When you have a hot tub, relaxation is only steps away. But whether your hot tub can fit into your bathroom or you have one that you can use for swimming, hot tub tips are always useful. So, below are some handy hints for the owners of hot tubs:
- Some hot tubs have a factory set temperature of 104.F. The temperature can be set to 102F though which is the temperature recommended for adults and children by most health departments. Also, heat your hot tub in off-peak times. If there’s a timer on your tub you can program it to heat on the off peak hours. The tub will hold that temperature for several hours if the tub is insulated and energy efficient.
- When you leave for vacation, turn your thermostat down. If you’re going to be gone for a longer period of time; and the hot tub won’t be used for at least a week, either turn the heat off or at least down.
- Add an energy efficient floating thermal blanket which can help to retain heat and also will reduce moisture build up.
- Drain the hot tub only when really necessary to keep the water bill down. Now if you keep your chemicals balanced, this will keep down the amount of times you will need to drain your tub. Also a handy tip for chemical checks if you have a swimming pool is to get into the habit of checking the chemical balance of the hot tub when you check your pool’s chemical balance.
- If your hot tub is heavily used, it will need to be drained about every 3-4 months. When you do drain it, let the water flow into a sanitary sewer or use the water in your garden or on your lawn. If you do use the water elsewhere, make sure no chemicals have been added for at least 48 hours.
- Have windbreaks around your hot tub if it’s outside such as fencing or landscaping. Not only can it reduce heat loss then, but you also will have privacy.
So by using these tips you can enjoy your hot tub and save money too!
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