Hot tub season is all year round, but with summer kicking into full swing, more of us will be outside enjoying a soothing evening soak. Whether you have had a long day at work or a long day working in the yard, relaxing in the hot tub is one of the best ways to end your day. Your hot tub rejuvenates you and helps you feel great. But what do you need to do to keep your hot tub working like new?
The answer to that question is to keep up with simple maintenance. One of the key things you need to remember for your hot tub is to clean and change your filter. So the question is, how often should you clean your hot tub filter?
The answer is simple if you keep the number 2 in mind.
Rinse Every 2 Weeks
Give your hot tub filter a good rinse every two weeks. This will help get out any large debris to keep your water clean. This step is important to help ensure that your filter keeps working well.
Clean Every 2 Months
You can stretch this to three months, depending on the need, but planning on every couple months will help ensure that your hot tub stays clean. Just make sure you get the right products and follow the instructions. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
Another way to keep the number 2 in mind is to always have that many filters on hand. That way, you can put your second filter in while you have the other one out for cleaning. If you do this, you won’t have any hot tub downtime, and you can stretch the life of each filter.
Replace Once a Year
Hot tub filters need to be replaced once each year. If you alternate a pair of filters for cleaning, then you can stretch their life out a little longer, but it is a good idea to plan on a new filter each year.
The key to staying up with this schedule is to set reminders so you know how long you have had your filters and how long it has been since you last cleaned them.
Keeping your hot tub clean ensures that you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come. If you’re looking for more information on hot tubs, feel free to contact us to learn more.
If you want to buy a hot tub, what appeals to you most? A low price, special features, or the relief of a physical problem? Here are the best times to buy for each.
Times of Year to Buy a Hot Tub
To get the best prices in clearance sales, try shopping in the fall or winter. Many people buy in the spring to get ready to enjoy the outdoors in the summer. So, in the fall and winter, retailers need to sell off their leftover units. First, they’ll give discounts on the ones in their stores and warehouse. Then, they’ll start to sell their display models. The lowest prices will be late in the winter, but keep in mind that the model you want might be sold out if you wait too long.
To get special new features and package deals, shop in the spring. The newest models will be out, which will include sound systems, special jets, lifter systems, and more. You can also ask for a hot tub and patio furniture and equipment to be bundled together with discounts on everything. Ask about what discounts they have on items that are in stock that they might need to move quickly—or items that are pre-owned, rejected at the factory, or cosmetically damaged.
Hot Tubs as Therapeutic Solutions
A hot tub is a great way for anyone to relax and relieve stress, but you might need it for an actual health issue. Have you suffered whiplash recently? Are you struggling with arthritis or fibromyalgia? Even chronic fatigue sufferers may find that a hot tub helps to relieve their symptoms. Any time of year is the right time to buy if you need the health benefits of a hot tub.
Whether it’s for physical healing or for family fun and entertainment, Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Co can help you find the best hot tub for you. Contact us with any questions, or visit one of our two Breckenridge, CO locations.
Do you love soaking in a bubbling jacuzzi or warm bath after a long day? While hot water aids in rest and relaxation, there are also several health benefits you can reap from it as well. Below, you’ll find how soaking in water can help soothe, treat, and heal three common ailments.
Fight Skin Infections
Many dermatological issues can be treated with a warm soak. The hot water causes your blood vessels to dilate, or expand, when then enables more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to access the infected areas of skin. Furthermore, soaking in warm water allows the pores in your skin to enlarge which then enables larger immune cells and beneficial antibiotics to access the infection.
Reduce Swollen Joints
In warm water baths or tubs, stiff and swollen joints benefit from the relief that comes with weightlessness and decompression. In addition to increasing your circulation through enlarged blood vessels, warm water can also decrease the swelling and inflammation that’s often associated with irritated joints.
Wash Away Warts
Warts are a common dermatological problem that many people deal with. While medical treatments do exist, simple holistic treatment methods can be as effective and less risky. Begin the natural healing process of warts by regularly soaking in a warm bath or tub. Because warts are the result of an infection under the skin’s surface, soaking in hot water promotes the delivery of healthy, bacteria-fighting cells to the wart. It also makes the tissue more permeable which then allows any natural ointments you use to more effectively access and eliminate the wart-causing bacteria.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your health at home, consider investing in your own hot tub. In addition to being a place for you and your loved ones to rest, relax, and rejuvenate, owning a hot tub can also enable you to practice better self care and treat the ailments that inhibit your wellbeing. Contact or visit Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company today, and work with the hot tub experts to find the perfect tub for you.
Many people think that their hot tub is only good when it’s cold outside. Truth is that your hot tub spa can be the perfect thing any time of year, especially in the summer. Follow these easy steps from Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company to get your hot tub ready for some summer fun!
Drain and Clean the Hot Tub
Whether or not you used your hot tub this winter, it is always a good idea to drain and clean the hot tub every few months. Use this time to scrub every nook and cranny to get rid of any grim or build up that may contaminate the water. This also gives you a chance to make sure everything is working correctly and replace any parts that need replacing. The last thing you need is everyone showing up for a night of fun and relaxation in the hot tub and it stop working.
