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Five Realities of Owning a Hot Tub

Your own private hot tub can be a lifesaver as well as a relaxing oasis! The hot water combined with bubbles can ease your aches and pains from a range of conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis or back pain. It can also relax your muscles after a tough workout or run. If you just want to chill after a long day, a spa can be just the spot!

Before you jump into hot tub ownership, check out these factors that you should consider and keep in mind.

  1. Possible impact on utilities: Hot tubs are different from pools as they need to be drained and filled with fresh water four to five times a year. This extra water usage may impact your water bill. Also, your utility bill can be affected by heating of your water. How much depends on how often you use it and if you maintain a higher temperature or not. 
  2. Maintenance is required: In order to keep your water and your family safe, you need to follow a strategy just like pool owners do. But as the water is hot, it can breed bacteria or germs more easily. That is why you need to drain and add new water on a regular basis. You also need to watch your filters and scrub the inside walls. Keep debris out and test your water chemical levels. Add chemicals as needed and necessary.
  3. Clarity changes can happen: There will probably be a time when you open your cover and your hot tub water is not at its best. This can happen no matter how hard you try to maintain your chemicals. This can occur if hot tub users have lotion, sunscreen or other skin products on before getting into the water. Debris can also get built up in your filter. Extra sanitizer or chlorine may be needed to clear it up. Of course, it could be that your pool chemistry is not at its optimal level, too.
  4. You should have some usage rules: To help keep your hot tub clean and a safe space to relax, it is good to have some parameters in place. It is best to not allow any glass around the tub, so you don’t run the risk of it breaking and falling into the water. Keep young children, pets and electronics out as well. Try to not have makeup or lotions on before getting into the water.
  5. Winter works your hot tub more: Keeping your water temperature at a comfortable 102 to 104 degrees takes more effort in the cold months, but it is the best time to get inside! Make sure that you have an insulated and quality cover to keep the heat in.

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