Tips to Keep the Hot Tub Ready to Use

The hot tub is the ultimate relaxing tool in a modern home. You can have your home spa and you do not have to share it with other people. But the comfort also requires attention and responsibility. In the following lines you can read tips regarding how to keep your hot tub adequately clean, safe for your sanity, plus recommendations on how to avoid corrosion and other problems related to the functioning of your home spa.

 

  1. Check daily the quality of water, including Ph level, calcium hardness and alkalinity. The Ph level should be above 7.2 and below 7.8, the optimal level being 7.4. Use strips, 1 or 2 times a week to check water balance, this is just as important to check as any other chemicals you might add. If the levels do not correspond with those which are shown on the chart that came with the test strips, adjust them.

 

The Calcium level depends of the hardness of water of the area where you live. Soft water is low in Calcium, hard water contains higher amount of calcium than the normal level. If the Calcium level is below 100 -200mg/l, use Hot Tubs Hardness Plus, if it is above use Hot Tub No Scale to adjust it.

The alkalinity should vary between 125 -150mg/l. It also depends on the properties of the water used to fill the hot tub. If the alkalinity level is stable, the Ph level will also be stable. If it will deviate from the normal level, you should use Hot Tubs Ph minus (if it increases above) or Hot Tubs Ph plus (if it decreases below).

If the alkalinity and the Calcium level is higher than normal, the water will not be clear, and if those levels will be above the normal ones, it can result in corrosion which will damage the hot tub’s components.

  1. Check your algicide/bactericide levels. Here at SpaCap.com we prefer that people use PristineBlue which is easy to use and maintain with the advantage of being safer for skin and hair, plus more environmentally friendly. If you choose to go the caustic chemical route, you will need to check the chlorine or bromine levels with either test strips or the more accurate test kit method. If you don’t check these levels, your hot tub can become a “deposit” of bacteria and algae. If the bromine level is not between 3 – 6mg/l, and the Chlorine between 3 – 5mg/l, you have to correct it with Bromine tabs or Chlorine granules. One more thing to note for those who use chlorine or bromine, these chemicals are not just hard on your skin they also will eventually wear down spa parts like impellers and jets.

In order to increase the hygiene levels of your hot tub try to oxidize it one a month. That will eliminate odors, cosmetic and body oil remaining. For oxidizing use Hot Tub Non Chlorine Shock.

 

For keeping clean the water, there is also the Aquafinesse, Aquagarde or BaquaSpa, which are patented solutions with many beneficial effects. They are environmentally friendly, easy to use, gentle to skin, prevent forming bacteria, but they tend to be a little more expensive than the other products.

 

  1. Check for foam! If you see foam on the surface of the water, apply Hot Tub no Foam. If the solution does not eliminate it, clean and refill your hot tub with fresh water.

 

Try to schedule and determine an order regarding what you have to check, because in this way you will not omit anything. Add chemicals separately, for example if you add Chlorine wait at least two hours to add another type of chemical, so you will avoid reactions between the substances and will increase their efficiency. Another recommendation regarding chemicals is that you should choose high quality ones, because, despite the convenient price, there is a chance that they will prove to be ineffective. You don’t want to jeopardize your health or peace of mind and perhaps the trouble free functioning of your hot tub for the sake of a few pennies.

 

  1. Clean the filter once a month with a proper filter cleaning solution. The dirt and detritus which accumulate in the filter can obstruct the flow of the water and therefore the normal functioning of the tub. The procedure is simple: remove it, spray it with a hose to eliminate the residues, place it in a bucket with filter cleaning solution. Then rinse it again with the hose to be sure you removed any dirt and chemical residues.

 

  1. Change the water periodically, taking into consideration the frequency of use of the hot tub. If you use it quite often you should change the water at least 4 times a year, if not, you can refill it twice a year. When you are changing the water, after draining it out, do not forget to clean the spa shell itself. Use a tub surface cleaner and wipe it clean with a slightly wet sponge. Rinse the shell well. Then you can fill up the spa with clean and fresh water.

