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Recharge in a Softub

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Do you remember that Dolly Parton song, 9-to-5? It may be from the 80’s, but goodness the lyrics still ring true today. After all, who doesn’t tumble out of bed, stumble to the kitchen, and pour themselves a cup of ambition? Who doesn’t feel like they’re working hard every day, trying to get by?

That’s all to say that life, well, it can be stressful. Kids, work, commitments - it adds up. And in this crazy world, it’s important to make time for yourself. To recharge your batteries.

There’s no better way to do so than in a Softub. Let us show you how ...


The warm water can help lower blood pressure that’s increased due to stress. The hydromassage is also incredibly relaxing, relieving tension in your muscles.

In pain?

Soaking in the soothing warm water can help relieve chronic pain and headaches, and relieve sore muscles.

Can’t sleep?

The hot water raises your body temperature, tripping your body’s natural sleep triggers to help you sleep deeper, for longer.

Have diabetes?

Hot tubs have been shown to reduce blood sugar levels, and the increase in body temperature causes blood vessels to dilate so you get increased circulation and blood flow.


Using your Softub regularly can help decrease inflammation to damaged nerves and muscles, improve joint flexibility, and improve your circulation and blood flow.

Life comes at us fast. Carving out time for yourself - time to do the things that rejuvenate you and bring you joy - is what makes your life a life. Time with your family. Trekking to your favorite vacation spot every year. Weekends at the lake or the beach. Reading a book or watching a movie. And, yes, spending time in your Softub. From the T-140 built for 1-2, to the T-300+ for six, with five hydrotherapy jets and two pulsating jets, any model can soothe your stress and fill that spot in your 9-to-5 life.

Cold weather hot tub use tips

Soaking in your Softub on a cold winter day can be just the thing to warm you up and rejuvenate you after a long cold week. Unfortunately, soaking in a hot tub during the winter months can also seem a bit daunting and might cause some people to avoid their Softub in the extreme cold. Fortunately, you don’t have to miss out, with some extra precautions during the winter months, you can make sure that you are safe while you enjoy your Softub in the cold. There are two main concerns safety concerns when it comes to hot tubbing in the winter.

Dry Hands

The first goes back to that old double dog dare found in the movie The Christmas Story when things can stick to cold metal. When you get out of your hot tub, you will want to make sure that your hands are completely dry before you touch anything metal, including doorknobs, cover lifters, and other metal surfaces. Keeping this safety precaution in mind will definitely save your skin after that winter hot tub soak.

Body Temperature

The second precaution is even more of a concern, keeping your internal body temperature from getting too hot. The extreme cold can sometimes play tricks on your internal temperature alarm. It is never recommended to have your water temperature above 104°F, actually, during the winter it is safer to turn that temperature down to 100°F. Because the temperature outside is so chilly, the water should still feel plenty warm even if it is a few degrees cooler. It is also recommended that you limit your soaks to 15 minutes rather than the usual 20-30 minutes. With your body submerged in warm water and your head and shoulders still exposed to the elements your sense of body temperature can be very skewed. This can easily lead to you becoming overheated without you even realizing it. Limiting your hot tub time and lowering your water temperature will help to ensure that you do not overheat. Wearing a stocking cap while hot tubbing in the winter, may not be a great fashion statement, but it is a great way to regulate your body temperature when it is extremely cold.

Keeping these winter weather tips in mind this season will keep you safe so you can continue to enjoy your Softub even in the extreme cold. If a warm soak on a cold day sounds great, but you haven’t invested in a tub yet, come out to our showroom and let our staff at Softub Express show you why a Softub is just what you need to keep you warm this winter.

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Hydrotherapy For You and Your Kids - At Home!

Raising a child is an art form all its own. Children can have very short attention spans - who can blame them? The bombardment of information they are processing 24/7 in our busy, high tech society can overwhelm even the best behaved and most composed - heck, it overwhelms most adults!

There are great educators, coaches, and therapists out there that people defer to for purposes of schooling, athletic coaching, and various types of therapy for kids with special needs.

