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  1. Three Benefits of Moonlight Hot Tubs

    Lounging in a hot tub is one of the most enjoyable ways to pass the time and relax either by yourself, with a significant other or spouse, or with friends and family. In fact, a hot soak in the tub has been linked to a boost in brainpower, stress relief, reduced cold symptoms, and improved sleep. However, a hot tub that's uncomfortable, doesn't seat the proper number of guests that you'd like to have use it, has weak jets, or is poorly made and low quality can easily ruin the fun. If you're looking for the best hot tub on the market, consider these three benefits of Moonlight hot tubs before shopping anywhere else. The Best in Jets While soaking in warm water is a joy, the real thing that makes a hot tub so lovely is the quality of its jets. As such, you need a hot tub that has jets that are both strong and adjustable, like the jets in Moonlight hot tubs. In these tubs, the jets are made from stainless steel, ..
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  2. 5 Ways to Prolong Hot Tub Water Changes

    How often you need to drain and change your water depends on a number of factors. A good indicator it's time to do so is when the water gets cloudy. A typical range of water change is about two to four months. There are several things you can do to maximize the amount of time between water changes. Hot tubbing when the water is dirty and cloudy isn't refreshing, and it's not very healthy. Keeping your water clean with regular maintenance will help to prevent cloudiness. 1. Encourage everyone using your spa to rinse off before they get in. This reduces the amount of residue from hair products, antiperspirants, make-up and oils in the water. An outdoor shower near your hot tub is a good way to encourage a quick rinse. 2. Change or clean your spa filter regularly. Spray your filter cartridge with a garden hose to keep water running smoothly. Replace your spa filter about every three years. Consider using higher line hot tub filters, ..
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  3. Spa Maintenance Vacation Tips

    If you've already planned your next vacation, you're probably dreaming of relaxation and comfort. A common question among hot tub owners is what to do with your hot tub while you're on vacation. Temperature Turning down the heat in your hot tub makes sense. You don't need to keep it hot it if you're not going to be in it for a week or two. The challenge comes in deciding how much to turn down the heat. You want to save energy without having to spend time and more energy reheating the spa. On the other hand, you don't want to keep it hot if there's no need. Depending on how warm the weather is, you might not need to do a whole lot during the spring and summer months. You can even turn it off if it's warm outside. Your first order of business should be to make sure that the water is warm and won't freeze. Turn it down if you don't plan to use it for a few days. ..
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  4. How to Care for Hot Spring Hot Tub Pillows

    Spa pillows will last for years if you take a little extra time and effort to care for them properly. Here are some tips to help them stay in good condition and provide extra comfort in your spa. Choose the manufacturer's specific spa pillows for your model and model year when ordering your hot tub replacement parts. They come with a wide range of fastening methods, including pins, retainers with receivers, suction cups and inserts, so they're not a universal fit. Quick Tips •    Replace them about every five years or if they've been damaged. •    Keep them above the waterline to prevent fading and peeling. •    Remove the pillows when you're winterizing or on vacation. •    Clean them when you clean your spa shell...
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  5. How to Choose the Right Hot Tub Cover

    Hot tub covers keep the heat in your spa when it's not in use. There are several choices in features when replacing your hot tub cover. The easiest option may be to decide if you're happy with your present model and just replace it. While that's the easiest, it might not be the best option. Here are 5 things to consider when looking at new hot tub covers. Foam Thickness and Density How well a hot tub cover works often revolves around the materials in it. The interior insulation is typically foam. How dense it is dictates how well it does its job. A density of one pound is typical. The higher the number, the heavier the density. Use a higher density if your hot tub is going to brave below-freezing temperatures with some regularity in wintertime. Denser foam also makes the cover itself heavier. Keep this in mind if you'll be moving the cover manually. Spa cover lifters, like the Covermate II for example, can make ..
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  6. Do You Need An Ozonator In Your Hot Tub?

    An ozonator is an advanced cleaning system that attaches to your hot tub. It's used in concert with a sanitizer to help reduce the number of particles and growth of bacteria. Set up an ozonator to lessen the need for standard hot tub chemicals such as chlorine and bromine. Why Use an Ozonator? If your family uses a lot of lotions, oils, hair products or cosmetics, you probably have a fair amount of contaminants and your water isn't very clear. An ozonator creates an electric charge that results in a gas called ozone that is driven through your hot tub system through the jets. The ozone disintegrates the dirt and oils. It makes the water clear. It also eliminates the ring of film that develops on your basin at the waterline. Ozonators are also a good idea for those with sensitive skin or who have allergic reactions to hot tub chemicals. Where It Lives..
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  7. Home Therapy Exercises To Do In Your Hot Tub

