The hot tub parts game and how it affects your long term satisfaction

The hot tub parts game and how it affects your long term satisfaction

A small number of Hot Tub companies have started making parts that just fit their spas. These proprietary parts are cheaper, fail more often, and lock you into always buying the cheap unreliable part from the people who put you into the mess in the first place… Don’t be fooled… Proprietary parts are done to cut costs and increase profits and offer no benefits to the consumer. The best parts companies hold patents that keep them a step above and can be bought yourself which keeps you from having to buy the same shoddy parts over and over again for a massive markup if you go with hot tubs that use these “unique” proprietary parts.

Good names to look for are Balboa for the electronic control system and Waterways for jets and plumbing.

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Hi Chris
Thank you for your fantastic informative website
We would like to buy a master spa twilight series, sadly they do not seem available here in the UK. We do have The Micheal Phelps range. My question is….. We want a great strong massage tub, which is the most comparitable tub to the twilight TS 7.2? An artisian Grand Bahama, MP 7 or the marquis reward?
Thank you
We really appreciate your time

Thank you for coming back to us Chris
Really good to know info

Chris, Awesome site and very helpful. I’m in Florida and wondering your opinion of the Premium Leisure line of spas. They advertise the use of Balboa Controls which you favor but I cannot find whether they use Waterway jets and other high quality components. Your opinion, please. Thanks.

Chris ..once again thanks greatly appreciate your input… so.this hot tub thing has more layers than an onion ,,,narrowing it down. to the Marquis brand but the HK™ proprietary jets isconcerning ..meaning these jets can only be replaced by Marquis manufactured parts are the other parts “proprietary” and not universal as well? The dealer mentioned the jets are non ball bearing that good ..bad…in-different ? I’m good with all other aspects of the manufacturing except those two items ….what do you think ?..

Cal spa or Hot Springs 110 plug & play 3 person.

Which one or none.

Thank you for your advice.

Living in Lake Havasu City Az,, where hot tub choices are limited, but considering a Hot Springs Pulse or Tropic Seas Oahu. The Tropic Seas does have Balboa parts, but other that not sure about quality of the either tub. Any help would be appreciated.

Hi, trying to decide between a master clarity precision 7 and a twilight 7.25. The clarity is more in our price range, but is there a reason we should wait/save and get the twilight? What are the big differences? Sorry if I posted twice. I couldn’t find my post.

hi chris, trying to figure out how to post my question. a great site with so much info. was considering a few options based on the info you provided for my area beaverton oregon1. coast tub by spalogic. i see the threaded jets but not glued and clamped. also see the full insulation option. looking atvthe marquis elite series, the wish? they want 10k for that. any comments on these two? i have not looked at the artesian yet

Hi Chris,
Thank you for the Excellent information and videos. Super informative ????Few questions for you, if you don’t mind .
What is a fair price for the Artesian Antigua elite hot tub? I live in Florida
Also, the area where I plan to place it is on a patio made with dirt, crushed concrete and covered with travertine. Will this area be sufficient to support the filled tub? Thank you so much for your time ????

Great info and videos.
Can you help me find a Masters Spa dealer in the Kansas City Kansas area?
I’d be willing to travel 100 miles from KC.
Thanks for all the great advise.

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