Thinking about adding a hot tub or spa to your home, but one of these five myths holding you back? Read on for some myth-busting!
Myth #1: Chlorine Makes My Eyes Sting
Unless you have a sensitivity to chlorine, that’s not why your eyes are stinging! The most likely reason your eyes might sting in a hot tub has to do with pH, or how acidic or basic the water is. Low pH means the water is alkaline; high pH means the water is acidic, and both can irritate your eyes. One other reason that hot tub water can make your eyes sting if the chlorine is too low and bacteria have been allowed to grow, causing eye-sting. This is much less likely to be the cause in your personal hot tub though, due to a small number of bathers.
Myth #2: The more jets the merrier
Does one hundred jets sound impressive? How about one hundred and fifty? Lots of jets sounds like an impressive selling feature! But the same amount of pump power runs the jets, no matter how many there are, so a lot of jets just means the same power is spread out over a wider area. Consider whether you want a precision muscle massage with powerful jets or a weaker, less directed massage.
Myth #3: There’s no point in having a hot tub when it’s winter half the year
Winter is one of the best seasons to own and use a hot tub. There is nothing better than taking a dip when the temperatures do. Enjoy a hot soak with a cold beverage to enhance your experience. Just make sure you bring your towell or robe for the trip back inside. Plus, frozen hair-styling contests are probably the most fun you can have outdoors in winter!
Myth #4: I have to empty or turn off the hot tub after each use
Your hot tub is not the same as a whirlpool tub! It functions more like a swimming pool. Don’t drain your tub after every use; it’s a waste of water. Your flow-through filtration system makes sure the water is constantly filtered; between this and the use of chemicals, your hot tub water should be sanitary. Drain it every three months as the water gets saturated with chemicals. Instead of turning your hot tub off after using it, keep it running on a mode such as Economy to save energy while maintaining temperature and water circulation.
Myth #5: I need to run plumbing out to my hot tub
Portable spas are built to be filled with a hose and don’t need to be plumbed in. All the equipment and plumbing you need is built into the shell. Just drag your garden hose to the tub to fill, and open up the gravity drain or use a submersible pump to empty.
So there you have it, five common myths, busted! Give us a call at 403-203-0860 to talk about the right tub for you!