit with every Softub spa that fully explains the treatment process. To make maintenance as simple as possible, we also have a patented, fully automatic, ozone injection system that significantly reduces the amount of chemicals needed to keep your tub clean and sanitary. That means it takes less time-and less money out of your pocket – to keep your tub sparkling clean.

How much do they weigh when full of water?
A 220 gallon Softub spa weighs 1,972 pounds, including the HydroMate and lid. You can put your tub on nearly any deck. Check with your builder, but most new decks can easily support a Softub spa and a few of your friends.

What kind of preparation is required to install a Softub spa?
The great news is that all you need is a level surface and a standard 110V 15A electric outlet. Unlike hard tubs, which required a concrete pad or reinforced platform to support their heavy weight and dedicated 220V wiring, a Softub spa is the go-anywhere hot tub.

Will I need an electrician or plumber to hook it up?
No. Although almost all hard tubs do require expensive electrical work to install, a Softub spa is designed for anyone to install on their own, as it plugs into a standard 115V 15A outlet. And, with our SmartChip™, you never have to worry about power surges or brown-outs damaging your spa.


Store Hours

Monday-Friday   10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday   10 AM to 3 PM
Or by Appointment
Sunday   Closed

Phone: (319) 291-7004