If you live in Florida, you can spend Christmas on your patio or in your hot tub. While you may not be shoveling snow, there are ways to decorate your backyard to get it in the Christmas Spirit. Looking for some outdoor Christmas decoration ideas? Here are a few.
Christmas and lights are like peanut butter and jelly - they always go together. Add a unique holiday splash to your backyard with some decorative lighting. You can add these lights to enclosures, light fixtures or plants to create unique looks. Your pools LED lights can also be used to display holiday colors.
Water features and backyard ponds are an excellent focal point for any time of year. With the right environment your hot tub can become its own sort of pond or feature. Add some natural boulders and planters around the hot tub to raise the spa up and make the hot tub experience an art form. – Tip provided by Bill Renter, Long Island Hot Tub, New York
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This jagged rock faced design is perfect for creating a more natural feel around your hot tub. Mix in some plants and other succulents to make the area pop with color and appeal.
Water is the essence of life. We travel miles to be near it. Water makes us feel young and vibrant.
Discover how the patented JetPak Therapy System™ from Bullfrog gives you the ability to select your favorite massage, place it in your favorite seat and interchange massages at any time, for a completely personalized hot tub experience.
With a Bullfrog spa from All Brevard you have your own massage therapist at your beck and call - 24x7 and never takes a vacation.
People of all ages love to enjoy a hot soak after a long day or to socialize with family and friends. However, there are some special issues relating to people of a certain age that should not be ignored.
Soaking in hot water causes blood vessel to expand, causing fluctuations in blood pressure
There can be a long list of bacteria in the water if it is not chlorinated properly. These bacteria can be bad news for lower immune systems.
Certain sedating medications can cause alarm when mixed with the drowsiness effect caused by soaking in the hot water.
Always be safe:
Don't get in the hot tub while drinking alcohol or using sedating medications Check with your doctor first if you have any circulatory issues Use steps with hand rails Never hot tub alone
Don't let a musty leftover smell curb your hot tub use. Just a few basic steps will keep you and your tub smelling good.
First, put your tub on a cleaning schedule. This helps prevent the filter and pipes from building up stinky grundge.
Make sure to check the PH Balance regularly. A good PH is 7.4 - 7.6. Also, check the recommende use of sanitizing chemicals. Your levels of these may be too low. A high PH and low chemical combination can cause an unpleasant smell.
Also, if you notice and mold around the inside of your cover or the edges of your tub you will want to scrub and disenfect those areas immediately. A solution of diluted bleach works great for this. Don't forget to check up under that flap in the creases.
One last thing does not help keep the smell away but will help the tub smell better is adding a smell good product.
The history of hot tubs and spas is as old as history and can be traced back before recorded history when early man made use of the earth's natural hot springs. Hot springs fed streams and pools, which were used for warmth and natural treatment by early man. Native Americans, were well aware of the healing properties of natural hot springs.
As early as 2000 B.C., ancient Egyptians used hot baths for therapeutic value. As early as 600 B.C., Phraortes (King of Media [ancient Persia]) built one of the first known hot tubs.
The great philosophers of Greece (Plato, Hippocrates and others) make mention of the therapeutic value of water. Grecians were known to have built structures around hot springs.
The IRS stated in its opinion letter Index No.: 213.05-00, " Section 213(a) allows as a [tax] deduction the expenses paid during the taxable year for medical care of the taxpayer, spouse, or dependent. Under § 213(d)(1)(A), an expense is for 'medical care' if its primary purpose is the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Notice the words "primary purpose".
You must make sure your hot tub is "primarily" for the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease before you can deduct the cost of your hot tub on your tax return. This is best backed up by your physician.
You may be able to claim your hot tub as a tax deduction even though you also derive pleasure from it and even though someone else such as your spouse may use the spa, as long as you are buying the hot tub or spa primarily to relieve pain due to an injury or disease.
Here are some simple tips to maintain the cleanliness of your hot tub. A few to do daily, weekly and monthly. It won't take you long and it will help avoid bigger problems and keep you Hot Tub ready for your enjoyment.
Because of the heat, Hot tubs can be havens for bacteria and algae growth. Sanitizing on a scheduled basis will help keep algae and bacteria growth in check.
Taking the first step in energy efficiency is simple with the new Hayward variable-speed Max-Flo VS.
Offering up to 80% energy cost savings over single-speed pool pumps via an integrated variable-speed drive and totally-enclosed, permanent magnet motor, Hayward’s Max-Flo VS is an ideal pool pump upgrade for those looking to reduce energy use and save money.
With A Hot Tub Purchase Get A Free Ozonator Generator*.
