Framing is rarely talked
about when shopping for a spa. This is a major disservice
to customers because a poor frame design, under the weight
of the shell and water, can bend and become un-square
causing damage to your spa shell. Without using the right
materials for the framing, over time, it can rot and be
invaded by insects. Framing can send your spa to an early
grave, so we feel it important not to overlook such a
vital part of your spa.
Many spa companies use 2x2 or 2x3 for upright
supports, non-treated wood bases, and use thin pump
mounting plates made out of plywood. The framing is
nailed or stapled together and then the spa shell is
connected to the frame by using foam as the sole
adhesive holding the spa shell to the framing.
LifeSpas uses 2x4 uprights with gussets to straighten
supports, square cabinet, and strengthen framing. We use
pressure treated wood for the bottom frame and our pumps
are mounted on a heavy duty mounting frame made out of
pressure treated 2x4's. The shells are bolted to the
framing in addition to using the foam as an adhesive.
Shell is bolted to frame
Pressure treated wood base
Pump mounting frame made with
Gussets to square, support,
and strengthen framing
Optional steel framing
2x4 Upright Supports
Reinforced Rounded Corners
Shell is foamed to frame
Non treated wood base
Pump mounting plate made with
No gussets leading to weaker
and un-square frames
No options for framing
2x2 Upright Supports
Non-reinforced Rounded Corners
Steel Frame (Optional)
Our steel frame is made of heavy grade galvanized steel with double upright
reinforced sides creating uncompromised structural integrity, without adding
excess weight to the spa. This frame is impervious to damage from insects,
termites, and will not promote the growth of mold, mildew, or rot.
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specification are subject to change without notice.
Manufactured and warranted by spa manufacturer.