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5 Easy Ways to Make Your New Hot Tub Family-Friendly

During your first 100 days as Jacuzzi® brand hot tub owner, you’ll quickly discover why it’s the ultimate gathering place for the entire family. It helps to think of your hot tub as a living room with jets, where every family member can gather together after a long day apart to chat, relax and enjoy each other’s company. As a new owner, you may be wondering how to maximize family time in the hot tub. To get the ball rolling, here are five simple ways to make your hot tub as family-friendly as possible.

Game Night 5 Easy Ways to Make Your New Hot Tub Family FriendlyINTRODUCE GAME NIGHT
Whether your family holds game night on a regular basis or you’ve tried it before without much success, moving game night to your hot tub both puts a unique spin on a classic family activity and provides yet another reason to suit up. Adding water to game night is relatively easy and requires only a few adjustments. Look for waterproof versions of playing cards, checkers and floating board games. Games like charades don’t involve any special equipment, but keep in mind it’s not as easy to move around when sitting in your hot tub.

 

KEEP THEM FED WITHOUT THE MESS
You already know the way to your family’s heart is often through their stomachs, but certain foods are better suited than others for munching on in the hot tub. Snacks like popcorn and chips aren’t the best foods for hot tubs, as they’re easily dropped into the water. Pick foods that keep little (and big) hands clean to keep the water clear and avoid soggy crumbs. Cheese and veggie trays are safe bets, as are popsicles and other foods that come on sticks.

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HAVE EXTRA BATHING SUITS ON HAND
As kids get older, they sometimes become more reluctant to join in on family time. That’s where your hot tub comes in. Don’t let their budding social life get in the way of family time by extending an invite to take a dip to their schoolmates, boyfriends and girlfriends. Keeping extra bathing suits and towels on hand will ensure that any last-minute guests can comfortably join in on the fun.

 

 

FIND A CROWD-PLEASING TEMPERATURE
The best way to ensure your family enjoys their time in the hot tub is to make sure everyone’s comfortable. Keep in mind that the temperature you prefer may not be ideal for everyone else. While the majority of hot tub users enjoy a water temperature in the range of 100°F – 102°F, some prefer turning it up to the maximum of 104°F. As a new owner, it’s important to experiment with the temperature while everyone’s present. Once you find a temperature that everyone agrees on, try to stick to it, as continuously raising and lowering the heat can bump up operational costs and add wear. It’s also important to keep in mind that children under 5 should not be in hot tubs over 95°F, and should only remain in hot tubs for 5-10 minutes at a time, regardless of temperature.

Make it Safe 5 Easy Ways to Make Your New Hot Tub Family FriendlyMAKE IT SAFE
Most important, make sure that safety’s always top of mind when your family uses the hot tub. We recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby at all times. For younger children especially, keeping the area around your hot tub secure is a must, so you may want to consider installing slip-resistant mats. Make sure younger children know not to go near the hot tub without an adult present. Likewise, talk to teenagers about appropriate hot tub behavior. It should be made clear that the water temperature should not exceed 104° F and that plastic cups are a good rule of thumb when bringing a drink in the hot tub.
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From Bubbles to a Promotion: How Relaxation Improves Concentration

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.

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Don’t Let Your Bubbles Get You into Trouble: Hot Tub Safety for Kids

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:

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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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Indoor vs Outdoor Hot Tubs: Understanding The Difference

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.

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Turn the Heat Up on Your Summer Soiree

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!

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Understanding Hot Tub Chemicals

You’ve created an inviting backyard hot tub oasis with a masterfully designed stone patio surrounded by lush and tropical plants, but an unsanitary hot tub is one sure way to keep you indoors. Don’t let cloudy and murky spa water prevent you from indulging in your backyard this summer. And instead, soak up your backyard paradise in clean and clear water, when you follow a few of our guidelines for hot tub maintenance. more

Answering Your Hot Tub FAQs

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.

Which Hot Tub Is Right for You?

You’ve made the decision, budgeted the money and found the perfect spot in your backyard. When it comes to buying a Jacuzzi hot tub, however, you’ll want to weigh every option before settling on the perfect model. How to know which hot tub is right for you? It all comes down to four elements.

Function: Start the browsing process by asking yourself one question: How do I envision using this hot tub? Certain models are designed for fun-filled social gatherings, but others make the most sense for a tranquil experience. Your Jacuzzi dealer can even direct you to collections that combine the best of both worlds.

Size: Bigger is only sometimes better. Though larger hot tubs are social and spacious, smaller options can work wonders for a spa-inspired deck or tiny backyard. Balance your intended function with the amount of space you’ve allotted for the tub, and then add a little extra room if you plan on inviting friends for a soak.

Style: From 31-jet wonders with luxurious details to intimate tubs with an understated appearance, the style choices at Jacuzzi are beyond vast. There’s no wrong way to go here; it all comes down to what works best with your home décor, outdoor landscaping, and personal preferences.

Price: While we certainly believe that you can’t put a price on relaxation, we know that cost requirements are top of mind for many buyers. You’ll find an option for nearly any budget, but make sure to factor in your must-have amenities: entertainment systems, spa steps, and a cover lift for instance.

For more ideas and to find the perfect Jacuzzi Hot Tub, download our free brochure.

 

 

Have a Vacation In Your Backyard!

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.

From Empty Nest to Fabulous Dwelling: Updating Your Bathroom

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.

Wedding Bells and Bubbles: Incorporating a Hot Tub into Your Backyard Wedding

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.

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