About

Jen Rhodes, owner of Tubtopia

Hi! I’m Jen, hot tub enthusiast and creator of Tubtopia.

I’ve been obsessed with hot tubs for as long as I can remember.

But due to years of city living in small apartments, I sadly never had the space for one—until 2017, when I bought my first hot tub!

I was so excited to finally be a spa owner. From which one to buy, to what base to put it on, to whether bromine or chlorine was better, I wanted to learn everything there was to know.

As I began my research though, I was honestly a little disappointed by the lack of information out there.

When you’re shopping for your first spa, or wondering how to take care of one you already have, there’s a lot to learn. You want thorough, easily digestible and actionable answers to your questions.

But what I found was mostly either information written by manufacturers (sometimes useful, but obviously never impartial), low-quality reviews, or discussions on forums from 2005.

Basically, it was hard to find all the information I needed.

That’s why I started Tubtopia.

It’s a place to share everything I’ve learned (and continue to learn) as a spa owner. Knowledge I’ve gained, products I’ve tried, what’s worked and what hasn’t—all from my personal experience and research.

Hopefully it can be a resource for you too!