Just where, exactly, are you going to put it?Hot tubs can’t just be moved around on a whim. So it’s important to think through where you want your spa to sit, and what it’s going to take to achieve the ideal spa surroundings before it’s delivered. Because once it’s set in place and filled, it’s probably not going anywhere.
ConvenienceMost people like to place their hot tub near their back door for convenience. It’s not a necessity, but if you think you’ll be using your hot tub in all kinds a weather, you might appreciate that short walk.
Shaded areaYou may also want a shady location to make daytime dips on warm summer days more comfortable. But this could also block your view of the night sky (and stargazing from the hot tub is something a lot of people like to do), so be sure to really think through how you’re most likely to use your spa.
PrivacyPrivacy is another important consideration. No one wants to settle in for a relaxing soak, only to look up and see the neighbors. There’s lots of ways you can create privacy if your yard doesn’t naturally provide it – fencing, a screen of tall plants, an ivy-covered trellis, etc.
Soak in the viewIf your yard has a view, position your hot tub to take advantage of it. Soaking in that scenery while you’re, well, soaking, is good for the soul.
Other things to think about:
- Plant colorful, flowering plants that will attract birds and butterflies around your hot tub to enjoy during the summer months.
- Lighting can create a special environment at night. Your hot tub may have it’s own lighting, but you can also consider party lights, tiki torches or landscape lighting, too.
- Add some outdoor seating nearby for those who aren’t in the tub, or as a place to rest robes and towels.
- Keep an outdoor storage box nearby to store supplies.
- If you want to create a complete relaxation zone, consider building a fire pit near your hot tub and seating area.
Before you know it, you’ll have the backyard paradise you’ve always wanted!
Morning coffeeHot coffee in your hot tub to start the day – Why wouldn’t ya?
Evening cocktailsWhy sit on that old uncomfortable couch when you could be having a nightcap AND a massage at the same time?
Listening to musicSome of our spas come standard with bluetooth compatible music systems installed!
ReadingThat good book you were reading just got better!
MeditationNeedless to say, the soothing sensations of hot tub soaks lend very nicely to meditation.
StargazingWhen was the last time you did? Your hot tub provides a nightly excuse to re-familiarize yourself with the constellations.
SeclusionNeed some alone time? Well, shutting yourself in your room sounds more like a punishment! Treat yourself to some seclusion in your spa. You owe yourself some quality time.
SocializingSometimes, the more the merrier! Having friends over to catch up? Tell them to bring their suits!
Getting a massageYour spouse doesn’t want to give you a massage? Your spa does!
Date nightWhy drive across town and spend a bunch of money when you can unwind together in the comfort of your spa and in the privacy of your own yard? Spas are among the few treats out there that are truly good for you! Want to learn about the therapeutic benefits of regular hot tub use? Come on down and visit us! We look forward to meeting you.
At home!Streamline your spa shopping experience by doing your due diligence on the front end. You’ll need to figure out your needs and your limitations prior to meeting with our sales team. Though some of our staff are rumored to have ESP, most of us lose our regular sensory perception once our morning coffee wears off… So in the event you end up dealing with one of us regular folks, we’d love to know the following for starters:
What is your budget?Have you been saving? Are you interested in applying for one of our awesome financing options? Do you have room in your budget for the operation and maintenance costs of spa ownership? Your overall budget will help us guide you through the different tiers of spas that we offer – and help us to suggest accessories that will enhance your soak sessions!
Where do you plan to put your new spa?Indoors? Outdoors? Simply set up on top of a concrete slab? Incorporated into a custom deck? Installs can run the gamut from mild to wild. However and wherever you plan to install your new spa, you’ll certainly need to give us some general measurements of the area – again to streamline the search. From there we can get into numbers of seats – a perfect segway into your next bit of homework…
Do you require any particular spa features?Are you interested in a swim spa or a hot tub? Is it a physical ailment that’s provided the impetus for your spa search? We can help you find the perfect spa based on your therapeutic needs. Do you have minimum or maximum seating needs? Do you want the bare bones basics or will you require drink holders, water features, custom lights, and a bluetooth sound system?
The Pool Tech Plus Promise:Do this little bit of homework for us and we’ll make sure you get the right spa for your needs – A spa that will give you years of trouble free family fun, health, and happiness. We’ll be available every step of the way and well into the future should you need any spa service or supplies! Come on down and see us. We’ve got the coffee on!
Well, we know just how you can have football, health, and happiness at home – Watch the game from your spa!Football players know the therapeutic benefits of hot tub use. Hot tubs are indispensable items in the world of professional sports!
Comfort!There’s no question that watching your team play from your hot tub would be more comfortable and more fun than watching from the couch. Stream the game from a tablet or set up a television if convenient… Imagine getting a back massage (finally) for the duration of the game! Heck, your wife would likely be inclined to join you to boot!
Health!So get your favorite snacks, drinks, and maybe even a cigar – about that health… Let’s start with the football and the happiness. Who wants to watch the game eating celery sticks and carrots? At any rate, you’ll be all the healthier from the hydrotherapy and the good company during the game for a change.
- pH levels – 7.2 – 7.8
- alkalinity – 80 – 120
- sanitizer – 1.5 – 3.0 (chlorine) or 3.0 – 5.0 (bromine)
- amount of organic material in the water
- testing strips
- alkalinity adjuster
- sanitizer and shock chemicals
- pH adjuster
But there IS a solution – a cover lifter!These handy gadgets attach to your hot tub (they can also attach to a deck, depending on the model and your hot tub installation) and make it incredibly easy to remove your cover, all by yourself – no bodybuilder-level strength required. Cover lifters come in three different types:
- Manual pivot
- Top and bottom mount.