Everything You Need To Know About Hot Tubs

Everything You Need To Know About Hot Tubs

More and more homeowners are considering installing hot tubs in their homes not only because of the added appeal and beauty to their house. But more for its therapeutic benefits as well as for the opportunity it provides families to gather and spend more time together. The continuously growing demand for outdoor spas and tubs have resulted in the development and manufacturing of different variations of outdoor spas. In fact, there are tubs that come in different colors and designs to complement current climate and the home’s décor. Moreover, many tubs that are available in the market today have different accessories and features including bubbles, jets, cup holders and lounge chairs. Raw materials Early outdoor spas are generally made from plaster, tile and wood. These materials are rarely being used today because they have been proven to be difficult to maintain. Today’s tubs are made from acrylic and fiberglass. Industry experts believe these materials highly durable and very easy to maintain. Moreover, these can be easily manipulated to ensure heat insulation as well as create different colors and styles. Installation process Generally, hot tubs are very easy to install. All you need are garden hose and a power supply. If you bought a basic outdoor spa, you will not need professional assistance in installation since all you need to do is to hose the tub and plug it to the power supply. Once the water is warmed up, call the rest of your family and get in and relax in your outdoor spa. Note, however, that there are certain types of outdoor spas that require installation by a professional....
Above Ground Swimming Pools in Myrtle Beach

Above Ground Swimming Pools in Myrtle Beach

Swimming pools are very popular these days, proving to be one of the best investments you can make for your home and your family.  If you live in Myrtle Beach, or in an area that is known for a hot climate, a swimming pool can be an ideal way to cool off.  You can have friends over at your pool to have fun, or use it to teach your kids how to swim.  Although many people prefer an in-ground pool, an above ground pool is just as good – if not better. Above ground swimming pools are well known for three reasons – safety, installation, and maintenance.  All types of swimming pools can be a chore to maintain, as you have to clean it on a daily basis and ensure that you have the right balance of chemicals in the water.  You also have to keep an eye on the temperature and keep objects such as leaves out of the water.  Advantages Of Having Above Ground Swimming Pools Easier to maintain for the simple reason of being above ground In ground pools are down low, meaning that debris can easily get into it, and animals such as dogs, cats, and even squirrels have easy access to it.  Above ground pools, on the other hand, are a bit higher up, and make it hard for animals and debris to gain access to the water.  Those of you who are looking for a pool that requires less maintenance – should look into an above ground swimming pool. Safer for children. Children can easily fall into in ground pools, for the simple fact that they are low to the...
Hot Tubs 101: Water Care And Maintenance

Hot Tubs 101: Water Care And Maintenance

Considering how they take care and benefit you, owners should also learn how to properly take care and maintain their hot tubs. Aside from the much needed hydrotherapy and massage working to relieve your sore muscles after a long day at work, these outdoor spas also help you relax and release stress and pressure that many of you feel on a daily basis. And if you used a special aromatic scent for the water, you will have a wonderful treat of aromatherapy. Caring for your tub water is extremely important to ensure efficient operation and longer lifespan. You don’t have to worry because it is real easy to maintain clean and safe water for your outdoor spa. All you need is the right type of sanitizer and oxidizer and a convenient schedule for your water maintenance routine. On the other hand, if you want complete water care and maintenance, you can do so by working with professionals. There are different maintenance strategies that you should consider to maintain your outdoor spa. Using a complete water management system This type of water maintenance system is incorporated into your hot tubs. You will need to work with a professional to determine the right and suitable type of water management system for your outdoor spa. Elko Spas Billiards & Pools will help you identify and install the most suitable and cost effective water management system for your hot tub. One of the common types of water management systems is one that uses ozone. This effectively helps to remove organics that develop and accumulate on your outdoor spa’s water. All water management systems...
How Pool Chemicals Fine Tune Your Swimming Pool

How Pool Chemicals Fine Tune Your Swimming Pool

Pool chemicals play a critical role in your swimming pool maintenance. The chemicals work with the pool’s filter system which works to distribute and circulate the chemicals throughout the swimming pool. It is important and extremely useful if you have the right chemicals on hand as well as the necessary tools that you can use to measure their level in the pool water. Why do you need to keep pool chemicals in the right balance Aside from the general and obvious reasons for keeping the pool water clean and sanitized, here are other more specific reasons on why it is extremely important that you know how to manage your pool’s chemical balance. To treat the pool water and drive away dangerous bacteria and other disease-carrying microorganisms. These may already be present in the water that you use to fill your pool or they may come from the skin of the people who use the pool. Where ever they come from, don’t make it easy for them to thrive and develop in your pool water by leaving it untreated or chemically unbalanced. To protect other parts and aspect of your swimming pool. Untreated or chemically unbalanced pool water may damage other parts of your swimming pool. Too much chlorine may cause problems to your filter and other equipment that you use for your swimming pool. To prevent skin and eye irritation. A chemically unbalanced swimming pool may irritate the skin and eyes of those who will use the swimming pool especially for long periods of time. Managing Pool Chemicals The primary and most important role of these chemicals is to...
DIY Guide For Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

DIY Guide For Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

It’s autumn and for homeowners who have a swimming pool, that means it’s time to start winterizing preparations. Closing your pool for the winter isn’t difficult and can be done yourself. The main reasons you need to close your pool for the winter are: keeping the water clean in order to save time and money opening it back up in spring, and also to shelter the equipment from harsh winter weather. Ice and frost can cause damage to your pool’s equipment, so it’s important to make sure it’s protected during the winter months. The last thing you want when you open up your swimming pool again is to find pipes leaking and cracks to your filters, etc. A few tips for closing your swimming pool on your own…. You can certainly do the job of winterizing the pool yourself. The first thing you should be certain of is that you have properly balanced the water’s alkalinity, calcium hardness and pH levels. This is important so that the surface of your pool does not crack, etch or stain. Purchase a kit specially made for winterizing the pool water, and it will be nice and clear when you open it back up. Lower the water levels slightly. This keeps it below the filter and stops the pumps from working to clean the water while it’s not being used. Pull the plug at the bottom of the filter to drain the water out of it. Be sure to remember to open the air valve. You should also drain your pump, let it run for a few seconds at the end to ensure...
How Warm Should Your Pool Water Be?

How Warm Should Your Pool Water Be?

Right Water Temperature For Hot Tubs and Pools It’s one of the most frequent questions we get: How hot should I keep my hot tub and/or pool? Several deciding factors go into that answer, but we’ll cover some of the things to consider here in this article… What Will Your Pool Be Used For?  This is a good question. The temperature should be set depending on which region in the country you live, as well as who uses it and what they are using it for. For competitive purposes, the pool water would need to be around 78 degrees, which is a relatively lower temperature. Public swimming pools on the other hand, are usually a little warmer, with temps anywhere from 78 F – 82 F. The water would be warmer still for therapy uses, classes for children or elderly people. For these purposes, the water would be more like 83-86 F. Many people say that the prefect water temperature for swimming laps would be around 75 degrees. Still others maintain it should be closer to 70 degrees. So that brings us back to the original question of how warm the pool water should be. The truth of the matter is that if you are fortunate enough to own a pool, then the water temperature really comes down to your personal preference. Obviously, if you don’t heat your pool, then the weather will be what determines how warm the water is. If you live in a warm climate, then by the first part of July, the water may feel more like bath water. The main thing is to ask...