Barefoot Spa Factory

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Reviewed by: Colby from Chesterfield, VA
2020-06-02
Rating: 4.5
Barefoot Spas review
barefoot spa factory
Barefoot Spas 57LP
Barefoot Spa Factory
Barefoot Spas 57LP

We went to the barefoot spa factory last weekend to buy a hot tub, and we found the barefoot spa 57LP on clearance. We did the tour of the assembly line, met several workers there, and we even got to see some of the hot tubs being built, and all the steps that are involved.

It was a very impressive facility. They make hot tubs and also swim spas. It all starts with a special oven where they put a large acrylic sheet to heat up and form to a mold. We got to see a 15 foot swim spa in the oven. Very very cool. After that, they reinforce it with fiberglass, drill holes, etc. We didn’t get to see all of that because you have to wear a special suit I’m guessing because of the fiberglass and the smell was in the whole building. I feel sorry for the people that work there! Good news is they all look like they were wearing the proper safety gear. They even made my wife and I put on a helmet when we walked out to the assembly line.

We liked the idea of a swim spa, but we have no where to put it. We just don’t have enough room. At the Barefoot spa factory we got to see a lot of spas, but we decided to go with the smaller 57LP. It is the same size as our old one, but like I said, A MAJOR UPGRADE. We didn’t get to see it filled up with water when we bought it, but we got it hooked up and filled up a few days ago, and the spa is very nice! The biggest difference from our other one, is the comfort of the seats in the spa. The jets on the legs are placed perfectly to help with my knee pain, and my wife with her pain she gets in her hips. There is also A LOT of pressure behind the jets. It is almost too much when you turn it up all the way. I like it on full blast, but the wife likes turning it down a bit which I was happy to discover is actually quite easy to do.

We got a great deal on the spa buying direct form the barefoot spa factory, and we recommend anyone else in the Richmond area doing the same. They don’t always open doors to public, but right now due to COVID-19, they are selling right from the facility on Fort Darling rd. If anything else, it was a really cool experience learning how hot tubs are built. We just happened to be in the market, and we found one that is perfect for us. Highly recommend checking our barefoot spas if you have the time.


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32 Replies to “Barefoot Spa Factory”

  1. I went down there and got one form the factory too. It was only about an hour drive for us from Fredericksburg. They delivered it an everything even though we were an hour and change away. Who did you talk to there? Like who was your salesman?

  2. We talked to a few different people there. The main one, his name was Mike. Great guy! If you go to the barefoot spa factory to buy one, I recommend working with Mike.

    1. We wanted a tour but they wouldn’t let us “to the back” becuase the assembly line was going. I guess they have liability issues when all the machines are running, etc, but we could smell the fiberglass as soon as we walked in the door!! Theres no mistaking that smell!

    2. Our salesman was a guy named Ezra. He was really good. He was patient enough to answer all my questions, and not get annoyed by them 🙂

  3. My wife and I went to the barefoot spa factory last year, and they wouldn’t even let us in the front door to the lobby! They said they are a manufacturer; closed to public and by appointment only! The girl went on to say they don’t even have a showroom.

    Are you sure we’re talking about the same place? Barefoot Spas on Fort Darling Rd in South Richmond?

    1. Yep! thats the spot! It’s the barefoot spa factory. Just Google barefoot spas, and you’ll see it. Right there just south of Richmond in chesterfield off fort darling rd, right next to I-95…

          1. I see it’s right next to I-95 of fort darling road. I think that place used to be a pillow factory. Anyway, all this time I had no idea, and the barefoot spas factory is a 6 minute drive from my house! Gonna go check it out!

            1. I know!! When I was there I told the guy they should put a billboard up. It is literally RIGHT next to 95. I drive through there all the time form NC on my way to DC. Probably drive that route 100 times. Never knew the factory was there!!

  4. Yeah, thats the place. You went there and they wouldn’t let you in? It might have something to do with COVID. They said something like they don’t normally “open up the doors” but they do now becuase they close a bunch of stores or something

    1. I don’t know whats to funny? COVID-19 is serious. Here we are almost at the end of 2020, and it’s still affecting almost all businesses in some way.

      We wouldn’t not have gotten a hot tub if it wasn’t for the barefoot spa factory. We went to the actual factory like the other people on this feed. Ho tub factories are closed or so behind that they take 4 months to fulfill an order for a store. No thank you, and yes thank you to the barefoot spa factory for remaining open and manufacturing hot tubs!

      1. We wanted to go to barefoot spa factory when they had a sale one weekend, but we couldn’t make it. So, we drove all the way down there to try and get one, but they wouldn’t let us in the door!! What kind of place is this where they don’t even let you in???

        1. See feed above: I was thinking it is becuase of covid-19. It could also be just that they don’t have a showroom there at the factory. When I went they had some they took off the assembly line to pick and choose from, but it wasn’t a fancy showroom like in a store with fake palm trees, carpeted floors, and mood setting LED lights LOL.

        2. Carol, Are you talking about the barefoot spa factory or a store? If its the barefoot spa factory, I can see why they might not let you in the door. Think about it. It’s not a store its a… factory! Maybe they are only set up to sell when they do a big event sale like the one you saw over that weekend? I used to work for a boat manufacturer and they were NOT open to the public, only by appointment and you had to be a vendor like a B to B type of thing. Sounds to me like Barefoot spas is just trying to get creative form time to time on how their products are available for sale. That would be my guess.

  5. Does anybody know if they have an option where you can go pick up the spa yourself at the factory? Like order over the phone or internet or something? I’m looking to pick up a truckload for a client of mine… I live in SC.

    1. That’s just the way it is with everything these days. Unless a business is really small, you’re not going to find ALL good reviews for a company. Its impossible!

  6. Going to the barefoot spa factory is not the normal way to buy. They usually do weekend roadshow events, and they have dealers as well where you can buy the spas. I bought mine from a traveling show, and it was awesome. They were great. I can’t speak for the actual factory sales. Never done that. My advice is look at reviews and decide for yourself?

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