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Turn your bathroom into a real spa

Turn your bathroom into a real spa

Do you ever go to a wellness spa for a day? Where you can enjoy the hot tubs, saunas and steam baths? Then you have probably fantasized about what it would be like to have this experience in your own bathroom! Fortunately, there are endless possibilities to turn your own bathroom into a spa, so you can relax and enjoy yourself in your own home.

A spa-model bathroom

A bathroom as a spa naturally starts with the design. When your bathroom is still fully equipped with standard white tiles, it does not radiate luxury and tranquility. Choose earth tones and pieces with, for example, mosaic or pebbles. Make sure there is heating in the bathroom, because it is nice when it is warm. And a toilet in the bathroom? That is of course not really appropriate for the spa model. For example, choose to make a separate toilet upstairs and take it out of the bathroom.

A hot tub in the bathroom

When you think of a wellness spa, you naturally think of a hot tub . But is a hot tub in the bathroom possible? Does that fit and is it not very expensive? Fortunately, Jacuzzis and spas come in many different shapes and sizes. You can opt for a hot tub for two people, but also for a spa for five, if you have a larger bathroom. Of course, the hot tub does not have to be free, as long as you can access it from one side. It is of course important that the hot tub can be connected correctly.

A sauna in the bathroom

Just relax, but rather not in the water? A wellness spa naturally also includes a sauna! Who doesn't dream of having their own sauna at home or even in the bathroom? If you would like to have your own sauna, you can choose from different types. If you like a wonderfully steaming sauna, choose a Finnish sauna . If you suffer from shortness of breath in a Finnish sauna or if you would like to sit in the sauna for a bit longer, opt for an infrared sauna . Read here what the difference is between a Finnish sauna and an infrared sauna.

Consult specialists for a spa as a bathroom!

If you want to have your bathroom converted into a wellness spa, it is smart to hire specialists for this. It is best to do this if you are already planning to remodel your bathroom. Go to a real bathroom specialist for that! You can of course go to Elite Wellness to purchase and connect a hot tub and sauna. We are happy to advise you on the right hot tub or sauna for you and ensure that you can enjoy your spa endlessly . For more information please contact us or visit our showroom !

Dreamspas Limited has become the UK's leading wellness expert within a short period of time, providing exceptional hot tubs, swim spas and saunas alongside an awesome customer experience with  ultimate wellness experience.You can relax to a hydrotherapy massage, get a total body workout with exercise bands, row bars and an aqua bike or swim endlessly in our infinity edge swim spa

We promote health through hydrotherapy. For 17 years of Wellis Europe innovation, design and quality has defined our spas - but our passion has always been Wellness. 

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The perfect Maintenance schedule for a hot tub or Spa

The perfect Maintenance schedule for a hot tub or Spa

By now, the weather has grown hot, and most homeowners have opned their swimming pools for the summer. In fact, the heated water of a hot tub can be especially luxurious when the outside temperature drops. Of course, if you want to enjoy your hot tub year-round, you also need to maintain it 365 days a year. Daily maintenance doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Even less regular maintenance can go pretty quickly once you get the hang of it. The main thing is developing a good schedule sticking to it. So what is the perfect  maintenance schedule for a hot tub or spa?Here’s a great sample schedule from the pros at Dreamspas.

 

If you want to get the most out of your hot tub, you will need to be sure that you don’t skip maintenance chores. The easiest way to do that is to have a set schedule.

 

Daily 

This is hardly more than a quick glance

  1. Is the cover ON? - Make sure the cover is on securely
  2. Water Temperature - If the temperature is stable, you are done
  3. Inspect Cover - Check for tears or other obvious damages

 

Three times a week

Spending 5 or 10 minutes every couple of days will save you time and money

  1. Test the water - check the pH alkalinity, and chlorine levels once a week try to get everything properly adjusted.
  2. Shock - You can use chlorine based or non-chlorine shock. Leave the cover off for a few hours afterward to let the chemical off-gas
  3. Rinse Filter - Remove the filter and rinse it with plain tap water
  4. Clean Cover - Use a wet cloth and some cleaning fluid or very diluted bleach. Clean top and bottom

 

Monthly

Every month, you will need to do a slightly more intense cleaning. You can synchronize your monthly check with you daily and weekly checks to save time.

