Softub vs. Other Hot Tubs
Face the Facts!
|SITE PREP||All you need is a level surface - indoors or out. Expense associated with concrete pad is eliminated.||Construction, excavation, or concrete pad sometimes necessary for permanent locations.|
|ELECTRIC||A Softub plugs into a regular household outlet. We also include a Ground Fault Indicator. Just plug it in!||Installation of extra amperage of 220V - 60amp line is normally needed. Additional GFCI purchase required.|
|INSTALLATION||Delivery is quick and easy. One person can set up a Softub in just minutes!||Costly crew, placement, plumbing, electrician costs. Crane sometimes necessary.|
|PORTABILITY||You can easily roll a Softub through a doorway, down stairs, or across a yard. The heaviest component weighs less than 80 pounds.||Cumbersome. Difficult or impossible to move. Typically 400-900 pounds.|
|RELOCATE||A Softub is easily moved from spot to spot or home to home.||Usually not practical due to weight and site preparation.|
|HEAT||For all their power and features, Softub spas are remarkably simple to operate. In a climate with an average 65° temperature, the typical Softub requires just 4 kw hours of electricity per day to stay 102° and ready to use. At 8¢ per kw hour, that would be just 32¢ per day, or $9.60 per month.*||Separate heating element is expensive to operate and replace. Monthly cost approx. $40-75.|
|THERMAL LID||All Softub spas include an insulated lid to save heat and water.||Is often an additional accessory purchased separately.|
|JET POWER||Strategically placed, interchangeable hydro-jets provide powerful hydrotherapy.||Hydrotherapy often uneven due to number and configuration of jets.|
|SAFETY||A Softub plugs into a regular household outlet. There are no additional costs. It's cord mounted and comes with a Ground Fault Indicator. It's also Soft and safe with no hard slippery surfaces.||Must use caution with slippery surface and hard corners. Dangerous hidden depths.|
|COMFORT||Softub Spa's have a padded surface that's as comfortable as an easy chair.||Hard surface resembles concrete floor.|
|SEATING||Go ahead and stretch out! Spacious, open barrier - free seating allows a variety of positions and activities.||Molded plastic "assigned" seats restrict activity and positioning.|
|USAGE||A Softub is always hot and ready to use - 24 hours a day.||Traditional spas often require pre-heating prior to use.|
The bottom line is that Softub is more convenient, more comfortable and less expensive!
The California Energy Commission has documented that Softub is the most energy efficient hot tub gallon for gallon. Softub can be kept at 104°F and used every day, for 20 minutes, at an average cost of only $10 a month. Learn more. Softub has achieved this position due to unique the product's technological attributes. This includes the combination of the energy efficient HydroMate® System, the SmartChip™ Power Monitoring System, the high density insulated cover and tub. Learn more. Softub is also renewable and recyclable, making the product truly sustainable compared to any other brand. In addition, Softub, Inc. is a green manufacturing facility, where no harmful VOC levels are present.
All of our domestic tubs (120 volt, 60 Hz) are built to meet or exceed the UL-1563: Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies and Associated Equipment standard, which is the applicable standard for our products. We are certified by ETL and our control numbers are 59987 for our Valencia, CA manufacturing facility and 3037126 for our New Bedford, MA facility.
All of our export tubs (240 volt, 50 Hz) are built to meet or exceed all of the applicable standards for the European Union. For this reason, we apply the CE certification label, which is a self-certification.
All of our export tubs (240 volt, 50 Hz) are built to meet or exceed the requirements of the CB scheme in accordance with the IEC standards, the applicable EMC standards and the GS standards of EN 60335-1:91 + 1:94 + A11:95 + A1:96 + A12:96, EN 60355-2-60:97, DIN EN 292-2:91 + A1:95, EN 27779:91, EN 50366:2003 +A1:2006 & DIN EN ISO 12100-2:2004. We are certified by Nemko and our report number is 79992.
All of our tubs are also manufactured in accordance with ANSI/NSPI-6 1999: American National Standard for Portable Spas. Additionally, we also test our suction systems to ANSI/APSP -7: American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Catch Basins. We meet or exceed the requirements of the standard.
All of our covers meet or exceed ASTM F 1346-91: Standard Performance Specification for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for all Covers for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs.