How to Turn your Hot Tub into a Cool Summer Spa

familyfun2-07During the hot summer months hot tub owners often put the cover on their hot tub and leave it unused until the cooler months roll back around. Many people have overlooked a simple solution that would make their spas a wonderful summer gathering spot for friends and family. 

I’m happy to tell you that converting your hot tub into a refreshing summer spa can be done in a few easy steps. By turning down the heat, or turning offthe heater entirely and draining some of the warm water; replacing it with cool water to provide a refreshing summer spa you’re sure to create a favorite spot for relaxing and socializing in your own backyard.

Keeping the water cool can be done by using your cover and insulation to keep the cool temperature locked in. We know that water warms slower than the air outside therefore the water will continue to be cooler longer. If you keep your spa cover on during the day when you’re not using it and at night, remove it leaving the air jets running to drop the temperature a few more degrees you will keep a cool comfortable temperature throughout the hot summer months.

Draining your hot tub during the summer is a bad idea, so why not utilize it and make it a functional part of your summer fun. By keeping water in your spa it keeps the seals moist which prevents cracking. Water that is moving keeps the water clear and the pipes in good condition; standing water without movement can increase your chance of corrosion causing costly problems later.

Use your hot tub all year round by making easy adjustments as the seasons change. You will love it and your family will have a new way to enjoy the fun summer months.

Get the 411 on Cal Spas PureCure™Water Purifying System

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The PureCure™ Purifying System

Introducing the PureCure™ Purifying System

is an innovative water clarity system that successfully purifies water by using the power of ultraviolet light to kill the bacteria, algae and viruses often associated with traditional ozone and water clarity systems.

 

The PureCure™ Purifying System results in smooth,
silky spa water that will leave you and your skin
feeling, younger, cleaner and fresher.

 

The Benefits of thePureCure™ Purifying System Include:

 

  • Kills 99.9% of germs
  • Effective, Reliable and Effortless!
  • Results in smooth, silky spa water that leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh!
  • Natural ultraviolet light
  • No odors
  • Easy maintenance – only an annual bulb replacement is needed!
  • Reduces scum lines
  • Purifies without off-gassing or releasing chemicals into the air.
  • Clean, Refreshing Soak Every time…

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Tips for Planning an Amazing Backyard Bash for Memorial Day

Hosting a Backyard Bash for Memorial Day is supposed to be simple and non-stressful.  The ultimate easy breezy gathering, however has the simple laid-back outing lost its fire and become a humdrum uneventful occasion?

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Sound of Spring Sales Event

Free-Stereo-Velocity-Banner-RPurchase any Velocity Spa from a participating Velocity Spas dealer during the promotional period of May 18 – May 26, 2014 and receive a free stereo upgrade provided by the Velocity Spas dealer at no additional charge. Free stereo upgrade is an X-iSound Stereo System with sleek waterproof locking cover and sub-woofer. Some restrictions may apply please see store for details.

Terms and Conditions

Velocity Spas reserves the right to modify or withdraw the promotion at any time. Offer only valid at participating retail locations. The “Sound of Spring Sales Event” promotion runs from May 18-26, 2014 (promotional period) Spa must be purchased during the promotional period, which ends at the close of business on May 26th. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion.
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How to Throw the Perfect Home Spa Pamper Party

 images (17)Are you and your gal pals looking for a great way to bond over a night of popcorn, movies, and drama?

Take those covers off your tubs, ladies!

Hot tubbing is a great way to bond with your favorite female friends.  It’s time to throw a hot tub party for a girls night in!

Here’s why:

Having a hot tub party creates an intimate environment that both relaxes and refreshes. Think spa night at home. Think juicy gossip.

Hot tubs also provide you and your friends the chance to compare swimsuits, flaunt your dieting progress, and also relax your muscles before sleep.

If you have a that can be seen from the hot tub, it’s worth putting on a couple of your favorite chick flicks on your girl’s night in. How about The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsThe Ya-Ya Sisterhood or Steel Magnolias?  Don’t want to watch a film? How about playing cards. Hint: Waterproof playing cards are perfect for hot tub parties.

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How to be the perfect hostess: The 5 senses are key for your girls’ night in the hot tub party

1. Sense of Touch. Be sure your Cal Spas hot tub is the perfect temperature 102-104 is right for most people. Too hot and a 20 minute dip will zap your energy and your guests’. Too cold and a soak won’t feel relaxing.  Leave the cover on until your guests arrive so the water will be that perfect temperature.

2. Sense of Smell.  Be sure your hot tub water is clean and odorless to start with. The only scent your guests should encounter is an aromatherapy blend  Select one that goes with the theme of your party.

3. Sense of Sight. Your hot tub lighting is designed to “set a mood”.  Have the lights on when your guests arrive so that when you lift the cover your hot tub will look super inviting.

4. Sense of  Sound. The sound of moving water is always soothing when coming from a hot tub fountain. Add music from your ipod for the evening.

5. Sense of Taste. Let your creativity run wild. Try chocolate covered strawberries and bananas. Finger foods are a must for hot tub snacking. Save any fork or spoon foods and alcohol for after soaking. Serve chilled San Pellegrino with a twist in the tub. And, use plastic glasses & plates, please, to avoid broken glass.

 

Cal Spas Offers 20 Ways to Pamper Mom

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Make this Mother’s Day her most memorable yet with these thoughtful gift ideas.

By Laura Gilbert and Tracy Perez, Photo by Photodisc Blue

Mother’s Day gifts may come in all shapes and sizes, but what matters most is that they come from the heart. To inspire you, we’ve suggested ways to make 10 classic Mother’s Day gifts more personal. Whether you choose the luxurious or kids-can-help option, one thing is for sure — you’re guaranteed to make Mom smile on her special day.

