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Across the internet, when you search hot tubs, you’re bound to be bombarded with falsehoods about the care, maintenance, and hygienic practices of utilizing these spas. We know because we see them too. But at Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas, we want to put your worries at ease and give you the truth about relaxing in your own hot tub.

Myth #1: Hot Tub Water Burns Your Eyes.

Many inexperienced hot tub users claim that the chlorine used to sanitize their hot tub systems causes their eyes and sometimes skin to burn. Oftentimes, this is a simple chemical imbalance of the pH and alkalinity that can be tested and treated for with a simple water sample. 

You may be using too much chlorine or not the correct type of cleaner for your hot tub system, which can be simply remedied so you can enjoy your hot tub once again.

Myth #2: Hot Tubs Are Dirty.

You remember growing up and one of your friends had a hot tub. Your mom would insist you didn’t go in it because it was dirty and a breeding ground for bacteria.

Your mom was lying to you, champ.

While the truth is that hot tubs do require cleaning to stay safe, so long as your hot tub’s filtration system works properly, it’ll do the work for you. These myths of dirty hot tubs often stem from owners who did not have their filtration system set up correctly. Luckily, our team at Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas will walk you through the process so your hot tub stays as new and clean as it was the day you bought it.

To keep your hot tub sparkling clean, every few months simply wash off the filter to keep it running good as new.

Myth #3: Bigger Jets Mean Better Massages.

We have been led to believe that bigger is better when buying anything. Unfortunately, that is not true. Bigger jets, meaning the horsepower rating, doesn’t actually impact how good the massages will be.

Horsepower simply refers to how much energy the pump uses, not how strong water flow is. Instead, what you need to look at is the gallons per minute rating the hot tub pump has. If you are buying a quality system, the horsepower should be low, taking less energy to push water.

Myth #4: More Jets = More Massage Points.

This is also not true. Designing a hot tub is actually rather complicated because too few jets mean that the pressure buildup can actually make the massage painful while too many jets can lead to low pressure and not that great of a message.

Balance is key, as it is in all areas of life. It’s important to know what you need in your hot tub to get the most use out of it.

Myth #5: Bleach is As Good As Other Chemicals.

Remember how you said hot tubs burn your eyes? Well, using bleach to sanitize your hot tub water won’t help with that.

You wouldn’t want to take a bath in bleach water, so you definitely won’t want to relax in it either. Bleach is not only harsh on your skin but can cause damage to your hot tub including:

  • The filter
  • The surface of the hot tub
  • The hot tub cover
  • Ruin the water balance

Using bleach to save a few bucks will actually cost you big in the long run. It’s better to talk to your hot tub professionals so your hot tub can last a long time.

Relax in a Hot Tub From Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas

You deserve a beautiful, relaxing pool to soak in after a long day.  But you may have questions that other spa salesmen will give you the runaround on. That’s why you need the professionals of Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas. We’ll find the hot tub of your dreams with your needs in mind. Contact us today!

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