Category: Maintenance

Useful hints and tips about swim spa and hot tub maintenance. Our blog on maintenance gives you practical and useful advice on cleaning, what chemicals to use along with tips to increase the longevity of your tub so you can enjoy it without damage or corrosion. We are always on hand to give you expert advice on the maintenance of your Hydropool product. Please contact us if you need any help.

moving a hot tub

Hot tubs and moving house

Don’t forget about your hot tub during the move!

Moving to a new house and wondering how to shift your tub? Or recently bought a house with a hot tub? Either way, you’ll need the help of the professionals to manage the process. Our hot tub moving service makes it a breeze, allowing you to juggle everything else involved when moving house.

Minimise the stress

When thinking about the top 5 most stressful situations in life, moving to a new house has got to be near the top of the list. Between juggling solicitors, estate agents and organising the packing, thinking about how to move your hot tub will probably be the last thing on your mind.

If you can’t bear to leave your hot tub behind, then you’ll need expert help to safely transfer it to your next abode. This is where the professionals at Yorkshire Hot Tubs come in. With almost 10 years’ experience installing, repairing and moving hot tubs, we have the tools to handle any move with the utmost care and precision. From a penthouse apartment, to a tiny alleyway, we won’t be beaten. We’ve moved hot tubs and swim spas with tractors, cranes and even helicopters!

Prep is essential

If the grounds of your next property need preparing prior to installing your tub or spa, then we can also help with that. You may want to sink your tub into the ground, in which case it’ll require some groundworks in terms of laying a foundation. We can arrange all this for you; all we need is to visit the site to discuss your exact needs and our team can handle the rest.

Looking for an upgrade?

Is your move signalling the need to upgrade your tub? Hydropool should be your first choice for luxury and technology that’s guaranteed for years to come. Hydropool has over 25 years’ experience in the bathing industry, and with that knowledge comes a product that’s built to last. With continuous innovation, you can choose from the very latest gadgets and extras to build a bespoke hot tub to fully enhance your experience.

Inherited a hot tub?

If you’ve recently moved into a property with a hot tub in the garden, then lucky you! We’re confident you’ll enjoy many years of happy bathing. But what if your vision of a spa sanctuary looks more frog pond than bubbling bliss? No need to panic! With the help of some magic chemicals, a shiny new filter and a touch of elbow grease, within just a few hours we transform any neglected algae-filled swamp into a crystal-clear lagoon.

Keeping your tub protected

A quality hot tub cover is essential for keeping heat trapped in. If your cover is sagging or damaged, then we can easily order in a replacement for you. If the outer cabinetry is damaged we can help with restoration. We handle all repairs to the outer cabinet, including re-coating or replacing as necessary.

If you need help moving a hot tub or swim spa, we’d love to help. Simply get in touch with us and we’ll let you know how we can help.

Prepare your hot tub for winter

How to prepare your hot tub for winter

Looking for advice on the best way to prepare your hot tub for winter?

If last season’s winter was anything to go by, there’ll be another harsh, cold and drawn out winter ahead with snow and sub-zero temperatures in the forecast. We’re hoping the Beast from the East doesn’t make another appearance but who knows, we may have to prep for another cold one!

We can imagine you’ve enjoyed your hot tub or swim spa all summer long.

It’s served you well through the long warm summer evenings you’ve had fun soaking up the rays in the sunshine. But as autumn is fully in swing and the weathers on the change, how do you know whether your hot tub is fit for the winter ahead?

Tis the season best for tubbing!

The combination of steam rising from the hot water and the frost in the air offers a great sense of wellbeing, providing numerous benefits for body and mind.
So hot tubbers, don’t even think about closing it down for the season! Protect the longevity of your hot tub before the weather worsens and take some time to prepare your hot tub for winter. Have a read of our simple maintenance steps and keep your tub functioning to optimum levels the whole winter long.

How to prepare your hot tub for winter

• Do a full water change before the weather turns and it’s too cold for you to be outside!
• You may wish to increase the water temperature in cooler times
• Ensure all vents are closed to keep the warmth inside the cabinet
• Check your cover for signs of wear and tear – a properly fitting cover with no cracks or tears will keep the heat in and running costs down. Remember to check all straps and buckles so that the seal is effective as possible from winds.

Ongoing Winter Tips

• During winter, keep an eye on the level of the water. If levels become too low the pumps/pipes could start freezing causing extensive damage.
• If we are lucky to have snowfall this winter then ensure you brush off any snow from the top of the cover, and clear surrounding paths, gritting as necessary.
• Keep an eye on water chemistry levels as you usually would.

Built to last

As all Hydropool products are Canadian made, they’re built to withstand the harshest of conditions. If you’re not confident about how to prepare your hot tub for winter and would like our experts to fully check over your hot tub for winter, then please contact us. Better still, sign up to our Annual Servicing Package including preparation for summer and winter. Sit back and relax in the knowledge we have your hot tub fully maintained all year long.