Frequently asked questions

Have some questions? See the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
What is the construction of the Softub?
The Softub is made of a soft, squeezable polypropylene foam, and covered with LeatherTex, a marine-grade vinyl.
How is the water heated?

The hot tub water is heated using a patented heat recovery system, which uses waste heat from the motor to heat the water.

What is included when I purchase a Softub?

Each Softub Package includes: The Tub, The HydroMate Power Pak and a Bi-Fold Thermal Lid.

What are some of the benefits to owning a Softub?

Some benefits of owning a Softub are:

1) Enjoy your hot tub in any location, in any climate, year round. Weighing as little as 22.5 kg (50lbs), the Softub goes almost anywhere, and sets up in minutes.

2) The hydrotherapy of the Softub can be very beneficial for persons suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, stress and sleep disorders or simply tired, sore and aching muscles.

3) Enjoying quiet times with your partner or fun family times; the Softub is also great for relieving stress from the everyday hectic pace.

Are there seats for the Softub?

The soft bottom of the Softub is all seat allowing for unlimited seating positions. The new Softub 300 model now has a Therapy/Cool Seat with strategically placed cluster of therapy jets. Water fillable Softcushions are available as portable seats in all Softub models.

What are some Water Treatment Options?
Aside from the conventional water treatment systems that have been around for many years there are a couple of new ones available that are more natural and allow you to keep you water clean, clear & fresh using considerable less sanitizer. Spa Marvel is a unique formulation of natural enzymes, minerals and plant extracts and contains no harsh chemicals. Made with natural compounds which contain skin conditioning properties, Spa Marvel is a completely natural and safe alternative to traditional spa and hot tub care. For more information contact Softub Canada at or Nature2 spa clarifier is a water treatment system that helps eliminate chemical odours, removes organics, irritants and metal and makes spa water softer and more comfortable. This product must be used in conjunction with Health Canada approved spa sanitizers. The cartridge simply inserts into your hot tub filter. A non-chlorine shock is used to continually activate the cartridge. The Nature2 cartridge lasts 4 months at which time you change the cartridge along with your water. For more information contact Softub Canada at or
Is it easy to get in and out of the Softub?
Yes! The wall of the Softub was designed for sitting. To get in, simply sit on the edge and swing your feet over and into the water. The flat bottom eliminates hidden obstacles and is cushioned for your comfort and safety.
Where are the electrical components located in a Softub hot tub?
All working components (thermostat, controls, pump, etc) are located in the HydroMate. The separate Softub HydroMate was specifically designed so that it could be serviced on site – or easily transported to your nearest dealer.
Is a Softub good for those requiring home hydrotherapy?
The Softub design is perfect for those seeking home hydrotherapy! The 1.5 HP pump provides powerful jet action, while the soft spacious interior allows freedom of movement for specific positioning needs.
Is it easy to install a Softub hot tub?
Yes! Installing your Softub does not require special construction, trained crews, or equipment. Typically, a Softub can be set up by one person in about 15 minutes.
What type of surface is required for placement of a Softub?
Any moderately level surface which can support 125 lbs per square foot is fine for a Softub hot tub. Wood decking, tile, brick, or similar surfaces are acceptable. Select a convenient site which will not be affected by active bathers and water splashes.
How do I control the temperature?

Simply set the thermostat control to the temperature of your liking. The Softub HydroMate will automatically monitor water temperature thereafter to heat the water as needed. 

How often should I drain and refill my Softub hot tub?
We suggest you drain and refill your Softub hot tub every three months. This is easily accomplished with a standard garden hose.
What is the average monthly electrical cost to operate a Softub hot tub?

The Softub hot tub was designed to be the most energy-efficient hot tub on the market. An ingenious heat recovery system allows the Softub hot tub to stay hot and ready to enjoy – 24 hours a day. Depending on your use, climate, and temperature, electrical costs should average between $5 – $10 per month. For more information on Softub’s ingenious heat recovery system, ask your Softub dealer.

What if I have a service problem with my Softub hot tub?

Consult your owner’s manual for basic troubleshooting information or call your local Softub dealer. Softub dealers are factory-trained and certified to service the Softub product.

Why should I purchase a Softub hot tub?

The joys of soaking in hot bubbling water are well known. A Softub hot tub delivers all the enjoyment of a conventional hot tub PLUS unique benefits which only a Softub hot tub can provide. In addition to being the most comfortable hot tub on the market, the portability and versatility of a Softub hot tub permits unlimited location choices. Set up your Softub hot tub almost anywhere and have it ready for fun and relaxation 24 hours a day, year round. It is also very eco-friendly and easy on the wallet with it’s extremely low energy costs of, on average, $5-$10/month.

What exterior colours are available for the Softub hot tub?

A Softub hot tub is available in six fashionable colours. View colours on the homepage. It is also available in Camo by special order.

What are the different sizes of the Softub?
There are 3 different sizes of Softub. The Softub 140 (2 person), The Softub 220 (4 person) and The Softub 300 (6 person).
What is the warranty on the Softub hot tub?
The Softub hot tub features a 5-year limited warranty.
How much does a Softub hot tub weigh?

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