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The goal of spa water treatment is to maintain hygienic and clear water without costing an arm and leg and without hours of daily maintenance. We want you and your family to enjoy your spa; not to spend time worrying about how to balance the water or issues such as itchy skin and toxic fumes!
The five basics of water balancing are: pH, Total Alkalinity, Sanitizer, Water Hardness, and Total dissolved solids (TDS). We will discuss one per month. Let’s begin with pH which some consider to be the most important component of water balance.
Spas, due to their small volume, are prone to fluctuations in pH, so this parameter must be monitored closely. Use test strips or test kits employing liquid reagents to analyze water quality. The ideal pH range for spas is 7.2 to 7.8. Any reading below 7.2 means your water is acidic. To correct this, you would add Spa Up. If the pH reading is above 7.8, it means the water is basic or alkaline. To correct this, you would add Spa Down.
Water with low pH can cause corrosion of metal components such as heating elements, pump seals, and cause eye and skin irritation.
Water with high pH can lead to scale formation on plumbing and surfaces, cloudy water, and eye and skin irritation.
Check back next month as we discuss Total Alkalinity, the following month Sanitizer, Water Hardness, and then Total Dissolved Solids. Mastering these five areas of water balancing will allow you and your family hours of enjoyment- not hours of upkeep.
National … Hot Tub Day? While there are a millions designated “days” from national pancake day (which happens probably 20 times a year) to national National Happiness Day (March 20) and World Party Day (April 14) which fall on the sides of this day of celebrating your favorite backyard activity, spa relaxing. In addition, most of us lead very busy lives and spend little time on ourselves. Why not spend a day on yourself and unwind? An entire day for hot tubbing? That is a national day you can get behind – move over, Kale. “Turn off the phone, unplug the TV and take a few hours to pamper yourself. Today is the day to grab a refreshing cocktail, doff your skivvies and hop ever so gently into the nearest hot tub. Sit back, chill and feel all the tensions of the world melt away in the warm embrace of the bubbles and steam.
In an interview reprinted by the “Chicago Tribune,” Atlanta Spa & Leisure owner Adam Burke told “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution” that relaxation and stress relief are the top reasons customers purchase hot tubs. According to the American Heart Association, heat from hot-water spas leads to a process called vasodilation, or the widening of blood vessels. As the blood vessels open up, tension and pain can also loosen their grip on the body. The AARP also notes that hot water is known for its soothing properties, which can be enhanced by aromatherapy with essential oils, whereas cold water is an inflammation fighter
In addition to being super relaxing and fun, hot tubs have many other benefits. They offer a relaxing, warm-water environment that combines buoyancy and massaging jets, making them a practical and a reliable tool for many types of therapy. From the relief of general discomfort to the specialized treatment of medical conditions, hot tubs promote diverse aspects of health and wellness when used under the guidance of medical experts. Before undertaking a therapeutic hot-tub regimen, ensure that a physician has cleared you for hydrotherapy and high-heat conditions.
Of course, you can fully enjoy your hot tub like it is a national holiday everyday, to keep it clean and well maintained in a stress free and natural way, please visit our site to find the best solution for you, so that everyday feels like a good day for a spa day. http://waterschoice.com/
Do you have a hot tub? Do you want one but you are afraid of the upkeep and maintenance that may come with it? Water care doesn’t have to prevent anyone from getting and thoroughly enjoying a hot tub and the benefits that come with it. Are you looking for a natural hot tub chemical?
The super-simple startup kit at Waters Choice includes everything needed to start up and take care of a hot tub, all in one box! It includes Waters Choice 12 oz Spa Water Polish, 20 oz pH Up, 20 oz pH Down, 16 oz Sanitizer, and 50 test strips. With this simple, easy to use and convenient kit, there is no more of the aggravation that comes with countless chemicals that you are afraid to use incorrectly and complicated upkeep that often overwhelms hot tub owners or potential hot tub owners.
The start up kit by Waters Choice simplifies hot tub maintenance and lets hot tub users relax in their spas instead of becoming frustrated with them.
