02/15/17

Cleaning Your Hot Tub Filter

Soaking yourself inside a hot tub is a sure way for you to get relaxed. And in order to be relaxed for a longer period of time, you need to clean your hot tub filter so that you would not have any problem with the quality of water that you have. Generally, when it comes to the water inside the hot tub, the filtration system is involved. Regularly cleaning your hot tub filters does not only guarantee a better water quality, but it also helps in maintaining the quality of your hot tub itself.

To start with, you should clean your hot tub filter cartridge twice a month, which could be more or less depending on how often you use your hot tub. You can start cleaning your hot tub filters using your garden hose, focusing its water to the filter, ensuring that all the unwanted materials are removed out of it. But the garden house does not do all the work, as there are other dirt that could be hard to remove such as oil and algae that have deposited on the surface of the filter. To clean that, you would need to use cleaning chemicals. Most of these cleaning agents require soaking the filter preferably overnight to remove all the other dirt that are on the filter. Same treatment for pleatco filters.

The hot tub filter should be replaced every once in a while, because not all of them last very long. Most hot tub filters last for a year, so you should be replacing your filter at the end of the year to have your hot tub in a good shape.

Maintaining your hot tub filter

Slikovni rezultat za Hot Tub FilterHaving a broken or malfunctioning hot tub filters give a hard time to the pump and heater of the hot tub, because the water mechanisms become so clogged that they need higher pressure. In order to maintain your hot tub filter, you should read the manual on how to clean it properly, avoiding all the other things that are not in the list. One of them is not to use just any cleaning chemicals for your hot tub as it would go directly to your filter. If you think that you already have made the water of your hot tub very dirty after a very long usage, then check for the filter so you can see if it needs attention. Another important thing that you should consider is that whenever you change your hot tub filter, you should find the same type of filter and not just any other filter out there, so that all the instructions on how to clean it would still apply.

Having a hot tub filter that is in god condition will make your relaxation time more comfortable, making you have less worries.

01/17/17

Building your Own Hot Tub Enclosures

Owning a hot tub really gives a good relaxation time for you and your family. But, in order for you to be able to use it for a longer period of time, you should take care of it and always maintain it in shape. One of the best ways you can take care of your hot tub is by building an enclosure around it.

Advantages of Having an Enclosure

The major advantage of having a protective walls around your hot tub is that you can prevent destructive factors like strong weather such as extreme heat of the sun and wind surges by storm. You can also prevent foreign materials or unwanted beings from entering your bathing area. Tree leaves and branches, and other garbage would no longer be paying you a visit and other pets or even stray animals would no longer be saying hello to you.

You can buy the said hot tub enclosures at the same place where you bought your hot tub, although there are other shops that specializes in it. This will surely cost you, but it will be worth it. If you want, you can build your own hot tub enclosures. If you are careful enough, you could be spending less than what you would have spent by purchasing an already made enclosure. In addition, the satisfying feeling that you would get after finishing a good hot tub enclosure will add up to the relaxation that you would have when you soak yourself in a hot tub.

Building Hot Tub Enclosure

Slikovni rezultat za Hot Tub EnclosuresEven if you are an expert carpenter, there are still factors to consider when you are building your own hot tub. The first thing that you should know is the size of your hot tub. Your measurements should be accurate because any mistake could cost you more. These measurements will then be the basis that you would use for your enclosure.

One more thing is the shape of your hot tub. The enclosure that you would construct should not necessarily depend on the hot tub’s shape. Generally, a rectangular enclosure is preferred by many hot tub owners because they can still have a room for other equipment such as towel stand and cleaning materials.

There are several materials to use for hot tub enclosures. There is a tool box that can have all the necessary equipment that you would need in order to design hot tub enclosures. Generally, what you would need are four posts or foundations and other wider wood for the sides. You can then decide the height of the enclosure, as well as the space that you would like to have around your hot tub. It is necessary to use strong wood so that the enclosure could survive the harsh condition like extreme weather if the hot tub is to be placed outside the house. In addition, woods that can preserve the inside conditions of the hot tub is more preferable.

For a comfortable ventilation, you could install thermal windows and doors so that the heat of the hot tub would not escape easily, thereby reducing the heat loss that is manifested by the electric bill.

Hot tub enclosures will not only protect your hot tub, but it can also add more comfort to you as you soak yourself in the hot water bath of your hot tub

12/20/16

Hot Water Tub Benefits

Hot tubs have been on the trend as one of the most used home appliances since the old times. Through the years, a lot of innovation has been done to modify the design of hot tubs in order to give maximum experience to the owners. Although still considered as a luxury than a necessity, hot tubs can give a lot of benefits no one has ever imagined of. Not everyone can own a hot tub, but several hot spas and hot tub houses are available so that one can go there when he likes to get a good hot bath.

Hot tubs are now produced from different manufacturers, with variations that make them unique such as that of Jacuzzi, Sundance, Master Spa, Coleman, Hydropool, and many more. As said a while ago, hot tubs can give a lot of benefits, and though these hot tubs come in many different forms, all of them give a good relaxation time for people who soak in them.

A hot tub can somehow be called as hydro spa, since water is the main factor in giving you the soak of your night. Hydro spa is actually a good thing, because you would not need any other chemicals to remove the toxins on your skin. Arising from this is the hydrotherapy, which sounds good rather than harmful. Who doesn’t want to remove the stress that they have using only water, without the fear of obtaining harmful chemicals? No one!  It is a good idea to invest in hot water baths because it is safe. It should be. Not only you will be removing the trapped dirt and toxins within your skin, but you will also have a leisure time for yourself away from any stressful environment. Learn to take care of yourself all the time, and be sure to reward yourself after every tiring job.

