Hot tubs and spas are a multimillion dollar business in the United States. As these amenities increase their appeal, they are becoming more and more common in health spas, locker rooms, hotels, cruise ships, and especially in the home. This book will provide you with all the information you need to know about hot tubs and spas, whether you are looking to buy one or already own one. In this book, you will learn how to determine what you want and what you need, how to clean your spa, how to install your spa, and how to control the settings on your spa. You will learn about the health benefits of hot water, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chromotherapy, and Watsu. You will also learn about soft sided spas, acrylic spas, cabinets, pumps, flow rate, skimmers, suction ports and drains, jets, special waters, covers, ozonators, heaters, permanent spas, blowers, spa packs, plumbing issues, alkalinity, water hardness, temperature, sanitisers, oxidisers, water analysis, the PH scale, and test kits. Also included is a discussion of cartridges, including sand and diatomaceous earth (DE), and water chemistry.
Additionally, the book provides tips for buying, realistic cost estimates, winterising, and upgrade options. You will also find countless tricks and tools of the trade, as well as a directory of websites and manufacturers that sell low-cost replacement parts. This book is a source for easy-to-understand instructions for installation and repair and much, much more. Whether you have a spa or hot tub for personal use or you are a business in the health care industry, this book will be your ultimate resource for buying, installing, and caring for your spa. The author's vast knowledge on the topic makes this book an engaging read that will simultaneously teach you everything you need to know.
His background in pool maintenance began on his dad's country club in Clovis, New Mexico, in 1976. Ten years later, he opened his own business delivering and setting up spas and doing pool work along with installing in-ground foundations for manufactured homes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He moved to Ocala, Florida, in 1998 and opened Dan's Perfect Pool Service, Pool Palace, Mount View Enterprises, LLC, and then D & C Enterprises. In 2007, he could not resist the chance to re-open another service company. He has worked on many fabulous pools for celebrities in Ocala, including John Travolta and Kelly Preston; Terri Jones-Thayer, former Miss World and Revlon(R)'s perfect Charlie Girl;" and Brock Marion, a former Dallas Cowboy. Dan graduated from Boys Ranch High School in Texas in 1971, and from General Motors Technical School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1972. He attended Amarillo College for auto mechanics and studied mechanical engineering at Tacoma Community College in Washington. Besides a career as a pool professional, Dan is a licensed Realtor(R) in Florida and a partner with his wife, Carol, in real estate for a local brokerage. He has two daughters, Randi and Marcie, and two sons, Matthew and Michael. His pride is his grandkids: Austin Shane, Kenzy Marie, Shelby Lyn, and Seth Randall. For those needing assistance, Dan has a page on his Web site, www.bhpoolandspabook.com, to answer questions for people who have purchased this book.