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What is the Difference Between a Hot Tub and a Jacuzzi

What is the Difference Between a Hot Tub and a Jacuzzi?

You’ll often hear people use the words hot tub and Jacuzzi interchangeably but have you ever wondered what is the difference between a hot tub and a Jacuzzi? Technically, there is a difference. While all Jacuzzis are hot tubs, not all hot tubs are Jacuzzis. This is because Jacuzzi is a trademarked brand of hot tubs, pool products and more. We’ll explain more about the different terms below.
2/26/2020
Does a Hot Tub Make You Tired

Does a Hot Tub Make You Tired?

It has been estimated that almost 1 in 5 adults suffer from some type of sleep disruption. Whether it is difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently at night or full-blown insomnia, sleep disorders bring a number of negative outcomes such as taking medication, accidents, missing time from work and more. Interestingly, there is a natural way that can help you sleep. If you have ever wondered does a hot tub make you tired, the answer is yes. Here’s why.
2/24/2020
How to Exercise in the Pool Without Swimming

How to Exercise in the Pool Without Swimming

Many people love to workout in a pool but not necessarily by swimming laps. Aquacise or aqua fitness is a growing trend and for good reason. It offers an exceptional workout that is low impact and easy on joints. While many people just simply do not have the space to install an inground swimming pool in their backyard, a swim spa is an alternative that can work in even the smallest of spaces. Equipped with a water current that allows users to swim in place without having to constantly turn around and do laps. Swim spas also are the perfect spot to perform aquatic fitness as the water depth is ideal for standing and there are a number of accessories available to diversify your workout routine. Here are some of the ways to exercise in the pool without swimming.
2/21/2020
Can You Swim Laps in a 30 Foot Pool?

Can You Swim Laps in a 30 Foot Pool?

If you are looking to get a great workout and swim laps in your very own backyard pool, you’ll probably start thinking about what size pool you need. For swimming laps, ideally, you would want a length of 60-75 feet with a width of about 6 feet. If your outdoor space is small, you may be wondering if you can swim laps in a 30-foot pool. While it is possible to accommodate exercising with this size, it can be less desirable from the constant turning around when swimming laps.
2/18/2020
What Size Pool for a Family of 4

What Size Pool for a Family of 4?

Swim spas have become a popular alternative to full-sized swimming pools due to their economy of size, diversity in function and their lower price point. Once you’ve decided that a swim spa is the best alternative for your family you’ll need to figure out an appropriate size. What size pool for a family of 4 will depend on the space you have, how you plan on using it as well as your body type. In this article, we’ll go through these considerations to help you make the right decision for your family.
2/11/2020
What Size Should a Backyard Pool Be

What Size Should a Backyard Pool Be?

Once you’ve decided that you want to install a backyard pool you’ll be faced with a lot of questions. What size should a backyard pool be? Would you be better served by an above ground pool or a swim spa? What needs to be done to prepare the area for installation? To help you answer these questions we’ve come up with an article that will allow you to think through your decision-making process and ensure you end up with the pool that’s ideal for you.
2/6/2020
Is a Small Pool Easier to Maintain

Is a Small Pool Easier to Maintain?

Owning your own swimming pool is amazing. You can swim whenever you want without the need for traveling, paying admission or dealing with crowds of people. But if you ask swimming pool owners about any disadvantages of owning a swimming pool, you’ll often hear that cleaning and water maintenance are the most disliked jobs. Is there any possibility of getting around the work associated with keeping a full-sized pool clean? Is a small pool easier to maintain? If you talk to swim spa owners, you’ll find that the smaller body of water requires much less work. In this article we’ll show how maintaining a swim spa is less hassle than keeping a full-sized swimming pool running.
2/4/2020
Why Close a Pool in Winter

Why Close a Pool in Winter?

Many people who live in areas with cold winters believe that a swimming pool might not be worth the investment. If you can only use the pool for a few months out of the year, then how is it worth it? But why close a pool in winter? Why not use it year-round? The fact is that full-sized swimming pools have too much water to keep properly heated to prevent freezing when the temperatures drop. But there is an answer for those with colder climates who want to swim all year round. That answer is a swim spa.
1/30/2020
Is it OK to Hot Tub Every Day

Is it OK to Hot Tub Every Day?

For those who are looking into the possibility of buying a hot tub, a very common question is, “Is it okay to hot tub every day?” The answer to that question is that it’s absolutely okay to enjoy your hot tub every day. In fact, using your hot tub on a daily basis can have many benefits which we’ll describe in this article. But some people worry that they’ll begin to use their hot tub less and less as the novelty wears off. While it’s true that ensuring you use your hot tub regularly may take a little practice, but once you get into the habit, you may find it very hard to shake. We’ll go over some of the things that you can do to make the most of your hot tub experience.
1/27/2020
What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Hot Tub

What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Hot Tub?

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and buy a hot tub! We often hear the question from people who are in the market, “What is the best time of year to buy a hot tub?” It’s a valid query because hot tubs might seem to be on sale almost all the time. But really, the very best time to buy a hot tubis after you’ve done your research, have the money available to spend and are ready to go through the installation process. Beyond that we’ve come up with a few pointers that could help you get a good deal on your new purchase.
1/24/2020
Is Sitting in a Hot Tub Healthy

Is Sitting in a Hot Tub Healthy?

People use hot tubs for a wide variety of reasons. Some people use them to relax. Many athletes use them for therapeutic purposes. Other people use them as a centre for social activity. But is sitting in a hot tub healthy? As long as the water is fresh and clean there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. In this article, we’ll go over several of the health benefits related to soaking in a hot tub.
1/20/2020
How Many Years Does an Outdoor Hot Tub Last?

How Many Years Does an Outdoor Hot Tub Last?

When it comes to the significant investment you need to make to purchase a hot tub, you’ll want to know approximately how long it will last. How many years does an outdoor hot tub last? As we’ll see below it’s dependent on many variables, but hot tubs can last anywhere from five to 20 years. The main factors involved with hot tub longevity are its quality and the care and maintenance you provide. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of tips and to help make the most of your hot tub.
1/14/2020
What Hot Tub Has the Most Jets

What Hot Tub Has the Most Jets?

If you’re trying to determine the difference between a hot tub and a tub full of hot water, you’ll ultimately realize the main characteristic that differentiates the two is the jets. Jets are what give hot tubs their characteristic swirling and bubbling water. They’re what provides the relaxing massage and makes a hot tub experience more than a simple hot bath. When people are in the market for a hot tub, they often ask the question of what hot tub has the most jets. And while this may seem like a legitimate question, a large number of jets doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be getting a quality hot tub.
1/6/2020
Can You Leave Swim Spa Uncovered in Winter

Can You Leave Swim Spa Uncovered in Winter?

Swim spas are highly versatile units that allow their users to swim as if they’re in a full-sized swimming pool and soak like they’re in a relaxing hot tub. Compared with a full-sized swimming pool, the compact size and the smaller volume of water in a swim spa allows them to be kept warm enough to use all year round. However, if you plan on using your swim spa in the winter there are some precautions you’ll need to take. We’re often asked questions such as, “Can you leave swim spa uncovered winter?” “What should I do to prepare my swim spa for winter? or “What temperature should I keep my water at in the winter?” In this article, we’ll answer all those questions and more.
12/30/2019
What is Considered a Small Pool Size

What is Considered a Small Pool Size?

Almost anyone who loves swimming has at some point fantasized about having a swimming pool installed in their own backyard. But in this day and age of urban density and a soaring cost of living, things like space and finances may be so limited that the backyard swimming pool dream seems unattainable. But if you looked into smaller pools you might learn that there’s an option that can fit both your backyard and your budget. We hear you asking, “what is considered a small pool size?” so we’ve come up with an article that offers you some options.
12/23/2019
How to Use a Swim Spa Year Round

How to Use a Swim Spa Year Round

Do you love the idea of swimming in your backyard? But are you bummed out that you live in an area that experiences more winter than it does summer? There is a solution for swimmers who would love the ability to swim in their backyard but suffer from long, harsh winters. Want to learn how to use a pool year-round? Maybe it’s time to see what swim spas have to offer.
12/17/2019
How Exercise Pools Work

How Exercise Pools Work?

Most enthusiastic swimmers have dreamt of owning their own pool at some point in their life. What could be better than stepping out into your backyard and hopping straight into your own swimming pool? No need to drive to the local recreation centre or worry about coordinating the entire family’s schedule. But maybe your finances aren’t quite able to match the cost of a full-sized swimming pool. Or maybe there’s not enough room to install one in your house or backyard. This is where an exercise pool can make a great alternative. Cheaper and smaller than a full-sized or lap pool but still able to provide you with exercise and relaxation, an exercise pool could make a great addition to your family. Wondering how exercise pools work? Read more to find out.

12/11/2019
What Pool Exercise Burns the Most Calories

What Pool Exercise Burns the Most Calories?

Swim spas are great for exercising in a small space. The adjustable current allows swimmers to choose their ideal pace while the shallow water allows for other types of non-swimming exercises to be performed as well. For those who are looking to lose weight, having access to a swim spa can be a terrific motivator. But what pool exercise burns the most calories? There are several different swimming strokes and a plethora of other types of water exercises that can raise the heart rate and produce a sweat, but if you’re looking to drop weight as fast as possible, what should you concentrate on? In this article, we’ll go over the most common swimming strokes and compare them with other exercises to determine the best way to burn calories.
12/9/2019
What’s the Difference Between Hot Tub and Spa

What’s the Difference Between Hot Tub and Spa?

You may have noticed that many people, companies, and marketers will interchange the words hot tub and spa when speaking about the same thing. They’re usually referring to hydrotherapeutic tanks of hot water. Apparently, what they aren’t referring to is when you fill your bathtub up for a nice hot bath even though you could argue that’s a hot tub as well. Also, they’re apparently not referring to your local hotel, sporting facility or vacation destination that offers massages, facial treatments and various pools of water for relaxation and pampering. Even though these places are often referred to as spas. So what’s the difference between hot tuband spa? It may not be an easy task, but in this article, we’ll try to figure it out.
12/6/2019
How Level Does Hot Tub Need to Be

How Level Does Hot Tub Need to Be?

If you have recently purchased a hot tub and are waiting for your installation date, you may be wondering how level does a hot tub need to be? There are a number of reasons why it is essential for a hot tub to be level including for bather’s safety as well as ensuring the longevity of your spa. Keep reading below to find out why it is so important to have a level, sturdy base for your hot tub as well as some recommendations for site preparation.
12/3/2019
How is a Hot Tub Good for You

How is a Hot Tub Good for You?

There are a number of reasons why people choose to invest in a hot tub, including having their own personal relaxation oasis or as a way to spend more quality time with family. While most people are aware that hot tubs do have some health benefits, not everyone is aware of exactly how a hot tub is good for you. In the article below, we will share some of the top reasons why.
11/29/2019
What Makes a Good Hot Tub

What Makes a Good Hot Tub?

There are a number of important factors to consider when shopping for a hot tub. From the number of seats, to how many jets and what type of filtration system is used, choosing the best hot tub for your family may seem a bit overwhelming.

When hot tub shopping, there are several key specifications to consider ensuring that you select the best model for both your needs and budget. In the article below, we will review what you should look for in order to make your decision.

11/26/2019
Can a Swim Spa Be Salt Water?

How Is a Swim Spa Heated?

If you’re shopping around for some sort of home-based recreational water activities, you might think you’d have to choose between a swimming pool or a hot tub. But there is another option available and that’s the swim spa. To understand the differences between swim spas, swimming pools and hot tubs we’ve come up with an article dedicated to the nuances of swim spas. We’ll answer questions such as “What is a swim spa?” “How is a swim spa heated?” and more.
11/21/2019
Can you put a swim spa on a deck?

What is a Hydrotherapy Swimming Pool?

For many people, a swimming pool is simply a place to get some exercise, splash around and have some fun in the water. For those who are looking for something a little more relaxing, a hot tub can be a great place to warm up and receive a hot water massage while releasing stress and tension. However, there is a third option that allows you to combine these two forms of aquatic recreation while providing something that’s much more therapeutic. You don’t have to forego exercise or relaxation with a swim spa and you’ll also have access to the added benefit of hydrotherapy. What is a hydrotherapy swimming pool/swim spa and how is it better than a regular swimming pool or a hot tub? We’ll explain below.
11/18/2019
Are Hot Tub and Pool Chemicals the Same

Are Hot Tub and Pool Chemicals the Same?

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you might own both a swimming pool and a hot tub. That said, being a proud owner of both, you’ll know that you need to keep an eye on the water chemistry and make sure the levels of pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and more are kept in balance. Failure to do so can result in water that can damage components and make it very uncomfortable for bathers. If you’ve ever compared the chemicals you add to your pool with the ones you add to your hot tub, you might have noticed that they contain virtually the same ingredients. But are hot and pool chemicals the same? The fact is that they are not. In this article, we’ll go over the differences between the two and explain why you shouldn’t mix and match these chemical additives.
11/12/2019
What Causes Hot Tub Bubbles

What Causes Hot Tub Bubbles?

Having a bubble bath might be desirable if you’re in your bathtub and want to add some luxury to your soak. But having bubbles in your hot tub is not something you should be aiming for. Excessive foam and bubbles in a hot tub usually mean that something is out of balance and the water isn’t quite right. What causes hot tub bubbles? In this article, we’ll go over the various explanations of why there might be bubbles and foam in your hot tub and what you can do to rectify the situation.

11/7/2019
Will a Hot Tub Help a Sprained Ankle

Will a Hot Tub Help a Sprained Ankle?

Although you probably didn’t think about it when you originally purchased your hot tub, you have a very powerful healing machine available to you if you ever become injured. For example, if you’ve twisted your foot, will a hot tub help a sprained ankle? You should really consult a doctor if you’ve suffered a serious injury, but you might find that your hot tub could play a role in your recovery. To help hot tub owners understand if and when they can use their hot tub to help recover from an injury, we’ve come up with an article that goes over what can and should be done.
10/30/2019
What is a Hot Tub Blower

What is a Hot Tub Blower?