Hydrotherapy is renowned for its rejuvenating, restorative, therapeutic effects on physically disabled people old and young. Hydrotherapy is great for anyone of course! Who doesn’t benefit from a good soak in a hot tub? With a Softub, you and your child can enjoy instant relaxation and recovery after sports, therapy, or scholastic rigor. Heat it up, cool it down, enjoy the hydrotherapy massage jets.

Softubs are phenomenal for introducing kids to water and for aiding in any therapy they might need. If your child does have a physical disability, the always accessible home Softub would be a tremendous booster to their therapy, comfort, and happiness. Discretion, common sense, and the consultation of professionals should precede any usage.

Softubs are affordable, easy to operate and maintain, and can fit in the smallest of yards - or even indoors. In fact, they are portable! Move yours inside and outside as you wish, or keep yours outdoors all year long and enjoy that tremendous feeling of dipping into your hot Softub while it’s ice cold outside!

The bottom line:

A Softub will improve anyone’s quality of life -

  • Without the hefty price tag of a “hard” tub

  • Without the site preparation and setup difficulties of a “hard” tub

  • With durability and mobility

We encourage you to visit your nearest Softub showroom and see some Softubs in person. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have - and to schedule your test soak!

In the meantime, click here to learn more about the Softub difference!


Hot tubbin' with Type 2 diabetes?

Recently, it seems that there has been a flood of new research showing all of the amazing health benefits that hot tubs can offer for various diseases, Type 2 diabetes is no exception!

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published their findings on a study of hot tub use for Type 2 diabetics, the results were quite remarkable. In the study, participants soaked in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day, six days a week, for just 3 weeks. They found that on average, participants blood sugar fell by 13% in just 3 weeks!

Basically, they were able to lower their blood sugar by simply soaking for 30 minutes a day. Participants also reported improved sleep patterns. These findings are in addition to the hot tub benefits that we all expect, like less stress and an overall feeling of peacefulness.

So how are these kind of results achieved by something as simple as sitting in a hot tub?

Research is showing that hot tubbing actually has many of the same benefits as exercising. In fact, doctors often recommend hot tubbing for people who are unable to exercise.

Since exercise has been shown to decrease blood sugar, it is not a far stretch to see that the link between soaking in the hot tub and exercising is at least part of what accounts for the decrease in blood sugar found in the study.

As with anything related to your health, check with your doctor before you begin regular hot tub use to help with your Type 2 diabetes.

In spite of all the health benefits, many people feel overwhelmed with the thought of owning their own hot tub. Stop by our showroom and let our staff show you how a Softub can give you all of the health benefits without the complicated maintenance and high utility bills that come with a traditional hot tub.


What to do when your new house comes with an old hot tub

Did you just buy a new home? Congratulations! If your new home came with a hot tub, you’re not only getting a house - you’re getting easy access to fun, stress reduction and health benefits, right in your backyard. But to get the most out of your hot tub, there are a few things you need to be sure to do.

1. Find out exactly what it is. Before the seller walks away, get as much information about the spa as you can. Ideally, you’ll learn the brand and model, and the owner will make sure you have the owner’s manual - or, by knowing the brand and model, you’ll be able to get your hands on one. This is important so you’ll know what filters to buy, how many gallons the spa holds so you can calculate the appropriate amount of chemicals, and more.

2. Change the filters. The previous owner probably didn’t change the filters before listing the home for sale, and most filters only have a lifespan of 2-3 years. Clean, well-functioning filters are key to making sure you have clean, clear spa water. If you aren’t certain what size filters you need - stop. Measure the old ones carefully, and call a local spa dealer for help.

3. Inspect the cover and - if you have one - the cover lifter. A properly fitting and functioning cover is key to keeping your hot tub clean and energy efficient. If your cover is heavy, cracked or broken, it’s time to replace it. A cover lifter should sit straight on the spa, with straight arms and a straight top bar. If any of these components are bent or crooked, not only will it be more difficult to lift your cover, but it might not seal correctly, letting heat escape.

