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Frequently Asked Questions About Hot Tubs

Frequently Asked Questions About Hot Tubs

We typically get asked a great deal of questions about hot tubs. Here are just a couple of them: Q. Exactly what is the difference between a Jacuzzi , spa, hot tub and whirlpool? A. Generally, the word “health spa” describes any one of a number of jetted, warmed, water-filled tubs. According to Webster’s Dictionary, a health spa is specified as “a well known watering location in Belgium; any location, particularly a resort, having a mineral spring.” A lot of “spas” are constructed of either acrylic or fiberglass. Acrylic spas are, by far, the much better of the 2 types and will offer longer life and service to their owners. “Hot tubs” are made from wood, sometimes with a liner set inside. They can supply you with that “jet action”, but without the contoured seating acrylic spas offer. A “whirlpool”, the way the word is frequently used, describes any spa or hot tub’s circular “water action”. Remember, a “Jacuzzi” is not a generic name for spas. Jacuzzi is a company that makes “whirlpool baths” and spas. Any spa or jacuzzi will offer you this “whirlpool action” of the water. We like to describe all the above units as Hot Tub Spas. This is sort of a catch-all phrase. “Jetted Bathtubs” are typically made of fiberglass or acrylic and can be made use of in either a brand-new building, or to change out existing bathtubs. They usually get set up in the bathroom and have a jet pump attached to them. You fill a Jetted Tub each time you want to utilize it, then switch on the jet pump to... read more
Pool Supplies 101: Comparing Types Of Pool Cleaners

Pool Supplies 101: Comparing Types Of Pool Cleaners

One of the basic pool supplies that every homeowner should have is a pool cleaner. This amazing tool helps pool owners keep their swimming pools clean and clear without putting in a lot of time and effort. Today’s pool cleaners are basically plug and play and range from simple handheld cleaning devices to complex cleaning systems that are controlled electronically by a computer or your smart phone. Because there is a wide range of different pool cleaning devices, you may have difficulties choosing which one is the most suitable for your swimming pool. To help you with this, below is a list of the common pool cleaners and some information about them. • Manual vacuums – These pool supplies generally consist of a vacuum head that is often attached to a telescoping pole to allow the user to be able to reach the bottom of the swimming pool. Manual vacuums use the filtration system of your swimming pool to remove the debris and dirt that it has sucked up. These are often used for aboveground swimming pools and are the most affordable cleaning tool in the market. This is primarily because it does not rely on technology for its operation. Because it is manually operated, it requires time and effort from the user. • Suction-side pool cleaners – These automatic pool cleaners use the suction from your swimming pool’s filtration system to be able to move around the pool. This is why they are referred to as suction-side. Because they are often hooked up to the skimmer basket, they transfer all dirt, sand and other debris that they suck... read more
Schedule of Maintenance For Your Hot Tubs

Schedule of Maintenance For Your Hot Tubs

Proper and regular maintenance of hot tubs is important to prevent damage and repair as well as to extend its lifespan. The good thing about spa maintenance is that it can be done by homeowners without professional assistance. On the other hand, a regular schedule should be strictly followed to ensure proper maintenance and care. Here is a maintenance schedule that you can follow in order to properly take care of your hot tubs. On a daily basis: All you need to do every day with regards to maintaining your spa is to keep it covered when not in use. Aside from preventing fallen leaves and other debris from getting into the water, here are some of the benefits of keeping your spa covered when not in use. Spa covers help maintain the water temperature. As a result, the outdoor spa will no longer need to use electricity in order to maintain the right water temperature. Spa covers protect the tub’s finish from being damaged by sunlight. Covering the spa helps maintain its warranty. Spa covers prevent children and pets from playing near or in the spa, which can result in accidents including drowning. On a weekly basis: At least once a week, experts recommend testing the spa water to make sure the water chemistry is balanced and on the right levels. Keep in mind that similarly with swimming pools, chemicals are added in the right amount and proportions to the water to prevent the growth and development of algae and bacteria. Depending on the frequency of using hot tubs, the water chemistry should be tested at least once... read more
Beginner’s Guide In Effective Maintenance Of Billiard Tables

