March 25th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Hot Tub Components

Hot tubs are awesome! You can relax, unwind, de-stress, and more in one. And it’s even good for you! Several different components make up a hot tub, do you know what they are?

A hot tub has four main components:

  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems: They consist of the pump, motor, heater and much more. ┬áTypically made by a third party, and can be replaced to suit your needs.
  • Shell: Shells are normally made by the manufacturer and can last 30-40 years if cared for properly. It is essential to choose your shell carefully, repairs can be extremely expensive. They are normally made from vinyl, acrylic backed by fiberglass, or acrylic backed by ABS plastic.
  • Frame and cabinet: The frame and cabinet are typically also made by the spa manufacturer. The frame is typically wood. And the cabinets tend to be either plastic or wood.

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Hot Tub Components