Most people like to use their hot tub to turn off and relax. However, there are others who become contemplative in their hot tubs and begin to wonder about the inner workings of such a fabulous piece of equipment. This article has been written for those who like to know how things work and how to make them better. There are many components of a hot tub that need to work in synchronicity to create the relaxing environment it’s known for. One of the more obscure components found in many hot tubs is the hot tub blower. What is a hot tub blower? We’ve come up with an article to help you find out.
10/22/2019
Which Swim Spa is the Best

Which Swim Spa is the Best?

With so many different styles and options available for swim spas, it can be hard to know what to look for and which swim spa is the best. There are a few really important features that you should always consider when buying a swim spa in order to find the best one to suit your needs. In the article below, we will discuss what factors to consider before buying a swim spa and some recommendations for which models are the best in today’s market.
10/18/2019
How do Exercise Pools Work

How do Exercise Pools Work?

Exercise pools or swim spas are the perfect way to get a challenging workout in the comfort of your own home. While they are often known for swimming, spa spas are truly all-in-one- aquatic training machines. To find out more about how these exercise pools work, keep reading below.
10/15/2019
What is the Biggest Swim Spa

What is the Biggest Swim Spa?

Swim spas have rapidly increased in popularity in recent years as an alternative for many people that do not have the space or time for a traditional in-ground swimming pool. While there are some extremely compact models on the market, you may be surprised at just how large and comfortable a swim spa can be. Keep reading below to find out more about standard sizes and what the biggest swim spa is.
10/11/2019
Are Swim Spas Worth the Money

Are Swim Spas Worth the Money?

Investing in a swim spa is a significant decision which can often lead people to wonder, are swim spas worth the money? The answer itself depends on your lifestyle and needs. Some people are attracted to the numerous health and wellness features they offer and others like the convenience they provide. No matter what your reason is, installing a swim spa does typically add value to your home and increase your property appeal, which makes it a sound investment.
10/8/2019
Are Hot Tubs Healthy

Are Hot Tubs Healthy?

There are many benefits to owning a hot tub. A hot tub can bring your friends and family closer together by giving you a place to relax, hang out and enjoy each others’ company. They can also be used as a place of meditation by providing solitude and alone time. Some people use their hot tubs as a place for physical activity by treating it as a type of home gym. Hot tubs can also provide relief from a number of health issues. For those who are asking the question, “Are hot tubs healthy?” we’ve come up with a list of ways a hot tub can be used to improve your health.
10/4/2019
How Close Can a Hot Tub Be to My House?

How to Measure a Hot Tub Cover?

Before you buy a new cover for your hot tub, you need to know how to measure it. You need to be sure that it fits properly, so it is important to always double-check your measurements. Keep reading below to learn the 4 steps of measuring a hot tub as well as extra tips for different cover shapes.
9/30/2019
Can You Finance a Swim Spa

Can You Finance a Swim Spa?

If you have heard about what a swim spa is, then you are familiar with the amazing hydrotherapy benefits it offers along with it being a complete all-in-one-aquatic centre for the entire family. Perfect as a year-round pool, the added benefits of relief from aches and pains and being able to get a fantastic, challenging swim workout without having to leave your own home sounds almost too good to be true.
9/27/2019
When to Install an Inground Pool

When to Install an Inground Pool?

Buying and installing an inground swim spa pool is a significant investment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. While there is absolutely no doubt that you and your family will receive years of enjoyment, when it comes to installing a pool, you want to make sure you have planned the entire process so it works best for your schedule and budget. While your swim spa dealer can help guide you through the steps of what the installation will cost and how long it should take to complete an inground swim spa pool install, many people do still wonder if there is a certain time of year that is best to plan for.
9/23/2019
How to Exercise in a Pool

How to Exercise in a Pool

For anyone looking for an effective, year-round aquatic workout, a swim spa pool is an ideal option. Due to its compact size, insulation, and heat-retaining capability, it can still be used even during the coldest days of winter. While the swim current of a swim spa is great for providing a challenging swim workout without having to turn around and do laps, there are a number of other ways for how to exercise in a pool to change up your workout routine.
9/20/2019
How Much Hot Tub Do I Need

How Much Hot Tub Do I Need?

If you’re in the market for a new hot tub you’re probably asking yourself, “How much hot tub do I need?” Getting the answer to this question right can mean the difference between a hot tub that gets an appropriate amount of use and one that doesn’t get used at all. After all, you don’t want to end up with a hot tub that doesn’t fit you and your family properly. On the other hand, if you get one that’s too big, you’ll be paying to run all that extra space that’s not getting used. To help you with your decision we’ve come up with a list of considerations that you might want to take into account when looking at potential buys.
9/16/2019
Why Does My Hot Tub Go Cloudy

Why Does My Hot Tub Go Cloudy?

Why does my hot tub water go cloudy? This is one of the most common questions coming out of the mouths of hot tub owners. And it’s a legitimate question. Cloudy hot tub water can signal a wide variety of problems. Attending to the symptoms of cloudy water can make your hot tub experience much safer and more enjoyable. In this article, we’ll go over some things to look at if you find your water doesn’t look quite right.
9/12/2019
Can Hot Tubs Be Cold in Summer

Can Hot Tubs Be Cold in Summer?

Hot tubs have long been known as an ideal place to relax in warm, bubbling water. Warm water plays an important role in various types of hydrotherapy by increasing blood circulation, reducing blood pressure and improving sleep patterns. But what happens in the middle of the summer when the weather gets unbearably hot? Soaking in warm water may not seem like such an attractive proposition.  Can hot tubs be cold in summer? Is there any way to use this small body of water to cool you off when the thermometer is reaching its peak? Keep reading below to find out!
9/10/2019
How to Keep Hot Tub Water Crystal Clear

How to Keep Hot Tub Water Crystal Clear

To ensure your hot tub soaks are refreshing, healthy and safe you need to make sure your hot tub water is clean. Murky, cloudy and green water is not only unappealing, but it could also cause problems for bathers’ skin. However, you can easily learn how to keep hot tub water crystal clear and make your hot tub bathing experience a positive one. In this article, we provide a series of tips that will help you keep your hot tub water clean and refreshing.
9/5/2019
Can Hot Tubs Help You Lose Weight

Can Hot Tubs Help You Lose Weight?

Many headlines these days purport that society is facing an obesity epidemic.  This has caused the media to be inundated with weight loss methods, diets and exercise regimes that proclaim to reduce one’s weight.  Some of them work while some of them are completely outlandish.  Even the hot tub industry is not immune from making extravagant claims.  Can hot tubs help you lose weight?
8/30/2019
Want to save money on your hot tub bill? Find out how to run your hot tub economically here.

How to Run a Hot Tub Economically

For those who are planning to install a new hot tub, they may be initially wondering how much it will cost to run.  There are several factors that will determine the actual dollar amount that you’ll need to budget for, but there are also several methods for ensuring you don’t end up paying much more than necessary.  To help potential and new hot tub owners run their hot tub without breaking the bank, we’ve come up with an article with tips on how to run a hot tub economically.
8/28/2019
How are Swim Spas Heated?

How are Swim Spas Heated?

If you’re considering installing a swim spa on your property you may have some questions about how they work, how much they cost to run or how are swim spas heated.  For those who aren’t familiar with swim spas, an easy explanation is that they are a compact tank of water that generates a powerful current to swim against.  This allows the swimmer to stay in place while practicing their stroke and means they never reach the end of the tank and have to turn around as they would while swimming laps in a regular pool.  Besides the compact size of the swim spa, there is the added bonus of being able to use it like a hot tub by simply turning up the water temperature.  Some swim spas even have a separate tank to allow swimming and hot tubbing to take place at the same time.
8/23/2019
How Much Electricity Does a Swim Spa Use

How Much Electricity Does a Swim Spa Use?

For those considering buying a swim spa for the first time, they may have concerns about how much it will cost to run.  A swim spa will obviously increase the amount of water you use.  Keeping that water heated and generating a current strong enough to swim against will also result in a higher electric bill.  So how much electricity does a swim spa use?  In this article, we’ll go over the various factors that will increase your use of electricity and give you tips on how to keep this energy use to a minimum.

8/20/2019
How Do Swim Spas Work

How Do Swim Spas Work?

Swim spas have become an incredibly popular choice for homeowners that are looking for a space-saving option that still packs the same benefits of having a swimming pool and more. While a swim spa does look somewhat like a smaller version of a pool merged with a hot tub, many people are still wondering how do swim spas work? In the article below, we will explain so that you can see if a swim spa may be the right choice for your lifestyle and family.
8/16/2019
How to Clean Swim Spa Filters

How to Clean Swim Spa Filters

As a swim spa owner, there are certain maintenance tasks that you need to stay on top of to keep your spa running optimally. Aside from keeping the spa water sanitary and clean, one of the most important tasks is keeping your filter clean. As filter cartridges collect dirt and debris, they need to be kept clean in order to maintain their filtration efficiency. To find out what steps are involved in cleaning your filter cartridges, keep reading below.
8/14/2019
Can Hot Tubs Be Installed Indoors

Can Hot Tubs Be Installed Indoors?

If you have ever wondered if hot tubs can be installed indoors, the answer is that, yes, they sure can. Indoor hot tub installations are a bit more complicated than setting up an outdoor hot tub, but this just means that a bit of planning and consideration of a few factors is needed. Indoor hot tubs do have many advantages including complete privacy, a controlled climate, and ease of year-round use.
8/9/2019
How Much Will a Hot Tub Raise My Electric Bill

How Much Will a Hot Tub Raise My Electric Bill?

If you are considering purchasing a hot tub, how much it will cost to run it has likely crossed your mind. While most quality hot tub models are energy efficient, many people will ask their dealer ‘How much will a hot tub raise my electric bill?’ While it can be difficult to provide a specific answer as several factors are involved including the hot tub brand, model, where you reside and what your local utility rates are, below we will give you some guidelines for what you can expect.
8/7/2019
Do I Need a Concrete Pad for a Swim Spa

Do I Need a Concrete Pad for a Swim Spa?

Swim spas are becoming more popular among urban dwellers for the simple fact that they save on money, space, and maintenance when compared with a full-sized swimming pool.  They can also double as a hot tub with many models featuring dual tanks to allow swimming and soaking to occur simultaneously.  But what things do you need to keep in mind when installing a swim spa?  We’ve often heard the question, “Do I need a concrete pad for swim spa?” so we’ve come up with an article explaining the different types of bases that can be used during swim spa installation.
7/31/2019
How Hot Does a Swim Spa Get

How Hot Does a Swim Spa Get?

For those who can’t (or don’t want to) deal with the price tag or space considerations of a full-sized swimming pool but want something more than a simple hot tub or lap pool, swim spas are a great alternative.  It’s not surprising that a lot of people still aren’t quite sure exactly what swim spas are.  We get a lot of questions about them.  This includes the amount of space they require, how they work, how hot does a swim spa get and many more.  In this article, we’ll go over the basics of a swim spa to shine more light on this ever-growing sector.
7/26/2019
How to determine if a deck can support a hot tub

How to Determine if a Deck Can Support a Hot Tub

Congratulations on deciding to buy yourself a hot tub!  You can look forward to many relaxing moments with your friends and family in warm, bubbling waters that will soothe away your aches, pains, and worries.  But before you get to that point, you’ll need to decide where to install the hot tub.  Most people envision a hot tub surrounded by a deck, furnished with outdoor furniture and a barbecue.  But will your deck be able to support the weight of a newly installed hot tub?  In this article, we’ll go over some of the calculations necessary for how to determine if a deck can support a hot tub.
7/23/2019
Can You Put Pool Chemicals in a Hot Tub

Can You Put Pool Chemicals in a Hot Tub?

If you own both a hot tub and a swimming pool, you’ll surely also own a hefty stack of chemical additives.  If you’ve casually looked at these chemicals, you might think there’s no difference between hot tub chemicals and swimming pool chemicals.  However, if you look closer, you’ll notice that the swimming pool chemicals come in much higher concentrations than those made for the hot tub.  For this reason, if you’re asking the question, “Can you put pool chemicals in a hot tub?” you’ll understand why the answer is an emphatic, “No.”  To expand on this subject, we’ve come up with a list of differences between swimming pools and hot tubs that underline this point.
7/19/2019
How Does a Swim Spa Work

How Does a Swim Spa Work?

If you have ever wished that there was such a thing as a swimming pool and hot tub combined into one, you will be thrilled to learn that this product has actually existed for a number of years and is called a swim spa. So, how does a swim spa work and what does it look like? Keep reading below to find out.
7/16/2019
What Is the Deepest Swim Spa?

What Is the Deepest Swim Spa?

Although swim spas have been around for about four decades, many people are just beginning to learn about them and their benefits. As backyard are shrinking, gyms with pool memberships are getting more expensive and people’s daily schedules get more hectic, having a way to get a challenging swim workout without having to leave home is an incredibly appealing option.
7/12/2019
Can I Put a Hot Tub in an Apartment

Can I Put a Hot Tub in an Apartment?

If you own a condo or are renting your residence, you may be wondering if you are able to put a hot tub in your living space. While it certainly can be possible, there are a number of considerations that need to take place to ensure that your apartment is able to support and handle a hot tub. Keep reading below to find out exactly what you need to know about installing a hot tub in your condo or apartment.
7/10/2019
Where Can I Buy Hot Tub Chemicals?

Where Can I Buy Hot Tub Chemicals?

If you have recently purchased a hot tub, you may be wondering where you can buy hot tub chemicals. While the dealer that you purchased your hot tub from most likely has a hearty stock of all chemicals and supplies that you need, it can be good to know where else you can get your supplies from if you are in a pinch or prefer ordering online. Keep reading below to learn about what tips you should know about buying hot tub chemicals.
7/4/2019
Can Hydrotherapy Help Sciatica?

Can Hydrotherapy Help Sciatica?

Sciatica is the common term for the medical symptom known as lumbar radiculopathy.  It occurs when the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body which runs from the hips to the feet, is inflamed.  This can cause shooting pains, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the lower back, buttocks, backs of legs, feet, and toes.  These sensations can last from several weeks to much longer periods of time.  It’s thought that sciatica may be caused by back problems such as slipped discs when a bone in the back slides out of position (spondylolisthesis) or a narrowing of the spine that affects the nerves (spinal stenosis.)
7/2/2019
How Are Hot Tubs Built?

