What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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Hot Tub Buying Guide


How to make it work

Your hot tub is finally here. Arrived, set up and ready to go. Let's make sure you are all set to get it working correctly. First, check the manufacturer's instructions and follow them.

You want to be sure to do things correctly, because if done improperly you could cause damage to the tub. You want to get in that tub and start enjoying it now. You don't want to incur more costs or delay your much needed and anticipated soak.

Your tub needs water in it. So fill it on up. Fill to the recommended level which is usually within six inches of the top. Now you can turn it on. Maybe the delivery people alredy checked things out and all you need to do is turn it on, but if not, take a moment to be sure. Open the access panel and be sure there is no leaking or anything else that looks problematic. Open the valves allowing water to circulate water through the system. Close up the panel. Turn the tub on using the controls.

Your tub might come with programmable settings. Take some time to read about those and get them set to how you want them. This is a great way to reduce some of your electric bills. Or you may be more concerned with the tub being hot and ready whenever you are. Your programmable settings will allow you to choose the best way to set up your hot tub for your lifestyle and budget.

Once you have turned the tub on, go through the different jet settings to make sure they are working and to see what you may like. Adjust the temperature to your desired heat, remembering it will take a while to heat. Check back to make sure all is working and the water temperature is climbing to the desired soak temp.

As the temperature rises, you will want to add the chemicals needed to keep your tub clean and safe for your use. As per instructions, add your sanitizer and other chemicals to level out the pH.

Invest in a good cover. Keep your hot tub well maintained.

Most importantly, once the tub is up and running, get in and enjoy. You deserve it.

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