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  1. 3 Reasons to Choose the VacuSeal for your next Hot Tub Cover

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    What is the VacuSeal Hot Tub Cover?

    The VacuSeal is a patent pending, revolutionary Hot Tub Cover lifter and Cover with Canopy that outperforms any hot tub cover over on the market today.

    What makes the VacuSeal the best?

    1. Ease of use – The VacuSeal requires just one lifting motion to open or close the cover. When exiting the spa, simply grab the center handle of the cover and pull it closed as you exit. Simple and quick!

    vacuseal hot tub cover lifter

    • The pneumatically assisted lifting motion of the coverlifter does the hard work for you, making it virtually effortless to open and close the spa cover.
    • No more shifting the cover into place like traditional covers. The VacuSeal always sits perfectly on your spa and locks into place with one simple device.
    • Wind blown covers pose a safety hazard and cause loss of heat. To lock a traditional cover in place you need to close 4 latches on each corner of the spa. With the VacuSeal, there is only one latch to open and close.

    2. Energy-Saving – The VacuSeal applies pressure on the cover when it’s in a closed position, creating a vacuum tight seal and locking in the heat, every time you close the cover. When you lift the cover, the pressure reverses, and opening the spa is effortless.
    energy saving hot tub cover lifter

    Did you know that the large space in the folded center of most cover lifters is considered to be the #1 area of heat loss on spas? The patent pending VacuSeal Cover is the only cover available that removes this trouble spot; thus making the VacuSeal a wise investment given the amount of money you will save on your energy bill. Not only will you save money, it will make you a greener hot tubber too.

    The upward pressure of lifting the cover causes premature damage. See the example below of a traditional cover within just 6 months of use:

    traditional hot tub cover

    The VacuSeal technology reverses pressure when lifted, eliminating the traditional wear and tear and preserving the lifespan of your cover.

    3. Attractiveness – For many, the hot tub is a part of their landscaping or deck design. No one wants their hot tub to be an eye-sore. An attractive cover can give your hot tub an immediate face-lift.

    attractive hot tub cover lifter

    • The lifting bar, made of galvanized steel not plastic, in encases in marine vinyl where most hot tub covers lave the bar exposed.
    • The attractive canopy adds a new look to your cover, while at the same time providing the convenience of protecting you from the sun, wind, and rain.
    • Without the normal wear and tear that traditional covers are subject to, your VacuSeal cover stays beautiful year after year.
  2. 16 Hot Tub Safety Tips Every Hot Tub Owner Should Know

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    As the hot tub owner – you are responsible for the safety of anyone who uses your ThermoSpa.

    Check your home owner’s policy to see if it covers occasional guests who use your hot tub, because if something happens – you are liable.

    But don’t let that take away all the fun!

    You can provide a safe environment for you and your guests by following some basic safety guidelines:

      1. House rules. Make a clear list of guidelines and clearly communicate them to your family and friends before using the hot tub.
      2. Diabetes, high or low blood pressure and other illnesses could effect hot tub use – know about the hot tub safety guidelines for these conditions.
      3. Medications that cause drowsiness can cause complications with hot tub use. Ask your guests in advance about medication use.
      4. No infants or toddlers in the spa. If older children use the hot tub, lower the temperature to 100 degrees and do not exceed 20 minutes at a time.
      5. Prevent accidental drowning. Leave the hot tub cover on and latched when the spa is unsupervised.
      6. No electrical appliances near the hot tub. Do not use extension cords. Use battery powered appliances instead.


    1. Prevent Hyperthermia. Understand that alcohol and other medications greatly increase the chance of hyperthermia – the opposite of hypothermia. This occurs when the internal body temperature reaches several degrees above the normal temperature of 98.6 degrees.
    2. Ventilate indoor hot tub installations as vapors carrying un-sanitized bacteria may fill up the enclosed air space and cause ‘Hot Tub Lung’.
    3. Stay out of the hot tub during rainstorms and lightening because of the chance of electrocution.
    4. Glass. Don’t do it, ever. Trust us.
    5. Guest showers with soap before dipping into the spa. Don’t be afraid to ask for this – it’s basic hot tub etiquette.
    6. Cloudy Water = Do Not Enter. This type of water can cause skin infections. Call us if your water is cloudy.
    7. Prevent skin infections. The last thing you want your house to be known for is spreading a funky skin infection. Most of these infections are easily treated but it’s always good idea to keep your chemicals balanced and the spa correctly sanitized.
    8. Ban street clothes from being worn in the spa. Clothes can bring bacteria with them. Use a bathing suit or nothing – the choice is yours!
    9. Hot tub temperature – monitor it so no one gets overheated by using a thermometer. Take action if you notice someone acting lethargic and get them immediately out of the spa.
    10. Prevent slips and falls around the hot tub. Install anti-skid treads for steps, rubber mats, sand paint for decks and other similar measures.
    11. Have fun! ThermoSpas hot tubs are designed to improve your life, not give you headaches. So keep it simple, keep it safe, and enjoy.