Check the Filters
It’s important to check the filters and make sure they are clean. If you have disposable filters and yours are looking like they have seen better days, buy new ones. If you have reusable filters, soak them in cleaning solution and then let them dry completely before putting them back in the hot tub.
Check the Chemical Balance
After replacing the water, you will need to make sure that it has the right chemical levels so it does not become cloudy or develop odors. You want your water to stay fresh and clean all summer so be sure to take a sample in to be checked or have someone come and service your hot tub occasionally.
After a long and cold winter, everyone will be ready for warm days and cool nights. If you are using your hot tub after the sun has gone down, normal hot tub temperatures will provide the perfect experience. However, if you are using the hot tub during a hot day, try turning the temperature down to 95 degrees for a comforting and cooler experience.
Learn more about preparing your hot tub for the summer and what options are available to you and your hot tub by contacting Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company today. With cutting-edge spas and trusted service, you can’t go wrong with a hot tub spa and service from Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company.
After a few months, even the most beautiful winter wonderland can start to feel like a bit of a snowy prison. Fortunately, soaking in your hot tub can melt away your winter blues and help you feel refreshed even on the coldest day.
Embrace the Beauty of Nature
A snow-covered landscape can be breathtaking. Unfortunately, the accompanying cold weather can make that statement true in more ways than one.
How often do you truly get to take in the view? Sure you can take a look through the window or for a few minutes when bundled up tight, but a hot tub gives you the opportunity to really soak in the beauty while staying warm and toasty.
Is the treadmill not cutting it for you anymore? If you’re used to exercising outside, winter can feel like it lasts forever, and it might be harder to motivate yourself to exercise regularly.
Breckenridge hot tubs offer a few elegant solutions. First, you can soak in the hot tub after a hard workout as a bit of a reward/motivation to push yourself even when you don’t want to. Second, you can work out in the hot tub while enjoying the great outdoors! You can easily do simple exercises like bicycle kicks, leg lifts, and leg extensions.
Melt Away Your Stress
The colder months of the year house a lot of holidays. From October to February, you get hit with a major holiday every month. That can bring in a lot of joy, but it can also cause a lot of stress.
Soaking in a hot tub can be a perfect, incredibly easy way to alleviate your stress throughout the winter months and beyond. The warm water can soothe your aches and pains while helping you relax. It’s a simple solution your family can enjoy for years to come.
At Rocky Mt. Hot Tub Co., we believe Breckenridge hot tubs can easily be enjoyed all year long. Contact us today to start the process.
Owning a hot tub provides great relaxation in the winter and refreshment in the summer with minimal maintenance (compared with swimming pools, for instance).
Still, hot tubs do require a bit of upkeep so they stay in good condition over the years. Neglect can cause unsanitary conditions and even injury.
Here are a few tips to keep your hot tub in excellent shape on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.
Hot tubs require just a bit of attention on a daily basis. The daily upkeep will go a long way to prevent problems further down the road. Each day, check the water temperature to make sure it’s still at the minimum level. Remove debris from the water, and make sure the cover is fully protecting your hot tub.
Each week, you’ll want to check the sanitizer levels, pH balance, and alkalinity. This will keep your tub safe for use. Be sure that you briefly clean the hot tub filter and also clean the surface around the water line on a weekly basis.
At the beginning or end of each month, the hot tub will require a little more attention than usual. For monthly maintenance, clean and condition the hot tub cover so that it doesn’t allow bacteria to get into your hot tub. If you’re using your hot tub regularly, you’ll also want to drain and refill the hot tub to deep clean and refresh the water source. This can be done every 2-3 months if you’re using the hot tub less often.
If you live in the Breckenridge, Colorado area, contact Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company for more help with your hot tub maintenance questions. We have been offering service, repair, and maintenance in the area since 2000.
While shutting down your hot tub isn’t necessary even in the coldest climates, if you don’t plan to run it or use it during this time, you’ll definitely need to winterize it. Here are 5 simple steps to help you properly winterize your hot tub and keep it safe through the cold season.
1. Shut Off Power
Whether it’s shutting off the circuit breaker that connects to your spa’s electrical line or simply unplugging your hot tub, make sure all power to your spa is turned off.
2. Empty Water
Use a garden hose or sump pump to remove water from your hot tub. Loosen all unions, remove drain plugs, and blow out the lines to be sure no water is left in the pipes that can freeze and cause damage.
3. Clean the Interior
Now is the perfect time to scrub your hot tub clean. Once this step is done use towels to soak up the last bits of water left within the tub, paying special attention to the foot-well and anywhere else water might be hiding out.
4. Add Antifreeze
If you’re worried about water in your hot tub lines, pour antifreeze into filter pipes, jets, and anywhere else water can enter your spa--if you adequately remove water from your hot tub, you might be able to skip this step. If you do use antifreeze, you’ll need to rid the lines of it completely prior to use to make sure the water is safe.
5. Secure Cover
All that’s left to do is strap on the cover securely to prevent it from blowing off during a winter storm, and your hot tub is ready to withstand even the harshest winter.
