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You guys have been a huge help as I research my hot tub purchase.

Turns out a colleague at work has a LA Spa Fantasy that he has not run for the past year (got divorced and moved into an apartment). Has been collecting dust in mom's backyard. He hear about my hot tub search and offered to give me the tub if I haul it away. He says it needs a new pump but other than that is in good working order. Just before he moved out, he had a tech from Aquatech look at it and he told him all it needs is a pump for a couple hundred dollars. He never fixed it as he new he was moving out.

Here are my questions

- Is this a quality tub and is it well insulated

- How much will a good quality cover cost me for it?

- Is the installation work the same for this tub as for others? Reason I ask is that if it is, my worse case scenario is to hook it up. If it is a maintence hog, switch it out with something I buy down the road. Is this correct or does each tub have a different installation procedure. Could I just run 50amp 220 out to my deck and this would suffice for any tub or is it more complex/specific than that?

Thanks everyone!

Doug

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You guys have been a huge help as I research my hot tub purchase.

Turns out a colleague at work has a LA Spa Fantasy that he has not run for the past year (got divorced and moved into an apartment). Has been collecting dust in mom's backyard. He hear about my hot tub search and offered to give me the tub if I haul it away. He says it needs a new pump but other than that is in good working order. Just before he moved out, he had a tech from Aquatech look at it and he told him all it needs is a pump for a couple hundred dollars. He never fixed it as he new he was moving out.

Here are my questions

- Is this a quality tub and is it well insulated

- How much will a good quality cover cost me for it?

- Is the installation work the same for this tub as for others? Reason I ask is that if it is, my worse case scenario is to hook it up. If it is a maintence hog, switch it out with something I buy down the road. Is this correct or does each tub have a different installation procedure. Could I just run 50amp 220 out to my deck and this would suffice for any tub or is it more complex/specific than that?

Thanks everyone!

Doug

I would say it is worth it. A new cover will run between 350.00 to 450.00. 220vac and 50 amps should sufice. Make sure it is a GFCI Breaker. If I took this tub and refurbished it with a new motor, clean up and a new cover, I could sell it for 2500.00. A good quality cover will ensure good insulation, so spend the money on the best.

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You guys have been a huge help as I research my hot tub purchase.

Turns out a colleague at work has a LA Spa Fantasy that he has not run for the past year (got divorced and moved into an apartment). Has been collecting dust in mom's backyard. He hear about my hot tub search and offered to give me the tub if I haul it away. He says it needs a new pump but other than that is in good working order. Just before he moved out, he had a tech from Aquatech look at it and he told him all it needs is a pump for a couple hundred dollars. He never fixed it as he new he was moving out.

Here are my questions

- Is this a quality tub and is it well insulated

- How much will a good quality cover cost me for it?

- Is the installation work the same for this tub as for others? Reason I ask is that if it is, my worse case scenario is to hook it up. If it is a maintence hog, switch it out with something I buy down the road. Is this correct or does each tub have a different installation procedure. Could I just run 50amp 220 out to my deck and this would suffice for any tub or is it more complex/specific than that?

Thanks everyone!

Doug

I would ask if the spa was winterized before parking it in the back yard in Utah winter. Even so it is worth it to fix if it has a cracked manifold.

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Thanks, I feel alot better pulling the trigger on this now.

One more question -- Is installation for all hot tubs the same? In other words, If I run a 220v, 50amp GFCI electrical out to the tub and ensure my deck can hold the weight of the tub, am I good for any similarly sized tub?

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Thanks, I feel alot better pulling the trigger on this now.

One more question -- Is installation for all hot tubs the same? In other words, If I run a 220v, 50amp GFCI electrical out to the tub and ensure my deck can hold the weight of the tub, am I good for any similarly sized tub?

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I cannot speak on the Fantasy model in specific. I dont know how old it is. I dont think it could be that new since I dont remember it as a model when I bought mine but right now all new LA spa models require a 240V 60 amp line. I know this because I just bought one. I love my LA and from all the research i did, it was a top notch brand. I cant speak on older models but the newer ones have a ton of quality features and great insulation. Full foam with a layer of open cell and a layer of closed cell topped off with a third layer of insulation on the panels. The foam is not used as a structural member either which is one of the down sides when many companys do full foam. A free spa is a great way for you to try out a hot tub and see if you like it. Just try to watch how much money you put into it. If iy has been sitting empty in a backyard I would be afraid of what could now be wrong with it. By the way my LA spa has been extremely good on energey savings. I would recomend one to anyone that asked.

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