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  1. What Are the White Flakes in My Hot Tub Water?

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    Regularly cleaning and sanitizing your hot tub helps to keep strange things from happening, like seeing white flakes in your hot tub water. White flakes are usually caused by calcium scale deposits. But they may also be a sign that your hot tub contains white water mold, which is an overgrowth of biofilm. Either way, you’ll want to get rid of them. As long as you consistently maintain your hot tub with a simple and quick cleaning routine, you shouldn’t run into these problems. But if you do, we’re here to help.

    How to Find Out if the White Flakes Are Caused By Calcium or Biofilm

    To determine whether the flakes are a result of calcium scale deposits or biofilm, you need to find out if they are organic or inorganic. All you have to do to figure this out is fill up 8 ounces of spa water with the flakes inside. Then, pour 20 drops of bleach or liquid chlorine in the water you collected. Gently stir the water and sanitizer, and wait for 30 minutes.

    If the flakes remain in the water after 30 minutes, they are most likely caused by calcium scale deposits. If they aren’t there anymore, they are probably a result of biofilm.

    How To Get Rid of White Flakes Caused by Calcium Scale Deposits

    Good news! Getting rid of calcium scale deposits is easy. Just follow the two simple steps below.

    • First, make sure to keep your pH alkalinity properly balanced. Scale begins to form when your pH is too high.

    • Then, use a scale preventer, like ThermoSpas Spa Stain & Scale Preventer, every week. If you have a high mineral content, add 4 ounces per 100 gallons on initial fill and 2 ounces per 100 gallons weekly. For water with a low mineral content, add 2 ounces per 100 gallons on initial fill and 1 ounce per 100 gallons weekly.

    The scale preventer will work to break down the existing particles, peeling the scale away from your spa. Both balancing your spa’s chemicals and using a scale inhibitor should also keep this problem from happening again.

    How to Prevent & Get Rid of White Flakes Cause by White Water Mold & Biofilm

    When compared to calcium scale deposits, biofilm is a tougher and more serious issue. As long as you take proper care of your hot tub, you shouldn’t run into a biofilm problem. Biofilm usually forms as a result of a spa that hasn’t been used for a while or improper cleaning techniques when the spa is being used. If you do get biofilm, take the steps that are detailed in this blog post and make sure to start following a simple and regular cleaning schedule.

    As long as you take care of your hot tub, you shouldn’t have to deal with white flakes of any kind in your water. Maintaining your spa is easy to do and takes very little time out of your day. If you have any more questions about white flakes in your ThermoSpas® hot tub, feel free to contact our customer service representatives today by calling 1-800-876-0158. We would love to help you make your spa water clear again.

  2. Cold & Flu Season: Should I Use A Hot Tub When I’m Sick?

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    When your body begins aching and your nose gets uncomfortably stuffed up, your first reaction is probably to run straight to the medicine cabinet or the local pharmacy. But that’s not all you should do this year. Soaking in a hot tub can help you feel a little bit better if you have the flu or cold. Just make sure to stay hydrated, keep your hot tub clean and only soak in 20 minute intervals. Here’s how warm water combined with powerful jets may relieve your cold and flu symptoms in the most relaxing way possible.

    Clear Out Your Stuffy Nose & Throat

    Do you remember when your parents used to make you put your face over a bowl of hot water to clear your nasal passages? Hot tubs can give you the same result in a much more relaxing way. As you lay back in a steaming hot tub, warm vapor clears your nose and throat, allowing you to breathe freely again. Just remember to keep a towel or handkerchief close by so that you can cleanly blow your nose!

    Relieve Your Headaches and Body Aches

    As if congestion, coughs and fatigue weren’t enough, a flu or cold tends to leave us with irritating aches that last all day long. Before you take that pain relief pill, try relaxing in the hot tub for a few minutes. The hot tub’s heat, buoyancy and massage can provide you with instant natural pain relief.

    Use ThermoSpas® total control therapy system to target the areas of your body that are aching the most with hydrotherapy jets. The powerful massage you’ll receive can relax your muscles, increase circulation and dilate blood vessels, working the pain away.

    Improve Your Sleep

    Though falling asleep can be difficult when you’re sick, it’s especially important to get sleep while you’re body is fighting off an illness. Soaking in the warm waters of a hot tub puts your mind and body into a deep state of relaxation. When you experience this relaxation before you go to bed, you can fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.

