Hard work has long been heralded as the quickest — if not the only — path to success, but what happens when those long hours threaten your performance? Studies show that an overloaded mind can often contribute to depleted energy, decreased concentration, and a general sense of unease. What’s more, many doctors are increasingly looking at prolonged stress as the starting point for a variety of medical conditions. In other words, that hard work could actually be hurting just as much as it’s helping.
Shut off the game consoles, put away the smart phones, and invite your family to join you in some backyard fun. After all, you’ve finalized the patio, set up your new hot tub, and whipped up your kid’s favorite snacks. It’s the perfect time for some family bonding in your revamped yard. However, before you turn on the bubbles, ensure your tub won’t get anyone into trouble. Follow our simple tips to maintain a safe environment for the whole family to gather:
Jacuzzi® hot tubs bring together friends and family. They provide a space to unwind, relax, and create memories. Whether you’re hosting an intimate meeting with your closest friends or catching up with your family, a hot tub offers the ideal gathering place.
However, when you’re in the market for a hot tub of your own, before making the big purchase, you need to decide if you want to soak under the stars in your backyard or in the privacy inside your own home. The following are just a few aspects to consider when choosing between an outdoor hot tub oasis and an indoor hot tub cove.
There’s no season like summer when it comes to celebrations. From Memorial Day picnics to Fourth of July barbecues, the opportunities to soak up the sun with friends and family are seemingly infinite. What’s the best way to bring a little sizzle to your summertime soirees? We have a few inspired ideas!
You asked, and we answered. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about our hot tubs. Read on: The responses might just surprise you!
Why should I invest in a Jacuzzi hot tub?
There are as many answers to this as there are tub owners, but the most universal perk is pure revitalization. From unforgettable moments with family and friends to reflective experiences all by yourself, our whirlpools revitalize mind, body and spirit in a way that no other brand has managed to achieve.
What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?
Our decades of engineering experience have allowed us to create a hydrotherapy system that works on both physical and mental levels. Research indicates that you could experience decreased joint soreness, improved circulation and a boost to the body’s ability to heal itself, and customers have reported a fresh sense of vitality and zeal for life. After all, extended periods of stress can have traumatic effects on your health; the relaxation offered by hydrotherapy aims to correct those problems before they become unmanageable.
How do I decide which size is right for me?
The best place to start is with the installation area itself. If you’re working with a limited space, that alone might dictate the size of your hot tub. For customers who aren’t concerned about square footage, however, it all comes down to how you intend to use the tub. Social gatherings generally warrant larger tubs while private, spa-inspired experiences can stay on the smaller side.
For more information and to find the perfect hot tub for you, download our free brochure.
Can’t sneak away for a weekend retreat? Turn your backyard into a five-star destination in its own right, and you’ll have immediate access to that getaway mindset. This private-hideaway primer will help you get started.
Consider the Function
Like vacations themselves, purpose is important. Are you aiming for a social atmosphere, or do you want a tranquil escape from everyday life? Start with the function, and plan your design from there.
Find Your Inspiration
If you have a favorite destination, collect images of the hotels, attractions and amenities that speak to you most. These pictures can help guide your vision, and they’ll be invaluable tools for any landscapers and decorators you choose to hire.
Start With the Landscaping
Plants and flowers are often the best ways to evoke a sense of place. Tall grasses and bushes add natural privacy, for instance, and flower-fringed water features conjure tropical elegance. Refer to your inspiration file for the finer details; you may not be able to build a beach, but you can easily capture the surrounding landscape.
Create Outdoor Rooms
If you have the space, consider separating your backyard into distinct living areas that serve multiple functions. A shaded area can house the exterior dining room, and a bamboo-studded hideaway might be perfect for a hot tub. Luxury hotels use this technique to great effect, and the right lighting, and furniture can instantly call up that five-star atmosphere.
Designate a Spa Center
Afternoons at the spa are the hallmarks of so many getaways, so it’s only natural that you’d want to recreate that serenity in your backyard destination. A spacious whirlpool should anchor the space — think sauna meets social gathering — and the adjacent landscaping can punctuate the oasis-like atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to say bon voyage without the actual voyage.
Magazine-worthy bathrooms aren’t reserved for celebrities and interior decorators. Anyone can take this oft-neglected space from functional to fabulous with a few thoughtful updates. Here, we’ve compiled our top tips for creating the bathroom of your dreams.
Start With the Small Fixes
Before you go the route of knocking down walls and installing new windows, take a look at the little things. Often the smallest changes make the biggest difference: a wash of color on the ceiling, for instance, or a molded rail that adds visual interest. Consider using paint to create cozy vignettes; a rich hue can turn even the blankest canvas into a work of art.