  1. Chemical Rise : Rise your filter with specialized filter cleaning chemicals.
  2. Inspect Jets : Make sure each jet is working and there is no external damage like cracks or loose parts.
  3. Professional Test : Bring your water to a pool store for professional testing

 

Once a season 

There are certain types of deep cleaning and maintenance that you really only need to bother with about 4 times a year. We suggest doing it at the changes of seasons to keep it simple.

  1. Clean Cabinet: Use a brush and the appropriate cleaning fluid for the material of your hot tub cabinet,
  2. Drain and Cleaning : Do a deep clean on the entire shell. Take note of any damage, like chips or cracks, and call professional if you need repairs
  3. Refill and Adjust : When you;ve refilled the hot tub, test the water and adjust it until your alkalinity, pH and sanitizer levels are where they should be.
  4. Soak Filter : While you are cleaning and refilling the tub, soak the filter in a chemical filter cleaning solution.

 

Annual

Once a year , preferably right around the same time each year, you should do a full tune up.

 

  1. Flush Plumbing : This gets rid of bacterial and biofilm that builds up over time.
  2. Hardware and Wiring : inspect hardware and wiring : Inspect hardware and wiring Weather, pests, Chemicals and everyday wear and tear can all take a toll.
  3. Professional Tune-Up : Dreamspas maintenance professional will look at every aspect of your hot tub or sapa and make any necessary repairs.
  4. Inspect Cover : Take a close look for mold, water absorption, and cracks in the lining.

 

Professional Hot Tub and Spa Maintenance

As you can see, maintaining your hot tub or spa is simple, but it does take some time and consistency. If you want to do it on your own, we recommend keeping a good schedule and making sure you stick to it. However, sometimes you may not have the time or the will to do it on your own. If that’s the case, don’t just leave your hot tub to fend for itself. It isn’t self-maintaining, and neglect can end up costing you more money in repairs and reduced lifespan.

 

Instead, contact Dreamspas to arrange for cleaning and maintenance services. Whether you want us to come in and to your seasonal tasks or you want us there weekly, we’re here to help. We want you to enjoy your hot tub or spa for years to come. Contact us today to get started.

 

Dreamspas Limited has become the UK's leading wellness expert within a short period of time, providing exceptional hot tubs, swim spas and saunas alongside an awesome customer experience with  ultimate wellness experience.You can relax to a hydrotherapy massage, get a total body workout with exercise bands, row bars and an aqua bike or swim endlessly in our infinity edge swim spa

We promote health through hydrotherapy. For 17 years of Wellis Europe innovation, design and quality has defined our spas - but our passion has always been Wellness. 

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The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is an active process of being aware and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. wellness is more than being free from illness is an ongoing process change and growth there are eight to mentions of wellness 

  1. Emotional 
  2. Environmental 
  3. Financial 
  4. Intellectual 
  5. Occupational 
  6. Physical 
  7. Social and 
  8. Spiritual 

Each dimension of wellness is interconnected with the others and all are equally important in the pursuit of optimum health.

One can reach an optimal level by understanding how to maintain and improve each dimension and by creating balance understand your feelings express them to people you trust and maintain a positive outlook. it's important to pay attention to self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner resources so you can learn and grow from your experience.

Find surroundings that encourage good physical and mental health and also where you feel safe a positive environment has a calming effect. 

Environmental wellness inspires to live a lifestyle that is aware and respectful of our surroundings. Make it a point to understand your finances money plays a critical role in our lives and not having enough impact health as well as academic performance establish good financial habits and plan for the future.  Be a lifelong learner by expanding your knowledge and finding creative outlets that stimulate your mind and sense of curiosity 

Be open to new ideas insights and wisdom actively participate in Scholastic cultural and community activities, Look for satisfaction from things you're passionate about whether they are part of work school or volunteering find ways to engage in occupational endeavors and feel appreciation for the value in your contribution 

Reduce your risk from many illnesses by increasing activity levels according to your ability get restfull sleep at night. (with  a hottub hydrotherapy theraphy, you get a total body workout which leads to restful sleep) 

Choose healthy foods and explore the outdoors to reduce stress and increase energy levels a sense of belonging and a reliable support system help during difficult times make at least one social connection daily seek advice from peers or support groups and create healthy friendships. 

Enhancing your connections to self nature and others brings balance and peace to your life disconnect from distractions and be mindful. Discover what values and beliefs are most important to you.

