Stress Related Illness: How Hot Tubs Can Help

J200_R4K2164Everyone has a little bit of stress in their life. Most people can recover from it before it takes a hold of their life, but some people need an extra boost. The degree of stress can have a lot to do with how someone will bounce back, but no one should have to suffer! Stress and cause and contribute to the following 10 illnesses and disorders, but there are many more that are linked to stress. Go through the list and see how many affect you regularly and which affect you from time to time.

  1. Insomnia
  2. Depression
  3. Headaches and Migraines
  4. Eating Disorders
  5. Anxiety
  6. Tension and Pain
  7. Circulatory Issues
  8. Colds and Viruses
  9. Diabetes
  10. Heart Problems

All these can be linked back to stress and stress can become a vicious cycle. You stressing about your stress can cause even more stress. What can you do to deal with it? We have one suggestion…Hot Tubs!

Hot tubs can be an expensive commitment, but we think the benefits of having a hot tub will greatly outweigh the cost in the long run. Your health is extremely important and hot tubs that help relieve stress can be your ticket to overall better health and well-being. Lets take a look at how hot tubs might helps with a variety of these issues.

The high temperature of hot tubs can help increase circulation in your body. Increased circulation is going to help with issues like heart problems, diabetes, muscle pain, viruses, and so much more. Hot water has been known for centuries to have extremely relaxing and cleansing qualities. As you sink into a hot tub, you could wash away all your woes. This relaxation and warmth also prepares the body for rest and sleep, helping reduce insomnia. The massage of the jets can work out all the tension and pain you have in your body.

As you can tell, hot tubs are basically a cure for stress. Stress causes a lot of illnesses. So hot tubs can thus help cure those illnesses! If you don’t believe us, then come into one of our 8 Bay Area locations to test out one of our Sundance or Jacuzzi hot tubs yourself. We’d be happy to show you just how relaxing and life changing a hot tub can be.

Capri_Woman_RelaxFeel free to contact us about any questions you have about relieving your stress with hot tub therapy.

Bust Hot Tub Myths Before Buying a Hot Tub: Part 2

hot-tub-cover-spa-cover-insulated-cover-hot-spring-tiger-river-450x600In our last blog post you read about different hot tub myths that sales people might try to pitch to you when you are in the process of purchasing a hot tub. Luckily, we are here to bust all those myths so you can proceed buying a hot tub with no doubt in the quality of the product. Here are some of the most common myths you might encounter:

You should check hot tub rating sites before buying…MYTH

You should do exactly the opposite when purchasing a hot tub. There aren’t many great hot tub comparison or rating sites that you can rely on. Many of the websites are created by hot tub companies to make their brand look better, and some others are places where manufacturers can pay to have their ratings look good. Overall, these sites are biased and unreliable. Do research beyond comparison sites and see all the different qualities of material that can be used to make a hot tub and determine what seems the best to you. There are obvious factors of good quality such as legacy and brand name that can steer you in the right direction too. Jacuzzi is a brand that carries that type of legacy.

Higher horsepower means stronger jets…MYTH 

Despite what may seem a true factor of having more powerful jets, horsepower difference is never great enough to make you feel that difference. Again, you must remember to evaluate quality over quantity. A general difference in horsepower may be 1.5 HP to 2 HP. The power will also not make a difference if the ratio and quality of jets is not up to par. Many different elements add up to making a good hot tub, not just power.

Chlorine smells, will burn your eyes, and effect your skin…MYTH

Many people are opposed to using chlorine for these mythical reasons. Of course, chlorine is a chemical and may do these things if you put chlorine in the hot tub while you are bathing, but any sanitizer will do the same thing! Chlorine will actually dissolve completely and dissipate in hot tubs, making it safe for your skin, leaving no scent, and should definitely not burn your eyes. The rule of thumb is to add a perfect amount of chlorine after you use the hot tub so all the chemical will be gone by the time you get in it the next day.

Running a hot tub during winter is very expensive…MYTH

Modern hot tubs are made with energy efficiency in mind, and many are even required to meet a certain level of energy efficiency in the testing process. Brands like Jacuzzi and Sundance go above and beyond in the energy efficiency test and lead the industry in this type of technology. On that note, running a hot tub in the winter should not cost you a fortune. A quality hot tub cover is especially important in insulating your hot tub, and having a cover can make a huge difference in the price of your electric bill whether its summer or winter. The hot tub has to work twice as hard, using twice as much energy, if there is no form of insulation to the tub. And since heat rises, the heat of the spa leaves quickly without a cover.

We hope that we uncovered most of the hot tub myths out there, but if you are still questioning anything regarding hot tubs then feel free to call and ask us! We would be happy to help you debunk any possibly hot tub myths you find.

Bust Hot Tub Myths Before Buying a Hot Tub: Part 1

Hot tubs restless leg syndromeIf you’re interested in buying a hot tub, then you should probably bust some hot tub myths before you choose which hot tub is best. Each sales person has different tactics to try to get you to purchase their hot tub, but many of these are myths that you should know about to make a better informed decision. What do all the specifications mean and is more always better? These are some of the questions we will answer for you.

