Typically, when people think of how a swim spa or hot tub is sanitized, they assume that it is a chlorine system and assume that there are not any alternatives. Occasionally, a dealer will be asked “Can swim spas be salt water?” and they are usually surprised to hear that you can, in fact, own a saltwater swim spa. In the article below, we will explain the difference between a traditional chlorine and a saltwater system so that you know all the facts before you decide which type will best suit your needs.
If you have decided to buy a swim spa, you probably have a number of questions, including whether or not your swim spa needs a fence. While each municipality can have different regulations, in many cases, most are similar. In the article below, we will discuss what you can expect to prepare for as far as fencing the area surrounding your new swim spa.
If you have sensitive skin, you may have wondered if hot tub jets cause bruising or if they can hurt. While it would be very unlikely that spa jets would ever cause an actual bruise, it is possible that they may cause discomfort. This can be for a number of reasons ranging from cheap hot tubs to personal preferences. In the article below, we will review what you need to know to ensure that you have a comfortable hot tub experience and how hot tubs can actually help heal bruises.
If you are wondering what garden hot tubs are, they’re simply outdoor, self-contained portable spas. Outdoor hot tubs can be placed anywhere in your backyard provided that there is a flat, supportive surface but many people choose to place them in their garden for aesthetic purposes, hence the name garden hot tubs.
Swim spas are rapidly gaining in popularity as urban backyards are shrinking and people have less time to want to maintain a traditional swimming pool. One question that people often have when considering buying a swim spa is if swim spas are noisy due to their motorized current. In the article below, we will explain how a swim spa works and what you can expect the noise level to be.
While most people will assume that a hot tub is heavy, many wonder just how heavy they actually are. Even an empty hot tub will weigh hundreds of pounds and once filled with water and bathers, that number skyrockets. It is important to understand just how heavy a hot tub is to make sure that it is properly installed on an adequate foundation and that you never attempt to move it without proper help.
Have you ever wondered if hot tubs dehydrate you? The water in hot tubs is typically kept at around 100 degrees, although they can reach up to 104 degrees. Because of the high heat, your body sweats, which can in fact eventually dehydrate you. Provided that proper precautions are taken when using a hot tub, you have nothing to worry about. It is recommended that you do not soak for longer than 20 minutes at a time and not use a hot tub if you are under the influence of alcohol, on prescription medication or are pregnant.
While the warm water of a hot tub makes it the ideal escape to relax and unwind at the end of the day, its water temperature is also an ideal place for germs to grow and bacteria to flourish. To keep hot tub water clean and sanitary, there is an assortment of recommended chemicals to use as well as a recommended frequency for testing your water to monitor the chemical levels.
The pH level of your hot tub water is one of the most important aspects of water balance for your spa. pH is what measures exactly how basic or acidic your water is and if not within the proper range, there is a risk that your hot tub equipment can become damaged or that bathers may experience skin or eye irritation.
If you are considering buying a swim spa, you may be wondering how hot do swim spas get? Is the water as warm as a hot tub usually is? While a swim spa can, in fact, be heated to the same temperature as a hot tub, often the water is preferred when it is at a cooler temperature.