Striving to maintain or make small improvements to the eight diemention of wellness is the key to your overall health that pursuit of continued growth and balance and the eight dimensions of wellness will lead to a better quality of life in this module you will explore each dimension and how nutrition plays a vital role in being the best you.

Wellness means overall well-being of a person’s life. all these, such as choosing healthy foods, forming strong relationships, and exercising often, into everyday habits can help people live longer and improve quality of life.

 

Relax to a hydrotherapy massage, get a total body workout with a Swimspa, enjoy a restful sleep

Dreamspas hot tub offer

Dreamspas Limited has become the UK's leading wellness expert within a short period of time, providing exceptional hot tubs, swim spas and saunas alongside an awesome customer experience with  ultimate wellness experience.You can relax to a hydrotherapy massage, get a total body workout with exercise bands, row bars and an aqua bike or swim endlessly in our infinity edge swim spa

We promote health through hydrotherapy. For 17 years of Wellis Europe innovation, design and quality has defined our spas - but our passion has always been Wellness. 

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6 Benefits of Buying a spa holiday home - Largest Hot tub sales this year at Dreamspas

6 Benefits of Buying a spa holiday home - Largest Hot tub sales this year at Dreamspas

Are you a landlord with your own holiday home? Then it makes sense that you would like to rent this house out as many days a year as possible. This only means extra income, and it is of course a shame if your house is empty. Do you notice that your holiday home is less rented? Or are you looking for ways to make your holiday home more popular for renters? 

Then purchasing a spa can be a very good idea. There are a number of reasons why purchasing a spa can increase tenant demand. 

We will tell you which ones they are in this blog.

 

Need relaxation on vacation

There is an increasing need for relaxation on vacation. In everyday life we ​​are all very busy, and there is nothing better than relaxing completely and a spa is the perfect tool for that. The tenants of your holiday home can completely relax in a spa. The warm water and the massage jets ensure this. In a Spa there is no possibility to check your mail on your smartphone or to send a message. You can do nothing but relax and let go of all stress. And that is exactly what many people need these days. In addition, there is a development in which people attach more and more value to their privacy. They want wellness, but without strangers. Of course there is also the possibility to look up a wellness outdoors, but a lot of people don't like sitting in a spa with strangers. They prefer to do this with their loved ones in a private spa. More and more people are looking for holiday homes with a spa, and you are responding perfectly!

 

Wider target group

A spa also makes your holiday home more attractive to a very wide target group. A spa is ideal for a couple going on holiday. They can have a romantic evening with a glass of wine in the spa. A spa is also perfect for a family holiday. While the parents can relax for a while, the children also enjoy themselves in the water. Furthermore, when booking a girlfriend weekend, attention is also often paid to the presence of wellness facilities. A spa is seen as a welcome addition by a wide audience. 

 

Added value

Buying a spa will make your holiday home worth more. For example, it is possible that you can add Spa as an additional feature to bookings if they want to book your holiday home. Many tenants are quite willing to pay a little more for a holiday home with wellness facilities. In addition, your holiday home increases in value, which means that it will generate more money for any sales.

 

Many possibilities

Do you have a holiday home in a ski resort? Or on the coast? A spa is a welcome addition everywhere, whether it be a house in the city, on the beach or in a ski resort. It is wonderful to take a nice warm bath after a day of skiing. But even after a long day of hiking during a city trip, a session in the spa offers a solution. A spa is perfect for guests looking for ultimate peace in the forest or on the beach. They can completely relax in your holiday home. You can also extend the wellness in your holiday home as far as you want. You can choose to create a complete wellness home with a steam shower, sauna, spa, private pool or walk-in shower. But the purchase of just a spa is of course also sufficient as a wellness facility.

 

Wellness for your own use

Do you occasionally use your holiday home yourself? Then the purchase of a spa has the additional advantage that you can enjoy it yourself. It can be wonderful to take a break from time to time and unwind in a spa.

 

Purchase holiday home spa

If you want to purchase a holiday home spa, there are some things to look out for. For example, it is important that a holiday home spa is vandal-proof. For example, choose a spa that can be operated with only two buttons. The water treatment, maintenance and temperature can then be controlled remotely via WiFi. You should also consider how big you would like the spa to be. How many people can you have in your holiday home? And do you want extra options for LED lighting and audio playback, for example? Also, a holiday home spa must be well maintained so that it is completely hygienic and clean. 