Beginner’s Guide In Effective Maintenance Of Billiard Tables

Billiard tables are not cheap investments; thus, it is extremely important for owners to learn how to effectively maintain and take care of this type of investment. Although this piece of sport equipment is designed to last for years, proper maintenance will help ensure that owners maximize the table’s lifespan. Moreover, effectively taking care of the table will result in saving money on unnecessary repairs. If you have recently bought a pool table, here is an easy maintenance guide that you should follow to effectively take care of billiard tables. 1. Use a table vacuum instead of a table brush. The most important part of maintaining your pool table is to keep it clean and free from dust and debris all the time. And the best way to do this, according to industry experts such as Elko Spas Billiards & Pools, is to use a table vacuum instead of a table brush. Many would recommend using a brush but in reality, the vacuum is better and safer for your table cloth. The primary reason for this is because the table cloth is very much the same as carpets. And because carpets are better cleaned by vacuums, pool tables are also better cleaned by table vacuums. Note that brushing only moves the chalk dust and other debris all throughout the table. A vacuum, however, effectively removes the dust and all debris on the table. Remember that it is not advised for dust, talc and other debris to accumulate on the pool table. These cause damage to the table over time. Thus, you need to remove them using a vacuum as... read more
Billiard Supplies 101: Billiard Gloves

Billiard Supplies 101: Billiard Gloves

There are many billiard supplies that you need in order to master this sport as well as take care of all your billiard equipment. Keep in mind that proper maintenance also plays a role in allowing you to become successful in playing billiards. One of the many tools and supplies that you likely need is billiard gloves. Many players agree on how useful these gloves are, particularly when playing. It basically keeps their hands dry as they play; thus, eliminating the need to frequently wash and powder their hands. It is indeed extremely convenient for them, allowing them to focus more on their game and not miss anything, which is likely to happen if they need to step away for a while to wash their hands. If you think a pair of billiard gloves is another type of billiard supplies that you do not really need, here are several reasons for you to reconsider. 1. Allows you to focus on the game – As mentioned earlier, wearing gloves already keeps your hands dry. So you no longer need to step away from the game to wash, dry and powder your hands. This, thus, allows you to focus all you concentration on playing the game. Without these unnecessary distractions, you can put all your attention on the game and think about strategies on how to beat the other player. 2. Improves resistance on the pool cue – Pool cues can easily become slippery, especially when not cleaned regularly. This is particularly true for fiberglass cues, which needs thorough cleaning. Keep in mind that dirt and oil from outside sources can... read more
Choosing The Right Pool Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

Choosing The Right Pool Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

One of the keys to effectively maintain proper water chemistry is choosing the right pool chemicals. It is important for every pool owner to learn how to properly keep their pool’s chemical balance as this helps to ensure the safety and cleanliness of their swimming pool. As a result, they no longer need to pay for pool repairs. Despite this, not every pool owner knows how to effectively choose the right chemicals for their swimming pool. This article details helpful tips and information to help pool owners choose the right chemicals, primarily chlorine and cyanuric acid. Chlorine to sanitize your swimming pool Chlorine is the most popular among pool chemicals. It is required regardless of the type and size of your swimming pool because chlorine kills bacteria and algae as well as other types of microorganisms that can grow and develop in your swimming pool. Chlorine is available in different forms including 3-inch and 1-inch tablets, granular forms and in sticks. These forms also differ in their active ingredients. Chlorine sticks and tablets contain Trichlor while granular chlorine contains Dichlor. These also differ in price. The most affordable is the 3-inch tablet. It is also the most common and can be used in different types of swimming pool because it dissolves quickly and requires less maintenance. One inch tablet dissolve more quickly as it is smaller. This is why it is more commonly used in smaller sized swimming pools and spas. Chlorine sticks have the longest dissolving time because it is the largest among all chlorine forms. When buying chlorine in stick or tablet form, pool owners should beware... read more
Top Pool Supplies For An Energy Efficient Swimming Pool

Top Pool Supplies For An Energy Efficient Swimming Pool

A lot of homeowners are on the hunt for pool supplies that they can use to make their swimming pools more energy efficient and environment friendly. Many would agree that owning a swimming pool entails consuming lots of energy and natural resources. Fortunately, there are things that pool owners can do to reduce the energy and natural resources that they consume in using and maintaining their swimming pools. Pool experts recommend investing in energy efficient pool supplies in Myrtle Beach to help make swimming pools more environment-friendly. Here are some of the supplies and accessories that pool owners can consider adding to their swimming pools. 1. Solar covers – These are specialized pool covers that have the ability to trap the sun’s heat, using it to raise or maintain the pool water temperature. As a result, pool owners no longer need to use electricity to warm up the pool water. Solar covers or solar blankets consist of sheets of bubble wrap, which not only work effectively in trapping the heat from the sun, the bubble wraps also work to prevent the heat from the pool water to escape, especially during colder days and nights of fall season. The best thing about using solar covers is that it is easy to install and put away. You do not need to tie or anchor it down cover the swimming pool. It easily stays in place as it is designed to float on top of your swimming pool. When putting it away, all you have to do is fold or roll it and store in your supplies cabinet. 2. Solar heater –... read more
Myrtle Beach Hot Tubs Provide You With Hydrotherapy Benefits

