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Monthly Archives: November 2016

About Family Spa Pool

Size and Layout

You will certainly benefit from a bigger spa pool. Adults will certainly love to have more space while seated. Kids will have more fun if they have more room to play in the water. In general, you have to measure the available space in your yard precisely and to provide for walking room around the pool to calculate the maximum size which you can opt for.

You would want every member of the family to have a seat inside. While parents will benefit greatly from lounge seats, which provide full leg massage and relaxation, kids usually prefer smaller seats with more room for playing. If you have children, you should consider a layout which will allow them to move around without disturbing the adults. One solution is to opt for a pool with two separate sections – one for relaxation and one for playing and doing exercise.

Control Options

Since all members of the family are different, you should be able to control the temperature so that everyone feels comfortable in the water. Similarly, you will be able to select the optimal temperature for each activity. If you plan to have fun with the kids or to do exercises in the water, you can readily opt for a lower temperature than the one that you would choose for relaxation after work. Again, a spa pool with two different compartments will enable your family to do more things at the same time.

You will benefit from controlling the power of the water jets as well. While some people prefer a more powerful massage, others do not tolerate it well. Generally, you should know that the air jets are less powerful compared to the water jets.

Fun Extras

You should certainly consider cool features which the whole family will love. Everyone will appreciate a facility with its own stereo system. This will enable you to enjoy your favourite music while having fun in the water. You can also have a television set installed to watch movies, shows and sports events.

Quality Hot Tub Water

There are several different types of testing kit, each one having a different application. Ultimately, they will all give similar types of results, which you can then use as a guideline to ‘correct’ your water.

Some of the most popular types of testing products are pool test strips, which can be used to test the pH of your water, as well as the level of some of the sanitising chemicals that you have placed in your hot tub.

To use these, take a sample of your tub water in a clean glass or plastic vessel, and then dip one of your pool test strips in it for a period of approximately ten to twenty seconds, although this period of time can vary depending on the strips that you have bought. Following the product guide, you will then be able to assess the quality of your water.

The first thing that you should check for is the alkalinity of your water, which you can then adjust according to the recommendations provided by your hot tub manufacturer. If you are not sure how to alter the alkalinity of the water, contact a reputable hot tub supplies retailer, who will be able to recommend you a good product for your particular model of tub.

You should allow enough time for the products you have added to dissolve in the water – usually an hour or so – before you proceed to the next step of testing for your sanitiser level. Common sanitizers include chlorine and bromine, and regular pool test strips will usually be able to measure the presence of these in your water.

After taking readings off your test strips, top up the levels of your chosen sanitiser, taking care not to add too much, as this can corrode certain components of your hot tub. After this, it is important to verify the hardness of your water. Hardness basically refers to the calcium content of your water, with calcium being essential to avoid corrosion of your tub.

If your calcium levels are low, there are certain products that you can use to top up this mineral. Although test strips are often able to be great indicators of all these different factors, there are also a couple of other options available to you.

The first one of these is the liquid testing kit, although many on the market only test for the pH levels of the water and the amount of chlorine sanitiser present. These can be used by dropping a few drops of test liquid into your water sample and comparing the resulting colour of the water to the guidelines provided with the product.

It is also possible to have your water tested professionally, as this can ensure that you have the right levels of alkalinity, pH, calcium hardness and sanitiser present to make sure that your hot tub remains clean and in top condition for a very long time indeed. Experts generally recommend that this type of professional check is carried out every one or two months, depending on level of use.

Commercial Pool Repair

Replace the split baskets

Make sure you replace every split basket and get some extra split baskets as well. You also need to replace throttles, baskets, lids and weirs. During the regular use, these things may break or get lost. If you have some extra pieces at your disposal, you can replace them right away.

Air bleeders

If you find that an air bleeder is not working properly, you have to remove it, as it can become a safety hazard. When you start the pump, it pushes a large amount of air into the filter tank. Now, if the air can’t find a way to get out, the surge can explode, especially if the tank is dirty. Make sure you fix the air bleeder as soon as possible.

Shepard’s Crook

Your jurisdiction may not have this requirement, but you need to connect the shepard’s crook to a strong pole. Moreover, make sure it is connected with strong bolts. Keep in mind that you should not use spring clips made of plastic for the connection.

Anchors

If you need to fix the ladder, the handrail pad or the guard chair, you should first determine how you would bond the anchors. Remember: small pads may cost you a good deal of money if you don’t use the right accessories.

Leak detections

If you detect a leakage somewhere around the pool, know that you have a repair job at hand. Well, the problem may not become visible until you have set up the whole thing and the pool is operational. So, when should you plan for the repair job? Well, according to experts, if it is summer, you should wait for the mid of summer to plan for the repair work to be done in fall. The first thing you need to do is fix the leaks.

Inground Pools

Vinyl

Vinyl models are another option to consider. These inground pools are installed by placing a steel frame in the ground. It is then covered with a strong plastic cover. For those homeowners who want to customize the shape but do not want the expense of concrete, vinyl is a comparable option. They are significantly less costly than other options and are quick to install.

While they are durable and considered strong by industry standards, they do come with a set of risks. The probability of puncture to the lining is one of the biggest risks. If the liner is punctured or torn, leaks will be imminent. If this happens, a technician will have to locate and repair the leak or replace the liner altogether.

Fiberglass

Another option is fiberglass. Fiberglass models are prefabricated structures that are manufactured in several shapes and sizes. They are placed directly into the ground. This option is the least expensive for this type of pool. Fiberglass models are easier to install than both concrete and vinyl and can be done fairly quickly. They are also more durable than vinyl models.

The primary drawback is the lack of versatility. While there are different shapes available, they are few compared to what is available in other formats. Decorative accents are also limited due to mass production.

Before making a final choice, carefully consider the benefits and drawbacks of the different types of inground pools. The look and style are important, but so are the price and versatility. In addition, it is important to make regional considerations. Climate and the terrain of the land are key factors in the decision. Always work closely with a professional pool installation service to obtain the best advice on this major home investment.