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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of electrical is required for hot tubs?

Some hot tubs require 240V. If you choose this type of hot tub and don’t currently have 240V electrical at your home, then you will need a certified electrician to upgrade your electrical system for installation. If you prefer a hot tub plugged into your standard electrical, then a Plug and Play hot tub can do just that.

How often should you drain a hot tub?

You should drain, clean, and refill your hot tub about once every three months. You can think of it as a seasonal task. Of course, if your hot tub is getting some heavy use, then draining it more often may be necessary. Conversely, if your hot tub hasn’t been seeing a lot of use lately, you may get away with waiting a bit longer, provided that you’ve been staying on top of proper water care.

Does Napa Valley Hot Tubs offer spa maintenance and cleaning services?

Yes, if you’d like to sit back and let us take care of the cleaning and balancing, we can do that. We offer service in single-time, bi-weekly, or monthly intervals. These services can include testing water chemistry, filter cleaning, draining, cleaning, and refilling the hot tub. Stop in and talk to us at Napa Valley Hot Tubs or give us a call to discuss your spa service needs.

How hot is a hot tub?

This answer varies a bit from one hot tub to the next due to personal preferences. Some soakers love a HOT hot tub experience, while others prefer something more moderate. During the warmer months, some hot tub owners even like to take the temperature down a little below body temperature for a refreshing soak. Generally speaking though, many hot tub users enjoy a setting between 100⁰ F and 102⁰F.

Can you tell me how to clean a hot tub filter?

About once a week you should remove your hot tub filter and rinse it with water from your hose. Make sure to gently move the pleats apart to wash away debris that has collected between them. Then, give the filter time to dry thoroughly before you put it back in. About every three months (when you are draining and refilling your hot tub), give your filter a more deep-down cleaning. Soak your filter in a bucket filled with a cleaner made specifically for filters (mixed as indicated by the manufacturer). At Napa Valley Hot Tubs we have everything you need to keep your spa in top shape. Stop by and see us.

I’m wondering how to move a hot tub. Is that even possible?

The reality is that hot tubs are heavy. In addition, if you have a 240V hot tub that has been specially wired for the area it’s in, it’s best not to move it. If you choose to move it anyway, you will need a professional moving crew and electrician so that everything can be done safely. However, if you have a Plug and Play hot tub, your options for moving it are much more open.

Struggling with back pain

Across the world, back pain is a common issue that affects the lives of many people. While there are several reasons for this discomfort some of the most common reasons include: poor posture, sports injuries, and stress. No matter the reason, according to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world.

In the United States alone 31 million Americans are affected and it is estimated that 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. One way to find relief from back pain is to soak in a spa and allow your muscles to be massaged by the jets.

The Island and Island Elite spas feature revolutionary hydrotherapy jetting for the back called AccuHelix, which is placed in large groupings to deliver a massage to the entire back. The jets twist in a spiral motion and deliver heightened massage pressure.

This general information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.

REFERENCE: Back Pain Facts & Statistics

Arthritis Relief

Arthritis causes swelling in the joints and can lead to pain and stiffness which typically worsens with age, leaving many people feeling uncomfortable during their daily lives. The Arthritis Foundation provides a series of tips to help ease the pain caused by arthritis, one of which is to soak in warm water. According to Dr. Bruce E. Becker, just 20 minutes of soaking in warm water can lead to looser joints which reduces pain and has effects that last even after leaving the water. The foundation goes on to explain other tips to help with the pain. These tips can be found on their website.

One worry with hot tubs is that the water is going to be too hot to provide the same positive effects. Unlike in a resort or spa hot tub, with an Artesian Spa, the control is in your hands. With the easy-to-use topside digital control system, you can take control and keep your spa at the perfect temperature for you.

The topside design features a large easy-to-read back-lit LCD, with easy-to-follow menus to set the temperature, lighting preferences, diagnostics, and more. Relaxing in a spa can have many positive effects on your body, but please consult a doctor if you are interested in using a spa to ease your pain.

This general information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.

REFERENCES: Heat Therapy Helps Relax Stiff Joints, MayoClinic - Arthritis

Skin Rejuvenation

We all strive to keep our skin smooth and clear, but throughout the day our pores inevitably get clogged with dirt and dust. As a result, people tend to buy new cleansers, moisturizers, or serums to solve this problem, but have you ever thought about soaking in a spa for clearer skin?

The two thoughts might not normally go hand in hand, however, there is a system that can not only massage your muscles but leave you with clearer and rejuvenated skin.

This system is called MicroSilk®, which consists of billions of oxygen-rich microbubbles that are small enough to enter your pores and remove impurities. Soaking in a MicroSilk® Spa is like giving your entire body a facial! The benefits can include increased hydration, enhanced skin cell growth, improved collagen strength, and it is shown to reduce scars and skin irritations. The negative ions also improve serotonin levels and help the mind and body relax.

MicroSilk is not intended to cure conditions and individual results may vary.

This general information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.

REFERENCE: Microsilk Hydrotherapy

Reducing Stress

Few people would argue with the fact that life is stressful. At some point, most people have felt worn out or overwhelmed. Whether caused by work, school, family, or other commitments, stress can have negative effects on your body. These include tense muscles, restless sleep, and bad attitudes.

No one chooses to feel this way, however, there are steps that one can take to combat these feelings before they get worse. The website WebMD explains tips to help relieve stress. One of which is to allow your muscles to relax. What is more relaxing than your very own at-home spa? While soaking in a spa you can close your eyes, let the jets massage your muscles, and take time to both mentally and physically relax. This is like hitting a “reset” button. You can let what was bothering you float away, and with that, you can see many benefits.

Taking this time to relax can not only help relieve your tensed muscles but also lead to a better night’s sleep and a refreshed attitude. The stress in life is inevitable, but by taking steps to reduce this stress you can bring harmony back into your life.

This general information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.

REFERENCE: 10 Tips to Manage Stress

Color Therapy

Color therapy may not be talked about often, but there is something to be said about how certain colors make us feel. Like the peaceful feeling that comes over you as you look at the BLUE SKY, or the excitement you feel when a RED LIGHT turns GREEN.

For many years people have believed that color can affect an individual’s emotions and even health. Interior designers recommend you paint your bedroom walls blue to promote better sleep and hospital color schemes often include pale blues and greens to create a soothing and relaxing environment. Researchers at the University of Arizona even tested the use of green light therapy to help with migraines. Further research is being conducted, however, some of the first trial group members refused to give their green lights back because of the relief it had given them.