    Decrease Stress Levels

    Researchers found that the less sensitive immune system are to cortisol, a hormone released when you are stressed, the more likely that person may be to develop a cold when exposed to a virus. Chronic stress may also allow “the inflammation that causes cold symptoms to run wild,” as stated by CNN. If you’re constantly stressed, this is not good news during cold and flu season. Thankfully, you can melt your stress away by receiving a therapeutic warm water massage in your hot tub. Massages stimulate the body to release endorphins (natural painkillers and mood elevators) and reduce stress hormones naturally, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The American Cancer Society also notes that warm water in the form of massaging water jets or a hot tub provides relaxation and stress relief.

    If you catch the flu or a cold this winter, we hope you try soaking in a hot tub to help alleviate your symptoms in a more natural way. As long as you remember to bring a water bottle with you to stay hydrated, keep your hot tub clean and only soak in 20 minute intervals, the symptoms you have will hopefully melt away. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about hot tub health benefits!

    This content should not be interpreted as medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.

  3. The Prices Were Amazing For What You Get in a Spa!

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    The prices were amazing for what you get in spa from this company, and the shipping was very quick on our ThermoSpas hot tub!! I am writing to voice my outstanding pleasure and enjoyment that our ThermoSpas has given us.  Our outstanding experience started from the moment the sales representative showed up at our home. She was very informative and friendly through the entire buying process. She was able to adequately inspect the projected sight for the spa and make any recommendations needed for delivery day. She listened to all of our needs and most importantly was not pushy or tried to upsell any feature that was not asked about.

    Our ThermoSpas hot tub was everything we were wanting in a spa and much, much more!! I cannot imagine my home now without my ThermoSpas. I get into every night before bed. It is AMAZING to help me sleep better and more relaxed at night.

    **EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!** Throughout the build process the customer service over the phone was also very knowledgeable and was able to answer any electrical questions that came into question. If we thought of anything they either had the answer or were able to give us a direct number to ask someone in the field.

    Wow! I look forward to doing business with this company for a very long time! As a business owner myself, I realize the importance of word-of-mouth and testimonials, and therefore have no problem highly endorsing this company.

    – Stephen and Michelle

  4. New Years Resolution: How a Hot Tub Can Help You Be Healthier This Year

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    New Year’s resolutions aren’t a new phenomenon, but using a hot tub could make it easier for you to stick to your resolutions. Hot tubs can help you meet your goals for a healthier mind and body by making the process fun and relaxing. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, here’s how a hot tub can help you be healthier this year.

    A Hot Tub Can Get You In Shape

    Not only is working out in warm bubbling waters a fun new way to exercise, but it’s also better for you than working out on land. Water buoyancy allows you to improve your body without putting stress on your joints, and water resistance makes most exercises more effective by giving you a full body workout. With ThermoSpas® exercise spas and swim spas, you can work on your New Year’s resolution of building your muscles and toning your body with resistance bands, structural bars, and strong jets for swimming.

    Relieves Stress, Headaches and Sleep Problems

    Stress, headaches and sleep problems can make every day difficult. This doesn’t have to be the case in 2015. A hot tub’s warm water jets stimulate the body to release endorphins that naturally reduce stress. Hydrotherapy jets also dilate blood vessels to help prevent headaches. And if you have trouble sleeping, soaking in the warm waters of a hot tub before you go to bed can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.

    Lowers Blood Pressure

    If you battle with high blood pressure and are looking for a solution this year, hot tubs can help in one of the most natural ways. While receiving a massage in bubbling waters, you fall into a relaxed state, which lowers your blood pressure. Your heart rate also increases, which works with the heat to increase blood circulation and reduce blood pressure.

    Helps With Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Chronic Pain and Arthritis

    Hot tubs are known for their incredible pain relief properties. Water heat and massage jets allow for an increased flexibility of tendons, decreased joint stiffness, pain relief, increased pain threshold, muscle spasm relief, and increased circulation. Hot tubs also provide one of the best environments for exercising with arthritis and chronic pain. For hydrotherapy, you can’t get much better than ThermoSpas® Healing Spa.

    Whether you’re looking to transform your life this year or simply stick to a few important New Year’s resolutions, a hot tub can help. If you don’t have a hot tub yet and are interested in buying one to improve your life, click here to get a quote. ThermoSpas® hot tubs can be customized to meet your desires, allowing you to accomplish your specific goals as efficiently as possible.