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Hot Tub Covers: Put a Lid On Your Precious Investment

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The backyard of your dreams is nearly complete. You have decided on your perfect spa and have had it installed in just the right spot. Don’t forget to put a lid on it! It is crucial that a hot tub cover accompany your dream spa on its first day home.

Hot tub covers are one of the most important accessories for a hot tub. Here’s why:

Heat Insulation

The cover insulates against heat loss, which occurs when heat rises from the spa water. Preventing heat loss helps the water heat up faster; without a good cover, the homeowner will incur additional costs as more electricity will be needed to heat the water.

Protection

Covers stop leaves, dirt and other debris from falling into the water, which means less cleaning. Covers also protect the top of the spa from damage resulting from extreme weather conditions. The skirt of your hot tub cover should be long enough to prevent the spa’s acrylic edge from being exposed to harmful sunlight and other weather conditions.

Safety

Another very important property is that hot tub covers are large and heavy enough to prevent children, pets, and other animals from accessing the spa when it is not in use.

What to look for when shopping for a hot tub cover:

Perfect Fit

A good fit is the most important part of the cover, and accurate measurements are key. It is easiest to buy a cover from the manufacturer of your hot tub, who will have detailed drawings for the spas they manufacture and can ensure the fit is exact.

If you are purchasing a spa cover from a company other than the original manufacturer, you will be asked for various measurements. These will be followed exactly, so if you mistakenly give the wrong information to the cover maker, you will be stuck with a custom-built cover that does not fit. The results can be disastrous in that you will have an ill-fitting cover that does not retain heat, and that you cannot return.

Solid Reputation

If your hot tub cover comes with a warranty, ensure the company that makes the cover has a solid reputation and long business history. There are plenty of cover manufacturers who will promise a great cover replacement and then go out of business; it is up to you to make sure the company will be around to honor the warranty.

Important facts about Jacuzzi® Hot Tub covers:

Strict Specifications

Jacuzzi has developed strict specifications for its hot tub covers that include specific requirements for: foam density, vapor barrier bag density, vinyl weight, c-channel support, stitching, thread, skirt length, handle material and zipper material, along with a variety of other requirements. These standards ensure you are getting one of the best hot tub covers and cover lifters in the industry, built specifically for your spa.

Customization

Our vinyl covers can be customized in many colors, and on select models we offer an optional upgrade to ProLast™ cover, which is made with superior marine-grade material that is 25-percent lighter and boasts greater durability. In addition, our hot tub covers meet the safety requirements of ASTM F-1346-91, the internationally recognized safety standards for pools and spas.

Caring for your hot tub cover:

Hot tub covers need to be cared for just like any outdoor product. Keeping them cleaned and conditioned will help extend the life of your cover. For vinyl covers, use a high-quality cleaner and conditioner for vinyl that is not petroleum based. For ProLast™ covers, use mild soap and soft nylon brush. Your cover is exposed to air pollutants, acid rain, bird droppings and strong UV rays. Failure to maintain your hot tub cover properly can prematurely age your cover.

For more information on spa accessories including hot tub covers, hot tub cover lifters and cover protectant, please visit our hot tub accessories page.

 

Hot Tub Shopping Tips from Real Buyers

Perhaps you’re looking to upgrade your backyard parties, or maybe you need frequent access to hydromassage to alleviate physical pain. Whatever the reason you’re in the market for a new hot tub, these tips and testimonials from actual Jacuzzi® Hot Tub owners might be a helpful aid in your decision-making.

Family Bonding

Kirsten and Edward Aleman were looking to bring their family together in a central gathering spot outdoors, which led them to consider a spa for their backyard. Find out about the research they did, and how the showroom experience at their local Jacuzzi® Dealer changed their lives.

Relaxation and Communication

The Millers were interested in both the relaxation and communication benefits provided by a hot tub, including the opportunity for one-on-one time between Stacy and Barry. Learn the main reasons why the Millers decided to choose a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, and how their shopping decisions helped bring their family.

Quality Engineering and Size

As longtime hot tub owners, the Jobs were in the market for a new model that could comfortably seat their children and grandchildren, and last them the rest of their lives. During their research into more than 100 different models, they discovered a few size and seating factors that led them to visit their local Jacuzzi® Dealer, opening their eyes to a new level of service and satisfaction.

