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Hot Tub Product Warranty Registration

Cal Spas is the #1 Hot Tub Manufacturer with leading-edge design and patented technology. We take pride in supporting you and helping take care of any issue that may arise.

When you are buying a brand new spa it is the best choice to register your new Cal Spas Hot Tub immediately. To find out what is under the warranty, we recommend you view the owner’s manual to see what the warranty applies for your spa model. If you no longer have the owner’s manual, you can find a digital copy online here.

Registering your new Cal Spas product is quick and easy. By taking just a few quick minutes to register you can have more efficient support and quicker service.

First, you must locate the product serial number: The serial number of your spa is located on a metal plate attached to the inside of the door for the equipment area.

You will need this number to properly register your spa and activate coverage. Write this information and keep it in a safe spot for future use:

Second, go to the Cal Spas website and fill in your information then click “Send Warranty Info to submit.

After you submit your information then email original contract to customerservice3@calspas.com 

Following these steps will make things so much easier when a problem arises. We will be able to help you faster to take the proper steps to get your hydrotherapy sessions back and better than ever.

Cal Spas welcomes you into the Family! Cal Spas stands behind our product and we strive to give you the best hydrotherapy experience possible. We sincerely hope you enjoy your new hot tub. If you have questions please call customer service at 1-800-Cal-Spas or email customerservice@calspas.com

What You Need To Know Before You Buy a Hot Tub

Before you buy a Cal Spas Hot Tub or Swim Spa it is important to understand what goes into the process. Key factors are location, electricity, budget, warranty, the right spa, and finding the right dealer. Here is a guide to consider before you buy:

Choose a location

  • A leveled foundation is crucial – Cement with minimum 4.5 inches THICK is recommended.
  • Walkway to the spa is advised for easy and safe access in and out of the spa. Also, it will help keep your spa clean from dirt and debris when you enter the spa.
  • Access for delivery is a must when placing a spa. Using a spa delivery service is recommended. In some cases, you may need to use a crane to get your spa or swim spa into your backyard.
  • Make room for drainage. Depending on how often you use your spa we recommend you change your spa water every 2-4 months.
  • If you decide to put your spa indoors choose a space with proper ventilation.

Consult an Electrician

  • A licensed electrician is advised to consult your backyard and see what is needed to safely set up your spa.
  • Check if your electric box will handle the usage of volts. Hot Tubs can take 120V or 240V depending on the spa.

Create your budget

  • Luxury requires constant maintenance; therefore it is good to keep in mind the upcoming factors you need to consider before purchasing a spa.
  • To keep the spa hot, it will take more electricity, to heat your spa. Check with your local city to see how the usage will affect your electric bill.
  • Is it best to finance or pay cash? Cal Spas offers a spa for each lifestyle at every price point. Cal Spas makes it affordable and budget-friendly for you to create your backyard oasis. If you finance, do your research and find the best lender for your decision.

Choose the Right Spa

To find the best spa for you refer to our infographic here. Depending if you want your spa for therapy, family, or fitness we have choices for everyone.

Extra things you need for safety and to protect your spa:

Spa Surrounds – allows easier access in and outside the spa. You can also customize your backyard oasis by using the different the pieces to create your own private living space.

Pro-lift Cover Lift – Through the seasons it is best to keep your spa covered and protected from outdoor elements. It is a good idea to invest in a good and easy to use spa cover because it is crucial for spa maintenance.

Register your spa

To use your warranty you need to register your spa. Please click here. If you need to register your Cal Spa hot tub.

Find a local Cal Spas Dealer here

Benefits of Owning a Private Spa | Cal Spas #1 Manufacturer

Cal Spas offers luxury products for you to keep for many years. With proper maintenance and protection, you are bound to sustain your private oasis. So what really is the advantage of having your own spa?

First, it’s the privacy! For years and years, you have dreamt of creating a sanctuary where you can come home after a long day and feel like you are in your own element. Having a place to escape in a healthy manner is your ticket to a better lifestyle. Massaging your all your senses by spending time in fresh air and nature. Allowing yourself to immerse in a warm tub with a blanket of bubbles hugging your body is the ultimate goal.