With our safe, non-toxic alternative pool and spa treatment that uses natural enzymes, you can experience a clean, safe and harm free experience with no more chlorine smell or dry skin from your hot tub or pool! But don’t let the health benefits fool you, Waters Choice products still work just as well for keeping your pool or spa sparkling clean.
We also have bacteria and phosphate test strips, and all of our products aim to conserve time by cutting out the extra time consuming maintenance, saving money by cutting out extra product and chemical costs and reduce the amounts of repairs needed as the products are less harsh.
Enjoy the benefits of your spa without the complicated water maintenance schedule and high cost of care. Take the confusion and stress out of taking care of your spa and switch to Waters Choice to be amazed at the power of enzymes!
Happen to have a cover for your hot tub? The importance of selecting a proper hot tub cover cannot be stressed enough. Maybe you’re buying your first hot tub and you’re not sure which cover to buy. Or maybe you are replacing an old worn that is worn out, faded, and ugly. Either way, let’s get into some of the details of hot tub covers so you can better select the right hot tub cover for you.
The very first piece of criteria that you will want to look at is the thickness and density of your foam core. Selecting a cover with the appropriate amount of foam is very dependent on where you live. For an indoor hot tub, you can go with the cheapest option. These come with a one pound core that is tapered and goes from four inches at its thickest to two and a half inches at its thinnest. From there, your options gradually increase until you reach the densest core that comes in at two pounds. The thickest part of this core is five inches and tapers down to three inches. You would want this type of cover if you planned on your hot tub being covered in snow at any point.
The next item that you’ll want to look into is the vapor barrier in your cover. The quality of the vapor barrier is a factor to consider when you don’t want water collecting between the material in the foam. When deciding on which hot tub cover you are going to buy, make sure to inquire about the quality of the vapor barrier in your cover. This ensures that your spa is getting the best care available.
The last thing to research when buying your hot tub cover is the vinyl layer itself. This is the outside material of your cover that will have direct contact with the elements. The sun is the number one destroyer of this aspect of the cover, so it is important to make sure that you are purchasing the highest quality possible. This will allow the rest of the components inside of the cover to work to their best ability for as long as possible.
Remember to take your time when selecting your hot tub cover because it is the first line of defense for your spa. If you want your spa to last, make sure that the cover will last just as long. If you have any questions, please call your local dealer and they can send you in the right direction depending on your spa’s needs.
So you’ve decided that you want to own your first hot tub. Maybe you’ve tried some different models out or your friend has one that you kind of enjoy. How do you know what hot tub is right for you? There’s a bunch of different models out there, but there’s also different types of hot tubs as well. Let’s go over some of the basics so that you can get started on narrowing down your selection to a certain model.
The most common type of hot tub that you’ll see around is your above ground premade spa. These are typically created using acrylic, plastic, or fiberglass. These can be as cheap as $2,000, but the average price is around $5,000. These hot tubs are your bread and butter of spas, but don’t make your selection just yet. There’s still a few more choices to go over before making your final decision.
A variation of the above ground premade spa is the inflatable hot tub. This is a much cheaper version and can be picked up for under $1,000. The tubes are typically made of vinyl and while easy to set up anywhere, can become damaged just as easily. The material doesn’t tend to stand up over time and this is most likely a temporary hot tub until you get something more permanent. Sometimes people shy away from these because they can resemble a kid’s blow up pool.
Your next option is actually quite interesting. A wooden hot tub is a great option that is worth looking into. Wooden spas can be assembled anywhere because they are created on site. They also come in at about the same price range as your typical premade plastic spa. These can be heated with gas, wood, or electricity. Some people enjoy these spas more than a typical premade because of their overall look.
Finally, there is the in-ground spa. These are more expensive usually costing over $10,000, but will be a permanent part of the residence forever. Sadly, you will not be able to take this with you if you decide to move. This is a great choice if you want to raise the value of your home or if you plan on living there for awhile.
There’s a quick run down of your four different choices when selecting your first hot tub. Now it’s time to do the more difficult part of selecting your first hot tub and narrowing it down to a specific model. Good luck with your hot tub shopping!
