Frequently Asked Questions

At Midnight Sun, we firmly believe that knowledge is power. That’s why our team of experts have created a comprehensive list of questions and answers for you to learn from. With the right approach, we aim to help our customers make informed decisions at every turn.

For many spa owners, regular service and maintenance from a professional are worth it. Regular service can help to ensure that your spa water is always safe, enjoyable, and ready to use. A professional can also use this time to inspect your spa, looking for any issues or potential problem areas that could lead to damage, an imbalance in water, or costly repairs, and rectifying the situation before it grows into a larger issue.
How long you stay inside a hot tub can depend on several deciding factors, including your age, health, climate, water temperature, and personal preference. As a general rule of thumb, it is suggested to soak in a hot tub for anywhere from 15-45 minutes at a temperature of up to 102° F. If you are new to using a hot tub, we suggest starting with shorter soaks until you gradually build your tolerance, adjust to the environment or find which suits you best. If you have a pre-existing health condition, we suggest that you first speak with your physician to ensure the safest way to enjoy hydrotherapy.
Cleaning hot tubs is the best practice for an enjoyable soak. How often and in what manner you clean your hot tub will depend on two factors: how often the spa is used and the manufacturer.
  • Test your hot tub water with test strips once or twice a week.
  • Treat your hot tub water accordingly based on the readings from the test strips.
  • Clean the filter every two weeks with water from the hose.
  • Drain, clean, and fill the hot tub once every three to four months.
For more information about the water management system and cleaning process for your hot tub, get in touch with us today.

The size of your hot tub should reflect your intended use for it. What are the top hot tub sizes? Will it cater to the needs of the entire family? Is it meant just for you and your significant other? Or do you enjoy hosting elaborate backyard parties? Your lifestyle and layout of your backyard can help you determine if you would like to invest in a smaller or larger hot tub.

Most hot tub brands have models available in the following sizes and capacities: 2-3 seats, 4-5 seats, 5-6 seats, 6 or more seats. For a better idea of how big or small our hot tubs are, visit our showroom person today.

How you treat your hot tub will depend on the manufacturer and model. When you bought the hot tub, you should have received a set of detailed care instruction and cleaning guidelines. If not, you can contact us for more information.

Most hot tubs should have their water tested once a week to ensure that the pH and chlorine levels are balanced. If the test reveals that the water is not balanced, add chemicals to treat the water. During this time, you should also rinse the filter and inspect the spa system for any damage or issues, including the cover and steps.

Hot tub prices can range from $5,000, to $18,000 or more. The price of a hot tub will depend on several factors, including:

• Brand
• Model
• Age
• Location
• Features
• Size
• Capacity
• Materials

Generally, hot tubs with a higher price point will offer a better quality, while those with a lower price point often offer a lower quality. While it may seem like a smart move to opt for a spa with a lower price point at first to save on costs, this can actually end up costing you more in the long run due to costly maintenance, care and repairs. Not to mention that the experience tends to be lesser as well, due to outdated, weak or missing features.

1. Relaxes Muscles and Soothes Aches and Pains in Muscles and Joints
2. Relieves Stress
3. Induces a Deeper Sleep
4. Flushes Toxins and Cleanses Skin
5. Improves Cardiovascular Health
6. Burns Calories
7. Fights Illness & Relives Congestion

Saunas can absolutely be safe, but it all depends on your health and how you use it. Before using a sauna or having one installed in your home, speak with your physician first to ensure it is safe for you to use. Once you receive your doctor’s seal of approval, you can hash out the details of a safe sauna session. You should always ensure that you are hydrated, drinking a glass of water before and after your session, and even bringing in water in a reusable bottle. Keep the temperature in a safe zone and listen to your body. If you begin to feel fatigued or light headed, slowly and carefully exit the sauna and sit down until you feel better.

Installing your pool above ground or below ground depends on your budget, lifestyle and backyard layout. Both installations have their own set of positives, but it will come down to your lifestyle on which you choose.

In-ground swimming pools
• More functional
• Better aesthetic
• Longer installation
• More expensive
• Lasts longer

Above-ground swimming pools
• Reduced risk of injury from slips and falls
• Reduced costs
• Easier to move locations
• Less invasive installation

Most pieces of patio furniture can be cleaned with a rag or sponge and warm, soapy water. Glass surfaced should be cleaned with a paper towel and glass cleaner. Most fabrics can be washed with soap and water from the hose, and then hung to dry on a clothesline or left in the sun to dry.


Drain hot tub questions: How often you change your hot tub water can depend greatly on how often the spa is used, the quality of water used to fill it, and how well the water is maintained. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend draining, cleaning, and refilling the hot tub every three to four months for an optimal operation.

A clean and functioning filter is key to an operational filtration system, as it catches and removes dirt and debris, keeping the water clean and free of impurities. We recommend rinsing the filter every two weeks with fresh water from the hose or kitchen sink. You can also use this time to spray it down with a filter cleaner and then continue to rinse. 

Filter cleaning nozzles are available that can be attached to the end of a hose, which can help water to better reach the nooks and crannies of your filter. Soak your filter overnight in a bucket filled with water and a small amount of filter cleaner every two months to remove deep-down debris. We recommend replacing your hot tub filter annually to ensure a fully functional filtration system.

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that harnesses the healing properties of water. What is hydrotherapy? The combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage helps to relax muscles, ease sore joints, improve circulation, and reduce muscle tension. Used by healthcare professionals all around the world, hydrotherapy can help to improve sleep patterns, reduce stress, ease aches and pains, aid in post-injury recovery, and soothe sore joints, among many other health benefits.

Making the decision to buy a hot tub is a big one. It’s not something you do every day, after all. Your lifestyle can have a significant impact on the decision to purchase a hot tub. Before making the decision, ask yourself these following questions:

  1. Where in my backyard will I install a hot tub?
  2. Will the hot tub be for my entire family, or just for me?
  3. Will I benefit from fewer aches and pains, better sleep, and reduced stress?
  4. Will I enjoy the convenience of access to a hydromassage in the comfort of my own home?
  5. Will my family benefit from the additional family time in the spa?

If you said yes to one or more of the questions above, a hot tub might be right for you! Speak with one of our team members to learn more about the prices, sizes, and brands available to you.

The right hot tub for you can depend on the size and layout of your backyard, immediate family members who will use the spa, short-term and long-term budget, and your personal preferences. Larger hot tubs that have five to seven seats, are generally best for those with a larger family, who love to entertain or have a bigger budget. Smaller hot tubs with two, three or four seats, are best for smaller families with less backyard space or a more modest budget.

Deciding on a pool or hot tub will depend on your lifestyle, budget and personal preferences.

• Looking for a new approach to recreation, exercise or entertainment
• Enjoy entertaining friends and family
• Have a larger backyard
• Have a bigger budget with some wiggle room

Hot Tubs
• Looking to reduce stress
• In need of relief from aches and pains
• Wanting a new way to relax
• Modest to medium-sized budget
• Small or large backyard

Here at Midnight Sun, we don’t play favorites with pools and hot tubs. We know that they can both offer a wide range of benefits that differ from one to another. The question is, what’s stopping you from getting both? There are many spectacular pool and spa installations, some that spillover from one to the other. So you can go from a refreshing swim to a rejuvenating soak in a matter of seconds.


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