Hydrotherapy and Socializing

For a few years, Carrie Robinson and her husband were thinking about getting a hot tub, for both its social draw and hydrotherapeutic benefits. After researching their options online, Carrie filled out a form on the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub website and was immediately contacted by her local sales specialist. From there, the Robinsons received expert help on choosing the right hot tub and finding the perfect placement for it in their home.

To watch more customer videos and learn all about the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Collections, go to the official Jacuzzi® Brand YouTube channel.

Introducing the ProLink™ App

Continuing the tradition of leading the industry with ground-breaking innovations, the Jacuzzi® Brand is proud to announce the new ProLink™ App, which puts the power to control your J-500™ Collection hot tub right in the palm of your hand. Here’s a look at how this cutting-edge app works and why you’ll want to add it to your phone’s home screen today.

What It Does

Whether in your living room or your office, the ProLink™ App lets you use your iOS or Android device to set your hot tub’s water temperature, turn jets on or off, and schedule maintenance operations. The remote monitoring app also allows you to adjust your spa’s lights, review your owner’s manual, and can alert both you and your local dealership of any service needs.
 

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How It Works

The advanced Jacuzzi® ProTouch™ Control Panel on models in the J-500™ Collection employs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technologies to pair with the ProLink™ App. Your hot tub will need to be within range of your home’s Wi-Fi network in order to use the ProLink™ service, which is free for the first year and $60 annually after that.

Why Use It

Use the ProLink™ App to heat up your hot tub on your way home from work, or set it to vacation mode to reduce energy consumption while you’re away. The handy app also helps make water care and maintenance worry-free so you can concentrate on enjoying your hot tub. And you can also lock your spa while you’re away to keep both your kids and your spa safe.

Whether you already own a hot tub from the Jacuzzi® J-500™ Collection, or are considering adding one to your home soon, the ProLink™ App is a must-have addition that can increase your convenience, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Visit Google Play or the iTunes App Store to download the app today.

Integrating Your Portable Hot Tub into Your Backyard

Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub not only feels good, it can dramatically enhance your outdoor area, too, depending on how you place it. Take your backyard to the next level by integrating your hot tub into the landscape of your home with these tips:

Careful Consideration

Look at the angles of your yard and assess where your spa’s shape would fit in the most complimentary way. Make sure there will be enough space to enter and walk around the hot tub. Remember to leave room for smaller items you may add to the yard like barbeque grills, children’s toys, etc. And, of course, don’t forget to consider easy access from your house.

Seclude Your Sanctuary

Add outdoor curtains or a pre-built screen to foster a feeling of privacy in your yard, along with genuine Jacuzzi® Brand steps to simultaneously create a sophisticated spa-like look.

Make It a Centerpiece

Make your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub a focal point of your property by installing lights, a walkway, mosaic tiles, and other décor elements that highlight and lead up to your soaking spot.

Keep it Green

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Add trees and shrubbery around your hot tub to create a gorgeous green grotto. You can also trail some vines along latticework to create a natural privacy screen.

Let the Sunshine In

Build a surrounding sundeck to accentuate your spa. The slatted wood will add an appearance of warmth and give you and your family a place to lounge and enjoy the outdoors before or after you use your hot tub.

Make a Statement

Surround your hot tub with contrasting materials and textures to create a bold, modern look that’s certain to turn heads and add unique appeal to your yard.

There’s no limit to the innovative ways in which you can integrate your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub into your yard. Get more inspiration and see how others have highlighted their spas with this showcase of fantasy backyards.

Bachelorette Hot Tub Party Ideas

If you’re a maid of honor or bridesmaid responsible for organizing a bachelorette party for a bride-to-be, you’re under pressure to come up with something creative that everyone will enjoy. What better way to send off one of your besties than with a backyard bachelorette party that incorporates your hot tub? Here are some ideas to get your party planning started:

Theme It Up

Add an air of enchantment to the festivities by decorating your yard like a bright beach scene or luscious luau. Grab some beach balls and a volleyball net for fun before you hit the hot tub, and set up Tiki torches and a thatch umbrella to get the ladies in an island state of mind.

