by kgizo » Sep 17, 2017 We have a covered patio we rarely use and DH suggested getting a hot tub. I did some quick research and it seems like they are fairly easy to maintain by adding chemicals once a week and changing out the water 3-6 mo, and aren't energy hogs as they use foam insulation. Anyone have a hot tub? Is it a pain or do you love it? My only other concern is motor noise. It wouldn't be relaxing for me if it had a loud motor.