4. Purge your inherited water care products. There’s a fair to good chance the previous owner had a number of chemicals or water care products on-hand that you don’t need, or that could even be harmful to your hot tub. Caring for hot tub water really isn’t hard - it just takes some good guidance from the start.

Our recommendation? Put it all in a box - yep, all of it - and drop by your local spa dealer or give them a call. Let them give you guidance on what you need and what you don’t, based on your spa, the water in your area, and more.  

There is one other thing. Sometimes, “inherited” hot tubs turn out to be duds. If this happens to you, but you find you still really want to enjoy the hot tub lifestyle - entertaining friends, family fun, stress reduction, health benefits - may we suggest a Softub? Convenient, comfortable, easy to set up and energy efficient - it’s the perfect solution.

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Softubbin In The Dark!

Softubs are a joy to use at any time, in any weather, but there’s just something about soaking in the dark that takes the experience to another level.

The cool, crisp air. The stars above. The quiet. It all helps you to sink deeper into the moment. Focused, your senses come alive. Your stress and your aches melt away. Your body and mind thank you for this respite from the hustle and bustle.

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The experience is wonderful alone, or with company. If you Softub solo, you can work on meditation, simply reflect on your day, or visualize the next day. You can really soak up the silence and the solitude.

If you have company, you can take turns calling out the constellations in the cosmos, enjoy your favorite playlists, and circulate some cocktails. It’s not always about the quiet. There’s still something about the twilight hours that add that extra bit of excitement into social gatherings too.

Is it stormy out? Move things indoors. You can do that with a Softub! Set it up, plug it in, and light some candles. Heck, maybe even position a t.v. nearby. Movies are best enjoyed in the dark!

Treating yourself to a calm, quiet, undistracted Softub soak at night can also serve to help you get a better, deeper sleep! That said, we recommend you Softub every evening! Why sit on your couch channel surfing until you’re tired enough to turn in (screens are detrimental to quality sleep anyhow) when you can recreate the scenarios mentioned above. Night after night.

And with that, we’re off for our nightly Softub soak. Good night!

Soak In A Softub and Sleep Better

Using your Softub for 15-20 minutes every day can relieve muscle tension, stress, and ease your mind so you can sleep better. Of course longer, more frequent soak sessions are even better! Any hot Softub time is time well spent.

There’s actually a bit of science behind this strategy of using your Softub to improve your sleep.

Your body naturally lowers its temperature to prepare for sleep. It’s one of the things that makes you feel drowsy.

Soaking in your Softub for 15-20 minutes (about 30 minutes before bedtime) will raise your body temperature. Leaving the water will speed up and multiply your body’s natural sleep prep cool down cycle.

Once you leave your Softub, dry off and get ready for bed. You’ll be ready to catch the train to dreamtown.

Before you use your Softub, prepare your house and everything else you need to so that you can head straight to bed after your soak session.

Once you do get into your Softub, be sure to dim all the lights. Consider lighting some candles - ideally aromatherapy candles. Play your favorite relaxing music softly, lean your head back, and relax. Maybe treat yourself to a nightcap if you imbibe. Bedtime tea is a good choice as well.

Try to resist the temptation to scroll through your social media feeds. Staring at screens could cancel out all of your other efforts to get to sleep early and deeply.

Now doesn’t that sound wonderful? Try it! Then repeat the next night, and the next.

Ah, look at the time! Goodnight folks...

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Carpal tunnel symptoms? Get relief in your Softub!

Click, click, click, click, click.

Tap, tap. Tap, tap, tap.

Click, click, click, click. Click, click.


Sound familiar? How many hours a day do you spend clicking and tapping way on your computer keyboard? Or swiping and tapping on your smartphone?

Working. Shopping. Banking. Chatting with friends and family. We spend hours a day in these activities. Some of them are for fun. Some are necessary. But all combine to put the health of your wrists at risk and could lead you to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel pain can be just awful. It starts with burning, tingling or numbness in your fingers. All the repetitive-motion swiping, mousing and typing affects the nerves and tendons in where your wrist and hand meet, causing shooting pain in your arm. Then the tendons start to push the nerve into your wrist bone - and you get excruciating pain.

