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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.

Jacuzzi Dealer Q&A: Jay Gavin, Aqua Paradise

In tandem with our Jacuzzi Expert blog series, we’re also interviewing Jacuzzi® Dealers to get their perspective on the company’s products and customers. As a current or potential customer, these conversations will hopefully help you get to know the dealers, as well as give you practical information from the “people on the ground.”

For the first installment, we interviewed Jay Gavin from Aqua Paradise, a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer with two locations in San Diego, Calif.

Q: What are the most popular questions customers ask at your dealership?

Jay Gavin (JG): The first thing customers want to know is “How much?” More than ever, people are shopping with their wallets rather than their wishes. Maintenance is also a major topic of discussion: How do I take care of the spa? Do you have salt? Do I have to use chlorine? How often do I drain it? How is the electrical set up? These all make sense to ask, and we’re happy to provide answers.

Q: What brings customers into your dealership?
(JG):
Many people are looking for something fun to add to their backyard—something the whole family will enjoy. Also, we get a lot of customers looking to alleviate pain and discomfort in specific body parts. Whether it’s a neck injury or knee surgery, they want a way to feel better at home. And whenever we have a new model, we get customers coming in to check it out. For example, the J-500™ Collection and the J-LX® Collection are new and exciting, and they bring people in the door who are curious about them.

Q: What are the primary challenges that consumers face when deciding which Jacuzzi® Hot Tub to purchase?

(JG): Direction is a biggest challenge. You don’t always know where to start. The website helps, even if people don’t know the price. We usually start with size and budget, and then discuss seating arrangement to help you narrow down their options.

Q: What distinguishes your dealership from local competition?

(JG): At our dealership, the focus is not on selling, but on relationship building. We treat you the same as we treat our friends. We want to make sure you’re having fun and communicating with us. The Jacuzzi® Brand is also a big thing that sets us apart. The jetting story is one of the most important factors, as is the size of the manufacturer and their ability to support their dealers.

Q: What trends did you notice in 2014? Do you have any predictions for 2015?

(JG): We continue to hear a lot about swim spas, and I think we will continue to see more and more interest in the patio-sized spa. I also think more and more dealers will start turning to e-commerce.

Overall, it seems like more people than ever buy for the benefits of hydrotherapy and less for entertainment. That said, there is a trend of more people wanting style from their hot tubs. They want it to blend into their backyard.

Q: Regarding hot tub installation, is there anything that you hand out or recommend?

(JG): We don’t just hand out an electrical schematic, but we give you an actual picture of what the electrical connections should look like when complete in case your electrician needs a reference. We also remind you about service access. It’s amazing how many people decide down the road to build something around their spa, and don’t leave access for service.

Q: Step by step, what can a customer expect when they arrive at your dealership?

(JG): First we’ll learn about how a customer plans to use their hot tub and have them sit in a few models to find the perfect fit.

Next up is a discussion about budget. Once we have a general idea about their price range, we should have two spas to talk about.

Then we’ll make sure that you know what needs to be done as far as electrical access is concerned. We’ll also schedule a pre-installation inspection and provide electrical, concrete, landscaping, or deck referrals as needed.

On delivery day your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub will be delivered and a technician will conduct the setup, which consists of installing the cover lifter, filling the spa, and making sure all of the settings are properly programmed. Lastly, we do an orientation on water care and spa controls to make sure you are comfortable with your new Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. You can contact us if you ever have any questions about water care, hot tub maintenance or more; our relationship with our customers last long after your hot tub is delivered.

About Jay Gavin:

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Jay is a 13-year veteran of the hot tub industry. His experience ranges from field work doing service and repairs to handling in-store duties with sales and marketing.  In 2010, Jay also opened Aqua Paradise with locations in San Diego and Carlsbad, CA.  Both showrooms specialize in Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs and have been recipients of Jacuzzi’s Customer Service Excellence Award every year in business.  In 2013 and 2014, Aqua Paradise was also the recipient of Jacuzzi’s Silver Medallion Award, placing them among top Jacuzzi dealers in the world.

Jay can be reached either 858-675-7727 or at Info@JacuzziOfNorthCounty.com.

Check back soon for the next installment in our series of interviews with Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealers.

What Happens at a Wet Test?

There are many benefits that come from visiting a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealership. Among the most important steps you can take upon arrival, is getting into the hot tubs themselves. By stepping into a hot tub—whether it’s wet or dry—you’re more likely to find the model that best fits your needs.

If you have the opportunity to wet test a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, here are some tips.

To get the most out of the experience, it’s recommended that you bring the following items with you: a swimsuit, a towel or robe, a plastic bag to put your wet swimsuit in afterwards, and flip flops or slippers if you plan to get changed in the bathroom.

