5 Helpful Tips for New Hot Tub Users
Are you the proud new owner of a hot tub? First off, congratulations! Prepare to feel like you’re permanently living in a 5-star resort. Secondly, here are 5 tips to help maximize your enjoyment and keep your hot tub in tip-top shape.
Invest in a Durable Cover
As soon as you set up your hot tub, make sure to have a high-quality cover ready to protect it from the elements. Without a proper covering, your spa is defenseless against falling leaves, dirt, bugs, and other debris. Additionally, heat loss will occur which will result in higher energy bills. A cover helps your hot tub retain its temperature and stay toasty for whenever you’d like to hop in.
Keep Extra Swimming Supplies On-Hand
More often than not, if your guests find out that you have a hot tub, they’ll be interested in taking a dip. To best accommodate your friends and family, make sure to have extra bathing suits, towels, and robes on hand, just in case. Keeping extra swimming supplies around the house will ensure that you and your guests can take spontaneous dips whenever the mood strikes.
Do Frequent Cleanings
To keep your hot tub sanitary and enjoyable for the whole family, you’ll need to regularly clean the jets and filters. If you use your spa multiple times per week, you’ll want to clean these items weekly. If you’re more of a sporadic user, you can wait longer between cleanings. You’ll also want to check your tub’s chemicals 2 to 3 times per week. To protect the health and safety of you and your guests, it’s important to keep the chemicals balanced so the water stays fresh and pure.
Maintain a Consistent Temperature
Another way to save money on your energy bill is to keep your hot tub’s temperature steady. It’s a common misconception that lowering the water temperature while you’re not using your hot tub will decrease your monthly costs; believe it or not, it requires more energy to raise and lower the temperature compared to keeping it the same throughout the day.
Enjoy the Health Benefits
In addition to being the perfect gathering space to spend time with your friends and family, hot tubs also have incredible health benefits. Research shows that taking a dip will help relieve feelings of anxiety, improve your mood, and calm you down. You’ll also experience pain relief from sore muscles and joints, deeper and more satisfying sleep, and lower blood pressure. The next time you have a sore back or feel stressed, slip into your personal spa and allow your pain and worries to melt away.
We’re Here to Help
If you have any questions about how to use or operate your new hot tub, please give us a call or stop in! We’re always here to help.