Pamper Yourselves

Prior to her big walk down the aisle, treat the nearly newlywed to her own home-based spa session. Start with a hydromassage in your hot tub, followed by facials and hot tea. Take things to the next level by hiring a mobile day spa to bring professional manis and pedis to your party.

Celebrate Cinematics

Rent a projector and inflatable screen (or hang a drop cloth), and watch the bride-to-be’s favorite films from the warmth of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. You can even get the bride’s family and friends to send you videos of her best (or most embarrassing) moments that you can all watch together. Add a gourmet popcorn bar and candy concession stand to bring the big-screen experience to life.

Play Ex-Charades

While relaxing in the hot tub, pass around a fishbowl with slips of laminated paper naming the future wife’s former crushes, hook-ups, and significant others. Take turns acting out the old flames to see if the bachelorette can guess who they are.

Go Gourmet

Hire a personal chef to prepare a delicious at-home dinner for your group, and to teach everyone some new recipes. Chow down on the enticing edibles and digest the meal while unwinding in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Sweeten the Deal

Host a game night with some waterproof playing cards and a large upside-down Frisbee as your “table.” Then deal up your favorite card games from the comfort of your hot tub, awarding winners with beach towels, flip-flops, or gift cards for a local salon.

These are just a few ideas to help you host a backyard bash the bride-to-be will never forget. Curious about what else people are doing to incorporate their hot tub into their lifestyle? Check out these backyard hobbies you can enjoy right from a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

The Sights and Sounds of the J-500™ Collection

As the industry’s most innovative hot tub series, the Jacuzzi® J-500™ Collection is a multisensory marvel that you need to experience to fully appreciate. The elegant design and unmatched add-ons will take your hydromassage to the next level, while relaxing your entire body.

Here’s a closer look at both the standard and optional audiovisual aspects of the hot tubs in the J-500™ Collection:

Exterior Corner Lights

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Both the J-575™ and J-585™ come equipped with eye-catching exterior corner lights integrated into the architecture of the spa’s skirt. The soft glow of these LED-powered lights not only illuminate the area around the hot tub, but also add a striking element to your outdoor space.

 

Interior Lights


The all-new ProEdge™ Interior Illumination system features fiber-optic lighting technology that uses a single LED bulb along the spa’s inner perimeter to give these hot tubs a striking, even glow from any angle.

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A pair of luxurious, multicolored waterfalls complement these luminous accents, creating an even more attractive appearance.

Stereo System

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The optional BLUEWAVE® Spa Stereo offers premium speakers, an amplified subwoofer, and full Bluetooth® audio connectivity, allowing you to wirelessly access your playlists, radio stations, and podcasts, all from your own smartphone. BLUEWAVE® also lets you listen to audio via a USB port or AUX input, in additional to tuning into traditional FM radio stations.

 

Audio Controls

Don’t want to risk getting your smartphone wet? Audio controls built into the ProTouch™ control panel let you play DJ without stepping out of the water, while a wireless remote control give you even more freedom and flexibility.

In addition to offering the best hydromassage experience on the planet, the Jacuzzi® J-500 Collection is a treat for other senses as well. Visit your local dealer today for a wet test to experience and appreciate it for yourself.

Jacuzzi Expert Q&A: Tracine Marroquin

For the next installment in our series of interviews with Jacuzzi employees, we spoke with Tracine Andrus Marroquin, Vice President of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs. Tracine has more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and new product development. The majority of her career and professional passion has been devoted to product marketing, where she has led the development of products for brands including Black & Decker, Craftsman, and Jacuzzi. She is the proud mother of two young daughters and lives with her family in Orange County, California.

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Q: How long have you worked at Jacuzzi? What’s your role?

Tracine Marroquin (TM): Throughout my nearly seven years with the company, I have served as Director of Marketing for both the Jacuzzi® Luxury Bath and the Hot Tub division of Jacuzzi® Group Worldwide. I am now Vice President of Marketing for Hot Tub Products.

Q: Briefly explain what you do on a daily basis.

