Were you lucky enough to get a hot tub this holiday season? Whether it was a gift or a great Boxing Day deal, congratulations! Now we understand that it may be overwhelming at first, because lets be honest, you just want to jump in it and relax, but that’s what we are here for.
We've created a list of things you should know so that you can ensure the longevity of your hot tub and enjoy it to the fullest. Let us tell you, both are easy to do!
Hot tub cover... DO YOU NEED ONE?
The short answer if you live in Canada is yes! Living in Canada, where cold winters are inevitable, the thicker the cover the better. Along with keeping your spa safe from the outside elements, it will also save you lots of money by keeping the water warm. The last thing you want as a hot tub owner is serious loss of heat as this equates to higher heating bills.
As you can imagine, the thicker the cover, the higher the price tag. You may be spending more money to begin with, but it will definitely save you in the long run.
Cleaning & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Our number one tip is to stick to a regular cleaning routine! You need to regularly sanitize and clean your spa and its filters. This ensures optimal water conditions and protects the longevity of your equipment and surfaces.
We understand that life can be busy and sticking to a cleaning schedule can be difficult. If you can’t commit to the work that needs to go in to maintaining your hot tub, don’t just ignore it as that could result in costly repairs in the future. Give us a call and we can create a customized maintenance proposal that meets your needs.
Did you know it costs more to heat up the water each time you use your hot tub than it does to keep your water at a consistent temperature? If you have a well-insulated hot tub and cover, rather than turning down the heat after use, just make sure you secure the hot tub cover.
Cleaning YOUR COVER
Once you’ve invested in a high quality hot tub cover, make sure that you take a look at our tips on keeping the cover clean. Not only will this will help prevent your cover from getting damaged, it will also ensure the longevity of your cover.
Soaking in YOUR SPA
Now this is what you’ve been waiting for, actually enjoying your hot tub!
Feel like you’re lacking sleep and drowning in coffee? Well lay off that coffee, your hot tub has you covered! Soaking in your hot tub two hours before bedtime will help you sleep better. With that being said, don’t try and fall asleep in the hot tub. That’s a terrible idea.
Want another fun fact? All of this relaxing doesn't just help you sleep better, it can greatly reduce your stress levels. Sitting in the warm water and feeling the benefits can greatly reduce your stress levels. Reducing stress has positive improvements on both your mental and physical health, which promotes a feeling of general well being. Yes, that's right, hot tubs are great for your mind, body and soul!