You deserve to enjoy your backyard paradise to the absolute fullest. Whether you’ve equipped your outdoor oasis with a hot tub, swimming pool or swim spa, we have the solutions that can answer some of the most tedious questions. For those of you who like to spend free time indoors, enjoying your boardgames, don’t worry – we have you covered as well. Literally, because we can answer questions about gazebos as well. On the off chance that you can’t find the solution to your problem here, simply visit our showroom or give us a call.
HOW MUCH DO HOT TUBS WEIGH?
The weight of a hot tub filled with water is dependant on the volume, size and material. Generally, 2-3-person hot tubs
weigh about 2,000 - 3,000 lbs when filled with water, while 6-8-person hot tubs
can weigh up over 5,500 lbs. Ensure that you have a solid foundation that can support the weight evenly.
SHOULD I INSTALL MY SPA INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?
Whether you install your hot tub inside or outside depends on your lifestyle, budget and house. If you can’t fit a hot tub
or swim spa
through the doorway or window, you might not have any other choice than an outdoor installation. Indoor installations also require a strong foundation that can support the weight of the spa and has proper ventilation for the moisture and humidity.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB WATER?
We recommend changing the water in your hot tub every three to four months. This will give your hot tub fresh water to circulate, free of built-up dirt and debris.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?
We recommend changing your hot tub filter once a year. As for regular maintenance, it is advised that you rinse your filter with clean water from the hose every two weeks or so, to remove any dirt or debris from the surface. You should also soak your filter in a filter cleaning solution for several hours, if not overnight, every two months. This will help to ensure that dirt and debris found below the surface is cleared away as well.
WHAT IS A SWIM SPA?
A swim spa, also known as an all weather pool, is an at-home spa system perfect for most backyards. Often described as a combination of a swimming pool and hot tub, these systems are perfect for those who are looking for a balance between leisure and recreation in one compact system. Swim spas range from 12 to 18 feet in length, can be installed above or below ground, and can be used throughout the year.
CAN YOU EXERCISE IN A SWIM SPA?
Swim spas are built with exercise, entertainment and recreation in mind. A built-in jet system found at one end of the swim spa
can create a stream of water strong enough for one to swim against. Most swimmers prefer this modern approach, as it eliminates the need to stop, turn around and push off the wall in order to continue swimming.
This area is also perfect for other low-impact exercises, including but not limited to:
• Reverse crunches
• Jogging in place
• Flutter kicks
CAN SWIM SPAS BE USED IN THE WINTER?
Swim spas can be used throughout the year. Built with strong and durable materials, and fully insulated, swim spas are powerful enough to stand up to the harsh winter elements, while still offering a warm water experience.
CAN SWIM SPAS BE IN-GROUND?
Swim spas can be installed both above and below ground. While an in-ground installation can take a little longer and cost more money than an above-ground installation, most prefer this as it can offer a more stylish and functional result.
SHOULD I INSTALL MY POOL ABOVE OR BELOW GROUND?
Installing your pool above ground or below ground will depend on several factors, including your budget, lifestyle and backyard layout. Both installations have their own set of positives, but it will come down to your lifestyle on which one you move forward with.
In-ground swimming pools
• More functional
• Better aesthetic
• Longer installation
• More expensive
• Lasts longer
Above-ground swimming pools
• Reduced risk of injury from slips and falls
• Reduced costs
• Easier to move locations
• Less invasive installation
SHOULD I BUY A POOL OR HOT TUB?
Deciding on a pool or hot tub will depend on your lifestyle, budget and personal preferences. If you are looking for a new approach to recreation, exercise or entertainment and have a larger backyard, a swimming pool might be right for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking to reduce stress, ease aches and pains, and find a new way to relax, a hot tub might be the solution you’re looking for.
If you can’t decide between the two, it sounds like you seek secret option number three: a swim spa! This spa system is smaller than a pool, but larger than a hot tub. In fact, many describe these systems as a hybrid between a pool and hot tub. With two separate areas, one for recreation and the other for relaxation, swim spas can prove to make the perfect addition to just about any backyard.