01/17/17

Hot Tub Covers as Necessities for your Hot Tub

Having a hot tub cover is surely one way for you to protect your hot tub while it is not being used. It is always a good practice to take care of your hot tub by using it very carefully and giving it all the necessity that it needs for it to function very well. Having a hot tub at home is really a good investment because for a long time, you can get a relaxation time from it. You can gather your thoughts then reflect about it while you are inside your hot tub. In addition to that, there are a lot of health benefits that you can get from your hot tub, such as the hydrotherapy.

Why Get Hot Tub Covers?

The hot tub cover has a purpose that is the same for all the other covers – to give protection to what lies beneath it. In this case, having hot tub covers is for you to protect your hot tub from having unwanted materials such as tree leaves and branches, insects, and other dirt. Having something that should not be there inside your hot tub will just add to the hardship that you have been through all day.

But, the service of the hot tub covers does not end with that yet. There are actually covers that can preserve the inside condition of your hot tub, such as the temperature. You can set your hot tub earlier then use it whenever you are ready. Not needing to heat your hot tub water again and again saves you a lot of money because there would be less amount of electricity you would need, thereby less electric bill.

Getting a good hot tub cover also helps you make your hot tub the way you left it the same when you return, say from work. You do not have to clean it again if you have done that before you left. 

Factors to Consider when buying Hot Tub Covers

Slikovni rezultat za Hot Tub CoversOf course, one of the first things that you should consider is the price of the hot tub, whether it is inside your budget. Most of the time, as the quality of the hot tub covers increases, the price range also increases. In the above example, the premium hot tub covers that can preserve the inside temperature of your hot tub is considerably more costly than other hot tubs that do not preserve the heat. But come to think of it, you would have to spend just once for it, then the rest is good. Unlike the other simple hot tub covers, you would have to pay for a higher electric and water bill and other maintenance since these hot tub covers are not as stronger as the premium ones.

However, if you do not have enough money to buy those premium hot tubs, you can find hot tub covers for sale for a less price. These covers for sale can usually be found in malls and other shops that have either clearance sales or holiday sales. Take your time to choose among these hot tub covers, and take the best for your budget. There are also cheap hot tub covers which are cheap in terms of price, but not in terms of quality.

Hot tub covers can also function as a protection for your pets and children, because if your hot tub is full of water, you would not want any of your pet or child messing with it.

12/30/16

Make Your Hot Tub Complete with Hot Tub Accessories

Having a Spa in your house will definitely give you a lot of benefits such as relaxation of your whole body. But in order to have a longer use of your hot tub, you would need to take a closer look on how to take it more carefully.

Not most of the time that hot tubs come into a complete set. You would need to get some hot tub accessories for you to use it up to its full extent. These accessories will help you maintain your hot tub into its best shape. But, additional accessories would mean additional cost for you. However, if you search for discounted hot tub supplies, then you would really save both your budget and your hot tub. Even on a tight budget, some customers take pride in buying very costly hot tubs, because they feel that having the best hot tubs out there will only give them the best relaxation. But to tell you the truth, having a very expensive hot tub will need expensive hot tub accessories too, so if you are on a tight budget, then you have just made the wrong choice. It is not bad to invest on expensive hot tubs, as long as you can maintain it properly. The maintenance of the hot tub should be on a regular basis, so it is a good practice to plan the things that you would need to get things done. And since you surely like to have your hot tub well-used, then you should be able to save even just a little every once in a while for it.

Looking for Hot Tub Accessories

If you are worrying about how to find a good hot tub supplies, the internet is of a great help. You can look for inexpensive hot tub accessories shops, even in your hometown. Who knows, what you are looking for is just two blocks away from you. If you can’t find shops near you, then you can try looking for online shops that has the thing that you are looking for. You should look for manufacturers because the price of the hot tubs accessories is below the retail price since this is a direct sell. There is no interest or markup price unlike that from the retailers. If you are very keen, you can always find accessories that are like those from the expensive stores.

