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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tips pick Right Pool Shape

Shapes and sizes of pools are determined by the amount of space available on the property. The area selected for installation will influence the style of the feature that will best work in terms of practicality and ease of maintenance. Do not make a rushed decision, but carefully consider size as it is expensive and complex to have to fill or remove pools at a later stage.

Create a budget for the addition and consider the options available that are valuable and cost effective. Contacting a professional contractor in the installation of pools will include an estimate of the materials and labor involved. The smaller sizes are less expensive than a large and complex design and require a fair comparison that will prove most suitable for a budget.

Swimming pools can be constructed for training and athletic purposes or a simple feature to lounge in during the warmer temperatures. Determine its use before proceeding with a particular style because it looks good in a catalog or the backyard of a neighbor. The feasibility of pools will have to be assessed as a lack of regular usage may call for less expensive alternatives.

Pools must prove functional and fit within the environment, but it must deliver appeal and provide an outstanding feature for the property. Modern landscaping solutions discussed with the professional guidance of a contractor will deliver the best outcome. Ensure that the selected size and style are compatible with the surrounds for a valuable result.

Testing Water in Pool

Test Kits

These kits are more accurate than the strips, but can also be more difficult to use. These require the use of reagents to check the water. Users are required to combine a small sample of the water and then drop a few drops of reagents into it. It will then change colors, and users can determine the results according to a chart that is included.

These can be more accurate than other methods, but they are also more likely to produce the wrong results due to user errors. If a user uses more of the reagents than required, it can easily alter the results, resulting in users not knowing the chemical levels of their water. These are typically used by individuals that want the most accurate results possible without having to use an electronic system.

Electronic System

Owners that want the most accurate results possible with easy to use equipment often spring for an electronic system. These kits work by using the same reagents that other kits do, but they are simpler to use and result in less errors. Users insert a sample of the water into the device, press a button, and then can easily see the results.

As with every other method, there are benefits and downfalls. On the plus side, these are more accurate and easier to use than any other method. On the downside, they are a lot more expensive, and when errors do occur, it can be difficult to tell whether it is an error or not. Individuals usually are aware that they may have dropped a little too much reagent into the sample. Electronic devices are not.

Whatever method consumers choose to use; it is all about what works for them. Many consumers choose to go with test strips because they are easy to use and cost effective. On the other hand, other individuals choose to go with an electronic system due to the higher accuracy.

Whichever method is utilized; it is vital to remember that guaranteeing the safety of the water is the main priority. When pH and chlorine levels are not balanced properly, harmful algae and bacteria can grow rather quickly, making skinny dipping out of the question and posing a potential threat to swimmers. Bacterial infections will ultimately be the result. These can result in the loss of a limb if they are serious enough. Lastly, even if swimmers are not in danger, not checking the water on a regular basis can cut the lifespan of your pool in half, if not more.

Conservatory Spa

With the high level of stress that most individuals face, spas have increased in popularity. Individuals leave the spa well rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated. The idea is to reset the body, mind, and soul by releasing the negative toxins that we unknowingly absorb in our daily lives. A spa does this by promoting a calming connection with nature. Given that nature is one of the most soothing remedies, it is only appropriate to house a spa in a structure that will give users the strongest connection to nature without requiring them to endure the elements.

Since the conservatory is a glass structure it provides users with the opportunity to experience the surrounding outdoor beauty, no matter the time of day or year. The natural light that a conservatory provides greatly reduces the need for harsh, artificial lighting. Conservatories are the ideal environment for plant growth as well, so the peaceful outdoors can truly be brought indoors in a spa conservatory.

Some think that since a conservatory is made almost entirely of glass, it is bound to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. This is simply untrue and when properly designed, a conservatory can be comfortable at any time of year. Selecting the correct ventilation is essential to ensure adequate air flow throughout a conservatory spa. Ridge vents are ideal, along with operable windows, doors, and skylights, all of which are engineered with matching sightlines to create one cohesive structure. Stand alone conservatories typically include their own HVAC units while lean-to conservatories utilize the HVAC system of the structure to which it is attached. Either way, a comfortable temperature is easily achieved in the spa.

Hot Tub in Winter

Head off cold and flu season. When you use a one in winter, you can sweat out some of the toxins floating around in your body. If you start to feel a head cold coming on, crank your spa up to about 104 degrees and have a good, long soak. And since you need to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated, and water is good for your health, you get some added health benefits too!

Get some much needed exercise. We totally understand that you might want to just curl up under a blanket and keep the cold weather out, but your spa afford you the chance to get some much-needed exercise. You can stay warm while working your muscles by stretching under water, and by using the water’s tension to do some light reps with special weights. Hydrotherapy also works exceptionally well for people who spend a lot of time playing outdoor sports or working in the cold.

Have a little fun with friends. Winter parties are fun, but you’re stuck inside the whole time. With a large enough tub, you can entertain inside and outside all season long. There are definite health benefits to spending time with friends – and now you can get some fresh air, too.

Reinvigorate your relationship. Let’s put it this way: you can snuggle in winter, and no one ever has deal with the other person’s cold feet.

(There are health benefits to hot-and-cold therapy, too, but you should see a doctor before starting any kind of regimen.) Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol; you can become dehydrated more quickly if you drink too much while hot tubbing. Keep your spa around 100 degrees (unless a doctor says otherwise) so that your temperature is consistent, and make sure to perform routine maintenance and cleaning. Soaking in a dirty tub in winter – or in any season – can lessen the benefits.

The most important thing to remember about using a hot tub in winter is to have fun! Spas are a big investment, and you should get the most out of your purchase. Few things have as many health benefits as happiness – so sit back, relax and enjoy your spa this winter!