 

  1. You can use fragrances, but only those ones which are designed for hot tubs, otherwise it will form foam on the surface of the water. As mentioned above, foam is not good for your home spa.

 

  1. To be eco friendly, keep the hot tub’s temperature low, at eco-mode, and raise the temperature 20-30 minutes before you want to soak. Do not exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Always check with a thermometer too, because the thermostat may not be as accurate and you do not want the water to be too hot for you or your guests safety.

 

  1. Always cover the tub when you’re not using it, and check to be sure the cover is properly secured on the hot tub, because in this way you can avoid wasting energy which is good for you as well as for your pocket. If you are using a traditional rigid foam cover to do this the dealer you bought it from may have recommended to clean and condition it once a month with vinyl protector, because in this way you will avoid to let UV rays to damage it. What they don’t tell you is that the vinyl on the outside of your cover is rated by HOURS outdoors. 1500hrs to be precise. Cleaning it and rubbing it with vinyl treatment is just wasting your time and money while prolonging the inevitable. Which is why all SpaCap Hot Tub Covers employ Sunbrella outdoor fabric which is rated by (wait for it) YEARS outdoors. In fact we have seen Sunbrella fabric still looking brand new after ten years outdoors. Nothing else comes close. That said, if you do need to clean your cover for some reason, use the solution just on the top of the cover and pay attention to not let the solution to pour into the water of the spa. It is better to take it off and clean also the underside of it with a mild cleaning solution. Rinse well and air dry.

 

Enjoying a dip in the hot tub
Hot Tubs just make life better.

When using the chemicals for cleaning, please read the instructions carefully (the ones on the label of the product) and use them according to the instructions, precisely measure them, never mix the solutions. This may sound like we are harping on this but for good reason. Believe it or not, some common cleaning solutions can be extremely dangerous when mixed with other common things. For instance, the reason you won’t see exposed aluminum on the bottom of a pool or spa cover (like a radiant reflector to bounce heat back into the water) is because if it were to come in contact with chlorine, it produces a poisonous gas. Always store your spa chemicals in a cool and dry place and more important, away and out from the reach and sight of children and pets! Keep chemicals away from the direct sunlight.

 

So you have to pay attention to many aspects regarding the cleaning and normal functioning of the hot tub, which in the beginning may seem endless, but after a little time passes it should become the part of your regular routine. It’s worth the effort! You can enjoy your hot tub every day while it banishes away your stress and helps your muscles, joints, and your whole body to relax. It will also be a place where you can spend hours with your friends and family knowing it is always ready.

How a Hot Tub Changes Your Life

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A hot tub is all about relaxing. When you soak in the hot water you soothe away all of your everyday problems and concerns. While your body soaks, you feel it starts to revitalize. Besides the beneficial effect felt on the surface of your skin, a hot tub also has a positive impact on your muscles and joints. The continuous and periodical use of a hot tub can contribute to the improvement of many different health conditions. In the following lines we will present some of those:

 

Helps to combat sleep problems

– people experience sleep problems because of many different reasons; some are due to our hectic schedules and everyday stress. An exhausting working day or life related problems can be overwhelming to us when we are trying to sleep. Sleepless nights can damage our everyday life; they lead to fatigue and daytime sleepiness which affect our ability to concentrate. The National Sleep Foundation recommends soaking in a hot tub for approximately 15-20 minutes but not right before going to sleep (it would be better 1-2 hours before in order to avoid overheating). It will ease your sleeping. Aromatherapy fragrances like Chamomile, Lavender and Jasmine can also increase the calming effects of the warm water. Try to drink a lot of water before, during and after using the hot tub, but avoid alcohol. The most optimal water temperature for healthy adults is between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Improves the circulation of the blood flow

– The blood flow is facilitated through 3 major means: the buoyancy, the hot water immersion and the hydrotherapy massage. While you are soaking, the buoyancy reduces the load on our joints and muscles, one of the most important being our feet and ankles which support our body weight all day long. If you spend long hours sitting at your job, the buoyancy will also benefit a circulation to your posterior.

