Buying a Hot Tub

Beyond Relaxation: Your Hot Tub’s Best Therapeutic Benefits

Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub does not just offer you a relaxing place to unwind; you’re making an investment in your health. Soaking in your hot tub provides therapeutic benefits, which can foster mental and physical improvements. Here are some of the best types of therapy provided by Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs:

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy involves using water to combat physical problems and promote overall health. It can improve blood circulation, take the weight off tired joints, and generally promote relaxation while lowering stress levels. Jacuzzi® Hot Tub jets provide a form of hydrotherapy called hydromassage, where streams of air and water are directed to specific areas of your body. This, combined with the heat of the water and the natural buoyancy attained by floating, provides a unique massage to all parts of your body.

Reflexology

Reflexology homes in on the feet and the hands. According to The Mayo Clinic, “Pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person’s health.” It is believed that pressing on specific areas of the foot may lead to physical improvements in corresponding parts of the body. Jacuzzi® Hot Tub jets, when directed at your hands or areas of your feet, provide reflexology sessions in the comfort of your spa. When the stream from the jets reaches those tender areas, you’ll enjoy a pleasant pressure and a release of tension as you relax.

Chromatherapy

Color can have a distinct effect on mood. In a 1985 study by L.D. Rosenstein, it was reported that test scores and mental state varied depending on what color room the participants were in. Chromatherapy draws on the suggestion that various hues and types of light can relax and soothe you. Replace your spa bulbs with blue or yellow lights, for example, to truly feel relaxed and at peace in your spa.

Now that you are aware of the many therapies your spa can perform, you will be able to utilize it to benefit your health more fully.

Jet Setting: Determining Which Type of Spa Jets are Best for You

Whether you purchase a hot tub to improve your physical and mental health or for relaxation, hydromassage plays a large role in getting to your goal. Dr. Bruce D. Bradley of Loma Linda University’s Department of Physical Therapy explains that “hydromassage jets, properly positioned in a warm bath or spa, can assist in circulation of the extremities.” This is why we extensively research the placement of each specialized jet throughout our hot tubs. Here are our most popular jets to consider when determining which type of spa jets are best for you:

Hydromassage for Your Back

For a jet that delivers a powerful massage that targets discomforts and ailments in your back, consider the following jets:

PowerPro® RX: Rotate the dial on the face of the jet to point it in the direction you want, as well as to adjust the pressure. This jet features a spinning action, and feels like a steady pulse against large portions of your back.

PowerPro® FX Rotational: Air and water move in circles against your back, evoking the sensation of thumbs pressing against those overlooked areas. This jet is similar to the PowerPro® RX, but homes in on smaller muscle groups.

PowerPro® FX Large Rotational: This jet provides a strong massage across a wide group of muscles. The ample reach of this jet ensures steady pressure against larger muscles, not unlike the repeated strong pressure of a Swedish massage.

Hydromassage for Your Legs and Feet

Legs and feet are often go unrewarded for their constant hard work. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs alleviate the aches and pains that may come with being constantly on the go with jets installed all along the bottom of the seat and the hot tub itself, reaching these long-ignored appendages. These jets include:

PowerPro® FX Small: Enjoy a strong hydromassage that focuses on smaller portions of the body, providing a steady stream of vigorous pressure on a particular spot. This is a directional jet, perfect for overworked lower extremities. Use this jet to relieve sore calves, calloused heels, and tender arches.

PowerPro® FX: This jet creates a stream of air and water that also targets smaller muscle groups. Adjust the pressure and allow the jet’s circular motion to swirl pressure against your achy joints.

PowerPro® BX: This “bubbler” jet focuses exclusively on the calves. Pressure bubbles pulse steadily along your legs, refreshing your skin and reinvigorating tired muscles.

Hydromassage for Hard-to-Reach Places

Adjust the direction on your other jets to hit any area you’d like, but these two jets specifically focus on areas you might forget:

PowerPro® PX: This jet delivers a pulsing massage to small muscle groups, such as the ones in your wrists and hands. Muscles you use frequently while typing at a computer all day are typically ignored in traditional hydrotherapy sessions.

