Not everyone enjoys having a swim spa outside. Whether you prefer having more privacy or do not want to have to exercise in the snow or rain, you may have wondered if you can put a swim spa indoors. Swim spas can be great installed inside or in a sunroom, however, there are some different factors that you need to consider first, especially with ventilation. In the article below, we will discuss what you need to plan for with indoor swim spa installations.
After your hot tub has been used for a while or perhaps after a hot tub party, you may notice that the water looks cloudy. While some people may wonder if cloudy hot tub water is safe and if they can skip cleaning for another day, the answer is no. The water in your hot tub should always be sanitary and crystal clear. If it isn’t, it means that there is a problem.
If you have just started considering the idea of purchasing a hot tub, you might be wondering how do outdoor hot tubs work? Plenty of landscaping magazines and Instagram posts show pictures of outdoor hot tubs surrounded by lush landscaping, but how is everything connected? In the article below, we will explain how outdoor hot tubs work.
When thinking about hot tubs, almost immediately the image of warm, bubbly water comes to mind. Hot tub jets are the key component for delivering a soothing and therapeutic massage experience that hot tubs are so famous for. But not all hot tub jets are created equal or work the same. In the article below, we will explain how do hot tub jets actually work and when shopping for a hot tub what to look out for.
If you have recently purchased a hot tub you may be wondering what you can expect for ongoing monthly running costs. Electricity and chemicals are the two main cost factors, with the water chemicals typically costing about $20 a month. Electricity costs can vary based on your local rate, time of day being used and other usage habits, but typically if you have purchased an energy efficient hot tub, the increase in your electric bill should only be about $1 or so per day
We’re often asked, “Can you really swim in a swim spa?” The fact is, a swim spa is the best of both worlds. It gives you a place to sit, relax and soak your body in warm massaging water, but it also gives you the ability to get some exercise while practicing your stroke. A swim spa is basically a larger version of a hot tub with some exciting extra features. Similar to a hot tub it has areas for sitting and jets that propel the water. However, those jets (or other propulsion methods) can be used to create such a strong current that you’re able to swim against it while remaining in place. For this reason, a swim spa has to be much larger than your average hot tub but still remains smaller than your average swimming pool. In this article, we’ll go over some of the benefits of a swim spa.
Many people decide to choose a swim spa over a swimming pool or hot tub because of the flexibility it provides. Not only will you be able to get in a good swimming workout, but you’ll also be able to soak and massage your muscles afterward as well. When it comes to figuring out what is the best swim spa on the market, you’ll need to ask yourself some questions. To help you figure out what to look for, we’ve come up with a list of considerations you should keep in mind during your decision-making process.
Everyone can understand the comfort provided when using a hot tub on a cold day, but what happens when the outdoor temperatures are soaring? Can you use a hot tub in the summer? We believe you can (and should!) use a hot tub all year round. For this article we’ve come up with some ideas for those who want to use their hot tub in the warmer months, but without overheating or becoming too uncomfortable.
When buying a hot tub, you will probably come across models that have different types of electrical capacities. There are 110-volt plug and play models and 220-volt models that require some electrical work to be carried out. The main difference between the two is that a 110-volt model will plug into a regular electrical outlet whereas a 220-volt model will require a specialized outlet. This specialized outlet is known as a hot tub disconnect and will allow the tub to draw more power to heat the water faster. The extra power will also let the user run the hot tub jets on high while heating the water, something not possible with the plug and play models. We’ve written this article to get further into the question of, “What is a hot tub disconnect?”
If you have been shopping for a hot tub, you may have heard about hot tub cover lifters and a number of other accessories. Wondering what is a hot tub cover lifter? Simply put, a hot tub cover lifter lets you quickly and easily take off and replace your hot tub cover. You may be wondering why this is such a frequently mentioned accessory and while yes, you can totally live without it, having a hot tub cover lifter just makes it so simple to be enjoying your hot tub in just a matter of seconds. There is no question that you will use it more.