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Optimizing Your Aptos Swimming Pool or Hot Tub

coastal fog in the Santa Cruz mountains, photo by Bill Swandaman

Cool evenings and coastal fog make Aptos a great place for a hot tub. Add in your active Santa Cruz lifestyle and the desire to cool off without the sand and salt, and you may be thinking about whether or not your pool and spa are up-to-date.

Whether you already have a swimming pool or are looking to add a hot tub to the mix, at Surf City Pool Spa and Solar we can help get you set up right. We can also make your Aptos oasis easy on your body, the environment, and your budget!

Although we are fully licensed swimming pool contractors, that is not what we do. We specialize in hot tubs and spas and also fixing up your existing swimming pool equipment. And of course, we also specialize in solar heating systems for your pool and hot tub.

Time to come in from the cold, Aptos!

We love the beach as much as anyone here in SC County, it is gorgeous, a lot of fun, and really refreshing on a hot day. But let’s be honest, most of the time, for most of us mere mortals (as opposed to those seal-human hybrids who can be seen surfing year round) the water is just a bit…shall we say, brisk? OK, it is down right cold!

Santa Cruz County surfing in COLD water

So if you are not interested in surfing and tired of having sand in your suit, you might be thinking about spending more time in the swimming pool. We can make your swimming pool more environmentally friendly (not to mention budget-friendly) by setting you up with a solar heating system. Yes, even with our fog, we do get enough sunshine that we can heat a pool that way, extending the swimming pool season so it is much longer than beach swimming weather.

Some of the other things to consider are your filtration system and your purification system. Since you are probably inviting the entire city of Aptos to your backyard pool, you don’t need to chlorinate your pool to the same level that a public pool would. In fact, you don’t actually have to use chlorine at all. You can instead have a saltwater pool!

Saltwater Pools are Gentler on Your Body

saltwater pool is not like diving in the ocean

While it is called a saltwater pool, don’t think you will be swimming in an aquarium. You won’t be able to keep your fish in the pool with you, and you won’t be growing other sea creatures and vegetation either.

It is true that saltwater purification systems don’t use chlorine. However “salt” is converted to chlorine as part of the process. But it is still much gentler on your body, your hair, and your eyes–and your swimming suit. Most people find they can swim in a saltwater pool without needing goggles–if they typically use goggles to protect from the chlorine.

We can also discuss various options for keeping your Aptos hot tub or spa sparkling clean as well.

Whether we are installing a spa for you, upgrading your current swimming pool pumps, motors, heaters, or filters, we are happy to discuss options to help save you money. With our decades of experience, we can often either refurbish your equipment or find other spas we can refurbish and install for you.

Santa Cruz hot tub selection

In the end, the decision will always be yours. We won’t push you one way or the other. For some people having the most modern spa with all the “bells & whistles” is super important. For other people, a basic hot tub that works really well and will last them for many years is the way to go.

Aptos California beach at sunset, perfect time to get in a hot tub

While you might not be able to see the concrete ship from your backyard, don’t you think it is time to kick back and watch the stars from your own hot tub?