PowerPro® NX2: This jet focuses entirely on the neck, directing a high-pressure stream of water toward the small muscle groups there. Change the direction of the nozzle to push the stream toward the area you desire and let it massage your tension away.

While a number of these jets are available on all Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, there are a handful that are found only in specific models. Find your local dealer to help you choose the best model for your needs.

Dispelling 3 Common Myths about Hot Tubs

Debunking some of the common myths associated with hot tubs can help you choose the right spa and keep it well-maintained for a long time. Here are three common misconceptions all prospective and current hot tub owners should know about.

Purchasing myths
Myth:
A higher number of jets and horsepower equates to a higher quality spa.

Truth:
 Whether it pertains to jets or horsepower, more doesn’t always equal better. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with varying numbers of jets. The real quality and ultimate hydromassage benefit is gained by the placement, type, and size of the jets. More jets don’t always equate to more comfort, but it almost always means higher operating costs. Furthermore, if the pump size remains the same and is forced to push air/water at lower volumes through the jets, this could lead to inferior performance.  Horsepower quantity is based mostly on powering the number of jets the spa has and can also contribute to higher energy bills.

Maintenance myths
Myth:
If you have an ozone system, you don’t need to add chemicals to your spa to keep it clean.

Truth:
Ozone reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the need for spa chemicals. The ozone system in your spa can help oxidize some contaminants, but it’s not a one-step solution for cleaning the water. You still need chlorine or shock to fully sanitize your hot tub. Make sure to properly test the water and use the appropriate chemicals to keep it clear, clean, and safe. Learn more about common hot tub maintenance myths .

Cleaning myths
Myth:
Cleaning your spa with bleach is the best way to disinfect it.

Truth: Many people use household bleach as a spa or pool sanitizer, even though it can cause damage to the finish of the hot tub’s interior and filter, and can permanently damage the cover. Excessive ozone, chlorine, or bromine levels can also bleach the underside of your spa cover. In addition to draining your water, cleaning your filter, and flushing your spa’s internal plumbing system, try using an all-purpose cleaner  for your hot tub’s surface and cover.

Big or Little Dipper? Brush up on Astronomy During Your Dip

While you’re relaxing and reveling in the luxury of your backyard hot tub, sometimes it’s easy to ignore the nature all around you. During your next soak, take the time to sit back, and look up at the vast galaxy above you. Even if you’re a little rusty on your astronomy, you can still enjoy the star formations when you follow these guidelines to easily locate some of the most popular arrangements in the night sky.

Big Dipper

The Big Dipper is a great constellation to start with because it’s bright and prominent. It’s a seven-star formation in the shape of a large ladle, which includes a handle and cup. During the spring and summer, the Big Dipper shines high in the northern sky, while in spring and winter, the constellation hangs low in the northern sky closer to the horizon.

Polaris, The North Star

Once you find the Big Dipper, it’s a cinch to locate Polaris, the North Star. Always located in the north, it’s a bright star, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not the brightest in the sky. The two stars that make up the outer portion of the Big Dipper’s cup point in the direction of Polaris. Simply draw an imaginary line out from the ends of the bowl and straight over to the North Star.

Little Dipper

Now that you’ve located the North Star, you’re close to seeing the Little Dipper. In fact, the North Star is the last one in the handle of the Little Dipper’s ladle. Just like the larger ladle, the Little Dipper includes a cup and handle portion. You’ll notice that in relation to the smaller arrangement of stars, the Big Dipper’s cup points down toward the handle of the Little Dipper.

Orion

Orion is another one of the easiest constellations to locate in the sky. Look for three bright stars forming almost a straight line. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. Keep an eye out for two bright stars in to the north and two slightly to the south of his belt, which represent Orion’s shoulders and feet.