How Are Hot Tubs Built?

Have you ever wondered how exactly a hot tub is built? There are actually quite a few steps involved. From deciding on the design to putting on the final finishing touches, building a hot tub requires a team of highly skilled experts. If you are curious as to what the process is for building a Hydropool hot tub, keep reading below.
6/27/2019
How to Lower Hot Tub pH

How to Lower Hot Tub pH

Hot tubs do require a certain degree of maintenance and keeping the water properly balanced and sanitary is one of the most important routine tasks that an owner needs to stay on top of. When the water in a hot tub becomes unbalanced or too alkaline, the water conditions quickly deteriorate. When the water becomes too alkaline, the pH level increases and you will need an acid chemical that will be capable of lowering both the pH and alkalinity.
6/25/2019
Where Can I Buy Swim Spa Accessories?

Where Can I Buy Swim Spa Accessories?

If you have recently purchased a swim spa, you may be wondering where you can buy swim spa accessories. Typically, the dealer you purchased your swim spa from will carry a wide range of accessories and you can also buy them online from your manufacturer. Some people are surprised about just how many swim spa accessories are available on the market. In the article below, we will look at some of the most popular ones.
6/21/2019
How Much Space Do You Need for a Swim Spa?

How Much Space Do You Need for a Swim Spa?

Swim spas are increasing in popularity largely due to their compact sizes, making them perfect for smaller backyards and spaces. But how much space do you need for a swim spa? The smallest models available are around 10 feet in length and 7 feet wide. That being said, you still need some space to spare surrounding your swim spa so that bathers can easily get in and out. To find out more about what you should consider when deciding how much space you have and what size swim spa to get, keep reading below.
6/17/2019
What Hot Tub Should I Buy?

What Hot Tub Should I Buy?

When you’ve finally made the decision to buy a hot tub you may find yourself bewildered by the array of choices.  Hot tubs have been around for long enough that it seems there are more models to choose from than there are types of dish soap or soda pop.  We often get asked, “What hot tub should I buy?”  Ultimately it will be a personal choice, but we’ve come up with an article that will go over various questions you should keep in mind when deciding where to spend your money.  Read on to learn more.

6/14/2019
Is a Hot Tub Good After a Workout?

Is a Hot Tub Good After a Workout?

Spending time in a hot tub can be relaxing, stress alleviating and a welcoming relief for sore, tired and aching muscles.  Therefore it would seem to make intuitive sense that jumping in the hot tub after strenuous exercise would be a great way to finish your workout.  But is a hot tub good after a workout?  Read more to learn about the benefits and dangers of post-workout hot tubbing.
6/12/2019
Are Hot Tubs Good for Your Health

Are Hot Tubs Good for Your Health?

Not only are hot tubs a great place for relaxing in warm, bubbling waters, but they can also provide many other benefits as well.  Hot tubs are great for socializing and can act as a catalyst for becoming closer with family and friends.  As a place of relaxation that can be used in almost every weather condition, they can also help you connect with the outdoors.  Hot tubs are a great place to watch the sunrise or sunset and contemplate the moon and the stars.  Hot tubs can also become an instrument of hydrotherapy - the practice of using water for healing or pain relief purposes.  Are hot tubs good for your health?  In this article, we’ll go over a list of potential health benefits derived from using your hot tub on a regular basis.
6/10/2019
Can a Swim Spa be Used as a Hot Tub?

Why Can a Swim Spa be Used as a Hot Tub

If you have been considering the idea of buying either a hot tub or swimming pool, you may have wished that there was an option that was the best of both worlds. There actually is and the unit is called a swim spa. Compact and designed to deliver an excellent swim and fitness workout, these are quickly gaining in popularity across the county. When learning more about swim spas, people often wonder if a swim spa can be used as a hot tub as well. The great news is that with most models, it can which is why it truly is a great blend of both the features of a lap pool and hot tub.
6/6/2019
What Is the Largest Swim Spa?

What Is the Largest Swim Spa?

While swim spas are known for the compact designs, we are often asked about what the largest swim spa is available. Hydropool has two models that feature one of the largest swim spa areas on the market, both being 19 feet in length. The AquaSport and AquaTrainer are both split models, meaning that one end features a hot tub area.
6/3/2019
What Does a Swim Spa Actually Look Like?

What Does a Swim Spa Actually Look Like?

If you have been looking for a way to combine fun and fitness, you have probably heard about a swim spa. But you may be unsure of what a swim spa actually looks like based on its description. Although it has similarities to both a traditional swimming pool and hot tub, it is a very different unit. Keep reading below to find out what you need to know about swim spas.
5/29/2019
Can You Put a Swim Spa Indoors?

Can You Put a Swim Spa Indoors?

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.
5/22/2019
Is Cloudy Hot Tub Water Safe?

Is Cloudy Hot Tub Water Safe?

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.
5/16/2019
How Do Outdoor Hot Tubs Work?

How Do Outdoor Hot Tubs Work?

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.
5/13/2019
How Do Hot Tub Jets Actually Work?

How Do Hot Tub Jets Actually 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.
5/10/2019
What Do Hot Tubs Cost to Run?

What Do Hot Tubs Cost to Run?

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
5/6/2019
Can You Really Swim in A Swim Spa?

Can You Really Swim in A Swim Spa?

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.
4/29/2019
What Is the Best Swim Spa on The Market?

What Is the Best Swim Spa on The Market?

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.
4/25/2019
Can You Use A Hot Tub in The Summer?

Can You Use A Hot Tub in the Summer?

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.
4/22/2019
What Is a Hot Tub Disconnect?

What Is a Hot Tub Disconnect?

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?”
4/19/2019
What Is a Hot Tub Cover Lifter?

What Is a Hot Tub Cover Lifter?

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.
4/15/2019
What Is Hot Tub Shock?

What Is Hot Tub Shock?

If you have been looking into buying a hot tub, you have probably heard of the term ‘shocking your hot tub.’ While this may sound odd, or even dangerous, it is actually just a common part of routine hot tub maintenance in keeping your water sanitary and clean. If you have been wondering what is hot tub shock and what steps need to be taken to shock a hot tub, keep reading below.
4/11/2019
What Are Hot Tubs Used For?

What Are Hot Tubs Used For?

When you think of a hot tub, do you just visualize an upscale hotel or million-dollar home where people have the luxury of soaking their day away? While not much else can compare to the super relaxing feeling that taking a dip in a hot tub or spa can bring, you probably have wondered at some point what are hot tubs used for other than personal pampering.
4/8/2019
Can You Put a Swim Spa in a Basement?

Can You Put a Swim Spa in a Basement?

If you are looking to install swim spa inside your home so that you have the perfect indoor aquatic workout spot, you may be wondering if you can put a swim spa in a basement. Often, basements can be one of the preferred locations within a home to install a swim spa, because they typically have a concrete floor which is sturdy enough to support the weight of the spa.
4/4/2019
How is Hydrotherapy Effective?

How Is Hydrotherapy Effective?

While it is fairly likely that you may have only heard of the term ‘hydrotherapy’ in recent years, this therapy has been used in a number of cultures across the globe since 5th century B.C. In fact, there have been notes found referencing hydrotherapy from famous physician Hippocrates.
3/29/2019
What Is a Self-Cleaning Hot Tub?

What Is a Self-Cleaning Hot Tub?

If you have ever wondered what a self-cleaning hot tub is, you are not the first! For anyone that has previously owned a hot tub or swim spa, the idea that a spa can completely take care of itself sounds too good to be true.
3/26/2019
Why Are Swim Spas So Expensive?

Why Are Swim Spas So Expensive?

If you have been considering buying a swim spa, you may be wondering why there is such a difference in prices and why some swim spas are so expensive. For starters, there can be a major difference between brands, technology, and quality. Also, it isn’t just the price tag on the swim spa that you need to consider as there are several other costs which you will incur as well.
3/22/2019
Are Swim Spas Dangerous?

Are Swim Spas Dangerous?

If you are thinking about buying a swim spa you may have concerns about whether or not they are dangerous. A swim spa is a great way for the whole family to be active, spend quality time together and have fun. But like all other kinds of standing water areas, there can be some hazards involved. By knowing how you can enhance the safety of your swim spa, you can have peace of mind that your new investment will be safe and secure for the whole family to enjoy.
3/19/2019
What Hot Tub Should I Get?

What Hot Tub Should I Get?

Deciding what hot tub to get can seem a bit overwhelming at first. With so many brands, sizes, features, and accessories it can be difficult to know what exactly to look for if you are not familiar with hot tubs. Plus, what might be the best hot tub for your neighbour may not be the hot tub that is right for you and your family.
3/14/2019
Can a Hot Tub Be Used in a Bathroom?

Can a Hot Tub Be Used in a Bathroom?

If you are shopping for an indoor hot tub, you likely have a number of questions about where it can be located in your home. One of the more common places that hot tubs are installed indoors is in basements or sunrooms attached to a home. Often, people will ask if a hot tub can be used in a bathroom as that can be an ideal room to transform into a spa-like personal oasis.
3/11/2019
Does a Hot Tub Need a GFCI Breaker?

Does a Hot Tub Need a GFCI Breaker?

If you are preparing to install your newly bought hot tub you may be wondering, does a hot tub need a GFCI breaker? According to the National Electrical Code, any outlet that supplies a hot tub or spa must be GFCI protected. There are also some other considerations which must be followed depending on if you will be installing your hot tub indoors or outdoors.
3/8/2019
Can I Use My Hot Tub Every Day?

Can I Use My Hot Tub Every Day?

If you are on the verge of becoming a hot tub owner, you may have wondered “Can I use my hot tub every day?” You most definitely can and there are a number of great reasons why you should. While it is important to follow basic health and safety guidelines such as how long to stay in your hot tub, keeping hydrated and using the recommended temperature settings, soaking in your hot tub every day will invite a plethora of wellness benefits into your life. Keep reading below to find out what some of the top reasons are to use your hot tub every day.
3/5/2019
Installation Questions: Can You Put a Swim Spa on a Deck?

Installation Question: Can You Put a Swim Spa on a Deck?

One of the first things that people think about when they are considering purchasing a swim spa is where they will put it and how it will fit into the overall look, feel and layout of their home. Often, people will already have an existing deck or patio area at their home and they wonder if they can put a swim spa on a deck.
2/28/2019
Can You Use a Hot Tub in The Winter

Can You Use Hot Tub in Winter?

One of the most commonly asked questions that hot tub dealers get from potential buyers is “Can I use my hot tub in the winter?” In short, yes, you absolutely can. In fact, many people find that winter soon becomes their favorite season to use their hot tub. That being said, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when operating your hot tub in the winter. Keep reading below to learn some helpful tips to make sure that you get the most enjoyment possible from your winter hot tub usage.
2/25/2019
Can You Use a Swim Spa in the Winter?

Can You Use a Swim Spa in the Winter?

Have you ever wondered if you can use a swim spa in the winter? You most certainly can! While most people may only think of using a swim spa or hot tub on a nice, clear day, they are actually very enjoyable to use in the winter as well. In fact, many people prefer using their swim spas in the winter months. Swim spas offer such a fantastic way to get a complete full body workout as well as being a relaxation outlet, it makes sense to take advantage of them all year round. Keep reading below to find out the top 4 reasons for using your swim spa in the winter.
2/22/2019
What Is a Plug and Play Hot Tub?

What Is a Plug and Play Hot Tub?

If you would love to own a hot tub but don’t want to deal with the installation hassle of having to hire an electrician and add wiring, a plug and play hot tub is the perfect solution. What is a plug and play hot tub? It is a hot tub that uses the standard household 110v socket, so you can literally ‘plug’ it in anywhere you have an outlet with no installation or wiring fees. In the article below, we will explain more about plug and play hot tubs so you can decide if they may be right for you.
2/19/2019
Can Hydrotherapy Help with Weight Loss?

Can Hydrotherapy Help with Weight Loss?

You may have heard about the many benefits of hydrotherapy and how hot tubs can help with weight loss. While taking a soak in a hot tub a few times a week isn't going to melt away multiple pounds, hydrotherapy can play an important factor in helping you reach your weight loss goals. In the article below, we will discuss how regular hot tub usage has a number of benefits that can assist with weight loss.
2/14/2019
Are Swim Spas Hot or Cold?

Are Swim Spas Hot or Cold?

Swim spas are the perfect way to get a challenge swim workout every day in the comfort of your own home or backyard. Many models also include a few jetted seats at one end so they can also be used to relax and unwind with a hydrotherapy massage. Because they are used for both exercise and enjoyment, many people ask, “Are swim spas hot or cold water?” There is actually a wide range for their temperature setting, depending on what you prefer, but certain activities have difference recommended water temperatures. In the article below, we will explain how a swim spa can be used with both hot and cold water.
2/11/2019
Can a Hot Tub Be Used as a Pool?

Can a Hot Tub Be Used as a Pool?

With the typical Canadian backyard shrinking, installing a backyard pool just isn’t an option for many people. What is becoming more popular these days, is seeing hot tubs installed on people’s decks or backyards. Hot tubs do come in a variety of shapes and sizes and dealers are frequently asked by potential buyers, “Can a hot tub be used as a pool?” While it may sound like an odd question, there are in fact, many ways where a hot tub can be used similarly to how a pool would be enjoyed. Keep reading below to find out more.
2/4/2019
Should I Put My Hot Tub Above Ground?

Should I Put My Hot Tub Above Ground?

When most people buy a hot tub, one of the first questions that usually comes to mind is “Should I put my hot tub above ground?” and for most people, the answer is yes. Above ground installations are the most popular choice for backyard hot tubs. This is due to several reasons, including the ease of installation, cost-effectiveness as well as having so much variety as to how to incorporate your hot tub into your landscaping design.

2/4/2019
How to Prepare for a Swim Spa Delivery

How to Prepare for a Swim Spa Delivery

Once you have decided what swim spa to buy you need to start preparing for your delivery date. In order for your swim spa to be safely installed, there are some essential steps which must be followed. In the article below, we will outline what factors you need to consider for your installation as well as how to prepare for your swim spa delivery.
1/28/2019
Are Hot Tub Prices Negotiable?

Are Hot Tub Prices Negotiable?