We Can Help!With the help of these 5 simple steps, you can protect your hot tub from damage this winter.
Are you worried about winterizing your spa yourself? Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company can help!
Contact us to have one of our highly skilled technicians take care of winterizing your hot tub for you.
When considering gifts for your family this holiday season, do not forget hot tubs. While a hot tub may not sound like a practical Christmas gift, it is, in fact, one of the best gifts you can give your family to promote family time and togetherness. Here are 3 benefits you’ll reap giving your family the gift of a hot tub this year.
Personal OasisWhat could be better than coming home from a long day at work or school and having a soak in the hot tub to look forward to? With the help of a hot tub, you can easily create a year-round oasis in your own yard that will encourage your kids to stick close to home and give you something to do together.
Health BenefitsAside from being relaxing, the hot tub is beneficial in helping decrease stress and anxiety and is excellent for soothing sore and aching muscles. The hot water helps improve blood circulation throughout your body, allowing your body to heal and feel better. So whether your kids are stressed from school, or sore after sports practice, you can all benefit from a soak in the hot tub.
Together TimeThe appeal of a hot tub will leave your family enjoying hours in it, giving you great time together as a family to talk, which can only help to strengthen and improve your family bond. Take some one-on-one time with each of your children or your spouse, play games with your kids—there’s nothing like the bubble bath-like appeal of a hot tub to bring you together and help you enjoy each other more.
Give the Gift That Keeps Giving!Are you ready to purchase a hot tub? At Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Co., we can help. Check out our showroom to see the hot tubs we offer and let us help you set your family up for a lifetime of memories, relaxation, and togetherness.
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While most of us already know that being immersed in a hot tub is a relaxing and pleasurable experience, there are actually many significant health benefits as well. Here are 5 surprising health benefits you can experience from hot tubbing:
This benefit may not be the most surprising, but for some, it’s one of the most compelling. Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds. The combination of feeling weightless in the warm water and the massaging pulse of the jets are proven to release tension and ease the mind. Hot tubs are a simple, yet effective way to lower stress levels.
Revitalizes Skin and Hair
This benefit might not seem like the most obvious, but hot tubs act as a detoxifier for your skin. The warm water causes your body to perspire, which helps remove damaging toxins from your body, allowing you to have healthier, more beautiful skin. Hot tubs also increase circulation and allow for easier blood flow to all your organs, including the largest organ, your skin!
Alleviates Arthritic Pain
For the many people who suffer from arthritis and other joint related pain, hot tubbing can provide immense relief. The air circulating through the water by the jets provides weightlessness to our bodies, which relieves pressure on sensitive joints. The combination of the jets and the warm water also loosen stiff muscles, allowing for greater movement.
Sleep is one of the most important things we do for our bodies. Unfortunately, many people suffer from insomnia and other sleep issues. The warmth and relaxation of sitting in a hot tub allow our body’s natural sleeping mechanisms to kick in.
Generates Weight loss
One great way to stimulate weight loss is to relax in a hot tub. Hot tubs increase the circulation in our bodies, which lowers blood pressure and raises heart rates. Just 30 minutes a day in a hot tub lowers glucose and cortisol levels, which can help promote weight loss.
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Hot tubs are a great way to relax, but they typically come with an increase in your electric bill. However, with the right smart investments and a dedication to proper usage and maintenance, you can conserve energy while still enjoying your hot tub.
Invest in a Quality Cover
Heat rises. Unfortunately, when your hot tub isn’t covered, all of the heat can rise right out of the tub. A high-quality cover can insulate your hot tub and prevent it from losing as much heat when not in use. Regularly inspect your cover for rips or tears.
For more comprehensive coverage, invest in a floating thermal blanket to prevent heat loss from evaporation between the surface of the water and your tub cover.
Adjust the Temperature
Avoid maxing out your hot tub temperature. It may be tempting to keep your tub as hot as you possibly can, but you’ll have to pay for each month if you do. If you drop the temperature even just a couple of degrees, you likely won’t notice a big difference, but your utility bill certainly will.
Use a Wind Barrier
Wind can affect the temperature of your water when the tub is in use or not covered. Use a barrier to protect your hot tub from the wind while in use. You can plant hedges, put up a privacy wall or fence, or use a coverall.
As an added bonus, the barrier can also protect your hot tub cover from strong gusts of wind when you’re not using your hot tub.
Choose Energy-Efficient Lights
Your hot tub uses energy for more than just heat. Lights, especially if left on when the hot tub is not in use, can waste a lot of energy. Invest in long-lasting energy-efficient light bulbs to reduce energy use. You should always double check you’ve turned off the lights after enjoying a soak in your hot tub as well.
Clean and Replace the Filter
Dirty filter cartridges reduce water flow and make your pump work much harder for worse results, which can lead to higher energy bills.
Invest in two sets of filter cartridges. When you change the water every 3-4 months, switch out the clean and dry filter and start soaking the dirty filter in a non-foaming filter cleanser overnight.
Contact us today to find the perfect Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company hot tub for you.