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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Hot Tub vs. Pool: Comparing Pool & Hot Tub Benefits

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    Many people dream of adding a hot tub and pool to their house. The two make an excellent pair, each serving slightly different purposes for entertainment, exercise and relaxation. While most of us would love to own both a hot tub and a swimming pool, sometimes space and money forces us to choose one. But no matter which one you get, you’ll be making an investment that will enhance your life.

    Let’s compare pools and hot tubs now to see the benefits of each and help you make the best choice if you have to decide between the two.

    Your Friends and Family Will Love Your Pool and Hot Tub

    Whether you get both or choose between the two, your friends and family will love spending time with you in your pool or hot tub. Both allow you to connect with the people you love without distraction. No one will be using their electronics in the water. Instead, they will be spending quality time enjoying the water with you.

    Pool Entertainment vs. Hot Tub Entertainment

    Typically, pools can fit many people and have a lot of room for movement. The downside to this is that they usually take over most of your backyard, and some people can’t fit a pool on their property.

    The great thing about hot tubs is that you can choose what size you want depending on your desires and space. You can purchase an intimate 2-person spa for romantic evenings, which will take up very little room. If you’re more interested in having lots of people in your hot tub, you can buy a larger 6-7 person hot tub or a 12 person swim spa. Best of all, you can use your hot tub with your friends and family year round.

    Make Exercise Safer and More Efficient With Hot Tubs and Pools

    For the best workout possible, look no further than a hot tub or pool. Both offer a more efficient, low-impact workout; water buoyancy allows for cardio exercises that don’t put stress on your joints, making your exercises safer for you. This is especially helpful for people with physical disabilities or ailments. Water resistance gives you a full-body workout during most exercises and helps you develop flexibility, balance and muscle symmetry much quicker.

    Pool Exercise vs. Hot Tub Exercise

    Having enough space to workout is almost never an issue in a pool. You have a large body of water to swim laps, do strength exercises and stretch in.

    Though many people don’t think of hot tubs as exercising machines, they definitely can be. Swim spas have enough room to swim against a powerful jet for a great cardio workout, and exercise spas feature resistance band attachment mounts for strength training. Smaller and more traditional-sized hot tubs are perfect for stretching and low movement exercises.

    ThermoSpas® Spa Trainer combines both cardio and strength training to make the ultimate workout machine. Because the spa trainer is so large, you can swim in place against a powerful jet stream, or work on building your muscles with resistance bands and structural bars.

    Hot Tubs and Pools Are Great for Relaxation and Therapy

    Both pools and hot tubs offer soothing ways to relax and forget about the busy world outside your home in your own personal water oasis. Imagine coming home from a long day of work, getting into your pool and floating on the surface, allowing your body and mind to completely relax. Or, stepping into your hot tub after a busy day to receive a powerful back massage in bubbling, warm waters.

    Pool Therapy vs. Hot Tub Therapy

    Both are also great for therapy. Hydrotherapy has been used for years to help people suffering from physical injuries or diseases to exercise and get pain relief. Hot tubs have the added bonus of warm water and jets. Together, heat, buoyancy and massage can help relieve joint, head or muscle pain, sleep problems and stress. Warm water therapy has also been proven to help with arthritis, restless leg syndrome, multiple sclerosis and more issues.

    Pools and Hot Tubs Increase Your Home’s Value

    When you add a pool or a hot tub to your house, you’re creating an area that will generate endless hours of fun. People who are looking to buy homes know this. Pools and hot tubs generally increase home values, though the actual amount they increase it by varies from place to place.

    If you have a portable hot tub, you can always take it with you if you want to keep it. While a portable hot tub can increase the perceived value of your home for the potential buyers, your property taxes shouldn’t be affected. In most states, property taxes only increase when permanent fixtures, like in-ground swimming pools, are added to your home.

    We hope this guide to hot tubs and pools helps you see the benefits you can get from both of these wonderful water oases. If you’re interested in purchasing a hot tub, we would be happy to help you find the perfect ThermoSpas® hot tub to fit your needs and budget. All you have to do is schedule a free, no obligation hot tub site inspection here. ThermoSpas® hot tubs are custom built to meet each of our customers’ personal needs. You can choose everything from the number of jets, color, features and elegant spa accessories. Contact us today!

  4. Storm Safety: Tips for Protecting Your Hot Tub From Strong Winds

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    Powerful winds can be a scary sight, knocking over tall trees and throwing outdoor furniture across your backyard. Thankfully, hot tubs are a lot heavier than furniture. During normal or even high winds, your hot tub should be fine, as long as it has a durable cover secured to it. ThermoSpas® hot tubs are durable, allowing them to withstand most types of weather without any problem.

    If you’re expecting extremely high winds or a hurricane, however, you’ll want to prepare your hot tub just in case. Thankfully, protecting your hot tub on very windy days doesn’t take much time at all. Just follow the steps below to help keep your hot tub safer during extremely strong winds.

    Invest in a Durable Hot Tub Cover

    A cover is the most important factor to keeping your hot tub safe from the outside environment, including strong winds. When debris, branches or even outdoor furniture flies through the air on an extremely windy day, a high-quality hot tub cover will protect the inside of your spa from any damage. A durable cover is also a lot less likely to be punctured or damaged itself from these flying objects.

    With a ThermoSpas® hot tub, you don’t have to worry about buying a high-quality hot tub cover because your spa will come with one. ThermoSpas® hot tub covers feature strong cam-lock straps and spa lock systems, helping to keep your cover secure on the windiest days. ThermoSpas covers also feature a thick and dense foam core and strong center support, increasing their strength and weight load. You can feel comfort knowing your hot tub is safe with a ThermoSpas® hot tub cover protecting it.

    To learn more about our durable hot tub cover’s features, click here.

    Lock Your Cover and Make Sure Your Straps are Firmly Secured

    Though you should be locking your straps every time you’re done using the hot tub, it’s especially important to do so during extremely high winds. After you’ve locked your straps in, gently tug on the strap to make sure it’s fully locked.

    Then, try moving your hot tub cover. If it moves at all, tighten the straps until your cover doesn’t budge. This will make it a lot more difficult for the wind to move.

    Secure Extra Straps to Your Cover

    If you’re expecting abnormally strong winds or a hurricane, you may want to purchase extra straps for your cover. Doubling up on straps will help ensure that even the strongest winds won’t move it. You’ll also have spare straps available in case the ones on your hot tub break.

    It’s a good idea to buy cover patches too, in case your hot tub cover does get punctured by flying objects. These patches are perfect for quick spa cover repairs after strong winds.

    Remove Debris and Furniture That Could Damage Your Hot Tub

    Try to remove anything that could possibly puncture your hot tub cover or damage the hot tub from the area around it before the winds begin. These objects could include tree branches, plant pots, outdoor furniture, deck furniture and other debris that may have already found their way into your backyard from the wind.

    If you have any more questions about keeping your hot tub safe during strong winds or other types of weather, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-876-0158. Our ThermoSpas® representatives would love to help answer your questions.