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Jacuzzi Expert Q&A: Erica Moir

Last month we introduced you to our series featuring Jacuzzi employees and their answers to top questions. Our first employee spotlight was focused on Larry Ovalle, Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs, and this time around we have someone new for you to meet. We’d like to introduce you to Erica Moir, Vice President of Marketing and New Product Development for Bath.

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Q: How long have you worked at Jacuzzi?

Erica Moir (EM): I’ve been with Jacuzzi for more than 10 years as Vice President for New Product Development and Design, as well as Vice President of Design and Development in both the spa and bath divisions.

Q: Can you give us a quick explanation of what you do on a day-to-day basis?

EM: My main focus is to define the broad scope of the Jacuzzi® Luxury Bath product line. By attending global shows, I stay abreast of evolving consumer expectations and keep a finger on the pulse of design trends. Trend research also involves looking outside of our industry for inspiration in launching new products that will complement our current product lines.

Q: What is so special about Jacuzzi® Brand jets?

EM: Jacuzzi® Jets are exclusive. We have been developing hydromassage jets since the invention of our original J-300™ Pump in 1956. Our PowerPro® Jet systems exploit the Venturi Principle to deliver what we call Jacuzzi® Aqualibrium®—the perfect mix of air and water.

Q: If a hot tub or bathtub has more jets than another one, does that mean it’s a better model?

EM: More jets do not equal a better hydromassage. We put a lot of thought and effort into positioning our fully adjustable jets in the right locations.

Q: Why is Jacuzzi® Brand hydromassage better than competitors?

EM: At Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy and hydromassage are what makes us who we are; and that’s why we are committed to raising the bar when it comes to performance.  We continue to advance our highly engineered jets as well as develop other innovative water experiences. Wellness will eternally define the Jacuzzi® Brand.

Q: What is the most popular bathtub style?

EM: Our bathtubs are available by experience: Salon® Spa, Pure Air®, Whirlpool and Soaking. Whirlpool continues to be our signature product. We’ve also noticed a rising trend in freestanding bathtub designs and continue to expand our offering in this space.

Q: Do you have any new bathtub models that you’re excited about introducing?

EM: Starting this spring, we plan on launching several new models, some of which will expand our current product lines, and others that will introduce new product lines to the Jacuzzi® Luxury Bath portfolio.

Q: What are your goals for 2015?

EM: Last year we successfully launched eight new products, and we plan to be just as productive this year.

Q: What is the one thing you think is most important for customers to know?

EM: We believe that the experience of hydrotherapy can not only be improved, but perfected. We know your time is precious; we want the “escape” you find in our products to be an amazing one.

About Erica Moir

With a strong background in product and category knowledge, Erica has worked at Jacuzzi in several key product roles over the past 15 years, both in the Spa and Bath Divisions. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from Fanshawe College and the University of Windsor.

Stay tuned…next month we’ll have another Q&A with a Jacuzzi expert!

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs Announces the 2014 Dealer Awards

Annual award recipients presented at the 2015 Jacuzzi® Dealer Conference

Chino Hills, CA (April 3, 2015) – Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, the industry’s leading hot tub brand, announced their 2014 Dealer Award winners, presented to the recipient at the 2015 Jacuzzi® Dealer Conference in Anaheim, California earlier this year. Recipients included Dealer of the Year Award winner Allstate Home Leisure, Hall of Fame Award winner Brad Cox with Paradise Valley Spas, and Best New Jacuzzi® Dealer of the Year Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland.

2014 Dealer of the Year Award – Allstate Home Leisure

The prestigious 2014 Dealer of the Year Award was presented to Allstate Home Leisure, with locations in Ann Arbor, Livonia and Novi in Michigan. The Dealer of the Year Award recipient is awarded with consideration for key attributes such as outstanding customer service, collaborative marketing efforts, promotions and publicity representing great ambassadorship for the brand, leadership in the market, exceptional sales growth and more.

2014 Hall of Fame Award – Brad Cox, Paradise Valley Spas

This year, the 2014 Hall of Fame Award was presented to Brad Cox at Paradise Valley Spas, located in the Bay Area near San Francisco, California. Focusing on offering the best hot tubs and hot tub products in the industry, Paradise Valley Spas prides themselves on providing the best customer service experience anywhere. The Hall of Fame Award is selected based on 10 or more years of experience with the Jacuzzi® Brand, professional and positive representation of the hot tub industry, promotion of the benefits of hot tub ownership, partnership, proven ambassadorship for the Jacuzzi® Brand and is a measureable leader in the market.

