Hot Tubs

How long should you stay in a hot tub

How Long Is Too Long in A Hot Tub?

Ending a stressful week with a long soak in a hot tub can be truly invigorating. You let all your troubles melt away, but if you feel like something else might be melting as well, then you have been in that hot tub for far too long. But how long should your hot tub session…

What Causes Alkalinity to Drop in a Hot Tub

What Causes Alkalinity to Drop in a Hot Tub?

A hot tub is a wonderful addition to luxury or humble homes. And if you’re facing troubles with dropping levels of your hot tub’s alkalinity, we are here to help you with tips for hot tub care. Many hot tub owners often get confused between pH and alkalinity, believing them to be the same thing….

Chlorine vs bromine

Chlorine vs Bromine For a Hot Tub – Which to Choose?

When it comes to choosing a disinfectant for your hot tub water, chlorine and bromine are the two most popular options. Chlorine effectively kills bacteria and viruses, while bromine is effective at inhibiting algae growth. Both of these chemicals have their own advantages and disadvantages. Chlorine is the more popular disinfectant because it kills a…

Why do hot tub jets make you itch

Why Do Hot Tub Jets Make You Itchy?

Most people suffer no adverse reactions to using a hot tub, even for extended periods of time while sitting directly exposed to the jets in the hot tub firing out water and air. However, others can suffer from mild skin irritation which results in the skin feeling itchy. Normally this is quite short-lived. Apart from…

How long des a hot tub cover last

How Long Do Hot Tub Covers Last?

A hot tub cover can last anything from just 2-3 years if it is poor quality and is exposed to the elements constantly being rained on, snowed on, frozen and battered by the wind. But given the right conditions, care by hot tub owners and quality it could last 10 years or more. On average,…

9 Ways to Get Sand Out of a Hot Tub 1

9 Ways to Get Sand Out of a Hot Tub

When you have a hot tub, particularly if it is outdoors in your yard, inevitably sand, sediment and other debris will be carried into the water on people’s feet. It will then end up on the bottom and collect in the seats where it will settle. So how do you remove it? There are a…

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How to Drain a Hot Tub – Four Easy Ways

Having to drain your hot tub is something you will have to do from time to time as part of your hot tub care routine as the only way to thoroughly clean it is with it empty.. There are four main ways to drain a hot tub: Using a submersible pump Through the hot tub…

Does a hot tub need plumbing

Does a Hot Tub Need Plumbing? Simple Installation Guide

When most people are considering buying and installing a hot tub or spa one of the things they invariably ask is – do hot tubs require plumbing? Fortunately, the answer is that there are very few external requirements, including the need to plumb it in, so it is surprisingly easy to set up a hot…

hot tub water

How to Shock a Hot Tub – A Complete Guide

Have you ever been about to take a nice relaxing dip inside your hot tub? Then, right before jumping in, you notice you have cloudy water, the hot tub water feels slimy or there is an unpleasant odor. If that is the case then it’s time to get it cleaned, aka you need to shock!…

What Are the Pros and Cons of a Hot Tub

What Are the Pros and Cons of a Hot Tub?

Owning a hot tub is the dream for many. It’s the perfect relaxation space after a long work week and a great way to hang out and entertain with friends and family. However, they do cost a lot of money to purchase. It’s a massive decision before you even scope out the location you want…