10 Winter Tips for Hot Tub Care

Keep your Hot Tub warm and working this winter! As we’re starting to see colder temperatures, it’s important to be mindful of your Hot Tub staying toasty and operational. Lack of heat or regular circulation can cause problems you’ll want to avoid!  Clean your filters! Dirty filters can restrict flow and cause poor circulation. Dirty … Read More

Buyers guide to the perfect fit

With so many spa models to choose from here’s a few tips to help you decide. How will you be using your new tub? Will it be an intimate place for you to renew and relax or a place to gather with your family and friends? By answering this simple question it  will help you … Read More

Baby it’s cold outside!

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday, for a few days or few weeks, remember NEVER turn down the temperature setting of your tub. And NEVER NEVER shut it off. You may safe a little on your electric bill but cold end up paying a higher price for repairs. Give us a call … Read More

There’s an App for that!

If you own a Hot Spring Spa, did you know that there’s a way to keep you in touch with your spa even when you’re not home. Hot Spring Spas has come up with NEW Connextion which allows you to stay in touch with your hot tub from anywhere and at anytime. With the subscription … Read More

OMG…my hot tub water is green!

Green, cloudy spa water? Have you been neglecting your hot tub lately? Too busy enjoy this beautiful Alaska summer: out camping, hiking, hanging out at the lake and fishing? And now your hot tub water looks more like something out of a scary horror movie? Not to panic, we’re here for you. Give us a … Read More

Lifespan of a hot tub

The lifespan of a spa depends on the quality of product, and the owner’s care. We have 20+ year old Hot Spring Spas brand spas still in operation outdoors in Alaska. Something to keep in mind is that there’s weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks that you’ll need to do to maintain your hot tub. Don’t … Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Own a Hot Tub

Top 10 Reasons to Own a Hot Tub

There are many reasons to own a hot tub these days.  Whether its for health purposes, family time, or simply a leisurely lifestyle, the benefits are tremendous. We’ve compiled these 10 reasons you should own a hot tub. Stress Relief – We all know this one.  Hot tubs help promote relaxation. When you’re immersed in … Read More

Draining and cleaning your Hot Spring Spa

Draining and cleaning your Hot Spring Spa

You’ve got to love YouTube. We found this great video that shows you how to drain, clean and refill your hot tub. Great reference guide if you’re in the middle of your cleaning project and need some assistance.   (Video provided by Tool Dude Tony)

The How To: To Quick Heat Up Your Hot Tub

The How To: To Quick Heat Up Your Hot Tub

If you haven’t used your hot tub in a while, your spa is not even close to being ready to use yet. Wondering how long it will take to heat the water so it’s ready for use? Here’s a few steps to help you with the process, because after all, who wants to wait for … Read More

Hot Tub Cover Maintenance

Hot Tub Cover Maintenance

With the recent high winds in Anchorage, we felt that it is a great time to talk about our spa covers.   Many of you know the importance of maintaining your hot tub cover (and using it!) but there are some of us who just don’t know! Well, we want to educate you with some … Read More

First snow of the season!

First snow of the season!

With rain turning into snow this week, it’s was beautiful to wake up to a winter wonderland. This also means that winter is coming. One thing is for sure, there’s nothing you can do about that. However, there are a few steps you can take so the cold doesn’t damage your hot tub which often … Read More

Relay ® and Kauai ®

Relay ® and Kauai ®

 Tub of the Month | There’s 2!   We had such great success with our two tubs of the month we’re doing it again!* One for our Anchorage showroom and the other is in our Eagle River showroom. The Relay ® provides stylish comfort. The first is our Relay ® by Hot Spring which is featured at our Anchorage … Read More

Should I Winterize My Hot Tub?

Should I Winterize My Hot Tub?

