We made the decision to spend the money on a Barefoot and make that upgrade happen. The difference between my Barefoot and the wayfair spa (I cant remember the name) is night and day! It was a major upgrade in every aspect. We have 70 something jets in our new one. The spa has 3 HUGE jet pumps, an ozonator that almost completely takes out the use of chlorine, and the best part, neck and shoulder massage! This was an upgrade for us compared to what we had. I shopped around quite a bit. After reading reviews on the barefoot spas 88LP, we decided to make the investment. It really is an amazing hot tub. We highly recommend for the reasons listed above which I will expand upon now.
The size of the jet pumps should be all you need to know here! We are literally blown away by the jet pressure. Compared to our first one with dual 2 hp pumps, a total of 15 hp is more than one step above (do the math).
Barefoot spas calls there ozone system “Ozo”. Apparently they have this patented. My wife researched it. I still don’t understand completely how it works, but the point is… It works! We hardly put any chemicals in the spa. We only use the box of chemicals they gave us on occasion, and we still have the original box from when we purchased it, so that should tell you something right there! When we drain and refill (Which we don’t do often), I put some shock in there.
Occasionally, I add some PH up as well, but that is really only when we first fill it. Once we get the water balanced, it for the most part stays that way. I’m fine with adding a little balancer, and even a small amount of chlorine shock from time to time. I’m not fine with having to take a shower when I get out like I did with my old one due to the excess of chlorine and other chemical residue on my skin. My wife actually stopped using it because she had a reaction on her skin in the form of a rash! No thank you. We dont miss that hot tub at all!!
NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGE!!!!
In the 88LP, there is a seat designed specifically for neck and shoulder massage. This feature is absolutely incredible! I am 6’2″, and in my old hot tub, half of my body was sticking out. I had to slouch down to get the jets on my shoulders. Now, I sit in the corner seat, and the jets shoot directly down on the top of my shoulders and there is one jet for the back of my neck. I’m telling you, this feature is a must have if you deal with neck pain like I do. I constantly have tension there throughout the day, ad when I get in the spa, it is instant relief. I read about hot tubs for use as medical treatment. I never really bought in to it, and I don’t have any medical issues aside from every day stress, but I do have a decrease in the amount of tension in my neck now. It’s not only when I use the spa, but also the following day. I am now a TRUE BELIEVER in hot tub therapy. This is all thanks to the neck and shoulder massage in the 88LP!!! I wish I could rate higher than 5 stars!!!!
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