 

Helps with arthritis, low back pain and fibromyalgia

– soaking in warm water stimulates the blood flow and relaxes the muscle, so it helps patients to relieve pain and stiffness. It can also be important to do stretching exercises in warm water, because it considerably reduces the pain and increases the psychical functions. For patients with this condition it is best to do so in warm water and not hot water. A moderate psychical activity is beneficial for the health and if you perform it in water your joints and muscles will not experience any excess pressure.

 

Hot tub can decrease the symptoms of flu

and even to shorten its duration. Warm water relieves aches in connection with flu by relaxing the muscles, helps you to unclog your stuffy nose and facilitates sleeping (which is indispensable when you fight flu or a cold). Besides these, soaking in warm water can imitate a low fever, which is the natural reaction of your body to combat viruses, because low fever triggers the immune system and helps to hold back the growth of the viruses.

 

Note: If you have a cardiovascular condition (including arrhythmia, tachycardia, high or low blood pressure) or diabetes, it is important to consult your doctor regarding the use of the hot tub, because it can be dangerous for you. It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor regarding the use of hot tub by children and pregnant women!

Okay, now that we have given you all the reasons you need to rush out and buy a hot tub, we have one more thing to help you get the most benefit from it. Imagine getting all relaxed in your hot tub and then straining yourself trying to get a heavy awkward cover back onto your spa. Kinda defeats the therapy.

Washing your cares away in the warm embrace of pulsating water jets followed up with getting your blood pressure up because you get angry while putting the heavy cover back on the hot tub. Pointless.

Here at SpaCap.com, we have just what you need to keep those good vibrations. We have been building Custom Hot Tub Covers for thirty years. Imagine a hot tub cover as easy to use as moving a fluffy comforter onto your bed. No exasperation required. Our hot tub covers use air to insulate rather than foam so there is nothing to soak up moisture which is what makes all other covers heavy.

Don’t let all the good your hot tub can do for you be wasted on a heavy, outdated, obsolete cover just because that’s all your local dealer has to offer. Order your own custom made SpaCap, and change your life for the better. Okay, maybe I over shot that a little, but it will at least make it easier.

Hot Tub Water Temperature

If you own a hot tub you already know how great it is, all the health benefits and reasons to use it. However, you want your spa to be comfortable and safe for your family and guests. Today we hope to cover the most optimal temperature for your spa water.

 

Most hot tubs at hotels and other places open to the public set the water temperature at 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Residential hot tubs typically come set between 100 to 102 degrees.

 

Naturally, it is largely a matter of personal preference and there will always be others who want their water hotter or colder.

 

People interested in saving money on their power bill during the winter months, may want to set their hot tub to a lower setting since the weather outside will typically be colder and make the water feel plenty warm.

Those that use the hot tub for therapy may require a higher setting. In those instances you can raise it to 104 degrees which is the highest setting for any new spa commercially available. This is in accordance with the National Spa and Pool Institute’s finding that 104 has been determined as the highest safe water temperature for healthy adults.

 

Most hot tubs intended for home use allow for a water temperature setting between 80 and 102 degrees. But what feels comfortable to one person may seem unbearably hot to another. Although you may feel that the temperature setting on your hot tub is a matter of personal preference, there are some physical signs that our bodies send us to be aware of. Below are a few of the ways our body lets us know that we may be getting too hot along with the problem if you don’t pay attention.

 

Lower heart rate

Like many things this is one that sneaks up on us because relaxation itself will cause your heart rate to slow down. The problem is that for some people, the heart rate slowing down too much can be deadly. The warm water of the hot tub will slow your heart rate as you relax and your blood vessels dilate. If for any reason you start to feel light headed or you notice someone else showing signs of it, it’s time to get out of the spa and cool down.

