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  1. 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.

  2. ThermoSpas 4-5 Person Hot Tubs: Perfect for the Whole Family

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    Imagine enjoying relaxing family time without the distractions of a TV, cell phones and computers. You and your family would be completely focused on one another, laughing, talking and listening about each other’s busy days.

    Though hard to do in a home with electronics in every room, this quality family time is easy to achieve with a hot tub. ThermoSpas 4- to 5-person hot tubs create the perfect environment for you and your family to take a break from the distractions of life and relax with each other.

    ThermoSpas offers a number of hot tubs that are ideal for families, fitting 4 to 5 people comfortably. We are going to focus on four of these models below. Our 4-5 person hot tubs are popular choices because they are large enough for families, intimate enough for couples and provide a serene space for you to relax by yourself. Everyone in the family can get their own personal massage in our 4-5 person hot tubs.

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    Concord: Our Most Popular 4-5 Person Model

    It’s pretty easy to see why our Concord model is our most popular 4-5 person hot tub. This ideal mid-sized hot tub features two luxurious therapy seats, along with a love seat and corner therapy seat–perfect for a family of 4 or 5.  The two therapy seats include wrap around armrests for comfort, and are angled toward each other to allow for easy conversation.

    If you ever need a quiet and relaxing evening alone, just lay your head against our optional pillow jets and let one of our dual therapy seats massage your entire body. For a romantic evening with the one you love, our love seat offers intimate relaxation. It is separated from the corner therapy seat by a V-shaped foot well, which gives both your feet and calves a powerful massage.

    The loveseat and corner therapy seat also offer a built-in grab bar to keep you and your children safe. And with a removable ice bucket just above the filter, you and your children will be able to sip on your favorite drinks while having family fun in the hot tub.

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    Islander: The Luxurious 4-Person Hot Tub

    Every inch of the Islander is designed to give four bathers the most relaxing spa experience possible. Each individual seat offers a different massage, with unique jet designs and slightly different seating depth, perfect for family members of all heights. The spacious footwell in the center of the hot tub allows all bathers to relax comfortably in their own space. Nobody in your family will be fighting for legroom in this spa.

    With all of the seats facing each other, the Islander is a great place for conversation. Each seating area includes a sweeping armrest and soft textured built-in pillows for ultimate comfort. As with all of our spas, you can customize the Islander to meet your needs and budget.

    To enhance your relaxation experience or to just have more fun with your kids, you can add a stereo with built-in speakers to your Islander. Your children will love listening to music in the spa. The only problem you may run into is getting them out of it.

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    Healing Spa: Designed for Ease of Use

    Don’t be fooled by the name of this spa. Just because it’s built for therapy doesn’t mean it’s not also built for family fun and entertainment. Our Healing Spa is one of the most versatile spas we make. It’s large enough to comfortably seat four adults and even has a raised seating area for a child. Bathers can relax in two deep therapy seats loaded with jets, or stretch out on a lounge to enjoy a back and neck massage. The therapy seats are angled to promote conversation, making it a great hot tub for family conversations.

    We designed the Healing Spa’s valve control knobs, filter canisters and entry/exit access to be so easy to use that our spa is the first ever to have received the Arthritis Foundation’s “Ease of Use” Commendation. Optional lighted grab bars also make the Healing Spa especially enjoyable and safe for children and people with limited mobility or arthritis.

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    Atlantis: Spacious Paradise for Four

    The Atlantis is paradise for a family of four. This mid-size spa is incredibly roomy, offering five unique seating areas for four bathers. You can stretch out on a long lounge, featuring armrests for comfortable seating. For deeper soaking, lay back in the deep therapy seat with lumbar support and room to stretch your legs out. Children love hanging out on the bi-level bench together, and can take a break from the heat on the cool-down seat.

    Almost anyone can operate the spa with the Atlantis’ angled control panel, designed to make operating and viewing easy.

    Any of these hot tubs would make a perfect addition to your home for family fun. Remember, you can fully customize these models to suit your needs and budget. Click here to begin designing your own custom spa today!

  3. Preparing Your Hot Tub for Winter

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    Soaking in your hot tub during a snowy winter evening is a beautiful and relaxing experience. You keep warm in the heated hot tub water while ice-cold snow surrounds you, steam rising up. It’s a picturesque moment.

