Stress Free Hot tubs

Tuesday 30 November 2010 by SPN Swimming Pool News

Hot tub owners and Hotels or Leisure centers with Commercial Pools and Spas have to be educated to treat water maintenance with even more care. Heavy user loads and movement in and out of Hot Tubs causes chemicals to dissipate faster than Swimming Pools and so the water management needed is even more important.

One of the benefits of non chlorine products is they can be used for Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs. Celina Brown from PoolSan stressed that PoolSan offers a more stable product and can achieve the required levels of water safety without being corrosive. The science behind PoolSan is well known - copper/silver ionisation is a long established effective water treatment. What makes PoolSan exciting is how it delivers this science, making it suitable for home users and Commercial Pools and Spas. It is easily dosed as a liquid, added just as chlorine is, when bather load demands it. Every hotel and health club notices an improvement in their water clarity once they change to PoolSan - a typical comment is that the pool or spa has never looked or felt better. Unlike chlorine, PoolSan does not evaporate and this makes it a very stable sanitiser for spas, hydrotherapy pools and endless pools. The five star London boutique Hotel Rafayel have been using PoolSan for a year very successfully.

Another specialist product for hot tubs is Aquafinesse an environmentally friendly water care solution that allows users to enjoy their Hot Tubs without the harsh effects of chemicals. The system works by eradicating the biofilm that can protect the bacteria, eliminating calcium and scale build up within the tubs working parts, leaving the water clear and soft. A safe stress free product used once a week.

Add an Enclosure to your Swimming Pool or Hot Tub

Monday 29 November 2010 by IPC

Make Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and their surroundings comfortable and enjoyable all year round. Enjoy your Swimming Pool and Spa even in the often unpredictable summer, spring or autumn weather. 

There are so many benefits to owning an Enclosure

1. Enables the pool to be used for a longer period (from early Spring to late Autumn) without additional water heating costs

2. It traps the heat produced by the sun rays or heated water

3. Lower water heating costs by preventing temperature loss

4. Easier pool maintenance, water monitoring and chemical dosing

5. Shorter pool maintenance time

6. Keeps the water free from dirt

7. Limits damage to the pool during winter

8. Prevents accidents (such as children falling into the water)

9. During hot days you can still enjoy the pleasure of an open-air swimming pool

There are so many designs of Swimming Pool and Portable Hot Tubs Enclosures to choose from - Ring the Dolphin Team to discuss your Project on 08451303067

Hot tub and Spa Information

Monday 22 November 2010 by Dolphin Leisure

What’s the difference between a Spa and a Hot Tub?

Actually, very little. Originally, hot tubs were made from wood until manufacturers developed the modern fibre glass and acrylics that are used today. So really a hot tub is a spa,and a spa, a hot tub.

What are the health benefits of owning a Hot Tub?

People have long enjoyed the relaxing properties offered by naturally heated springs.  Owning a hot tub can help you to experience the same soothing hydrotherapy.  When we immerse our muscles into a hot tub, we release endorphins that help to relieve pain.  Studies have shown that people with arthritis and diabetes can benefit from a daily soaking in a warm hot tub.

Where Should I Locate My Hot Tub?

Always measure the space where you are planning to position your hot tub and consider the available access before you purchase the tub.  If you wish to build decking around your Hot Tub, you must allow access for servicing and maintenance, which is why sinking hot tubs into the ground, is often a bad idea, however it is not impossible. Tubs should be kept far away from electrical equipment or overhead cables.

What Should I Look For in a Hot Tub Shell?

A hot tub should be designed with the country of use in mind.  If it is to be used outdoors, it will need to be able to cope with the changeable British climate, or the hotter southern European climate. Traditionally hot tubs are made of fibre glass, with wooden cladding.  However, many of the newer hot tubs are made from highly durable acrylic which copes well with any weather conditions.

How much maintenance does my Hot Tub need?

Your hot tub only needs a little care and attention each week to enjoy a clean and safe experience.  Just remember to add stain and scale inhibitor each week, which will help to prevent minerals from damaging your hot tub.  Cleaning the filter basket will also help keep the water clean and the water’s pH balance should also be tested each week. Simple!

Do I need to fill my Hot Tub each time it is used?

Not at all, the technology of the hot tub, along with the easily used maintenance products keeps the water clean for many weeks.  As long as you drain and refill your hot tub as directed by your hot tub dealer,you’ll enjoy wonderful clean water, with no fuss.

What considerations should I make before buying my Hot Tub?

One of the main considerations is the size and the area where you can place your Hot Tub.   Decide on how many people you plan to comfortably have in your hot tub at once – overfilling the hot tub will reduce the pleasure of the experience.   Hot Tubs come in all different shapes and sizes, and of course this alters the pricing, so factor this into your buying decision.

How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost to Run?

This depends upon the particular make and model of the hot tub and how often and when it is used.  However, a rough estimate based on a middle of the range hot tub would cost between £1 to £1.50 per day.

Hot Tubs hit Hollywood

Friday 3 September 2010 by Dolphin Leisure

Hot Tubs have played many cameos down the years but have never had star billing. However, all that has changed with the movie, Hot Tub Time Machine. The time travelling comedy follows a group of best friends who have become bored with their adult lives, starring John Cusack. After a night of crazy drinking in a ski resort hot tub they are transported back in time - they wake up with sore heads in 1986. Cue a second chance to change their futures.

Swimming Pool Safety

Monday 30 November 2009 by Paula

  1. Always have a safety ring or flotation device near your pool.
  2. Fitting a safety alarm will give you peace of mind.
  3. Consider the possibility of fitting a safety fence around your pool area with a secure lockable gate.
  4. Never allow youngsters to swim alone without adult supervision. It is quite common to develop cramp underwater. It is paramount that there should be persons around to help in such situations.
  5. Do not allow children with no knowledge of swimming in or around the pool unsupervised. For good pool safety make sure that all children attend a certified swimming class or at least learn basic flotation techniques and life saving techniques in case of any accident.
  6. Never allow your child to walk on the cover.
  7. Become conversant in basic CPR techniques.
  8. The last tip to ensure swimming pool safety, BE OBSERVANT at all times.

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