The Zen of Spa Maintenance
A Hot Tub is your social hub of the house, a bubble where television and phones don’t exist, so you can catch up with friends and family. It’s also your fortress of solitude, a place where you can unwind from the stresses of the day and power up for the next.
Whatever you are using your spa for, when you are investing this much money into a wellness product, you want to ensure you’re using it frequently to receive its benefits.
The following are factors you can put into place to simplify your hot tub experience for maximum enjoyment.
Location, Location, Location
You want to position your spa where you can easily get into it from your house. If you have a huge backyard and want to immerse yourself in nature then do so, but that means maintenance is a trek out there every time, especially those cold winter days.
Think about where the natural gathering place in your house is and try to annex that space with a hot tub environment, whether a deck extension from a bedroom or kitchen. It should be part of your home’s natural ecosystem.
For those who deal with snow in the winter, think about that cold walk back and forth to your door. A hot tub, when you can, needs to be easily accessible from your residence. You should be able to shovel a quick 4-foot path from your door to your spa.
Hot Tub Maintenance Calendar
Schedule it and forget it. No need to worry about huge maintenance sessions with your hot tub if you work out a calendar over the entire year. Lock your maintenance schedules into a smartphone calendar where you’re reminded to do simple daily tasks.
Things get out of hand, when simple maintenance tasks slip through the cracks and you’re left with crisis control, like cloudy or green water!
You have a variety of maintenance tasks you need to accomplish on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly schedule. Lock those tasks in and follow through. Consider your spa maintenance like eating an elephant, one bite at a time.
Use your Dryer
Even it’s for less than 15 seconds, that walk to and from your hot tub in the winter can be painfully frigid. Try putting your bathrobe or towel in the dryer to get wrap yourself with warmth from the cold before you enter your tub.
An even better solution is to get a Coast Cubby with your hot tub so you can keep your towels and bathrobe toasty warm while you soak.
Try putting one or two brand new tennis balls in your spa. These balls can flow on the top of the water and act as another filter to soak up any residue that’s floating on the water. Our Hydro Cyclonic filtration makes sure your hot tub is cleaner than conventional skimmer filtration, but this provides an added cleaning if you are entertaining guests.
It’s not the stuff you put into your cakes, that’s sodium bicarbonate, but this food safe chemical agent can help with your scum around the water line in your tub. That “ring around the collar” can easily be removed by taking a damp rag with some sodium bicarbonate and wiping down the scum line. It won’t come back as fast and it’s easier to remove than conventional cleaning agents. The added bonus is your hand will feel silky soft after using this agent.
Consider these factors when you buy and before you buy a hot tub. These little things will bring added zen to your backyard paradise.