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If you want to learn about Jacuzzi hot tubs you've come to the right place. The Jacuzzi hot tub blog is a one stop shop for everything you need to know before, during and after you have purchased your Jacuzzi hot tub. Browse our recent posts below to see what's new.

Surprising Ways Hot Tubs Can Conserve Energy That You Might Not Realize, Part 2

In our last blog, we discussed three hot tub options that can help you save money on your electric bill. In Part 2 below, we’ll discuss a few other factors that are also important when trying to keep maintenance costs down. While all Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are energy efficient, meeting the California Energy Commission’s standards, these features actually help you cut costs even further and maintain the condition of your spa:

Energy-Conserving Heater

The immersion heater in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs is made of titanium and features an ultra-low-watt density, energy-conserving heating element. It works this way: Water passes over the heater slowly, increasing the efficient transfer of warmth to the water. This also reduces mineral build-up, keeping your water cleaner and clearer.

Ultra-Efficient Lighting

LED technology allows bulbs to produce more light per watt than their incandescent cousins, meaning they require less energy to illuminate your hot tub. LEDs are long-lasting and inexpensive compared to other bulbs.

Heat-Transforming Pumps

The programmable circulation pump in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs not only keeps your water filtered and clean, it also transfers heat created by the motor to the water, as opposed to dispersing it or otherwise allowing that energy to go to waste. This further reduces your energy usage.

Heat-Retaining Surface

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs feature TriFusion™ acrylic shells. These shells, layered atop one another, are very strong and limit the amount of heat that can escape from your hot tub. This makes your spa a self-contained unit, and it will retain the heat it generates as opposed to letting it leak out through a thinner exterior.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are hallmarks in energy efficiency and average use will not make a tremendous impact on your electric bill. Plus, utilizing the tactics, included parts, and accessories we’ve reviewed in the past two posts will help you leave an even smaller energy footprint.

Surprising Ways Hot Tubs Can Conserve Energy That You Might Not Realize, Part 1

When you’re debating on whether to invest in a hot tub, a primary concern may be its impact on your electric bill. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed for energy efficiency, and a number of options are available to make your spa even more economical when it comes to power usage. As a reference, the California Energy Commission (CEC) requires a device to meet specific energy output regulations to be classified as “energy efficient.” All Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs meet these standards. In this two-part blog, we’ll explore some of the ways your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can be cost effective, beyond being highly energy efficient:

Cold-Climate Insulation

This insulation is perfect for chilly weather and cold climates. It is layered onto the back of the spa’s cabinetry and reduces energy usage by adding another layer of insulation. This extra insulation keeps the temperature steady, so you won’t need to adjust the heat constantly and burn up energy. This insulation also protects against mold and eases operating noise.

Energy-Efficient Settings

All Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models give you some level of control over their operation, some more than others. For example, the J-1000 control panel allows you to program your filtration and heating cycles based on your average usage. Once you determine how and when you most often use your hot tub, program the sequence. You will avoid using excess energy to heat the hot tub when it’s not in use, yet it will be prepped when you’re ready to use it.

Heat-Conserving Covers

Drastically reduce energy consumption by installing a cover for your hot tub. Jacuzzi offers a number of options; the Sunbrella® in particular includes two pounds of foam density, as well as heat-seal gaskets. This creates an excellent seal that minimizes heat and moisture loss, decreasing the need to turn up the heater or refill the hot tub.

You now have an idea of just a few of the energy-saving options available in and for Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. In our next blog, we’ll address additional ways you can save you money on your electric bill.