A closer look at the hydro spa benefits

It has been said that soaking yourself in a hot water bath can help you remove the dirt and toxins that have been trapped within your skin. This is due to the fact that once the skin is contacted with hot water, skin pores open, allowing the movement of these dirt from the skin to the water. With these, skin feels softer and smoother. In addition, soaking yourself in a hot water bath helps in curing muscle stress and strains such as back pains and joint pains. Hot water allows the expansion of the blood vessels, allowing smoother circulation of blood through the body, thereby lessening the risk of heart diseases, high blood pressure, and stroke. Adding to that is that hot water bath helps in the digestion process, as well as in improving sleep due to the relaxation of the body.

Having a hot water bath every once in a while has really lots of benefits. However, be sure that you do not overexpose yourself, since prolonged exposure to hot water is not advisable. If you want, you can purchase your own hot tubs so you can enjoy the said benefits anytime you want!

11/11/16

Replacing Your Spa Pump

Hot tubs can be considered as one of the greatest inventions of human technology since it helps people to get a more convenient life. After a hard day’s work, one can just soak in a hot water bath and forget about all the stressful events that had happened. In addition to that, there are also some health benefits hot tubs can give, such as the hydrotherapy where the main element is the flowing water coming from the water jets (a common feature of hot tubs). Here, the flowing water serves as a massaging streams of water concentrated to different parts of the body. It sounds great to have all of these benefits, but once your hot tub encounters a problem, all of these seem to go away.

You will notice that after a long while of using your hot tub, there will suddenly come a time where a part of it begins to malfunction. One important part of hot tub that you would not want to get broken is the hot tub pump. If this part gets broken, it is imperative to repair it immediately, if you still want to use your hot tub. Usually, hot tub pumps get broken after five years of working, so expect yours to fail once you have reached this long. However, you can actually prolong the life of your hot tub pump by diagnosing it occasionally. Observing how your pump behaves is actually one way on how you can monitor the possible emergence of a problem in the future.

Observing your Hot Tub

There are typical signs of wear and tear of the hot tub pump. One of them is when the water already leaks. Water usually leaks whenever there are cracks in the housing of the pumps. More to that, if the screws or fittings of the pump is not very tight, water may find its way through it. If you leave it that way, this problem will get bigger in time. Consider replacing the housing of the pump if it has lots of cracks and looks more like a shower than a pump.

Another sign of hot tub pumps getting broken is the presence of annoying noises like the rattle of metal. This could mean a clog in the water system since it constrict the smooth movement of the water as it circulates. In addition, check the fitting because the vibrations of the pumps might dislocate the screws in their place, resulting to the noises.

Another sign is when your pump already overheats. The amount of heat that your pump produces should be tolerable. If it feels like it is going to explode because of its high temperature, switch the hot tub off and immediately consult an expert.

Once you have identified the problems related to your pump, you can either replace some of its parts or you can replace the pump completely.

Replacing hot tub pumps

One of the easiest way on how you can replace your hot tub pump is by purchasing the same pump as your previous one. You can actually buy it at the shop where you bought the hot tub itself. You can also try buying from other shops as long as it can fit with the type of pump your hot tub requires. There are just some specifications that should be met, such as the port opening and the HP rating.

However, when you bought the same type of hot tub pump as your previous one, you should consider that it had broken in the past due to some problems. If the reason why it broke cannot be prevented, and if the time it was usable before it had broken was long, then you can still buy the same model. But if the problem is very minor and it actually had broken just because of that, consider upgrading to a higher level of pump. You can replace your pump even with different brand so do not restrict yourself from looking at other types.

08/7/16

Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Maintaining your hot tub in good shape could help it extend its life, making your relaxation time longer than it would have been if your hot tub was to be destroyed very soon. There are actually a lot of things that can help you to be able to take care of your hot tub in the right way.

The main purpose of hot tub is to give you a relaxation place after a hard day’s work. By cleaning your hot tub regularly, you can use it as much as you want without getting any problem. Well because if you do not, chances are some of its parts would just stop functioning the best way it could, because they are not being well-maintained. The hot tub filter would be so clogged with dirt, making it harder for you to get rid of those grime that has accumulated. In addition to the benefits, by keeping your hot tub clean, you can be confident that if you had a guest and he wanted to have a bath, you would not be ashamed because it is good as new. By keeping your hot tub clean, you are actually helping it to extend its life.

One of the best ways for you to clean you r hot tub is through the use of cleaning chemicals.

Hot Tub Chemicals

Bacteria are almost everywhere, that is why you should always make sure that your hot tub is not one of these places. Sometimes, these bacteria do not get removed even when you use soap, which makes it necessary to use chemicals. There are actually two most common chemicals that are being used for cleaning, bromine and chlorine.

Chlorine is an effective sanitizing agent because it can kill a lot of bacteria, whether they are on the surface of your hot tub or even if they are in the water. But, there are instructions indicated on how to use the chlorine safely, including its amount and the length of time that it should take. Although it is a very good cleaning chemical, other people do not prefer to use it because of its strong odor.

On the other hand, another good cleaning chemical is bromine, and it also acts as a strong sanitizing agent. For customers who get irritated by the odor of other cleaning chemicals such as chlorine, bromine is the best to use.

Having cleaning chemical is just the first step to having your hot tubs clean. You should be able to understand the instructions that come together with the said product, so that you can maintain your hot tub well using those hot tub chemicals.