Second, we are the #1 hydrotherapy manufacturer. We pay attention to all the details to make sure we give you the purest experience. By using hydrotherapy to decompress, you are improving your blood circulation, relieving pain, and reducing anxiety. Rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul will cause you to be happier and think more clearly ultimately benefiting your lifestyle.

Third, our jets are unsurpassed! Cal Spas exclusive Velocity Jets and Candy Cane Jets will target soft tissue and deep tissue muscles. By owning a Cal Spas Hot Tub you are not settling for basic jets that burst out water, we got the hydrotherapy jets down to a science.

Here is a display of the Veranda 422B, our spa comes ready to use with a plug n play kit. This convenient kit reduces installation costs since you can simply plug in your spa and soak – saving you money! With a plug n play spa, you eliminate a technician, as the tub comes with a simple 3-prong 110v cord that can plug into any outlet. Additionally, a plug and play hot tub is not hard-wired into a permanent outside box. Which makes it easier to take with you if you decide to move. The Veranda can be indoor or outdoor depending on your set up. Fits up to 2 people and is ideal for empty nesters.

Here are some reasons to stay away from Public Spas:

Recreational water illnesses (RWI) are not uncommon problems: They can happen in the ocean, in local swimming holes, in public pools, and yes, even in hot tubs. Always bathe with soap after you use a public swimming area.

Weird smell in the air: Try the sniff test. If the water has a weird smell, do not go in. This is a sign they are not properly taking care of their water.

Excessive foam: If mounds of foam are still floating on the water when the jets are turned off, don’t get in. That means the water hasn’t been filtered correctly and probably needs sanitizing.

Bio-film: If you notice a strange odor, cloudy water, slime, floating debris, the hot tub is contaminated. Regular sanitizers will not help, and this means the pipes and filter needs to be checked and solved.

Thick Water: Skin lotion, sunscreen, hair products, and sweat deplete chlorine levels in any body of water. Then there’s the potential of other contaminants, like urine bathers secretly release (which they incorrectly assume is harmless). All of these contaminants can rob chlorine of its potency, while not infectious; can cause irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.

Public Spas have the potential to not be safe but its best to pay attention and make the best choice for you.

Swim Spas in Fall

Leaves are changing colors, the temperature dips down to brisk weather, and the swimming pool may be closed for the season. But, did you know you can enjoy a swim spa all year round? Just like a portable hot tub, swim spas emit heated spa water for therapy and swim resistance. The warmth of the spa water is perfect to enjoy during the cooler Fall months. Cal-Spas-Pro-Trainer-Hero-tablet

Swim spas are perfect any time of year, turn down the heat in summer and turn up the heat in winter – and find a happy medium in between. Cal Spas Swim Spas come in an array of sizes to appeal to any family size. Use a Cal Spas Swim-Pro Swim & Fitness Spa for health optimization and leisure.

Each Cal Spas Swim Spa is equipped with 1, 2, or 3 river jets for treadmill swimming, and a dedicated set of hydrotherapy jets to relax sore muscles before or after a workout. If you want to enjoy a simple dip in your swim spa, turn of the river jets and turn on the hydrostreamers for a fun get together inside the spa with the entire family. Optional sound systems are available to create an entertainment destination in your very own backyard.

Find more information about the Cal Spas Swim-Pro Swim & Fitness Spas at www.calspas.com 

 

The Hot Tub Trend

Luxurious hot tubs are becoming more than just a trend, with all the wonderful health benefits user can gain it’s no wonder why Cal Spas are being offered as more than just a luxury item. Besides adding another source of relaxation in your backyard, Cal Spas hot tubs look good! There are several premium options available for owners to choose from LED lighting, to sound systems, to waterfalls and even additional hydrotherapy packages for a true personalized therapy experience.Backyard Paver Patio with Garden Accessories

Regardless of the model, all Cal Spas hot tubs offer health benefits to support a healthier lifestyle. Day-to-day aches and pains can be significantly reduced with buoyancy users experience while soaking in a hot tub. The added benefits of jets can target specific muscle groups and pinpoint the source of aching muscles, the heat of the spa water with the power of the jets work together to relieve tension from overworked muscles.

