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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • How to Care for Your Inflatable Hot Tub

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    Inflatable hot tubs are an excellent option for those consumers lacking the space, or possibly the budget to purchase a fixed position hot tub. Inflatable tubs come with their own set of differences compared to built-in models, and they also come with a different set of maintenance and care guidelines that should be followed. Whether you're moving, looking to store your hot tub in the coming months for winter, or just cleaning it, this post offers helpful steps to assist you in caring for your inflatable hot tub.

     

    Keep Your Hot Tub Covered

    This tidbit applies to any hot tub, but can be particularly important in the long-term use and care of an inflatable hot tub. Using a cover on your hot tub helps prevent debris from the surrounding environment from settling in the water and potentially clogging your filters. Additionally, a cover helps collect water vapor as it condenses on the lid, dripping back into the tub. This helps reduce, but does not eliminate, the loss of solids such as calcium from precipitating out of the water.

    On top of everything else, a good cover helps prevent fluctuations in the temperature of your hot tub. When this occurs, you'll wait less for the hot tub to warm up before use, and save energy costs.

     

    Empty the Tub Regularly

    Inflatable hot tubs have a few advantages compared to their built-in, rigid cousins. The easiest way to clean your tub from top to bottom is to drain the water and wash down the sides and seats. This task is more difficult in a traditional tub. An inflatable tub is easy to empty, and can be cleaned with warm, soapy water.

     

    Cleaning the Empty Tub

    Once you've cleaned the empty tub, you'll find it much easier to clean because you won't need to use any special cleaners. As mentioned above, warm, soapy water is enough to get the job done. In fact, using abrasive cleaners when caring for your inflatable tub can actually compromise the durability and strength of your inflatable tub's walls. Once you have emptied the tub and cleaned its sides, make sure to thoroughly rinse your tub of soapy water before refilling it and using it next.

     

    Should I use Soft Water?

    Using soft water in a hot tub or pool is not recommended. The salt used is an additional dissolved solid in your water, and it can be very difficult to balance the pH if soft water is used.

     

    Winterizing

    Finally, if you're getting ready to store your inflatable hot tub in the next few months as winter temperatures descend on the country, you'll want to proceed with caution. After you've emptied the tub, cleared the filters and heaters, make sure you store everything in a warm, dry location. Before storing the tub itself, give it ample time to dry out. Water can freeze and thaw, expanding and contracting throughout the winter, and compromise the integrity of your inflatable hot tub.

     

    Inflatable hot tubs are easy to set up, can be moved from one location to the next easily and provide the same benefits as a regular hot tub for a lot less. If an inflatable hot tub sounds like something you’d like to own for your home,

     

  • Hot Tubs & Kids

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    Using your spa is a great way to relax and enjoy some time alone or with family and friends, but it’s very important to be extra careful when children are in the hot tub. Ultimately, your spa can be a great place for kids to relax too, but there are several safety precautions that should be taken before bringing a child into a hot tub. Here at Spas & Stuff, we want to make sure you’re taking advantage of all of the fun things to do with your spa when your kids are in it, while remaining safe at the same time.

    Safety is Key: Safety first! Staying safe in your spa is the most important thing. Children under the age of five should not be using the spa, as young children tend to overheat faster than adults. If your child is five years old or older, have them stand in the center of the hot tub. If he or she is tall enough to be in the center of the tub without their head under water, they are tall enough and old enough to be in the hot tub. The reasoning behind this test is to prevent drowning. This unnecessary tragedy can be prevented by keeping a close eye on your child, only letting them stay in the spa for fifteen minute sessions, and making sure they meet height and age requirements.

    Activities, Activities, Activities!: As much as your spa is a place to relax, it can also be a place to socialize and have fun. Whether your older kids are having some friends over to enjoy some time in the spa or you’re looking for something fun to do with the little ones, your spa can be the place! One activity you can do with kids is a backyard scavenger hunt. Set up fun riddles and prizes around your deck or backyard and have the final destination be the hot tub! Or, have the kids enjoy a scavenger hunt while you keep an eye on them from the spa. If your kids are too old for a scavenger hunt, you can easily set up some snacks and beverages at a nearby table so that they can socialize. Just make sure to leave the food outside of the hot tub!

    Accessories on Accessories: Your spa is obviously not as large as a pool, so there is not enough room for large floats and rafts, however there is plenty of room for other fun accessories! Your kids can easily bring in small pool toys to play with and you can purchase accessories like the Deluxe Spa Head Rest and the Deluxe Spa Seat Cushion to help you feel as comfortable as possible when in your spa.

    With small accessories and little games to play, it’s easy to have a good time with kids in your hot tub. Just remember to be safe when using your spa! If you would like to experience the fun of owning your own home spa, check out our selection of hot tubs for sale, here! We even provide free shipping to 48 states!

     

  • Featured Item: Towel Hot Tub Table

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    Don’t be fooled by this hot summer weather… Your hot tub can still be put to good use, even during this sizzling season! Suit up, because now is the perfect time to grab the family and friends and enjoy your spa, and Spas & Stuff has the perfect products to help you throw a great little get-together.

    One of the best ways to enjoy your spa is with a drink in your hand and some yummy snacks close by, but it’s not a good idea to prop that drink up on the edge right next to you. One swing of the arm and that drink could be joining you in the hot tub! To avoid soaking with your snacks, instead, consider a Towel Hot Tub Table. This product is great to keep next to your hot tub, and not only does it keep your drinks and snacks safe, it gives you a great place to hang your towels while you’re soaking.

    The table comes in a variety of colors, you can get this table to match your spa perfectly or switch it up a bit and get it in one of the colors that bests matches your furniture. The options are a-plenty!

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    There’s not a lot of room around your spa to put a bunch of towels and you don’t want them to get wet from the tub, so this table has towel racks that pull out from each side, letting you hang towels to dry or keep them close by while you’re enjoying your spa. These towel bars simply slide in when you don’t want to see them or you’re not using them, and at only 45 pounds, it’s not too difficult to move the table to another convenient location for a party or another occasion.

    Measuring at 31 inches or 34 inches, you have the option to choose the table height that works best to match your spa. This table is envirotech, which means that it can withstand your spa water, rain, snow; you name it! This table will not crack, fade, or deteriorate with exceptional resistance to moisture, fading, insects, splinting, warping and other hazards of environmental exposure common to wood or wood fiber composite products.

    Cleaning is especially easy with this table. All you need is just a little soap and water; no extra product needed! The table doesn’t require water proofing, staining or other similar maintenance either!

    You can easily match this table with a pair of stools, allowing for lunch or a snack in between spa sessions, or even a drink at a little bar. So grab the snacks and lemonade; now is the perfect time for you to enjoy your spa!

    Spas & Stuff offers free shipping to 48 states, so don’t hesitate to order the perfect hot tub companion! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and check out all the other spa accessories, parts, steps, lifts and more available on our site!

     

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