Next time you hop in the hot tub with your loved ones, challenge your kids to see who can find the Big Dipper first, or try to charm someone special as you point out these famous star formations.

Get the Most Out of Your New Hot Tub

Your new Jacuzzi® brand hot tub is installed, the water is heated to perfection and the fresh air outside is calling your name. So, now what? The first 100 days of ownership are the perfect time to unlock all that your hot tub has to offer. If you’re wondering where to start, read the manual and test the controls first-hand to learn how your hot tub works. After that, follow these easy steps for getting the most out of your new hot tub.

ACCESSORIZE
A few simple accessories can make a world of difference when it comes to creating the ultimate hot tub paradise in your backyard. Get the ball rolling with these easy-to-find accessories:

. blogaccessoryimg Get the Most Out of Your New Hot Tub a towel rack and extra towels or bathrobes for keeping everyone warm, dry and comfortable
a set of sturdy plastic cups and can cozies so everyone can enjoy a cold drink without the danger of broken glass
a cooler or a mini-fridge close by so that ice-cold drinks are within arm’s reach
cabinets or plastic garden boxes for storing accessories and other necessary supplies out of sight
anti-slip mats and flip-flops to keep feet clean and safe
waterproof playing cards and board games to keep everyone entertained

UPGRADE THE BACK YARD
A new hot tub is a great excuse to finally spruce up the backyard. Here are some of the most popular backyard additions for new hot tub owners:

.blogaccessoryimg1 Get the Most Out of Your New Hot Tub potted plants, trellises, bushes and flowers to give the hot tub that “surrounded by nature” feeling
landscape lighting, stepping stones or rock gardens to illuminate and pave the way to the hot tub
a patio table, outdoor chairs, benches or bar stools to provide comfortable seating when not in the hot tub
an umbrella, gazebo or awning to provide shade and shelter

 

.blogaccessoryimg2 Get the Most Out of Your New Hot Tub extra towels and bathing suits for guests that forget theirs
a bucket of flip flops for guests so they’ll know it’s time to kick off their socks and shoes and let loose
a variety of cold drinks and hot tub-friendly appetizers to keep people refreshed without getting too full
a great playlist to get everyone in the mood to party:

1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
2. The Weight – The Band
3. In the Summertime – Mango Jerry
4. I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
5. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
6. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
7. Happy Together – The Turtles
8. Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
9. California Girls – The Beach Boys
10. Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

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The Biggest Hot Tub Maintenance Myths Debunked

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If you think that hot tub maintenance is time-consuming, requires just as much work as a pool, think again. Contrary to what you may have heard, it’s surprisingly simple and can take as little as 10 minutes each week. During your first 100 days of owning a Jacuzzi® brand hot tub, it’s especially important to learn the truth about taking care of your hot tub, so here’s a handy list of the biggest debunked hot tub maintenance myths.

 


 

MYTH: Constantly getting in and out of the hot tub tracks in dirt and debris that builds up on the shell over time.
TRUTH: Unlike many bathtubs, a Jacuzzi® hot tub’s shell is impervious to bacteria and footprint stains, meaning it’s easy to keep clean.

 MYTH: The lengthy process of heating the water means it won’t be ready when I want it to be.
 TRUTH: With the right settings configured, your hot tub stays heated economically 24/7, meaning it’s ready to go whenever you need to take a dip.

 MYTH: It’s going to be a complicated backyard chemistry experiment to keep it clean.
 TRUTH: Actually, it only takes a few minutes a week to ensure that the water in your spa remains in tip-top shape. Using a test strip, check the levels of pH, Alkalinity, Calcium and your preferred sanitizer (Chlorine or Bromine). Adjust each measure by adding the right amount of each product as indicated in your owner’s manual.

 MYTH: I’ll have to drain the water frequently.
 TRUTH: Water changes are only recommended every 3-6 months, depending on usage…

 MYTH: Filter changes will be difficult, expensive and messy.
 TRUTH: Access to the filter is easy on your hot tub, and they are simple an inexpensive to replace. Some of our models feature the Smart Control screen, which actually tells you when the filter needs to be a changed. Even if you don’t have it, a simple weekly check will do the trick and lengthen the life of the filter.

