What does a swim spa cost?

The cost of a swim spa has 3 components: the purchase price, the installation cost, and the maintenance cost. Additionally, there is the initial cost of the water itself and the ongoing cost of electricity. A traditional fiberglass swimming pool can easily cost $40,000. That’s before you factor in the cost of site prep and…
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Starting a Float Center – Things to Think about

Are you thinking about opening your own float center or spa? Or maybe you’re thinking about adding float therapy to an existing business. Floating is a new industry with unique challenges. Bob Dapper, owner of Royal Spa, has been building float tanks and working with float center owners for a few years. He’s familiar with…
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Saunas Helping Indianapolis Firefighters

The Indianapolis Fire Department is battling more than fires. Firefighters have higher rates of certain types of cancer because of their exposure to toxins. The IFD is trying many options to help their people fight cancer. Installing saunas in firehouses is one of the ways they’re doing it. Royal Spa is proud to be partnering…
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Tips for Using Your Hot Tub in the Winter

Old Man Winter may have settled in for the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use your Royal Spa hot tub. In fact, many people enjoy using their hot tub more when the temperatures drop below freezing. If you’re one of the countless Royal Spa customers who can’t wait to hop into your hot…
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Should I Drain My Hot Tub for the Winter?

Royal Spa hot tubs do not need to be drained for the winter. Drain the hot tub only if it’s very cold and you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time (weeks or more). Winter is a great time for a hot soak in your spa. There’s no reason you can’t use…
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What’s the best temperature for a hot tub in the winter?

Most people like to keep their hot tub temperature at 102-104 degrees, especially in the winter.  We generally don’t recommend setting the temperature below 90 degrees. It is best to keep your hot tub at the same temperature all the time, if you’re going to use it regularly. If you like using it at 102, keep…
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How do I keep a hot tub from freezing?

People generally don’t want their hot tub to freeze. Keep the water heated and circulating with an insulated hot tub cover firmly in place and you shouldn’t have to worry about coming home to a mini ice rink. Most hot tubs will not freeze overnight or even over a few days. There are hot tubs…
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Will a Hot Tub Freeze Overnight?

Your hot tub will not freeze overnight unless the water stops circulating and you live in the Arctic. If your hot tub loses power, and assuming there is a cover and reasonable insulation, you will have at least a few days before water starts to freeze. Hot tubs most at risk of having problems with…
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Is a Salt Water Hot Tub Better?

Salt water hot tubs are getting a lot of attention these days. Are they a better option? Should you use salt water in  your spa? Why not? Our short answer is use magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) rather than sodium chloride.  Get all the benefits without destroying your hot tub. It works great in a Royal Spa…
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How Often Should I Change the Water in My Hot Tub?

Change your hot tub water only as needed. There’s no need to drain or change the water on a regular schedule. Royal Spa hot tub owners may go a year or more before needing to change their water. Hot tub owners often have misconceptions about the frequency at which they should drain and change the...
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Can I Clean My Hot Tub With Vinegar?

Can you use vinegar to clean your hot tub or spa? You can use vinegar or any acetic acid to clean your hot tub, but we recommend our pH Down for best results. Vinegar is an all-purpose cleaner. From the floors in your home to your favorite coffee cups, vinegar can handle just about any...
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What’s The Best Water Circulation System For A Hot Tub?

Water circulation 24 hours a day is best. Bob explains why.

Why We Don’t Sell A Cheap Swim Spa

We don’t sell cheap swim spas, because we don’t build cheap swim spas. If you see a new swim spa for less than $10,000, it is an inferior product and a terrible investment. Here are the reasons. More Chemicals, More Work Royal Spa swim spas use far fewer chemicals and need much less maintenance. Cheap…
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