Hot tubs are awesome, aren’t they? There are some obvious benefits like how relaxing they are, or how social they can be depending on what we want to use them for. There is however, a lot of not as well known benefits to using a hot tub. These positive benefits can help with our overall physical and mental health.
Did you know that by soaking in a hot tub, you can decrease your blood sugar level as well as your blood pressure? The warm water helps your body enter a relaxed state and with the added heat, your blood circulates better. By raising the overall temperature of your body, your blood vessels are able to better dilate.
Soaking in a hot tub can also help relieve arthritis pain. The warmer water creates a perfect environment to heal from aches and pains. At the same time, exercising in water is a lot easier on your body than exercising out of water. This makes movement easier which encourages you to work out joints and muscles which would normally cause you pain.
e already covered the obvious fact that hot tubs can be relaxing, but did you know that there are long term relaxation impacts to soaking often? By putting yourself into a combination of hot water and weightlessness you can reduce your overall physical and mental stress. Also, don’t forget about those jets! They have been known to decrease anxiety and put people into an even more relaxed state of mind.
Having trouble sleeping at night? Hot tubs have been known to help with problems like insomnia and other sleep related issues. Sleeping the appropriate number of hours each night and a hot tub has another thing in common, your skin! Stress and anxiety are major causes of looking aged. Luckily, hot tubs reduce stress and anxiety to allow you to get a better night’s sleep which then keeps your skin looking great.
Nothing quite beats relaxing in a hot tub after a long day. Whether you enjoy sitting your hot tub by yourself listening to some soothing music, or enjoying a nice glass of wine with your significant other, the benefits are now a little more apparent. Most importantly, make sure to enjoy your time on this planet because we only get one!
With the New Year upon us, it’s time to welcome a stress-free year by implementing your hot tub into your daily routine. Hot Tubs have been scientifically shown to reduce stress. With a hot tub, we can help you alleviate and manage stress that is a part of your everyday life to help make sure you are feeling better as well as suffering from less stress related damage to your body. Here are some important benefits of soaking in a hot tub, and ways that it will help you reduce your stress level.
Studies have shown the benefits of raising your body temperature for 15-20 minutes a day as a cure for sleeplessness and insomnia. If you get more sleep, you will feel more rested and this will reduce the amount of stress you feel during the day.
Hot tubs can increase circulation which relieves muscle and joint pain in many cases, even arthritis. Having relaxed muscles that are free of pain is a crucial way to feel better, and reduce stress throughout the day. If you feel better physically, you will be much less stressed.
Relaxing in warm water can help to release endorphin, which is similar to the feeling you get after a long run or bike run. When your body releases endorphin, it gives you an almost euphoric feeling, and this is an amazing boost in your emotional state. You will be more relaxed, less anxious, less depressed, and less stressed.
The warm water and massage provided by the jets in a hot tub can reduce headaches and tension. Headaches are stressful, so this powerful tool to relieve pain and tension will make you feel much better.
The buoyancy of the water allows for relief on joints and lower back pain leading to relaxation and better sleeping patterns. Once again, hot tubs are fantastic for helping you feel relaxed and rested.
Hot tubs are proven to relax you, and this is crucial for starting the New Year off right. Make it your New Year resolution to use your hot tub as often as possible to bring a joyful and stress-free 2017. If you would like to learn more about how to properly maintain your hot tub, contact us today!
The holidays are quickly approaching. Soon family and friends will be gathering to share good times and make wonderful new memories. Holidays are always hectic. Relieve stress with a hot tub using Waters Choice enzymes. Soaking in water can aid in stress relief due to the warm temperatures and the ambiance of a moving body of water relaxing the mind and the central nervous system. The hot water also increases circulation, which relaxes muscles and can lower blood pressure through the dilation of blood vessels that occurs. Increasing your body temperature can also help with insomnia by raising the body’s core temperature, which then drops quickly after the spa. When soaking in a hot spa, the last thing you want is to be soaking in harsh spa chemicals. With the Waters Choice system, there are no harsh spa chemicals to potentially irritate your skin. Why not indulge this holiday season by using Aromatherapy to enhance your winter soak? We have five varieties to help you relax, unwind, and soothe aching muscles and joints. Eat, drink, and be merry knowing Waters Choice can make your holidays less stressful.