2014 Best New Jacuzzi® Dealer of the Year – Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland

At the 2015 Jacuzzi® Dealer Conference, Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland earned the 2014 Best New Jacuzzi® Dealer of the Year award based on volume of Jacuzzi Brand sales in the United States during the first year the dealership has offered Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs. With an emphasis on offering products that improve the quality of life for any lifestyle and budget, Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland is part of the Oregon Hot Tub family of stores.

About Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs is committed to creating products that focus on health and wellbeing through Jacuzzi® Aqualibrium® — the perfect mix of air and water. Backed by nearly 60 years of product engineering, every Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is designed around the purposeful placement of our exclusive PowerPro® Jets and delivers an unrivaled hydromassage only available from the Jacuzzi® Brand. For more information, visit www.jacuzzi.com or contact us at 1-866-234-7727.

About Allstate Home Leisure

Allstate Home Leisure is located in South East Michigan with four locations. Selling hot tubs, billiards, pools, patio and fireplaces since 1993, the company continues to focus on putting the best group of customer advocates together for sales, service and delivery and continually improving customer experience. To learn more about Allstate Home Leisure, please visit http://www.homeleisure.com.

About Paradise Valley Spas

With eight locations serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Paradise Valley Spas offers Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas®. Established in 1985, this Northern California hot tub store focuses on giving every customer the best customer service experience and offering the best line of spas and spa products in the industry. To learn more about Paradise Valley Spas, please visit www.sfspas.com.

About Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland

Located in Portland Oregon, Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland offers hot tubs, swim spas, saunas, Big Green Egg Grills, massage chairs, water care chemicals and products and accessories. As part of the Oregon Hot Tub family founded in 1979, you can learn more about Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Portland at www.jacuzzihottubsportland.com, www.facebook.com/jacuzzihottubsportland, or www.oregonhottub.com.

Outdoor Hobbies You Can Foster in (and around) Your Hot Tub

While your hot tub can facilitate conversation and aid your health through hydrotherapy, it’s also a great place to foster some new outdoor activities. Here are a few such hobbies that go hand in hand with your hot tub:


Take an after-dark dip in your hot tub and spend some time studying the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. Pick up the latest issue of Sky & Telescope Magazine for a current naked-eye star chart, and if you like what you see up there, invest in a telescope when the time is right.

Bird Watching

Bird watching

Keep a bird guide and a pair of binoculars within proximity of your hot tub, and get ready to learn all about your local avian species. When you see a winged creature, take note of its size, shape, sounds, coloring, and behavior. Consult the bird guide or a comparable smartphone app (carefully so you don’t drop them in the tub!) and familiarize yourself with the flying fauna.


As the water swirls around you, attain inner peace by practicing mindful meditation. Begin by taking five deep breaths and focusing on subtle sensations around you. Quiet your mind and develop a sense of equanimity. Balance.



Immerse yourself in warm water and a compelling story when you start reading from your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Just make sure to keep your book, magazine, or e-reader out of the water. You can even round up a few fellow bookworms and host a hot tub book club, or stream an audiobook through your hot tub’s BLUEWAVE® Stereo System if you’d rather give your eyes a rest.


In practice for thousands of years, yoga is a low impact form of exercise that can benefit by nearly anyone of any age. The hot tub’s warm and soothing water will relax your muscles and make you even more limber before your practice begins. Plus, the stress-relieving properties provided by all Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs will quickly put you in the right state of mind.

Garner even greater benefits for your mind and body by developing a new hot tub hobby. Want to learn even more? Check out these five mobile apps to help improve your health, and other simple exercises you can do in the hot tub.

Best Ideas Showcase: Fantasy Backyards

Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub may be the most relaxing part of your outdoor experience, but the addition of other elements can transform your entire backyard into an idyllic escape to enjoy all year round. Here are some considerations to help you create an oasis, right in your own backyard.



Elevate the appeal of your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub by ensconcing it in a custom cascading waterfall. Backyard waterfalls add an air of elegance to your yard, and can imbue you with a sense of serenity even before stepping inside the hot tub. The unmistakable sound of the waterfall in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is relaxing, and these aquatic additions can also accompany koi ponds or other wet wonders without too much effort.

Fire Pit


Keep the warmth going even after you step out of your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub by fanning the flames of a backyard fire pit. Ideal for alfresco entertainment, a well-placed fire pit can dramatically improve the after-dark ambience of your property. Whether you buy one or build your own, the flickering flames and crackling wood can add a layer of fun to fireside family nights, or flare of romance for couples outside on a cool evening.