You can contact Dreamspas for advice on your holiday home spa. You are most welcome in our showrooms at Bristol and Cardiff  for advice from our expert staff.

Four health benefits of an infrared cabin

Four health benefits of an infrared cabin

If you would like to purchase a sauna, you can opt for a traditional Finnish sauna or an infrared cabin. Where a Finnish sauna heats the room by means of a heat source, this is done in an infrared cabin by means of infrared radiation. The air temperature is much lower here, making it a lot less stuffy in the cabin. Your muscles and the rest of your body also heat up a lot better in an infrared cabin. In addition, it has even more benefits for your health.

 

1. Better resistance

When you sweat, waste products leave your body. If you have a lot of waste products in your body, you are more likely to get sick. By visiting an infrared cabin, you sweat all these waste products from your body. In addition, a visit to the infrared cabin also contributes to better resistance. Infrared cabins help to produce antibodies and white blood cells, which in turn help fight diseases. 

People often get sick when the weather changes.. If you regularly sit in an infrared cabin, your body becomes accustomed to temperature changes, which makes you less sensitive to it when the seasons change.

 

2. Better sports performance

If you are an active athlete, a visit to the infrared cabin can also contribute to better sports performance. First of all, it ensures that your body gets used to high temperatures more and more, and can therefore handle it better. When you exercise, your body naturally gets heated. Because you are used to this, you can continue exercising with a heated body for longer.

 

3. Relaxation after exercise

After exercise, it is of course important that you relax properly and that you give your muscles a rest. A visit to the infrared cabin makes your muscles recover faster, which also reduces the chance of muscle pain. It is wise not to go into the infrared cabin for too long after exercise, or to do this before you exercise.

 

4. Listen to your body!

There are several effects that a visit to the infrared cabin can have on your body and your health. However, it is important to listen to your own body. Everybody is different! If you find that you have not been able to sit in the cabin for a long time, it is recommended to build it up slowly. This way you get the most benefit from your sauna.

Using My Hot Tubs and Sauna During COVID-19 Outbreak

Using My Hot Tubs and Sauna During COVID-19 Outbreak

 

Can CoronaVirus be spread in a hot tub?

The good news is that so long as the usual recommended hygiene standards are upheld, there is no increased risk.

A well-run, clean Hot Tub with appropriately treated water using chlorine at internationally accepted levels should provide adequate disinfection to neutralise the COVID-19 virus.

Given that the virus is a new one, experts cannot say with absolute certainty that it will be safe. However, most authorities believe that pool and spa waters that are adequately disinfected should not spread the disease. A bigger risk will be the face-to-face interaction between individual users of the pools and spas.

Continue following all the regular advice about not shaking hands and coughing/sneezing into a tissue and disposing of it immediately.


Maintenance is the Key

  1. Owners/Managers of Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas should always follow the guidelines for their particular type/size. This is still the case. They must refer to the relevant product guides for details.
  2. Operators should ensure chlorine levels in pools and spas are kept between 1-3mg/l with the pH between 6.8-7.4. Spa pools that use bromine need to maintain their water at 4-6mg/l bromine or 3-5mg/l chlorine. If applied correctly, the chlorine will kill germs, including those associated with Covid-19.
  3. Routine tests for microbiological quality should also be undertaken in line with national guidelines.

 

"Doing your own inspection before you get into any treated water, including: checking the water’s pH and free chlorine or bromine concentration. Test strips can test pH levels and free chlorine or bromine levels and can be found at most hardware and pool supply stores.

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Best practices for pool/Spa safety

  1. Spa users who feel unwell should not use public facilities and under no circumstances spit or blow their noses in the water.
  2. Swimmers and spa users should wash their hands with soap and water often. Do this for at least 20 seconds.
    Everyone should wash their hands when entering the facility. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. Health authorities recommend solutions with 60% alcohol.
  3. Everyone should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze.
    Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards.
  4. Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

" When swimmers don’t shower before getting in pools, hot tubs/spas, or water playgrounds — or pee in the water — free chlorine (the form of chlorine that kills germs) combines with pee, poop, sweat, dirt, and personal care products,” states the CDC. “This means there is less free chlorine to kill germs and (as a result) unwanted chemical compounds are produced.

