Whether you have an outdoor hot tub or all season pool, or your home is brought together by a health-boosting sauna, you might have questions from time to time. Whether it’s about water care or the initial purchase, our experts at Euphoria Lifestyle are here to help bring your garden to life. If you can’t find the question or solution that you seek below, feel free to give us a call or visit our garden essentials showroom in person. We would be more than happy to help.
HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS COST?
Hot tub prices
can range anywhere from £3000 to over £20,000 or more. A variety of factors can influence the price of a spa, including:
Opting for a lower price point may seem like a great idea at first, but it can result in more costs down the road and often a lesser experience. Cheaper hot tubs often aren’t crafted using modern or quality materials and offer an outdated design and technology. This means that they can cost more to operate since energy-efficient features likely won’t be included. Not to mention that these cheaper materials can succumb to damage easier and don’t last as long, meaning that you’re likely going to run into costly upgrades and repairs sooner rather than later.
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. By spending a little more upfront to invest in a quality spa, you will likely enjoy a better spa experience, have fewer repairs, receive more features, and pay less to operate on a monthly basis.
HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS WEIGH?
How much a hot tub weighs
will depend on factors including the volume, size and material. Smaller hot tubs that seat two to three people can generally weigh as little as 900 kg when filled. Bigger spas that seat six to eight people can weigh up over 2,500 kg once filled. Ensure that you have a solid foundation that can support the weight evenly, no matter where it is installed.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB WATER?
You should plan to change the water in your hot tub every three to four months. Although you will treat your hot tub water regularly with care products, the water should still be changed to get rid of debris and essentially provide your hot tub with a fresh start. Changing the hot tub water can also be helpful for those who find the water is cloudy or foamy. During each change, you should drain the entire tank, clean and inspect the interior, refill with fresh water, and treat with quality water care products.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?
You should aim to replace your hot tub filter once a year. The filter is an important part of the filtration and circulation system, as the water will flow through the filter so that dirt and debris can be caught and trapped. Rinse your filter every two weeks to remove surface debris and soak it overnight every two months for a deeper cleaning.
HOW DO I CLEAN A HOT TUB?
How you clean your hot tub will depend on the manufacturer and specific spa model. Although these specifications can differ from spa to spa, most will need the water to be tested and balanced once a week. This test will show if the pH or chlorine levels are unbalanced, providing you with an opportunity to treat the water and ensure the safety of your guests. The water should be drained every three to four months, filter rinsed twice a month, and spa cover cleaned once a month.
If you require assistance caring for your hot tub, get in touch with our experts at Euphoria Lifestyle to learn more about our hot tub service solutions
WHAT IS AN ALL SEASON POOL?
An all season pool
is a medium to large-sized exercise spa system that can be installed into just about any garden. These systems are often described as a hybrid of a swimming pool and a hot tub. Ranging from about 12 to 18 feet in length, most all season pools offer a large tank area that is built for recreation, entertainment and exercise. On the other end is a hot tub-style area, complete with seats, jets and more. They are also widely known as all season pools, swim spas, exercise pools, therapy pools, and hydrotherapy pools!
WHICH ALL SEASON POOL IS BEST?
Your lifestyle will depict which all season pool is right for you
. Smaller hydrotherapy pools might be better for those who have a more modest budget to work with or smaller garden. These all season pools often offer two or three seats and a medium-sized tank for recreational activities. These spas are ideal for those who enjoy leisure and relaxation. While on the other hand, those with a much larger installation area or bigger budget might opt for a larger swim spa. These swim spas often have two separate areas and a dual-temperature experience. On one side of the all season pool is an area similar to that of a hot tub, complete with several seats, jets and sometimes an entertainment system. The other area is like a swimming pool, more open and deeper than the other end. Users can exercise, play water games or even swim against a jet that creates a strong enough stream.
ARE ALL SEASON POOLS WORTH IT?
Your lifestyle will have a great impact on if a swim spa is worth it to you or not. Many find that an all season pool is completely worth it
, as they add style, functionality and life to their garden. Not to mention that they can also offer a variety of health benefits to those who use them regularly.
Some of the top benefits of owning and using an exercise pool on a regular basis can include:
• Increased home value
• Better quality of life
• Improved garden lifestyle
• Improved overall health
• Reduced stress
• Weight maintenance
• Eased muscle tension
• Soothed joint pain
• Improved sleep patterns
• Better post-injury recovery
CAN YOU EXERCISE IN AN ALL SEASON POOL?
Most exercise pools offer an area perfect for a variety of exercises
. Many are fully-equipped with a high-powered jet stream system, which creates a stream of water strong enough for one to swim, walk or run against. Swim in space without the need to stop, push off against a wall and turn around. Set the controls to your preferred speed for a low-impact cardiovascular workout. The exercise opportunities don’t end there. You can also engage in rowing and other exercises while in the comfort of your spa.
Before starting any exercise regimen, no matter how moderate or vigorous, we recommend speaking with a physician first to ensure your best health.
ARE SAUNAS SAFE?
Yes, saunas are safe, assuming that they are being operated and used safely and properly. Before using a sauna, we recommend speaking with a physician first to ensure your best health
. While purchasing a sauna, we recommend researching the best saunas to ensure you’re investing in a quality product. You should only operate the sauna after reviewing the instruction manual and must maintain it within safe temperatures. To stay hydrated and better enjoy your sauna experience, drink one glass of water before and after your session, while bringing a reusable water bottle inside with you while you steam.
SHOULD I BUY A HOT TUB OR AN ALL SEASON POOL?
Whether you purchase a hot tub or an all season pool, is completely up to you. Take factors such as your lifestyle, budget and family into account while making the decision. Here are some pointers to help you get started:
SIGNS YOU SHOULD BUY A HOT TUB
• Small to medium-sized garden
• Budget of £2,300 to £10,500
• Small family or retired couple
• Interested in rest, relaxation and healing
SIGNS AN EXERCISE POOL IS FOR YOU
• Medium to large-sized garden
• Budget of £6,500 to £17,500
• Larger family
• Entertain friends and family
• Interested in leisure, entertainment and recreation