Have you noticed it getting colder?  Lots of rain and lots of wind are a common sign that our summer months are over and the autumn colors and weeks (days!) are upon us.  We need to face the facts that we are transitioning into winter months. Fear not, Alaskans!  We are tough and this winter … Read More

Hot Tub Water Care

Water Care Now that you have your hot tub home, it’s time to maintain the water!  If this is your first hot tub, your first time doing maintenance or you just need a quick tip on water care, this article is for you! These basic hot tub chemistry tips will keep your spa running great … Read More

Tubs of the Month

Tubs of the Month

Tubs of the Month Wow!  What a great two weeks we had at the Alaska State Fair!  We met so many people and are thrilled to have as many people stop by our booths. Now that things have been moved and we’re back in our showrooms, we wanted to share our TWO tubs of the … Read More

Alaska State Fair

Alaska State Fair

It’s finally here! Can you believe that we have already completed the first weekend of the Alaska State Fair?  Where has this summer gone and why is the rain here? Ok, we get it, fair season has a lot of rain!  We’re Alaskans, we can deal with it. If you haven’t had a chance to … Read More

Backyard Consultation

Backyard Consultation

Get Ready for Your Future Hot Tub The Backyard Consultation is one of the most important steps for purchasing a hot tub (next to actually purchasing a hot tub, of course).  This is where we sit down and plan everything out such as: Location of your future hot tub – You tell us where you … Read More

Increase Mobility

Increase Mobility

Arthritis Benefits If you are one of the 46 million Americans affected by arthritis, soaking in your Hot Spring spa can help ease your pain. Joint inflammation from arthritis causes swelling, pain and stiffness, often resulting in the loss of joint movement or function. Immersion in warm water produces hydrostatic pressure on the body that … Read More

A Better Night’s Sleep

A Better Night’s Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia more than one night a week. Find out how spending time in your spa before going to bed can lead to a deeper and more peaceful sleep.

Hydromassage Benefits

Hydromassage Benefits

There are three factors at work in a spa: heat, buoyancy and massage. Working together, they create a totally relaxing hydromassage experience. The heat in a hot tub raises your body temperature, increasing circulation. The buoyancy of the hot tub reduces your body weight by 90%*, relieving pressure on muscles and joints with a relaxing … Read More

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

Your spa cover is more than an attractive accessory. It’s also has the very important job of holding in heat when your spa is not in use, helping to reduce energy consumption and keep energy costs low. The cover also prevents excess evaporation, helping you conserve water, and it prevents debris and objects that could … Read More

Sleep Better

Sleep Better

Why do I sleep better after a soak in the hot tub? Many people struggle to wind down completely at the end of the day, in order to get a complete and restful night of sleep. In fact, in his groundbreaking book, Undoing Perpetual Stress, Dr. Richard O’Connor makes a solid case that the human … Read More

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

It’s Friday night. You promised that special someone a romantic date night but you’ve just sat in an hour of traffic and your back hurts. Getting gussied up to go out is the last thing you want to do. So skip the dinner and movie and head back to your Hot Spring hot tub for … Read More

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

Take Your Relaxation to a Whole New Level. Taking time to relax and destress is an important element of maintaining a balanced life. Being immersed in warm water has been proven to help you relax both physically and mentally, and even helps your body turn down the “fight or flight” response we have to stress. … Read More

The How To: To Quick Heat Up Your Hot Tub

If you haven’t used your hot tub in a while, your spa is not even close to being ready to use yet. Wondering how long it will take to heat the water so it’s ready for use? Here’s a few steps to help you with the process, because after all, who wants to wait for … Read More

Does your hot tub have dandruff – white flakes?

Were you enjoying a nice soak recently and then noticed white flakes floating around in your hot tub? Your tub has dandruff…how can that be?! I know what you’re thinking, they look gross and you just want them gone. To be able to get rid of them we first have to look at are the … Read More

Enjoy Peace of Mind with ACE

Enjoy peace of mind knowing the optional ACE Salt Water System is creating the sanitizes you need to keep spa water sparkling — even if you haven’t given water care a thought. Only Hot Spring offers this automated, low-maintenance saltwater system that enhances the quality of your spa water. Here’s a simple diagram showing you … Read More

Covana Cover for Peace & Privacy

Spa pleasure simplified all year round! Covana products offer solutions to cover spas. It is fully automated and can be raised and lowered using the safety key switch. You no longer have to fight to remove the cover manually. In addition, Covana’s weather sealing system and high insulating value ensure optimal heat retention resulting in … Read More

The hot tub that is “just right”!

