10/17/17

When it comes to installing electrical equipment, most owners would not risk doing it themselves because they get too afraid to do the wiring thing, making them hire professional in the said field. This practice would just add up to the already-heavy cost from the purchase of the hot tub itself. However if you are one of those who are willing to take the risk just to lessen the cost, it would seem a great start because not only you would be releasing less money from your account, but you would also be gaining a new knowledge on how to operate and set up your hot tub. If you successfully managed to learn the hot tub installation of the electrical wiring, the next time you had to do that, you could do it yourself without calling the help of professional. Should you wanted to do the said operation, here are the steps on how to install the electrical wiring of your hot tub: 

Searching for the best Electrical Wiring System

The National Electric Code or NEC sets the requirements that your electrical system must have. This does not only guarantee you of the safe standards that you must pass, but it also give you the best ways on how you can enjoy your hot tub without the fear of any faulty wiring any time soon. Some of the requirements listed in NEC is the so called GFCI, or tSlikovni rezultat za Installing Hot Tubhe Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter and the Electrical disconnect which both must be prepared very carefully, preferably a meter or two away from the water. If you are unsure on how to reach out to the National Electric Code, you can research online about it and if everything is available, go find the section that deals with the electrical wiring. Moreover, you can go to the local center to check for the requirements that you should get first.

After knowing the requirements, you should make a layout of what is going to happen, like a blueprint of the house. There are actually several ways on how you can do it, and one of them is by following the standard layout of any electrical system. Through this, you will be using the correct signs and symbols associated with the elements of the wiring system. For example, instead of writing the word “elbow”, you can draw its symbol to lessen the paper needed. Not only you will be exerting less effort, it will also help other people understand of what is in your layout. In addition to that, the layout that you will be doing should be scaled correctly, if you want to draw half the actual size, then indicate that all measurements are half of the actual. But for ease, you should do it as it is since it should not be very large for a hot tub installation of electrical wiring. Take note of the measurements of the length of every wire, as well as its position and elevation, if you will be dealing with that. To avoid misunderstanding, put a unit in the measurements that you do. Some of the elements that you could be listing are the elbows, joints, screws, pipes and wires.

Determination of the Cost

Slikovni rezultat za Installing Hot TubAfter you have made the layout, you should be able to make a list of all the necessary elements for your wiring system. Take note of how much of every piece would you need (quantity), as well as its dimensions and specifications. It gets more convenient if you make a table showing everything that needs to be accounted for, with their prices. To get the idea of how much you will be spending, make a research about the materials and how costly they could be. If you can, go to several hardware and shops to get a hold of those things. Compare which of them is less costly, then weigh if the quality is passable to the standard. Talk to the staff and you will be surprised that they are more than willing to help.

After determining the overall cost, you should now be ready to purchase the materials needed for the hot tub installation of your electrical wiring system. If there is a near hardware shop to where you live in, take a hold of it and look if they have the materials that you need. If you buy from them, it would be less hassle and less costly, because the transport fee or the shipping fee may be avoided.

Slikovni rezultat za Installing Hot Tub Now that you have purchased everything that is needed, it will be time to install them to start your hot tub. Since you would like to be the one doing the work, you can start setting up by looking at your lay out and tracing where you will be doing the wires. If you like, you can try the easiest ones to install first, in order to feel your way around. Start to drill holes to put up screws where you will be placing your wires. Set up all according to your plan until all the wires are in their places. For the other materials that need to be set up, you can search for the most efficient ways on how to make them all working inside your wiring system. When you are already working in the part where the electricity is involved, be safer by turning your main switch off. Once done, you can set it back on and continue working. Always check first if, after performing all the installations, everything works fine by turning on your hot tub to see if it is functioning well.

After knowing that the hot tub is working perfectly fine, now is the time to reward yourself for all the effort that you have exerted just to get your hot tub a good set of electrical wiring system. Monitor your hot tub for maximum enjoyment. But before you get down, you should follow the correct ways on how to use your hot tub, such as its control and maintenance.

08/8/17

Enclosing Your Hot Tub with Hot Tub Gazebo

If you planned to put your hot tub outside your house, then it can deteriorate just as easy as it could without protection. You can build a simple enclosure to it, but if you want to make it better, then try having a hot tub gazebo as the enclosure.