The Gift: Home Spa Experience
Luxurious: Turn your home into a home spa. Surround your spa with her favorite flowers, candles and music. Enhance the experience with food and champagne. Provide a fluffy towel and let the peace and tranquility take her away.

Kids-Can-Help: A homemade facial made from ingredients found in the kitchen or a relaxing scalp massage.

The Gift: Breakfast in Bed
Luxurious: A meal ordered and picked up from her favorite restaurant.

Kids-Can-Help: A special menu planned by the little ones and served on a hand-painted plate.

The Gift: Flowers
Luxurious: A bouquet of store-bought flowers in every room.

Kids-Can-Help: Flowers made from tissue paper or hand-picked from your garden.

The Gift: Jewelry
Luxurious Version: A necklace with her kids’ birthstones.

Kids-Can-Help: A handmade bracelet of colorful beads.

The Gift: Bath Products
Luxurious: Scented bath soaps and salts from a store like Fresh (www.fresh.com), Bath Plantation (www.bathplantation.com), or Bath & Body Works (www.bathandbodyworks.com).

The Gift: Comfy pillow
Luxurious: A luxe satin or brocade lounge pillow.

Kids-Can-Help: A throw pillow made from your kids’ favorite outgrown T-shirt or a small sachet decorated with fabric paint.

The Gift: Artistic Keepsake
Luxurious: A family photograph placed in a gorgeous frame.

Kids-Can-Help: A scrapbook of family pictures or your children’s artwork displayed in a frame.

The Gift: Slippers
Luxurious: A fleece-lined pair in pretty spring colors from Amy Jo Gladstone (www.amyjogladstone.com).

Kids-Can-Help: Solid-color slippers with designs kids can glue on with sequins.

The Gift: Chocolate
Luxurious: A box from Godiva (www.godiva.com).

Kids-Can-Help: Hand-dipped chocolate-covered pretzels or Rice Krispies treats with a Mother’s Day message spelled out in sprinkles or chocolate chips.

The Gift: Quiet Time
Luxurious: A maid and/or babysitter you hire for the week.

Kids-Can-Help: Handmade coupons for household chores Mom can redeem or a house that’s spotless when she wakes up.

Photo: 20 Ways to Pamper Mom

Make this Mother's Day her most memorable yet with these thoughtful gift ideas.

By Laura Gilbert and Tracy Perez, Photo by Photodisc Blue 

Mother's Day gifts may come in all shapes and sizes, but what matters most is that they come from the heart. To inspire you, we've suggested ways to make 10 classic Mother's Day gifts more personal. Whether you choose the luxurious or kids-can-help option, one thing is for sure -- you're guaranteed to make Mom smile on her special day.

The Gift: Home Spa Experience
Luxurious: Turn your home into a home spa. Surround your spa with her favorite flowers, candles and music. Enhance the experience with food and champagne. Provide a fluffy towel and let the peace and tranquility take her away.

Kids-Can-Help: A homemade facial made from ingredients found in the kitchen or a relaxing scalp massage.

The Gift: Breakfast in Bed
Luxurious: A meal ordered and picked up from her favorite restaurant.

Kids-Can-Help: A special menu planned by the little ones and served on a hand-painted plate.

The Gift: Flowers
Luxurious: A bouquet of store-bought flowers in every room.

Kids-Can-Help: Flowers made from tissue paper or hand-picked from your garden.

The Gift: Jewelry
Luxurious Version: A necklace with her kids' birthstones.

Kids-Can-Help: A handmade bracelet of colorful beads.

The Gift: Bath Products
Luxurious: Scented bath soaps and salts from a store like Fresh (www.fresh.com), Bath Plantation (www.bathplantation.com), or Bath & Body Works (www.bathandbodyworks.com).

The Gift: Comfy pillow
Luxurious: A luxe satin or brocade lounge pillow.

Kids-Can-Help: A throw pillow made from your kids' favorite outgrown T-shirt or a small sachet decorated with fabric paint.

The Gift: Artistic Keepsake
Luxurious: A family photograph placed in a gorgeous frame.

Kids-Can-Help: A scrapbook of family pictures or your children's artwork displayed in a frame.

The Gift: Slippers
Luxurious: A fleece-lined pair in pretty spring colors from Amy Jo Gladstone (www.amyjogladstone.com).

Kids-Can-Help: Solid-color slippers with designs kids can glue on with sequins.

The Gift: Chocolate
Luxurious: A box from Godiva (www.godiva.com).

Kids-Can-Help: Hand-dipped chocolate-covered pretzels or Rice Krispies treats with a Mother's Day message spelled out in sprinkles or chocolate chips.

The Gift: Quiet Time
Luxurious: A maid and/or babysitter you hire for the week.

Kids-Can-Help: Handmade coupons for household chores Mom can redeem or a house that's spotless when she wakes up.

We’ve Been Enjoying Our New Cal Spas Hot Tub!

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My husband and I have wanted a hot tub since we moved last year from a small condo to our home with a backyard. After doing our own research online, we had a lot of questions. I called Cal Spas directly and spoke with Jonathan. He asked me a lot of questions which helped narrow down our 3 spa choices to 1. Then he spoke with me at length about the spa’s standard features and available options to customize this big ticket ‘investment’ for our family. I made a few follow-up calls with him; he promptly returned my messages. He also gave me information on a limited-time offer that would save me a good amount of money at my local dealer. We’ve been enjoying our new spa since earlier this year. Thanks to Jonathan for all of your help! 

Theary C, Long Beach, CA