Early on, you can ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel with rest, and by changing positions. But eventually, scar tissue builds up and surgery is needed.

Before that, though, studies have shown you can help ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel with … your hot tub!

For mild or moderate carpal tunnel, soaking in your hot tub can offer relief. The heat from the water helps the muscles and tendons relax so that fluids are released and swelling is reduced. At this stage, alternate your hot water soaks with cold compresses to get the best effect.

For advanced or new carpal tunnel, use cold compresses and an anti-inflammatory medication first. Then, enjoy a soothing soak in your hot tub to achieve a few hours of long-term relief.

Of course, carpal tunnel is a medical condition. So be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin. Now, step away from your keyboard or your smartphone for a little while, and give your wrists a break! Take a stroll down to our showroom so you can choose the perfect softub to soak away your pain.

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Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Find it in your Softub.

The explorer hacked his way through the dense jungle as his team of men followed closely behind. Pack animals laden with food, water and other supplies ambled along as the men fought to create a path in the stifling heat and humidity, the sunlight glinting off their chest plates and helmets.

The men searched for something elusive. The Fountain of Youth. That mythical source of the “water of life” that can grant eternal youthfulness and longevity.

The team pressed on, when suddenly the jungle foliage began to thin, and the temperature began to cool. The explorer knew he was close to another water source. Would this finally be what he was looking for?

They breached the final barrier and entered a clearing. In the center stood not a spring, but something … unexpected. A Softub. Was this it? Was this the secret to staying young?

Turns out, maybe so. While you probably think about your Softub mainly for relaxation, it can also be a great way to enjoy warm-water exercise. And water exercise can be a great way to stay flexible and fit as you age.

The water removes the pressure of gravity on your muscles and joints, allowing you to move with more ease and comfort - all in the privacy and convenience of your home.

Thanks to the open seating arrangement, a Softub is flexible enough to allow for different exercises so you can enjoy variety while you maintain your health and wellness. Try simple exercises like these, hot tub yoga, or even use water weights for a complete workout. Your body will benefit from both the cardiovascular and weight bearing exercises.

Another benefit - the water pressure can actually help improve your blood circulation and decrease your blood pressure. That’s something that can benefit many of us as we age. Plus, you get to enjoy the soothing warm water and powerful jets once your workout is complete.

So - is regular water exercise the mythical Fountain of Youth? Our explorers decided so. In fact, they still enjoy water exercise every day. As for you? Well, you’ll have to decide for yourself. The good news is, all you have to do is slide into your Softub and try it out!

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Advice for parents, from a teen: connect with your kids in a Softub

Ok, listen. My friends don’t know I’m writing this. Honestly, I’d never hear the end of it if they found out. But I’m going to do all of you parents a favor.

You want to know how to talk to your teen, right? I mean, I get it. We’re quiet. We don’t tell you what’s going on in our lives. It probably seems like just yesterday that we were following you around the house, and now when we’re home you never see us because we’re in our room with the door closed.

You’re worried about our grades, our friends, our futures. I get it. And, truth? We appreciate it. We’ve got a lot on our minds. We just … don’t always know how to start the conversation.

So here’s my suggestions. Don’t push it. Just be there. Talking to us face-to-face is awesome, but so is just hanging out side-by-side and being ready to listen. You know where a great place to do this is? The family hot tub.

In the hot tub, there aren’t any distractions. It’s a great place for conversation. Just make sure you put away your phone or your tablet so you can really hear what we’re trying to say, alright?

You know how the hot tub relaxes you? It does the same for us. And when we’re relaxed, we’re more likely to open up to you. Don’t come at us with a secret agenda - we’ll spot that a mile away. It’s all about spending quality time together and being open.

Here’s another idea. If you want to get to know our friends, let us invite them over for a hot tub party, or make it a standing invitation for after the game, after school dances, whatever. Show an interest in us, in our lives. We like that. (Even if we act like we don’t.)

