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.

Lifespan of a Spa Cover

A proper and diligent spa cover care routine can be the difference between needing to buy a replacement cover in 5 years instead of 6 years. Here are some tips to increase the lifespan of a spa cover:Z735L_Pacifica_Environ

  • Keep the cover clean. The vinyl needs to stay clean and conditioned. Use a very mild detergent and water solution to clean the vinyl portion of the cover at least twice per month to keep your spa looking great and help expand the life of your spa cover.
  • Wipe chemical residue from the underside of the cover every chance you get. These residues, if left on the cover, start to break down the material causing it to become porous.
  • Maintain proper spa water chemistry. The better your spa water chemistry is maintained the vapors coming off the tub will be less corrosive. Making the vapors less corrosive leads to the protective layers of the cover to degrade more slowly, and increasing the lifespan of your spa cover.
  • Unzip the cover and clean just inside the zipper at least twice per year. Mildew has a tendancy to build up here and if you have not kept your sanitizer levels up you may develop this as a problem.
  • Remove the cover for 20-30 minutes after shocking your spa water. As the shock is burning out the Chloromines and Bromimines in your spa, highly corrosive vapors are released. Following this tip will protect your covers materials from premature degradation.
  • Completely remove the cover at least once per week to allow the water to drain out of it. Always completely remove the cover while using your hot tub.coverdiagram-popup1

Cover life expectancy depends on a lot of factors including amount of direct sun the cover receives, is it cared for correctly or abused, how the spa chemical regimen is followed, and varying weather patterns.Cover-Girl-1024x638

Find the perfect spa cover for your hot tub at Quick Spa Parts.

For more information about Cal Spas hot tubs and products, click here.

Cal Spas Loyal Customers

As the Public Relations Specialist for Cal Spas I get to hear amazing stories from some of our most loyal customers. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to one of our customers and heard his story:

Jeffery moved to Napa, California in 1986 into a home with a Cal Spas installed in which he lived for 14 years. During the 14 years he resided in Napa, his hot tub needed not a single repair. The wood frame unfortunately rot from the extreme weather conditions that come from living in Northern California which were replaced, but the hot tub itself remained in good condition.

He later moved to Redding, California into a home which had another brand name hot tub on a spa deck. Being the loyal customer Jeffery is, he got rid of the old hot tub, and repaired the deck to place a new 2004 Victory Series Cal Spas.IMG_1231[1]

Jeffery called in this week to let us know that he has not had any issues with his hot tub for over 11 years. He, of course, makes sure to perform regular maintenance check-ups and replace filters when needed but again, not a single repair has been needed.

The reason Jeffery continues his loyalty to Cal Spas is because we make sure to provide the highest quality product to all our valuable customers. Jeffery uses his hot tub everyday to ease tension on joints and back pain. He begins his day at 6:30am, makes a cup of coffee and soaks in his hot tub at 101F for 30 minutes, while enjoying his cup of Joe.IMG_1230[1]

This is only one story from our thousands of loyal customers. If you would like to share your Cal Spas story with us, please contact Public Relations Specialist, Angel Beltran at abeltran@calspas.com.

For more information regarding Cal Spas products please visit www.CalSpas.com 

Sanitizing Your Hot Tub

Some people look to hot tubs as a cost-effective alternative to pools. Yes, hot tubs provide the utmost relaxation and hydrotherapy benefits, but all hot tub owners should know that hot tubs aren’t small pools. Maintenance for swimming pools and hot tub water are very different and should be treated as such. It’s all about water chemistry.

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Shock treatment, alkalinity, pH, hard water and sanitizers are all terms that can intimidate any new hot tub owner, however there is no need to fear! Hot tub water maintenance is quite simple.coleman spa 4

– Hot tub water is the perfect breeding ground for microorganisms and bacteria to breed if the water is not treated with the proper sanitizing system. Bacteria from our bodies, as well as airborne mold spores, algae, and even viruses can find their way into the water. Sanitizing systems such as bromine, can effectively destroy microorganisms and bacteria to keep your spa water safe and healthy to use.

– Shock treatment is the routine of applying a treatment to your spa water that oxidizes and diminishes dead organic material left behind from the sanitizing system, and material that is unable to be filtered such as dirt, soap, hair spray and perspiration. These contaminants provide a source of food for bacteria and algae if not treated correctly and in a timely manner. Regular shock treatments eliminate them and the organics on which bacteria feed.

– Alkalinity is measuring the ability of the water to resist changes in pH. Low alkalinity could cause a bigger problem than higher alkalinity. It’s smarter to adjust alkalinity before testing your hot tub pH. Maintaining the proper alkalinity will often bring the pH back to normal.

– Hard water is measured and caused by the amount of calcium dissolved in the water. Insufficient calcium hardness can sometimes promote equipment corrosion and also result in water foaming problems.Hydrotherapy

Cal Spas makes it easy to maintain your hot tub water. Find more information about Cal Spas hot tubs and products, here.