If you are considering buying your first hot tub, you may be wondering if hot tub prices are negotiable? Is it like buying a car where you can expect to haggle, or do you need to wait for special sales and prices? The truth is it depends. If you are buying from a reputable dealer, they will typically have standardized pricing and occasionally have a promotion or sale. Other times, you may be able to negotiate add-ons or additional features. On the other hand, you may come across a hot tub dealer, typically at pop-up conventions or online, where suddenly the price of a spa is completely negotiable, and thousands of dollars are being shaved off the price tag ‘just for you.’ This scenario is definitely a red flag, as the hot tub itself is probably inferior quality, just priced with an extremely high mark up to allow for these too good to be true deals.
1/25/2019
Is a Hot Tub a jacuzzi?

Is a Hot Tub a jacuzzi?

If you have recently begun online shopping for a hot tub, you may be wondering if a hot tub is a jacuzzi or if a spa is a hot tub and so on. With so much different terminology being used, it can get confusing pretty quick. After all, they all seem to be similar tubs of hot water with massage jets, right? In the article below we will explain the difference between a hot tub, spa, and jacuzzi.
1/22/2019
Can a Swim Spa Be Salt Water?

Can a Swim Spa Be Salt Water?

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.
1/17/2019
Does My Swim Spa Need a Fence?

Does My Swim Spa Need a Fence?

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.
1/14/2019
Can Hot Tub Jets Cause Bruising?

Can Hot Tub Jets Cause Bruising?

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.
1/11/2019
What are Garden Hot Tubs?

What are Garden Hot Tubs?

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.
1/7/2019
Are Swim Spas Noisy?

Are Swim Spas Noisy?

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.
1/4/2019
Is a Hot Tub Heavy?

Is a Hot Tub Heavy?

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.
12/31/2018
Do Hot Tubs Dehydrate You?

Do Hot Tubs Dehydrate You?

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.
12/24/2018
What is Hot Tub Stabilizer?

What Is Hot Tub Stabilizer?

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.
12/20/2018
What is Hot Tub pH?

What is Hot Tub pH?

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.
12/17/2018
How Hot Do Swim Spas Get?

How Hot Do Swim Spas Get?

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.
12/13/2018
Can Swim Spas Be Put in the Ground?

Can Swim Spas Be Put in Ground?

One of the first questions that will pop into the minds of people considering buying a swim spa is, ‘Can a swim spa be put in ground?’ It most certainly can.  In fact, many people choose this installation route as the finished look is beautifully polished, contemporary and can resemble the appearance of a traditional backyard swimming pool set up.
12/10/2018
What Is a Hot Tub Swimming Pool?

What Is a Hot Tub Swimming Pool?

If you have been browsing hot tubs and pools online, you may have come across a model that looks like a mix between the two. Dealers often get asked ‘What is a hot tub swimming pool? The proper name for this type of unit is actually a swim spa. These spas are kind of like a mix between a traditional swimming pool and hot tub but have some really unique advantages, making them a fabulous investment.
12/7/2018
Are swim spas expensive to run?

Are Swim Spas Expensive to Run?

Swim spas are a significant investment and future owners need to consider more than just the initial price tag. Potential buyers often want to know if swim spas are expensive to run and what they should expect for the overall cost of ownership. While costs can significantly vary based on a number of factors including the manufacturer quality, energy efficiency and size of the spa, the article below will review some tips for what to plan for expense-wise for setting up and running your new swim spa.
12/5/2018
What is the Smallest Swim Spa Available?

What is the Smallest Swim Spa Available?

With the recent trend of backyards shrinking, it can sometimes be difficult to add the features you want into the space that you have. For many of today’s homeowners, installing an inground swimming pool is just not an option due to size. This is just one of the reasons why swim spas are quickly gaining in popularity.

11/29/2018
How are swim spas delivered?

How are swim spas delivered?

Properly planning for the delivery of your swim spa is essential for the installation to go smoothly. Swim spas are a significant investment and they are extremely heavy, two reasons why having professionals deliver and install your swim spa is a must.

11/26/2018
Can you put a swim spa on a deck?

Can You Put a Swim Spa on a Deck?

Each year, swim spas are gaining in popularity largely due to their low maintenance, year-round usability and convenient form of exercise that is suitable for the entire family. As urban backyards continue to shrink, swim spas are quickly becoming the perfect alternative to traditional in-ground swimming pools. Easy to install, packed with features and wellness benefits, their compact size and low running costs are an attractive option to homeowners.

11/23/2018
What does a swim spa look like

What Does a Swim Spa Look Like?

Ask almost anyone what a swimming pool looks like and you will have no problem getting an answer. However, if you asked the same people what a swim spa looks like, you may get some confused looks.
11/20/2018
What Makes Swim Spas a Good Investment?

What Makes Swim Spas a Good Investment?

If you’ve been debating on whether you should purchase a swim spa for your home, you’ve most likely been questioning the advantages of acquiring one. However, it is difficult to dictate the value of having one in your home, as it is dependent on how you live your life. It is also reliant on your needs and how you anticipate it to benefit your life.
11/15/2018
Are hot tubs good for your health?

Are Hot Tubs Good for Your Health?

Hot tubs make a wonderful addition to any backyard. They are perfect for leisure activities such as spending time with family and friends, as well as relaxing and clearing your mind of a stressful workday. Known for their warmth and serenity, soaking in a hot tub is indeed a blissful experience. Individuals that enjoy a routine soak can attest to the many benefits they receive from using their hot tub.
11/12/2018
Are Hot Tubs a Lot of Work?

Are Hot Tubs a Lot of Work?

Many homeowners love the idea of having a hot tub in their backyard. However, the amount of maintenance individuals believe it involves often deters them from even considering it any further. On the other hand, times have changed and as a result, so have the construction of hot tubs. They are built to last, and the maintenance is less complicated. In fact, many models today are self-cleaning.
11/9/2018
How Close Can a Hot Tub Be to My House?

How Close Can a Hot Tub Be to My House?

While one of the major advantages of portable hot tubs is that they can be located almost anywhere, it is often recommended that they are placed close to an entrance of your home. There are a number of reasons why this makes sense, a major one being that in winter weather, not many people want to trek across a snowy yard to take a soak.
11/6/2018
What Chemicals Do You Need for a Hot Tub Startup?

What Chemicals Do You Need for a Hot Tub Startup?

The installation of a new hot tub is without a doubt a very exciting day.  But even once you’ve lugged the hot tub into location, filled it with water and started the pumps, you’re still not ready to jump in and relax.  Treating a new hot tub (or reopening one after being dormant) requires a regime of chemicals to ensure a safe and clean experience.  In this article we’ll go over the types of chemicals needed for a hot tub start up.
11/2/2018
Indoor Hot Tub Installation Ideas

Indoor Hot Tub Installation Ideas

There may be many reasons for choosing to install a hot tub indoors.  You may like the idea of the extra privacy offered by an indoor hot tub.  You may live in an area that gets so much cold weather that you couldn’t see yourself walking outside even if it meant sitting in warm and soothing waters upon arrival.  Or you might have a house with a design that facilitates an indoor hot tub much better than an outdoor one.  Whatever your reasons for choosing an indoor hot tub, there are some special considerations you’ll need to keep in mind when it comes to its installation.
10/31/2018
Can I Turn My Hot Tub Off When Not in Use?

Can I Turn My Hot Tub Off When Not in Use?

The question of whether you can turn off your hot tub when not in use can be answered quite quickly.  Yes, you can.  However, there may quite a few variables that will influence when you should turn off your hot tub or whether you should leave it running.  This article will go over the various factors to keep in mind when deciding whether to turn off your hot tub when it’s not in use.
10/29/2018
Can a Swim Spa be Used as a Hot Tub?

Can a Swim Spa be Used as a Hot Tub?

Our hot tub dealers have often heard potential hot tub buyers ask, ‘Can a swim spa be used as a hot tub’ or ‘is a hot tub or swim spa better?’ While each of these spas has their own unique features and benefits, the answer is quite personal. Which one will suit you best ultimately depends on your lifestyle and needs.
10/19/2018
Can a Swim Spa Be in Ground?

Can a Swim Spa Be in Ground?

If you are considering purchasing a swim spa, you probably have a bunch of questions including whether it can be put in the ground. When shopping for swim spas, you typically see pictures of self-contained units that can be placed on a concrete pad, patio or right on the lawn but you can also install a swim spa in-ground
10/15/2018
Are Swim Spas a Good Investment?

Are Swim Spas a Good Investment?

If you have been wondering if investing in a swim spa is worthwhile, the answer really depends on your lifestyle and needs. Many people love that a swim spa can offer so much flexibility and features. Others are attracted by how they can improve a home’s value. Installing a swim spa often does boost the appeal and value of your property, making it an ideal investment, however, it is also a fantastic investment for your health.
10/12/2018
Which is Better, Pool or Hot Tub?

Which is Better, Pool or Hot Tub?

If you have been trying to decide between installing a pool or hot tub in your backyard, you may be wondering which one is better. While it can be fantastic to have both, often space or budget will not allow for it. Really, it comes down to personal preference and how you would rather use your pool or spa that makes one better than the other for your lifestyle and needs.
10/9/2018
Can Hot Tub Chemicals Be Stored Outside?

Can Hot Tub Chemicals Be Stored Outside?

Ensuring that your hot tub is always ready to deliver a relaxing and satisfying soaking experience requires proper maintenance as well as a number of chemicals. In addition to caring for your hot tub, you also need to properly use and store hot tub supplies. In the case of chemicals in particular, if not stored properly, their shelf life can be drastically reduced or even worse, rendered useless.

10/4/2018
What is a Hot Tub Circulation Pump?

What is a Hot Tub Circulation Pump?

There are a few essential components in a hot tub that are largely responsible for the warm, therapeutic waters that you enjoy. Understandably, you probably haven’t put too much thought into how all the parts in a hot tub come together to work, but it can be helpful to know some basics to help you properly take care of your hot tub as well as be able to identify a problem should one arise. In the article below, we will highlight some key facts about hot tub circulation pumps.

9/25/2018
Indoor Hot Tub Pros and Cons

Indoor Hot Tub Pros and Cons

Often, people usually think about hot tubs as being located outside, however, there are many people that instead decide to install inside of their home. There are definitely a few advantages to having an indoor hot tub such as always having a controlled climate and complete privacy while you take a soak. If the idea of installing a hot tub inside of your home has crossed your mind, here are the indoor hot tub pros and cons that you should be aware of.

9/21/2018
Does a Hot Tub Dehydrate You?

Does a Hot Tub Dehydrate You?

When your body loses more water than what it is taking in, dehydration occurs. This can happen to anyone at any age, especially if they are in hot, humid weather, exercising or even using a hot tub. To answer the question, ‘Can a hot tub dehydrate you?’, it can. However, if you practice common sense hot tub safety, you can easily avoid becoming dehydrated in your hot tub.
9/18/2018
Can Hot Tubs Be Used Cold?

Can Hot Tubs Be Used Cold?

If the summer heat has been getting to you, there are days where you may not feel like taking a soak in your hot tub. While hot water is relaxing, after weeks of soaring temperatures, jumping into cool, refreshing water may be the only thing on your mind. If you have asked yourself, ‘Can hot tubs be used cold?’ the answer is yes!
9/14/2018
Can Hot Tub Jets Hurt You?

Can Hot Tub Jets Hurt You?

If you have been shopping for a hot tub, you may be bombarded with marketing messages about certain brands having the strongest or most powerful massage jets. This may lead you to wonder, can hot tub jets hurt you? While it is very unlikely that a hot tub jet could physically hurt you, they can feel uncomfortable if the water pressure is too strong. A hot tub massage is meant to be soothing, not feel like a fire hose pointed at your back!
9/12/2018
Can a Hot Tub Sit Empty?

Can a Hot Tub Sit Empty?

When you first become a hot tub owner, you may never imagine a time where you would want to leave it empty. However, there are some reasons why you may want to drain your hot tub for a period of time. If you are trying to find an answer to the question, ‘Can a hot tub sit empty?’ you have come to the right place. Yes, it can be left empty but there are some precautions to take to ensure that it does not become damaged.

9/7/2018
Can a Hot Tub Sit on Pavers?

Can a Hot Tub Sit on Pavers?

Deciding where to install your hot tub is an important decision. Not only does the location need to be sturdy, you want it to look good and blend in with your landscaping to create a serene, backyard oasis. It is essential to understand just how heavy a hot tub filled with water and bathers can be - think several thousand pounds! The weight of the water places a lot of force on the hot tub shell, and it is critical that the base for your hot tub is 100% level. If not, the shell will eventually stretch and warp, which can cause serious damage to the hot tub.

9/4/2018
Can a Hot Tub Sit on a Deck?

Can a Hot Tub Sit on a Deck?

Very few home improvement purchases can bring as much enjoyment to your life as a hot tub can. Landscaping magazines are filled with images of elaborate decking with built-in hot tubs and the perfect outdoor living area. While it's true that having a hot tub on your deck will be a fantastic place for you and your family to relax and enjoy your time outdoors, it is absolutely essential that you ensure that your deck has adequate support for your hot tub.
8/29/2018
Can an Indoor Hot Tub Be Used Outside?

Can an Indoor Hot Tub Be Used Outside?

If you are thinking about investing in a hot tub, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether or not you will install it indoors or outdoors. While both have advantages, the decision can largely come down to how much space you have inside or outside of your home.
8/23/2018
What Hot Tub Has the Most Jets

What Hot Tub Has the Most Jets

Jets are an essential part of the hot tub experience and their comfort and design play a critical role in how much you will enjoy your hot tub soaks. Often, people will make the assumption that the hot tub that has the most jets must be the best one. This isn’t actually the case for a number of reasons. Below, we will discuss why ‘the hot tub that has the most jets’ can be a sales pitch to avoid, as well as what to look for in hot tub jets.

8/20/2018
Outdoor Hot Tub FAQ

Outdoor Hot Tub FAQ

If you are considering purchasing an outdoor hot tub for your home, you probably have a number of questions on your mind. In fact, when it comes to hot tubs, questions are indeed a good thing. The more you ask, the more you learn which will lead you to make the best decision possible for your hot tub purchase.
8/16/2018
Where Can I Put a Hot Tub in My Garden?