 MYTH: I won’t use my hot tub enough to get my money’s worth when it comes to monthly maintenance and energy costs.
 TRUTH: As a new owner, you’ll quickly see what most of our owners already know – your hot tub becomes part of your family’s daily routine, providing valuable relaxation time, and a long list of health benefits for even just 10 minutes a day. And monthly energy costs are less than you think – as low as $14/month on some models.

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See — hot tub maintenance is that easy! For more information on proper maintenance of your new hot tub, please visit our “Owner’s Corner” by clicking here. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page for more recommendations on making the most out of your Jacuzzi® hot tub during the first 100 days of ownership.

How Hot Tubs Can Improve Family Bonding

Send the neighbor’s kids home, turn off the television, and round up the family for an evening of fun in the hot tub. Your spa provides the perfect place for your kin to spend some quality time together without cell phones buzzing with text messages or social media causing distractions. Because sometimes finding common ground between your teenager and your elementary schooler is a challenge, try some of these family bonding tips:

Star Light, Star Bright

Brush up on your constellations and Greek mythology as a family. Head into the tub on a night where there aren’t any clouds to see the stars at their finest. This is not only a great way to educate your children, but it can also create some friendly competition. See who can find the North Star first or challenge them to find Canis the Dog, Draco the Dragon, and Equus the Horse. Even though it’s practically impossible to impress your kids at their age, show off you knowledge of Greek mythology, or see who can come up with the funniest renditions of the ancient stories.

UNO!

It doesn’t matter how much teenage angst your kids have built up, everyone can get on board with a game of UNO. Stock up on a waterproof deck and let the fun times fly. Even better, up the ante and let the winner skip out on dish washing duty! If teaching your kids the basics of Texas Hold ‘Em is more your style, pick up some traditional waterproof game cards, too.

Food for Thought

Stretch out the evening with your family’s favorite grub. Bribe your kids to join you outside with cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, and veggie dip. If that’s not enough to get them to hang out with you, the smell of your BBQ ribs just may do the trick. Throw some corn on the cob and burgers on the grill and you’ve got yourself a family feast. And to keep the kids coming back for your next backyard hang out, don’t forget to treat them with some dessert.

Hanging out with your family in the hot tub doesn’t have to mean silently staring at one another and watching the seconds tick by. Use this opportunity to strike up conversation, play some games, and get in touch with your sillier sides.

Are you looking to improve your family bonding, but don’t have a hot tub? Search our large selection of hot tubs today.

Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub

When it comes to planning any hot tub party, it helps to think of your think of your new hot tub as the ultimate party guest, the center of attention that everyone simply can’t get enough of. During your first 100 days as a Jacuzzi® brand hot tub owner, show off all your new hot tub has to offer with these easy ideas for hot tub party themes.

HOT TUB OPEN HOUSEOpenHouse Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub Just the fact that you purchased a hot tub is a good enough reason to throw a party, so host an “Open House”-themed party that showcases your hot tub for family and friends. Grab these essentials:

• Welcome your guests with that new set of towels.
• Place a basket of flip-flops for guests so they can kick off their shoes and socks and relax.
• Put the “hot” in hot tub party with hot-themed appetizers like spicy Thai chicken skewers or jalapeño poppers. If spicy isn’t your thing, consider serving mini hot dogs.
• Provide refreshments that pack a kick of their own like habanero-infused margaritas or spiced coffee in the evening.

 

SPORTS NIGHTGameNight Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub What better way to watch a game with friends than in a hot tub? Gather your favorite team’s fanbase together for “Sports Night”-themed hot tub party that cheers your team to victory. Grab these essentials:

• Bring the game to you by setting up the TV outside or within range of the hot tub.
• Serve hot tub-friendly appetizers or desserts featuring the colors of your favorite team. Anything served on a stick is always a safe bet to help prevent soggy crumbs.
• For whatever sport you’re watching, get some waterproof balls to toss around during commercial breaks.