So. That’s the low-down. Just … don’t tell anyone you heard it from me. Ok?

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The Softub Difference

Softubs are different, and it’s the differences that make them great.

“Sure,” you’re thinking. That’s what they all say. But Softubs really ARE different. One look will tell you that. But that’s just the start …

First of all, don’t think of a Softub as a soft-sided hot tub. While it IS a hot tub, in that you can immerse yourself in soothing hot water and experience hydromassage from powerful jets, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Softub has more in common with the therapy tubs you find in sports facilities and hospitals, than it does with fancy hot tubs that have dozens of jets, WiFi and Bluetooth stereo systems. Plus:

There are no pinch points, because Softub doesn’t force your body into preformed seats.

  • There are fewer jets, but they’re powerful and move the water around.

  • It can support hot or cold water - just like a therapy tub.

  • A therapy tub can double as a hot tub. A hot tub can’t double as a therapy tub.

If you’re on your feet all day, if you play sports, jog or live an active life - you’ll love the soothing, therapeutic benefits of a Softub.

Softubs are also designed to be easy to install, and easy to move around. Hard tubs are often sold with “free” installation, which sounds like a great deal. But a closer look reveals some hefty hidden costs. Depending on where you live, you may need a permit. You’ll also need to make sure you have a 6” slab to set your heavy hard tub on, a 50-60 amp breaker with a kill switch, and a buried 220 wire. Those costs could equal $2000 or more above the cost of your hot tub - and above the “free” installation.

A Softub can be installed almost anywhere, indoors or out. Roll it where you want it, fill it, plug it into a standard 110v outlet, and you’re in business. No hidden installation costs here!

The bottom line is, Softubs are unique. We didn’t invent hydrotherapy, and neither did any hot tub company. But we think we’ve perfected it.

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Tom Thornbury’s Vision

ANYbody, ANY body part, ANYwhere, ANY time. That’s the Softub difference - and it’s all because of Softub founder Tom Thornbury’s vision to develop an efficient, portable, true hydrotherapy spa.


Tom wanted to create a spa that would offer true, beneficial hydrotherapy for any body part on any size body. By eliminating the seats and cutting back on the number of jets, Tom and his engineers created a therapy tub that’s comfortable for everyone, provides complete immersion, and eliminates stress on joints.

Traditional hot tubs force you into pre-formed seats and jet configurations that limit your range of motion and may or may not fit your body size and shape. If you can’t quite get comfortable, and if you can’t quite achieve relaxation, you can’t get full hydrotherapy. Softub fixes these issues.


Tom also wanted Softub owners to be able to take their tubs anywhere, indoors or out. To achieve that, Softubs have to be lightweight, durable, able to sit on just about any surface, able to plug into a standard outlet, and completely self-contained with no special plumbing needs.


We’d say he achieved that goal! People use their Softubs everywhere, from their back decks and patios, to their basements and master bathrooms, to their boat decks and more. It’s durable enough to be outdoors all year long, yet quiet enough to be installed inside (and sized so it can be rolled through any doorway.)

Ease of Use

Another of Tom’s requirements was that the Softub be ready to use at any time. Typical 110v spas cool down quickly while they’re being used - Tom was insistent the Softub not have this problem. Thanks to stellar engineering, Softubs can allow for both hot and cool water therapy - they can maintain temperature ranges of 80-106 degrees.

 Fancy hot tubs with dozens of jets, light shows, Bluetooth stereos and Wifi might impress your neighbors. But that’s not what Softub was designed for. In terms of hydrotherapy, Softub does everything a glitzy hard tub does, for about half the price. Plus, you get simpler maintenance, a stronger warranty than any hard tub in the industry at this price point, and about one-third of the operational costs.

 We’d say Tom succeeded.

No, it’s NOT an inflatable hot tub!

It’s a common misconception. And if we’re honest, it sort of makes us crazy. We hear it all the time at shows. But no, Softubs are not inflatable hot tubs. They’re real, honest-to-goodness hot tubs that will provide you with years of worry-free enjoyment.