The hot tub that is “just right”!

The Thaitian hot tub has been often described as “just right”. Perfect addition if you like to have friends over or a way to complement your workout routine, this spa won’t disappoint you. Relax in this model knowing that it’s loaded with hot tub features that you’ll be able to enjoy day-in and day-out. The … Read More

Hot Tub Hand & Wrist Exercises

We’re always about sharing great tips. You’ll find this week tip about wrist and hand exercises, especially perfect if you suffer from Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. These hand and wrist exercises are great to help you increase finger, hand, and wrist mobility and range of motion.     Another great place to look for … Read More

31 Day Challenge is back!

31 Day Challenge is back!

31 DAY CHALLENGE January is only a few days away and so is our 31 Day Challenge Event! Do you think you have what it takes to dive into the New Year? What better way to start 2016 than in your hot tub!  If you haven’t played before, here’s how it works. Download our handy … Read More

7th Annual Polar Plunge – 2015

The 7th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alaska was last Saturday, December 19, at Goose Lake in Anchorage. If you’ve never attend it or hear of it, the Polar Plunge is a great opportunity for both individuals and organizations to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes. You’re supporting a good cause and also have a … Read More

More Health Benefits to Hot Tubbing

Spending time in your hot tub has become more than a luxury this days but a highly pleasurable experience with several health benefits, too. Plus you’re probably the envy of the neighborhood.  Here’s 5 reasons soaking is highly beneficial for your health and well-being. Circulation When you step into a hot tub the heat of … Read More

DIYer’s love this simple home improvement project!

DIYer’s love this simple home improvement project!

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. This is the time where many folks start thinking about home improvements and makeovers.  We’ve compiled a few ideas that will enhance your backyard and possibly your quality of life too! Our favorite affordable home improvement is one that brings the entire family together for … Read More

How to Choose Your Hot Tub Foundation

How to Choose Your Hot Tub Foundation

Thinking about getting a hot tub, but not sure where to put it?  There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing the perfect place for your hot tub that will enhance your enjoyment. If you live in an area that’s gets snow, or other bad weather, we highly suggest placing … Read More

What’s the difference between 110v and 220v hot tubs?

What’s the difference between 110v and 220v hot tubs?

110V One of the nicest things about 110v or “plug and play” hot tubs is that once it’s sitting in your backyard, all you have to do to enjoy it is fill it up and plug it in. You don’t need to hire an electrician and hard wire anything. Because it only draws 11 amps, … Read More

It’s Football Season! 7 Ways a Hot Tub is Better than a Couch

It’s Football Season! 7 Ways a Hot Tub is Better than a Couch

Football season is upon us! Couches across America are anxiously awaiting our undivided attention as we gather round to cheer on our favorite team. But this season, let’s do something different! Let’s throw caution to the wind and give our backsides a much needed change! Go you! Here are 7 ways a hot tub is … Read More

Is Your Deck ready for the new arrival?

                You are thinking of taking the plunge and buying a hot tub but…don’t know where it’s going? We have put together a list for you to think about, that will make the process enjoyable and less stressful.   Where will I put my new hot tub? Maybe … Read More

Is your Hot Tub Cover Heavy?

Are you noticing that your hot tub cover is getting too heavy? You’re not alone, that is one most common mistakes made by hot tub owners. And most people don’t realize that there’s a problem until it’s too late. The first thing you need to know is that a ‘healthy’ hot tub cover normally weighs … Read More

Be proactive in your health and…

Work, kids, house projects…the list goes on. And by the end of the day you may be left with aches, pains and stress. Owning a hot tub now-a-days is more than a luxury it’s a necessity, especially as our lives get busier and busier. It might be just what the doctor ordered to help you … Read More

Easy Spa Care Guide Tips

Our Spa Care Guide manual is now available to download, just click on the link below. You can print it or save it on your smarthphone phone or tablet and always have it at your fingertips. Spa Care guide Happy Soaking!   907-563-3848  | www.alaskaspa.com

First snow of the season!