TM: As the leader of our Product Marketing and Industrial Design Teams, I work as the spokesperson for our end-customer in the development and management of our product lines. Spanning multiple brands and price points, my challenge is to ensure that our products do more than just meet the market segment needs. As the voice of this customer experience, my team is charged with knowing the competitive landscape inside-and-out, and to balance that information with the input we get direct from end-consumers in our ‘voice of the customer’ research.

Q: What is one of you biggest goals for 2015?

TM: With the recent launch of the J-500™ Collection, our immediate focus is on ensuring the success of the new line. Additionally, we are working on the next wave of new products to launch in the coming years.

Q: What are the main differences between the Hot Tub Collections?

TM: You will notice several differences as you scan the Hot Tub Collections in the Jacuzzi® Product Line. They fall into a few key categories:

Experience– Our patented PowerPro® Jets are used on the J-500™, J-400™, J-300™, and J-LX® Collections. These jets are only found on Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and were developed by us for very specific purposes. You will find very specific seat layouts that cater to particular muscle groups. The J-200™ Collection features jets that we are happy to place in a Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tub, but do not have the unique features and performance of the PowerPro® Jets used in the higher collections. Lighting and water features differentiate the Collections and enhance the experience.

Controls and Programmability –  The control systems differ greatly in our Collections and you will notice as you move up the line, you not only get additional design elements such as backlighting and color screens, but you also get added features.

Design and Appearance – As is evident by the striking design of the J-500™ Collection, the overall look of the models become more unique as you move up the product line as well. The controls, equipment, and expertise needed to mold products with these details cannot be duplicated.

Q: How do you recommend shoppers narrow down the choices between models?

TM: An obvious first step is to determine if your property offers any space limitations. Once you’ve decided on a size range, you can focus on how you want to use your tub. Relaxation? With the family? Hydromassage therapy? For just the two of you? As a design feature of your yard? A sales associate in a dealer showroom can help you determine the best model for you and your family. I highly suggest sitting in a wet or dry hot tub to help make that final decision. It will be clear why Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs offer the best in comfort, hydromassage and more.

If you want to read more stories like Tracine’s, check out our feature on Erica Moir, Vice President of Marketing and New Product Development for Bath.

Can a Hot Tub Can Help Detox Your Body for Summer?

With summer right around the corner, now’s an ideal time to start rebooting your body to get rid of the sluggishness of winter. There is nothing more important than eating healthy and exercising, but your hot tub may also be able to help you “detox” and get ready for sunnier days. Here are some tips to get you started with an at-home detox session in your hot tub:

Before You Get In

Exfoliate.


Before stepping inside your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, take a bath or shower and scrub your skin with a loofa or coarse washcloth. This exfoliation removes dead skin and helps your pores breathe.

During Your Soak

Heat. Sitting in the warm waters of a hot tub, your core temperature will rise and you’ll begin to sweat. This will flush any toxins from your body through your pores. 

Hydrate.


It’s important to drink plenty of water while in a hot tub to replenish your body’s fluids as you sweat.

Stretch. Your muscles will loosen and relax as they heat up, making your spa an ideal place to gently stretch any problem areas.

After You Get Out

Cleanse. By taking a quick, cool shower after each session in your hot tub, you can rinse off any impurities that have worked their way to your skin’s surface in the form of sweat.

Engage in a detox session at the beginning of summer, if not a few times a week year-round, to help your body stay healthy and functioning its best.

If you’re curious about other health benefits provided by spas, read more about the seven ailments that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs can alleviate.

Body Part Series: Best Seats and Jets for Your Legs

From heels to hamstrings and calves to quadriceps, our legs are home to the largest and most-used muscles in the human body. And as they’re literally responsible for carrying us through life, legs are also among the most burdened body parts on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have seats and jets that were engineered especially to increase circulation and alleviate aches in the lower extremities.

Whether you’re presently experiencing leg pain that you’d like to address, or if you simply want to give your legs a luxurious and well-deserved hydrotherapy experience, these seats and jets are here to help.

PowerPro® FX Small Jets

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Relieve cramped calves, hurting heels, and achy arches thanks to this surprisingly intense jet that exclusively addresses acute areas below the waist.