Yes, they’re portable. But you don’t blow them up.

Once people see a Softub side-by-side with an inflatable tub, the differences are easy to spot:

Softubs are lightweight, but sturdy. Move it outside for the weekend and indoors for the week. See - lightweight. Yet it’s also strong enough that you can sit on the side, just like you can with a hard tub. Try that with an inflatable. We don’t think you’ll be happy with the results.

Softubs have powerful jets. Powerful jets mean you get soothing hydrotherapy. Inflatable tubs use underpowered air jets that just don’t get the job done.

Softubs are energy-efficient. Our Hydromate system incorporates the pump, heating system and motor into one unit, using the motor’s excess heat to heat the water. Innovations like this helped get Softubs registered as energy-efficient appliances.

Softubs come fully loaded. You get a high-density, insulated, locking cover; underwater LED light and more. Features you’ll find in traditional hard tubs, not inflatables.

When you get down to it, there’s really no comparison at all. If you’re shopping for a hot tub, don’t compare Softubs to throwaway inflatables. Compare Softubs to traditional hard hot tubs, and you’ll quickly discover Softubs are an affordable, portable, energy-efficient alternative.

Roll it into place. Move it indoors or out. Save money on the purchase price and monthly operational costs. What’s not to love?

Just, please. Don’t call it an inflatable hot tub.

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Yes, you CAN use your Softub indoors!

You know a Softub is comfortable, portable, and easy to use. But did you know you can also use your Softub indoors? It’s true! If you’d like to use yours indoors, just follow these simple tips to get the best experience:

Where you place it matters

Be sure to place your Softub on a smooth, strong and level surface that can handle getting wet. Regular hot tub use means the flooring around your Softub is going to get wet - from splashing, from dripping, from filling and emptying the tub. Make sure that, even if the water spills, the flooring won’t be damaged. If your Softub is installed on an upper floor, be sure anything on the floor below is protected in the case of a major water spill.

Choose a room with ventilation

Your Softub, just like any hot tub, creates hot water. And that creates humidity. You’ll experience a more comfortable environment by reducing the humidity levels in the room, either by opening a door or window, or using an exhaust fan. You can also use a dehumidifier in the room to bring the moisture levels down even further.

Make sure you have a dedicated circuit

A Softub needs a 110v 15 amp or 20 amp dedicated circuit. That means no other appliances run on the circuit. Your Softub should be placed within reach of the outlet. Use of extension cords is NOT recommended.

Watch that lid

You prop up your Softub lid when you’re using your spa. The condensation will drip down to the floor, so consider placing a mat below the lid so your floor doesn’t get slippery.

With just a little thought, you can safely and comfortably use your Softub indoors. Some people choose to place their spa indoor exclusively, while others move their hot tub in and out, depending on the season. Thanks to the easy portability of Softub, the choice is yours. (And you can change your mind any time you want to!)

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Supercharge Your Sedentary Time!

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If you’re going to be sitting at home, you may as well be sitting in a hot tub! Here are just a handful of hot tub hobby hints...

Morning coffee

Hot coffee in your hot tub to start the day - Why wouldn’t ya?

Evening cocktails

Why sit on that old uncomfortable couch when you could be having a nightcap AND a massage at the same time?

Listening to music

Some of our spas come standard with bluetooth compatible music systems installed!


That good book you were reading just got better!


Needless to say, the soothing sensations of hot tub soaks lend very nicely to meditation.


When was the last time you did? Your hot tub provides a nightly excuse to re-familiarize yourself with the constellations.


Need some alone time? Well, shutting yourself in your room sounds more like a punishment! Treat yourself to some seclusion in a spa. You owe yourself some quality time.


Sometimes, the more the merrier! Having friends over to catch up? Tell them to bring their suits!

Getting a massage

Your spouse doesn’t want to give you a massage? Your spa does!

Date night

Why drive across town and spend a bunch of money when you can unwind together in the comfort of your spa and in the privacy of your own yard?

