Whether you already have a hot tub on your deck or patio, or you are considering purchasing a new model, you may have questions. This list of Frequently Asked Questions, and answers, is meant to assist you. We believe that well-informed buyers will choose a hot tub. Feel better, spend more time together, and relax. Visit our store to ask about how easy it is to own a hot tub.
WHICH HOT TUB IS BEST FOR ME?
Factors such as your lifestyle, home and budget will help determine which hot tub is best for you
. To be more specific, when choosing a hot tub you should take a closer look at your backyard size and layout, immediate family members who will use the spa, short-term and long-term budget, and your personal preferences, as they can all have an effect on which hot tub is best for you.
Larger hot tubs: with 5-7 seats, these hot tubs are ideal for…
• Medium to large backyards
• Bigger families
• Budgets with more wiggle room
• Those who entertain
Smaller hot tubs: with 2-4 seats, these hot tubs are ideal for…
• Smaller backyards
• Empty nesters
• Retirees or couples
• More modest budgets
• Those who seek rest, relaxation and healing
WHAT IS THE SMARTTUB™ SYSTEM?
The SmartTub™ System
connects you to your hot tub via a smartphone app. Simply download the app to your smartphone, connect to your hot tub and you are good to go. Enjoy easier access to your hot tub, total control of the features and settings, maintenance alerts, and more – all from the palm of your hand.
Features of the SmartTub™ System include:
• Simple mobile app setup
• Easily paired with most smartphones
• Access to support
• Access to product knowledge
• Water care tips and how-to videos
• View hot tub energy usage estimates
• Power outage notifications
• Control settings and features
• Hot tub maintenance alerts
• Easily connect with spa dealership
• Peace of mind that your hot tub is running in good condition
WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?
is a therapeutic technique that harnesses the healing properties of warm, flowing water. By spending time in a hot tub with the jets on and temperature between 100° F and 102° F, you can engage in a relaxing and revitalizing hydrotherapy session.
The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage can offer the following benefits
• Less stress
• Better sleep
• Fewer aches and pains
• Reduced muscle tension
• Soothed joint pain
• Improved post-injury recovery
• Better skin and circulation
To reap the full benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy
, we recommend soaking in your hot tub three to four times a week, if not every day, for 20 to 45 minutes, or whatever is most comfortable for you.
DO HOT TUBS COST A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN?
Some hot tubs cost less to operate than others. Monthly operating costs can be controlled and kept to a minimum with innovative and energy-conserving technology that is integrated into most modern spas. This can include energy-efficient operating systems, full-foam insulation, high-quality hot tub covers, titanium coil heaters, and LED lighting, among other features. Running your hot tub on the economy or energy-saving mode can help keep costs even lower. We advise looking into the energy-efficiency of a hot tub before committing.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN AND TREAT MY SPA WATER?
You should clean and treat your hot tub on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis. During this time, you should test and balance the water, rinse the filter, check components for proper operation, inspect the spa cover, and listen for any unusual noises.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB WATER?
You should drain, clean and refill your hot tub three to four times a year. This frequency can change based on how well the spa is cared for on a regular basis and how often it is used. If you notice that the spa water is foamy, cloudy or murky, you may need to change the hot tub water to correct the issue.
DO I NEED A HOT TUB COVER?
The hot tub cover
is one of the most important accessories you can invest in. The hot tub cover can help reduce operational costs, keep the water clean, and improve backyard safety. Most hot tub covers are fully-insulated and will create a strong seal, trapping the heat inside and keeping the cold out. This will help to regulate the temperature, causing less stress on the system and keeping operational costs down. This barrier against the elements can also help to prevent most contaminants from entering the water, such as bugs, dirt, debris, rain water, or snow. Since most covers come with a lock, this can help to keep wildlife, pets and children from entering the water without you knowing.
Some hot tubs are sold with the hot tub cover included as part of a deal, package or promotion, or you can get the cover at a reduced price with the purchase of a spa.
WHICH BBQ IS BEST?
The best BBQ
for you depends on your lifestyle, budget and preferences. Making a list of what you want from a BBQ and then comparing that against your short-term and long-term budget can help you narrow down the list and find a BBQ that meets your needs, within the perfect budget for you.
Here at Swim World, we love the Big Green Egg
. Essential to any backyard, the Big Green Egg is a reputable and versatile system. It can offer a variety of outdoor cooking experiences, acting as a grill, smoker, BBQ, and an oven – all in one!
If a grill is what you seek, look no further than Weber Grills
! These grills are available as natural gas grills, electric grills, portable grills, and charcoal grills. With a reputation built on excellence, it’s no wonder why so many of our customers have had no trouble finding the best grill for them.
WHEN TO PUT A LID ON MY BBQ?
You should cook with a lid on your BBQ for food that requires surrounding heat to cook fully. Cooking with the lid down will help to bring the temperature up at a much quicker rate and then help to maintain it. Foods that generally don’t need the lid to be down are those that can easily be cooked over a campfire, such as burgers and hot dogs. After you are done cooking and the grill has been cleaned, you can close the lid. Once the BBQ has cooled down, you can place a cover overtop of it for additional protection.
WHAT PATIO FURNITURE IS BEST?
The best outdoor patio furniture
for you will depend on your preferences, budget and backyard. We recommend doing research before purchasing patio furniture, which includes speaking with sales associates and reading reviews online. Patio furniture should be durable, meaning it is crafted with a well-engineered design and strong materials. Your patio furniture should be able to withstand the elements, including rain, wind, hail, sun, and snow, while enduring the use from daily life.
Depending on the layout and size of your backyard or patio area, you may want to include:
• Side tables
• Coffee tables
• Fire tables
• Outdoor mats
• Exterior lighting
Finally, accessorize your outdoor patio furniture with a variety of accent pillows, blankets, candles, potted plants, or different fabrics.