An airy, sunlit gazebo is a perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or water while unwinding with a hot tub soak. Gazebos also allow you to enjoy the vistas of your backyard when entertaining guests for a hot tub happy hour.  And if you’re in the mood for another ambitious outdoor project, create a pergola between your gazebo and hot tub. A pergola is a shaded corridor that consists of upright posts supporting crossbeams and latticework which welcomes vines to grow upon it.

 Tiled Patio


Add a personalized touch to your yard by installing a tiled mosaic patio around your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Mosaic patios can be created using any number of materials, from glass to granite and pavers to pebbles. Or you can use your imagination to come up with something truly unique. Take it one step further by planting flowerbeds on either side, supplemented by easily concealed rope lights to illuminate your patio.

Those are just a few ideas to increase the attractiveness of your backyard. And after you’ve finished accentuating your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, bring the creativity indoors with these ideas for fantasy bathrooms.

Most Attractive Types of Greenery to Surround Your Hot Tub

If you’re seeking to complement your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub with some creative plant life, here are a few suggestions that can position your spa as a centerpiece, while enhancing the overall aesthetic of your yard:


This slow-growing, drought-tolerant evergreen reaches heights of about 10 feet, and can be trained to “weep” over fences, walls, or arbors. (This evergreen doesn’t shed its needles in fall, which span the spectrum from silvery blue to dark green, so you can enjoy its color year round.) And the striking contours of the moody conifer ensure that it’s an attractive addition to any size yard.

CAST IRON PLANT (Aspidistra elatior)

Native to Taiwan and Japan, this dark, leafy evergreen earned its nickname based on its ability to withstand extremely unfavorable conditions. Not only is it undaunted by the driest of droughts, but it’s equally unfazed by the sultriest summers and wickedest winters. The Cast Iron Plant can grow up to two-feet tall, even under heavy shade, and it’s perfectly fine when neglected for weeks—or even months—on end. They’ll fill in your dark patio corners with pretty lance-shaped leaves.



Introduce an element of evergreen elegance to your yard with a meticulously trimmed tree. Whether planted in the ground or in a container, topiaries make outstanding embellishments to any garden, and will look wonderful next to your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Topiaries come in all shapes and sizes from spirals to pom poms you’re sure to find a shape that fits your garden. Consider Eugenia in warmer environs, Boxwood in cooler climes, and containers of Sky Pencil Holly paired with Japanese Forest Grass as an alternate option for a privacy screen.


Annual bed

Looking for a pop of seasonal color to add to your hot tub landscape? The options are endless with annuals! Fragrant Freesia offer both color and appealing scent; Ipomoea (sweet potato vine) come in a variety of colors and create a spilling effect in container plantings. And if you’re looking for something different, try ornamental cabbage and kale which provide any planting with both striking color and creative texture.

When you’re ready to start sprucing up the area surrounding your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, be sure to check out these great tips for turning your backyard into a garden oasis, and other ways to put your green thumb to good use.

Retrofit Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Spa with CLEARRAY®

New Purification System for Cleaner, Fresher Water

Exciting news for Jacuzzi hot tub spa owners! Yes, you can get the innovative CLEARRAY® Water Purification System <http://www.jacuzzi.com/hot-tubs/accessories/clearray/> for pre-2012 hot tub models (going back to 2006). What’s special about CLEARRAY® is that it uses UV-C technology to make water care virtually effortless, and it allows you to cut down on the use of sanitizing chemicals.

Contact your local dealer <http://www.jacuzzi.com/hot-tubs/dealer-locator/> for information about purchasing a CLEARRAY aftermarket kit.

Imagine a system that treats 99.9% of waterborne pathogens without creating chemicals, odors or by-products. CLEARRAY enables you to use up to 50% fewer sanitizing chemicals, according to lab tests. If you or your family members are sensitive to the effects of hot tub spa chemicals – dry, itchy skin and red eyes – you’ll enjoy your hot tub so much more with the CLEARRAY system. No more dryness or burning eyes. The ultraviolet germicidal disinfection that helps keep your Jacuzzi hot tub spa water clean and fresh won’t damage the hot tub spa equipment either.

A chart found in the latest Jacuzzi brochures compares CLEARRAY® to ozone and salt systems. No surprise: CLEARRAY offers the most benefits in all seven categories. Use CLEARRAY® in your hot tub spa along with the ProClear® Mineral Cartridge and you’ll have the cleanest, softest water possible.

Download a brochure <http://www.jacuzzi.com/hot-tubs/request-brochure/> to learn more about the CLEARRAY Water Purification System.