Spas are among the few treats out there that are truly good for you! Want to learn about the therapeutic benefits of regular hot tub use? Come on down and visit us! We look forward to meeting you.


People everywhere are falling in love with Softubs! From the easy installation, to the portability, comfort and affordability - the reasons are endless. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to our customers tell you why, in their own words.

Chris and MaryAnn have been Softub owners for five years, and use their Softub all the time! They set their hot tub outdoors on their deck. They both recommend Softub to their friends, and MaryAnn says “It’s easy to clean, it’s easy to keep, the upkeep is minimal and the electric use is phenomenal!”


Lehman and Ellie have owner their Softub for one year, after replacing a traditional hard tub hot tub. Lehman says that, between the two, “There’s just no comparison.” The Softub is easier to operate and easier to upkeep, and was easy to install on their deck with the fantastic view. Another way the Softub beats their old hard tub model? “You can take it down and move it anywhere in no time at all.”

As a black belt in tae kwon do, Beth knows all about sore, aching muscles. And she loves the relief she gets from her Softub. “I feel relaxed immediately,” she says. She also has two sons who play football, and they love to use the Softub after their games, especially those in cold rain and snow. “They can’t wait to come home and soak in it for as long as I’ll let them.

Tom and Peggy keep their Softub “the best single investment they’ve ever made” at their camp, where Peggy says they simply roll it out on Thursday and roll it back in on Sunday. Tom appreciates that the Softub is easy to move and can be set up just about anywhere. In fact, Peggy says, the set up is so easy “even HE can do it!”


Brian has owned his Softub for three and a half years, and most of all he appreciates how easy it is to maneuver. He sets his Softub up indoors in the winter, and then moves it to his deck during the summer. “When it’s empty, it’s so light I can roll it right out by myself and set it up by myself,” he says. Plus, his Softub doesn’t take long to fill or heat up once he’s relocated it - another plus!

Having trouble adjusting after a time change? Use your hot tub!

Slice it and dice it however you choose, time changes are … rough. Granted, “falling back” is a little easier than “springing forward,” but it can still take time (sometimes even weeks) for your body to adjust. And, let’s be honest, the older we get, the harder that “adjusting” seems to get.

Whether you’re grabbing an extra hour of sleep or losing one, there is something you can do to help reset your internal clock - and no, we’re not talking about coffee on an IV drip. Useful as that might be in some situations, we’re talking about using your Softub!

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Using your hot tub for 15-20 minutes every day right after a time change (or anytime you’re struggling with sleep issues) can relieve muscle tension and stress, and ease your mind so you can sleep better.

That’s not the only benefit. Your body naturally adjusts its temperature lower to prepare for sleep. It’s one of the things that makes you feel drowsy. But after a time change, your clock is a little off kilter and your body doesn’t cool down when you need it to. Soaking in your spa for the aforementioned 15-20 minutes about 30 minutes before bedtime will raise your body temperature, so that leaving the warm water mimics that natural cool down. Once you leave your spa, dry off and get ready for bed, you’ll be ready to catch the train to dreamtown.

Before you use your hot tub, be sure to dim all the lights. Consider lighting some candles - those featuring aromatherapy scents that help with relaxation are a great choice. Play your favorite relaxing music softly, lean your head back, and get ready to count sheep.


When your hot tub guests won’t leave

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Not too long ago, we received a letter:

Dear Softub Express,

A few weeks ago, we had some friends over. The evening went great! We had a cookout, enjoyed some hot tub time, and in general just had a lot of fun with our friends. But, as my wife and I were ready to wind things down, our friends seemed to be settling in to stay. The evening grew late - very late - before they finally said goodbye.

We want to continue entertaining and sharing our Softub with friends, but how can we make sure the festivities wrap up at a decent hour?


“Sleepy in Seattle”

Of course, when you have a Softub, it’s not surprising that your guests want to stick around. The comfort, powerful jets and soothing warm water make everyone want to spend as much time as possible inside. But, thankfully, there ARE a few things you can do to help your guests know it’s time to go, without breaking any etiquette rules.