Besides giving you the benefits of a normal portable hot tub, swim spas add another level of health benefits with endless swimming capabilities. The Pro Trainer allows swimmers to adjust all the jets simultaneously. 6 different speeds of equally balanced swim current allows for a gentle low resistance aquatic workout all the way up to an aggressive swim. Whether you are a new swimmer or a moderate swimmer, the Pro Trainer will transform you into a professional swimmer.Z735B_Tropical_Environ

Cal Spas offers the exclusive Adjustable Therapy System (ATS) for targeted muscle relief therapy. The ATS seats are contoured to conform to your body while the jets are placed along the lines of the body for maximum therapy benefits. Focus on areas of the body that need most help, with seven distinctive pressure levels to suit your comfort.

For more information about Cal Spas products make sure to visit www.CalSpas.com to shop and find the closest Cal Spas Certified Dealer near you.

How to Buy a Hot Tub

Increasing your quality of life is as simple as adding a hot tub to your backyard. The perfect hot tub can help create a sanctuary of relaxation filled with warm water and therapy to melt away stress and reduce aches and pains from everyday life. But before immersing yourself in the ultimate hydrotherapeutic experience, it’s important take note of some facts to ensure you purchase the best hot tub for yourself. 11419217_461119850721611_527718327_n

How to Buy a Hot Tub 

Spa size should be taken into consideration when paying attention to the available space for the hot tub unit. Select a location that is most convenient for you, but make sure that electrical installation and water supply is accessible. After choosing a location in your home for installation, and after taking measurements, find a Certified Cal Spas Dealer near you to experience Cal Spas in-person.

A Certified Cal Spas Dealer will be able to help you find a hot tub to fit within your budget. After considering the location in your home where the hot tub will be installed, and how many people plan to enjoy the hot tub, the dealer will then be able to show you models based on your specific needs.

After finding the perfect model, you’ll be able to add any premium upgrades such as sound systems, water features, lighting and accessories. Once your order is placed, your dealer will work with you on scheduling the delivery of your product and installation.

Another way to enhance your hot tub buying experience is by considering a contractor to help you install your hot tub. A diligent contractor can personalize your hot tub area and help landscape your backyard. Z628T Environment

We encourage spa shoppers to visit the Cal Spas Website to look around and have an idea as to what hot tub model they are leaning toward. It’s a great tool to toggle with before visit a showroom floor.

Happy Tubbing!

Hot Tub Customization

Complement the look and feel of your patio with a customized portable hot tub from Cal Spas. Known for the widest variety of hot tubs in the industry, Cal Spas also offers premium features that help the customization of your hot tub. From underwater LED lighting features, to filtration systems, to sound systems, you can transform your hot tub into an entertainment center focal point of your Home Resort. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

First, you’ll begin by choosing a spa model based on the size available in your patio and the amount of people expected to benefit from the hot tub. Loungers are more popular than bench seating, since lounge seats offer the most hydrotherapy throughout your body. Larger families can benefit from a 7′ or 8′ spa, while empty-nesters can benefit from a more modest round or triangle spa (which are also space savers).

Next, you’ll choose an acrylic and cabinet color that will best compliment the exterior color of your home. Spa covers are also key when adding an aesthetic focal point to your backyard. Then choose the amount of power you want. This is the fun part: how many jets, how many pumps, an extra additions to get the most of out of your soak in your hot tub. Then finally, add on any water and lighting features, including waterfalls water streamers and underwater LED lights. Then top it off with a sound system and and maybe an extra sanitation system that will reduce the need for extra chemicals and draining. Z735L_Pacifica_Environ

Find your local Certified Cal Spas Dealer, by clicking here. You’ll be able to experience our hot tubs in the flesh and even try one on for size. Find additional accessories and replacement parts at Quick Spa Parts for genuine OEM parts.

Happy Tubbing!

