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The benefits of owning a hot tub are indisputable. You’ll enjoy relief of stress, better sleep, and reduced pain. However, to keep your hot tub sparkling clean, you’ll need to invest a little time in maintaining it. Use the general tips below and refer to your hot tub’s owner manual for specific maintenance instructions.
Check the Filter
The filter cartridges can easily become clogged with mineral buildup. Outdoor living experts generally recommend checking the filter every day to ensure proper function. When you notice accumulation on the filter, spray it thoroughly with a garden hose or use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer. Replace the filter as often as the manufacturer recommends.
Test the Water
Test the water at least every two to three days, or as often as the manufacturer recommends. Test strips will reveal the level of bromine in the water and the pH level. A hot tub should have a pH between 7.4 and 7.6. You should also test the calcium hardness of the water, which should be between 100 and 200 MG/I.
If the test strips reveal improper levels, add chemicals to restore the balance. Restore the pH balance by adding an alkalinity increaser or a pH decreaser product. Add bromine tablets, if necessary, to sanitize the hot tub. If need be, add a calcium increaser, which provides protection from corrosion for the hot tub equipment. Periodically, you’ll also need to add a shock product to improve the odor of the water. Circulate the water when you add chemical products.
Drain the hot tub about every three months and clean the shell with products recommended by the manufacturer. Clean the hot tub cover to keep it looking like new. After you add fresh water, add chemical products as recommended by the manufacturer.
If you have any questions about caring for your new hot tub, please call a friendly representative at California Home Spas & Patio. You can reach us at (562) 912-3957 or visit our showroom in Long Beach. We also invite you to visit our website to look through our outdoor living products, including patio furniture and grills.
Last updated 12 days ago
When it’s time to improve your outdoor living experience with a new spa, consider investing in a Signature Swim Spa. This line of luxurious spas was developed through collaboration with Gold Medalist Michael Phelps. The unique design of this line of spas offers multiple benefits, namely the ability to hone your swimming skills in a limited space. With its Wave Propulsion Technology, you can swim against a current, which is customizable according to your skill level. You could also choose to use the Aquatic Exercise System, including a rowing kit, optional kickboard, and resistance bands to improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Exercising in a spa is particularly ideal for those with health conditions such as arthritis because it reduces the pressure on your joints. However, fitness isn’t the only benefit of the Signature Swim Spa. This line of spas is also well-suited for family fun. Kids will enjoy the LED lights, waterfalls, and stereo.
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Last updated 17 days ago
One of the most common mistakes new hot tub owners make is failing to check the water chemistry on a regular basis. The hot tub’s water chemistry includes its pH level, calcium level, and sanitizer level. If the water is too basic, you’ll have calcium scale buildup on your pipes and shell. If the water is too acidic, the equipment and the surface of the hot tub will become corroded.
Watch this video to learn how to check your water chemistry. This expert demonstrates the use of a test kit. She also explains some other common mistakes of hot tub maintenance, such as leaving the tub empty for too long or running it without water.
Since 1979, California Home Spas & Patio has been providing fine outdoor living products to residents of Southern California. Call us at (562) 912-3957 with any questions you have about our hot tubs and spas, or visit our website for more information.
Last updated 22 days ago
Does your vision of luxurious outdoor living include a relaxing soak in your own hot tub? If so, you can add numerous health benefits to the list of the advantages of owning your own hot tub. If you’re on the fence about whether now is the right time to purchase a hot tub for your home, the following list of health improvements may help convince you to start exploring your options.
Improvement of Circulation
If your doctor has informed you that you have high blood pressure, you may wish to include hot tub soaks in your treatment routine (with your doctor’s permission). Soaking in a hot tub results in vasodilation, which is the opening up of the blood vessels. This leads to lowered blood pressure and improved circulation. Your blood circulation will get an added boost from the massaging jets of water.
Relief of Pain
Hot tubs are ideal for alleviating pain caused by a multitude of conditions, such as sore muscles, stiff joints, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The heat therapy is particularly well-suited to those with arthritis; soaking in the water reduces pressure on the joints. When hydrotherapy is used a little later in the healing process, it also provides pain relief of muscle soreness and sports injuries, and it reduces inflammation. For even greater pain relief, do a few simple stretches while you’re soaking in the water.
Alleviation of Stress
It’s well-known that relaxing in a luxurious hot tub helps relieve stress. It works by reducing tension in your muscles and easing your worries with heat therapy. Additionally, if stress is interfering with healthy sleeping patterns, a soak in a hot tub before bedtime could help you sleep better.
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Lynx Grills are a popular outdoor choice here in Southern California; they are designed and produced locally, in Commerce, CA. If you’re looking for a durable yet stylish grill for your patio area, Lynx Grills simply can’t be beat. They feature cast brass burners for high temperature emission with corrosion resistance. Although most infrared sear burners have just one standard high setting, the infrared sear burners on Lynx Grills offer the convenience and precision of variable temperatures.
The designs of Lynx Grills are both artful and functional. They are welded in such a manner as to eliminate seams and gaps. This means that your outdoor space can maintain a sleek, modern design. The absence of seams also eliminates the possibility of grease and moisture accumulation. Lynx Grills feature LED accent lighting for the grill knobs, plus additional halogen lights directed onto the grilling surface for your convenience.
A grill expert at California Home Spas & Patio will be happy to show you our fine collection of Lynx Grills and answer any questions you might have. Give us a call today at (562) 912-3957 and ask us about our other stylish products for outdoor living.