Choose a Relaxing Focal Point
Like any living space, your bathroom needs an anchor. Find the piece that provides the most personal function, and build the room around it. For example, beauty gurus might want to focus on a luxurious sink and gorgeous mirror, but tranquility seekers could opt for a spa-inspired whirlpool.
Tie it Together With Textiles
Playing with print, color, and pattern is a simple way to lend a unique touch to your update. Crisp white is stunning against deeply shaded walls, but look for shower curtains, towels, and rugs to add a little pizzazz if you’re working with a cream background. Don’t be afraid to mismatch the items; an interplay of textures can create instant appeal.
Make Sure to Decorate
It’s easy to forget that a bathroom is anything more than purely functional, leading to white boxes with little personal flair. Treat this room like any other: Use natural light as a habitat for bold plants and striking flowers, or create a gallery wall with mirrors and framed pictures. This technique is especially relevant if you’re anchoring the space with a tranquil hot tub; you’ll want to evoke a sense of sheer relaxation through every piece of decor.
Backyard weddings are designed to be unique, intimate and celebratory, so it’s only natural that you’d want to incorporate your hot tub into the event. Here are three ideas to spark your inspiration when wedding bells are about to ring.
Host a Pre-Ceremony Spa Retreat
After months of negotiating seating arrangements, meeting with caterers and searching for the perfect in-season flowers, you likely need a little break before you say I do. Treat your wedding party to an afternoon of pre-ceremony pampering before you head down the aisle. You can even combine the event with a light brunch and relaxing facials to truly bring home the spa atmosphere.
Use the Hot Tub as a Decorative Focal Point
No fountain on the premises? No problem. With just the right flowers and lighting, you can turn your Jacuzzi into a sparkling decoration that’s bound to add a touch of luxury to even the most laid-back affairs. Search for soft lights that glisten with movement, and keep the water bubbling for a dynamic, champagne-inspired appearance. Draping the area with natural floral arrangements is another great way to make the tub look like a work of art.
Put Together an Unforgettable Reception
Once dinner’s been devoured and the energy starts to wane, invite your closest friends for another glass of bubbly and a late-night soak. This works best if you’re going the relaxed route with your reception, but guests will appreciate the change of pace at any event. Plus, after so many hours of dancing, it’ll feel fantastic to kick off those dress shoes and unwind for a while.
For more ideas and to browse the perfect hot tubs and accessories for your big day, download our free brochure.
For social butterflies who don’t need an occasion to celebrate; skip the stuffy ol’ wine and cheese party, and instead host the hot tub party of the year. Think steamy entertainment, hot party tunes, and delightful refreshments. Dare your friends, coworkers, and neighbors to shed their inhibitions for a playful evening on the patio of yours truly.
Here at Jacuzzi, we’re the experts when it comes to festivities with a hot tub twist, so we’re splashing you with some of hottest do’s and don’ts for your backyard blast. Thanks to our sizzling tips, it’s just up to you to heat the tub and narrow down the guest list to determine if Uncle Ned really makes the cut.
Don’t Skimp on Ambience
Set the mood with some pumping tunes and ice-melting party games. Scatter some inviting glow sticks in the tub, and don’t forget the waterproof poker cards and checkers board. Entice the early birds into the tub faster than they can scream, “UNO!” when you challenge them to a card game in the water.
Do Commence the Water Fights!
Getting hit with a water balloon only means one thing: war! You’re never too old for a water fight, so round up your allies and stock up on water guns and water balloons for the ultimate water war. But while it might be every man for himself, herd the water tossers into the grass to prevent slips on your patio.
Don’t Forget to Feed the Troops
After checker challenges and water balloon battles, treat the troops to some hot-tub approved snacks. Think light fare, as no one will want to strip down to their swimsuits after gorging on heavy hamburgers. Also avoid potato chips and crackers because these treats can make an unappetizing mess at the bottom of your tub.
Do Soak Under the Stars, Not Under the Influence
Drinking alcohol while in a hot tub is a recipe for disaster, as it can cause severe dehydration, heat exhaustion, dizziness, and even death. For safety’s sake, treat your party patrons to some chilled thirst quenchers instead.
Don’t Mix Broken Glass and Barefeet
Nothing says, “Party’s over,” faster than broken glass in the hot tub. Choose plastic chalices over fragile goblets. But just because you’re going the plastic route doesn’t mean you need to resort to college-reminiscent Solo cups. Go for classy plastic wine glasses and place a floating drink tray in the tub for an added touch.
