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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 4 Tips to Help You Move Your Hot Tub Safely

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    Whether you’re moving into a new home, transporting your hot tub to the other side of your backyard or buying your first spa, at some point you may have to move your spa to another location. Over the years, you’ve probably made a lot of great memories in your hot tub, which can make the idea of moving it worrying. You don’t want to damage your spa, but you don’t want to leave it behind either.

    Fortunately, all ThermoSpas® hot tubs are portable and can be easily moved if you know the best ways to do it and plan ahead. We have come up with four simple tips to help you move your spa safely.

    Hire a Spa Expert

    Hot tubs aren’t the simplest things to move around if you don’t have the experience or tools to do so. We suggest you hire a hot tub expert or movers with experience transporting hot tubs to help you move your spa. This will help ensure that you won’t damage your hot tub and will make installation fast and easy. If you’re buying a new ThermoSpas® hot tub, our delivery team will transport your hot tub safely and effectively to your home. Our hot tub experts can also help you decide the best new location to install your new spa.

    For more information about our delivery and site inspection services, you can call us at 1-800-876-0158.

    Fully Drain, Clean and Inspect Your Hot Tub

    The last thing you’ll want to deal with while moving your hot tub is water spilling and damaging your carpeting, floor or furniture. To avoid this, you’ll want to make sure all of the water is cleared out of your hot tub and its plumbing before you move it. Luckily, this is an easy process.

    After draining your spa with a submersible pump or hose, clean it and check for any damages. This way you’ll be able to identify if any damage occurred during the moving process.

    Next, clear the water from the pump’s suction and return lines using a canister-type wet vacuum. If your hot tub model has a blower, turn it on to expel water from the plumbing and air channels, and use the wet vacuum to remove any existing water in the fittings and spa shell. We recommended reading and following our step-by-step guide to closing and draining your hot tub before you move.

    If you’re moving your spa to a location with freezing temperatures, this process is especially important. Failing to drain all of the water from your hot tub can cause damage in colder climates. If you don’t want to drain your spa yourself, a ThermoSpas technician can do it for you. Schedule a technician now by calling 1-800-876-0158.

    Prepare Your New Hot Tub Site

    You don’t want to begin moving your hot tub only to find out that you have nowhere to place it.  Make sure you prepare your new hot tub’s space before moving day. Remove any plants, bushes, debris or furniture that could get in the way of your spa. It’s also important to make sure that you plan a route for carrying the hot tub to its new location. Once you figure out how you’re going to get it there, fully clear the route of any objects to allow for an easy move.

    Inspect Your Hot Tub After It’s Been Moved

    Sometimes mistakes happen while moving. After your hot tub has been delivered to its new location, thoroughly inspect it for any new signs of damage.

    Do not use your hot tub if the damage is severe. Instead, speak to a hot tub technician to find out what needs to be done to fix your spa. Depending on the issue, a technician should be able to get your hot tub back in working condition in no time.

    We hope these tips help make your hot tub move as stress-free as possible. If you’re looking for more information from hot tub experts to help you safely and efficiently move your spa, contact ThermoSpas today. We’re always available during normal working hours to give you expert advice and personalized service, from the selection of your new spa to its delivery and installation.