 

Vasodilation

As I mentioned above the hot water will cause blood vessels to open up, especially those close to your skin. Although great for increasing blood flow to extremities and for decreasing blood pressure, it too can be a problem. People suffering from heart problems or chronic low blood pressure should be careful to limit the time they spend in the hot tub. If it’s your hot tub and you want to be able to spend a longer time soaking, this would be one of those times setting the water temperature lower would be a good idea.

 

Dehydration

Actually this one is way more common than you might think. Especially among those of us that think the hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy an adult beverage. While you’re enjoying the soothing sensations of the hot spa water you’re sweating. We just don’t realize it because we’re sitting in the warm water. Plus, and this one is even harder to wrap your head around, our skin is drying out. You’re becoming dehydrated while you’re sitting in hot water. Crazy right? But it’s not a joke. If you don’t keep hydrated (and no alcoholic beverages don’t count, in fact they make it worse) you could end up with a headache or some other more serious effect of dehydration. So for the safety and well being of yourself and your guests keep drinking plenty of water, before and during your time in the hot tub. Save the adult beverages for after your spa time.

 

It would be irresponsible of us not to mention that if you are concerned about heart complications or any other health risks, it would always be better to consult your physician. Maybe the doctor can suggest a safe hot tub temperature for you.

 

We want everyone using a hot tub to be safe which is one of the reasons behind the design of our lightweight hot tub covers.

 

Years ago when we would travel to home shows all over the country, in our display we would have a video set up showing an actor being injured by a heavy foam cover slamming down on them. It would run continuously during the home show. Eventually, invariably a visitor to our booth would tell us that it had happened to them.

 

Heavy hot tub covers can be a more than just annoying, they can be a serious hazard. That’s why the covers we build at SpaCap.com don’t use foam panels like the typical rigid hot tub covers. We use air chambers to do the insulating instead. Aside from being more efficient, the air chambers don’t suck up moisture like every foam-filled cover ever made.

 

Why not order a custom SpaCap spa cover for your hot tub today and save yourself the aggravation of wrestling a heavy cover.

Hot Tubs Help Pain Relief

People are increasingly interested in finding natural treatments and remedies for health problems. Fortunately, hot tubs lend several advantages to health. Individuals experiencing pain related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should consider buying a hot tub to ease their aches and pains.

How Hot Tubs Help

Although the true benefits of natural treatments like moist heat haven’t been thoroughly researched yet, the results patients experience make the endeavors worthwhile. The automatic benefits to the body after soaking in warm water are undeniable – and are quickly becoming more and more popular for patients suffering from RA.

Soaking in a hot tub helps stiff muscles relax and encourages proper blood circulation, which work together to alleviate the pain associated with RA. Talking to your doctor before you start doing this type of at-home treatment is wise and enables you to learn their opinion on hydrotherapy practices for RA.

How to Get the Best Results

Once you get the “thumbs up” from the doctor, several specific techniques should be utilized to make hot tub spa therapy as effective as possible for your RA symptoms. For the best results, try:

  • Setting the temperature between 92-100 degrees. This temperature range is the most comfortable for most people. Don’t mess around with the heat! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns customers never to reach a temperature of 104 or above, which is hazardous for even the healthiest people.

 

  • Incorporating exercises. Having a repertoire of a few low-key exercises will get the blood flowing as the muscles begin to relax. Do some gentle stretches or roll out your back on a tennis ball against the tub wall to release tension areas. Activities like this in warm water are ideal because your muscles are warm and more flexible than other times.

 

  • Adding salt. Magnesium is important for heart and bone health, so add Epsom salts to the hot tub for an extra boost.

 

Don’t wait any longer to start treating your RA with a long soak in the hot tub.

Call SpaCap.com today to learn about the available hot tub cover options that can make it easier for you to get into your spa! One thing you don’t need is a heavy hot tub cover between you and that much needed therapy. At SpaCap.com we have been making the worlds best hot tub covers for people just like you. Check us out today and get back to enjoying your spa time.

