When you decide to get a spa installed in your home, you’ve got a lot of choices to make during the process. Some of it is simply part of the process and some of it is more open to your preferences for your spa and what the compatibilities are of the technology and the availabilities of your home. One of those choices is what water you use to fill your home spa with. And possibilities may surprise you and open up entirely new doors for your spa experience.

Millions of American households get their water from a well so how does it affect your hot tub or swim spa?

These wells can be naturally pure thanks to local ecology or filtered underground through artificial means but lack any chemical additives. Generally speaking, well water will be pure without the same dangers as treated tap water. It can be an attractive choice for spa water. But how do you go about getting well water into your spa?

Below are some facts and basic steps to follow when it comes to filling your hot tub with well water.

Where to Start

Getting the best water in your hot tub, period, is going to be a life saver when it comes to getting it up and running as polluted water can slow the process. The best option you have if you’re going for well water is to use something that is in some way prefiltered. This means attaching a device to your garden house and will filter water that is pulled directly from the source.


No matter what you use, maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of your spa. Keep an eye on the chemical levels in the water, the pH balance, and other measurements. Well water tends to be harder so you need to make sure your products are successfully filtering out these materials. A filtration system in the spa itself can go a long way to help you keep the water clean and at the correct levels.

Related Questions

Can I skip the filter?

It’s tempting to skip the extra water filter on the hose and just let the chemicals in the what do the work. But well water can be hard to purify and may require a lot more chemicals to do so if you skip the filter system on the hose.

How do I know something is wrong with my water?

Keep an eye on the color of the water as well as the odor. Water will become discolored when the minerals and metals are imbalanced. The water will also give off an odor that’s unfamiliar. Your maintenance work will, ideally, keep it from getting to this point.

Talk to your hot tub professional about all your options and do research to make sure you get the best possible spa for your home.

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