FAQs

Q?Where are Starlight Hot Tubs™ made?
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Starlight Hot Tubs™, a division of Hydra Plastics, Inc., are made in the U.S.A. just outside of Seattle, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Q?How long have you been manufacturing hot tubs?
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Starlight Hot Tubs™, a division of Hydra Plastics, Inc., are celebrating 37 years of quality manufacturing. Hydra Plastics, Inc., is an international award-winning manufacturer of hot tubs sold throughout 15 countries.

Q?How much does it cost to operate my hot tub each month?
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Starlight Hot Tubs™ are among the most energy efficient hot tubs in the world to operate and are certified with the California Energy Commission – which sets the most stringent energy standards in the U.S. Our hot tubs electrical costs are between $9.90 and $17.20 per month to operate based on standard calculation methods*.

*Based on operating temperature of 102 degrees constantly, with an average electric rate of 10 cents per kWh. Based on an ambient air temperature of 60 degrees constantly. Your actual operating cost will vary depending upon actual use, ambient air temperature and your local utility rate.

Q?Where can I place my hot tub?
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We recommend a level 4” thick concrete slab, 6” of well-tamped 5/8” minus crushed rock or any deck built to current code. Read more about placement

Q?What is the electrical requirement?
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A typical installation will require a 240-volt, 50-amp service to wire to the main panel.  Most homes built since the mid 1980’s will have space in the panel.

Q?Some of your hot tubs are loaded with a lot of jets. What are the benefits?
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We have many different designs, hot tub sizes and seating configurations to accommodate many different customer needs. Each one of our jets replicates a particular massage therapy to reduce stress, pain and sore muscles. Turn on or off any jet to focus water flow right where you need it. From the casual soaker, family fun or full body hydrotherapy massage – we have the right hot tub to fit your lifestyle.

Q?I have heard people complain about various pests moving into the underside of the spa. How do I keep that from happening?
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For Starlight Hot Tubs™, this is not an issue. We provide a sealed, insulated cabinet and flooring system to keep out unwanted pests. We also do not use wood or metal within our spas that could rot, mold or rust.

Q?Are your hot tubs insulated well for good energy efficiency?
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Yes, our spas use rigid insulation panels with reflective foil on both sides for maximum energy efficiency. Our hot tubs have removable service panels on all four sides.  In addition, we do not use spray expanding foam for our insulation that can make maintenance repairs expensive, difficult to reach components and degrade the energy efficiency if spray foam needs to be removed.