  3. Should Diabetics Use Hot Tubs?

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    Today is Diabetes Alert Day. This event, which happens the 4th Tuesday of March each year, aims at increasing awareness about the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a preventable and treatable disease that goes unnoticed by thousands of children and adults each year.

    To find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, we encourage you to take the online test by the American Diabetes Association. For each test taken today, $5 will be donated to the Association: Take the test on Facebook  or view as a PDF.

    Many of our customers have type 2 diabetes and use their hot tub for therapy, under the direction of their physician. People often wonder if it’s safe for diabetics to use hot tubs. We’ve all seen the public hot tub signs warning against the use of hot tubs for diabetics, and it is not debatable that type 1 diabetes sufferers cannot use hot tub therapy.

    A study by the New England Journal of Medicine, however, conducted a study that showed a decrease in glucose level, and an increased overall sense of well-being,  for people using a hot tub regularly with type 2 diabetes. 

    Dr. Philip Hooper of Colorodo University originally conducted the study to test if  hot tub immersion would stimulate exercise in diabetes patients. The test subjects, all with type 2 diabetes, sat in the hot tub for 30 minutes, 6 days a week, for 3 weeks.

    At the end of the study, the all patients experienced weight loss and lowered blood sugar levels, and another patient was able to reduce his insulin intake by 18%.

    The original intent of the study, to see if increased blood flow would stimulate exercise, also proved promising. Patients previously unable to exercise showing increased mobility.

    Aside from the medical benefits that the study revealed, Dr. Hooper noticed other benefits to hot tub use for diabetes sufferers – the patients were reporting better sleep and increased sense of well-being.

    Many studies show the link between stress and high blood sugar: Under stress, your body goes into fight-or-flight mode, raising blood sugar levels to prepare you for action,” says Richard Surwit, PhD, author of The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution and chief of medical psychology at Duke University.

    Dr. Hooper notes that hot tub use for diabetics is a lifestyle change, a positive one for diabetics if it can decrease stress and improve sleep – all factors that are important for type 2 diabetes sufferers.

    Suggested Therapy Hot Tubs:

    • The Gemini 1-2 Person Hot Tub. This affordable and versatile hot tub can fit indoors or outdoors. It is perfect for personal therapy, and provides full body immersion while taking up the fraction of space that a traditional hot tub occupies. The Gemini hot tub is the ideal tub for personal therapy.
    • The Concord 4-5 Person Hot Tub. This is our #1 best selling hot tub and a perfect mid-size tub for every need – from entertainment to therapy to romance. The Concord has it all.
    • The Healing Spa Therapy Hot Tub. This spa was designed for Arthritis sufferers in collaboration with the American Arthritis Foundation. The Healing Spa won an award for it’s ‘Ease of Use’, making this hot tub an excellent choice for those with limited mobility.

    8 tips for hot tub use:

    1. Talk to your doctor about warm water therapy first and foremost
    2. Use the hot tub at the end of the day, after the strenuous activities of the day have been completed
    3. Never hot tub alone
    4. Check your glucose levels before getting into the hot tub. If your levels are spiking or dropping, wait until they become normal.
    5. Make sure the water temperature does not exceed 104. Damaged nerve endings in the feet could cause accidentally burning.
    6. Only use a clean and well balanced spa to prevent risk of bacterial infections
    7. Since using the hot tub may cause a drop in blood pressure, exit the tub very slowly and with assistance. You will not feel the dizziness until you stand up.
    8. Use the hot tub along with your other therapies, like diet and exercise.

    Are you a diabetes sufferer who would like to see if warm water therapy will help? Get your free Thermospas brochure and DVD today:


  4. Unplug With A Hot Tub Ritual

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    Most of us are on sensory overload – our time is spent connected to our computers, mobile phones, and the internet and less in quiet self-reflection or in meaningful conversations with our kids or spouse.

    The Effects of Technology

    Adults today spend about 12 hours a day consuming media yet only 5.5 minutes a day on average having meaningful conversations with their children.

    Digital overload effects our brains, our bodies, and our human relations.

    Owning a hot tub is a lifestyle choice, and it can be used as a tool to help us unplug and reconnect with ourselves and our family.


    An Ancient Tradition

    Humans have been taking part in the hot tub ritual since Ancient Greece, when it was common to sit in a hot spring and discuss philosophical ideas or socialize with the community.

    You too can recreate the old rituals that have been lost in modern times. Whether you live alone or are part of a large family, creating a hot tub ritual will make ‘unplugging’ a part of your daily or weekly routine.