Before you arrive at the dealership, take a few moments to write down any questions that come to mind. It’s recommended that you do this, because after you experience the warm water and pulsating jets of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, you’ll likely come up with new questions, while initial ones might slip your mind.

Once you get to the dealership, a representative will escort you to the wet-test area. Many dealers provide “wet-test rooms” to give guests greater privacy, or they offer to stay afterhours to ensure you receive the seclusion you desire. Most dealerships even invite you to bring your whole family to test out each of the different hot tub models.

Be sure to try out a variety of models and seats. Here are a few popular seats and the models in which you can experience them:

  • The ProAir™ Lounge Seat—Targeting muscle knots and tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, this lounge seat also eases tightness in the legs and lower back. Exclusively available in our J-300™ Collection
  • The FX-12 Therapy Seat—Designed to provide an advanced deep-tissue massage, this versatile seat employs adjustable spiral-action jets that provide a high-class hydromassage with full coverage of the back and neck. Exclusively available in our J-300™, J-400™ and J-500™ Collections
  • The MX2 Jet Therapy Seat—This curved seat cradles your body in the perfect position for an exceptional deep-tissue massage that concentrates on the larger lower-back muscle groups. Exclusively available in our J-LX®, J-400™, and J-500™ Collections
  • The RX Jet Therapy Seat—The pinnacle of performance, this top-tier seat provides a luxurious Swedish-style hydromassage that you control. Exclusively available in our J-LX® and J-400™ Collections, and in an upgraded version in our J-500™ Collection

Ready for your wet test? Locate your nearest Jacuzzi® dealer and schedule one today!

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:

Astronomy

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.

Meditation 

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.

Reading

Reading

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.

Yoga

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.

Waterfall

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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

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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.

Gazebo

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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

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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:

WEEPING BLUE ATLAS CEDAR (Cedrus atlantica)

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.

TOPIARIES

Topiary

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.

ANNUALS

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.

Luxurious Jacuzzi® Wellness Hotels in Europe

Just because you’re heading out of town doesn’t mean you have to miss your hydrotherapy sessions. Jacuzzi® Original Wellness Hotels are destinations that serve as outstanding alternatives to doing without your hot tub. So the next time you’re traveling to Europe, book a stay at one of these lavish locales for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Alasia Hotel (Limassol, Cyprus)

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This trendy, recently renovated hotel offers an escape from fast-paced living and invites you into a luxurious world where all that matters is your well-being.  Each of Alasia’s executive suites feature a Jacuzzi® Bathtub inside, and a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub on a private balcony, allowing unobstructed bay and city views.

Le Patio des Artistes (Cannes, France)

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This contemporary establishment in the famed City of Cinema serves as a relaxing locale replete with wicker armchairs, a soothing fountain, and all the magic of the Mediterranean. The solarium on Le Patio’s terrace marks the ideal spot to take in panoramic vistas, and the Wellness Center is where you’ll find a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, multisensory shower, and an inviting sauna and steam room.

Cà Fonterotonda Apartment (Venezia, Italy)

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Nestled in Venice’s arts district, just a stone’s throw from several famous galleries, is the city’s sole tourist apartment. The Cà Fonterotonda features a wellness room with sensory showers and a private Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Guests are also invited to ascend to the top floor’s arbor, which offers incredible Venetian views.

Country House Villa Collepere (Matelica, Italy)

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Located on the outskirts of the quaint village of Matelica, this 16th-century villa is surrounded by a bucolic garden with plenty of spots to read and relax. A pool in the garden behind the house allows unparalleled panoramic views of nearby hills and wine estates, whereas the private spa area and Jacuzzi® Hot Tub are tucked away indoors.

Mantatelurè (Lecce, Italy)

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This historic palazzo built back in 1550 has been restored and revamped and now serves as a charming guest house. The onetime residence offers visitors a memorable stay that’s brimming of beauty, sophistication, and first-rate service. A Jacuzzi® Hot Tub awaits you in the Mantatelurè’s outdoor garden.

Hotel Corte Ongaro (Verona, Italy)

 

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A paragon of environmental awareness, the Hotel Corte Ongaro is situated mere minutes from Verona’s center, and is the city’s singular example of green hospitality. The verdant grass roof transforms the building’s top into a placid paradise, and the adjacent solarium touts a sizable Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Hotel Mont Blanc (La Salle, Italy)

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Resting at the foot of Mont Blanc, and within reach of the top tourist areas and skiing spots, sits this stone and wooden wonder. The hotel’s outdoor Wellness Center features a swimming pool and Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, both with incredible panoramic views, while a heated pool, sauna, and second Jacuzzi® Hot Tub are ready for you indoors.

