When it comes to your hot tub, swim spa or pool, there is quite a lot to consider. To help with any questions you may have, we have put together this FAQ which will hopefully put your mind to ease so that you can enjoy your outdoor areas, as you should!
At Tubs of Fun, we know what it takes to make sure your pool, swim spa or hot tub is in the best condition possible. Here’s what you need to know.
HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY INSIDE A HOT TUB FOR?
The feeling of getting into a hot tub after a long day, with your favorite beverage, is something that is difficult to beat. How long is too long though? We recommend a session of around 15 to 30 minutes, or up to 40 minutes if the water temperature is lower.
If you don’t feel like you’ve gotten enough out of your hot tub, you can always jump in again later.
CAN A HOT TUB HELP WITH MY MUSCLE TENSION?
This is a definite yes. One of the benefits of a hot tub is that it can help relieve muscle tension, often providing relief for people who suffer from chronic pain. The warm water, massaging effect of the jets, and circulation of water will help to relieve the tension in your muscles.
Don’t take our word for it though. You’ll need to see for yourself.
CAN A HOT TUB HELP WITH HEADACHE PAIN?
If you suffer from headaches, you may want to consider spending more time in the hot tub. The powerful water jets stimulate muscles, especially in your neck and back, which can relax them and in turn ease headache pain.
ARE HOT TUBS GOOD FOR ARTHRITIS?
There is a fair amount of research that indicates that hot tubs are good for arthritis. The warm, soothing water of a hot tub can help to reduce inflammation and pain in the joints. If you do suffer from arthritis, it’s important that you consult with your doctor about possible remedies.
HOW HOT SHOULD A HOT TUB BE?
One of the great things about owning a hot tub is that you can adjust the temperature to your liking. This one is really about personal preference and what time of year it is. In summer you may want the water to be a bit cooler, and in winter a bit warmer. That said, most people enjoy a water temperature of around 100°F-102°F. The standard maximum temperature is 100°F.
Now that we’ve covered a few questions around hot tubs, let’s shift the focus to swim spas.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SWIM SPAS
Before we go into some of the most common questions, let’s discuss the differences between a swim spa and a hot tub.
A hot tub is a great way to relax and enjoy time with friends and family, but it’s not ideal for swimming. A swim spa, on the other hand, was specifically designed for swimming. It has a longer and narrower shape which allows you to swim against the current. This makes it perfect for fitness enthusiasts or anyone who wants to improve their swimming skills.
You can think of a swim spa as a combination of a hot tub and a swimming pool. While you can use it to improve your swimming ability and fitness, you can also spend time relaxing in a swim spa.
CAN I EXERCISE INSIDE A SWIM SPA?
As we’ve mentioned above, swim spas are great for exercise. Many people actually prefer to use a swim spa over a pool because it is easier on the joints. Swim spas create a current of water that you swim against, which is a little like running on the spot – you get the benefit of exercise but don’t actually move forward.
CAN A SWIM SPA HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?
As with all forms of exercise, swim spas can help you lose weight, but it’s not a miracle worker. To see results, you’ll need to combine swim spa exercise with a healthy diet and regular fitness routine. As you are essentially swimming in a swim spa, you are improving your cardiovascular health and will lose weight over time (if you are exercising correctly).
Now that we’ve answered some of the most common questions around swim spas, let’s move on to a few important things you need to know about swimming pools.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SWIMMING POOLS
A swimming pool is an excellent addition to a home. For anyone with kids, you’ll know how many endless hours of entertainment a pool can give a family. While they are fun, they also add value to your home and can make it far more appealing to interesting buyers. Here are a few things you need to know.
SHOULD I HAVE A POOL COVER?
One of the best ways to keep your swimming pool in good condition is to use a pool cover. Not only does this keep out leaves and other debris, but it also helps to maintain the water temperature and stops evaporation. In addition, they provide an extra layer of protection against children and pets drowning. There are many options to consider, whether you are simply looking to keep the pool warmer or if you are looking for a cover that will provide adequate protection.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY POOL?
Just as you would with a car, it’s important to keep your swimming pool clean. The frequency with which you need to clean it will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the pool, how often it is used, and the type of filter you are using. A good rule of thumb is to clean the pool at least once a week. This includes vacuuming the bottom of the pool, removing any leaves or debris, and cleaning the filter.
WHAT POOL CHEMICALS DO I NEED?
The chemicals you need to keep your pool in good condition will vary depending on the climate and the type of pool you have. However, some of the most common chemicals include chlorine, pH balancer, and algaecide. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the specific needs of your pool and to always follow the instructions on the chemical container.
It’s a good idea to call in the experts to assess your pool and advise on what chemicals to use and how often.
So there you have it, our tips and hints on hot tubs, swim spas, and swimming pools. We hope this FAQ will assist with any questions you may have about either.