Hot Tub Sanitation: Salt or Ozone

Salt Chlorine and Ozone Generators are very popular options when it comes to sanitizing spa water. They reduce the need for harsh chemicals such as chlorine and increase water safety, leaving your spa water clean and crystal clear.Backyard Paver Patio with Garden Accessories

So, what is the difference between both hot tub sanitation systems? According to LoveYourHotTub.comall chlorine is made from salt. Salt Generators split salt and make the purest form of chlorine. While ozonators require no consumables. Ozone Generators simply take air, convert it to ozone, which reverts back to oxygen

Though a normal filtration system and regular maintenance of the spa water is sufficient enough, implementing a salt system or ozonator to your spa will benefit you in the long run. However, it must be noted that both systems require some sort of maintenance:

  • Salt Systems have cells that may get calcium build-up and require to be cleaned up and replaced over time. The salt cells can be pretty expensive to replace, do some homework to find out how much it would cost to replace before installing one onto your hot tub.
  • Ozone generators use ozone lamps that also need to be replaced over time. Replacements depends how often you use your hot tub.Santa Barbara 22

Salt Systems, even though they require expensive replacement parts, can function without much maintenance. Ozonators, unfortunately, cannot function on their own and require chlorine or additional chemicals to function properly.

The best way to choose the right sanitation system is to weight out how much time and money your willing to provide you hot tub. Which ever sanitation system you choose, a Cal Spas hot tub will provide years of enjoyment and around-the-clock filtration to make sure your hot tub is always ready to go when you are. Cascade Waterfall2

Find the perfect hot tub for you at www.CalSpas.com.

Are you Hot Tub Healthy?

Hot tubs are widely known for the hot tub benefits they can provide. It’s no secret that hot tubs can reduce stress and joint pain, but they can also provide a way to leisure with friends and family. Share the benefits, are you hot tub healthy?S-525L Sml Environment

1. STRESS REDUCER

Stress is the silent killer, stress is known to cause a string of diseases that can be detrimental to your health. Warm water from a hot tub and a powerful massage can melt your stress away and make you feel relaxed.

2. SLEEP IMPROVER

The heat from the water warms up your body to the core making it easier for you to fall asleep. A quick dip in your hot tub before bedtime is proven to make you fall asleep quicker and lets you wake up feeling more rested.

3. ARTHRITIS RELIEVER

When inside the hot tub, the warm water allows joints to be flexible and move easier. Relieving minor aches and pains from arthritis almost immediately. Scheduling regular hot tub time will diminish pain overtime.

4. CIRCULATION IMPROVER

Soaking in a hot tub helps to slightly increase your heart rate and raise your body temperature, which improves circulation throughout your body. If you hot tub consistently, blood circulation can improve overtime.

5. SKIN REJUVENATION 

The heat from your hot tub will cause you to perspire, allowing toxins to exit your body increasing your overall health. Hot tubbing also decreases oil production to give you luscious hair.Backyard Paver Patio with Garden Accessories

If you’re currently on the market for a new or replacement hot tub unit, make sure to visit www.CalSpas.com to shop our extensive hot tub products to find the perfect unit that’s right for you, your backyard and your budget. Cal Spas always provides quality products that are guaranteed to increase your quality of life by providing Home Resort products.

A Hot Tub Summer

This summer is geared up to be a scorcher! A 102° hot tub will probably not sound as appealing as it does right now. However, there are ways to make this summer A HOT TUB SUMMER. There are certain things you can do to enjoy you spa this summer without overheating your body. Just keep reading to find out how:

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, anything cooler than that will automatically feel refreshing. Setting your hot tub’s temperature around 90° would be a nice way to cool down in your hot tub. Remember, you don’t want to disconnect your tub as it needs to continue filtrating. Idle water inside the pipes could also cause corrosion which can then lead to bigger problems. S-525L Sml Environment

If you don’t want to lower your hot tub temperature, another option is to hot tub at night. Summer nights are usually much cooler, and you’ll be able to actually enjoy a warm hot tub instead of bearing the heat from the sun and the tub as well.

It’s not too late for that summer body! Anyone who has been in a spa before is familiar with the relaxing effects of hydrotherapy. The heat from your spa increases blood flow and promotes deep muscle relaxation, increasing your flexibility. Cal Spas recently introduced Hot Tub Yoga, demonstrated by professional yoga instructor Kelly Deva. Watch Kelly demonstrate basic yoga poses inside a hot tub that will stretch and soothe sore muscles, while straightening and targeting specific muscle groups.

To learn more about Cal Spas products and services make sure to visit www.CalSpas.com. To find your local Official Cal Spas Dealer, please click here.