Investing in a good massage chair can certainly help you and your wife take turns to relax after a long and busy day. But besides this, you can take your relaxation to the next level by investing in a smaller 2 man hot tub. In fact, now is the right time to make such investment since currently we have limited options when it comes going to spas or using some other public places with water.
Now, while all this sounds pretty nice, it’s important to also think about proper maintenance. A fun fact is that one of the main reasons why many people hate going to closed swimming pools and hot tubs is because of the bad smell and dirt. Since these places are moist (just what bacteria explained and germs need) keeping them clean is paramount.
Things to Do Before Stepping Foot in Your New Hot Tub
Sanitise Your Spa
One of the main products used for sanitizing hot tubs is chlorine and bromine, out of which, chlorine is the most commonly used as it can kill bacteria and other harmful compounds. However, skin irritations are not excluded with the use of chlorine, so if you or your wife are allergic to it, you can always choose another sanitiser. In order to do that, it’s best to consult with a spa specialist as they know what type of product is best for killing hot tub bacteria and germs.
Clean and Replace the Filters
One thing is certain, whether you opt for a huge hot tub as the 6-person one or as small as the 2 man hot tub, checking the filters on a regular basis is crucial. For instance, if the filters in your hot tub are dirty or clogged, the water won’t be able to flow through them, leaving the contaminants inside the spa and in the water. This is not only bad for your health, but these blockages can cause the filter to put a strain on the pump. In order to avoid all of this, you should rinse the filter cartridges every two weeks or when necessary to remove any practices from it.
In case you’ll be using the spa on a daily basis, you should clean and change the filters more often as they will wear after a while. In addition, the life expectancy of your filters mainly depends on the type and quality. So, when in need of replacement, it’s better to turn to your spa supplier and ask for a recommendation.
Clean, Drain and Refill Water
Clean water is what you need to have always in your hot tub. Generally speaking, you need to drain and refill the hot tub every 3 months. However, if you use the tub on a daily basis or several times per week, it is recommended to drain and refill the water more often. Now, when draining the water, it is important to clean the tub’s surface and disinfect it properly. Once done, you can refill the hot spa with clean water.
Note: Make sure you do regular tests on the water pH since higher pH numbers mean that the water pH level is more basic while lower numbers mean that the pH level is too acidic.
Take a Shower Before Stepping a Foot in It
Since this is your very own hot tub, caring for it is normal, and one of the ways to do that is by entering clean in it. In other words, it’s best to take a shower before stepping a foot in it as that way, you’ll reduce the chances of contaminating the water with perfumes, lotion and oil residues.
Note: If your wife has long hair, it’s recommended that she ties it up. This is essential in preventing hair from being caught or pulled into the filter and drain.
Limit Your Soak Time
Although hot spas are a place where you can relax and enjoy, it’s recommended to limit your soak time to no more than 20 minutes at a time. Once you have cooled off a little, you can re-enter if you like and enjoy in the rest of your time.
Note: Pregnant women, people with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease should consult their doctors before using a spa.
Ventilate the Spa
If you have an indoor spa, it’s recommended ventilating the space after each use. This is of vital importance as inadequate ventilated hot spa areas can cause throat and eye irritations. You can ventilate the space the conventional way by opening a window or a door, or you can do it with the help of an exhaust fan.
How Many Gallons in a 2 Person Hot Tub?
Except for being compact, functional, and easy to maintain, using a 2 person spa is more affordable as well. This is due to the smaller amount of needed water for its use. Generally speaking, a spa of this kind with dimensions of 2.0m X 1.5m X 740mm will need approximately 175 gallons of water or 670 kilograms.