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So It is safe to swim and take the below tips for Healthy Swimming:

  1. Check out the latest inspection score assigned to a public pool or hot tub/spa. You can typically find inspection scores online or on-site.
  2. Do your own mini-inspection. Use test strips to check disinfectant (chlorine or bromine) level and pH before getting in the water. You can purchase them from our Online store or from your nearest showroom.
  3. Shower before you get in the water. Rinsing off in the shower for just one minute helps get rid of most stuff that might be on a swimmer's body.
  4. Check yourself! Keep the pee, poop, sweat, blood, and dirt out of the water.
  5. Don’t swim or let children swim when sick with diarrhea.
  6. Don’t swallow the water. Just one mouthful of water with diarrhea germs can make you sick for up to 3 weeks.


For advice on all things pools and spas, call Dreamspas On following numbers :

Dreamspas Bristol Showroom : 01179 714868
Dreamspas Cardiff Showroom : 029 2132 7682


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What temperature should your hot tub be?

What temperature should your hot tub be?

If you are a new hot tub owner, you may be unsure about what temperature the water in your hot tub should be.   Most hot tubs have a temperature range between approximately 32-40 degrees Celcius and how you set it will depend on personal preference as well as other factors such as age and health.

Chances are that when you first get your hot tub, you'll need to experiment to find that perfect temperature.  Some people like the water to be as hot as possible, whereas others find that uncomfortable and prefer to aim for something closer to normal body temperature.  Of course, if there is more than one person using the hot tub, you may have to come to some kind of compromise so that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

You may want to alternate the temperature during different times of the year too.  For example, when it is particularly cold outside, turning the temperature up a couple of degrees will help beat the chill.  On the other hand, during the Summer, you may not want the water to be quite so hot as you would normally have it. Again this is down to personal choice and you may just keep it the same all year round. 

The most important thing to consider when setting your hot tub temperature is safety and different users will have different requirements. We have a safety limit of 40 degree Celcius so they cannot be set any higher than this. There are however, a few considerations dependent on the individual:

Children-  Children love being in water, but for them to use a hot tub safely, the temperature should really not exceed 35 degrees Celcius and bathing should be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes at a time.  This will reduce the chance of overheating and dehydration. 

Older adults- Again exercise caution, set the temperature slightly lower and avoid bathing for prolonged periods of time.  This will of course vary from person to person depending on overall health, not just age. 

Existing medical conditions- If you do suffer from particular health conditions, it's advisable to have a chat with a medical practitioner before using a hot tub.  They will be able to recommend how you can use a hot tub safely and without detriment to your health.

Pregnant women- It is always advisable to seek medical advice before using a hot tub when pregnant.  Making sure you keep the water temperature at a safe level and that you don't bathe for longer than 15 minutes at a time is also important.

Hot tubs offer many relaxation and health benefits as long as they are comfortable and safe.  Follow the above advice and you should have many years of enjoyment in your hot tub.

Also, always remember to replace your cover when your hot tub is not in use to help maintain the water temperature! 

How to incorporate your hot tub in to your daily routine

How to incorporate your hot tub in to your daily routine

Build your hot tub into your daily schedule and it won't be long before you start to experience the numerous health benefits.  Remember, even a 15 minute soak can be all you need to allow the hot tub to work its magic.

 

Here's a few ways to do this:

 

Start your day with a soak in the hot tub. You'll feel energised, refreshed and ready to take on the day ahead.  Instead of scrolling through your social media or watching the TV, use your time wisely and hop in the tub. It will be a much more valuable way to start the day. 

 

Use your hot tub when you exercise.  Before exercise, a soak in the hot tub will help to loosen muscles and increase blood flow.  Afterwards, the warm water will help to relax muscles and aid recovery.  

 

Have a soak before you go to bed. This will help you to relax and unwind, allowing you to sleep more peacefully.  A good night's sleep is essential so set this time aside each night and you won't regret it. 

 

Once you've built your hot tub into your daily routine, you should find it fairly easy to stick to.  Make sure that you keep on top of your hot tub maintenance so it's always ready for when you want to get in.

 

If you are an exercise person, hot tubs in the morning can still be beneficial for you. Before you head out to the gym or for a run, do some stretching in the hot tub. The warm water will loosen your muscles and prep your body better. 

 

If you’re not in a rush in the morning, you can also try aqua yoga in your hot tub. Doing yoga in warm water helps to alleviate chronic muscle pain, improve muscle tone, strength, and endurance, and stimulate the immune system.

