Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tips On How To Sanitize a Spa

Tips On How To Sanitize a Spa

Owning your own private hot tub is something that we all want to do assuming we don't by now. Though it is something that is designed to help you get years of stress-free leisure it is something that calls for a little work to care for.

The fact is, whatever type of jacuzzi or spa you own you will definitely one day be required to clean it.

This is actually a very easy undertaking nonetheless I wanted to make available details on "how to clean your spa in five quick steps" so you will have absolutely no problems doing this on your own.

To sanitize your spa with any modicum of being successful, it has to be empty. Nonetheless, there’s 1 stage which calls for there to be water in the spa.

Since at some point the unit’s pipes conduits will accumulate buildup, it’s important to administer a product that flushes the lines. Not so uniquely known as line flushes, these types of products are easy to find for purchase online or simply at your local pool supply shop.

Individual products do the job a little differently, but most of the time, line flushes are applied, in a specific quantity, to the jacuzzi when running. Then, after the suggested time frame has passed, drain the spa according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Be equipped for a large amount of gunk to emerge! Afterward, add line flush consistently to minimize buildup.

Spray Down Your Spa

With the spa empty, proceed to spray down the the inside walls with a spa cleaning product. Remember that numerous indoor cleaners, including Windex and Soft Scrub, commonly can be utilized instead. But to be on the safe side, double-check with your spa manufacturer that it’s OK to apply an all-purpose cleaner.

After spraying, rub down the spa with a towel, and thus eliminating the cleaner residue which unfortunately, left in place, could in the future cause the water to foam. Clean the spa cover the exact same way, wiping it down with a soft towel once complete.

Next, take out the jacuzzi filters. Being meant to eliminate grime and grit from the water, these types of filters rather quickly accrue debris. As long as yours are fairly new, merely squirt them down with a garden hose, go over them with hot tub cleaner, and wash it out. For those that haven’t switched out the filters in a year, change them.

Refill Your Spa

It’s time for you to fill up the jacuzzi. Your manufacturer’s instructions could perhaps say otherwise, although with the majority of types, it’s a matter of inserting a ordinary hose into the filter well. When filled up, turn on the jacuzzi and add the chemicals that will make up your routine water treatment regime. Finally, cover your clean spa and allocate time for the water to balance during the next twelve hours or so.

Add Hot Tub Chemicals

Having allowed more than enough time to elapse, go back to the spa and test its chlorine level. Preferably, there would be between 1ppm and 3ppm of free chlorine or bromine. However, the pH should be in the range of 7.2 to 7.8. Add chemicals whenever you need more to regulate.

Hopefully this list of 5 steps to clean your hot tub make it easier for you when the time comes for you to think about doing some hot tub maintenance.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

What to Pack for a Tropical Cruise

Packing for a Tropical Cruise

Are you planning a tropical cruise and are just not sure of what to pack to take with you? 
Well, I have compiled a quick guide on what clothes are appropriate for you to bring along. You will definitely need something that is light and breezy, especially is your cruise ship will be docking at popular beach destinations. For this kind of getaway, it is important to review some wardrobe basics!

Pack for Casual and Dress

Tunics are a fashion must for your wardrobe when you are on a cruise. All you have to do is toss the tunic over pants or shorts and voila you have a fabulously casual style going on! If you choose caftans and tunics that come in plain boring colors, embellish them a bit by using belts to enhance the overall outfit.
Don’t forget to pack a wide-brimmed hat, preferably something that is made from a woven material. The hat will help keep the rays of the sun from scorching your face while still allowing a little sunlight in to make you glow. Hats can be a great accessory to dress up an outfit, pick a floppy hat that has flowers, beads or a design that you like and let the hat be the highlight of your outfit!
Make sure that you pack a halter top or even a short halter-style dress, preferably in bright colors or with bold patterns. This particular outfit will look perfect while you are socializing out on the deck of the ship or simply enjoying a walk down the beach during a stop at a port along the way to your destination. However, in the dining area of most cruise ships, this outfit would not be appropriate as the style of dress is usually smart casual or formal.

Women will want to pack a variety of dresses for the cruise. Ideally, you should bring an evening gown for formal dinners on-board, cocktail dresses for more informal events and sundresses for casual dining. You will want to look your best for any black tie affair events during your cruise.

Bring Lots of Sport Clothing

Last but not least, remember to pack athletic gear and everyday clothes. There will be a wide variety of activities that are scheduled for the duration of the cruise and you will want to try out different things. You will be happy that you brought along these clothes if you decide you want to work out, participate in some sporting activities or take some classes. Jeans and a nice t-shirt is a perfect outfit that is comfortable for classes.

It is up to you on the choice of jewelry that you decide to bring on the cruise with you, but, keep in mind that if you are going to be wearing plain and simple clothing for the most part, you may want to dress up those plain outfits with some chunky bracelets, necklaces or earrings. A simple thing such as adding earrings can make a once-simple outfit fabulous!  

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Affordable Blow Up Hot Tubs

Inflatable Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Offer Portability

Who Makes The Best Inflatable Hot Tub

There many different brands of plug and play jacuzzi hot tubs for sale today but which spa are a great value and which are not?