Myrtle Beach Hot Tubs Provide You With Hydrotherapy Benefits

Aside from being the primary source of backyard entertainment along with the swimming pool, homeowners and manufacturers have realized another important purpose for Myrtle Beach hot tubs – providing hydrotherapy benefits. Many households, especially those living with seniors and elderly, have found that soaking in the tub for a couple of hours every day provides numerous therapeutic benefits. In fact, they have noticed improvements in their health and physical strength. What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a type of treatment that uses water to help relieve pain, cure diseases, and maintain or improve an individual’s overall health and well being. It is believed that water has several properties that give it the ability to heal and maintain health. And when manipulated and controlled to having different temperature and pressure, it becomes an effective treatment to diseases, providing relief to various pains and injuries. Some of the diseases that have been cured through hydrotherapy include acne, arthritis, colds, headaches, stomach pains, joints, nerves and muscle problems and many more. In addition to these, hydrotherapy is also being used by many to help improve relaxation and relieve stress. Below are some of the ways that Myrtle Beach hot tubs help to improve people’s health through hydrotherapy. • Provides stress relief – According to recent statistics, among the leading cause of many health problems in the country is stress. In fact, almost 90% of individuals visiting hospitals and physicians have reported dealing with stress related health problems. When someone is stressed, his overall well being and health depreciates making him vulnerable to lots of diseases and illnesses. Stress can come from various sources.... read more
How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are essential in maintaining swimming pools, particularly in keeping them clean and sanitized. Specific chemicals are used to prevent the pool water from becoming a breeding ground of bacteria and algae. Additionally, chemicals are also used to protect swimming pool equipment from corroding and scaling. Indeed, there are lots of benefits in using chemicals as part of regular swimming pool maintenance. Despite this, however, it is important to keep in mind that these are still chemicals. Improper handling and storage can result to injuring the pool owners and members of the household as well as causing harm to the environment. This is why it is also important for pool owners who opt to handle chemicals on their own to learn about effective use of the chemicals. Below is a list of tips for pool owners on how to effectively handle pool chemicals to prevent injuries. 1. Build a suitable storage area for your chemicals The best way to keep children and pets from playing with chemicals is to store them in a suitable storage area. Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools recommends a storage area that has spill containment features. These features will help keep spills and leaks from your chemicals in a single place, preventing them from mixing with other chemicals in the storage area including those that you use for a different purpose. It also helps if you have suitable fire suppression equipment in your storage area, preferably near where you place your chemicals. Make sure the equipment is accessible so you can easily reach them in times of an emergency. In addition to this, experts... read more
Hiring Billiard Tables Movers and Installers

Hiring Billiard Tables Movers and Installers

Homeowners who have gone through a renovation will need assistance from professionals to move their billiard tables. In addition to the additional strength that they can lend you to lift the table and move to another part of the house, these professional movers and installers also provide you with the required expertise and skills in efficiently and safely moving the pool tables. Keep in mind that this piece of furniture requires maximum care when being moved as it could easily be damaged not only in the form of dents and scratches but, more importantly, with regards to its calibration. One wrong move and the calibration and level of the pool table may be altered, which can greatly affect how the table functions. This is why you need to make sure you are hiring experienced and trained professionals in moving pool tables. Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools can help you move and install your pool tables. Billiards Table Installation Whether you buy a new or used pool table, you will need to have it professionally installed in your game room. Most often, however, the purchase of new pool tables already comes with installation services from the manufacturer. After buying a table from them, they will have their staff deliver the table to your address and install the table in your game room. Having the manufacturer install the table is highly beneficial to many homeowners since this will also come with service warranty. Thus, should the table be damaged in any way from transportation to delivery and installation, the manufacturer will either replace the table or have their staff fix the... read more

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