 

We know that taking those dips in your hot tub on a regular basis can have a fantastic impact on your health and wellbeing – so here are just three of the ways they can help you boost your health.

 

Our immune systems may not be something we pay a huge amount of thought to, but when those winter colds and office bugs show their faces we suddenly start wishing we made a little more effort to keep it in top bug-fighting condition. The good news is that the massaging features and warm waters of our hot tubs combine to create hydrotherapy, stimulating white blood cells.

 

a hot tub is actually a fantastic way to detoxify. If you think about it, while you’re busy unwinding in that scrummy warm water, your body temperature will be rising, so you’ll be all hot and sweaty without feeling uncomfortable. let your body get rid of those toxins and impurities through your skin…it may not sound glamorous but it’s a great thing to do when you can. So, that quiet session after a busy weekend on the party scene may do even more than just help you to unwind…!

 

If you’re keen to get into shape but find the whole idea a little daunting, trying some gentle daily exercise routines in your spa is a great way to get started, as the water will relieve pressure on your joints and leave you feeling buoyant, making a gentle workout feel even easier. If you overdo the workout at the gym and need to give your muscles a little TLC, the hot tub can raise your temperature and boost your circulation, helping to heal those injured tissues.

 

If you have any medical conditions or if you’re pregnant, consult your physician before you add hot-tubbing to your regular morning routine. Hydrotherapy is proven to bring emotional and physical benefits, so make the most of your morning! 

Solid Frames vs. Inflatable hot tubs

Solid Frames vs. Inflatable hot tubs

If you're considering buying a hot tub this year, you may already be looking at the different options available to you.  With so much information out there, it's often difficult to know what is the best decision for you. Inflatable hot tubs have become increasingly popular in recent years as a cheaper alternative to solid frame hot tubs.  As a result, we are often asked if we sell them. 

The short answer is “no”.  We have never sold inflatable spas or intend to do so.  In fact, many of our customers began their hot tub journey with an inflatable hot tub and over time have upgraded to a Wellis Spa.  Whilst the much lower price can be appealing, there are several downsides to inflatable spas;

 

Inflatable hot tubs don't come with seats. Unlike solid frame hot tubs which have molded seating or lounge areas, inflatable spas do not have this feature.  This means that you have to crouch or prop yourself up using the opposite side of the tub which ultimately will not be as comfortable. 

You lose far more heat from an inflatable hot tub

Due to the materials they're built from and the power restrictions, it's much more difficult for an inflatable hot tub to reach a high temperature.  This means that unlike a solid frame hot tub, they are not really suitable for use all year round.

 

Inflatable hot tubs lack features

Whereas solid frame hot tubs usually come with a variety of features including different jet formations, lights and sound systems, inflatable spas are a lot more basic in design. 

 

Inflatable hot tubs don't offer hydrotherapy benefits

Solid frame hot tubs offer a wealth of hydrotherapy benefits which can improve both physical and mental health.  Due to the lack of design features, you will not experience this with an inflatable hot tub.  

An inflatable hot tub will not last as long a well maintained solid frame hot tub should provide you with many years of enjoyment.  There's nothing to say you won't get plenty of use out of an inflatable spa too, however, the quality of the parts and materials will not be the same.

Ultimately there is no real comparison between the two types of hot tubs and it is very much a  case of "you get what you pay for". As mentioned earlier, inflatable hot tubs usually serve as an introduction to hot tubbing and many people eventually decide to upgrade. 

At Dreamspas, you will only find solid frame hot tubs made from the highest quality materials and built to the highest standard.  All are available with 0% finance.

 

Science behind immersion in hot water and better sleep

Science behind immersion in hot water and better sleep

Immersing the human body in warm water raises core body temperature. A soak in a Wellis hot tub raises your core body temperature and the following cool-down period immediately afterward relaxes the body and emulates what happens naturally during sleep.

 

“Your temperature naturally dips at night, starting two hours before sleep and reaching a minimum at 4:00 or 5:00 AM,” according to a 1997 study conducted by New York Hospital , Cornell Medical Center.

 

"Two hours before bed, soak in the tub for 20-30 minutes", recommends Joyce Walsleben, PhD, associate professor at New York University School of Medicine. “If you raise your body temperature a degree or two with a bath, the steeper drop at bedtime is more likely to put you in a deep sleep,” she says.

