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Marquis Spas vs Bullfrog Spas: A Comparison Guide

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Luxury is an interesting word when it comes to spas. So many companies claim their spas are “luxury” level but are they what YOU would consider luxury? The questions to ask start with what you are looking for in a spa, and why. Once you have figured that out, it’s all a matter of comparing which spa delivers those things in the best way. We’ve put together a comparison guide series of articles to help you understand how all the different spa brands compare. In this article, we’re breaking down the difference between Bullfrog Spas and Marquis Spas.


Company Overviews


Marquis Spas

Marquis Spas is an employee-owned company that has been around since 1980 and include low-pressure jets for a tension-relieving massage. They offer a cleaning device that can be set to clean half an hour after use, and a micro-bubble system that they claim has anti-aging benefits. Marquis spas range between mid-level and luxury levels, some of which offer something they call, “Optimized Flow Technology.”


Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas started out as a family-owned operation, and it still functions like one, though it has multiplied in size exponentially since the company was founded in 1996. Bullfrog Spas feature the patented JetPak Therapy System® which allows users to customize their jets in the seat they choose for a personalized massage experience that no other hot tub company can offer.

Every portion of a Bullfrog Spa is made to high-level specifications, from the proprietary EnduraBase, EnduraFrame, and insulation, to the plumbing, JetPaks, the electronics, and the shell, and the warranty we offer gives buyers confidence that we believe in each individual component, as well as the spa itself.


Jets and Therapy Comparison

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Marquis Spas

According to their website, Marquis Spas offer “powerful hydromassage. Marquis integrates jets based on how well they contribute to high-flow therapy and deliver the most therapeutic benefit.” They claim, “Every Marquis hot tub is a perfectly-balanced system, with jet sizes, jet counts, jet styles, jet types, and jet placements designed to match the pump configuration and water delivery system.”


Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas entire company is founded on a more personal approach to hot tub therapy, designing every single hot tub according to the people who use them. Each Bullfrog Spas JetPak provides a unique hydromassage experience by targeting different areas of your back, neck, and shoulders, and each one varies in power and intensity. Personalize your spa by selecting your favorites, then simply place the JetPak in your favorite seat and interchange at any time. No matter your height or preferred seat depth, Bullfrog Spas has a comfortable seat just for you.

Bathers are able to relax in a premium lounger, enjoy a full-body massage in a deep seat, or hang out in a shallow seat to avoid getting their hair wet. With varying seat types and depths, the whole family can enjoy the spa together.


Quality and Reliability Comparison

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Marquis Spas

Marquis hot tubs are proud of using “high-quality materials,” which include DuraWood, DuraBase, and an acrylic shell. The company touts a “reputation for durability,” because of their use of carefully-selected, durable, all-weather materials.” And because they have customers who have used their spas for “decades.”

“DuraShell® interior is a high-impact acrylic that stands up to the elements to resist cracking, fading and blistering.”

“DuraWood is a wood-grained, exterior-formed, UV-resistant synthetic material. It resists water damage, scratches, and dents.”

“Marquis DuraBase is a formed solid sheet of high-impact, textured acrylic that won’t fail or require repainting over time. It is steel reinforced to provide solid support for your entire spa base and protection from nicks, dents, water damage and pests. In addition, strategically-placed weep holes allow condensation to escape from inside the spa shell, keeping everything under the hood nice and dry.”


Bullfrog Spas

Each Bullfrog Spa is built on our patented EnduraFrame™ support structure, a sturdy molded ABS spa frame made with no wood or metal, so it will never rot or corrode.

The molded ABS EnduraBase™, EnduraBeam™ structural columns and other EnduraFrame™ components are precision aligned the exact same way every time with no human error. And extra supports are added in high-usage areas to strengthen overall spa integrity and support the thousands of pounds of water the spa will hold.

Bullfrog Spas are protected by one of the strongest warranties in the industry. The EnduraFrame has up to a lifetime warranty, and the hot tub shell structure has up to a 10-year warranty.

Because Bullfrog Spas are built with the patented JetPak Therapy System™, they have up to 90% less plumbing than conventional spas. This vastly simplified pipework means fewer holes, fittings, and hoses and, most importantly, fewer leaks. With the elimination of as many failure points as possible in your spa, you can have peace of mind that your Bullfrog Spa will work reliably for years to come.


Energy Efficiency Comparison

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Marquis Spas

Marquis Spas takes pride in being socially responsible by “delivering the ultimate user experience, including the conservation of natural resources, use of recycled materials, efficient use of electricity, and systems optimized to reduce the use of chemicals. Marquis hot tubs comply with the most stringent energy efficiency regulations for appliances by the California Energy Commission.


Bullfrog Spas

Data has proven, time and again, that Bullfrog Spas cost less to own and operate. Bullfrog Spa models are the most energy-efficient hot tubs in their class. Every single Bullfrog Spa model meets or exceeds the stringent energy guidelines of the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Because Bullfrog Spas are built with the patented JetPak Therapy System™, they utilize up to 90% less plumbing than conventional hot tubs. Less plumbing equals less friction and less energy used to get water to the jets. In addition, most of the water delivery system in a Bullfrog Spa is inside of the proprietary H2Air Manifold on the JetPak® and is submerged in the hot water.

Bullfrog Spas’ 100% closed-cell, full foam design insulates the spa completely to prevent heat escape, even in the coldest climates, and a premium, tight-fitting Patio Performance™ cover that is designed to keep cool air out and prevent heat from escaping.


In the End

Choosing the right spa for your unique situation can take a lot of research and work. It’s tough to know if each spa brand is or does exactly as the website claims, so we suggest that you read reviews from other customers and, if you’re able, visit a local spa dealer where you can test out the differences for yourself, whether by seeing with your eyes or taking a test soak with your whole body. See what really works for you and which features can be altered for your needs.

All in all, we hope this information is helpful as you choose your ideal hot tub.


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AUTHOR - Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas is a premier brand of personalized premium hot tubs. With proprietary hydromassage technology and an eye for contemporary design, Bullfrog Spas is revolutionizing the concept of the portable hot tub and providing a relaxation experience unlike any other. Discover the award winning spa of the future today.

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