There's no question that investing in a swim spa or hot tub can add value to your backyard — and life. However, owning and maintaining a spa can come with its own set of questions.
In this video, Master Spas specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli answer questions about hot tub and swim spa ownership and maintenance.
As the mercury rises during summer, keeping your spa at a comfortable temperature becomes a priority. Ben and Mari shared several ways you can beat the heat this season. One simple solution is to vent your cover in the evening. Put pool noodles or rolled up towels between the cover and spa surface to allow air to flow, cooling the water. You can also add ice to bring down the temperature. Additionally, a well-placed umbrella or strategically planting shade-giving trees can protect your hot tub from direct sunlight, maintaining a pleasant water temperature throughout the scorching days.
You want a spa that will enhance your lifestyle and fit your needs. But how do you pick the right hot tub or swim spa? Ben and Mari answer questions about the best four-person hot tub for therapy, as well as compare the H2X Trainer 15D and the H2X Challenger 15D. By understanding the nuances of each model, potential buyers can make an informed choice based on their unique preferences and needs.
Vacations are a time to relax and unwind, but what about your outdoor hot tub? Ben and Mari shared their tips for preparing your spa while you're away. First, consider lowering the water temperature to conserve energy. In addition, cooler water is easier to balance. lower temperature Alternatively, you can enable "vacation mode" on your hot tub, which reduces energy consumption while maintaining water hygiene. Before leaving, conduct a thorough check on the hot tub's water chemistry and ensure it is properly balanced. Lastly, having a trusted friend or neighbor check in on your spa periodically can provide extra peace of mind.
Quality sleep is essential for overall well-being, and research shows that using a hot tub can help you achieve quality sleep. Taking a soak in the hot tub at least 1 to 2 hours before bedtime triggers a change in your core body temperature, which can facilitate a more restful slumber. Plus, the combination of warm water and hydrotherapy jets can ease tension and promote relaxation, making it easier to drift off to dreamland.