Despite your best efforts, if a party foul leads to a broken tub, don’t fret, and simply visit our parts and accessories page.
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Jacuzzi owners already know this: when summer ends, hot tub usage heats up. The weather gets cooler, kids start new sports activities, and in general, everyone spends more time at home. It’s prime season for spas and hot tubs, so make sure yours is ready for action.
Prepare your hot tub for the cooler days ahead.
• Is your cover in good shape or is it time for a replacement? Your spa cover prevents leaves and dirt from getting into the water, and it keeps the heat inside to conserve energy.
• Start of a new season is a good time to check the filters – replace them if needed for maximum operating efficiency.
• Drain your spa for a thorough cleaning before serious winter weather sets in.
• Program your hot tub’s water temperature so it’s warm when you want to go in and in energy-saving mode at other times. The J-1000™ control system on the J-400™ Collection is the most advanced in the industry (super-easy to use, too).
Why you need hydrotherapy this fall.
• Has your workout routine changed from last summer, or are you just starting one? Hydro-massage soothes sore muscles and strains, and promotes flexibility.
• A 10-minute soak relaxes homework-stressed kids, and parents.
• When the days get shorter, immerse in a warm-water massage instead of holding down the sofa – you’ll probably sleep better afterwards.
People who own spas and hot tubs love to entertain outdoors in every season, too. Half-time during the game or last-minute Friday happy hour, you don’t have to make a big deal out of it – everyone enjoys a warm soak and good conversation.
Need supplies? How about a new cover or accessories? Contact your local Jacuzzi Hot Tubs dealer for genuine Jacuzzi parts and extras, or to see the latest models.
Got the Blues? Hot Tub to a Happier Place
Let’s face it. Everybody feels a little gloomy or off-balance once in awhile, sometimes for no reason. My grandmother used to describe it as being “down in the dumps.” This may surprise you, but hydrotherapy can help us beat the blues!
I’m not talking about throwing a wild hot tub party (but go ahead, if that works for you). The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage that you experience in a Jacuzzi truly is hydro “therapy.” It can lift your spirits, coax you into a better frame of mind, and help your body function more smoothly.
Here’s how a Jacuzzi session can affect your mood in positive ways:
A hot tub lets you get away from it all. Spas and hot tubs are backyard escapes from the harried world of computers, cell phones and TV. Even a few moments of freedom from these typical stressors can give you the chance to slow down and find balance.
Physical warmth may improve emotional wellbeing, according to a series of Yale University studies. The studies cited evidence that when people feel lonely or isolated, they take long, warm baths and showers “to restore the missing warmth.” Spas and hot tubs have the same effect.
The relaxing properties of hydromassage can soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol – too much can increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Massage can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which can help relieve depression.*
There are many ways to lift your spirits and boost your body’s production of feel-good signals (chocolate is quick and easy!). Jacuzzi owners can take advantage of the naturally therapeutic benefits of warm-water massage every day.
For more information about Jacuzzi Hot Tubs hydrotherapy and its benefits, download our free brochure.
*If you have feelings of sadness that last for more than a few days or interfere with your ability to carry out your daily routine, or enjoy activities you normally like, please consult a medical professional.
Yes, hot tubs and spas can help you cope with the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation recommends warm-water therapy, and research confirms its benefits.
Hot tubs and spas provide a type of hydrotherapy that is more effective than simply soaking in a warm bath. But not all tubs are created equal. Here are three ways Jacuzzi hydrotherapy helps arthritis sufferers:
1) Patented jets with full adjustability allow you to change the intensity of the hydro- massage for sensitive joints and muscles.
2) We design certain hot tubs and spas to be easier to get into and out of than typical models. You can add non-slip steps with handrails for safer accessibility.
3) Our seating is engineered to support the body comfortably in a variety of positions; from full-lounge seats to bench seating that allows you to sit upright with feet squarely on the bottom of the hot tub.
With Jacuzzi hydrotherapy, three elements – heat, buoyancy and massage – join forces to provide an effective hydrotherapy experience. Heat stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and joints to help reduce inflammation and pain. Buoyancy, which lifts the effects of gravity on the body, takes the pressure off joints and offers support that makes it easier to move frozen joints. Massage loosens tightness and helps soothe the discomfort caused by arthritis.
To quote an article in Arthritis Today, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation, “Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain.” Hydrotherapy can also help you stay active, sleep better and fight depression –important benefits for many of us, including arthritis sufferers.
For more information about how a Jacuzzi hot tub can help improve your health and well-being, download our free brochure.