Where Can I Put a Hot Tub in My Garden?

Outdoor hot tubs can be installed practically anywhere in your yard, provided that there is a strong, level base and an electrical supply. Many people love the idea of putting a hot tub in their garden, inspired by stunning examples they have seen in landscaping magazines or at friends and family’s homes. If you have asked yourself, ‘Where can I put a hot tub in my garden?’ keep reading below for some great examples.
8/14/2018
Outdoor Hot Tub Electrical Requirements

Outdoor Hot Tub Electrical Requirements

If you are shopping for a hot tub, you may be curious as to what the outdoor hot tub electrical requirements are for your region. It can seem a little daunting to have water and electricity in such close proximity and for good reason. Therefore, it is essential to only let qualified electricians and contractors install your hot tub and not attempt the DIY route.

8/9/2018
Can I Use a Hot Tub Everyday?

Can I Use a Hot Tub Everyday?

When shopping for hot tubs, many people will ask their dealers ‘Can I use a hot tub every day?’  The short answer is that yes, it is safe to use your hot tub every day. However, the better question to ask would actually be ‘Will I use my hot tub every day.’ Your dealer or the research that you have gathered from comparing hot tub models and features will not be able to answer this for you. Instead, you need to evaluate your lifestyle and priorities to figure out realistically how often you will take a soak in your hot tub.

8/7/2018
How Hot Tub Jets Work?

How Hot Tub Jets Work?

Hot tubs are well known for their soothing and bubbly water; however, many people have not placed much thought into what creates this relaxing experience - the hot tub jets. Simply put, hot tub jets are designed to push water into different directions to provide pressurized streams that focus on specific areas of your body. In the article below, we will explain exactly how this essential hot tub component works.

8/2/2018
Is There Any Good Ideas to Sanitize Hot Tub?

Is There Any Good Ideas to Sanitize Hot Tub?

Although hot tubs are great for soaking and relaxing, they do require a certain amount of maintenance to keep them clean and running properly.  The warm waters of a hot tub can allow bacteria, algae and mould to grow.  These types of things are hardly conducive to a relaxing soak!  Keeping your water sanitized and clean should be a priority when owning a hot tub.  In this article we’ll go over some of the main steps while giving some handy tips on how to keep your hot tub fresh and clean.

7/27/2018
Can Hot Tubs Be Installed Indoors?

Can Hot Tubs Be Installed Indoors?

When asked the question as to whether a hot tub can be installed indoors, the short, simple answer is, “Yes!”  However, the longer answer, although still, “Yes!” is slightly more complicated and requires a bit of planning and forethought.  There are many advantages to having an indoor hot tub including added privacy, ease of year round use and having a controlled climate.  If you think an indoor hot tub is the right choice for you, consider some of the following pointers to make sure your installation process goes smoothly.

7/19/2018
Will A Hot Tub Help Sore Muscles?

Will A Hot Tub Help Sore Muscles?

There’s no doubt that a hot tub can help with sore muscles.  Whether you’re body is stiff and aching from high impact exercises, because you’ve overworked your muscles or even because you’ve been sitting at the desk for too long, a hot tub can play a major role in relieving sore muscles, overworked joints and creaky bones.  But how does a hot tub work to provide that relief?  In this article, we go over the reasons why regular use of a hot tub can relieve your aching body tissues.

7/9/2018
What Does a Hot Tub Weigh? Installation Planning & Considerations

What Does a Hot Tub Weigh? Installation Planning & Considerations

If you’ve made the decision to purchase a hot tub, now comes the planning phase.  You’ll need to choose a location for your new spa, think about the type of foundation you’ll need to support the tub and its occupants while keeping in mind other factors such as an electrical source and environmental conditions.  Hot tubs are an incredibly heavy item and need proper installation support. As an example, a 450 gallon, 6-8 seater hot tub can easily each over 5,500 pounds once filled with water and bathers. This article will go over some of the aspects you should be taking into consideration when planning to install a hot tub.

7/3/2018
How Often Should I Change My Hot Tub Filter?

How Often Should I Change My Hot Tub Filter?

If you have recently purchased a hot tub or are about to become a lucky new owner of one, it is important to know what a hot tub filter is, how it needs to be cleaned and when it needs to be replaced. After all, it is this little component that will be responsible for keeping your hot tub clean and sanitary for you to take a relaxing soak whenever you feel like it.
6/29/2018
How to Choose an Energy Efficient Hot Tub

How to Choose an Energy Efficient Hot Tub

Once you have bought a hot tub, you want to be able to relax and enjoy its many benefits, not have a high monthly energy bill. A key factor in keeping your energy costs low is choosing an energy efficient hot tub. An energy efficient, well insulated hot tub will actually only cost between $1.00 - $1.50 per day to operate. In the article below, we will look at how insulation is a major part of energy efficiency in a hot tub, what to look for and the three ways a well-insulated hot tub will help you save on your energy costs.

6/26/2018
Will Hot Tub Water Kill My Grass?

Will Hot Tub Water Kill My Grass?

If you have a 650-gallon hot tub that has been installed in your backyard and it is almost time to drain and clean it, you are probably wondering if hot tub water will kill your grass or ruin your beautiful landscaping. In the article below, we will discuss how you can safely drain the water from your hot tub and not damage your grass, flowers or plants.
6/22/2018
What Are Some Best Features a Hot Tub Should Have

What Are Some Best Features a Hot Tub Should Have?

If you are in the process of shopping for a hot tub, there is one thing that you must be aware of and that is all hot tubs are not created equal. Not even close! Before you begin to search for spa models and deals, make sure that you know what the best features of a hot tub are so that you are able to make an informed decision and select a unit that you will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

6/14/2018
Will a Hot Tub Help Arthritis?

Will a Hot Tub Help Arthritis?

One of the most common forms of joint pain that has been estimated to affect almost 25% of adults in North America alone, is arthritis. While many people often associate arthritis as a condition that only afflicts the elderly, there are many young adults that suffer from joint swelling, a restricted lifestyle or even severe pain as a result of having rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

6/12/2018
What Temperature Should a Hot Tub Be?

What Temperature Should a Hot Tub Be?

With all the different models and unique hot tub features available on the market today, there is plenty of variety and options for everyone. However, one factor remains consistent among all hot tubs and that is the warm, relaxing water that they are known for, which helps soothe the body and mind. That being said, there are certain guidelines for what temperature the water in a hot tub should be to ensure a safe bathing experience.
6/7/2018
How Do You Clean Hot Tub Filters

How Do You Clean Hot Tub Filters?

Most new hot tub owners are aware that regular cleaning of their spa’s filter is necessary to ensure clean water, optimal performance and a longer lifespan of the unit. But, as a new owner, you may not know how or how often you should be cleaning your filter. In the article below, we will discuss what needs to be done on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis with your filter and what steps you need to take to keep it sparkling clean.

6/5/2018
Why Is My Hot Tub Water Green?

Why Is My Hot Tub Water Green?

Almost everyone enjoys soaking in a hot tub and when they do the expectation is that the water will be clean and clear. However, hot tub water that is anything else but transparent is an indication that something is wrong. Actions must be taken to ensure that the water is sanitary before anyone can enjoy a soak.

5/31/2018
Woman relaxing in hot tub

What Are the Benefits of Hot Tub Therapy for Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is an ongoing ailment that causes persistent and severe muscle pain and weakness. Many sufferers of this disorder feel impaired by its symptoms. The pain felt is often described as an intense burning, throbbing and intense aching in the muscles. The pain is even more severe in areas or muscles that are used more frequently than others. Increased pain and stiffness is said to be even more unbearable in the morning.
5/28/2018
Couple enjoying a relaxing hot tub

What Are the Benefits of Hot Tub?

Contrary to the belief of some, hot tubs offer more advantages than you might expect. In fact, hot tubs are more than a luxury. Although they are a great addition to any home and provide the indulgences of a spa, hot tubs are very beneficial.  They offer a plethora of wellness benefits that can improve the way individuals live their life.
5/25/2018
Brand new hot tub in serene location

How Hot Tub Heaters Work?

Many individuals can agree that the benefits of having a hot tub at home are fantastic. Hot tubs permit more than just relaxation. The hum and warmth of the tub offer a comforting feeling packed with a variety of wellness benefits. Also, the main advantage of having a hot tub at home enables you to enjoy this luxury at your convenience. 

5/22/2018
How Hot Tub Filter Works

How Hot Tub Filter Works

There are many reasons why so many people choose to have a hot tub at home. Some use it for pleasure, whereas others use it to ease the pains and pressures linked to various medical conditions.  However, regardless of what it is used for, it cannot be refuted that hot tubs are comforting and that they provide a wonderful, relaxing sense of calm.

5/17/2018
Hot tub in a secluded backyard area

How Hot Tubs Work

We all know about the wonderful benefits of hot tubs and how they can help us relax and heal, but many of us do not know hot tubs work. From heating the water, jetting the water and filtering the water, a hot tub has many important components that all work together to provide that wonderful soaking experience that we all love.

5/14/2018
How Do Hot Tub Jets Work

How Do Hot Tub Jets Work?

Often when we daydream about taking a relaxing soak in a hot tub, we are thinking about the relaxing hydrotherapy benefits and not about how the jets in the hot tub work. But, in case you are curious, here is a rundown of how spa jets work as well as some common troubleshooting tips.
5/7/2018
Can a Hot Tub Cause Back Pain

Can a Hot Tub Cause Back Pain

For those that suffer from chronic back pain, it can be unnerving to attempt a new form of treatment or relief for fear that it may actually cause symptoms to worsen. If you have wondered about the therapeutic benefits of soaking in a hot tub but are concerned if a hot tub can cause back pain, rest assured that hot tubs are one of the most beneficial ways to reduce pain, encourage blood flow and boost circulation.
5/3/2018
Improve Your Health While Increasing Your Home Value at the Same Time

Improve Your Health While Increasing Your Home Value at the Same Time

Whether you have just purchased your first home or are just considering a few upgrades that can add value long term, considering installing a hot tub is an excellent option. Why? There are very few home renovations or upgrades that can also help improve your health while offering a nice return on investment.

4/30/2018
Sports That Will Benefit from Some Hot Tub Therapy

Sports That Will Benefit from Some Hot Tub Therapy

Hot tubs and their powerful hydrotherapy benefits have long been a secret for athletes as part of their training routine and for muscle recovery. A perfect way to instantly soothe tired, strained or sore muscles, all kinds of athletes look forward to a pre and post workout soak.

4/26/2018
Who Needs Hot Tub Time in Your Family

Who Needs Hot Tub Time in Your Family?

Many families these days find it harder and harder to spend quality time together, especially as their children age. After school activities, organized sports, homework and wanting to go out with friends can all mean less time to spend together. What is a solution? Well, for starters when you do spend time together as a family, you want to make the most of it. One excellent way to do so is by soaking in your home hot tub.

4/23/2018
What Are the Benefits of a Morning Soak in Your Hot Tub

What Are the Benefits of a Morning Soak in Your Hot Tub

Many people are accustomed to starting their day with a large cup of coffee, however, hot tub owner’s know an even better secret for how to start their day and that is by taking a morning soak. While it may sound like sitting in warm, bubbly water first thing after your alarm clock goes off will make you want to fall back asleep, the opposite is actually true.

4/19/2018
Do You Have Enough Space for Your Hot Tub? Let Us Show You

Do You Have Enough Space for Your Hot Tub? Let Us Show You

Once the thought of owning a hot tub has entered your mind, it can be tempting to start browsing models and before you know it, make a purchase. While there are so many different models and sizes of hot tubs available on the market, it is true that there really is almost something for everyone. However, before making a buying decision it is absolutely essential that you have enough space for your hot tub. In the article below, let us show you what factors you need to consider for different hot tub locations.

4/16/2018
What Will the Life Span Be of My New Hot Tub

What Will the Life Span Be of My New Hot Tub?

It is common for most hot tub owners to have spent many hours researching what type of hot tub model to buy for their home. Afterall, investing in a hot tub is a significant purchase and one that you want to know how long you can expect it to last. Often, prospective buyers will ask, ‘what will be the lifespan be of my new hot tub’, but the truth is that there is not a one-size-fits-all answer.

4/12/2018
How Many Seats Does Your Hot Tub Need?

How Many Seats Does Your Hot Tub Need?

There have never been more choices available than today for shapes, sizes, and styles of hot tubs. After you have made the exciting decision to purchase a hot tub for your home, the next step is taking a moment to uncover the primary reason why you want a hot tub. Is it for entertaining friends and family, relaxation or helping to relieve muscle pain and other physical ailments? Once you know for sure what your main purpose for your hot tub will be, you can move on to the next important decision - how many seats does your hot tub need. 
4/10/2018
Make Your Backyard Amazing with a Hot Tub

How to Make Your Backyard Amazing with a Hot Tub

If you have made the decision to purchase a hot tub, exciting times are ahead! Most soon to be hot tub owners immediately begin daydreaming about taking relaxing soaks and enjoying therapeutic massages in their backyard. But before that even happens, there are a few things to consider. Other than confirming the delivery date and installation, you will need to plan how and where your new hot tub will fit into your backyard landscaping and even more important, how you can make your backyard amazing with a hot tub.

4/2/2018
Woman relaxing in hot tub

How Does a Hot Tub Help Your Body?

To some people, a hot tub is a place to host social events. To others, it’s a place to rejuvenate the mind and body. While there are a time and place for having social events in your hot tub, you’ll get the most benefits from your hot tub by using it in a therapeutic way.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a hot tub and looking for a list of all the ways one can help your body, you’ve come to the right place!

3/29/2018
New hot tub in serene location

How Many Jets Do I Need in My Hot Tub?

When you start comparing hot tub models, all of the facts and figures start to blend together. It sometimes feels like all the models are the same. To help differentiate models, many people start to focus on features that help them distinguish one model from another. Ultimately, many new hot tub buyers start to focus on the number of jets a hot tub has.

If you’ve reached the point in your hot tub research where you’re using jet count as a deciding factor, take a few minutes to read this article. Jet count might not be as important as you think!