How Hot Tubs Help with Type 2 Diabetes

Establishing dependable methods for keeping blood sugar balanced is challenging for people with Type 2 diabetes. Individuals interested in minimizing the use of medications and finding more natural remedies for their condition should consider using hot tubs to lower their blood sugar.

 

How Hot Tubs Help

 

Before using hot tub therapy, make sure your physician approves of this type of treatment for glucose levels and other diabetes-related issues. The next step is learning how hot tubs are beneficial for diabetes patients. It’s frustrating to feel dependent on countless medications to stay healthy, so finding alternative ways to improve your health can be liberating and exciting for many people. The list of benefits includes:

 

  1. Lower blood pressure. Dr. Philip L. Hooper of McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado, conducted a study where he tested the benefits of hot tub use on a group of diabetic men and women. The results of the study indicated a significant drop in blood glucose levels after subjects committed themselves to 30 minute hot tub soaks 6 days a week for 3 weeks.

 

  1. Weight loss. Dr. Hooper’s study also tracked an average weight loss of 3.75 pounds for those participating in the hot tub study. Diabetic patients always benefits from any type of weight loss, so this benefit of hot tub therapy is exciting for many people.

 

  1. Less stress. Because their blood pressure dropped and they feel healthier, many patients experienced more relaxation and less stress after developing the daily hot tub soaking routine. Warm water immersion is a reliable method for reducing anxiety, which is another health benefit for people with Type 2 diabetes.

 

Once you are ready to test the waters of hot tub therapy, contact SpaCap to learn more about how you can avoid heavy hot tub covers. You don’t want to avoid getting into your spa just because that rigid foam cover got too heavy to lift. Have SpaCap.com build you one of their lightweight hot tub covers so you can get your therapy and enjoy life for years to come.

Winterizing the Hot Tub

winterizing the hot tubAlthough hot tubs are fun to use during cooler weather, most people need to prepare their hot tub for bitter winter temperatures when the spa won’t be used. Most climates don’t pose major risks to hot tubs, but to ensure you will enjoy your spa again in the spring, it’s wise to take necessary precautions to keep it in good condition.

Choose Your Plan for Winter

Depending on where you live, you might want to continue using your hot tub throughout the winter. For this reason, there are two routes for winterizing the tub: flush, refill, and either soak or drain and cover it until spring arrives.

Let the Winterizing Begin!

Regardless of which route you take, the hot tub needs attention before it gets too cold. The proper winterization steps include:

 

  1. Pre-cleaning the tub. Buy a bottle of Whirlpool Rinse and add it to the tub 24 hours before you plan to drain it to remove unwanted residues and prepare for draining.

 

  1. Getting stale water out. Use a submersible pump to remove the old water from the tub.

 

  1. Cleaning vents and filters. Take out the cartridge filter from the skimmer and clean the area. Take your time cleaning the filter to ensure all hair and debris is properly removed before you replace it into the skimmer.

 

  1. Removing excess water. Use a wet/dry vac to remove extra water from the tub before covering or refilling.

 

  1. Polishing all surfaces.

 

People who decide to leave the tub empty and cover it need to make sure all drains are left open to prevent frozen pipes throughout the winter. Cut the power, put something across the spa to support the cover (we typically suggest a heavy duty plastic ice chest), put the cover on and shelter it with a tarp, and head inside. Otherwise, refill the tub, put on your bathing suit, and keep enjoying the warm water through the cold months ahead.

Ready to enjoy the winter in your hot tub? Call SpaCap to learn about the best Spa Covers on the planet and the available options today! At SpaCap.com, we have been building hot tub covers for places that get heavy snow fall and severe weather for years. No other spa cover can stand up to winter like a SpaCap.

Hot Tubs Fall into Autumn

Party Animals love hot tubsThe autumn months are spent drinking hot apple cider, building bonfires, and enjoying the final days of pleasant temperatures and outdoor activities. Don’t forget to enjoy your hot tub during this season! Before you have to start winterizing your tub for the colder months ahead, make sure to enjoy the fall weather out in the spa. The best way to celebrate? Throw a party!

