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

12/7/16

Adding Hot Tub Steps to your Hot Tubs

There is really no stopping now about the popularity of hot tubs. As the years pass, more and more customers are getting attracted to it, making them buy one or more for their own use. Having a hot tub is really advantageous, because there are a lot of benefits that it can provide. One, it can give a lot of health benefits because soaking yourself in a hot or warm water bath opens the skin pores, releasing the dirt and toxins that have accumulated on the surface. Another is that using hot tub helps the blood vessels open more, enabling a smooth flow of the blood. In addition, having a hot tub gives you a place to reflect, think, and just relax after a hard day’s work.

To make the use of your hot tub easier, you should be more cautious about your surroundings. If your hot tub is placed outside of your house, then the floor around your hot tub should be able to perform well so that there would be no problem will be encountered. When water is abundant, it can splash all over the floor around the hot tub. If the floor is smooth, you should be able to counteract that by putting some roughness like mats so that you would not slip. And if your hot tub is placed on a higher level, you should consider placing hot tub steps to aid you in using your hot tub.

Placing Hot tub steps to your Hot tub

Basically, hot tub steps just help you in climbing or reaching your hot tub easier. Hot tub steps can be made by a lot of materials. Wood is one of the famous building materials for hot tub steps, because not only it can be made to be rough to avoid slipping, but because wood can also be made with a lot of artistic designs and variations that relaxation can even be complete just by looking at it. The wooden steps available can be in the form of pieces, but you do not have to worry about setting it up because the installation is easy, you can even do it yourself.

Another material that is used is the metals. Although metals surely will give you more durability and strength than you have imagined, having it is somehow harder because it can corrode if you bought a low class metals.

One more type of hot tub steps is made from synthetic material, although customers do not generally prefer it since this is more of a slippery surface. To compensate, you can add rough materials to it.

Having hot tub steps is just one way to start your relaxation safer. To maximize the use of your hot tub, try to find things that can help you improve it.

08/25/16

Protect your Hot Tub with Hot Tub Covers

Hot tubs can complete your exhausting day by giving you the relaxation you need. In order for you to be able to use it for a considerable amount of time, you would have to protect it by using it very carefully. There are several ways to do that, and one of them is by using a hot tub cover.

Nowadays, most hot tubs come with hot tub covers already, unlike in the old days. For those hot tubs without covers, you should buy one because it is a necessity if your hot tub is exposed to several factors such as outside weather.

One of the main purpose of hot tub covers is to protect the hot tub from having unwanted materials inside it. During storm, a lot of things could make their way into your hot tub, such as tree leaves and branches, hail, rocks, and other fragments. When these materials fall into your hot tub, they could result in the damage of the covers if the hot tub cover is not that strong. If, say the hot tub cover is strong, then the materials that would fall into it would just accumulate on its surface. If your hot tub cover has holes in it, then this would be a problem since the smaller materials that have accumulated on it could slip through these holes, making their way into the inside of your hot tub.

Materials Used for Hot Tub Covers

One of the best materials that can be used for strong hot tub covers is aluminum, because of its sturdy property in itself. Since aluminum is a metal, then you can be assured that it can survive stronger impacts than hot tub covers that are foam-filled. The only problem with this kind of hot tub is that since aluminum is very strong, it is not that flexible which makes it take up larger space because it is not preferable to be folded.  Another problem involved in using aluminum hot tub covers is that when it is disassembled out of its place during a storm, it could just fly away with the wind and destroy anything on its path.

There are also other materials that can be used for hot tub covers, such as the foam-filled covers which does not allow small materials form getting inside the hot tub because of its non-porous property. Although sometimes, the foam absorbs moist and other liquids which makes it harder to open since the accumulated weight gets higher.

Choosing the best hot tub covers will not only prevent foreign materials from getting inside your hot tub, but it would also be able to extend the life of your hot tub itself since you are already taking care of it as part of its maintenance.

04/15/16

Making your Own Hot Tub

There is no better thing to do after a hard day’s work than to relax yourself to the fullest that you can. Over the years, a hot tub has been serving people to give them the relaxation that they always wanted, aside from giving a healthy activity since bathing in hot water helps the body in releasing toxins. But before you dive into the hot tub, perhaps you would like to know how the hot tubs were made and why they are so trending right now.

It is a common knowledge that in the past, water was scarce due to a lot of environmental reasons. In order to save water, containers were used to collect either rain water or water obtained from rivers and other bodies of water for future use. One of the containers used back then was a wooden tub where people would take a bath by soaking their bodies. The water that remained would further be used for washing clothes and other activities that need water.

Whenever the temperature was cold, people would use hot or warm water to take a bath, and this might have been the start of the hot tubs. Since the available materials back then were different kinds of wood, they managed to make a lot of hot tubs.

Nowadays, having a wooden hot tub would seem a little unusual because most people have switched to the most advanced form of hot tubs, those electrical hot tubs with smart sensors and other top-of-the-line hardware.

If you are the type of person who likes to try things on his own, then perhaps you would to build your own hot tub.

Building your own hot tub

Building your own hot tub The process of making a hot tub is not that easy, because there are lots of factors to consider first. Though the process is not easy, it is generally enjoyable throughout, most especially the finishing time when you would have to try your finished product all by yourself.

The first consideration that you have to do is of course, plan. Planning not only helps you grasp the whole idea easily, but it also gives you almost all of the necessary things that you would need to go to the end of your project. You can make a sketch of your hot tub, specifying its dimensions such as the depth, the length and the width of the tub itself. Most hot tubs have dimensions that could accommodate one person comfortably, so you can make that as your standard. Take note of your height, if you like to soak your whole body straight.

Building your own hot tubsThe next thing that you should consider is the place where you would like to install your hot tub. One of the key factors when planning to build your own hot tub is the place because it could directly affect its surroundings. For instance, a high amount of water vapor rising from it would accumulate at the ceiling, which could have a pre-installed light. The contact between the water and the lightings could start a spark, damaging the lighting. One more thing about the location is that it should be able to withstand the heavy weight of the water and the person’s weight combined. With that, you should consider making your hot tub on the ground, but you have to make sure that its surrounding surface would be rough to prevent you from slipping. Lastly, be sure to have a drainage system to prevent the place form flooding.

Another important consideration is the type of wood material that you should use. It should be strong enough to hold a lot of water, and it should not shrink. Basically the wood would tell you the type of hot tub that you could make because almost all other properties would depend on it. One example of desirable wood material is oak wood, because it is very strong and weather-resistant.

To build your own hot tub, you should take note that you are actually making it to lessen the cost that you would be spending, so be sure to lay out all the materials before purchasing. All in all, building your own hot tub should be enjoyable, and at the same time, efficient.