With rain turning into snow this week, it’s was beautiful to wake up to a winter wonderland. This also means that winter is coming. One thing is for sure, there’s nothing you can do about that. However, there are a few steps you can take so the cold doesn’t damage your hot tub which often … Read More

Will 20 Minutes In My Spa Really Matter?

Will 20 Minutes In My Spa Really Matter?

We truly believe it will. At Caldera Spas, we believe it because we live it, and 20-minute renewal is part of our daily lives. From personal experience, we believe that 20-minutes a day can help you release tension, relax muscles and let go of all the clutter in your head. Science seems to concur. Recently, … Read More

What Should I Do Before My Hot Tub Arrives?

What Should I Do Before My Hot Tub Arrives?

Once you’ve decided to buy a hot tub, there are quite a few jobs to complete to prepare for its arrival. Your local Caldera Spas dealer can walk you through the process in a step-by-step way and provide detailed pre-delivery instructions that will make the task feel completely manageable. Our goal here is not to answer every … Read More

What Is Hot Tub Circuit Therapy And How Does It Work?

What Is Hot Tub Circuit Therapy And How Does It Work?

A Caldera Spas Hot Tub serves many purposes, including enhancing family time and allowing you to relax both mind and body. They also have a physically therapeutic benefit. Hot tubs are often used to release muscular tension or to help in the recovery of overworked muscles. What Is Hot Tub Circuit Therapy? A Caldera Spas … Read More

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 2

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 2

This is the second post in a two part series on how a hot tub can improve your fitness routine. Read part one here. A fully integrated workout strategy should go beyond the actual workout to include important essentials such as nutrition, rest and recovery time. Can I Stretch In My Hot Tub? Dynamic stretching is … Read More

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 1

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 1

A fully integrated exercise strategy should go beyond the actual workout to include important essentials such as nutrition, rest and recovery time. This is the first post in a two part series on how a hot tub can improve your fitness routine. Recovery refers to techniques and actions taken to maximize your body’s ability to … Read More

What Can I Do With My Hot Tub Water When It’s Time To Change It?

What Can I Do With My Hot Tub Water When It’s Time To Change It?

There’s a great deal of attention on water conservation and smart water use, especially in areas of the country where rain or snowfall are below normal levels. Here are some tips to using your old spa water wisely. The water in your hot tub can be recycled for use around your home, decreasing the amount … Read More

Is A Test Soak Helpful Before Buying A Hot Tub?

Is A Test Soak Helpful Before Buying A Hot Tub?

At first, it seems a little odd – you narrow down the list of hot tubs you’re interested in, then go to the dealer, slip into your swimsuit and climb into a hot tub, right there on the showroom floor. If your dealer offers a test soak, take advantage of it. It’s a great way … Read More

Invest In Your Wellness Success –20-Minutes at a Time

Invest In Your Wellness Success –20-Minutes at a Time

When life gets busy—and it always does—it’s easy to let our wellness routines become anything but routine. And while taking some time for ourselves can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to become an afterthought.  Activities like exercise, meditation and personal reflection may very well be the missing ingredient to jump-starting productivity and regaining a … Read More

To Stay Connected, Try Being Less “Connected”

To Stay Connected, Try Being Less “Connected”

When people talk about staying connected to one another these days, we tend to think first of social media. With Facebook and Twitter, we can stay connected all day, every day. In fact, you’ll learn what people are having for breakfast, where they’re “checking in” and see adorable photos of their pets drinking from the … Read More

Family Fun: Connection & Conversation in the Hot Tub

Family Fun: Connection & Conversation in the Hot Tub

In this day and age of texting, Facebook, smartphones and the Internet, it becomes harder to unplug and spend quality time with people you love. Or at least it is for me. Anyone else? Various studies (a few which are outlined in this Forbes article) describe how being constantly “plugged in” takes a toll on us physically, emotionally, … Read More

Hot Tub Benefits for Your Fitness Routine

Hot Tub Benefits for Your Fitness Routine

If you’re physically active like I am, I’m sure you’ve dealt with workout plateaus or slow recovery time due to sore, fatigued muscles. If you’re facing these issues, it’s time to ramp up your total fitness strategy. And you can start right in your Caldera hot tub. Physical benefits of hot tub use. Water is … Read More

The 10-Day Experiment. Are You In?