Harvest Party Essentials

Including an abundance of seasonal specialties is a must for harvest parties and hot tubs. From the food to the décor, this party should feature pumpkins, spices, and warmth at every turn. While you’re planning, consider creative ways to represent the season through decorations and snacks. For decorations, try something like:

  • Jack-o-lanterns leading the way. Line the walkway to the hot tub with glowing jack-o-lanterns. Fall is the only season when people practice this tradition, so incorporating it into your hot tub party will be the perfect seasonal flare.
  • Pumpkins for everything! Use hollowed-out pumpkins to hold chips, as flower vases, and whatever else you can think of.

For food, think about the things you only eat during this season, and start shopping! Focus on items like:

  • Seasonal treats. Stock up on caramel apples, pumpkin flavored baked goods, and candy corn to complete the night. Put little bowls around the edges of the hot tub so guests can snack while they relax in the warm water.
  • Hot apple cider. The perfect warm drink for a crisp autumn night. For an adults-only party, try putting a little Fireball Whisky in the cider to add some extra spice to the night.

For games, consider buying a few packs of waterproof cards to take the fun into the hot tub. Games like Spades, Hearts, Mafia, and more will keep you laughing through the night.

Ready to throw the perfect hot tub harvest party? Better replace that old heavy spa cover first. You don’t want any of your guests to injure themselves having that heavy cover fall on them. Contact SpaCap to learn more about the best lightweight hot tub covers in the world. Bonus, since every cover they make is Custom made with Sunbrella outdoor fabric, you can match your patio decor!

Great Exercises for Hot Tubs

Swim spa hot tubs are even better for exerciseHot tubs are generally for relaxing tense muscles. But it is also a great place to do some mild forms of exercise that can help you get in shape. The hot water relaxes your muscles, helping them stretch easier and making your simple workout more effective. Persons suffering from arthritis, pulled muscles or ligaments, or other musculoskeletal issues can all experience relief from exercising their sore joints and muscles without worrying about too much tension or force causing further injury. The following are a few exercises and stretches to try in hot tubs:

Bicycle kicks

Sitting on the edge of the hot tub seat, kick your feet in a pedaling motion, keeping the circular movement going for at least 30 seconds – a minute if possible. This will stretch out the muscles in your leg while providing a mild workout.

Shoulder stretches

Roll your shoulders forward and backwards five times in each direction while keeping them submerged underneath the hot water. This will stretch out your shoulder muscles, loosening up any tightness or soreness. Another stretch is to slowly but firmly pull your arm across your body, keeping it straight as you do so. For example, bring your right arm to the left side of your body so that your bicep is below your chin, or stretch your arm so that your right hand is below your left hip.

Leg extensions

Sitting on the hot tub seat with your back straight, slowly extend your legs until your knees lock; then let them bend back down at the same speed. Do this five to ten times, keeping the pace slow and even. This will stretch out your hamstrings and calves while also giving your legs and abdomen a minor workout.

Gluteal stretches

These are great after a long run or other exercise in which the large muscles of your upper leg and backside are tight or sore. If you have space in the hot tub, sit sideways on the seat and extend both legs in front of you. Bend the leg closest to the wall so that foot is close to the knee of the straightened leg, and cross the foot over the opposite knee. Hold that pose for roughly 3 seconds, and you will feel your gluteal muscles relaxing and loosening.

Arm rotations

Straighten your arms out to either side of your body and slowly rotate them in small circles. Do between five and ten rotations in each direction, and you will begin to feel your arm and shoulder muscles loosening.
In short, hot tubs are great for low impact exercises. One exercise you don’t want to do is wrestle heavy wet hot tub covers. You should check out the custom made replacement hot tub covers from SpaCap.com.

