From relaxing after an adventurous day of skiing or hiking in the Rockies to unwinding with friends and family after a long work week, a personal, in-home hot tub is key to any Colorado lifestyle. Not only does a hot tub afford you the perfect excuse for entertaining, but it also has the ability to boost your overall well being through rest and relaxation.
If you’re like many potential hot-tub owners, however, you’re likely just as concerned about the maintenance and upkeep of a home spa as you are about the benefits it has to offer. Fortunately, by having a general idea of how long hot tubs typically last and knowing which steps you can take to prolong the lifespan of your hot tub, you can have peace of mind when making your investment.
How Long Do Hot Tubs Last?As with many things, the longevity of a hot tub depends largely on which types of materials are used and how well the tub is taken care of. While low-grade designs that experience neglect may only stand to last five years, mid- to high-grade hot tubs that are well cared for and regular maintenance can last 20 or more years.
Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Hot Tub Having your hot tub regularly maintained by a professional, particularly within the warranty time frame, is essential in keeping your tub functioning as long as possible. Additional tips to keep in mind include:
As you slip into your hot tub after a long day, the temperature of the water and the soothing jets can make you wonder if anything could possibly be more relaxing. Actually, the answer is yes, and the thing that could be even more relaxing is your hot tub. There are several simple ways that you can enhance your hot tub to make the experience even more relaxing. Follow these tips, and you may never want to get out of the water.
The diverse properties of essential oils can really take effect when used in a hot tub. The combination of the already relaxing effects of the hot tub combined with the scent of the oils, both in the water and in the steam of the hot tub, can make for an amazing experience. Carrier oils are not needed or recommended for essential oils used in a hot tub, since the jets of the tub will distribute the essential oils, and the carrier oils can leave unwanted residue in your tub. Just add several drops and enjoy. Great oils to use include lemon, sage, and peppermint.
Aromatherapy Crystals and Bath Salts
Aromatherapy crystals and bath salts have similar effects as essential oils. Plus, they are made for soaking and add a great tactile effect to the scent that the salts provide. As they dissolve into the water, their benefits spread throughout the water and offer a wonderful effect without being overpowering. There are several kinds of salts and crystals made specifically for hot tubs, which is the best way to go.
Enjoy these new additions to your hot tub experience. Look for more tips for spas in Breckenridge, Colorado and beyond.
There are many things that set Bullfrog Spas apart from other hot tubs. One difference you may not be aware of is how cost-effective Bullfrog Spas are. If you’re wondering which hot tub is the most energy efficient, you won’t find a better hot tub on the market today. When you’re ready to get the best spa for the money, Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company can help you find the perfect Bullfrog Spa to fit your needs.
Energy Efficient Hot Tubs
Bullfrog Spas are expertly designed with energy efficiency in mind. The full-foam insulation keeps heat from escaping, which means your hot tub doesn’t have to work harder to compensate for heat being lost. It doesn’t matter which model you pick, each one meets or exceeds the strict energy guidelines set forth by the California Energy Commission.
JetPak Technology is More Efficient
Did you know Bullfrog Spas’ JetPak technology uses 90 percent less plumbing than the average hot tub? Less plumbing means your hot tub will use less energy to get the water to the jets. The majority of the water delivery system is inside the H2Air Manifold, which is submerged in hot water. That means any heat the Manifold transfers goes directly into the water and is not lost to the outside environment.
When you pair the money-saving efficiency of Bullfrog Spas with the ability to design your spa to meet your unique needs, you have a match made in heaven. The talented staff at Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Company is waiting to help you find which hot tubs are the most energy efficient so you can design your perfect spa. Your Bullfrog Spa will provide you the relaxation and therapeutic benefits you need with the money-saving efficiency you demand. It’s a win-win.
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.