Hot Tub Games for Your Family and Friends

We all know that spas are relaxing—warm water envelops the body and relieves the tension that builds in our muscles. But what about creating memories and having fun? Cal Spas hot tubs are great for that, too!

Here are some games that you can play in your hot tub with your friends and family. Have a blast!

1. Cards
We know what you’re thinking: how can I play cards in water?! Well, most cards are laminated in plastic, making them waterproof. Use an upside down Frisbee and bam! You have a playing table. You can play any card game you like!

2. Hockey
Before you get scared off by the idea of a hockey puck in a hot tub, note this simple substitution: use ping pong balls or rubber duckies! The object of the game is to get the “puck” to touch your opponent’s side of the spa. But there’s a catch! You can’t touch the “puck,” but you can splash it and blow on it!

3. Don’t Sink the Cup
If you have red solo cups (or any plastic cups, really), this game is simple yet entertaining! Take one cup and place it in the center of the hot tub, the correct way up. With a separate cup filled with water, each player takes a 2-second turn pouring water into the middle cup. But be careful! The player who sinks the cup loses, and the rest of the group picks their penalty.

5 Tips for a Flawless Hot Tub Party

 

We’re a month into summer, and the season of social gatherings is upon us. Take advantage of temperate summer nights and get together with those close to you by hosting a hot tub party! Here are five tips to help you kick it off without a hitch:

  1. Clean Your Spa Ahead of Time                                                                        Nothing says “relaxation” like a good-looking spa. Take the time to test your spa’s water quality with a reagent test kit or test strips. Total alkalinity (TA) is the measure of alkaline substances in your spa’s water. It is recommended that your spa’s TA be between 80-120 PPM. For more information on how to maintain your CalSpas Hot Tub, click here.
  1. Size Matters                                                                                                         Keep in mind the number of seats available in your spa when inviting guests to your get-together. CalSpas hot tubs range in a variety of sizes, from intimate 2-person spas to spacious 12 person swim spas. While not all of your invitees might decide to take a dip, make sure that you don’t overextend yourself or your spa.
  1. Keep Extra Towels Handy                                                                                       Make sure to have extra towels close by. Anticipate some guests leaving their towels at home,  or even inside. By being prepared, you will prevent excess dripping throughout your home.
  2.  Create a Fun and Relaxing Atmosphere                                                     Whether you’re sticking to a theme or just winging it, decorate the area. Furnishing the area with fun or relaxing items will create an aesthetically pleasing setting. Get creative with your playlists, too! Background music can help set the tone for your evening.
  1. “Dip Before You Sip”                                                                                             Before you dismiss the saying as an old wives’ tale, here is an important fact: both alcoholic beverages and hot tubs raise your body temperature and expand your blood vessels. This can cause inebriation to set on much more quickly. Enjoying your beverages after a soothing soak keeps everyone safe and having a good time. Be sure to supply other drinks (water!), too.

The Ultimate Aquatic Workout

Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas Aquatic Workout

Enjoy the convenience of a complete aquatic exercise regime in the comfort of your own backyard. Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas are precision-engineered to offer resistance swimming against a smooth current that is adjustable to your speed and ability. Increase your strength with optional training accessories that target major muscle groups. Experience the ease of owning your own swim spa and feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Go to Cal Spas Swim Spas now and see the Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas along with our full line of amazing luxury spas!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Inside A Cal Spas Hot Tub

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Valentine’s Day is here! That means this is the perfect time for you to cuddle up with a loved one and enjoy a Cal Spas hot tub. Only Cal Spas makes the best luxury spas that give you and your loved one a home resort experience to remember. Make magical memories in your spa and let the relaxation commence!

Every minute you spend in a Cal Spas hot tub is a minute in heaven. You will love enjoying an incredible aquatic massage like no other. Since every Cal Spas hot tub can seat two, you and your loved one will be able to enjoy an amazing time together. Create the memories that will last a lifetime with the person you love this Valentine’s Day.

Keep your relationship and bond fresh and strong by getting a Cal Spas hot tub. Your relaxation and comfort will be enhanced when you enjoy a Cal Spas home resort experience together.

Swim Spas in Fall

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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 

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Complete Swim Spa Program

Cal Spas proudly offers a complete swim spa program through the Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas line. 6 different swim spas are available, each model includes a up to 3 swim jets and up to 40 hydrotherapy jets. Unlike competitor swim spas, Cal Spas Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas combines an agile swim routine which can be followed up with a submissive hydrotherapy session.

