While a hot tub is considered a material thing, it is possible that it can contribute happiness to your life. No, it is not a necessity, and your happiness does not depend on it. However, it can help you cultivate the qualities of life that contribute to making you feel happy. Here are some of the reasons:
The combination of water, massage jet, and heat in hot tubs promotes health and wellbeing. Aside from relieving stress, these elements also speed up the recovery of sore muscles.
Soaking in a hot tub every day as a part of your routine is a form of self-care. With today’s fast-paced and unpredictable life, having time for yourself to meditate while immersed in the relaxing warm water can bring enormous benefits to your physical and mental health.
This busy world makes it difficult for us to find time to be with people we love. A hot tub can be a perfect oasis for you and your loved ones amidst all the chaos of everyday life. While soaking in the warm water and soothing bubbles, you can talk about everything and spend special moments without distractions.
Having a hot tub in one corner of your garden will give you the freedom to observe nature, which we could barely do with our past-faced life. The golden sunset, starry night, or the dewy frost – you will have the opportunity to enjoy and be one with nature at the comfort of your hot tub.
One of the most stressful experiences anyone can get is buying on impulse and regretting the decision later. It is always wise to make careful planning and budgeting when it comes to your purchases. By deciding to have a hot tub, you are investing in your well-being and ensures a long-lasting value. By following a careful, yet straightforward maintenance procedure, your hot tub will surely last the longest time possible.
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We are already aware of the physical health benefits we can get from soaking in hot tubs. But we don’t talk much about the benefits it can bring to our mental health. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of so many people. Now is the time that we should be taking care of our health more than ever. Let’s see how hot tubs can help to manage our mental health and wellbeing. This might inspire you to make use of your hot tub that has been sleeping in your garden for ages now.
Too much workload and other factors can make us feel very stressed and anxious. The powerful massage jets from your hot tub can help relieve the stress and tension in your muscles.
The research conducted by the Washington State University found out that immersing in hot water for 15-20 will put your body in a deep relaxation state. The cooling period that our body experiences after getting out of the hot water also gives us a better night’s sleep, which results in a better state of mind.
As we spend time relaxing in our hot tubs, our blood flow increases, and breathing relaxes. This increases the level of serotonin and dopamine (happy hormones) in our brains. At the same time, the level of epinephrine and cortisol (stress hormones) decreases. This rebalancing in our hormones is a fantastic aid against stress, anxiety, and depression.
According to the research made by physiologist Steve Faulkner, an hour spent in hot water can burn up to 140 calories, which is equal to a half-hour walk. If you do some post-walk hot tub sessions, your muscle relaxes, and your blood flow improves. If you are looking to burn some calories while relieving stress at the same time, you should consider soaking in the hot tub.
Developing a good relationship
Many families and groups of friends spend time together while soaking in hot tubs to develop and maintain good relationships. Socializing and developing good relationships is excellent for mental health. Why not invite some of your friends or family members to come and have some good, substantial conversation over some drinks.
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Dipping your body in your hot tub is one of the most relaxing things you can do to relieve stress. But many are hesitant of turning their hot tubs on or buying one as they think it consumes a large amount of energy. Well, that is not always the case. Here are some helpful tips to help you save money on your hot tub energy costs that you might want to follow.
Your hot tub cover plays an integral part in keeping your energy cost low. When the heat rises, most heat is lost through the top of the tub, so having a reliable cover that is capable of retaining heat is vital. Due to waterlogged covers poor insulating ability, it causes the pumps and heater to work harder to keep warm temperature. Thus more energy is used, and it shortens the longevity of the pumps.
When buying a cover, it is crucial to choose materials that can extend the insulation capacity of your hot tubs, such as double-wrapped foam cores and padded seals.
Aside from a cover, a thermal blanket is also an excellent item to add to your hot tub if you want to retain its heat for a long time. Water evaporation from the hot tub’s bottom to the cover can still lose the tub’s temperature but thermal blankets are capable of reducing heat loss by up to 95%. Besides, it can also help protect your cover against chemical damages.
Another way to conserve energy is by adjusting the settings on your spa controls. Reducing its temperature to lower than 102°F can help you save as it doesn’t take a lot of power to maintain the heat compared to higher temperatures.
If your spa control has an energy-saving setting, make sure to utilise this setting, especially when you are going away. If yours doesn’t have that setting, you can turn the heat down to 80°F before vacation.
Turn Air Valves Off
It is helpful to keep the spa’s air valves off when not in use. While keeping it open increases the spa’s massage power, it also causes the water temperature to decrease faster. So after every use, don’t forget to close the valves to save energy.