Il Sogno di Giulietta (Verona, Italy)

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Located on the estate that inspired one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Il Sogno di Giulietta, or “Juliet’s Dream,” is a historic house adjacent to the most romantic balcony in literature. Each of the regal rooms in this romantic residence features a Jacuzzi® Bathtub to wash away your worries.

La Collina Benessere e Relax (Monsampietro Morico, Italy)

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This hilltop resort that opened in 2014 is located in a small hamlet and consists of three buildings that cater to your every whim. An olive grove surrounds the estate, which includes the sizable swimming pool with breathtaking mountain and sea views, serves as Tranquility and wellbeing, and includes a Jacuzzi® and sauna lounge.

Umbriaverde Sporting & Resort (Massa Martana, Italy)

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Surrounded by a sea of green, this sporty sanctuary offers swimming, cycling, and trekking, in addition to an array of more relaxing recreations. Water, sounds, and colors collide in the Wellness Center, where chromo- and aromatherapy can be used in conjunction with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub to invigorate your senses.

The next time you’re traveling abroad, maintain your hydrotherapy sessions by staying at a Jacuzzi® Original Wellness Hotel. Here’s a handy hotel finder to help you locate lodging nearest to your destination.

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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Hot Tub Pre-Installation Checklist

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are easily installed, but there are a number of things that you should expect prior to the arrival of your new relaxation station. Here are some things a reputable hot tub dealer will help you figure out before your spa arrives:

Does your city or county have any requirements, like a gate, fence, or steps that you need when you have a hot tub on your property?

Some cities have municipal codes in place to protect children, such as obligating owners to install gates, fencing, or other such barriers to deny access to unsupervised children. Your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer will have that information ready for you and help guide you through the installation process.

How much room do installers need to get your hot tub into your yard?

Installation of your new hot tub requires a completely unobstructed route to ensure that the unit does not incur any damage along the way. Double check all gates and entranceways to ensure sufficient clearance. Determine ahead of time the route that the installer should take when your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub arrives. Keep an eye out for objects that might hinder the delivery team in any way, and remove those obstacles in advance of the installer’s arrival. Also inspect your yard for any overhanging branches, rain gutters, or protruding electrical meters that might impede the installation process. Are there more than 6 consecutive stairs without a landing in your delivery route? If so, you must consult your Jacuzzi dealer prior to delivery to make adequate preparations.

Indoor or outdoor? On a deck or on the ground?  Grass or gravel underneath? Does the location you’ve chosen make sense?

Due to the heft of the hot tub, water, and happy bathers inside, it’s of the utmost import that the foundation upon which your unit sits is completely level and capable of equally distributing the weight that rests upon it. Your hot tub dealer will help you decide which type of foundation is best for you.

What are the electrical requirements?

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs that are installed in the United States must meet the wiring specifications established by the National Electric Code (NEC) as well as any other state or local codes. Any circuitry must be installed by a professional electrician and receive approval an appropriate inspection official.

Owning a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can instantly increase your quality of life by providing a relaxing hydromassage and a variety of other health benefits. Before your hot tub arrives, check out this video to see how you’re the installation may go. And if you’re interested in learning even more, take a look at this detailed Pre-Delivery Guide to get you ready for the big day.

The Seven Ailments that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs Can Alleviate

Hydrotherapy and hydromassage can be used to relieve the symptoms of a multitude of maladies including stress, arthritis, sleeplessness, fibromyalgia, lower-back pain, post-exercise soreness, and leg cramps/restless legs syndrome.

Here’s a closer look at these afflictions and how Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs can alleviate their harmful effects.

  • STRESS

Stress can originate from any number of life’s facets, including money, work, family, and health. And according to a report by the Mayo Clinic, the long-term activation of the stress-response system can disrupt almost all of your body’s natural processes and put you at increased risk for numerous health problems.1 But just 10 minutes in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub each day can dissolve stress and relieve headaches by increasing blood flow and soothing muscles.

  • ARTHRITIS

Arthritis is a condition that stiffens joints and causes pain for roughly 350 million people on the planet. Heated hydrotherapy, however—such as is offered in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub—has been proven to reduce pain levels in those with arthritis by opening blood vessels, increasing range of movement, and promoting muscle growth.2

  • SLEEPLESSNESS

If you suffer from bouts of sleeplessness, some time in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can send you to snoozeville in no time at all. According to the Better Sleep Council, immersing your body in warm water helps create healthy sleep habits by relieving tension and stimulating circulation.3 Plus, when your body is cooling down after a hot tub session, your brain receives subconscious messages suggesting that you sleep.

  • FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the entire body in myriad ways. The disorder is often associated with sweeping musculoskeletal discomfort, but can also negatively impact the mood, energy level, and sleep habits of those coping with it. The Mayo Clinic notes that warm water is effective in treating fibromyalgia, due to its ability to foster relaxation and mitigate muscle tension.4

  • LOWER-BACK PAIN

In a 2012 survey conducted by the American Physical Therapy Association, nearly two out of every three Americans admitted to dealing with discomfort in their lower backs at one point or another. With so many individuals afflicted by this pain, it’s no wonder that the “Journal of Musculoskeletal Research” stated that hydrotherapy offers more potential benefits for those with lower-back pain, in comparison to land-based forms of exercise.5 

  • POST-EXERCISE SORENESS

Spending time in the gym can work wonders for your body, but sore muscles the day following an intense session can make movement difficult. That’s why Dr. James Andrews, former president of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, recommends hydrotherapy for every athlete based on its ability to increase blood flow, improve sensory impulses, and assuage stiff joints.6

  • LEG CRAMPS/RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME

Though there remains uncertainty as to the cause behind the unpleasant sensation that millions of people experience in their thighs, calves, and feet, one likely factor is that brain misfires signals to sensory nerves in the lower extremities. Relaxing in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub prior to sleeping can diminish those feelings and while putting your muscles at ease.7

Spending time in your hot tub or bathtub to enjoy hydrotherapy can help ameliorate suffering from these ailments. Consult your physician for the best course of action for your medical condition.

1Source: The Mayo Clinic – Chronic Pain or Illness: Relaxation Skills

2Source: Arthritis Research UK – How does hydrotherapy help?

3 Source: Better Sleep Council Canada – A Guide to Better Sleep

4 Source: The Mayo Clinic – Fibromyalgia: Self-care Tips
5 Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Research – Hydrotherapy Versus Land-Based Exercises in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Comparative Study
6 Source: Jacuzzi® Blog – Hydrotherapy Spas Provide More Than Just Physical Therapy

7 Source: Jacuzzi® Blog – See Why The Doctors™ Recommend Soaking in a Hot Tub

Jacuzzi Expert Q&A: Larry Ovalle

In this new blog series, we’ll be featuring regular interviews with Jacuzzi employees. Get to know the people behind the hot tubs and baths, more about the company values, and details about the products you might not have known about. In this installment, we’ll be speaking with Larry Ovalle, Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs:

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Q: How long have you worked at Jacuzzi?

 Larry Ovalle (LO): I’ve been with Jacuzzi for more than four years as both a Senior Product Manager and Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs.

 

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

(LO): I lead the marketing aspect of product development, which involves collaboration with the engineering and commercial teams to bring Jacuzzi innovation to market. In addition, I manage the existing product portfolio of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs.

 

Q: What is the process for developing new products?

(LO): We engineer our hot tubs with the user in mind, so our product development begins with a lot of investigation. Our Research and Development team has spent years understanding body types, muscles, massage types, jet placement, and benefits so we can perfect our products to best suit health and wellness. The original J-300™ hydrotherapy pump was designed to ease a child’s rheumatism and we have continued to evolve with wellness in mind.

 

Q: How do you collect customer feedback on products?

(LO): Our product development always starts with customer input, allowing us to focus on what will foster use of a hot tub for years to come. We concentrate on benefits that are meaningful to the user like the hydromassage experience, quality, durability, comfortable seating, and energy efficiency.

 

Q: What are the most unique aspects of the new J-500™ Collection?

(LO): You’ve never seen a hot tub like this before. Bringing all of the experience and design quality from the inside of the tub to the outside, the J-500™ Hot Tub Collection is the first to introduce the Curvalux™ Skirt and architectural corner lighting, ProEdge™ interior lighting that changes color and a glass touchscreen control panels.

 

Q: Are there any new product developments in store for 2015?

(LO):  In spring of this year we’re launching the ProLink™ app that allows owners to remotely monitor and control their J-500™ Collection hot tubs from anywhere. With this Jacuzzi® Remote Monitoring App, users can schedule and receive maintenance reminders, adjust the water temperature, activate features from jets to lights, and even set hot tub mode (for example, to vacation mode) from anywhere in the world.

 

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

(LO): We are always raising the bar when it comes to performance while striving to make our products easy to use, enjoyable, and more energy efficient. We also want to promote hot tub usage, so as people’s needs change, we continue to evolve to meet those needs without compromising our brand values.

 

About Larry Ovalle:

As the Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs for Jacuzzi, Larry Ovalle leads the marketing aspect of product development which involves collaboration with the engineering and commercial teams to bring Jacuzzi innovation to market. In addition, he manages the existing product portfolio of Jacuzzi hot tubs. Prior to joining Jacuzzi Larry spent several years at B/S/H/Home Appliances, including a year at their Munich headquarters.  He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in International Management and minor in German.

 

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