Hot Tub & Spa Energy Saving & Water Conservation Tips

The list below contains energy saving and water conservation tips for Hot Tub and Spa owners from various Government Agencies and Municipalities. 1. Reset Thermostat – Some hot tubs and spas come preset @ 104 degrees. You can save energy and reduce your monthly utility bill by setting your hot tub heater thermostat to maintain 102 degrees Fahrenheit without noticing a drop off in water temperature. 2. Shift Hot Tub Water Heating to Off-Peak .

Pregnancy – Hot Tub, Spa & Sauna Use

Raising your core body temperature (hyperthermia) can harm your fetus, particularly during the early weeks of organ development. While experts don’t forbid hot tub or sauna use, they do advise caution. Hyperthermia during the first weeks of fetal development has been linked to neural tube defects. So pregnant women are advised to treat a high fever with acetaminophen and to avoid other causes of hyperthermia. There is no firmly established temperature or length of .

Type 2 Diabetes Hot Tub Therapy

Under the direction of their physicians, many type 2 diabetes patients use their hot tubs for therapy, but is it safe. If you’re a diabetic, chances are high that you’ve heard, read or seen signs posted warning diabetics about hot tub use. Type 1 diabetes sufferers should absolutely not use hot tubs or hot tub therapy, but what about Type 2 diabetic patients? A study by the New England Journal of Medicine conducted a .

Help, My Hair Turned Green!

Every summer we hear about or see people with green streaked hair.  Swimmers seem to suffer the worst, but hot tub and spa owners aren’t far behind. The general consensus among those affected believe that chlorine in their spa or pool is to blame for their hair turning green as well as their fingernails turning blue and bathing suits turning turquoise. Chlorine may be partly responsible, but the real culprit is Copper, not Chlorine. .

Hot Tub Folliculitis

What is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have Folliculitis on any part of your body that has hair. But it is most common on the beard area, arms, back, buttocks, and legs. What Causes Folliculitis? It may be caused by bacteria. It also can be caused by yeast or another type of fungus. You .

Overlooked Hot Tub Care Tips

Here are some basic, but sometimes overlooked tips on prolonging the life and maximizing your enjoyment of your hot tub or spa. Following these suggestions will help preserve your tub and equipment while making your water cleaner, safer and more clear.  As an added bonus, it will also save you time and money! 1. Oil and soap based products are public enemy #1 when it comes to keeping your hot tub or spa water .

Non-Chlorine Shock Treatments

Non-Chlorine Shock For years, hot tub and spa owners have been keeping their water crystal clear by “Shocking” it on a weekly basis with Chlorine or Bromine. Shocking your hot tub or spa quickly raises the sanitizer level of the spa water, killing off any of the bacteria that may be present. Unwanted bacteria in spa water can cause skin irritation, rashes, odors and cloudy water. The down side of “shocking” your hot tub .

Hot Tub & Spa Basic Use, Information & Tips

Here are some basic tips on using your hot tub or spa that are occasionally overlooked. They will help keep your water cleaner and clearer, and even save you some money! Oil and soap based products are the number 1 enemy of crystal clear spa water. Never use regular household cleaners for cleaning your spa. These products contain soap or ammonia based products and are very bad for your water chemistry and if you .