Fast Facts You Didn’t Know About Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs

Whether you already own a hot tub or are considering adding one to your home, there may be a few things you didn’t know about these warm-water retreats. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs enhance your personal health regimen and certainly liven up your backyard gatherings, but they also have a rich history and interesting role to play in people’s lives. Here are seven interesting fast facts about Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs:

The use of hot tubs extends back thousands of years in human history

In Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Japan, people believed in their positive cleansing and therapeutic effects. The original models were naturally occurring hot springs or baths into which scalding rocks were lowered. Later hot tubs included fire-heated basins, then evolved into the more modern versions that are crafted from wood, cement, stainless steel, acrylic, and plastic.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tub technology originated in the aviation and agricultural industries

The seven Jacuzzi brothers were innovative engineers. After developing the first enclosed-cabin monoplane, they revolutionized the agricultural industry in 1925 by creating the first submersible pump. When a young Jacuzzi family member developed rheumatoid arthritis, the brothers created an aerating submersible pump to provide pain-reveling hydrotherapy treatments in the bathtub.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs provide several different types of therapy, aside from hydromassage

Hydromassage is just one of the health benefits you can reap with a home spa. You can also enjoy chromatherapy, using various colors of light to calm and rejuvenate, and reflexology, targeting pressure points on your hands and feet to relieve tension.

Hot tub technology is continually being innovated and improved

Water jets, heating, and circulation features are always getting better, and much more energy efficient and affordable than most people realize. Some models cost only $14 a month in energy costs.

Hot tub cleaning and upkeep is pretty easy and affordable

It doesn’t take daily scrubbing and expensive equipment to keep a hot tub in pristine condition. With a bit of vigilance – regular checks of your water’s chemical balance and filtration – you’ll only need to drain your tub every 3 to 6 months, depending on frequency of use.

A Jacuzzi® Dealership holds a Guinness World Record

The title for the most nationalities in a single hot tub belongs to a spa dealership in Alicante, Spain. In 2012, people from 26 countries squeezed into a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub for a quick five-minute splash to claim the Guinness World Record.

It’s easy to update your hot tub and keep it current

Even if your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is a few years old, you can easily update it with a variety of accessories, from spa covers, lifts, wind guards, and lighted steps that will lend even greater personalization.

You can find more fun facts and useful information on hot tubs by visiting our website’s Owner’s Corner and get updates via our official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Five Ways to Get Out and Enjoy the Fresh Air

Spending way too much time indoors and in front of your computer? Change up your regular routine and get outside into clear water and fresh air. Here are five of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors:

1. Snorkeling
If you’re near any body of water, you can slip on flippers and a snorkel and take a look at the world beneath the surface. In lakes and oceans, you’ll find an aquatic environment teeming with life, from coral reefs and fish to small sharks and hermit crabs.

2. Paddleboard

Strengthen your core and practice your balance when you go paddleboarding. This leisurely sport is offered at many lakes, rivers, and harbors, and no special skills are required. If you end up falling off, the cool water will be there to soften your fall. Just remember to wear sunscreen as the bright reflection from the water can easily cause burns.

3. Polar Bear Plunge

If you’re near a body of water, odds are there’s a local social club who makes it their business to dive in – usually in the name of charity. Larger groups often raise quite a bit of money for various charitable causes and the chilly water is thought to have health benefits by increasing adrenaline and the flow of oxygen to blood vessels. Most plungers report feelings of euphoria after emerging.

4. Aquathlon

If proving your physical prowess is high on your bucket list, an aquathlon match might be just the way to prove yourself. After running for a set distance, you’ll go for a swim – usually for a lesser distance – and then put on your sneakers and run again. Provided you aren’t competing professionally, you can adjust the distance and rules to apply to your local lake or pool.

5. Soak in a Hot Tub

There’s nothing quite like easing into the bubbling warmth of a spa. Not only is a great (and perhaps much-needed, in some cases) follow-up to the aforementioned activities, it’s also equally enjoyable whether you’re on your own or soaking with friends. You can relax in your hot tub and enjoy the fresh air in your backyard no matter what the season.

Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Just because you enjoy relaxing in your Jacuzzi® hot tub doesn’t mean you need to kick all your eco-friendly habits to the curb. There are several ways of maintaining a hot tub without wasting energy or receiving staggering electric bills in the mail. Rest easy in your tub sans the worry about its impact on Mother Earth when you follow a few of our simple tips for a more eco-friendly hot tub setup:

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