The Christmas Season is officially here, and that means fun time with family, Christmas carols, delicious food, and some fantastic holiday themed movies! One of the best ways to spend an evening during the winter, is to set up your television in front of the hot tub, and watch a fantastic Christmas movie while enjoying a relaxing soak. You can make your favorite holiday treats and beverages, then spend a fun evening with your loved ones during the movie. If you need some help deciding what movie to watch, here are 4 great suggestions for Christmas movies to watch from your hot tub!
1) “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) This all-time classic is an amazing film to watch with your loved ones during the holidays! This incredible movie is extremely uplifting, and is filled with holiday spirit. If you are looking for a great Christmas film that has a fantastic message, it is very hard to beat this one.
2) “A Christmas Story” (1983) Nothing can quite make me laugh during the holidays like this movie. This hilarious film features a boy’s quest for his dream Christmas gift, and shows the hilarious antics of his average working class family and friends. If you want to watch a film with a little bit of Christmas spirit, and a lot of humor during the winter season, this is a great place to start!
3) “Home Alone” (1990) This comedy is about a young boy that was accidentally left behind by his family when they went on a Christmas vacation. He spends the majority of the film defending his home from burglars by using some ingenious traps. Home Alone is a great Christmas movie for the whole family, and everyone will enjoy this hilarious thriller.
4) “Die Hard” (1988) While it can be argued that this film isn’t really a Christmas movie, and is more just an action film that takes place around the holidays, it definitely still belongs on the list. This thrilling action film is about an off-duty police officer that happens to be inside a Christmas party when it is taken over by terrorists. If you are looking for an exciting way to spend an evening, make sure to choose “Die Hard”.
These are only a few of the great selections you can make for watching Christmas movies in the hot tub! If you are looking for a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the holiday season, a hot tub movie is a great idea! If you would like to learn more about properly maintaining your spa, contact us today!
The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to relax and enjoy some time with your loved ones. However, this time of year may not be as calm and relaxing if you are planning on traveling during this hectic season. Traveling during this time can be completely hectic and stressful, but if you follow these holiday travel tips, you will get to your destination without too much of a headache and get to enjoy your vacation with your family and friends.
Book travel plans as early as possible- The holiday season is a crazy time to travel, and flights, car rentals, hotels, and other travel arrangements book up quickly. Try to make your plans as early as possible, and book your travel arrangements as soon as you can.
Travel as light as possible- Airports during the holidays are usually completely crazy, and you may need to move quickly to get to your next flight. The last thing you need is a bunch of unnecessary luggage to slow you down while running to your gate. Make sure to only bring the necessities when traveling during the holidays.
Leave early- Leave yourself a little bit of extra time to get places during the holiday season to account for crowded roads, airports, train stations, and more. You never know what will be slowed down during the holiday rush, so make sure to give yourself some extra time so you aren’t late.
Bring snacks- Eating on the road or in airports can be tough during the holiday season because of the added rush of people. Lines for food in the airport will most likely be longer, and you may have to rush a bit more because of traffic while driving and won’t want to stop. Bringing some snacks and water will help you make sure you have a reliable food source, and you won’t have to rely on grabbing something on the way.
Be patient- Sometimes, no matter how much you plan ahead, you will still have some setbacks while traveling during this busy season. It is important to stay calm, and realize you are supposed to be enjoying this time off. You will get there when you get there, and stressing about running late won’t help anything. Just enjoy the ride, and have as much fun as possible!
Traveling during the holidays can be extremely stressful, but if you follow these tips, you can help make sure it goes more smoothly. We hope you enjoy your holidays with your loved ones, and have an easy path to your destination. If you would like to learn about proper pool and spa maintenance, make sure to contact us today!