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Best Hot Tub Ideas for Your Backyard

 

A Hot Tub can Be a Great Addition to Any Backyard! Adding a hot tub to your backyard can be a great way to improve your overall design. You can add years of enjoyment to your outdoor living space with the addition of an outdoor spa. But there are some things to consider before making that decision. Where will it go? What other things will have to be added to support the hot tub? How will it affect the rest of your backyard design? If you don't take the time to think through the process carefully, your dream could turn into a nightmare!

How to Drain a Hot Tub

 
  •  From time to time you will need to perform atub drainon your hot tub or spa. The tub will need to be drained and cleaned periodically, especially if you are not using it during the winter. Whatever the reason, draining the tub is important. If you leave it too long, bacteria can form. In particular, winter maintenance is vital to ensure your hot tub won’t sustain any damage when the weather turns cold.Initial StepsThe first thing to do is to turn off the heater on the hot tub and switch it off at the mains supply.

Spa Measuring Tips and Tricks

Spa cover measuring
tips and tricks

Lip Over Design                       Deck Style - Outside dimension of the acrylic shell (standard cover size).
- Outside dimension of the wood cabinet.
- This is the height of the acrylic lip, determining the cover's skirt length.
- This is the height of the acrylic lip, determining the cover's skirt length ("Cabinet Size" covers may require a longer skirt, to the bottom of the "deck").

Cover Care and Information

cover care and information
 
  • Keep the cover clean.
    The exterior vinyl needs to stay clean and conditioned. Use a mild soap (NOT a detergent) and water solution to clean the vinyl portion of the cover at least twice per month.
  • Use a moisturizing and conditioning product
    Such asKover Care & Conditioner, at least once every two months. Don't use any products with silicone in them. These types of products can destroy the vinyl's topcoat, allowing the plasticizer gases to escape. Once this happens, the vinyl will be susceptible to cracking.

How to get rid of foam in your hot tub

Sometimes a hot tub can produce lots of foam. Although this may be great when taking a bubble bath, it’s not ideal in a hot tub.
Hot tub foam is caused by the water being “thick” and the air jets activate these tiny bubbles, causing the foam.
Here are the common causes of hot tub foam:
  • Hair care products such as shampoo, gel, mousse, hair spray, etc.
  • Body lotions and deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Laundry detergent or soap
  • Cheap hot tub chemicals, too many chemicals, or total dissolved solids (TDS)
  • Drinks
The only thing that should go in hot tub water are humans and trusted hot tub chemicals.

Hot Tub Care Water Care and Trouble Shooting

Hot Tub & Spa
Water Care & Troubleshooting
Hopefully we're not the first to tell you that owning a spa, just like a car or beautiful garden requires periodic maintenance and upkeep. While there's lots of products to greatly help reduce the amount of chemical use and maintenance time, NOTHING will make your spa totally maintenance and chemical free. Without a doubt, the most important aspect of spa care is the chemical balance of the water. You might even say that adjusting the chemical balance of your spa water is like feeding it.

Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs Can Boost Your Homes Value and Enjoyment

 
After a hard day's work, nothing can relax you like a dip into a hot tub, pool or spa. The great thing about a hot, tub pool or spa is that they don't just make your home more enjoyable, they also make it more marketable. It's a fact that adding a hot tub, pool or spa can add value to your home in the event that you ever wish to sell it. However, making sure you choose the right hot tub, pool or spa and the right people to install them is important to keep a money maker from turning into a money pit. According to the National Association of Realtors, in-ground pools can add up to 11 percent to the value of a home. For this value, there is a price. Pools cost money to maintain, in water and power bills and in chemical treatments. If you contract a pool service to treat and vacuum your pool, it will cost you between $1,500 and $2,000 a year. For swimming pool owners in cold climes, heating a pool for just one season can increase your heating bills by $500.Before purchasing a pool, make sure you learn about all the costs involved and how to properly maintain the pool. With a little do-it-yourself work, you can greatly reduce the cost of upkeep, thus preventing you from getting underwater on your aquatic investment. There's often a lot of confusion about the difference between a hot tub and a spa, so here's a hard and fast definition. Hot tubs are made of wood, and usually also have a liner on the inside. Hot tubs have jets, just like a spa, but don't have the contoured seating which spas offer. Spas are constructed of fiberglass or acrylic and generally last longer than a hot tub.The average hot tub or spa costs about $5,000 to install. How much they increase your home value depends on a number of factors, including where you live. In the South, hot tubs and spas aren't as sought after as they are in the Pacific Northwest, or other chilly climes where evenings are cool even in the summer. When purchasing a hot tub or spa, you should ask a few questions before making your choice, such as: Will my floor support the hot tub or spa? What kind of heating and filtration system does it have? How energy efficient is the hot tub or spa? Is it easy to clean and maintain? What sort of warranty is being offered by the dealer? A hot tub, pool or spa can be a great investment and also make your house a fun place for parties and social events. Making the right choices and taking the right steps in the early stages of installation can keep these luxuries from becoming liabilities.

Hot Tub can be a Great Addition to Any Backyard!

 
A Hot Tub can Be a Great Addition to Any Backyard! Adding a hot tub to your backyard can be a great way to improve your overall design. You can add years of enjoyment to your outdoor living space with the addition of an outdoor spa. But there are some things to consider before making that decision. Where will it go? What other things will have to be added to support the hot tub? How will it affect the rest of your backyard design? If you don't take the time to think through the process carefully, your dream could turn into a nightmare!

Hot Tub Spas and Planning Backyard to Complement Outdoor Spas

 
 If you are considering the purchase of outdoor hot tubs spas, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is where the best location for the hot tub is in your backyard. Not only will you have to find an area that is capable of holding the weight of discount hot tubs, but you will want to find the area that will be the most aesthetically pleasing as well. Everyone knows about the relaxation benefits of discount hot tubs, but if you are purchasing one for home improvement reasons, you will want to build the perfect landscape to complement the hot tub.

Micheal Phelps Masters Swim Spa

 
 

 Swimming Champion Michael Phelps and Master Spas® Create New Line of Signature Swim SpasWorld champion and sports icon Michael Phelps and the engineering design team of Master Spas® have teamed up to create and introduce a new signature line of swim spas. The collaborative effort has resulted in a full line of new swim spas under the brand name of Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas by Master Spas.The Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas by Master Spas was designed and developed with the input of Mr.
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