Available in the J-300™, J-LX™  and J-400™ Collections 

PowerPro® FX Jets

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This jet emanates a steady, circular stream of air and water designed to target smaller muscle groups in the legs, including the tissue on the back of the knees and other tension points near your joints.

Available in the J-LX®, J-300™ and J-400™ Collections

PowerPro® BX Jets

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This jet’s 50/50 air-to-water ratio a features a “bubbling” effect designed to address undesirable discomfort in the calves and surrounding areas.

Exclusively available in the J-300™ Collection

If you’re experiencing pain in your legs, a seat with any of these jets could be just what you need. There are also seats and jets that specifically target your hips and wrists if those areas need attention, too.

Visit your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Dealer and schedule a wet test today.

Body Part Series: Best Seats and Jets for Your Hips and Wrists

Hips and wrists are two of the most used—and most crucial—areas of the body. If not properly cared for, the effects of gravity can wreak havoc on the hips, while repetitive motion can ravage the wrists. By caring for these important areas with occasional hydromassage sessions, you can maintain full range of motion and alleviate any symptoms you might be experiencing.

If your hips or wrists are causing you pain, these jets and seats are here to help make your discomfort disappear.

PowerPro® FX Directional Jets

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These stress-soothing jets assist in melting away tension by boosting blood flow in the region around the hips. The directional nature of these jets lets you pinpoint any part of the hip area that’s causing you pain, no matter the size or shape of your body frame.

Available exclusively in the J-500™ Collection

PowerPro® PX Jets

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These potent jets come in pairs and emit an intense hydromassage that homes in on the vital muscles groups in the hands and wrists. Ideal for desk jockeys, these jets provide the perfect means to counteract the damaging effects of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion disorders. In addition, the force of the jets’ flow can be regulated, allowing you to find the perfect amount of pulsating pressure.

Exclusively available in theJ-500™, J-400™, J-LX® and J-300™ Collections 

Whether you’re already experiencing hip or wrist pain, or if you just want to prevent potential pain that might occur down the road, the PowerPro® FX Directional Jets and PowerPro® PX Jets might be exactly what you’re looking for. Find out for yourself by scheduling a wet test at your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Dealer today.

Body Part Series: Best Seats and Jets for Your Neck

As the all-important connector between the brain and the body, the neck plays an invaluable role in our physical health. And with 1 in 10 adults suffering daily from some degree of neck discomfort, it goes without saying that this is one body part that shouldn’t be neglected.

Whether you’re seeking to alleviate your own pain in the neck, or if you want to take preventative measures to avoid such aches, these seats and jets will help keep your neck loose and limber.

FX ROTATIONAL SEAT

By utilizing two distinct types of spinning PowerPro® Jets, the FX Rotational seat helps relieve knots in muscles and offers increased relaxation and stimulation by targeting neck and shoulder tissue.

Exclusively available in the J-400™ Collection

PROAIR® LOUNGE SEAT

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The ProAir® lounge seat eases tension by targeting a broad area of minor muscle groups in the neck and back, instilling a tingling sensation that travels upward from the shoulders, through the neck and head.

Exclusively available in the J-300™ Collection

 

POWERPRO® THERAPY SEAT

By focusing four adjustable PowerPro® Jets along the shoulders, upper back, and neck, the PowerPro® Therapy Seat offers a top-of-the-line Swedish-style massage designed to pinpoint problematic areas and relieve pain and tension.

Exclusively available in the J-300™ Collection

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The spiral action jets in this seat concentrate their force on the neck and back, and give users the ability to tweak the pressure their preferred degree, resulting in a fully customizable, tension-relieving therapy session.

Exclusively available in the J-400™ and J-500™ Collections

RX THERAPY SEAT™

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Existing at the intersection of exceptional quality and precision performance, the RX Therapy Seat™ harnesses the strength of a PowerPro® NX2 jet to deliver an intense stream of water to concentrate on the neck’s many muscle groups.

Exclusively available in the J-LX® and J-400™ Collection, and in an upgraded version of the J-500™ Collection

There are plenty of options for individuals seeking to assuage or avoid any amount of neck pain. Visit your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer to experience these seats yourself.

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!

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