    Even if it doesn’t snow where you live during the winter, a hot tub helps you to keep toasty on the chilly evenings. We suggest you use your hot tub in every season, including winter.

    We have put together some steps you should take to prepare your spa for winter, whether you’re planning to use it or not. If you’re not planning to use your hot tub regularly during the freezing cold winter or are going out of town, you’ll have to follow simple steps to winterize and close your spa to avoid freezing damage.

    Replace Your Hot Tub Cover if You Need To

    You always want to make sure your hot tub is well covered up, but it’s especially important to do during the winter. A good quality hot tub cover will keep your water warm and keep snow and rain outside. If your cover is sagging or bowed, you’ll want to replace it before winter, even if you’re not planning to use your hot tub. Puddles of rain or snow can form on bowed or sagging hot tub covers, causing them to sag even more and possibly even crack.

    Make sure to clean and condition your hot tub cover regularly during winter, and always push water off of your cover after rainfall, snowfall or your time in the hot tub.

    Drain, Inspect and Clean Your Hot Tub

    Whether you plan to close your hot tub for the winter months or not, you’ll want to drain and clean it. You’ll be creating a safe and clean environment for all of the relaxation you’ll be having throughout the winter months, or for when you begin using your hot tub again. It’s better to clean your hot tub before the cold winter months than during.

    To drain your hot tub, follow these simple steps:

    1. Close all therapy control valves and open all jets.

    2. Then, turn the spa breaker off.

    3. Now it’s time to drain the water out. We recommend doing this with a submersible pump. If you don’t have one of those, you can attach a garden hose to the hose spigot, which is on the primary water pump within the spa interior.

    4. Finally, open the spigot to allow your spa to drain.

    When your spa is drained of all water, inspect the jets, pumps, valves, pipes and filters for any damage and built up dirt. You should also check your shell and the mechanics behind the panels of your tub for any cracks or leaks. If you do find any damaged parts, you can replace them or contact us. Our representatives are available for service and repairs year-round.

    After you have inspected your hot tub for any problems, dry it off and clean the shell’s surface with an all-purpose cleaner. Then, apply ThermoGloss to your shell to polish and protect its acrylic surface. Next, clean your hot tub filters to ensure that they work effectively during the winter. Finally, if you plan to use your hot tub during winter, detach your hose, close the spigot tightly and refill your hot tub with fresh, clean water. When you’re spa is filled up to normal operating levels, turn your spa’s circuit breaker back on.

    If you’re not going to use your hot tub regularly in the winter, skip down to the Winterize Your Spa section of the article.

    Check Up on Your Hot Tub Regularly if You’re Using It

    The winter season is the perfect time to use your hot tub regularly because it keeps you warm! If you’re planning to use your hot tub during the winter (which we hope you do), it’s important check the water temperature everyday to make sure the heater is working properly. If you detect a problem, contact ThermoSpas’ Customer Care department right away.

    If your hot tub is not working properly or a power failure occurs during freezing cold weather, you’ll need to winterize your spa by taking the steps below. You can also contact our service department to come fix your hot tub. Just give us a call at 1-800-876-0158 to make an appointment. While you’re waiting for service, you’ll want to make sure your hot tub doesn’t freeze. A good trick is to place the submersible pump in the hot tub and let it circulate the water so that it doesn’t freeze up.

    Winterize Your Spa if You’re Not Using It

    Many people go out of town during the winter months and won’t be using their hot tub regularly. If this is the case for you, you will want to winterize your hot tub. It’s an easy, but important process.

    If you don’t want to winterize your hot tub yourself, ThermoSpas can do it for you! Our service department can  You can give us a call at 1-800-876-0158 to make an appointment. In

    Follow these simple steps to winterize your spa after you’re already drained and cleaned it:

    1. Remove the cabinet panel in front of the spa’s equipment compartment.

    2. Open the hose spigot, if you haven’t already, to drain any leftover water and keep it open. You can find the hose spigot near the primary pump.

    3. View your owner’s manual to locate the heater. Then, turn the heater unions counter-clockwise to open them at both ends.

