- The soothing hydrotherapy provided by a swim spa provides relief from stress.
- Submergence in hot water releases natural endorphins to help fight muscle and joint pain while at the same time increasing blood flow and relieving stress on aching muscles and joints.
- Relief from tension and aching muscles promotes better sleep and relaxation.
- When the body relaxes in warm water, blood vessels near the skin relax which increases blood flow.
- Swim spas also benefit people suffering from arthritis by helping to improve flexibility and easing pain.
- According to the American Heart Association just 30-60 minutes of physical activity 3-4 days per week can help reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
- As a regular physical activity swimming can also help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
So if you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, you can opt for a swim spa. It is more suitable for a yard with limited space. Swim spa also have powerful jets that can be used to massage sore joints and muscles. Swim spa tends to be more intimate, and are a great way for adults to socialize while enjoying the water.
- Buy a high-quality cover to keep your spa safe from the outside environment and save you a significant amount in energy costs by keeping your water warm.
- Regular cleaning of your hot tub is important. Drain and clean your hot tub every 3-4 months.
- Keep the water temperature consistent.
- Use a cover conditioner to protect your cover from UV rays and prevent it from hardening and cracking.
- Clean your hot tub with cleaning accessories. Buy hot tub filter accessories and other cleaning tools. This is worth the investment.
- Make sure that your hot tub chemicals are dry and out of extreme temperatures. If they get wet or are exposed to very hot or cold temperatures, they will begin degrading and may not work properly.
- Waterfalls and fountains
- Hot Tubs
- Decks and Patios
Secure the area: Build an enclosure around the hot tub area. You can also put up a fence with a self-latching gate to ensure that your children do not get in your spa without your permission and supervision.
Never leave children unattended: Make sure that you always supervise your children while the hot tub is being used. Never leave them alone even for one minute.
Adjust the temperature: Before the hot tub is used, check the temperature and turn it down if it is too hot.
Cover your hot tub when not in use: Cover your hot tub when you are finished using it. It will prevent your children from accidentally falling in.
Make sure the drain is safe: Keep the drain protected by an approved cover and test it periodically. Check for the expiration date and replace it when indicated.
Prevent slips and falls: Prevent slips and falls outside the hot tub by:
- Installing anti-skid treads on the steps
- Painting your deck with sand paint
Placing slip-proof rubber mats near the entrance of the hot tub
Soaking in a Hot Tub Before a Workout
A quick ten minute soak in the hot tub can be of great benefit in your workout routine. It will warm up your body, increase the blood flow and loosen up your muscles. The warm water will make you perspire, which is beneficial for maximum calorie burn.
Soaking in a Hot Tub After a Workout
Immediately after your workout, let your muscles and heart rate cool down. Once you cool down, soaking in the hot tub will help your mind and body relax and stimulate the healing and recovery process.
Soaking in a Hot Tub 24 to 48 Hours After a Workout
Soaking in the hot tub 24 to 48 hours after a workout is the optimum time to get the most benefit. The warm water will stimulate the damaged muscles and increase blood flow to repair any issues. The increase in blood flow will help your muscles receive the oxygen and essential components to rebuild at a faster rate.
1. Getting a Building Permit: You will need a city or township building permit and an electrical permit before installing a pool. Depending on where you are located, you may also need a zoning permit, a soil and erosion permit and a fence permit.
2. Determining the Specifics: Along with the pool, it is also important to decide on where to place your skimmer and return (inlet and outlet, respectively). The location of the skimmer will also determine where the pump and filter will go, which further determines where the electrical outlet goes.
3. Preparing for Excavation: You will require at least 20 feet of clearance to get excavation equipment into your yard. If you have a fence, you will need to make sure you can remove enough of it to accommodate the pool.