3/26/2018
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

Create More Fun at Your Cottage with a Hot Tub

Having a cottage somewhere in the mountains is something few people get to experience. It’s a little oasis that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, even during a snowy Canadian winter. Something that will make you come back to your cottage during all seasons is a hot tub. It’s the perfect activity for any mountainous activity you might get up to. If you’re a hiker, soaking in a hot tub after a long hike will help relax your muscles. If you’re an avid skier, a soak in the hot tub will help warm you back up.

Keep reading to find out all the ways installing a hot tub at your cottage can make it even more fun and all the factors you need to consider.

3/21/2018
Best Hot Tub

Is the Hot Tub the New Kitchen Table?

For many years, socializing in the kitchen with friends and family was the traditional way to catch up on what has been happening in each other’s lives. Sitting around the kitchen table chatting with each other, sharing a meal or drink has always been a great way to bond, relieve stress and unwind. For most people, the kitchen is a place where they feel at ease and comfortable, however, a new trend is beginning to emerge and replace the kitchen table as the social hub of the home and that is the hot tub.

In the article below, we will discuss how having a hot tub becomes the entertainment hub of your home and how to make it a relaxing area to socialize and enjoy the company of others.

3/19/2018
Hot tub in luxurious setting

New Deck? Add a Hot Tub to Make It Complete

Deciding to build a new deck for your home is an exciting event, but one that requires a lot of planning and consideration. In addition to choosing location, size, and materials, how you choose to accessorize your deck and its overall purpose needs to be carefully planned to ensure that you create the outdoor space that you have dreamt of.

One fantastic opportunity that building a new deck creates is the ability to add a hot tub to make it complete. Below, we will highlight what major considerations need to be made when planning a deck as well as how to choose what type of hot tub to incorporate into it.


3/15/2018
Get a Full-Body Massage with the Hydropool 4 Zone Massage System

What Is the Purpose of Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is not a newcomer to the world of therapeutic healing. In fact, it has been used for hundreds of years and plays an important role in a number of cultures across the globe. Still, many people are not familiar with what the purpose of hydrotherapy is and why it is used for your body. In the article below, we will explain what hydrotherapy is, what it is used to treat and why hot tubs are a great way to benefit from hydrotherapy.

3/11/2018
Hot Tub to Ease Your Pain and Ailments

Is It Good to Go in the Hot Tub Before Working Out?

Owning a hot tub offers numerous benefits for athletes and individuals that keep physically active. Whether you participate in sports such as hockey, soccer, rowing or just enjoy going for runs or working out a gym, soaking in a hot tub can help compliment your workout.

Often, people wonder if it is good to go in the hot tub before working out or if it is better to take a soak after exercising. The truth is both have their advantages if used correctly. In the article below, we will discuss how using a hot tub can help support your workout routine.

3/8/2018
Energy Efficient Hot Tub

How Does Aromatherapy Improve the Hot Tub Experience?

If you are like the majority of hot tub owners, you’re always looking for new and exciting ways that can improve your hot tub soaking experience. Today, there are a number of accessories on the market designed for hot tubs such as waterproof Bluetooth speakers and neat lighting, however, these only contribute to the entertainment factor of using your hot tub.

3/5/2018
 The Evolution of the Hot Tub

How Long Does a Hot Tub Take to Heat?

Often, people will ask how long does it take for a hot tub to heat. The real answer is, it depends on a number of factors. The temperature outside, how powerful your heating element is as well as if you have the hot tub covered can all factor into the equation.

Below, we will discuss how long it can take to heat your hot tub depending on these scenarios so that you know exactly what to expect.

2/22/2018
Hot tub in deck

Which Hot Tub Brand Is the Best?

In order to find the best hot tub, it is important to find the most suitable brand in terms of budget, quality, and features that match your needs and lifestyle. With so many different hot tubs on the market, there is a lot of important information that you should know before you begin shopping to ensure that you select the best hot tub brand to suit your needs. Below, you will find our top tips for choosing a hot tub that will be right for you.
2/19/2018
Outdoor hot tub

Will a Hot Tub Fit Through My Door

Choosing where to put your hot tub is one of the first decisions that you need to make before you decide which model to purchase. If you want to have an indoor hot tub, space is one of the most important considerations. Often, people will wonder if a hot tub will fit through their door and it is critical that the proper measurements are taken to ensure that the hot tub will safely fit through your door frame.

Read below to find out exactly what you need to consider before purchasing a hot tub for inside your home.

2/16/2018
hot tub in a beautiful walled in backyard location

Will My Hot Tub Freeze in the Winter

You may be wondering if a hot tub will freeze in the winter and what steps you need to take to keep your hot tub safe during the colder months. Although some owners may choose to close their hot tub for the season, with the right preparation you can keep your hot tub running and enjoy it year round. Read below to find out exactly what you need to know to ensure that the harsh winter weather does not damage your hot tub and to avoid costly repairs. 

2/13/2018
A hot tub setup in an area with blooming greens

Can You Use Your Hot Tub in the Rain?

When most people envision using their hot tub, they dream about bright sunny days or clear, starry nights - not a downpour of rain. Although hot tubbing in the rain may not be your ideal scenario, you may be surprised to learn that not only can you use your hot tub in the rain but it can be quite enjoyable and relaxing.

Read below to find out how to make the most of your hot tub experience on a rainy day. 

2/8/2018
Hot tub in a secluded backyard area

How Much Electricity Does a Hot Tub Use

Having your own personal hot tub is the perfect way to soothe sore muscles and unwind, however, many people want to know how much electricity a hot tub uses before deciding to make a purchase. The truth is that hot tub electricity consumption can vary based on a number of factors, including the quality of the model.

Read below to find out how much electricity a hot tub should use as well as tips on how to select an energy efficient model so you are not faced with a soaring utility bill. 

2/5/2018
Soaking in hot tub on a nice day

What Is the Optimum Time to Spend in Your Hot Tub?

There is no question that soaking in a hot tub is one of the best ways to relax and take advantage of the many health benefits that hydrotherapy provides. If you have recently purchased a hot tub, or are thinking about becoming a hot tub owner, you may be wondering what the optimal time to spend in your hot tub is or if it is possible to stay in your hot tub for too long. By being aware of what factors to consider that impact how long you should soak in your hot tub, you can make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

In the article below, we will review which factors that will help you decide how long you should soak as well as what the possible dangers can be of soaking for too long. 

2/1/2018
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What Is Hot Tub Safety?

Hot tubs provide a wonderful way to relax, have fun and spend time with friends and family. But to ensure that you enjoy safe, relaxing and healthy soaks, it is important to follow the hot tub safety tips below. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

1/25/2018
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

Does a Hot Tub Burn Calories?

Hot tubs provide many wonderful benefits such as hydrotherapy and a way to relax and unwind, but they can also help you burn calories as well. Some people may be surprised to learn that by sitting in the heated water of a hot tub helps to increase blood flow and release toxins from your body. This creates the perfect environment to perform simple, low impact movements to add to your overall fitness routine and help you burn more calories. There are a wide range of exercises that can be performed in a hot tub which can promote weight loss, heart health, tone muscles, increase flexibility and assist in injury recovery. Below are just a few of the exercises that you can easily perform while in your hot tub. 

1/24/2018
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Can You Put a Hot Tub in Your Basement?

If you are considering investing in an indoor hot tub, you may be wondering if you can put a hot tub in your basement. For the most part, basements are an ideal location, especially as the concrete floors can properly support the weight of the hot tub. There are, however, several factors which do need to be considered to ensure that you do not cause any damage to your home. In the article below, we will explain exactly what you need to know before installing a hot tub in your basement. 

1/19/2018
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Are Hot Tubs Hard to Maintain?

For anyone that wants to enjoy a spa-like relaxation retreat brimming with wellness benefits in the comfort of their home, owning a hot tub is the perfect solution. Often, when shopping for a hot tub, people wondering if hot tubs are hard to maintain and what the on-going requirements will be. In the article below, we will explain the simple steps involved in maintaining your hot tub and keeping it clean. 

1/10/2018
Hot tub in backyard

How are Hot Tubs Delivered?

Once you have purchased your hot tub, you will eagerly be anticipating the day that it is scheduled to arrive and be installed. Delivering a 500 plus pound hot tub not only requires installation professionals but preparation on your part as well. Below, we will discuss how hot tubs are delivered and what steps you should take beforehand to ensure a smooth installation. 

1/5/2018
Couple enjoying a relaxing hot tub

Are Hot Tubs Healthy?

Soaking in a hot tub is often viewed as a luxury relaxation experience, however, hot tubs have a number of wonderful health benefits and can be very therapeutic. If you are wondering if hot tubs are a healthy investment, read below to learn about their top wellness advantages.

1/3/2018
Hot tub in a secluded backyard area

What Hot Tub Should I Get?

Deciding to buy a hot tub is a very exciting time, however, it can seem overwhelming to make a choice with all the different options and styles available. Below, we will discuss which factors to consider so that you can decide which hot tub you should get and make the best choice for you and your family’s needs. 

12/29/2017
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Are Hot Tubs Therapeutic?

For thousands of years, people have used water therapy and hot springs to relax and aid in pain relief. In the 1940’s, hydrotherapy treatment developed into what is known as today’s hot tub, a  luxury way to soak stress and sore muscles away. While hot tubs are now known more for their ability to relax, they still provide a number of therapeutic benefits. Below, we will discuss some of the top therapeutic benefits you will receive when you purchase a hot tub. 

12/26/2017
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What Hot Tub is Most Energy Efficient?

If you are thinking about purchasing a hot tub, choosing an energy efficient model is likely a top priority on your checklist. Many new hot tub owners are concerned about how much their energy costs may increase, however, the good news is that today there are plenty of energy efficient models to choose from which are affordable to run. In the article below, we will discuss how to find an energy efficient model and which hot tub is the most energy efficient.
12/20/2017
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What is a Hot Tub Massage

Hot tubs are designed to move around streams of water through their therapeutic massage jets. The water flows in different directions to focus on specific areas of your body and can target problem areas such as joint pain or be used to just relax and de-stress.

There are three factors that contribute to a hot tub massage - the heat, water buoyancy, and massage jets. Together, these elements create a relaxing hydromassage experience. The water's heat raises your body's temperature, which increases circulation. Water buoyancy makes your body feel weightless, which relieves pressure on joints and muscles with the relaxing sensation of being as light as a feather. Specialized hydrotherapy massage jets bring the final element of targeting the water and pressure to the areas of your body that you want to treat.

12/19/2017
Tips for Choosing the Right Hot Tub for You

What Are Hot Tubs For?

Hot tubs provide a number of relaxation and therapeutic benefits. From relieving muscle pain, soothing physical discomfort as well as reducing emotional stress and even alleviating pain from arthritis, a hot tub can provide a vast number of ways to improve your overall health. Below, we will discuss what hot tubs are for and a few of the wonderful advantages being a hot tub owner has.

Bathing in hot water and hydrotherapy treatment has been popular in many cultures for thousands of years. While relaxing and having a good time may be the first thing that pops into someone’s mind when they think of what hot tubs are good for, there are a number of other significant wellness benefits that may surprise you. 

12/15/2017
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Will a Hot Tub Increase a Homes Value?

Although there is no single rule or calculation for how much investing in a hot tub may increase the value of your home, there are a number of factors to consider. Even in circumstances where a hot tub may not increase property value, they do have some other added benefits such as creating interest in your listing and potentially attracting more buyers. In the article below, we will look at the different ways that a hot tub may increase a home's value. 

12/7/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

How a Hot Tub Can Help Improve Your Social Life

The health and wellness benefits of owning a hot tub are well known, however, one aspect of owning a hot tub may not have crossed your mind and that is how a hot tub can improve your social life. Not only just a place to relax and unwind, hot tubs are a fantastic place for family and friends to gather and socialize. Below are just a few ways that a hot tub can help you have a more enjoyable social life. 

12/4/2017
Hot tub in luxurious setting

Ideas for Hot Tub Enclosures

Once you have made the decision to purchase a hot tub it is time to start planning how you are going to integrate it into your landscaping. There are so many options available ranging from simple, economic screens to elaborate custom decking. Below we will take a look at some common hot tub enclosure ideas.
11/27/2017
Games to Play in Your Hot Tub

Games to Play in Your Hot Tub

There is no question that owning a hot tub is a great way to relax, take advantage of hydrotherapies wellness benefits and to unwind. What some people don’t consider is that a hot tub is a great place to play games and socialize. Below, we will discuss a number of games that can be played in your hot tub so that your family and friends can all get in on the fun. 

11/24/2017
Is It Worth Doing a Wet Test Before Buying a Hot Tub

Is It Worth Doing a Wet Test Before Buying a Hot Tub?

When shopping for a hot tub, considering the different features and specifications are important, but even more important is taking a wet test before you buy. Similar to taking a car for a test drive, while you do not need to test every hot tub that you look at, you should test the final few models that you are considering to help make your choice.

Preferably, you would wet test all the hot tub models on the same day so that you would be able to judge the differences and comfort levels better. Below, we will explain more about what a wet test is and what some of the main benefits of performing one are. 

11/23/2017
hot tub indoors outdoors

Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Install Your Hot Tub

Hot tubs are very versatile when it comes to where they can be located, however, there are still a number of things that you need to consider before you decide where you will install your new hot tub. Choosing the perfect spot has a lot to do with how you plan on using your hot tub and what for. There are many options available and below we will discuss the top factors to consider before making your decision. 

11/17/2017
Family having fun in the sun in hot tub

How Can a Hot Tub Increase Quality Time with Your Family?

Making the decision to invest in a hot tub is an exciting time for the entire family. There is nothing quite like being able to relax and enjoy the soothing waters in the comfort of your own home and a hot tub can help increase the quality time that you spend with your family. Below, we will discuss just a few of the ways that a hot tub can make your family time extra special.
11/16/2017
Woman relaxing in hot tub

Why Should You Invest in a Hot Tub for Your Home?

There is no better way to add to the enjoyment of your home than purchasing a hot tub. Relaxing, social and packed with wellness benefits, hot tubs bring a sense of luxury and provide therapeutic programs to soothe, de-stress and unwind. If you have been considering purchasing a hot tub, but are unsure whether or not to take the leap and invest in one, here are just a few of the many wonderful benefits that being a hot tub owner includes. 

11/10/2017
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Why is Hydrotherapy Good for Your Body?