    4. Use a canister-type wet vacuum to clear all of the water from the water pumps suction and return lines.

      1. You must use a canister-type wet vacuum to ensure that the lines are emptied of all remaining water.

    5. Remove the drain plugs from all of the water pumps.

    6. After all of the water has been drained from the water pumps, replace the pump plugs.

    7. Turn the heater unions on the heater clockwise to reconnect them. Turn until tight. Make sure the O-ring gaskets are sealed properly so as to not pinch O-rings. Do not over-tighten.

    8. Replace the cabinet panel in front of the spa’s equipment compartment.

    9. Turn on the spa circuit breaker.

    10. Turn on the blower to expel water from the plumbing and air channels.

    11. Turn off the spa circuit breaker.

    12. Remove the insulated hot tub cover from the spa.

    13. At each fitting, use a wet vacuum to assist in removing any remaining water in the fittings, water lines and spa shell.

    14. Sponge out any remaining water from the spa shell.

    15. Replace your hot tub cover and make sure that rain water and/or snow is not entering the spa through the cover.

    We hope these steps help you to prepare your hot tub for the cold winter months ahead. If you need help winterizing your hot tub, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-876-0158.

  4. How a Hot Tub Can Provide Restless Leg Syndrome Relief

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    Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is an irritating, and sometimes painful, neurological condition that often keeps people up at night. Feelings of tugging, pulling or throbbing in your leg usually begin right as you begin to rest, and an overwhelming urge to move your legs can prevent you from falling asleep. Unfortunately, about 10 percent of the US population is thought to suffer from this unpleasant condition. Thankfully, soaking in a hot tub can provide relief from symptoms of RLS, and makes treatment enjoyable and relaxing.

    Let’s take a deeper look at Restless Leg Syndrome to find out what it is and how a hot tub can help.

    What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

    RLS is a neurological disorder that affects the legs and can disrupt relaxation or sleep. It can cause throbbing, pulling or other unpleasant feelings in the legs. Sometimes, people with RLS may feel an overwhelming urge to move their legs. This usually happens when they are relaxing.

    Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms

    If you have RLS, you may experience the following symptoms:

    • A feeling of tingling, itching or pulling in your legs or an irresistible urge to move them
    • Unpleasant leg sensations begin or worsen at night, when you sit, when you lie down or when you try to relax
    • Your legs twitch or cramp during your sleep
    • The unpleasant leg sensations improve when you move, massage or stretch your legs

    How a Hot Tub Can Help With Restless Leg Syndrome

    Many people choose to treat RLS with medicine, but treating it naturally with a spa can be healthier and less complicated. A hot tub’s warm water therapy and massage therapy have been used to successfully treat physical problems for years, and RLS is no exception. A warm soak in a hot tub has proven to provide effective relief from the symptoms of RLS by doing three things:

    1. Reducing Your Stress

    Stress has been found to make RLS symptoms worse, according to doctors at Helpguide. The bubbling systems in ThermoSpas® Hot Tubs help soothe the mind and jets reduce the tension in your muscles. The warm water stimulates your body to release endorphins that reduce stress naturally and increases blood circulation, causing your muscles to loosen. Hot tubs put your mind and body into a deep state of relaxation, allowing your legs to rest.

    2. Massaging your legs

    Leg massages help your muscles to relax and reduce the symptoms of RLS. Though many hot tubs don’t have jets that are specifically designed to massage your legs, ThermoSpas does! OurDolphin model from the Aquatic Series features a Wave Lounge that includes massaging jets for your legs and thighs. The Dolphin Model also includes two corner therapy seats with laser jets behind the calf muscles for a focused massage. These jets will help to loosen up your leg muscles and soothe any pain or discomfort in them. Our Wave Lounge is also available in a variety of other ThermoSpas®® Hot Tubs.

    3. Helping You Sleep

    While RLS can cause sleep deprivation, it is also triggered by fatigue. This is an unfortunate combination. Soaking in a hot tub for 20 to 30 minutes two hours before bed can help put you into a deep sleep, according to Health.com. The warm water raises your body temperature, and the rapid cool-down period after you step out helps to relax you. The change in body temperature helps you fall into a deeper sleep, lessening the chance of waking up from any leg twitches.

    If you’re experiencing RLS symptoms, we suggest you speak to your doctor to see if a hot tub could help provide you with relief. Even if you don’t have RLS, a ThermoSpas® Hot Tub can help your health in a variety of ways. Learn more about the health benefits of spas here.