Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

2 Easy Ways To Avoid Spa Problems

by Mae Wallace

The day you installed that hot tub in your back yard, you probably imagined long, relaxing soak sessions after work. Unfortunately, a few mistakes might land you with unsightly water, shell damage, or malfunctioning electrical components. Here are two easy ways to avoid spa problems so that you can enjoy your investment:

1: Create and Enforce Hot Tub Rules

You might not like the idea of telling your guests what to do, but by posting a few simple rules, you might be able to fend off permanent hot tub damage. Here are a few spa rules you should consider enforcing, so that you can avoid trouble:

  • No Jumping: It might seem harmless to let people hop into that hot tub, but a single slip might mean a cracked spa shell or a damaged electrical board. Also, since surfaces can become slippery, letting people jump into your hot tub might create trip and fall hazards for your guests. To ward off problems, ask visitors to use the stairs into your hot tub and to descend carefully.
  • No Drinking: That crisp glass of wine might seem like the perfect compliment to a relaxing dip in the hot tub, but if you drop that glass, your visitors could end up with dangerous cuts caused by invisible shards of glass.  

Before you invite people to your house to enjoy your spa, think carefully about the types of situations you want to avoid. By creating a list of rules, posting guidelines, and enforcing safety, you might be able to protect your friends and your hot tub.  

2: Watch That Water Chemistry

After a long day, the last thing you might feel like doing is carefully checking the pH of your spa and adjusting it accordingly. Unfortunately, if those chemicals get out of whack, they can cause all kinds of problems. If the pH is too high, it can cause irritated skin and burning eyes, while too low of a pH can prompt algae growth.

To avoid problems, check your water regularly. Ideally, the pH of your water should be between 7.2 and 7.8. If your readings are much higher or lower than that, consider hiring a spa professional or a pool contractor, like those at Anchor Pools & Spas, to adjust your water accordingly. It might seem like an added expense, but it could keep your water in check.

By making a few rules and checking your water chemistry regularly, you might be able to create a luxurious spa that you and your family members can enjoy.


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Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

I don’t know about you, but I work hard, and at the end of the day, I really want to come home to a relaxing hot shower. That’s hard to do, though, when your shower enclosure is too small, or when your water pressure is terrible. I decided that what I needed to do was give my shower space an upgrade. I had a larger shower enclosure installed, along with some massage jets and a shower seat. I started this blog about shower options to help you learn how to upgrade and improve your own shower experience. It’s more affordable than you think, and you can even do some of the work yourself. Check out the tips and advice on this blog to get the shower that you deserve.