Water therapy has been used for hundreds of years and plays an important role in many traditional medicinal practices. However, many people are not sure of what exactly hydrotherapy is and how it is beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. Below, we will explain what hydrotherapy is used for and why it is good for your body. 

11/7/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a nice day

Choosing the Right Hot Tub Therapeutic Benefits

Hot tubs have so many wonderful benefits which include helping you sleep better, reducing stress and providing pain relief for body aches and sore joints. If you are considering buying a hot tub, it is important to remember that not all models are created equal and some are more therapeutic than others.

In this article, we will explain the most important features you need to know so that you can choose a model that will give you the most therapeutic and wellness benefits. 

11/1/2017
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Top Hot Tub Safety Tips

If you are considering purchasing a hot tub, you may be wondering how safe it is for you and your family to use. Although there have been rare occasions where someone has been injured in a hot tub, most injuries could have been avoided by following these simple safety tips. 

10/31/2017
A family using a hot tub to curb the effects of stress

Is It Difficult to Keep a Swim Spa Clean?

For any fitness minded individual that enjoys the health benefits that swimming provides, owning a swim spa is a must. Many people wonder if it is difficult to keep a swim spa clean and how much work is involved to keep it maintained. The truth is that there are many models available on the market and their maintenance features can vary considerably. If you are thinking about purchasing a swim spa, make sure to do your research and ask your hot tub dealer about what is involved in on-going cleaning tasks. Below, we will discuss what to expect and how to keep a swim spa clean.

9/29/2017
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5 Swim Spa Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Purchasing a swim spa is a great way to get a challenging workout and add enjoyment to your home. With today’s self-cleaning models, owning a swim spa is fun and easier than ever before, however, there are some common buying mistakes that you should avoid. Unfortunately, these mistakes can be easy to make and end up causing buyers remorse or costing a lot of money in the long run.

Thankfully, these mistakes can be avoided. Below we will explain everything that you need to know to make an informed purchase and enjoy your swim spa for many years to come. 

9/28/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

5 Hot Tub Buying Mistakes to Avoid

The decision to purchase a hot tub is an exciting time, however, some buyers rush into making a purchase without being fully informed. Even times when someone believes that they are making an informed decision, there are several common hot tub buying mistakes that one could unknowingly fall into.

It is important to know what to look out for in order to make the right decision and not suffer from buyer's remorse. Below, we will highlight the top buying mistakes for you to avoid so that you can make an educated decision and the right choice.

9/22/2017
Man taking a swim in a swim spa

Why Buy a Swim Spa over a Pool?

Often people can be unsure as to whether to purchase a swim spa or a traditional swimming pool. Although they look somewhat similar, there are significant differences between the two. From overall maintenance to versatility and features, there are many considerations that you should be aware of so that you can make the right choice for your needs and lifestyle. Below, we will outline the major differences and explain everything you need to know so that you can make an informed decision.

 

9/20/2017
Tips for Choosing the Right Hot Tub for You

Do I Need to Install Plumbing with My New Hot Tub?

Making the decision to purchase a hot tub is an exciting event and one that will fill the entire family with anticipation for the day it is scheduled to arrive. A common question that many dealers get is, ‘Do I need to install plumbing with my new hot tub?’ The short answer is, no. Hydropool models are self-contained and pre-plumbed units, so no on-site connections or additional residential water supplies or drains are required. Below are some other answers to frequently asked installation questions that you may also have.

9/15/2017
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What Should I Consider Before Buying a Hot Tub?

Purchasing a hot tub is a serious investment and it is important to select one that will suit your needs and lifestyle long term. The features, benefits and quality can significantly vary amongst manufacturers as well as what personalized options are available. Knowing what features and benefits to look for and what to avoid will ultimately help you choose the best hot tub for your needs.

Below, you will find both important features to look for as well as what to avoid when buying a hot tub.

9/14/2017
Hot tub in backyard

Which Hot Tub Brand is Best?

One of the keys to finding the right hot tub for you is in finding the best brand in terms of quality, budget, and features that are right for you.  While this may sound simple, there's actually a lot to think about.

Below you'll learn expert tips for choosing the best brand for your needs.

9/8/2017
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Which Hot Tub Should I Buy?

Knowing which hot tub you should buy has a lot to do with knowing yourself and your needs.  From features and energy efficiency to style and accessories, there is a unique hot tub style for every personality. 

Below you'll find out more about hot tub comparison, what to ask before buying, and more.

9/7/2017
Couple enjoying a relaxing hot tub

How Are Hot Tubs Good for You?

Hot tubs are known for their ability to help you relax and soothe sore muscles, but they can also do you a lot of good in other lesser-known ways.

Below you'll find out about how relaxing in a hot tub can support your health and wellness goals.

9/1/2017
Hot tub in cozy space

What Hot Tubs are Made in Canada?

Many of today's consumers are committed to buying products from local companies, and hot tub buyers are no exception.  Luckily it isn't hard to find a Canadian hot tub manufacturer as Canadian made hot tubs are relatively common.

Below you'll learn details for a variety of hot tubs built in Canada so you can make a good choice for you. 

8/31/2017
Two children having fun in a Hydropool hot tub

Are Hot Tubs Safe, or Are they Unhealthy?

Knowing that you're safe when you use a hot tub or invite guests over for a soak in yours is extremely important to ensuring that everyone stays healthy.  Many people wonder whether hot tubs are safe, and the level of safety depends on several factors from maintenance to health conditions and age. 

Below you'll find out when a hot tub is safe and when it isn't so you can take the necessary precautions.

8/25/2017
Outdoor hot tub

How to Discover Which Hot Tub is the Most Energy Efficient

If you're preparing to invest in a hot tub, you may be wondering: How much will a hot tub increase energy bill costs? Energy efficiency is a serious concern among hot tub buyers, but today's technological innovations have made it easy to find a hot tub that will be affordable to run.

Below you'll find out how to find an energy efficient hot tub that meets your needs and your budget.  

8/24/2017
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When do Hot Tubs go on Sale for the Best Prices?

When is the best time of year to buy a hot tub?  The good news is that there are sales going on year-round, so it really depends on what kind of savings you're looking for. 

Below you'll find out when to buy a hot tub to get the hottest deal.

8/17/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a nice day

How do I Know Which Hot Tub Has the Best Warranty?

Because swim spas can be pricy investments, having a good warranty is hugely important.  The best warranties will be from a manufacturer that guarantees that the majority of your repairs will be covered if you are in need.

Below, you'll find out how to learn who has the best warranty so you make the smartest choice possible.
8/16/2017
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Average 4 Person Hot Tub Dimensions Explained

Whether you have a family of four or enjoy entertaining, a 4 person hot tub is a great way to create a space for conversation, relaxation, and more.  But before you buy, knowing the dimensions of your hot tub is essential.    

Below you'll find out about why it's crucial to do your research on the dimensions of the particular hot tub you want so it fits in your outdoor space.

8/4/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

The Incredible Benefits of a Hot Tub Wet Test

If you haven't shopped for a hot tub before, wet testing a hot tub may be a foreign concept.  Essentially, wet testing allows you to try before you buy so you know that a  particular hot tub is right for you.

Below you'll learn why wet tests are essential and what to consider while wet testing your spa to help you choose the right hot tub. 

8/3/2017
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The Ins and Outs of Energy Efficient Hot Tubs

Operating costs are among the biggest concerns of people who are considering buying a hot tub, but it can be hard to know what features and options to look for to ensure that your hot tub is energy efficient.

Below you'll find out more about how to find an energy efficient hot tub that will help you save.

7/20/2017
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Knowing Which Questions to Ask Before Buying a Hot Tub or Spa

If you're getting ready to invest in a hot tub, you may have recently found yourself frequently asking: which hot tub should I buy?  In addition to this, there are many other questions to ask that will help you choose the right hot tub for you.

Below you'll learn the top questions you should ask before you invest. 

7/20/2017
Family having fun in the sun in hot tub

Hot Tub FAQ: How Many Years Does an Outdoor Hot Tub Last?

Is your current hot tub showing signs of age?  Are you considering investing in a new one?  If so, you may be wondering about how long a hot tub typically lasts.

Below, you'll learn about the typical lifespan of a hot tub, what you can do to prolong it, and when it's time to invest in a new one.

7/13/2017
Brand new hot tub in serene location

Free Advice for First Time Hot Tub Buyers from the Experts

When buying a hot tub, tips from the experts are one of the best ways to help you make the right decision.  From the latest hot tub features to understanding size, maintenance requirements, and more, you want to know what to look for.

Below you'll receive some of our best free advice to help you choose the best hot tub for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

7/7/2017
Hot tub in backyard

Top Tips for How to Run a Hot Tub Economically

Investing in a hot tub is a major decision.  Not only is there the upfront cost to consider, but the expense of running and heating it.  Luckily there are many quality hot tubs that won't cost you a fortune to run and the most economical hot tubs are those with energy-efficient features.

Below you'll discover the ins and outs of how to run a hot tub economically so you save money while enjoying your new purchase.

7/6/2017
A hot tub setup in an area with blooming greens

Tips for Creating an Incredible Gazebo

Gazebos are both eye-pleasing and functional and can truly transform your outdoor area.  They're especially perfect structures to use in conjunction with a hot tub.

Below you'll find out about the benefits of gazebos and how to create the ideal gazebo space for your hot tub.

6/28/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

4 Questions to Help You Choose the Ideal Hot Tub

A lot of care and planning go into choosing the right hot tub for your lifestyle.  If you're considering investing in a hot tub, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of choices you have.

Below you'll learn 4 questions you should always ask to make sure you're choosing the ideal hot tub for your needs. 

6/21/2017
2 women wading in a Hydropool hot-tub with surrounding comfortable environment

Making the Most of Your Hot Tub

Hot tubs are among the most important investments you can make in your wellbeing.  From improved emotional wellness to better physical health, your hot tub can improve your health on all fronts.

Below you'll learn more about how to best use your hot tub to fully enhance your life.

6/16/2017
Woman relaxing in hot tub

How a Hot Tub Can Help You Lose Weight

There are many benefits to becoming a hot tub owner. Having a hot tub can act as a foundation for social events and spending time with family as well as provide many health benefits such as therapeutic massage and aiding in relaxation. Another interesting benefit many people don’t think of is how a hot tub can help you lose weight by reducing stress levels and burning calories by exercising in a low impact, relaxing environment. In fact, stress management combined with shedding a few additional calories each day, are two essential keys for effective weight loss.
6/14/2017
A hot tub setup in an area with blooming greens

Hot Tub Aromatherapy Tips

Smell is one of our most powerful senses.  It can help us relax, energize us, and lift our moods.  By using aromatherapy in your hot tub, you can create an even deeper therapeutic experience that improves your well being. 

Below you'll learn about the benefits of aromatherapy and how to harness them to enhance your hot tub experience.

6/9/2017
Two children having fun in a Hydropool hot tub

Hot Tub Tips for Summer Maintenance

Most people invest in hot tubs because they want to add more relaxation to their lives, but become overwhelmed and stressed by the maintenance involved.

Below, you'll find out how to easily stay on top of maintenance tasks as well as what to look for in a hot tub to make maintenance faster and simpler.   

6/8/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

The Right Hot Tub Features for an Incredible Experience

When you want to truly have an incredible hot tub experience, selecting the hot tub with the right features for you is essential. 

Below you'll learn about important features to consider to ensure that you choose the best hot tub for your lifestyle.   

6/2/2017
A row of hot tub supplies in a store

The Best Accessories for your Hot Tub

When you want to make your hot tub more versatile and enjoyable, accessories can make a huge impact.   

Below, you'll find out about the best accessories to invest in when you want to enhance your hot tub experience.  

5/30/2017
Tips for Choosing the Right Hot Tub for You

Using Your Hot Tub to Stay in Shape

While many people invest in hot tubs for relaxation purposes, they also offer you many opportunities to stay in shape.  Exercising in your hot tub is ideal for people with a limited range of motion, those who are recovering from injuries, and people who suffer from arthritis or chronic pain.

Below you'll learn several ways to use your hot tub to stay in shape while keeping your joints healthy.

5/19/2017
Outdoor Hydropool hot tub

Protecting Your Hot Tub from Extreme Weather

Both hot and cold weather can reduce your hot tub's lifespan, but by knowing how to protect your hot tub from the elements, you can keep it running in top condition for longer.

Below you'll learn tips for keeping your hot tub safe even in extreme temperatures and conditions.

5/17/2017
Hot tub in deck

Choosing Between Portable and In-Ground Hot Tubs

With a huge variety of hot tub styles on the market, it can be hard to know which to choose.  One of the biggest decisions people struggle with is whether to buy a portable, above-ground hot tub or a permanent, in-ground hot tub. 

Below you'll learn which factors to consider to make the right choice for your lifestyle.  

5/11/2017
Hot tub in backyard

Choosing the Right Hot Tub Retailer and Manufacturer

Buying a hot tub that will keep you happy over the years often has as much to do with the retailer as it does with the manufacturer. 

Below you'll learn how to choose the right retailer for you.

5/8/2017
Laminated hot tub deck

Designing Your Perfect Hot Tub Deck

Before you install your hot tub, choosing the perfect deck design for your lifestyle is essential.  How much space you have, your budget, and your style are all important considerations to make.

Below you'll learn more about ideal decking options for your hot tub.

5/5/2017
Outdoor hot tub

Indoor Versus Outdoor Hot Tubs

If you're getting ready to invest in a hot tub, knowing where you want to install it is key to choosing the right model for you.

Below you'll learn about what you should consider when deciding between an indoor and an outdoor hot tub.

5/4/2017
Woman relaxing in hot tub

Using Your Hot Tub to Treat Common Health Issues

Lower back pain, arthritis, and insomnia are three common health issues that can seriously impact your life.  But did you know that soaking in a hot tub is a proven way to fight these health issues?

Below you'll learn about how your hot tub can reduce your pain and stress and help you feel better than you have in years.

4/27/2017

The Basics of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, otherwise known as "water therapy" is using water to treat pain and disease, remove toxins, and make chronic conditions more manageable.

Below you'll learn about the history and uses of hydrotherapy and ways to incorporate your hot tub into your hydrotherapy plan.  