Dr. Malinda Ratini of WebMD, says: If you are looking for a great aerobic and total body-strengthening workout, then look no further. Swimming can provide all that and more. If the water is warm, swimming can even have a soothing effect on achy joints and muscles.

Cal Spas offers a complete line of swim spas, from beginner to intermediate, for luxury or strictly fitness.

The best part is Cal Spas can have your swim spa manufactured in five days or less. Please contact your local Certified Cal Spas Dealer to find more information about the Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas line.


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Achieve Health and Wellness with Cal Spas

Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas by Cal Spas are the excellent solution for an at-home aquatic exercise and make the perfect alternative to any traditional in-ground pool. Achieve health and wellness, instead of choosing between a spa and a pool, gain the benefits of both! Relaxation is just steps away, experience therapy and gain endurance from your backyard.

Let Cal Spas help meet your fitness goals with your own Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spa. Optimize health, get in shape and relax with your friends and family from the privacy of your own home.

Find more information about the Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas TODAY at www.CalSpas.com

Cal Spas Exclusive Pro Trainer™

swimspa-series-category-full-screenNormal swim spas provide a consistent current through independent swim jets. However, the Cal Spas Pro Trainer™ allows swimmers to adjust all swim jets simultaneously. Up to 6 different speeds of equally balanced swim current allows for a gentle low-resistance aquatic workout, all the way up to an aggressive swim.

Using the Color Smart Control, swimmers can adjust the swim resistance up and down to find the perfect water flow for their workout. The Pro Trainer™ is also equipped with a “Swim Pro Workout” button which allows swimmers to experience variant training. When the button is activated, the swim resistance automatically increases and decreases provide the perfect variant workout. Transform selected Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas by Cal Spas into an “endless pool.”Cal-Spas-Pro-Trainer-Hero-tablet Swimming gives the entire body a great workout, especially the core. The best part of all is that you will enjoy getting in tip-top shape because swimming never feels like an exercise!

Go from an average swimmer to a pro swimmer!

Watch it in action:

For more information about Cal Spas, please visit www.CalSpas.com

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 Tubs and Home Value

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There’s no single rule for calculating how much installing a hot tub will increase the value of a given home – if it does at all. Some hot tubs may, depending on various factors.

  • Is it a portable hot tub? So-called “portable” hot tubs are, as a rule, considered personal property and as such offer no added value to the house and land. And what is a portable hot tub? Any hot tub displayed on a showroom floor is a portable hot tub. It can be moved and relocated even if it is heavy and requires special equipment to deliver it to your home. Contrast portable hot tubs with permanent hot tubs: A permanent hot tub sits in the ground, much like an in-ground swimming pool. The plumbing is typically built-in as well. An in-ground hot tub may increase your home value, although generally not as much as you invested in the tub.
  • Is the hot tub built-in? Even a “portable” hot tub may add real value to your home if it’s built-in. If removing the tub will cause extra construction to close or cover the hole in the deck, patio, wall or such, then it is considered built-in and may increase the home appraisal. Even then, the exact amount may vary.
  • Where do you live? The climate you live in also influences the affect a hot tub may have on property value. In northern climates, for instance, outdoor swimming pools don’t always get much use. It’s simply too cold most of the year. A hot tub, on the other hand, is a pleasant retreat in the coldest of winters – even if it is outdoors.

Residents of hot, southern climates probably won’t appreciate a hot tub in the same way. In such markets swimming pools will likely raise your home value more than a hot tub.Z628T Environment

How to Increase the Value of Your Hot Tub

When it’s time to sell your home, of course you want it to look as nice as possible. Spruce up your hot tub to make it more appealing to potential homebuyers:

  • Replace old or damaged hot tub covers. Simply changing the cover can make a hot tub look more inviting.
  • Clean the tub thoroughly. Depending on the material, wash and shine the exterior. Wipe down the interior to remove algae, stains or other problems, and chemically treat the water or even change the water if necessary. Remove any debris in and on the hot tub before any home viewings.
  • Landscape around outdoor hot tubs. Present your spa area as a tempting retreat from the surrounding world. Build a fence to shelter it from neighbors, install mood lighting, plant greenery, make a brick or concrete path leading to the tub – anything that will help blend the tub into the home environment and increase appeal.

If you’re struggling with the thought of spending the money on a hot tub, ask yourself how long you plan to remain in your home. If you can’t foresee selling and moving for a number of years, the actual financial return may be secondary to your enjoyment in the meantime.

If hot tub ownership is right for you, make sure to view all the hot tubs Cal Spas has to offer at www.CalSpas.com.