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.
Contact us today!
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.
If you are ready to get these and other amazing benefits, click here to schedule an appointment to look at a hot tub.
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.
JetPak Therapy has been known to be beneficial not only for the body, but for the mind, too. It helps the body relax, and it can provide specialized treatment to those aching muscles or an injury. Hot water dilutes the blood vessels, which helps with blood circulation. By combining it with the right JetPak Therapy System, you can be sure that you are taking full advantage of the full benefits of your hot tub.
The brilliance of JetPak therapy is that you can choose the type of massage that you need. The JetPak Therapy that will suit your needs will depend on the type of lifestyle that you lead.
After spending all day in an office, sitting down in front of a computer and talking on the phone, you need something to work on your shoulder and back muscles. Rocky Mountain Hot Tub has the following JetPaks to soothe those muscles:
Heavy lifting and constant bending can prove stressful to your muscles, whether you notice it or not. These JetPaks can alleviate and get your body back on track:
Just for Relaxing
Sometimes you just need to relax no matter what profession you’re in. Add soothing music and you’ll have the perfect combination to forget about the world with these JetPaks:
Rocky Mountain Hot Tub has 16 patented JetPaks to choose from. You can visit our showroom or give us a call to explore what we have to offer. Contact Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company and start healing your body today.
When people think about hot tubs, they usually picture a small tub that usually fits 4-10 people. However, the basic idea behind a hot tub has been around for thousands of years. Today, we think of the hot tub as a luxury relaxation, but the initial idea behind the hot tub actually started as far back as 4000 years ago with the Ancient Egyptians.
Without a doubt, hot tub owners should expect to see milky, cloudy, or even foamy water in their tub from some point or another. However, this is usually a simple problem that can be fixed easily. In this guide, we will take you through these basic hot tub water issues and how to best fix them for further enjoyment of your hot tub.
Most people purchase hot tubs to use on their property to have a place where they can relax and take in the views outdoors. Although hot tubs are great products to add to your backyard, they can have a significant impact on the environment with how they're used or made. When you want to stay green and reduce your carbon footprint, there are a few important steps to take to keep your hot tub eco-friendly.
Stress factors are at an all-time high for many people. Therefore, finding ways to unwind is essential to functioning without causing injury or distress to the body. One of the greatest ways to unwind is by investing in a hot tub, especially one with jets. There are plenty of things to consider about the different types of hot tubs out there, but considering the quantity and quality of jets is a necessary factor.