In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the factors to consider when selecting jets for your new hot tub. From the number of jets you’re using to where they’re placed and which type and size they comprise, there are several areas to keep in mind when thinking about this important part of your hot tub.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re proud to offer high-quality Bullfrog Spa products as one of their authorized dealers in Utah — and jets are just one of several areas we’ll assist you with as you move through the process of designing and ordering the perfect hot tub. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll look at a few additional jet-related concepts to think about during this process.
Power and Other Customization Elements
Modern hot tubs allow for plenty of customization, and the jets are no exception. You’ll have a range of power options to choose from, as well as different nozzle shapes and sizes that will impact how the jet stream feels on your skin. Other customization options might include the ability to turn jets off or on individually, or to change their direction.
The important thing is to tailor the jets in your hot tub to fit your needs — and our team can help you with that. We’ll work with you to understand how you plan on using your hot tub and what types of jets will deliver the experience you’re hoping for.
Water Management and Filtration
Another important consideration as you select jets for your new hot tub has to do with the filtration system. Jets can create a lot of turbulence in the water, which can increase the load on your filter and shorten its lifespan.
That’s why it’s important to select jets that produce minimal turbulence and work well with your chosen filtration system. We can help you find the right jets for your needs and ensure that they’ll work harmoniously with the rest of your hot tub components.
Pump Flow Rate
Down related lines, it’s important to look at the right metrics when looking to determine hot tub jet power, especially if you plan to use jets for massaging or related themes. Specifically, you should be looking at flow rate rather than horsepower rating — this is the amount of water that a jet can move in a minute, and it’s a more accurate metric for determining how strong a jet is.
When looking at pump flow rate, you’ll want to find one that’s equivalent to or greater than the flow rate of your chosen jets. This will ensure that the pump can keep up with the jets and maintain optimal water pressure.
For more on hot tub jet selection and related factors, or to learn about any of our spa or swimming pool products for clients throughout Utah, contact the team at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.