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Our experts at Outback Pools & Spas are here to help make backyard entertainment and maintenance as enjoyable as possible. We know you have questions, and lots of them. That’s why we’ve taken some time to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about our products and backyard maintenance, including hot tubs, swimming pools and swim spas. If you have a question but it isn’t listed here, please feel free to get in touch with us or visit us in-person today!

SHOULD I INSTALL MY SPA INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?

Where you install your spa can depend on your personal preferences, lifestyle and/or budget. If your hot tub or swim spa won’t fit through the doorway or window, an outdoor installation might be your only choice. Indoor installations also require an adequate foundation to support the weight of the spa and ventilation for the humidity. These factors contribute to the growing popularity of having a hot tub installed outside, as it tends to be a little easier to complete and can really transform the everyday backyard into an outdoor paradise that’s sure to drop jaws.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE HOT TUB FILTER?

Rinse your hot tub filter every two weeks with water from the hose and soak your filter overnight in a filter cleaning solution every two months. You should replace your hot tub filter once a year to ensure proper filtration, circulation and safety.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY HOT TUB COVER?

You shouldn’t have to replace your hot tub cover more than three times over the lifespan of your hot tub. You should replace your hot tub cover if it is:

• Ripped
• Damaged
• Deteriorating
• Emitting a foul odor

If your spa cover is heavier than when it was brand new, you should think about replacing it soon. Ripped, cracked or torn material can allow for moisture to seep through the protective lining and build-up in the interior, leading to the growth of bacteria and mold. Once your hot tub cover begins to smell or is significantly heavier, chances are that bacteria has already started to grow due to the build-up of moisture.

WHAT IS THE MICROCLEAN® FILTRATION SYSTEM?

Built into just about every modern Sundance® Spas hot tub, the MicroCLEAN® Filtration System can help improve the quality and safety of the hot tub water, while reducing maintenance efforts. This nearly maintenance-free hot tub experience can take care of the hard work, so you don’t have to.

WHAT IS A SWIM SPA?

A swim spa is a medium to large-sized at-home spa system that can be installed into most backyards. These systems are often described as a hybrid of a swimming pool and a hot tub. Ranging from about 16 to 20 feet in length, most offer a large tank area that is well-suited for recreation, entertainment and exercise. On the other end is a spa area that is very close to that of a hot tub, complete with seats, jets, speakers, interior lighting, and more.

ARE SWIM SPAS WORTH IT?

For most, swim spas are completely worth it. Some of the top benefits of owning and using a swim spa on a regular basis can include:

• Increased home value
• Better quality of life
• Improved backyard lifestyle
• Improved overall health
• Reduced stress
• Weight maintenance
• Eased muscle tension
• Soothed joint pain
• Improved sleep patterns
• Better post-injury recovery

WHICH POOLS ARE BEST?

The best pools depend on the design, manufacturing and materials behind it. The best pools tend to have a higher price point, to pay for the higher-quality craftsmanship and materials to ensure a sound product. The best pools tend to have fewer costly repairs, reduced risk of leaking, enhanced style and aesthetic, and a longer lifespan.

High-quality pool materials you should be looking for can include:

• Steel-reinforced concrete
• Plaster
• Shotcrete or gunite finishes
• Tile, stone and pebble aggregate surfaces
• Fiberglass
• Vinyl lining

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF AN ABOVE-GROUND POOL?

Enhanced safety: access to the pool can be blocked off by a latched/locked gate
Cost-effective: installing an above-ground swimming pool with a ladder or small deck can help cut costs
Mobility: easier to dismantle and relocate if you were to move houses and wanted to bring the pool with you
Faster installation: above-ground pools offer a faster installation process since you do not have to dig and install underground

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF AN IN-GROUND POOL?

Functionality: built directly into the landscape, in-ground pools can become one with the backyard, creating a more complete outdoor space with different areas for entertainment
Aesthetic: complete with stone surfaces, water features, flower gardens, and exterior lighting, the installation of an in-ground pool can help create a beautiful backyard paradise
Home value: permanent and enjoyable, an in-ground pool might boost the value of your home or make it more of a hot commodity while on the market.
Longevity: expertly-installed and surrounded with concrete, in-ground pool installations tend to last much longer than above-ground ones, with added protection from the elements and a more permanent structure

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