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Heat Things Up in your Hot Tub during a Romantic Evening

Most people say the one thing they want from their significant others is quality time. So spend this Valentine’s Day at home and enjoy a steamy evening…with the help of your hot tub.

Here are some ways to make a truly memorable and romantic night:

  • Light candles around your hot tub
  • Pour glasses of wine or beverage of your choice
  • Create a romantic playlist featuring romantic love songs
  • Give your significant other a light massage
  • Relax, unwind and enjoy spending much appreciated quality time together

Get creative and have fun because after all it’s the thought that counts!



Ask Us: What do I need to know about cleaning my hot tub cover?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMany people often overlook cleaning their hot tub cover but it’s an important part of the maintenance routine. Without proper maintenance, your cover may begin to crack, fade, become heavier and even begin to stink. Be prepared to clean your cover every two weeks, by wiping it down and taking an extra few moments to inspect for any damages.

Use a standard garden hose to loosen up debris and dirt on the cover. The hot tub cover features a special top coat of vinyl that can become cracked or faded when exposed to harsh chemicals or weather elements. Select a product designed to clean hot tub covers such as Cover Care by Natural Chemistry. Avoid using cleaners with oil, bleach, silicone, detergent or alcohol, which will destroy the top coat. The use of an oil-based product will actually attract the sun’s rays faster causing the cover to deteriorate faster. Additionally, try to limit the cover’s exposure to sunlight or winter elements by concealing it with a plastic tarp.

It’s also important to maintain the proper chemical levels to keep the integrity of the cover and protect your investment. If the water is unbalanced the acidic elements may cause the cover to come apart at the seams, bulge and even become discolored.

The cover includes foam pieces, which can become bogged down in water making it extremely heavy. To help keep your cover light, unzip the edges for a few hours to let the cover dry out.

Following all of these steps will help keep the musty odor away.

Have a question? Please use the “Contact Section” to submit a question about your pool or hot tub.

-Kim

 



Ask Us: What Temperature Should My Hot Tub Be?

Mud Slingers Hot TubAsk Kim: What temperature should my hot tub be?

Maintaining a consistent temperature is an important component in staying safe while using a hot tub. Many rookie and experienced hot tub owners wonder exactly what temperature their hot tub should be at. While the water may feel good, it might not be safe for you.

Despite the limits (or lack thereof) on your temperature settings, 104°F is the maximum temperature you should set your hot tub. Anything higher than 104°F is considered unsafe and can lead to overheating or heat exhaustion.

Typically, hot tub temperatures range from 100 – 102°F, which feels warm while being safe for your body to be in and safely adjust. Anything under 100°F is still safe for you but may not feel as enjoyable. However, new owners should start their hot tub temperatures off at around 98°F and slowly increase after that in order to adjust your new equipment.

Consistent temperature maintenance is important not only for you but also for your budget. Like your air conditioner, you may want to turn down your hot tub temperature when you’re not using it to save money. This is actually the opposite of what you want to do! In the long run, you are creating more work and using more energy for your hot tub to heat back up each time you want to use it. Maintaining a consistent temperature is key.

Have a question? Please use the “Contact Section” to submit a question about your pool or hot tub.

-Kim



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