Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide: Beware of Hot Tub Noise

January 28, 2014

Cute newborn baby girl asleep wearing a long hatShhh. Don’t wake the baby.

Everyone deserves peace and quiet especially at home.

Buying a hot tub? The only brand to consider is a noise-free Hot Spring Spa

Your hot tub should give you peace, let babies sleep and be kind to your neighbors.

Hot Spring Spas is the only hot tub brand engineered for no noise and no vibration when heating and filtering. Hot Spring Spas filter all of the water 24/7 with a no-noise circulation pump that uses less energy than a 40-watt light bulb. Even with the jets running, the noise and vibration is far less than with other brands. Quiet has been engineered in.

Nobody wants to live next door to a Mack truck that suddenly revs its engine in the middle of the night. But that’s how most hot tub pumps sound when the timer switches on to filter and heat. The noise is even worse in models with a 2-speed pump with the low speed on 24/7.  That incessant grinding noise can induce more stress than most people are aware of.

Noise hurts. It’s not just annoying – Noise Free America reports that long-term exposure to 65 decibels or more, and short-term exposure to 80 decibels or more, can have serious physical and mental effects.

Noise triggers the stressful “fight or flight” reaction, releasing cortisol and other harmful chemicals into the bloodstream that can build up and lead to cardiovascular disease, aggression, chronic fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, mental illness, and anxiety.

Noise also affects the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems. It can exacerbate mental health problems such as anxiety, stress, emotional instability, sexual impotence, mood swings and social conflicts. Noise really makes you tired – it’s a major cause of chronic fatigue syndrome – and it can contribute to high blood pressure and ulcers.

So when you go shopping for a hot tub, use your ears.

That rules out buying a hot tub online, where you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a cheap noisy model no matter what you pay.

Shopping tip: When you visit a hot tub showroom, ask to hear what a hot tub full of water sounds like when the heating and filtering mode is on.  If the model is dry, that’s a sign the sound wouldn’t be pretty.   Don’t trust your ears? Add the Decibel Meter Pro app to your smart phone and use it when you shop.

And if you plan to put your tub on a deck or balcony, remember that a noisy pump is going to sound even worse on the vibrating wood deck.  If you plan to put your hot tub outside your bedroom window, you’re asking for sleepless nights from that noisy hot tub.

A Hot Spring Spa is the only brand your dare put on a deck or under your bedroom window.  It’s stress-free peace, and peace of mind, so you can relax.  So can your neighbor. So can a sleeping baby.

Hot tub shopping? Put a Hot Spring -the World’s Quietest Brand-at Olympic Hot Tub at the top of your list.  Many of the hot tubs in our 5 showrooms are filled with water so you can come try them AND hear the quiet for yourself.

RES SERVA EST VERUM GAUDIUM. As the Romans said it~True pleasure is a serious business.


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