Softub vs Traditional

While traditional hot tub owners report having to turn off their heating units to avoid costly utility bills, Softub Spas® only costs $15 a month on average to heat. See the benefits of owning a Softub Spa below, then start shopping online today!


Softub Spas

Hard Acrylic Tubs

Site Prep
Any adequate, smooth, load-bearing surface, outdoors or indoors. No additional preparation costs. Construction, excavation, or concrete pad sometimes necessary for permanent location. $450 average expense.
Plugs into any isolated 15 amp/115 volt outlet - no additional costs. Cord mounted Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) included. Installation of extra amperage or of 220V-60Amp line is needed. Additional GFCI purchase may be required. May cost up to $1,200.
Simple as 1, 2, 3 can be done by one person. Costly Crew, placement, plumbing, electrician costs.
Easily rolls through any standard doorway and can be setup by one person. Typically requires professional installation, additional expenses, and home structure alterations.
Easily moved from location to location. Usually not practical due to weight and site prep involved.
Thermal Lid
Included insulated folding lid that assists in heat retention and efficiency. Convenient combination locking straps to secure spa when not in use. May be an optional item with an additional expense. Many come with keys that are inconvenient to use.
Jet Power
Strategically placed, interchangeable hydro-jets for even hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy often uneven due to number and configuration of jets.
Constructed from a PolybondTM foam for no hard, slippery surfaces and no hidden depths. Must use caution with slippery surface, and hard corners with dangerous, hidden depths.
Spacious barrier-free seating allows a variety of positions and unrestricted movement for hydrotherapy jets. Hard, molded plastic, and "assigned" seats that restrict activity and position.
Padded surfaces to surround yourself in a cushioned manner. Hard surfaces that are just plain uncomfortable.
Available in 13 standard colors (6 standard colors on Portico). Limited selection.
Energy Consumption
You can maintain your Softub Spa at your desired water temperature for about $15 a month. Typically operate for $40-$70 or more per month.
Exceeds stringent national compliance requirements. No harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted during the manufacturing process and excess materials are recycled. Many spa manufacturing methods emit harmful, environmentally-damaging VOCs. Many are constructed from material that can't be recycled.
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