Hot Tub Pumps
One of the most important
considerations for anyone considering installing a home spa is the hot tub
pump. Obviously, you’ll want to choose a product with a pump that has the
capacity to provide the water pressure you want, as well as the durability to
last for several years.
A hot tub pump keeps the water
circulating through the jets and filters. Most tubs have two-speed pumps, with
a high speed for jet action and a lower speed for circulation. A pump usually
consists of two parts: the wet end, and the dry end. The wet end is the part of
the pump through which water passes, and the dry end houses a mechanism that
pumps the water.
Some customers mistakenly believe that the horsepower of the pump is the
only factor affecting the strength of the jets. In fact, efficient plumbing, better
jets, and flow control
are much more important than the horsepower of your pump. A pump with lower
horsepower in an efficient hot tub
will produce as much jet power as a higher horsepower pump in a less efficient hot tub. Placement of jets is also an
A variety of pumps are available, offering different
advantages. For example, some pumps recycle the heat that is generated during
use back into the tub, improving your tub’s eco-friendliness. The recycled heat
can be used to heat the pipes or it can direct warm air into the water.
Better hot tubs can be customized to suit your lifestyle.
The pump you require could depend on what type of home spa you are installing.
Massage therapy spas, for instance, provide intense deep tissue massage through
individualized jets. Some home hot tubs feature illuminated fountain jets or
waterfalls, and swim spas which require pumps strong enough to generate an
adjustable current that provides resistance for swimmers.
There are numerous luxurious options for today’s hot tubs,
including individualized seating, lighted cup holders, stereo surround sound,
underwater lighting, remote controls, steps, custom covers, cool down areas,
handrails, Bluetooth capability, pillows, built-in workout equipment and more. Some
home spa companies will help you to transform your entire backyard into a
sanctuary for relaxing, leisure, and fun. You may want to consider adding
landscape elements, patio furniture, or a wet bar, plants, awnings, canopies,
Home spas offer a place for relaxation, entertainment,
hydrotherapy, and exercise for family and friends.
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Another important consideration is proper maintenance of hot
tub pumps. Modern home spas have streamlined maintenance protocols considerably,
but be sure to ask for details about the filtration system and find out what
you will need to do on a regular basis. Many hot tubs need weekly addition of
bromine to keep the water sanitary, plus regular balancing of pH levels. You
may also need to replace the water every three or four months and flush the
water lines once a year. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s warranty for any
hot tub you are considering.
Installing a home spa can change your life for the better in
many different ways. Learn more about today’s luxurious hot tubs by contacting
companies that specialize in selling home spas.