The 10-Day Experiment. Are You In?

We’re hot tubbers. We know that using a hot tub as part of a daily routine leads to positive results for the mind and body. We believe the best hot tub benefits come with frequent soaks and we want to “test the theory,” so to speak. So we’re looking for a few volunteers to join … Read More

The Power of Water: Top 5 Benefits of Water Immersion

The Power of Water: Top 5 Benefits of Water Immersion

For centuries people have sought the wellness benefits of immersing themselves in water. From the Roman baths to today’s Caldera hot tub our attraction to water continues to help us think and feel our best. Whether it’s to soothe aches and pains, or to calm a restless mind, the transformative effect of water is quite … Read More

Soak Yourself to Sleep: A Natural Sleep Aid

Soak Yourself to Sleep: A Natural Sleep Aid

Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep. Other times, I’ll wake up and can’t get back to sleep. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it seems to stick around for a while. Both situations are frustrating, especially when the alarm clock goes off in the morning. Evidently, I’m not alone. According to … Read More

Can My Hot Tub Improve My Sleep?

Can My Hot Tub Improve My Sleep?

Sleep is normally preceded by a drop in body temperature. If that’s true, how could a hot tub help? First, soaking in a hot tub helps you relax mentally while the water’s buoyancy helps decompress your joints. Your circulation increases while your blood pressure and heart rate decreases, helping you reach a resting state. In … Read More

Advanced controls, simple operation

    Convenient Control The Highlife Collection Grandee® and Envoy® models feature the latest in spa control technology with a wireless touchscreen remote control. The control is large, waterproof; and, with color LCD touchscreen, intuitive icons and menus that are easy to read by day or night. Conveniently adjust spa functions from your favorite seat … Read More

All portable pools need a Flippin’ Frog!

With the incredible warm summer that we’re having you might have picked up an above ground pool to help you stay cool. But now what? You don’t want to be chained to pool maintenance. That portable backyard pool is there for a reason… FUN!   Flippin’ FROG* keeps it that way with its patented minerals … Read More

Fun weekend outdoor activities

It’s never to early to start thinking about the weekend. With life keeping you busy between to-do lists and kids activities, it’s easy to miss out on quality time in your hot tub as well simply spending time outdoors. We’ve come up with a list of few for you to enjoy, but feel free to … Read More

4 Hot tub gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s day is tomorrow, and if you haven’t done anything about it yet…well, it’s still not to late. We’ve come up with 4 of the Waterworks top favorites accessories for your hot tubbing dad. We’ve got something for every dad and all make great gifts for Father’s Day!!     1. The TowelBar. This is … Read More

Tubbing in hot days to stay cool!

As we Alaskan are not used to this hot summer days, the idea of going for a soak may seem not the thing to do. But as crazy and contradicting as it may sound, your hot tub can help you stay cool during our warm days. Make sure to turn your spa temperature to 99-100 … Read More

Operating costs of owning a hot tub

The cost of operating a hot tub is much less than a dinner for two at one of our nice local restaurants. With the spa completely insulated like a thermos,  and energy saving like the quiet pumps to filter water 24/7, the most energy is used when you are actually using your spa and the … Read More

Draining and cleaning your Hot Spring Spa

Draining and cleaning your Hot Spring Spa

You’ve got to love YouTube. We found this great video that shows you how to drain, clean and refill your hot tub. Great reference guide if you’re in the middle of your cleaning project and need some assistance.   (Video provided by Tool Dude Tony)

Detox with your sauna

Here are 3 tips to help you detox when using your sauna. 1. Always bring a bottle of water with you (preferably a glass bottle. Plastic bottle have a tendency to release the BPA with heat). The heat will dehydrate your body and you want to continue replenish all that fluid you’re loosing. 2. Have … Read More

Consumer Digest BEST BUY!

We are very excited to announce that, in the March/April issue, the Consumers Digest has named (for it’s 3rd year in a row) the Aria spa has the Consumers Digest BEST BUY! The Aria being “an exceptional value in today’s highly competitive marketplace”. This is a great 4 person spa with really strong jets and … Read More

Inspirational quote

Here’s our twist to a great inspirational quote we saw on Pinterest today.  