    One of the advantages of having a spa in your back yard is that you can use it whenever you want. This is especially important if you use it for aquatherapy. You don't have to worry about going to the therapist or to the local community center to take a dip in the whirlpool. If you suffer from muscle aches or arthritis, hot water has great benefits. There are also exercises you can do while you're soaking to help improve your range of motion and increase your blood flow. Be sure to check with your physician or therapist before undertaking an exercise regimen.   Getting Acclimated – One of the greatest benefits of soaking in the hot tub is relaxation. When you first climb in, take some time to acclimate to the hot water. Relax your body and just enjoy the experience. Do the easiest exercises first and last. Make sure that the muscles doing the movements are submerged in the hot water. Stop if you experience ..
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  8. How to Care for Your Spa Cover

    After a winter full of snow, ice and even rain, it's time to check on your spa cover before ramping up for the spring hot tubbing season. Over time, hot tub covers made from fabric can become worn. Sunshine, hot and cold temperatures, snow, wind and rain can cause the fabric and stitching to dry out. It's important to check on your spa cover periodically and give it some TLC before you develop problems. Cleaning You may find algae or water stains on your hot tub cover's exterior, especially if it's made of vinyl. Use a cover cleaner and conditioner to revitalize it. A sponge with a mild cleaning solution will do the job. A soft brush can help to remove any stubborn build-up or stains. Take some time to check and clean the underside of the cover too. First dry it off using old towels, and then spray it with Lysol or disinfectant wipes to kill any mold, mildew or bacteria. Let it dry thoroughly before putting ..
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  9. Hot Tub Heater Troubleshooting Tips

    Relaxing in your hot tub is a great way to relax. When your water temperature is running too hot or too cold, this is usually an indication of a hot tub heater problem. Learning how to spot and troubleshoot the rare problems with the electric heater in your spa can save you time, money and frustration. Here are a few telltale signs and solutions when your hot tub's water temperature issues could be linked to your hot tub heater. A common solution to problems with your spa heater is to turn it off, letting it sit for a while, then restarting the whole system. If the problem doesn't correct itself, try some of the hot tub heater troubleshooting tips below. Water Is Too Hot •    If the water is too hot to the touch, the problem may be as simple as checking the temperature setting and adjusting the thermostat. The standard recommended water temperature is 104 degrees F. ..
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  10. Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Your Spa Shell

    Keeping your spa clean is kind of like keeping your bathtub clean. You don’t empty it out as often as your bathtub, but it's important to give it a clean and shine whenever you do. A good rule of thumb is to clean your basin every time you drain and refill the water. This prevents staining of the shell and can prolong its useful life. Knowing when and how to clean your spa makes it easier to maintain. Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning your shell. Frequency How often you should drain and clean your hot tub depends on what type of hot tub chemicals and which water system you are using. For example, if you use the ACE Saltwater System, you should drain the water from your spa about every six to nine months. A standard hot tub chemical system that uses a chlorine and bromine regimen should be drained and refilled every four to six months, depending on how frequently you use your spa...
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  11. What Are Your Options If You Own a Hot Tub and Lose Power?

    One of the biggest causes of power outages this time of year is the build-up of ice or snow in trees. The branches become heavy and can break, taking out power lines. You should have a plan in place for your hot tub if you lose power for more than a few hours. Weighing Your Options Pay attention to weather forecasts for ice and snow, then make any necessary preparations to lose power. One reason ice can be so detrimental to tree limbs is because, according to research by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Forestry, accumulation can raise the branch's weight by as much as 30 times. Weak limbs and small branches subjected to one-quarter or one-half inch of ice are likely to fall. When ice accumulates up to an inch, larger branches fall under the added weight. Power lines in the path of falling trees and branches snap, leaving areas without ..
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  12. Solving Poor Water System Symptoms With Silk Balance

    Are there days when your hot tub smells funny and you don't feel as relaxed and refreshed as you want to after a long soak? That can happen with some water care systems; it's not your spa. There are many different types of water care systems you can choose. Most spa owners simply start with the one mentioned in their owner's manual or whatever they pick up when they buy their hot tub, which makes sense to some degree. In reality, your spa should make you feel fresh, and it doesn't have to smell like chemicals or be a burden to constantly fight with the pH balance. If the relaxation factor isn't enough for you anymore, you water system is probably the culprit and you can remedy your issues pretty quickly. Poor Water System Symptoms There are three signs that it's time to consider alternative water systems. 1. Your skin is dry and itchy after a soak, and you don't want to go hot tubbing two days in ..
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