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ESOP News Release – Dec 16 2016

Maine’s oldest and largest retail hot tub company, Mainely Tubs, has just announced that it has converted to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Founded in 1978, Mainely Tubs was the first business in Maine to use the catchy title “Mainely” in its trade name. Since then, there have been a number of “firsts” [...]

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Hot Tub Dealer Scarborough Opens New Hot Tub, Swim Spa and Sauna Showroom to Service Maine and New Hampshire

MaineBiz.com recent online article about Mainely Tub's new showroom said "If you haven't visited a hot tub store before, walking into Mainely Tubs' new location might make you feel as if you received a golden ticket to meet the Willy Wonka of hot tubs." The article went on to say "To Van Fleet, that meant [...]

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On Decks

Hot tubs go great on decks; just make sure to evaluate the structural integrity of the deck accounting for the water and people that will be in the tub.


Some people like to put their tubs inside.....yet it is extremely important to engineer the dehumidification of the space so as to avoid mildew build-up in the house.

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Make sure it is a flat plain (might have a slight slope for drainage).

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Gazebos provide great protection from the snow and wind.. and can add privacy as well.

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Wood Platforms

Another affordable technique. A small square wood platform will keep your hot tub safely off the ground...we prefer synthetic recyled decking material for its durability, yet pressure-treated decking is acceptable.

Concrete Pads

While soil type can make a difference, we usually recommend a minimum of 4-6 inches of concrete, reinforced by wire mesh "rebar". We have a list of well-reviewed contractors for this type of work. Just email us and ask.

Crushed Stone

Crushed stone bases are popular in Maine and are the most affordable site preparation technique. We recommend at 6-8 inches of 3/4 inch jagged edge crushed stone, depending on the tub, and a pressure-treated wooden retention structure and an underground french drain (also of crushed stone) to insure no water pooling in the crushed stone [...]

Model Backyards

Perhaps these model backyards are something to wish for, yet don't think you need to spend thousands of dollars to create the perfect backyard all at once. Get the hot tub first and the rest will come into better focus!

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Partial / Full Deck Inlays

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Natural Detox

Hot water immersion is a great way to increase the body’s core temperature, allowing the blood vessels to open and blood pressure to lower, improving circulation.  This will help the body to rid itself of toxins - leading to a healthier you! Get the “Free Hot Tub Health” Booklet

Improved Muscle Recovery

Hot water improves circulation and opens the blood vessels.

Better Sleep

Research shows a deeper sleep can result from hot tub use.  When body temperature is raised in the late evening, it will fall at bedtime, facilitating a more restful, deeper sleep. Get the “Free Hot Tub Health” Booklet

Back Pain Relief

Heat and buoyancy - both relaxing and healing.  Water immersion has been proven to relieve pressure in your vertebrae and discs by as much as 90%.  This pressure reduction on your joints and muscles will allow blood to reach these places and encourage healing and help to the release tension. Get the “Free Hot [...]

Relaxation & Stress Relief

Ease into the water and close the door on the rest of the world.  The heat relaxes the body, improves circulation, and stimulates the release of endorphins - the body's natural feel good chemical! Get the “Free Hot Tub Health” Booklet

Family Time

Enjoy a “staycation” with your family in your own backyard! What a great way to eliminate the technologies that are a part of our everyday lives allowing your family to spend some quality time together. Our clients often tell us that some of the best conversations they have had with their children have taken [...]

Arthritis Relief

Hydrotherapy can relieve many types of arthritis. When submerged, there’s a change in...

Improved Circulation

Hot tubs help to open blood vessels and lower blood pressure. This will allow blood to flow more easily. The increased blood flow accelerates the body’s natural healing process - soothing aches and pains! Get the “Free Hot Tub Health” Booklet


Take a ‘time out” to enjoy some quality time with the special person in your life! Make it your very own private personal retreat! Get the “Free Hot Tub Health” Booklet