Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Relaxing In A Tub

Relaxing In A Tub Even Though Your Budget Is Tight!

So you want to relax in a hot tub but you're just can't afford it? What do you do? Having a tight budget doesn't necessarily equate to the fact that, you can no longer enjoy the soothing feeling offered by hot tubs because you can now make the most out of used hot tubs on the market.

Retailers and used hot tubs

Not having thousands of dollars will no longer hamper your desire to treat yourself with a nice soak in a hot tub, because you can now find a lot of retailers who are selling used hot tubs. In case the retailer that you dropped by wasn't selling used hot tubs, then you could probably ask him where to find one because he is among the best sources you can get.

If you are the shy-type in terms of asking information from a professional, then the best thing for you is to check the classified ads in your newspaper and see if there are other sources. However, the safest option that you can take in purchasing used hot tubs is to seek an 'expert opinion', or to find an expert who is well-informed regarding the model of hot tubs. So that you can be guided accordingly during the time that you are to purchase your used hot tub.

Evaluating the hot tub

It is indispensable that you fully inspect the tub first for flaws. Among the first things that you should check are the pumps, and the jets which could be checked by turning the tub on and off. In doing this you will save yourself from the possibility of buying rubbish which might not even last a week or two. It is also important that you check the tub for cracks or drips because it is the topmost problems of tubs.

Clean the used tub

As soon as you have purchased the tub, the next thing is to give your hot tub a good bath in order to give it a new look. Use disinfectant for to kill the bacterium that have resided in the tub and then you may also put in some chlorine and bromine. To finish off the cleaning you must use shock treatment in order to overcome the other impurities such as dirt, oils, perspirations and some soap films.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hot Tubs Sparkle

Make your hot tubs sparkle with clean

hot-tub-sparkleCleaning your hot tub is mandatory since your tub is a breeding ground for bacteria that could cause diseases. Legionella and Pseudomonas bacteria are some that lurk in a dirty hot tub. Legionella bacteria can cause a fatal disease called Legionnaires disease. Meanwhile, Pseudomonas can trigger skin rashes, pneumonia, and eye infections.

Get that laziness out of your system and clean your hot tub! Here are some guidelines and instructions on how to clean your hot tub.

Replace your water once a month

Have you ever seen a pool where the water was not replaced in a year? It could get dark and muddy from dirt. As for hot tub, you can get the same results when you let the water stay for a long time. So replace it once a month and no longer. Dirt and bacteria can stay in the water for a long time which could harm you and your family. Safe and clean water is always the best.

Scrub, scrub, and rinse!

After draining the water from the tub, don’t just refill it with clean water! The real place for bacteria to lurk into is on the walls and the floor. Get your cleanser, whether a recommended cleanser for hot tubs or a bleach solution. Get your muscles going by scrubbing the walls to release the dirt. Also include the surfaces and the deck on scrubbing to maintain a clean tub once someone dips in.

After the scrubbing is done, rinse the walls and floor with water. Make sure no bleach solution remains since it could produce bubbles in the hot tub water or make the water muddy and unclear.

Put disinfectants. Read: Chlorine

Chlorine is the most popular disinfectant used in hot tubs and in pools. They reduce the harmful effects of water for the users safety. It is recommended to put chlorine tablets in the tub once a week for it to be fully sanitized.

Clean the filters

The filters should be cleaned once every two weeks, especially when the hot tub is used regularly. The filter can be cleaned by using a garden hose and spraying the filter to remove unwanted dirt. You can also use commercial cleaning solutions after rinsing it with water. These filters should be replaced once a year.

Hot tubs are most enjoyable to dip in when they are in their cleanest state. You can soak without worry and let the troubles and all your problems slip away as you relax with the massage provided by your hot tub.