 

BOOK CLUBBookClub Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub The intimate setting of a hot tub is the perfect gathering space for your book club to discuss the book of the month. When it’s your turn to host, invite the whole group over for an evening of good friends, good conversation and lots of laughs. Grab these essentials:

• If it’s your turn to pick the book, suggest a book that’s ocean or water-themed, or maybe even something that’s on the “steamier” side.
• Try serving hot-tub friendly appetizers that match the theme of the book. If that’s too hard, serve nautical-themed snacks like grilled fish skewers or shrimp cocktails instead.
• Come up with a simple trivia game based on the book that everyone can play for prizes while in the hot tub.

 

A DAY AT “THE BEACH”AtTheBeach Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub If you can’t get to the beach, bring the beach to you with a hot tub party that captures the spirit of a summer day at the beach. Grab these essentials:

• Provide your guests with colorful beach towels, sunblock and flip flops when they arrive.
• Grab beach balls for guests to toss to each other. They’re also great for decoration!
• Surround the hot tub area with sea shells and beach chairs to help set the mood.
• If you’re going for a more tropical beach theme, serve island-themed drinks like Mai Tais and Mojitos.

 

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 Days

What you get out of your new Jacuzzi® brand hot tub is what you put into it. Ask any long-term hot tub owner and they’ll attest to the fact that there are certain things they’d wish they’d known during their first 100 days of ownership. With that in mind, make sure that you aren’t missing out on any of the opportunities your new hot tub provides with this list of 5 mistakes to avoid.

mistake1 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 DaysMISTAKE #1: I can’t find the time to take a dip.
Whether it’s a quick dip in the early hours of the morning, a post-work moment to decompress or a Sunday night ritual to prepare for the week ahead, all it takes is 15 minutes here and there to reap the benefits of your new hot tub. However, it’s equally important that the hot tub time you set aside is pressure-free. If it’s your usual hot tub night and you prefer to unwind on the couch with some TV instead, it’s no big deal. Your hot tub is a source of enjoyment and pleasure, not an obligation.
 

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MISTAKE #2: I haven’t customized my hot tub to meet my needs.
You wouldn’t drive a new car without first adjusting your seats, mirror, radio and climate settings. Likewise, as a new hot tub owner, it’s important to find out what feels right for you when it comes to temperature, seating, jets and pressure. Use your first 100 days as a hot tub owner to familiarize yourself with each configuration and watch as, in no time, you become a certified hot tub expert!

 
mistake3 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 DaysMISTAKE #3: I haven’t created a family hot tub ritual.
Hot tubs are the ultimate gathering place for the entire family, which is why making hot tub time a family ritual is so effective for quality bonding time. It helps to think of it as an extension of your living room with the added bonus of heated water and massaging jets, where everyone can get together after their day to chat, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Activities like game night or star gazing help to keep all ages entertained and coming back for more.

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MISTAKE #4: I haven’t hosted a hot tub party.

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new hot tub owner is watching others enjoy the pleasure it provides. Don’t miss out on the satisfaction of showcasing your new back yard investment by hosting at least one hot tub party during your first 100 days of ownership. To help the party run as smoothly as possible, take the time to do some simple preparations in the way of refreshments, spare towels and party playlists. Hot tub theme parties are also a great way to turn it up a notch and keep your guests coming back for more.

mistake5 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 DaysMISTAKE #5: I haven’t used my hot tub for romance.
The hot tub is most enjoyable when in the company of at least one other person, especially when that person is your significant other. Alone time in the hot tub with that special someone allows for relaxed communication that’s free of distractions and interruptions. It’s also the ideal place for sparking romance, so the next time it’s date night, head for the back yard. Turn up the heat with some candles, romantic music and the built-in loveseat that’s ideal for couples.
 
 
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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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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.

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