4/26/2017
A family using a hot tub to curb the effects of stress

Using a Hot Tub to Curb the Effects of Stress

In our busy modern age, we often think of stress as another part of our daily lives, but in reality it can lead to health problems, premature aging, and psychological difficulties.  While there are many ways to reduce stress, using a hot tub is one of the best known methods to alleviate it.    

Below you'll find out how a hot tub can help you combat stress and the health conditions it is often associated with.

4/21/2017
Hot tub in a secluded backyard area

Answers to Common Hot Tub Questions

If you're ready to buy a hot tub, it's likely that you have questions about things you should know before making such a big investment. 

Below we've gathered some of the most commonly asked hot tub questions and given you the answers you need to make a confident decision.  

4/20/2017
A row of hot tub supplies in a store

Which Hot Tub Supplies Do I Need?

Hopefully if you just bought a new hot tub, you're thrilled about your purchase.  But even during this exciting initial period, you'll want to think about how to keep your hot tub in great condition over the years. 

Below you'll find out simple tips for keeping your hot tub clean and  making your life easier.  

4/12/2017
A hot tub setup in an area with blooming greens

How to Open Your Hot Tub This Spring

Warm weather is on its way, so if you didn't use your hot tub this winter, now is the time to open it. 

Whether you're new to the process or need a refresher, below you'll find out how to easily open your hot tub this season. 

4/11/2017
Hot tub in luxurious setting

Finding the Ideal Hot Tub for Your Lifestyle

Each and every person is different, so it only makes sense that your hot tub needs will be unlike anyone else's.  That's why it's important to make a careful decision and choose a hot tub that is right for your lifestyle.

Below you'll find out more about the factors you should think about to ensure that you find the ideal hot tub for your needs.   

4/7/2017
2 women wading in a Hydropool hot-tub with surrounding comfortable environment

Use Your Hot Tub to Create a Backyard Vacation

After returning from vacation, we feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and balanced, but we can't always get away as often as we'd like.  Although this may be true, a hot tub is a great way to reap the rewards of a vacation without ever leaving home.

Below, you'll learn how to use your hot tub to create the perfect vacation experience whenever you need one.    

 

4/5/2017
Couple having a great time in a hot tub

Soak Your Way to Better Health

Many people purchase hot tubs to help them relax and unwind, but hot tubs can also have many positive impacts on your health. 

Whether you're looking for short- or long-term health benefits, a hot tub can provide them.  Read on to find out why purchasing a hot tub is among the best things you can do to invest in your health.  

3/31/2017
Hot tub maintenance

Keeping Your Hot Tub in Top Condition

The excitement of buying a new hot tub makes it easy to stay motivated and keep up with maintenance, but as time goes on, it's easy to let it slip.  Unfortunately, this can cause your hot tub's components to wear out more quickly than you'd like.

Below, you'll learn easy tips for keeping your hot tub perfectly maintained so you can keep it in the best possible condition for years to come. 

 

3/30/2017
Two children having fun in a Hydropool hot tub

Choose the Best Hot Tub for You

Choosing a hot tub is a very individualized decision.  You want to pick a hot tub that is the right fit for your lifestyle, but with so many options available, it can be overwhelming.  Below, you'll learn which factors you should consider to make sure you pick the best hot tub for you.  

3/22/2017
A Hydropool hot tub in a very serene location

Create the Ultimate Paradise with a Hot Tub

The best vacations are the ones that relax and rejuvenate us, helping us to restore balance to our lives.  Although it may be hard to get away as often as you'd like, a hot tub is a great way to relax without ever leaving home.  One of the most appealing parts of being a hot tub owner is your ability to create a vacation experience whenever you need one, right in your own backyard.  Below, you'll learn how to use your hot tub as the centerpiece of your perfect paradise.  

3/20/2017
Man and woman enjoying a soak in a hot

How a Hot Tub Can Improve Your Health

Hot tubs are often purchased for entertainment and relaxation, but hot tub use can also have a significant positive impact on your health.  Not only can hot tubs provide short-term health benefits, but long-term benefits as well.  Read on to learn more about why a hot tub is among the healthiest investments you can make. 

3/16/2017
Brand new hot tub in serene location

How to Keep Your Hot Tub Running Like New

When you first purchase a hot tub, staying on top of maintenance is at the forefront of your mind.  But as the years go on, it's easy to let maintenance slide.  In this post, you'll learn simple maintenance tips that will help you get your hot tub running like new and keep it in excellent condition.

3/15/2017
Man taking a swim in a swim spa

Finding the Right Swim Spa for the Perfect Swim

If you're getting ready to invest in a swim spa, you want to choose a model that will deliver the perfect swim for you.  To best achieve this, you'll need to consider many factors from water volume and speed to the type of current the swim spa provides.  You'll also want to know what to avoid.

Below, you'll discover what to look for to ensure that you choose the right swim spa for you.   

3/9/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a nice day

Using Your Hot Tub to Conquer Insomnia

Whether sleeping is difficult for you because of stress, too much caffeine, or health problems like chronic pain, a great treatment for insomnia is a hot tub.  

Below you'll find out how to combat insomnia and get more sleep by using your hot tub to help you relax and de-stress.    

3/8/2017
Hot tub in cozy space

Save Money with an Energy-Efficient Hot Tub

Choosing an energy efficient hot tub is one of the best ways to save money on your investment.  However, all hot tubs are not equal when it comes to energy efficiency, so it's important to know what to look for.

Below, you'll learn about the features that make a hot tub energy efficient so you can get the most energy savings possible. 

3/2/2017
Soaking in hot tub on a warm, sunny day

The Best Hot Tub Design for a Comfortable Soak

In order to fully relax in your hot tub, you have to be extremely comfortable, but all hot tubs are not equal in this arena.  Luckily there are many ways to take the initiative and find the features that will provide you with the highest level of comfort.

 

Below, you'll learn what to look for in a hot tub to maximize your comfort and fully enjoy your soak.

 

3/1/2017
hot tub in a beautiful walled in backyard location

Make the Most of Hot Tub Installation

Whether you imagine your hot tub installed on your deck or in a sunroom, location is key.  But how can you determine the best location?

Below you'll learn about how to choose the right installation style for your hot tub and your lifestyle.   

2/23/2017
Family having fun in the sun in hot tub

Why You Should Invest in a Hydropool Hot Tub

Hydropool is one of the most well-known hot tub companies around, but a common question that consumers ask is: what sets Hydropool hot tubs apart from other brands?

Below, you'll find out about the benefits that make Hydropool hot tubs a great investment choice including comfort, design, energy efficiency, and more.  

2/22/2017
maximizing therapeutic benefits in hot tub

How to Maximize the Therapeutic Benefits of Your Hot Tub

Whether you want to diminish stress, sleep better, or relieve aches and pains, hot tubs offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits.  But it's important to remember that each hot tub is unique and some will be more effective than others.

Below you'll learn how to select the features that will offer you the maximum therapeutic experience. 

2/16/2017
New hot tub in serene location

Hot Tub Buying Mistakes to Look Out For

While it can be thrilling to imagine soaking in a new hot tub, you don't want to let the fantasy lead you to quickly purchase a hot tub that you haven't fully thought through. 

2/15/2017
How to Choose the Right Hot Tub

How to Choose the Right Hot Tub

Hot tubs are serious investments, so it's essential to choose the right one for your needs. Before you rush out and buy a hot tub on a whim, you'll want to thoroughly compare the features and benefits of several different models.
2/9/2017
The Importance of Keeping up with Hot Tub Treatments

The Importance of Keeping up with Hot Tub Treatments

Staying on top of hot tub maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your hot tub running well both now and in the future. If you keep up on treatments consistently, you'll save money and prevent time-consuming issues like bacteria, algae, and more.
1/26/2017
Hot Tub to Ease Your Pain and Ailments

Using a Hot Tub to Ease Your Pain and Ailments

Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, and a major reason they invest in hot tubs is to alleviate it. Whether you suffer from headaches, nerve pain, muscle pain, or something else, below you'll find out more about which types of pain a hot tub can treat.
1/24/2017
Energy Efficient Hot Tub

Reasons to Buy an Energy Efficient Hot Tub

If you're ready to buy a hot tub, it's likely because you want a place to relax, reduce stress, or spend meaningful time with your friends and family. But before deciding which hot tub is best for you, you'll want to also consider the overall investment and which hot tub will provide not only enjoyment, but also the best value.
1/9/2017
Incredible hot tub experience

Features that Create an Incredible Hot Tub Experience

If you're thinking about buying a hot tub, your excitement can be so enormous that you quickly make a decision only to discover that you've chosen a hot tub that isn't right for you.

12/21/2016
Best Hot Tub

Choose the Best Hot Tub for You

Choosing a hot tub is a very individualized decision. You want to pick a hot tub that is the right fit for your lifestyle, but with so many options available, it can be overwhelming. Below, you'll learn which factors you should consider to make sure you pick the best hot tub for you.
12/12/2016
Ultimate Paradise Hot Tub

Create the Ultimate Paradise with a Hot Tub

The best vacations are the ones that relax and rejuvenate us, helping us to restore balance to our lives. Although it may be hard to get away as often as you'd like, a hot tub is a great way to relax without ever leaving home. One of the most appealing parts of being a hot tub owner is your ability to create a vacation experience whenever you need one, right in your own backyard. Below, you'll learn how to use your hot tub as the centerpiece of your perfect paradise.
12/9/2016
Hot Tub Can Improve Your Health

How a Hot Tub Can Improve Your Health

Hot tubs are often purchased for entertainment and relaxation, but hot tub use can also have a significant positive impact on your health. Not only can hot tubs provide short-term health benefits, but long-term benefits as well. Read on to learn more about why a hot tub is among the healthiest investments you can make.
12/8/2016
Couple enjoying a relaxing hot tub

Keep Your Hot Tub Running Like New

When you first purchase a hot tub, staying on top of maintenance is at the forefront of your mind. But as the years go on, it's easy to let maintenance slide. In this post, you'll learn simple maintenance tips that will help you get your hot tub running like new and keep it in excellent condition.
12/5/2016
Hot Tub Insulation

Save Money With Proper Hot Tub Insulation

Among the most common questions we're asked at Hydropool is “how much does it cost to run a hot tub?” The answer always depends on the quality of your hot tub and its insulation. Quality hot tubs cost as little as $1.00 to $1.50 per day to run.
12/1/2016
Get a Full-Body Massage with the Hydropool 4 Zone Massage System

Get a Full-Body Massage with the Hydropool 4 Zone Massage System

All hot tubs have jets, but some jet systems are more therapeutic than others. When you want a complete, therapeutic, full-body massage, a 4 Zone Massage System like Hydropool's is the way to go.
11/30/2016
Choosing the Right Size for Your Hot Tub

Choosing the Right Size for Your Hot Tub

The size of your hot tub should be a crucial part of your buying decision. When determining the right size for your needs, you'll want to think about both your short-term and long-term future. Below are several considerations you should make that will help you select a hot tub that will be a great fit for you now and well into the future.
11/29/2016
Outdoor Hot Tub Room

Create the Perfect “Outdoor Room” for Your Hot Tub

Outdoor rooms are one of today's most desirable design trends and an ideal way to enhance your hot tub experience. By creating a personalized outdoor oasis with your hot tub at the center, you'll have more space for relaxation, entertainment, barbecues, and family time. Whether you want a private, intimate space or an inviting area for guests, there are a wide variety of outdoor room designs for every lifestyle.
11/25/2016
 The Evolution of the Hot Tub

The Evolution of the Hot Tub

Since their invention, hot tubs have undergone major changes. As manufacturers find new ways to save you time and money and improve maintenance, they are able to truly create the ideal hot tub experience for you.
11/24/2016
Selecting the Right Hot Tub

Selecting the Right Hot Tub for You

If you're in search of the perfect hot tub, it's important to remember that one size doesn't fit all. To find your ideal hot tub, you'll need to make several considerations including your lifestyle, therapeutic needs, cost requirements, and other preferences.
11/23/2016
Energy-Efficient Hot Tub and Save Big

Choose an Energy-Efficient Hot Tub and Save Big

Whether stress reduction or entertainment is your goal, energy efficiency is one of the most important features in a hot tub. Energy efficiency can vary greatly between brands and models, so you'll need to be a skilled investigator to find the features that will help you save money.
11/21/2016
Increase Your Comfort With the Right Hot Tub Design

Increase Your Comfort With the Right Hot Tub Design

If your hot tub isn't comfortable, it will be impossible to fully enjoy your time there. That's why it's critical that you take the initiative to ensure that the hot tub you choose has features that will provide you and your guests with outstanding comfort.
11/18/2016
The Perfect Hot Tub Installation

The Perfect Hot Tub Installation

When it comes to hot tub installation, location is key.  There are many choices for where to install your hot tub, but it's important that you choose the location that fully fits your needs.  In this blog, you'll learn how to choose the perfect installation style for your lifestyle.
11/17/2016
Choose a Hydropool Hot Tub

Reasons to Choose a Hydropool Hot Tub

Consumers often want to know what sets a Hydropool hot tub apart from a hot tub made by another manufacturer.  What makes Hydropool the best investment choice?  There are many answers to this question, but overall Hydropool features superior comfort, design, energy efficiency, and technology to create a hot tub experience that is unmatched.
11/16/2016
Hot Tub Therapeutic Benefits

How to Make the Most of Your Hot Tub's Therapeutic Benefits

The therapeutic benefits of hot tubs are well known.  In fact, most people purchase a hot tub because it's a proven way to de-stress, improve sleep, and alleviate aches and pains.
11/15/2016
Avoid hot tub buying mistakes

Avoiding Common Hot Tub Buying Mistakes

The thrill of soaking in a new hot tub can make buyers prone to mistakes that will ultimately leave them suffering from buyer's remorse.  Even when consumers think they're making a sound decision, there are a variety of common mistakes that they unknowingly make.
11/14/2016
Tips for Choosing the Right Hot Tub for You

Tips for Choosing the Right Hot Tub for You

A hot tub is an exciting investment, which makes it easy to rush into a purchase without thoroughly considering whether a particular hot tub is right for you.  To make the best decision, it's important to fully review the features and benefits of a variety of hot tubs.
11/9/2016

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