Perks of having a Hot Tub Gazebo

Since the hot tub gazebo is an enclosure, having it can protect your hot tub from different destructive factors such as extreme weather like extreme heat of the sun and strong winds. In addition, other foreign materials would not come into your hot tub because they would just be blocked by the enclosure. Moreover, other unwanted beings like rodents, birds, and stray animals would not mess up with it. Believe me, after a hard day’s work, you would not want to say hello to some neighbor’s dog swimming inside your hot tub.

Building Materials for Hot Tub Gazebo

Slikovni rezultat za Hot Tub GazeboIn order to get the best enclosure, you should consider the building materials for your hot tub gazebo, because the idea of having an enclosure simply would not work if it is very weak and can’t survive outside. That is why as you choose the design that you want, you should also be mindful about the material used for building the gazebo.

One of the best materials for hot tub gazebo is metal since it can survive a lot of extreme weather. It is sturdy enough in itself that it assures you it would not break. However, one downside of using it is that it can deteriorate over time because of its constant contact with moisture and water, making it rust. But given the proper use and care, you can extend its life and avoid its early deterioration.

Most customers choose wooden hot tub gazebo, because not only they come in many variations depending on the kind of tree they were built like pine or oak, but they also can be designed in many beautiful ways like addition of ornamentation such as flowers. You can even make a sculpture on its surface. The said types of wood are ideal in making hot tub gazebo because these trees are known to survive in harsh environments, making their wood strong enough.

Another building material is the vinyl, which is easier to clean and easier to manage.

Having a hot tub gazebo ensures you to having a quality time bathing in a warm water bath, even if you are alone or with your family. Now you can enjoy your hot tub, regardless of what is happening on the outside.

06/22/17

Hot Tubs for Sale

Being on a tight budget does not necessarily mean that you have to get the hot tub with the worst quality. It actually gives you a guide in order to get the best hot tub out there just for you. There are actually a lot of ways to get your ideal hot tub even if you have a limited money, and one of them is by looking for hot tub for sale.

Looking on hot tub for sale

If you like a certain type of hot tub but the price is just too high, then by waiting for the right time to come you can have it at a lesser price. There are several place where you can have those hot tubs, such as malls and online shops. Povezana slikaYou can start researching about the hot tub that you would like to have sooner than the time you plan to buy it so that you can still save more while waiting for it to be on sale. Most companies and shops offer discounts and promotions, as well as sales during either their anniversary or during the Christmas season. If you are lucky enough, you can have your hot tub during their clearance sales. Online shops, on the other hand, offer a lot more sales and other promotions so that more customers would be drawn to it. One advantage of purchasing a hot tub for sale online is that you can buy anywhere without having to go to the shop directly. You can purchase at the comfort of you brown home, after you have browsed all the available design and models of the hot tub that you like. If you have the time, you can look for same models and then compare their hot tub prices then decide for the cheaper one.

All the information that you would need in order to choose the best hot tub for you is just everywhere – from the television, the newspaper, the magazine, and as what have been said, to the online shops including those on the social networking sites. If you take a closer look around them, it would be easier since you can choose over a pool of hot tub variations that can serve you.

Purchasing hot tub for sale directly from the manufacturers also lessen the hot tub price, because there would be no additional price, unlike buying from those individual companies.

In order to narrow your selection criteria, you should know the specifics of the hot tub that you are looking for.

Features of the Hot Tubs as Guidelines

Slikovni rezultat za Hot Tubs for SaleThe hot tub prices are just one way for you to eliminate all the other ones that do not fit in with your budget. The other ones that you can use are the features of the hot tub, such as its size and shape. If you are particular to these, then you should look at the type of hot tub that you want then find out if they are on sale. If not, try to see if there are promotions and other discounts. If none, then you can still try for the other shops.

Other features include the seating capacity of the hot tub. If you would like to have a hot tub that can accommodate more than one person, then you should look for one that can have more people. You do not always have to spend your relaxation time alone, you can share it with your family or close relatives.

Remember that if you want to have a hot tub, it would not be a problem if you have a limited budget because you can always find the perfect one for you if you take your time and look for hot tubs for sale.

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

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.