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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    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.

  3. 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.


  4. Should I Buy a Used Hot Tub or a New Hot Tub?

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    Are you considering buying a used hot tub? Before you start scouring websites like Craigslist and eBay, you should learn why buying a used hot tub isn’t the best way to save money. In fact, buying a used hot tub will likely cost you more money, time and stress in the long run.

    Let’s take a look at five reasons why buying a new hot tub is a much better decision than buying one used.

    • You Know the Quality of Your Hot Tub Parts

    When you buy a used hot tub, you could be buying one with very low quality parts. You don’t always know exactly where your hot tub came from, who built it or how old it is. Even if you know the manufacturer, older models may not be equipped with the same parts as the newer ones. Low quality parts mean that your hot tub will use more energy, have to be replaced more often and won’t keep your water as clean.

    When you buy your hot tub new, you should know exactly what parts are used and how well they perform. You can either find out by talking to a sales representative or looking up the information online.

    ThermoSpas® manufacturers hot tubs using only top quality parts. From heaters with titanium components to our patented Throttle Control Valves, we employ the toughest quality standards on each of our parts. Every spa we make must score 100 percent on a rigorous checklist before passing inspection.

    This means you’re guaranteed to get a spa that will last.

    • You Don’t Have to Worry About How Well-Maintained Your Hot Tub Was

    No matter what the previous owner says, you don’t know how well they took care of their hot tub. Maintaining your spa is easy to do, but many neglect it. This can cause a number of problems. If the spa has been empty in storage or has not been run for a long period of time, its components may be deteriorating. If the owner didn’t keep their water sanitized, the pump and filter system could be damaged.

    When you buy new, you don’t have to worry about any of those things. All you have to do is take care of your spa. Check out our simple hot tub maintenance guide to find out how to keep your spa in good shape with our high-quality products.

    • You Can Customize Your Hot Tub to Make it Perfect for Your Needs and Budget

    By settling for a used hot tub, you’re sacrificing the opportunity to find the perfect spa for you and your family. When you purchase a hot tub new, there are a number of options available, so that you’re guaranteed to get the most out of your spa by finding the best one for you.

    ThermoSpas® Hot Tubs can be customized to match your preferences and your budget. You can choose the size, number of jets, colors, features and accessories to match your taste. We offer this customization because want everyone to be able to enjoy a hot tub that suites their needs.

    • You Get Personalized Customer Service

    After buying a used hot tub, you’re pretty much on your own to transport it, set it up, figure out how it works and maintain it. If it’s your first hot tub purchase, this can be a stressful and confusing process.

    When you buy a ThermoSpas® Hot Tub, our expert representatives help you every step of the way. A factory-trained technician will visit your home to help you find the best place for your new spa and the safest, least expensive method of installation. We continue to provide you with personalized service, from the selection of your spa to its delivery and installation, ensuring that the process goes smoothly and safely. Finally, when your spa is up and running, you can always give our Customer Care team a call with any questions that you may have.

    If a used hot tub is looking a little less attractive to you than before, consider purchasing a new ThermoSpas® Hot Tub. Since we sell directly to the customer, you can customize a hot tub that is built to fit your needs and budget. To request a quote on a ThermoSpas® Hot Tub today, click here.