You don’t have to buy a brand-new Jacuzzi hot tub to take advantage of the best water purification system on the market. Ask your local dealer about the CLEARRAY® aftermarket kit, and start spending more time in your hot tub and less time on maintenance.

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Throw a Kid-Friendly Backyard Party with Your Hot Tub

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are known to turn every gathering up a notch or two, and that holds true even for kids’ parties. Plan an enjoyable, family-friendly party in your backyard by inviting your kids’ friends (and their parents) over for a good time and some relaxation in the hot tub. Here are a few ideas to help you get to know everyone:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Before your guests arrive, hide toys, treats, or household items around your yard, ideally within view of your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. When the kids arrive, give them either a written list or a picture list (depending upon their age) of the hidden objects, and send them on a quest to find them all. An added bonus: Parents can keep an eye on their young‘uns from the comfort of your hot tub.

Dunking Duck Hunt

Purchase two dozen small rubber ducks and a few nets the size you’d use in a fish tank. Using a marker, write a number between one and 12 on the bottom of each duck, making sure to use each number twice. Toss the ducks in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and supervise the kids while they take turns using the net to “catch” two ducks. If the ducks they catch both have the same number, the kids gets a point and the ducks stay out of the water. If the numbers are different, no points are awarded and the ducks continue “swimming.” Play continues until all pairs of ducks are “captured” and the winner is whoever has the most ducks at the end.

Football Toss

Using a pair of scissors or shears, cut a variety of different shapes (circles, triangles, stars, etc.) out of a large tarp or old bed sheet. Outline the shapes of the holes using brightly colored duct tape. Then, with a marker, write different point values beneath each hole. (The narrower the hole, the greater the point value.) Hang the tarp between two trees, gazebo posts, or other structures in your backyard, and challenge the kids to toss a football (or other ball) through the holes. Whichever kid racks up the most points in ten throws, wins the game. Bonus: kids can toss the balls from the warmth of your hot tub.

These are just a few simple ideas to get the good times rolling at your next backyard party. And with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, the parents can enjoy watching all the games from the comfort of the warm water.

Best Ideas Showcase: Fantasy Bathrooms

Your current bathroom may be perfectly serviceable, but does it inspire you? These beautiful bathroom decorating ideas certainly will. Here are some ideas on how to turn your bathroom into a fantasy bathroom:

Soothing Surroundings


Its flowing shape and timeless appeal ensures our Bravo™ Freestanding Bath will fit into any decorating scheme. With minimal distractions and set in front of floor-to-ceiling windows to display the picturesque scene outside, you’ll have a quiet place to reflect while making a statement that never goes out of style: tranquility.

High-End Details



When it comes to building your own fantasy bathroom, it’s the details that make all the difference. Consider choosing a bathtub that can feature wood frame decking to your drop-in or undermount tub like the Fuzion™ Bathtub for two. It not only adds a grand element to any space, it also lends a simple, slightly classic feel to an otherwise modern bathroom.

Freestanding Simplicity


For the ultimate visual impact, try a freestanding bathtub. This simple, yet elegant design brings a luxurious atmosphere to any space. Offset with a bright wall as a background, the smooth, rounded sides and floor-mounted plumbing conveys a minimalist grace and sophisticated style in your bathroom.

 Illuminated Sophistication


The dark surround of this drop-in bath contrasts perfectly with the glowing interior lights, making almost as much of a statement as the stunning view of the city outside. The soft colors highlight the attractiveness of the warm water, inviting you to relax and soak undisturbed, with minimal distractions.

When it comes to fantasy bathrooms, your bathtub steals the spotlight. We hope you’ve felt inspired while looking over some of these beautiful bathrooms. If you’d like more design ideas, visit your local Jacuzzi Luxury Bath dealer.

Fun Conversation Games for Your Hot Tub

Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is the ideal place to host a gathering of family and friends. Because of its intimate and relaxing space, it’s also perfect for striking up fun conversations. Here are games for your hot tub that don’t require any props or supplies:


To play Questions, all information exchanged must be in the form of a question. For example, Player 1 will say, “Have you seen the new movie?”; Player 2 may respond with, “Is that the movie with the superhero?”; and Player 3 can ask, “What is the superhero’s name?” Only questions may be asked; no definitive statements may be made as the conversation evolves. If a player takes too long to answer a question or asks a rhetorical question, another player can call a foul and is awarded a point. Once a player reaches a set number of points (the number varies and can be predetermined by your team), he or she is declared the winner.

Fact or Fiction

In this game, each player states two things about themselves. One statement is true, and the other is false. For example, Player 1 will say, “I like green beans and I shower twice a day.” Player 2, 3, and 4 must decide which statement is false. There are no real winners or losers, and this game can be great for getting to know your friends and family better.

