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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure® Insulation System

Northern Exposure® is a unique thermal barrier technology that recycles the free heat energy for more efficient heating. All four sides of the spa, plus the floor and cover, are lined with copper material to reflect radiant heat energy generated from the pumps back into the spa. Heat is then absorbed by the plumbing and shell to maintain water temperature.Finally, the entire exterior of the hot tub is wrapped in 3M Thinsulate™ Insulation, the same incredible material utilized in winter clothing. This three-layer patented system ensures energy created by the spa stays in the spa.

Three-Layer System

Copper IR Reflector

Our Northern Exposure Insulation System features a copper layer that reflects radiant heat back into the hot tub from the heater and pumps for a more energy-efficient spa.


BlueMAAX® is made from completely recycled materials and is covered by a lifetime warranty. See below for more benefits.

3M Thinsulate™

As the exterior layer of Northern Exposure, 3M Thinsulate™ acts as a barrier between your spa and the outside elements, maintaining optimal temperature in your spa.


BlueMAAX® is eco-friendly and made from recycled natural fiber. It contains no chemical irritants, is treated with a borate-based solution to prevent mold/mildew growth and pest infestation, and acts as a fire retardant.

BlueMAAX® replaces the urethane foam in “foam-filled” hot tubs. These panels also allow for easy access and can be taken out and put back together to factory specifications right in your own home. “Foam-filled” hot tubs require the foam to be chipped out to access vital parts of your spa and need to be sent back to the factory to safely refill these holes.

Other Benefits of Northern Exposure

Ultra Quiet

The insulation traps sound energy inside the hot tub. Quiet operation is essential to ensure a peaceful, relaxing experience throughout your backyard.

Easy Access

Northern Exposure panels allow for easy access to the spa's internal parts and can be taken out and put back without the hot tub leaving your property.

Energy Efficient

Northern Exposure keeps the heat in your hot tub for more energy-efficient spa use.

Lifetime Insulation Warranty

As you enjoy your spa over the years, you’ll feel secure knowing it can be maintained at the same high level of efficiency as the day it was made with an industry-leading warranty. We stand behind our products because we know you can depend on them to perform their best for all the years you own your spa.

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