Replace Old Filters
Old filter cartridges are also among the reasons for the increase in hot tub’s energy consumption, especially when they are not cleaned. It causes the pumps to overwork and reduces the water flow, so more energy is needed to achieve your desired heat.
To avoid this problem, make sure to have the filter cleaned weekly. It is also essential to have it deep cleaned every 3-4 months at every water change. To extend the life of your filter, you may also rotate two sets of filters for the water to keep on circulating freely with each water change.
Filters, covers, and other hot tub accessories and units from different makes and models are available at Hot Tubs Staffordshire. Feel free to contact us at 01782 312 534 or visit hottubsstaffordshire.co.uk for a complete catalogue of our products.
However, suppose your purpose in buying a hot tub is to make use of it for the longest time possible. In that case, you definitely should invest in a permanent high-quality hot tub from a reputable manufacturer. Here are the reasons why
While an inflatable hot tub needs a lot of work (inflating, filling water, etc.) to do before you can use it, permanent hot tubs are much easier to use. The features are that inflatable hot tubs can’t compete, such as Bluetooth, lights, music, speakers, wifi, etc.
Yes, you can have air blowers and some lights with inflatables. However, these features are only included in the more expensive ones. But with permanent hard shell hot tubs – massage jets, the array of lights, and the air blower system – they are all standard features. Not to mention the more efficient and advanced filtration and air blower system.
We all know that inflatable hot tubs can only last for months. If well taken care of, maybe years, especially with the recent improvement on the materials that manufacturers use. However, since inflatables are subject to so much movement, such as deflating and moving to other locations or keeping them away for the winter season, they are very prone to damage. In some cases, people drag them instead of carrying them with care. As a result, they would split and pierce through just after several uses.
You will not need to worry about the problems stated above if you go for a permanent hard shell tub. Since they are manufactured with solid materials, such as hard plate and side panels and metal or strong plastic frame, they aren’t vulnerable to punctures. They are perfect for families with small children and pets, even when used every day.
Most inflatable hot tubs are not designed to be used in the winter. With permanent hot tubs, you can use them during the winter, even with the freezing temperature outside. They are designed with reliable materials and better heat retention. The tubs’ interiors are also created with insulation layers to heat efficiently with freezing temperature. You can relax all the time you want inside your 40°c hot tub during winter, something that an inflatable can’t do for you.
While investing in a permanent hard shell hot tub is a sure win, different situations call for different solutions. It’s all up to you to determine whether you need a permanent or an inflatable hot tub.
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Should I get my hot tub serviced? If so, when? – these are the most common questions that hot tub owners ask. Just like any other machine, a hot tub needs to be serviced to prevent premature problems and to keep it in excellent condition for a very long time. Soaking in a hot tub that has damage can pose a lot of danger. So it would be best if you kept in mind to have your hot tub serviced regularly.
While maintaining the cleanliness of your hot tub is something you can do on your own. Other types of maintenance works need to be done by professional hot tub technicians. Experienced technicians are complete with the knowledge and equipment to ensure the quality and safety of your hot tub. They can also give your expert advice and opinion on any potential issue that you might experience with your hot tub in the future.
Hot Tubs Staffordshire at Your Service
Aside from providing excellent-quality hot tub units and accessories, providing maintenance is what we also do best at Hot Tubs Staffordshire. We’ve been servicing all types of hot tubs in different sizes of properties for so many years. Our technicians have years of training and experience and guarantee an unparalleled, cost-effective service all the time.
In addition to performing reliable maintenance checks and repairs, our expert technicians can also give you expert advice on how to prolong the life of your hot tub, as well as on how to make cleaning more accessible and to avoid costly problems in the future.
Our team of full-time service technicians performs all kinds of hot tub servicing – plumbing leak repair, filter change, clean up, flush treatment, water change, and many more. We also have hot tub chemicals and parts in stock, and still, service hot tub units that we sold so many years ago.
We always prioritise on taking care of our clients, making sure that they get a high level of service all the time. That is also our way of protecting their investments – by making sure that their hot tubs last for a very long time, giving them enjoyment for many years to come.
Feel free to contact us at 01782 312 534 to find more about our hot tub servicing or to book an appointment with our team.
Choosing the perfect hot tub can be a daunting task. There are so many to choose from! Here at Hot Tubs Staffordshire, we aim to help every individual find the perfect spa for their needs and their families. Here are some things to consider when making that choice:
How much space do you have in your garden?
Hot tubs come in various shapes and sizes, so finding one that fits shouldn’t be an issue. There are hot tub units suitable for one person as well as family units for up to 6 members. Think about who will use the hot tub and act accordingly.
Where will you keep it?