 

Sleep is essential for healthy brain function and physical health so it's understandable that when we don't get enough, we don't feel great. But did you know that a soak in a hot tub before bed can lead to a deeper and more peaceful sleep?

 

If you do struggle to drop off at night, enjoying a 15 minute relax in the hot tub about 90 minutes before you go to bed will calm you down and indicate to your body that it is almost bedtime.

 

Often, daily stressors and worry is what keeps us awake at night.  Hot tubs aid relaxation and the more relaxed you feel before getting in to bed, the more likely you are to sleep well.  When you put your tense body in a tub of hot water, the heat raises your body temperature and relaxes your muscles. This makes you feel drowsy and you should fall asleep more easily.

 

Another reason for disturbed sleep can be physical pain. If you suffer from muscle or joint pain for example, you may find it difficult to get comfortable or find certain positions painful.  Hydrotherapy is proven to help certain physical conditions such as arthritis so if your body aches less, this can also improve how you sleep. 

 

Of course, not everyone is the same and people will have different reasons for not being able to sleep.  If you do suffer from frequent insomnia, it may be worthwhile speaking to your Doctor, but every little helps and if using a hot tub means you can avoid prescription medication, it's worth a try. 

 

The importance of staying hydrated for hot tub owners

The importance of staying hydrated for hot tub owners

Dehydration occurs when an individual loses more fluid from the body than they take in.  When this happens, the body can no longer function normally and the body will begin to show signs and symptoms due to the lack of fluid.  Symptoms of mild dehydration include headaches, light-headedness and fatigue but this can progress to more serious symptoms such as dizziness, low blood pressure and even seizures. 

 

Hot tub users can become dehydrated much more easily due to the high water temperature which causes the body to sweat more.  Sweating is one of the main ways that fluid is lost from the body. For this reason, it's important to make sure you are hydrated before using a hot tub, during use and afterwards. 

 

To ensure maximum enjoyment and safety, here are some top tips for keeping hydrated in your hot tub:

 

Always have water to hand

This might sound obvious but making sure that you have water available while you're in the hot tub is a good idea.  Take an insulated bottle with you so that the water will keep cool.

 

Install a Spa Caddy

Having a surface to place items on while you're in your hot tub means that you are much more likely to remember to take drinks with you. A Spa Caddy is easily attached to the side of your hot tub and offers an ideal storage place for beverages.

 

Avoid alcohol

It can be tempting to sit back and relax with a refreshing glass of wine at he end of a long day but you should always exercise caution with alcohol when a hot tub is involved.  Although you may not notice it at the time, alcohol itself causes dehydration, so add that to the hot temperature of the water and you could be looking at a recipe for disaster. If you are wanting to drink alcohol in your hot tub, again make sure you have water available to top up your fluid levels. 

 

Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

Most fruits and vegetables have a very high water content, especially things such as watermelon and cucumber. This is another great way to get some extra fluid into your body whilst consuming your 5 a day!

 

Don't exceed the recommended time limit

We recommend that you spend around 20-30 minutes at a time in a hot tub.  This will vary from person to person but just as a guide, you should probably think about exiting the hot tub after this time and then returning after a short break.  This break time is a good opportunity to replace some of the lost fluids before re-entering. 

 

Using a hot tub should be a pleasant experience and by keeping a check on your hydration, there's no reason at all why it shouldn't be. 

 

WHY IS THE WATER IN MY HOT TUB CLOUDY?

WHY IS THE WATER IN MY HOT TUB CLOUDY?

There's nothing better than stepping into a crystal clear tub of bubbling water at the end of a busy day to help you unwind.  But when the water turns dull and cloudy, suddenly it doesn't look quite so appealing. Even worse, unsightly foam has appeared on the water surface!  Don't panic, your hot tub isn't faulty, these are common issues that are easy to rectify, you just need the right tools and know-how. 

Firstly, when did you last change the water in your hot tub?  Even properly maintained water will eventually start to look tired.  If it's not been emptied for a while, it may be time for a full drain and re-fill.

But before you reach for the hose, it's worth checking your Chlorine levels.  Incorrect levels of Chlorine can make the water turn cloudy and ultimately, unhealthy.  In addition, make sure that your PH levels are accurate too. These tests are easily and quickly carried out using 3-way test strips.  Make sure you always have some of these to hand.

