Our 2nd barefoot spa

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Reviewed by: Kayla from Memphis, TN
December 20th, 2019
Rating: 5.0
Barefoot Spas 88NP Review
Our 2nd barefoot spa

We had our old barefoot spa for almost fifteen years. We wanted to buy direct form the manufacturer again but we got it at a spa show when we lived in NC. We live in Tennessee now and didn’t see the spa show yet. We got close to the same one we had before; the barefoot spas 88NP. Our old one had a lounge but we decided we didn’t like it to get it again. We have been very happy with Barefoot spas over the years and delighted to learn about some subtle improvements to the product design and interface. Also our new one has a ozonator that actually works! Very pleased to not have to put as much chemicals in it. We barely use any at all and it stays clean. We’ve also noticed some energy savings compared to out old one.


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Barefoot spa warranty not covered

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Reviewed by: Kevin from Greensboro, NC
November 14th, 2019
Rating: 3.5
Barefoot Spas 77LP Review
Barefoot spa warranty not covered

We had our Barefoot spa for 3 years and no problems. We bought it in 2016. We lived up in the mountains and we moved since then. Reason we went with barefoot spa is we didnt have a lot of options living in the rural area. The spa show was at the armory. We got the barefoot spa there and delivered from there. When we moved here to Greensboro, we hired a hot tub mover to help us because we like it and didn’t want to buy another one. That went well, and we’re happy we decided to keep it. Only thing I recommend is to hire a professional for the electrical connections. This is something I thought I could do myself the second time, but I didn’t do it right which led to a short in the circuit board and blew a fuse. Barefoot spa customer service helped me diagnose the problem (which was me), so it was not covered under warranty. They did help me find the part I need, and show me how to put it in myself. That was pretty easy. I was upset at the time about it not being covered under barefoot spa warranty and that was my main complaint about barefoot spas, but I understand it was my fault so I can see why they did it that way. None the less, the customer service rep I talked to a few times was really helpful and he’s been really good at getting back to me with questions etc. In the end, we were without our spa hooked up for a little over a month… Wish I could go back in time and tell myself to spend the $250 on an electrician! Even though I understand what not to do, I’m still never doing that myself again especially if the spa isn’t covered under warranty unless you have proof of professional install.


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Upgraded plug and play to 220v

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Reviewed by: James and Samantha from Lexington, VA
October 30th, 2019
Rating: 4.5
Barefoot Spas 77LB Review
Upgraded plug and play to 220v

Our Barefoot Spa has added a lot of value to our home and the outdoor space of our rental property. We do rent A LOT through AIRbnb. We’ve been able to increase rates across the board by featuring the spa on our listings with the LED lights going at night. I will upload picture.

My only issue was with the power connection. We bought the Barefoot 77LB because it was advertised at plug and play. Meaning we could hook it up like our old one with a regular plug and outlet. That is how we had it running at first, but that turned out to be inadequate for our guests. The complaint was, the water was nice and hot at first, but when you turn on the jets at full speed the heater cuts off, and the water cools down pretty fast. Kind of defeats the purpose of a HOT tub!

Our rental property is in the mountains and it gets quite cold. Long story short, we ended up upgrading the connection to 220v. Normally not an issue, but there wasn’t enough power in the breaker box for that (very old house/cabin), so we had to upgrade the service. This was an unexpected cost of $1,800!

After reading online, a lot of people have had the same problem with plug and play hot tubs. Expert articles I read also said even if the spa is plug and play to make sure it is “convertible” to 220v. Luckily our Barefoot Spa is convertible, so thats what we did, but we wish we would’ve known this going in so we could budget accordingly. Now that its set up right, our guests love it!


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