Ozone, sometimes referred to as energetic oxygen, is a powerful oxidizer of contaminants in water. It is made available for hot tubs and spas through the use of ozone generators called ozonators. Ozone is formed when three atoms of oxygen are bound together, instead of the normal two. If you have ever detected a faint, sweet smell in the air after a lightning storm, that was ozone!
When the temperature climbs, your hot tub becomes a place to cool down.
Living in Florida is a joy and cooling down during the Summer months cannot be easier than with a hot tub - What?
Although your core body temperature is 98, your skin temperature runs between 94 and 96. So if you reduce your hot tub temperature to 92-94, you will feel cooled off while you soak. When you get out, you will be refreshed for hours.
Just reduce the temperature setting, or turn the heater completely off and enjoy! The water in your hot tub will quickly drop if you uncover the tub while running the air jets. Now your tub is a place to chill out! Since water heats more slowly than the outside air, the insulated spa will maintain its lower temperature from evening into the following day. And unlike an in-ground pool, a covered, insulated portable spa will not absorbe heat from the sun during the day.
To maintain cooler water, keep your spa covered during sunny days when not in use. Run the spa with the spa cover open and with water features and air jets operating during the evening.
To clean the hot tub insert or shell, get a mild non-abrasive, non-foaming cleaner and a very soft rag or nylon scrubber. Use these to remove dirt build-up.
Use baking soda for minor surface cleaning.
Spa pillows can be removed and cleaned by following the instructions in your Owner's Manual.
The hot tub vinyl cover is best cleaned and conditioned by following this step-by-step method:
remove the cover and spray it lightly with a garden hose to loosen any dirt or debris that might have accumulated.
using a mild soap solution (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid with 2 gallons water) or baking soda, scrub the vinyl in a circular motion with a large sponge.
Promptly rinse with a garden hose. Rinse the bottom of the cover (do not use soap), and wipe it clean with a dry rag.
HINT: Shower without soap prior to entering the spa, and use only the rinse cycle when laundering your bathing suit, helps avoid detergent and soap residue in the spa water.
Clean Your Hot Tub Filter Cartridges
Your spa filter cartridges can become clogged with mineral particles or calcification from hard water. This may result in reduced water flow.
We recommend that you clean your filter cartridges every month. Using a garden hose, spray each cartridge and rotate while spraying to thoroughly remove any debris lodged between the filter pleats. Contact us for the best Filter Cleaner products that match your filter.
Your filters should be replaced every three years with replacement filters from All Brevard Hot Tubs.
Keeping your hot tub covered for long periods of time can produce a musty or mildew smell on your cover after a time.
That’s why it’s important to keep your cover clean and free of these odors.
To help prevent this mildew smell, use a small amount of bleach (10%) added to water (90%) and wipe down the bottom of the hot tub cover every 60-90 days. This will help prevent your cover from getting that musty smell that everyone dislikes.
Do more frequent partial water changes instead of complete water changes to improve water clarity and water chemestry in your hot tub. This is common practice with fish tanks - it also works with your hot tub.
Many are generally not sure why they have to change the water in their hot tub. The main reason is to reduce TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and make water balancing much easier.
All Brevard Hot Tubs sell many hot tubs curing the Winter, and doing partial water changes (more frequently) is much more convenient and faster than a complete water change.
If you have a specific question, please give us a call or contact us online.
Hot Tub repair in Melbourne Florida, or Hot Tub repair in Port Malabar Florida, Spa repair in Indian Harbour FL, Hot Tub repair in Palm Bay is availabe from All Brevard Hot Tubs.
Below are some of the problems you may encounter with your hot tub. Give us a call if you run into one of these issues. We may be able walk you through a solution over the phone, or schedule a time to stop by and fix an hot tub problem.
List of Hot Tub Problems and Spa Issues:
My Hot Tub does not run, no power, nothing works
Hot Tub runs, but does not heat; insufficient heat; chattering contact
The Hot Tub is excessively hot
The low speed pump is not working
The ozonator is not working
The low speed pump does not turn off - it is continuously on
The high speed pump is not working
Both the high speed pump and low speed pump are both on
The Hot Tub blower is not working
The blower does not turn off
No Hot Tub Lights
Thre is no ozone
The GFCI keeps tripping
The water flow is reduced
High-limit trips erratically; trips at end of heat cycle
There is a burning smell - burnt wires or melted insulation
There is no water flow - the hot tub pump motor is humming
Hot Tub is leaking
Theses are some of the most common Hot Tub problems. All Brevard Hot Tubs has excellent service technicians - and we are here to help.