Finally, particles that are too small for the filtration system can float about in the water, creating a cloudy appearance.  Ensuring that your filters are kept clean so that they work at their optimum best and replacing your cover whenever your hot tub is not in use will help to eliminate debris in your spa.  We also recommend keeping a spare set of filters and cleaning your filters thoroughly with Filter Cleaner.

It's always a good idea to keep a bottle of water clarifier handy too.  A weekly dose of  Water Clarifier will assist in the removal of suspended matter via the filtration system, thus restoring and maintaining the water clarity. 

If you're experiencing foam formation on the surface of your water, this is likely to be caused by body oils, creams and detergents.  You'll never be able to prevent this entirely but we can recommend washing your swimwear in cold water rather than in a washing machine.  It will help to reduce foaming in your hot tub but also prolong the life of your swimwear. 

Anti-Foam is a fast acting liquid used to prevent and destroy unsightly foam on the surface of the water.  When added directly to the hot tub, this product rapidly breaks foam down. It comes in liquid form that can be added directly to the spa water. 

If you've tried everything to restore your hot tub water to no avail, you can always reach out to our experts who will be happy to advise you. 

 

How to decide where to position your hot tub

How to decide where to position your hot tub

You've ordered your new hot tub and can't wait to have it delivered but where should you position it when it arrives?

Here are a few things to take into consideration, some which you may not have thought of.

Usage- Are you planning to use your tub for socialising or more for relaxation purposes?  If you're wanting it to be the centrepiece of every social gathering, you may consider a more open space so that people inside the hot tub can still mingle with those outside of it. If however, you're hoping for relaxation or hydrotherapy, choose a more solitary space where you can be away from any noise and distractions.

Weather- One of the great things about a hot tub is that it can be used all year round, so even in the UK where the weather is often less than desirable, you can still make use of your spa.  Whilst the water temperature can be heated to 40 degrees Celcius, the outside temperature will definitely not always be nice and warm. Are you really going to want to head to the far end of your garden in just your swimwear in the Winter?  You may find that a location closer to your house may make the trip to the hot tub slightly more appealing,

Access to sunlight- You may like to use your hot tub in direct sunlight or you may find it more comfortable in the shade.  Think about where the sun is in your garden at different times of the day. Of course, there is always the option to install a gazebo, parasol or other shade source, so consider how much additional room is required for this. 

Privacy- Depending on where you live, you may have areas of your garden that offer more privacy than others.  Are you OK with neighbours or passers by being able to see you in the hot tub or is this something that will bother you? 

Access for maintenance- From time to time, it may be necessary to access the service compartment of your hot tub, either yourself or a professional. To ensure the least amount of disruption, it's ideal that this is easily accessible at all times. Our skilled installation team will be able to advise you on this. 

Ground surface- A filled hot tub is extremely heavy so needs to be placed on a structurally sound, level surface that can support the weight.  If you don't already have an appropriate surface for a hot tub, we can advise the best options for you.

 

Take some time to consider these things and you are sure to get maximum enjoyment from your hot tub for many years to come. 

 

THINKING OF BUYING A HOT TUB; WHY CHOOSE Dreamspas?

THINKING OF BUYING A HOT TUB; WHY CHOOSE Dreamspas?

Making the decision to purchase a hot tub should be an exciting one, be it to encourage more family time, alone time, couple time or to take advantage of the many health benefits that hot tubbing offers.  Once the decision has been made, it should be a fun and exciting experience getting out there and purchasing one. 

The figures for hot tub ownership have been continually on the increase in recent years as people become more aware of the benefits of hydrotherapy on mental and physical health.  It is now thought that over 100,000 homes in the UK have a hot tub of some description installed. 

A hot tub used to be considered a luxury item that most people could only dream of owning but now with much more affordable options and 0% finance being available, they have become a more realistic ideal more many people. 

So with this in mind, surely finding a hot tub supplier in the UK should be easy, right?  Well sadly, this is not what we discovered several years ago in the days before Dreamspas, when we made the decision to purchase our very own hot tub. 

Safe Operation and Maintenance of Your Hot Tub [PART 1]

Safe Operation and Maintenance of Your Hot Tub [PART 1]

What should i know about hot-tub chemicals? The chemicals needed for your spa or hot tub help make it clean, safe, and more attractive to use. But, remember that these chemicals are potentially dangerous and may present some hazards if not used properly. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the use and storage of chemicals. 

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