Hot Tub Steps

Hot Tub Steps Redwood PlasticHot tub steps are not only an important safety feature of spas, but also make it easier to get into and out of the hot tub.  Especially taller hot tubs are hard to climb into without a set of steps.  Even the shallow ones need the steps though, since it is safer and easier to get into the spa that way.

For in-deck installations, it is recommended to raise the edge of the spa by 13″.  That way a set of steps with 2 tiers can fit evenly with the hot tub as well.  Another reason you would want to not make an in-deck installation of a hot tub exactly even with the floor is that debris tends to get into the hot tub easier that way, the cover is harder to tie down and it is a pain to stoop down all the way to the ground to check chemicals.

Hot tubs are supposed to be relaxing, so maintaining one and entering/exiting one should not be a chore.

Types of Steps

There are wooden steps and new plastic steps with safety treads.  The wooden steps are outdated since they not only may splinter but require periodic maintenance and restraining to keep up their appearance.  The new plastic steps come in a variety of colors to match the type of color on your spa skirt, and by the way that skirt is now probably made of plastic/PVC materials as well.  Although wood used to be the norm when it came to hot tub cabinets and steps, in the last decade the plastics have become much more popular for that very reason. They require no maintenance, and maintenance is what a hot tub owner wants to minimize.

Of the plastic steps available, there are 2 tier steps (around 13-15″ tall depending on the step) and there are 3 tier steps for tall spas.  Note that if you purchase a 3 tier step, most counties require a safety rail, whereas a railing on a 2 tier step is not usually used or optional.  You can purchase a separate handrail that mounts to the cabinet with or without our steps as well.

The hot tub steps are made of durable, fade-resistant plastic and also have grooved treads for slip resistance.

The HS2 Handi-Step is an example of an affordable step that is durable and versatile.  The HS2 allows you to turn around the treads to fit up against either a straight-sided spa or a round hot tub.  These come in a variety of colors.

Hot Tub Steps and AccessoriesThere are also storage steps with hinged lids where items can be stored under the upper step tier to access the step’s interior.  Some of the steps in the Leisure Accent line are 36″ wide and ship fully assembled.  They are 14″ high and have 2 treads.  The storage compartment can be removed for easy cleaning in this type of step.  They also come in an extra wide configuration of 74″ wide.

These steps can support up to 300 lbs.  If you’re over that, then you may have an issue with water overflowing out of the tub as well.

The Signature Spa Steps with 3 treads include the hand railing and it is 24″ high to the top step.  These dual handrails are ideal for the ultimate in safety for getting into and out of tall spas.  Of course this 3 tier step also has a drink holder and towel bar as part of the railing feature.

Now if you really want to get fancy, there is also a 4 tread step with 2 rails. Just message the folks over at info@hottuboutpost.com for your custom made step.

Get all your hot tub steps and accessories at America’s Hot Tub Outpost. Visit www.HotTubOutpost.com now for more info.

Benefits of Buying Replacement Spa Parts Online

buy replacement spa parts CanadaHot tubs are a wonderful accessory to have in a home. They offer a convenient means of relaxation, offer therapeutic hydrotherapy, and are a great focal point for any backyard party. But they also require a great deal of regular care and maintenance in order to function at their highest capacity. In addition, ensuring that the cleanliness and sanitation of the water is maintained is also very important for both your safety and the spa equipment.

Buying a hot tub and all its accessories is a big investment, which is why it’s in your best interests to care for it properly. When it comes time to buy replacement spa parts Canada, a great way to save money time is to buy these components online. Here are just some of the benefits of buying replacement spa parts at Canada’s Hot Tub Superstore:

Affordability – Purchasing all your replacement spa parts online can save you big when it comes to cost. The main reason is because consumers are purchasing directly from the supplier, rather than have to go through a middleman who will have to increase the cost in order or the retailer who needs to make a profit. Instead, buying direct can help you save.  There are also many quality replacement parts designed to fit the top models of spas – without the additional cost added on for the label when you buy it from your spa retailer.

Convenience – How convenient and easy is it to be able to shop from the comfort of your home, without having to fight the crowds at a retail store! Shopping online affords you with this convenience, where you can browse through hundreds of products to help you find exactly what you are looking for when it comes to replacement spa parts.  Not sure what you need or exact size?  Call our toll free hot line to get the right part for your spa make and model.

Range of Choices – The choices are seemingly endless when you shop for spa parts online at the Hot Tub Superstore. Whereas at typical retail stores the inventory is somewhat limited, the choices you have on our website are much more vast since we keep a huge warehouse of inventory on hand.  We can help you get exactly what you’re looking for and if we don’t stock it – we can find it!

Clear Descriptions – Online shops for spa replacement parts often come with replacement spa parts Canadadetailed descriptions of the products, as well as dimensions or how to measure tips. Even if you don’t find this information online, you can call our friendly advisors and they will help you find the spa parts and accessories you need.

Whatever spa part you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it at The Hot Tub Superstore! Browse their online showroom today and take advantage of their low prices and great selection.  Shipping is free in Canada with any orders over $200!  Visit www.thehottubsuperstore.com today and get your hot tub up and running.

Buy Swimming Pool Supplies

If you have the funds and resources, you can include a swimming pool in your residential home plans. Incorporating a pool in your backyard landscaping can provide you and your family with plenty of fun in the warm months of the year. Pools provide families with enjoyment, as well as a great way to entertain friends and celebrate children’s birthdays. Of course, there is a certain responsibility that comes with being a pool owner. You have to maintain the components of the pool, as well as keep the pool and the water clean. There are plenty of pool supplies out there to help you maintain these factors. In addition, there are many accessories that you can purchase that go beyond the safety of the water and provide great fun and convenience to the pool’s occupants.

Pool Supplies to Consider

Some of the more important things to consider when you decide to buy swimming pool supplies are the safety and cleanliness of the pool. For example, pool covers are essential to protect children and pets from accidentally falling into the water when they become curious or are playing in the area. In addition, the pool cover also protects your pool from harsh weather conditions and from the sun’s rays.

Pool chemicals are also necessary to keep the water healthy and safe to swim in. Skimmers and vacuums are also essential to keeping the pool walls, bottom and water clean. The filters and pumps will help to keep dirt and debris out of the pool water, which is essential to maintain the safety and cleanliness of the pool water.

In addition to these safety oriented supplies, you can buy swimming pool supplies that add to the enjoyment and fun of swimming. In addition to the supplies mentioned above, consider some of the following:

• Fountains and waterfalls
• Water purifiers
• Fun floaters
• Pool toys
• Loungers and mattresses
• Goggles, masks and snorkels
• Pool alarms and lights
• Pool games
• Hoses
• Inflatables
• Hardware parts
• Spa signs
• Test kits
• Thermometers and clocks
• Rope kits, life lines and buoys

You can really turn your pool into an all encompassing play area that will give you loads of fun throughout the summer months. Check out the whole line of pool supplies, chemicals, accessories and more at HotTubOutpost.com, and save on free shipping.