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3 Reasons a Spa can change your life, Bundaberg

Interesting info about hydrotherapy in spas.. and how they can work for you.

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For me there are Key three factors at work in a spa: heat, buoyancy and massage. Together, they create a relaxing, soothing experience.

Lets look at the factors separately..
1/ Immersing your body in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, increasing circulation. making your feel great !
2/ The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by around 90% relieving pressure on joints and muscles and creates the relaxing sensation of weightlessness. Makes you feel great again…
3/ The massaging effect in a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm water and air bubbles through jet nozzles. This“energised” stream of water and air bubbles loosens tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Feel great again..

There is more to a spa than just a good hydro-massage. It’s also your own private retreat that leaves you feeling mentally and emotionally refreshed. Around fifteen minutes in the morning can awaken and revive you.
Repeat the process before bedtime can make it easier to drift into a deep, restful sleep. I’ll bet you want to feel refreshed and ready to go every day. Help your body recover and you will enjoy life EVERY DAY… See the team at Agro trend and see first hand how a spa will help you get the most out of life..feel free to ask any questions about spas.. insulation, running cost, heating, sanitising.. in fact keep an eye out and we’ll be writing some blog posts about all these issues in the coming week.. check the Lifestyle Spa range at  http://lifestylesolutionscentre.com/lifestyle-solutions/spas/catalogue/

Designing The Right Pool For You

Recent worrying trends to popular computer games and related activities are reducing interaction with family and friends. The inclusion of a pool or spa is a fabulous way to encourage regular interactions with both friends and family so when you are considering a pool or spa you must be sure careful consideration is given to ensure the design takes into account the landscape and entertaining areas. Any project of this nature is a large investment so it is critical to get it right.

Key Factors to Consider
Position the pool or spa to aim for 60-70% of sunshine, leaving time to get respite from the sun during seasonal change of the suns path.
Place your pool for the best aesthetic position and to give any water feature or other feature, prime location.
What size of your pool & shape, location of entry to pool or spa?
Consider the number & age of the users, what do you intend using the pool for? exercise, entertaining, cooling off, games?? The shape of the pool should be reflective of the home design.
Don’t forget about traffic at the gate & into the pool. Also the location of tables & chairs needs to be considered when locating the fence & gate and the steps into the pool.
Also, people often overlook the choice of fresh or salt water and chlorine injection because you need to take into account allergies or irritations.

A Pool?… Or a Spa?
This is often dictated by the area although time to maintain is another factor. Ease & cost of heating a spa in a short time is more recently swinging clients to heated spas, or swim spas; their high pressure jets to swim against will allow swimming in a far smaller area. Spas are more oftenly used all year round, where pools have 8-9 month use with seasonal effects.

The most important thing to consider is planning, take into account the issues mentioned about and make notes of any site specific issues that need to be considered.

Next set a budget to complete the project. Then make an appointment to come and see the friendly staff at Lifestyle Soutions Centre so a project can be designed to the budget that is appropriate for your scope of works.

Call and make an appointment to discuss your project today,  we are available to make time for you, even after office hours. If you need all our contact details, just view them on our http://www.lifestylesolutions.com.au

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Salt water Swimming Pools pro’s and cons

Choose the right Pool Sanatiser for your Swimming pool

Lets clear up one thing right from the start… Salt water pool does actually create its own chlorine to sanatise your pool.. The advantage for the pool owner is the pool doesn’t actually required added chlorine (in most situations), and less irritation for people who are sensitive to the added chemicals. Salt water tends to be much softer than chlorinated water, so it’s much more pleasurable to swim in, and is much less harsh on your skin. In addition, a salt water pool usually has a much lower concentration of chlorine than a chlorinated pool.

Running costs are reduced as bagged salt currently is more economical than liquid chlorine that is injected into your pool. Just to be clear though, Salt water pools do in fact use chlorine to sanitize and the water. So if you are not adding chlorine tablets or shock, how does that work?

It works because of the chemical composition of salt, which is made up of chlorine and sodium. Within the salt water system is a unit called a salt-chlorine generator, which uses electrolysis to generate chlorine by separating the sodium and chlorine molecules in the salt you add to the pool. As the generator unit separates out the chlorine, it’s returned to the pool, where it keeps the water clean and sanitary.

A well-maintained salt pool is an absolute delight to swim in, with softer, more comfortable water that doesn’t irritate. It doesn’t taste salty, either, as you might think, because it has such a low concentration of salt that it’s officially considered to be fresh water!  In the ocean, the salt concentration is between 20,000 to 35,000 parts per million, whereas in a salt water pool, it’s just 2,600 to 3,200.

Finally, don’t be fooled into thinking that a salt water pool maintains itself. It doesn’t. You still need to check PH levels and carry out other maintenance tasks. However, you’ll benefit from lower maintenance costs and a more enjoyable swimming experience, which definitely makes it worthwhile.

ORP Chlorine & acid injection controllers actually vary the input of both chlorine and acid into the pool according to the bather load and weather conditions. The control unit continually tests the water at pre determined times during operation to modulate the inputs to reflect the pool use. Where as a Salt water pool chlorine production is controlled simply by manual control of the timer to estimate the time required to accomodate the seasonal changes & bather load. Its quite simple really but worth considering when you are building a new pool.

Call in and discuss your needs at Lifestyle Solutions centre, 78 Mt Perry Road North Bundaberg.