Hot Tubs Hygiene Safety

Hot Tubs Hygiene Safety

Hot tubs have continued to gain popularity over the last few years, yet many people are not educated about the importance of safety and hygiene in the hot tub. To stay safe and healthy and enjoy many years with your hot tub, we want to bring you up to speed on the things you need to know! Hot Tub Hygiene Tips Did you know that human skin carries microbes that can be excreted through bodily fluids like tears? These bacteria can survive for days in water and easily infect eyes, mouth and nose, as well as skin. If you have multiple users of your hot tub and aren’t exercising proper hygiene, you are putting everyone at risk for infection. If kids are in the water, they can get water in their mouths and contract digestive tract and other intestinal issues from these bacteria. So, the first order of attack for good hot tub hygiene is to make sure that anyone who has had recent diarrhea, skin infections or open wounds stay OUT of the hot tub! They can put any other users at risk. Test Kits This is a very crucial part of maintaining a safe hot tub. Your hot tub will come with a test kit that has strips and tablets. They will test for the levels of bromine and chlorine. You need to understand these levels and know what they should be so you can adjust accordingly.  Bromine is a disinfectant to keep the water clean. It is usually distributed from a little container or float that has an open-close system to regulate it. Water enters and...
Cleaning Your Pool After A Storm or Flood

Cleaning Your Pool After A Storm or Flood

POOL & HOT TUB After Storm/Flood CLEAN UP, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT & WATER CLEAN UP. POOL TABLE & Gameroom SERVICE Too! ​Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools Team are here to help. Discounts for Service, Filters, Accessories, Water Care and Hot Tub /Spa Replacements. ​Call Elko Service Today 843-294-ELKO (3556)​ Visit the Elko Store Monday-Friday 9-6 Friday 9-5 We have water care & Filters for Pool & Spa clean up. ​ ​Our Prayers go out to all the storm/flood victims, Call Elko today and let us help you clean up and get back to normal. ​ ​Call Elko Service Today 843-294-ELKO (3556)​ Elko Spas Billiards & Pools 4718 Northgate Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 (843) 294-3556...
How To Enjoy Your Hot Tub In The Fall

How To Enjoy Your Hot Tub In The Fall

Fall is one of those seasons that’s considered to be the best time to enjoy your hot tub. During this period, temperatures fall and the hot tub’s bubbly and warm water offers you a haven where you can relax and unwind after a long and hard day’s work. Unlike the winter, fall allows you to step out of your hot tub without the need to rush back inside your home to feel warm. You can go from your hot tub and play badminton with friends, and then return to the tub again to cool off without having to grab a towel. The cool air of the fall season gives a refreshing contrast to the water in the tub, without having to feel frigid. If you are looking to make your Myrtle Beach hot tub experience more rewarding this fall season, here are some things you need to know. Pumpkin Spice Hot Tub You love your hot tub and your coffee. And during the fall season, you can add pumpkin spice lattes to that list. Have you ever thought of combining them all? Nothing beats the experience of stepping into a bubbly and warm hot tub on a brisk morning in the fall season, especially when you brought some delectable caffeinated beverages with you. You can either go to the nearest coffee shop or start your espresso maker. Once you have your drinks with you, you will get to enjoy a better morning hot tub experience. Halloween Hot Tub Party You can make your Halloween party much more memorable if you throw your hot tub into the mix. Apart from...
Cleaning Up Your Swimming Pool After A Storm

Cleaning Up Your Swimming Pool After A Storm

Summer months mean longer and warmer days when you can enjoy your swimming pool. However, it likewise means that you are in store for some rain. Once the summer’s warm humid air comes across a cold front, you may be on to a rainy situation. In some cases, this may even cause some damages due to the lighting and strong winds it brings. It can be quite hard to know how to go about reopening the swimming pool following a storm. However, a quick turnaround is a must especially if you are a facility that caters to a huge number of people. Pool management should be one of the primary concerns when it comes to post storm cleanup. This will help you prepare your pool so that swimmers can get back in the water right away. You can hire professionals to help you in cleaning pool after storm. Skim And Brush The Pool Water Before adding new chemicals to your swimming pool water, you need to first check the pool’s surface for large debris. Leaves, branches, and other objects may have fallen into the pool water during the storm, and there’s no filter that can clear these kinds of huge objects from the pool water. The first step when it comes to cleaning pool after a storm is to get rid of the branches and other objects in the pool. Once you are done cleaning the surface of the pool water, the next thing you have to do is to agitate the whole pool so you can stir up any debris or dirt that might have dropped into the...
The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

Billiards table are now considered by many as a precious investment that should be properly maintained and taken care of. Myrtle Beach pool tables are not cheap investments, regardless of whether you buy a brand new or already used table. Add to this the costs required for maintenance and upkeep. If you own a pool table, it is important that you know how to properly take care of your investment. Failure to do so may mean more expenses for you to either restore or repair your table. And if the damage of wear and tear is beyond repair, you are left with the option to buy a new one or forget everything about owning a pool table and playing a game at your convenience. Here is an easy maintenance guide that you can follow to be able to use your billiards tables for much longer. Who knows, you just might be able to pass it on as a family heirloom to your children. 1. Do not attempt to move the table on your own If you want to rearrange the furniture in your game or recreation room and would have to move your pool table, it is best to hire professionals like those from Elko Spas Billiards & Pools to help you do this. Keep in mind that pool tables are installed and leveled in a certain way to ensure efficiency when using the table and playing a game. Should you try and move it or even give it a slight push, this will cause the table to become un-level. Aside from this, it may also cause the slate seams...