The most common hot tub supplies that every hot tub owner needs are the cleaning materials such as the chemicals that can sanitize the hot tub. Having a clean hot tub is definitely the best way for it to have a longer life. If you own a hot type that can accommodate more than one person, then you would need a larger amount of cleaning chemicals because the dirt from different bodies are very strong and can leave traces most of the time. Just be sure to buy chemicals that would not give a hazardous odor, those that do not have strong effects which could destroy the hot tub. If you can, buy a large volume of these cleaning chemicals as you would save more than buying small amount several times. Just make a storage of these cleaning materials so that they will come in handy.

Another example of hot tub accessories is the hot tub cover. Nowadays hot tubs come with covers, but not all of them. Since it helps in the maintenance of the hot tub itself by preventing some unwanted materials from falling into the hot tub, you should consider having one. But, since you can still use the hot tub even without the cover, then you can purchase the less expensive ones without compromising the use of your hot tub.

Some hot tub accessories that you can consider, although not that necessary, are the head rest and towel bars. To get a more comfortable time in your hot tub, then having a pillow will give it to you. You do not have to worry about neck pain anymore. The towel bar will hold your towels and clothes so you do not have to let it clutter on the floors.

01/31/16

The Life Span of Pool Filter Versus Hot Tub Filters

There have been countless rumors and myths about how difficult it is to cleaning hot tub filters is. To many people, hot tub maintenance sounds like too much of a burden. If you feel as awkward and think that cleaning your 2-person hot tub is really burdensome, you don’t have to be too worried because about four out of five hot tub owners feel the same thing. You may have been a victim of that charming salesman who brainwashed you into thinking that all you need is a hot tub filter cleaner and you can let the hot tub chemicals do the dirty work like magic. They make you envision yourself lounging lazily in your inflatable hot tub without thinking about what to do once you are done using it. It isn’t as easy as that.

What you may not know about how to clean a hot tub filter could spell the difference in the life expectancy of your portable hot tub. Before you even think of getting a hot tub spa, you have to educate yourself on how to dismount and rinse the hot tub filter, how to remove and clean your cartridge cleaner, and how frequently you should clean your hot tub. Generally, Pleatco hot tub filters can last around a year or so, depending on how heavy your usage is and how well you maintain your hot tub parts.

Hot Tub Filter To know what hot tub accessories will best enhance your hot tub’s longevity, you have to know the basic differences between a hot tub and a pool spa.

  1. The size difference between a hot tub spa and a small family pool is incomparable in terms of the water that each person would occupy. If a domestic pool contains around 20,000 liters of water divided among six family members, each person gets about 3,300 liters. On the other hand, a regular hot tub spa can only carry 1,300 liters, which translates to just 200 liters for each member of a family of six. If you do the math, six people in a hot tub is the same as 100 persons in a regular domestic pool!

When it comes to temperature regulation, a hot tub spa works with a much higher temperature than a pool. Because of this, you have to think of effective solutions for microbial buildup, damage to fabric, and skin dryness due to the chemicals in the tub. You can buy coagulants such as foam down to prolong your hot tub filter’s life span while also minimizing the need for frequent cleaning. You can also use scum absorbers like Zorboid. As a result, the life span of spa filters is much shorter than the life span of pool filters.

Hot Tub FiltersA recent report from General Electric (GE) Water claimed that the gradual accumulation of debris and dirt in the filter significantly reduces the pore size of the filter over a certain period of time. The small particles appear as slimy, gel-like substances that, when large enough in concentration, can clog up the filter’s pores and reduce filtration quality. This drastic reduction in filtration clearly signals the pool filter’s decline, giving it a life expectancy of only two months left.

The predictions of GE sound gloomy and unrealistic, but it clearly explains how the buildup of dirt and debris contributes to the shortened shelf life of hot tub filters. You also have to take into consideration other factors that affect your pool or tub filter’s life, but more importantly, you have to pay attention to how long it will maintain its quality and effective filtration.