Hot Tubs and High Blood Pressure

People with high blood pressure will often avoid lulling in a hot tub because they think it’s not good for them. Even though hot tubs can pose health risks for anyone if misused or overused, they are great for improving overall circulation. Here are some misconceptions about hot tubs and some facts regarding hot tub safety:

  • Hot tubs are dangerous for high blood pressure sufferers. Hot tubs and saunas expose the body to high heat, which widens blood vessels near the surface of the skin. This process is known as vasodilation and can sometimes cause a slight drop in blood pressure, though never enough to cause worry. If users want to avoid the blood pressure drop, they should enter the hot tub slowly to allow their body to become accustomed to the new temperature.
  • You should not go from a hot tub to cold water. One activity that young people sometimes enjoy is soaking in a hot tub and jumping in a cold pool immediately afterwards. This can pose a slight risk to people with blood pressure problems; the rapid change in temperature will cause stress and rapid blood pressure changes in the body. Sufferers of hypertension should be careful to slowly allow their body to adjust to any temperature changes.
  • Hot tubs are bad for heart patients. Hot tubs can pose some risks for heart patients, but nothing so severe that they can’t enjoy a brief dip in a hot tub. The increase in body temperature can lower blood pressure and widen blood vessels, which can have negative effects on the heart if continued for a long time. Heart patients and those taking heart medications should talk with their doctors before relaxing in a hot tub, stay hydrated, and keep their sessions brief.
  • Hot tubs affect pacemakers. No link has been found between hot tubs and pacemaker problems. However, since most people with pacemakers have a history of heart problems, they should be cautious when using a hot tub and give themselves time to adjust to the water temperature.
  • Hot tubs cause dizziness and headaches. If a person is in a hot tub for too long, he or she may suffer dizziness, headaches, or shortness of breath. These symptoms are temporary, but a person experiencing them should take a break until the symptoms abate.

One thing that we should all avoid is overexertion from lifting a heavy hot tub cover. If you want to lift weights, go to the gym. If you want to get into your hot tub to relax you shouldn’t have to strain yourself lifting an obsolete, over weight foam hot tub cover.

At SpaCap.com, they have been building the next generation of Hot Tub Covers for a generation. Check out their custom made, lightweight hot tub covers today and stop killing yourself trying to get your therapy.

Hot Tubs and the Right Size for You

When choosing between hot tubs, there are many options to consider. One important factor to determine is how big of a hot tub you need. The size of your hot tub depends on several aspects, a few of which are examined below.

  • How often will you use it? If you expect to use your hot tub every day, you want to select a size that will provide enough space for comfortable relaxation, but will also be easy to keep hot. Keeping a hot tub warm can be difficult and expensive, and the larger the hot tub, the more energy required to warm it to the desired temperature. By buying a smaller hot tub, you will be able to use it on a regular basis without worrying about your electricity bill going too high.
  • How many people will use it? If you are buying a hot tub for you and your loved one to enjoy on romantic evenings, it can be relatively small. A hot tub you plan to use for entertaining guests needs to be larger. Consider how often you will have groups of people enjoying it as well; buying a hot tub to accommodate a group of people once a year, for example, may not be the best decision.
  • How much space do you have? Where are you planning to put your hot tub? Popular places include the backyard, the porch or patio, and occasionally on a balcony. Measure your designated hot tub space before going shopping, and keep in mind what you’d have to move to place the hot tub where you want it. Remember, you need to have easy access around the spa to take the cover off and replace it. Don’t put plantings or privacy screens too close. The easier access you have, the more years you will be able to enjoy your purchase.
  • How big can you afford? Larger hot tubs are more expensive to buy and heat. Keep in mind how often you will use it and how many people will be using it, and weigh the price of heating a large vs. small hot tub on a regular basis. Also think about alternative ways to keep your hot tub warm, including solar energy and insulated spa covers.

To learn more about hot tub covers and where you can buy the best spa covers, contact SpaCap.com today. We build Custom Hot Tub Covers to fit just about every spa. Plus since we use Sunbrella outdoor fabric, your hot tub cover can compliment your decor.