I’m Going on a Trip…

This is a slightly more complicated game to play, and can provide an amusing window into the mental processes of your friends. During each round, a player announces he’s going on a trip and bringing a specific item (or person) with him. Add a twist to the game by requiring that each follow-up “I’m bringing” follows a secret rule you’ve made, such as requiring that the item begins with the first or last letter of the item the previous player declared. As an example of using the last letter, Player 1 says, “I’m going on a trip, and I’m bringing a papaya.” Player 2 says, “I’m going on a trip, and I’m bringing an aardvark.” Player 3 says, “I’m going on a trip, and I’m bringing a kettle.” And so on and so forth. You can add further variation to this game by adding color or size requirements to the items, but the trick is to see how long it takes other players to catch on to your formula.

Want some other ideas for entertainment? Here are three other fun games you can play in your hot tub.

Your hot tub is a natural place to congregate during a party, and these games can help keep conversation flowing during your gatherings. Remember to limit yourself to about 20 minutes for each session in the hot tub, regardless of how much fun you’re having, and keep plenty of water or other beverages on hand to stay hydrated.

Creative Ideas for Your Winter Hot Tub Party

Winter has arrived, which means long, cold nights. Why not welcome the season—and combat the chill—with a gathering of family and friends? Make your backyard a winter sanctuary by offering food, drink, and of course a soak in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Here are some creative ideas for your winter hot tub party:

Install Lights

In winter, your trees are often bare. This may look bleak during the daytime, but bare branches are far easier to adorn with lights. Hang strings of lights from the branches, running them through separate trees or connecting trees to one another. When the sun goes down, you’ll have a magnificent winter light show.

 Provide Warmth

Keep your guests warm and cozy by providing a basket full of blankets and towels. If you have a towel heater, place the blankets there to warm them up before handing them out. When your party makes its way to the hot tub, keep the towels on the heater or at least in a protected place to ensure you can all wrap up with something comfortable and dry when you step out of the water.

Offer Toasty Drinks

Combat the cold air of a winter evening with a bar full of warm drinks. Keep hot chocolate, tea, and coffee standing by, as well as some stouter beverages. Offer your guests a Spanish hot coffee—made with coffee and Spanish bourbon—or a hot buttered rum.

Make S’mores

You can’t go wrong with s’mores to warm up a winter night. Light the fire pit, cover an outdoor table with a festive cloth, and then set out the ingredients for these cold-weather treats. Remember to use the old standbys of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows, but you can offer your guests more creative options as well. Provide caramel, more elaborate types of chocolate like dark or white, and fruits like strawberries and bananas. For a salty and sweet combination, offer your guests bacon bits to sprinkle on their s’mores.

There’s a great deal you can do to celebrate the winter season with your friends and family. For a special touch, consider sending out invitations to properly invite your guests to your party. Kori Clark has created the perfect invitation for every Jacuzzi® Hot Tub-themed celebration, making it easy for you to add another touch of creativity and style to your winter celebration.

Best Pinterest Ideas for Hot Tub Accessories

Need inspiration? The Internet has opened up an entirely new world of sharing and collaborating on design and decor ideas. From Facebook to Pinterest, you now have thousands of concepts at your fingertips. If you’re looking for ways to aesthetically enhance your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, we’ve gathered some of the best Pinterest ideas for hot tub accessories:

Hot Tub Storage/Bench

The bench is an attractive accent to your backyard…and holds snack trays, games, and anything else you want to keep near your hot tub but out of your immediate walking path. It also offers a convenient seat if you’d like to cool off after a long soak.

Floating Orbs

These waterproof, color-changing lights float on the surface of your hot tub and complement the nighttime glow provided by the existing lights in your spa. You can also obtain these lights in one steady color if you would like to set a certain mood.

Plastic Playing Cards

These cards are waterproof, so you can take them in and out of the hot tub with you. You can choose a set of playing cards for some watery blackjack or “conversation cards” to get people talking. Play a game, prompt a discussion, and enjoy bonding time with friends and family.

Monogrammed Towels

Give everyone in your family a sense of hot tub ownership with towels that bear their names or initials, or a favourite emblem or statement. Monogrammed towels convey both personality and class when displayed.

Side Table

Invest in a side table to keep the important things in life dry: your drink, smartphone, or the book you’ve been making your way through. An attractive side table will fit right in with your backyard décor, and can be stained to match your hot tub.

Now that you have some home improvement ideas, you’re free to capitalize on them and make them your own. What will you do with your backyard?

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