Hot tubs, also known as spas or Jacuzzis, have a purpose for relaxation. The small pool of water is used for hydrotherapy, stress-relief, and pleasure. Hot tubs are different to a typical bath – they are built to accommodate more than one person, and often include jets for massage.
Apart from the obvious relaxing and social purpose, there are other health benefits of a hot tub.
As you can see, your hot tub does a lot to keep you happy. It is only fair that you look after your hot tub in return.
How to maintain
There are basic instructions on how to maintain your hot tub on a day-to-day basis.
The filter of the tub needs to be cleaned monthly. Chemical levels need to be checked to ensure that the equipment does not corrode from the levels being too high, or being overtaken by bacteria for being too low. A well-balanced spa should have an alkalinity reading of 80 -120 PPM. Sodium Bisulfate will bring the level down, and sodium bicarbonate will bring it up. Adding sanitation chemicals are also highly recommended. This will make your water clear, and keep the pH level consistent. The cover of your hot tub should have a vinyl protector to increase its life span against environmental wear-and-tear.
It gets slightly more complicated when installation and electrical repairs for your hot tub are concerned, and in this situation, it is best to call in a professional. Proper hot tub installation will reduce the chance of expensive repairs down the line.
Hot tubs require ground fault protection (GFCI) which can be installed in different ways. Hot tub installations require 110V to 240V of power, can be up to 50 amp rated, and require #6 gauge wire. They cannot be installed under a power line, and need to be properly grounded. When it comes to the electronics of a hot tub, make sure that you get professional help, so that your hot tub can continue serving you for many years.
Electrical specifics of a hot tub installation are the most demanding of expertise – there are certain electrical requirements that need to be adhered to. Give us a call and we can help you with your hot tub wiring and many other electrical services.
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