Category Archives: Hot Tubs and Saunas

Decorative New Covers Add Fun to Your Spa!

Spa covers have traditionally come in basic colors. While these are nice, many people are looking for something a bit more bold. Sunbrella to the rescue! The leader in designer outdoor weatherproof fabrics, they have created an outstanding line of Sunbrella spa covers in patterns that will surprise and delight you! If you already own Sunbrella cushions on your patio furniture, you can now match the pattern of your spa cover to your existing outdoor designs. Covers keep debris out of the spa water, insulate the hot tub so the water stays hot, and add safety by preventing accidents. They also help with chemical retention. Sunbrella fabrics are not only beautiful, they are also incredibly durable, sunlight resistant, mildew and rot resistant, and also resistant to atmospheric chemicals. The fabric is coated with a soil and stain resistant finish that makes clean-up a breeze. The Sunbrella Covers come with a 5 year warranty so you will be pleased for years to come! Here are just a few examples of the wonderful patterns offered! Which is your favorite?


Spa Vacs Offer Fast, Effective Cleaning

Looking for a quick and easy way to clean your spa just in time for fall? One great solution is a motorized spa vac. It runs on AA batteries, but offers a powerful, effective cleaning method. The spa vac quickly removes debris from your spa and deposits them in the unit’s ultra fine stainless steel screen. The aluminum telescopic pole adjusts to lengths suitable for different height spas. It comes with easy push button operation and a scrubbing brush for additional cleaning power – all for under$100. Cleaning your hot tub or spa has never been easier!

Time for Spa Maintenance

Spa Filter Cartridges
Pools across the country are closing, but spa season is in full swing! Now is the time to perform basic maintenance of your hot tub or spa to make sure that it is proper working order. Make sure that the spa cover is in good condition and doesn’t need any maintenance or repair. You will also want to typically drain and refill the tub with fresh water once every three months. If it has been longer than 5 since your water was changed, you should drain and refill. It might also be time to clean or replace your spa filter cartridge. If your filters shows any signs of damage or excessive wear, now is the time to purchase a new one. BackyardCity Pools sells hundreds of brands of pool and spa filter so we will almost certainly have what you are looking for!

Not a Fan of Public Saunas?

In Home Infrared Saunas

You don’t need to join the local fitness club in order to enjoy the benefits of the sauna.  In-home infrared saunas are easy to own and operate, and they give you more freedom and privacy than you will ever find in a public facility.  Here are just a few of the health benefits associated with saunas:

  • Infrared saunas increase circulation in the body, which helps improve the body’s overall function.
  • The heat from a sauna provides soothing relief for aches, pains, and tensions without causing any harmful efffects to the skin.
  • Spending time in an infrared sauna can help relieve asthma, nervous tension, arthritis, high blood pressure, bronchitis, rheumatism, bruises and burns, sports injuries, the common cold, migraine headaches, muscle pain, and influenza.
  • Time spent in your sauna will help improve the look, feel, and overall health of your skin.
  • Spending just 30 minutes in an infrared sauna can burn up to 600 calories, which makes it an effective weight loss tool. The calories are burned through perspiration. The fluid lost can be replaced by drinking water, but the calories burned will not be replaced.

More and more homeowners are choosing to install personal sized infrared saunas in their homes.  The health benefits of saunas make them entirely appealing, but the element of privacy is often the guiding factor in the final decision.

3 Practical Reasons to Keep Your Hot Tub Covered

Hot Tubs and Spas

Unwinding in a spa or hot tub after a tiring day is a small luxury to which many people look forward. What do you do, though, when you’re done with your toasty soak? Do you keep your hot tub covered? If not, here’s why you should:

  • Spa covers and hot tub covers prevent evaporation, saving you money on water and chemicals. Maintaining thechemical balance of your spa’s water is easier and less time consuming when a spa cover is used on a regular basis.Hot Tub Covers and Spa Covers
  • Spa covers also insulate the water and prevent much of the heat from escaping. Keeping the hot tub’s water warm when not in use makes heating the water faster the next time you want to take a soak. Not only do you save energy, but your spa heater lasts longer because you use it less often and for shorter amounts of time.
  • Spa covers keep debris and dirt out of your hot tub. Cleaning your hot tub takes less time and effort when there is less to clean up.

Covering a hot tub is a simple task, and doing so on a regular basis saves you time, effort, and money when it comes to maintenance chores.  Hot tub and spa covers are a smart solution that make owning a hot tub even more pleasurable than they already are.