New vs. used

You may have finally decided that you and your family are ready to invest in a hot tub. The next logical question is: “do I buy an new one or trying to find something used on craiglists?”. You should never buy a used hot tub unless the owner has it full of water and the … Read More

Want to know about SilkBalance?

SilkBalance is an advanced water conditioning for your hot tub. The product comes in two sizes: 38oz. and 76oz. easy to pour bottles. The 76oz. bottle will last you roughly four-six months, depending on your hot tub size and number of time you use your it. The other great thing is that this product is … Read More

“We Live Dry…We Recover Wet”

Check out this great video from our vendor, Caldera Spas. Thank you Caldera and Scott Iverson for a great video packed with lots of good information, totally worth the 3 minutes. What would you rather do: turn up the thermostat in your house or jump into your hot tub? Knowing that water transfers heat 25 … Read More

Ahhhh…for hydromassage!

Maybe you had a rough day at work, or your muscles are tight from a hard workout. When you step into your spa and turn your jets on, 3 major factors happen to help you relieve all that tension: heat, buoyancy and massage. Working together they create an amazing relaxing hydromassage experience. Heat The 104 … Read More

March 26 – National Hot Tub Day

Everyday it’s Hot Tub Day at The Waterworks! Did you know that March 26 is National Hot Tub Day. Another great reason and excuse to be tubbing! So go ahead sit back and relax and enjoy this day with family and friends, or alone. Share your pictures on how you celebrate this National Day.   … Read More

Soaking and healthier work habits

If you own a hot tub maybe you already know this but a 15-20 minute morning soak will get you ready to tackle your day. You will step out of it feeling rejuvenated! The hot water will work magic on your stiff body and help you be healthier through the day. Just this one healthy … Read More

Better sleep with a hot tub

If you’re having problems sleeping at night, know that you’re not alone. One-quarter of the U.S. population is reported to have issues with getting enough sleep at night (statistics based on the Center for Disease Control). As an adult, we need between 7-9 hours of sleep each night and for some individuals it is a … Read More

January: Easy, quick tip

January: Easy, quick tip

For wintertime soaks Bring out a dry cotton rug or bathmat to set on the top step. When you step out after your soak, step on the dry mat before slipping into your slippers. This keeps the ice from building up on the step , and keeps soakers safe. After donning your robe, pull the … Read More

Why Sean loves his hot tub

Sean Siegel, owner of a Grandee NXT hot tub, has many reasons why he loves his hot tub. Time to himself is just one of them.

Yoga and hot tubbing

There’s more to hot tubbing than just sitting in your hot tub. Here’s some ideas of things you could be doing while hanging out and relaxing in your hot tub.  Yoga Maybe you’ve been thinking about starting a (hot) yoga class. What better way to start than in your spa. The hot water relax your … Read More

Buyers guide to the perfect fit

With so many spa models to choose from here’s a few tips to help you decide. How will you be using your new tub? Will it be an intimate place for you to renew and relax or a place to gather with your family and friends? By answering this simple question it  will help you … Read More

31 Day Challenge

The 31 DAY CHALLENGE is back! With the start of the New Year usually comes the new year resolution list. At Waterworks we have our own way of starting the year…with the 31 Day Challenge.How may days can you soak in January, we dare you to take on the challenge! Download the calendar at Alaskaspa.com/Challenge. … Read More

ACE Salt Water Care System

By switching to the ACE System, your spa water will last longer which means you don’t have to drain and refill your spa every 3-4 month each year. With proper care it means that the drain and refill can be done every 12 months…you’ve got to love that. As you know changing your hot tub … Read More

Tub Time Top 10!

When’s your favorite time to hot tub? Here’s our top ten list: 1. First thing in the morning, with a hot cup of coffee/tea. 2. Right before bed. 3. When it’s raining. 4. As a way to celebrate…birthdays, holidays, graduations, etc. 5. In cold temperatures. 6. A way to be romantic. 7. When you’re body … Read More

“The big day”

Ever wonder what it takes to get your new hot tub set up? Sit back and watch us as we take care of it all to set you up for years of soaking!