Hot Tub Maintenance

Hot tub maintenance can be made simple by cutting it down to a 3-step system:

  • Balancing
  • Sanitizing
  • Shocking

Balancing spa water means that the water is neither too alkaline (high pH) which causes destructive scale buildup on equipment, nor too acidic (low pH) which may erode plumbing and cause costly damage to spa pumps, seals and heaters. Balanced water has a more pleasant feel to the skin, and allows your sanitizer to work more effectively. Spa water can be tested by using test strips to check alkalinity on a weekly, or bi-weekly basis. Santa Barbara 22

Water sanitation is arguably the most important out of the 3-step system. Preventing additive chemicals can be made easy by implementing an ozone or salt water system to your hot tub. Not only will a sanitation system ensure that your spa water is always ready to be enjoyed, but it can also reduce the amount of chemicals used to balance or shock spa water. If you do not have a sanitation system, it’s not too late!

Contact your local certified Cal Spas service dealer.

The most important thing to do in preparation for shocking the spa water is to first test the spa, and adjust the pH to the range of 7.2-7.6. Oxidizers work best in a low pH environment, and the efficacy of your spa shock is twice as great at a pH of 7.6, than it is at a pH of 8.0. When shocking the spa, be cautious when using spa shock, oxidizers can be dangerous when misused or mishandled. Different oxidizers have varying strengths – be careful not to overdose your spa shock treatment. High winds can blow spa shock right in your face. Gently pour it over the surface, and clean up any spills right away.

Another way to effectively maintain your hot tub clear of the elements is by implementing a diligent and form fitting spa cover. Find the perfect fitting spa cover for any hot tub brand at www.QuickSpaParts.com and limit the amount of hot tub maintenance you need to perform on your hot tub.calspasblogwinterbanner.jpg

New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of the New Year is the beginning of a fresh start. It’s the time to improve yourself, make changes in your life and take control. This is why many of us see the beginning of a New Year as the perfect opportunity to make a resolution to kick those bad habits. Unfortunately, New Year Resolutions are much easier made than kept.08_FitnessBandsLg

How do you keep a New Year’s Resolutions?

1.) Set a realistic goal for yourself – Many of us will choose “losing weight” as our resolution for the New Year. Be specific, know what you would like to achieve. Setting goals for yourself will make your outcome more accessible.

2.) Only make one resolution – You only get one wish per cake, not candle. Don’t overwhelm yourself with resolutions. Set one primary goal you would like to achieve and stay focused.

3.) Don’t wait for New Year’s Eve – Setting a resolution is a commitment. Making a spontaneous choice will not achieve great success as something you take time to contemplate about.

4.) Baby steps – Slow and steady wins the race. Set milestones, this way you will be able to keep track of your progress as you achieve your goal.

5.) Learn from your mistakes – So you made the same resolution as last year, that’s okay! Do not make the same mistakes, instead let that be your lesson.

6.) It won’t happen overnight – Success takes time. Progress takes time. Don’t rush it!

7.) Don’t mind the small stuff – We all face small hurdles along the way, don’t let them bring you down. Dust yourself off and try again.

8.) Get support – Create a support system around yourself. Let friends and family about your goal and have them help you reach your goal. Teamwork!

9.) Motivation – Keep focus and motivated. Remind yourself about the goal and why you want to reach it.

10.) Always work on your goal – Once you have reached your goal, keep working to maintain it.

Let Cal Spas help you with your New Year’s resolution. Embrace the ultimate aquatic workout experience with an Ultimate Fitness™ Swim Spa. Enjoy the convenience of a complete aquatic exercise regime in the comfort of your own backyard. Ultimate Fitness™ Swim Spas are precision-engineered to offer resistance swimming against a smooth current that is adjustable to your speed and ability.08_FitnessBands2Lg

Increase your strength with optional training accessories that target major muscle groups. Experience the ease of owning your own swim spa and feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle!

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