Happy Canada Day!
Summer is officially here, and with the weather finally heating up, and the Canada Day long weekend nearly upon us, many people are looking for ways to have fun and keep cool!
Sitting in a Hot Tub might be far from your mind when the heat hits, but a Sundance Hot Tub can actually be a great place to chill out and find some relief from the hot weather.
Adding a Sundance hot tub to your backyard will provide a great place for the kids and grandkids to splash around and play in - just throw in some rubber duckies and squirtee toys and they will be entertained for hours!
Buying a new Sundance Hot Tub is a fraction of the cost of installing a pool, and you can reap the many benefits of a Sundance Hot Tub year 'round rather than just the summer months.
If your backyard is already equipped with a pool, you will likely see an increase in use of it if you add a Sundance Hot Tub close by, as those enjoying the pool can go and warm up before diving back in! (You will probably save some money as well, as you won't have to heat the huge amount of water in your pool as much if there is a relaxing, warming Sundance Hot Tub nearby).
Here are a few tips for enjoying your Sundance Hot Tub over the Canada Day weekend and for the rest of the summer.
Lower The Temperature
Make your Sundance Hot Tub a Cool Tub! You can lower your Hot Tubs Water temperature to as low as 65°, but anywhere from 90° to 99° will feel like a really nicely warmed swimming pool. Your natural body temperature is 98.6º, so sitting in water below that will actively cool your body down!
When reducing your Sundance Hot Tubs Water temperature you have a couple of options. For a quick cool down, we recommend you drain 4"-8" of the Hot Tubs water and re-fill with cold water from your hose.
The Hot Tub will then heat up to your desired temperature which will be a quicker process than waiting for the water temperature to drop down from the high temperature it was set to.
If you don't want to drain any water, you can just lower the temperature setting on your control panel, and your Hot Tub will stop heating to allow the temperature to drop. It is a good idea to do this temperature drop gradually, lowering a few degrees at a time, as this will allow your Hot Tub to continue to circulate and filter the water which will keep your water clean while it is cooling.
Lowering the temperature of your Sundance Hot Tubs water will mean you can enjoy the Hot Tub for longer periods of time and you can enjoy the benefits of Sundance's Patented Hydrotherapy Jets whilst enjoying a refreshing soak in the cool water!
Sanitize & Balance Your Water
In the Summertime there is likely to be more oils, lotions and sunscreen ending up in your Hot Tubs water that can cause cloudiness and foaming if not dealt with properly.
Be sure to add your Sun-Boom Hot Tub sanitizer as required and use Chlorine Free Spa Shock to break down any organics that make their way in to your Hot Tubs water. Setting your Primary Filter to the maximum setting will help keep your water clean and clear during periods of heavy use.
It is recommended that you use a test strip at least once a week to check your hot tub water is adequately sanitized and correctly balanced. Read here for more information on balancing your hot tub water.
Stay Well Hydrated
During the warm summer months, when it is hotter and we tend to perspire more, it is important to stay well hydrated by drinking 6-8, 8 ounce glasses of water each day.
Fill a cooler with ice and throw in some of your favorite beverages and some water so you can stay well hydrated while you soak in your Sundance Hot Tub and make the most of the beautiful Summer's day.
New for 2019, all 880 Series Spas have the MicroClean Plus Versatile Filter Lid. They feature an integrated Drink Cooler to keep your beverages ice cold while you enjoy soaking in your Sundance hot tub.
All Sundance Spas Hot Tubs have places to keep your drinks at hand so you can stay well hydrated this summer!
There is a time to just sit back and relax in the peace and quiet, and there is a time to have fun! Here are a few ways to add some fun to your hot tub soak:
Play Some Games:
There are some great games that you can play while sitting in your Sundance hot tub.
Purchase a set of waterproof playing cards (available in-store) and bring game night out to your hot tub! Enjoy some poker, gin rummy, go fish and more as the jets and warm water ease away the tension in your body.
"Battle Ducks" is a game that the the kids will love, and all you need is a hot tub and 2 rubber ducks. Divide the hot tub users up into two teams, and give each team a duck. The object of the games is to make your duck touch one of the opposing team's players before they can get their duck to touch one of your team. Place the ducks in the water and using only water, jets and air, aim your duck at the other team.
Crank Your Favourite Tunes:
The optional BlueWave Spa Stereo System makes it easy to add music for ambiance in your Sundance hot tub. This exceptional stereo system provides high quality sound through marine grade speakers, with amplified subwoofers included on 880 & 980 Series hot tubs.
BlueWave utilizes bluetooth technology so you can stream your audio from up to 30ft away, and there is an AUX input for alternative music sources. Break out your favourite summer playlist this long weekend, or put together some mellow classics to play as you soak before bed to set you up for a great night's sleep!
Project Your Favourite Movie:
Hot Tub Cinema is a real thing. People around the world have been to pop up events where dozens of portable hot tubs are set up in front of a big screen so they can enjoy a soak while watching the latest blockbuster!
With your own Sundance hot tub, you can project a movie on to a screen, or even your open hot tub cover and stream the sound through your BlueWave Spa Stereo System for awesome surround sound - It's the ultimate movie experience!
All of us here at The Sundance Spa Store hope that you have a fun filled Canada Day Weekend, and create some special memories with friends and family as you enjoy your Sundance Hot Tub this Summer.