I want to first talk about what an inflatable jacuzzi is and why they seem to be so popular with those looking for a cheap alternative to a typical jacuzzi hot tub.

As I am sure you can tell from the name of this style of spas, An inflatable portable jacuzzi hot tub is a hot tub that is inflated when in use.

What makes this type of jacuzzi hot tub so popular is the fact that they are portable, fairly cheap and can be set up anywhere you want, including in your living room. If you have a tiny yard or patio and want a jacuzzi then blowup hot tub might be the best choice for you.

Inflatable Spas Are Portable

Additionally, because a plug and play hot tub can be set up as well as taken back down with little effort these types of hot tubs are extremely portable. All you need to do is inflate the jacuzzi hot tub, fill it with water and plug your heater in and you are ready to enjoy your jacuzzi hot tub anywhere you go.

This can be helpful if you are an individual who likes to travel a lot in a motor home or the type who does a lot of camping and you want to always have the relaxation that comes from sitting in a jacuzzi. However, if you take it camping you will need to make sure you are in a campground that has electrical outlets to be able to use the heater.

On second thought, when out camping you might desire a nice pool of cold water to lounge around in and keep cool. Additionally, this is a great idea if you have children and want to keep them busy while being able to watch them.

Inflatable Spas Are Affordable

Because blowup spas are so affordable they are also very popular,  compared to a traditional style of hot tub you can save thousands. Most styles of inflatable spas can fit three to four people and will set you back roughly between , depending on the style and brand of hot tub you decide on.

You can compare this to the price of a 3-4 person traditional style jacuzzi hot tub which is going to typically cost you somewhere between $2500 and $4500 depending on the model and brand that you are looking at. Additionally, with a standard hot tub you are going to have some  expenses involved when it comes time to install your jacuzzi.

When it comes to plug and play spas unfortunately you have less choices in models and styles . In general most inflatable style of jacuzzi hot tubs that you will find look pretty much the same. However, this does not mean they are all manufactured from the same quality and design.

Popular Brands of Inflatable Spas

Spa2Go Inflatable Jacuzzi Hot Tub

The Spa2Go blowup jacuzzi hot tub is a four person jacuzzi that inflates in minutes, uses a standard 110V outlet and heats the water to a very comfortable 104 degrees F. It is constructed of pull, tear and puncture-resistant K80 vinyl and comes with 127 micro air jets that create a turbo-wave massage action.

The Spa2Go blowup jacuzzi hot tub can be bought at Amazon for about $750.

Quick Spa Portable Hot Tub

The Quick Spa portable jacuzzi hot tub, also known as the Aero Spa, from Florida Pool Products Inc is a 4 person inflatable spa that uses a standard 110V outlet and a 900W heater to heat the water to comfortable 104 degrees F. The Aero Spa is built from strong 40 gauge PVC Vinyl and 19 gauge cloth and features an Aeration Massaging bubble system which has 130 individual air jets.

The Quick SpaSpa can be purchased on the internet for about $700.

Swim Time NP5868 Serenity Inflatable Hot Tub

This blow up hot tub is is made of durable 40 gauge PVC vinyl and 19 gauge cloth and uses a standard 110V electrical outlet and 900W heater to heat the water to 104 degrees F. It can seat up to 4 adults and has 130 air jets to make plenty of relaxing bubbles.

You can find the Serenity Inflatable Jacuzzi online for about 600 dollars.

If you are looking for a less costly alternative to a typical style of jacuzzi or are searching for a jacuzzi hot tub that is portable then a plug n play jacuzzi hot tub may just be the answer you were looking for.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hello Kitty Contact Lenses

Hello Kitty Contacts: Really

Hello Kitty Contact Lenses

Everywhere you look these days you see someone wearing one type or another of crazy contact lenses. I'm not talking colored lenses that change your eyes from brown to blue, I'm talking about all the different cool contacts (at least to some people) that used to be only for Halloween.

I bring up the topic of these contact lenses because the other day my 7 year old daughter saw someone wearing Hello Kitty contact lenses and declared that she wanted some. Of course I didn't rush right out to get her Hello Kitty contacts. Her eye sight is just fine and she is way to young to be wearing contact lenses, especially for cosmetic purposes.

However, watching her get excited about and wanting contact lenses just because they had Hello Kitty on them made me start thinking more about the Halloween contact lens craze that appears to be going on.

Celebrities Wear Crazy Contacts

They have become so popular that you often see celebrities wearing them, and not just for a role in a movie. Although not the craziest of contact lenses that are out there, Lady Gaga has become famous for her big eye contacts that she wears in her videos and on stage.

You will often see the club hip people wearing glow in the dark contact lenses while out on the town. Anime and manga shows have spawned lenses like the Nurato contacts. Of course their are the classic wolf, zombie and cat's eye contact lenses but additionally you will find movie specific lenses such as Twilight contact lenses. You can even find superhero contact lenses such as the Batman lenses that are currently for sale.

Of course teenagers and those in their early 20's make up the majority of customers for these types of contacts and companies seem to be marketing pretty well to them. But it makes me wonder if we might just see companies targeting younger children, such as my daughter, by creating lenses such as they Hello Kitty contact lenses.

Let's hope not and let's hope I can keep my daughter away from them for at least another 10 years.