Start cleaning up

Go ahead and start cleaning up the party mess. That’s a pretty clear signal to your guests that it’s time to wrap things up. Put away the food, pick up any wet towels that are laying around - you get the idea. And your guests are likely to as well.

Turn off the tunes

Do you have music playing? Go ahead and turn it off. Instant party killer.

Turn on the lights

If you’ve had any party lights on, shut those off. Then, turn on the harsher patio lights. Beyond holding a sign that says “Please Leave Now” (Which you would never, ever do.), this is the clearest you can be that the party is over.

Good luck, Sleepy in Seattle. And if all else fails, just be honest. If they’re close friends, there’s nothing wrong with telling them you’re tired, and it’s time for the party to end.

Crazy life? Make it a great life with a Softub.

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Some days are just … long.

You sleep through the alarm, or it doesn’t go off at all. By the time you make it out of the house it’s in shambles! Child number one spilled her cereal and child number two couldn’t decide between eggs and toast or a granola bar and yogurt and then decided not to really eat either of them, and for all that’s holy where are the car keys, and someone’s shouting “Where are my shoes?!?”

You spilled your coffee on the commute to the office.

Your presentation crashed during the meeting, which was going just swell anyway since you had a giant coffee stain down the front of your shirt.

You missed lunch because your boss called an “emergency” conference call that really wasn’t an emergency at all, and there was a traffic jam on the way home.

So yeah … long.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just relax for a little while? Spend a few minutes alone, or reconnecting with your spouse and forgetting about the craziness of the day? There’s no better way than in the soothing environment of your very own hot tub.

But if you don’t already have one, installing a hot tub can be a bit of a headache. And heaven knows that’s the last thing you need.

It’s time to meet the Softub - an energy efficient, portable hot tub that’s designed to make your life better, wherever you are.

Softubs are incredibly easy to set-up. Have it delivered today, and you can be relaxing tomorrow. Plus, it’s a one-person job. Just roll your Softub to the desired location - be sure you pick a spot with some privacy, if you have one - lawn, patio or deck. If it has a view, that’s even better! Then unpack the Softub and complete the set-up according to the manufacturer’s directions, including connecting the motor, and adding water and spa chemicals. Then replace the cover and fasten the safety latches. That’s it!

Crazy days are always going to happen. After all, that’s life, right? But having your very own Softub sure does make getting through them a whole lot easier.

Hot tub accessories

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With the holidays approaching, everyone is on the lookout for that perfect gift. If anyone on your shopping list is a hot tub owner, some new accessories for their hot tub would, without a doubt, be a fantastic gift! Hot tubs are calming and relaxing, but the right accessories can make them even better.

Seat Cushions

Seat cushions can turn an already comfortable seat into a seat that you never want to leave. These cushions are also great for shorter people who might like to sit up higher in the hot tub, as well as, people with back or hip pain.  No matter the recipient, seat cushions for the hot tub are sure to be a great gift.

Neck Pillows

You can also purchase pillows designed specifically for hot tubs. Anyone will enjoy kicking back for a rest in their hot tub with a new pillow. This also makes a great gift for someone with ongoing neck pain, taking their hot tub to the next level of comfort.


Other accessories that make great gifts, are hot tub steps or free standing handrails. These are both great for any style of hot tub because they are freestanding, but extremely useful for entering and exiting the hot tub. Hot tub steps are particularly fun gifts because there are many styles to choose from. There are steps with built in storage, great for storing chemicals or other hot tub accessories. There are even steps with built in planters that add an extra element of style to any hot tub.

Side Tables

Side tables that can be purchased to go on the side of any hot tub also make great gifts. Having a place to set a drink, your phone, or your favorite book is something anyone would enjoy.


Looking for something a little more fun? How about wireless water speakers or floating LED lights?  You can even purchase floating game trays to play games like checkers or chess.  Water proof cards can be used with the game trays making any of your favorite card games water-friendly.

The gift options for spa lovers are endless. No matter which of these accessories you choose, any spa owner will be thrilled to open something new for their hot tub!