Hot tubs are heavy and need a solid base. You’ll also need a handy electrical supply and hose pipe nearby. Regardless of how you want the hot tub to be like, you’ll have to seriously consider the space in your house and/or garage. Your height is also a factor in determining what sized hot tub to get, and the size you get will be limited by the size of the available rooms. It can lead to a sort-of positive feedback loop that requires you to tread with caution.
Will you need stairs to get into the hot tub. If so, the position it is put in must allow for these. Hot tubs will make the area around it potentially humid and moist. What you don’t want to happen is have a problem with mould.
Placing and filling the hot tub are preparation for enjoying that warm pleasure spa. However, to heat it up, get those bubbles flowing you need to be able to power the heater/blower unit.
Be sure that the supply you use is able to capable of delivering and maintaining the required watts.What do you want it for?
If you’re looking to de-stress, splash around, or host a few social and/or romantic evenings then most hot tubs will be sufficient. But if you’re looking for a genuinely therapeutic/massaging experience then you may want to up the horsepower. Meaning more water jets and even more water pumps.
Lastly, but more importantly, always consider your after care. Are you and your hot tub going to be looked after once you’ve made the purchase? Will there be someone at the end of a phone to answer any questions or queries that may come up? Are there engineers on hand should you want your spa serviced? At Hot Tubs Staffordshire we pride ourselves on our customers after sales care.
Here’s how to save money on your new purchase
Sales of hot tubs spiked for us during lockdown. Many of our new clients are now getting their first energy bill following their purchase and some will be in for a big shock.
On average cost of running an hot tub costs between £30 – £40 a month extra. But that assumes it has been used for just 25 minutes, three times a week. Someone who has been jumping in every day during the summer hot weather could now be facing a higher than average energy bill.
So, to make sure you continue to enjoy your spa, without worrying about your bills, here are some of our useful hint and tips.
Use the lid when not in useRoughly 60% of heat escapes through the surface of the hot tub. To reduce this you need a well-insulated cover, that is in good condition. If you don’t put the lid on when you aren’t using the hot tub the water will rapidly cool down. Reheating the water uses lots of energy. So use the cover, clip it on properly and make sure there are not gaps, every time you get out.
As well as losing heat from the top surface, your hot tub can also suffer if it is placed on a cold surface. To insulate the base you could get a special hot tub base protector, or a DIY version using foam insulation or standard wall insulation.
Clean the filter
If your filter is dirty and clogged, the filtration is going to have poor water flow and will have to work twice as hard to stay clean. Working harder = working longer in this case. And this will increase your hot tub bills.
We recommending rinsing your filter on a weekly basis using a filter cleaner we stock in our showroom. It’s a good idea to get a spare filter so that you can rotate them while cleaning and never have any downtime on your hot tub.
Check your energy tariff
Try to minimise what you pay for each kWh of electricity.
Check that you are in the best possible tariff for standing variable tariffs and unit charges. If possible, switch to a lower tarriff. No matter how energy efficient your hot tub is, you’ll be wasting money on energy bills if you don’t have a good tariff.
Filters, covers, and other hot tub accessories and units from different makes and models are available at Hot Tubs Staffordshire. Feel free to contact us at 01782 312 534 or visit our showroom for a close up of our products.
The hot tub may seem like a relatively new concept, but the remarkable effects of Hydrotherapy can be traced back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who cleverly exploited the natural springs beneath the ground for social and health benefits.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the medicinal use of water for positive health benefits. These health benefits come from the mechanical and thermal effects of water interacting with the body. It includes the use of physical water properties, specifically temperature and pressure, and sometimes the delivery of minerals or herbal treatments to manipulate the body’s flow of blood, the endocrine system and associated neural systems in order to treat the symptoms of certain diseases.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness.
- Muscular relaxation and decreased muscle spasm.
- Decreased pain due to warmth and support.
- Gravity is countered by buoyancy.
- Increased muscle strength and endurance due to the greater resistance in water.
- Improvement in swelling, due to hydrostatic pressure.
- Enhanced balance and stabilisation.
- Improved enjoyment and confidence to move better.
The warmth increases circulation, reduces muscle spasm, and helps to relieve pain. Patients do not need to be able to swim in order to benefit from Aquatic Physiotherapy. Aquatic Physiotherapy may be used alone or in conjunction with other rehabilitation programs. An aquatic program is often a stepping stone for patients to progress onto gym or land based exercise programs. The rehabilitation program can also include appropriate exercises to maintain fitness, while recovering from sports injuries or orthopaedic surgery.
There’s much more to hot tubs than meets the eye, the health benefits are real and its our job to prove it.
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