A list of terms used on our website, click on any term for a full description.
White Water Motor
Arctic Spas come standard with our exclusive Italian designed and manufactured White Water Motor. This innovative externally-cooled and closed-body design is completely sealed against water and dust, resulting in the most durable motors available anywhere. All White Water motors sit atop vibration-isolating rubber mounts and of course, are positioned inside our HeatLock® insulated cabinet - ensuring silent, consistent operation year after year. Each White Water motor is capable of delivering 270 gallons per minute of flow at 4 horsepower. This amazing ratio of flow rate to power consumption allows our engineers to deliver you the broadest range of massage experiences - from gentle and soothing to firm and vigorous - all with the least impact on your power bill.
Heaters fail more often than any other spa component. This is because most spa heaters use a heating element submersed into the water, directly exposing it to the potential hazard of chemical imbalance or poor quality water (a problem usually not covered under warranty). Arctic Spas’ Tru-Guard™ heater uses the latest in heating technology to maximize efficiency and reliability for your peace of mind. The Tru-Guard™ heater is sealed from water exposure with the same protective barrier used to coat commercial acid tanks. This patented coating prevents the build-up of minerals and shields against element corrosion.
Air, like water, can be used for therapeutic massage. Arctic Spas offers an available therapy air package on all spas. We start with a 1.5 Hp air blower that forces wasted heat from the motors out of multiple air jets throughout the spa. Therapy Air provides a gentler, bubblier massage than that of water jets. Unlike most other spas that draw cold air from the outside, Arctic Spas’ Therapy Air System draws warm air from the heated air space under the spa providing a warm and comfortable massage.
Arctic Spas is the first company in the industry to use Reflex Torsion Hose in every spa. This highly specialized pipe is designed to fit externally over rigid PVC, which allows greater gluing surface, higher water flow and eliminates fitting leaks due to hose movement. Water in the spa hoses can be heavy and this pipe actually swells to absorb stress from the fittings, which guarantees no problems. Reflex Torsion Hose is clear with a color-coded strand of PVC running through it. This makes for easy troubleshooting and allows us to see the colored glue when we water-test each spa at the factory.
Crystal clear water. Natural source salt blends. Digitally controlled
Arctic Spas has developed the Onzen Salt Water system as a method of automatically sanitizing your spa water. You no longer have to physically add sanitizer to the water - no more granular or pucks to buy, no dispensers to reload. Our titanium electrode - equipped salt cell converts the saltwater solution to sanitizer, and as this solution reverts back to its natural form (salt) after sanitizing, you never have to add more salt!
As your bather load changes, the system can be adjusted simply through the spa pack topside. And, because the Onzen system helps reduce weekly chemical use your hot tub will require fewer water changes. Your water quality will be better every day and you will spend less time and money keeping it that way.
Let the Onzen system take the work out of spa ownership, allowing you more time to soak in therapeutic salt water...
Hybrid Salt Water Ozone by Arctic
Harness the amazing purifying powers of Ozone
Finally an ozone system that delivers what has long been promised! Arctic’s Hybrid Ozone system creates, atomizes and integrates this amazing oxidizer into your spa water. Created within our Ozone generator, a significant quantity of ozone is steadily atomized by our V3 360 degree injector. This process maximizes the number of ozone particles that come in contact with organic matter. Next, this mixture is held in our proprietary vertical mixing chamber to maximize the contact period. What this translates to is oxidation of organic matter with no headaches; no residual and the perfect compliment to our Onzen salt water system.
According to the International SPA Association (ISPA), hydrotherapy has long been a staple in European spas. It's the generic term for water therapies using jets, underwater massage and mineral baths and others. It also can mean a whirlpool bath, hot Roman pool, hot tub, cold plunge and mineral bath. These treatments use physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.
The strength of our shell allows us to insulate a little differently than everyone else. Almost all spas have insulation sprayed on the shell or completely fill the cabinet with foam. Arctic Spas insulates the full perimeter of the cabinet but leaves the shell unsprayed to allow the transfer of heat. Our HeatLock® system uses all of the heat produced by the equipment to help heat the water. Other spas simply vent this heat to the outside and rely on the heater element to do all the work. Using the waste heat to maintain the water temperature significantly reduces the heating cost of the Arctic spa. In the event of a power failure the insulated environment provides freeze protection for several days. Equipment noise is also reduced as the perimeter insulation acts as a noise barrier.
Already renowned for our sturdy wood floor, standard on every Arctic spa, our engineers decided to raise the bar yet again by developing the Forever Floor®. Composed of SMC fiberglass composites, this floor is impervious to moisture, pests, and time. It completely eliminates the need for foundation materials like concrete, decking, or blocks! Just set it on the ground, hook it up, fill and use… installation has never been easier and your floor will last forever in any condition. In addition, your portable spa is now truly portable. If you move spa locations in your yard or if you move across town, the foundation comes with you. Be sure to order one on your new spa.
The basis of Arctic Spas engineering begins with simply the strongest shell in the world. Multiple layers of hand rolled, filler-free fiberglass create a lifetime-guaranteed shell capable of supporting several tons of water and people, without the need for additional support. Most shells require either wood supports or foam to help strengthen a much thinner shell.
To top it all off, we offer a cover that is unlike any other in the industry. The Castcore®-Mylovac cover has two preventative water absorption measures built into every cover. Firstly, our foam inserts are injected in moulds the same size, shape and taper of our covers. The inserts are fitted in the cover without the need for cutting or trimming the foam. All other covers cut polystyrene to fit, effectively turning it into a sponge. We’ve also taken a second step to prevent water absorption by wrapping and sealing the inserts in a metal/poly coating, similar to a coffee bag. Wet and heavy covers result in much higher running costs and regular replacement of your spa cover. The strength of the Castcore® Cover is unsurpassed, as it is capable of supporting thousand’s of pounds of weight and the insulating baffle between the two halves prevents heat loss through the center seam. This cover will save you $1000’s over the life of owning your spa.
Turn your hot tub into a cool pool during those months when the temperatures have you thinking more about cooling then heating. The Arctic Chiller our patented technology uses solid state cooling to drop your water temperature when you need it. Our revolutionary cooling system cools the air inside the cabinet, which in turn cools the water; and we do it without refrigeration, so no Freon, compressors, pumps or expensive refrigeration mechanics. Cool down in the comfort of your spa while getting an amazing massage, and for a fraction of the price of a pool.
Active Skim Filtration
Arctic Spas use a simple and effective filtration system called Active Skim Filtration. A telescoping weir adjusts with the water level to effectively skim the surface of the water (where most of the oil, skin, contaminants, etc... accumulate). The integrated basket rises above the water level when pumps are off to prevent unwanted release of contaminants back into the water. Additional water is drawn from the bottom of the spa through the suction fittings and is then screened through our high capacity filter before returning through the equipment and back to the spa. Our polypropylene filter is capable of filtering particles as small as one micron and has up to 900 sq/ft of filter media in a single filter. This depth filter traps and holds impurities inside the filter, rather than just on the filter surface. The efficiency of our filter allows us to eliminate chemicals such as brighteners, defoamers, descummers and filter cleaners. The filter is also disposable, eliminating the need to wash and clean dirty filters. A great filter system and an amazing water filter translates into a wonderful hot tub experience every time.