The higher the price, the better the quality: MYTH

Just because the price is really high, it doesn’t make that particular spa better or even the right spa for you. Consider that it may be more expensive for the accessories it comes with, which you may not need. Make sure to ask for the baseline prices of hot tubs without any special features to asses the different aspects of quality. Sometimes brands like Jacuzzi can speak for themselves with the legacy of creating the original jetted bath, and continuing to lead the industry with the newest technology.

The more jets, the better…MYTH

If your salesperson is trying to wow you with the number of jets the hot tub has, don’t get too excited. Remember quality over quantity. Sundance and Jacuzzi spas may not have more jets than some other brands, but they have patented technology on the massaging techniques different jets use. Each seat may offer a different type of massage, and the quality of these fewer jets will have you feeling better in the end. And make sure to check the placement of the jets because having them in all the right places counts too.

A hot tub that cleans itself…What? MYTH

If someone tries to tell you that their hot tub cleans itself, think again. Some modern hot tubs have technology like Ozone and UV Sanitation that helps kill bacteria during water circulation and this may be what people are referring to. Salespeople may even try to sell you on a hot tub using this reference, so fully investigate and find out what they mean. These features are great because they do help sanitize the water, but no hot tub can fully clean itself. In addition to these features, hot tubs still need a little more sanitizer, pH balance, and shock.

Hot tub covers are unnecessary as long as you clean your tub: MYTH

Hot tub covers do more than just keep debris out of your hot tub. Sure you may not acquire as much debris if you have a cover, but there are more important reasons why covers are so highly recommended. Hot tub covers insulate the spa, and by keeping the heat in you are actually saving money on your electrical bill. The spa doesn’t have to keep using energy to reheat the spa, instead the heater will only have to work a minimal amount to keep things heated.

So there you have it! Some myths have been busted so you can make a better decision about buying a hot tub. If you want to know about more hot tub myths then check in to our blog next week and read part two of this series.

If you have any more questions about hot tubs then feel free to call our customer service department or your nearest Paradise Valley Spas dealer and we’d be happy to help you out!

Fibromyalgia Relief with Hot Tub Therapy

Fibromyalgia_SpasFibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by sensitivity and pain in the joints, tendons, and muscles all over the body. The disorder is also accompanied by sleep issues, headache, fatigue, memory problems, and mood problems. These symptoms of Fibromyalgia are long term and affect the whole body, so you can see how Fibromyalgia might be fairly debilitating. So how is fibromyalgia related to hot tubs?

Hot tubs relieve much of the pain associated with Fibromyalgia, and many sufferers have claimed that hot tubs work miracles for their pain. Here is how it works:

  1. All of the muscle tightness and soreness is relieved by the hot water increasing circulation while relaxing the body. In addition, the hydrotherapy and massage action of the jets helps release any tension associated with the condition.
  2. The buoyancy of the water reduces any pressure placed on joints, tendons, and muscles due to either weight or gravity.
  3. Light activity and stretching in warm water or hot tubs can be beneficial to increasing strength and mobility while in an environment that minimizes pain that is usually associated with activity.

Hot tubs are sometimes even prescribed by doctors to help people who suffer quite badly from Fibromyalgia. It is difficult to know if the treatment will help you, so the best option would be to try a hot tub somewhere before investing in something so expensive. Gyms and community pools frequently have hot tubs you can try. Or if you are truly interested in an investment in a hot tub, come in to one of our 8 locations in the Bay Area and wet test one of our amazing Sundance or Jacuzzi hot tubs. Experience for yourself, the amazing sensations of the jets and heat as they melt away your stress and pain.

For any questions about how hot tub therapy can help you, call us or visit us today! One of our expert customer service technicians would be happy to help answer your questions.

4th of July Hot Tub Festivities

flag-fireworks14th of July is one of the biggest weekends for parties, barbecues, and festivities with family and friends. If you are a hot tub owner, like to entertain, and usually throw a 4th of July party in your backyard then preparations are an absolute must. Stop by one of our 8 locations to pick up hot tub chemicals, drink trays, a spa umbrella for the daytime, and some rubber duckies! Make sure you consult our spa experts about any questions you have regarding water sanitation and balancing. We can provide you a chemical start up and maintenance guide for FREE so you’ll always have a reference when you need to clean up your hot tub. Most of all, remember to have fun! We want to help you make this 4th of July fantastic, and celebrate in style with your hot tub.

Even if you don’t usually attend or throw parties for the 4th of July, imagine sitting in your hot tub and watching the fireworks go off above you. For those who want it to be, 4th of July can be relaxing and even romantic if celebrated with a special someone at home. Make sure the mood is set just right by ensuring your hot tub is clean and clear. Add a drink tray to set glasses of wine or cocktails on. Add some aromatherapy and just sit back and relax.

Wishing you could celebrate the 4th of July in a hot tub? We can help you with that. Paradise Valley Spas offer Sundance, Jacuzzi, and Nordic hot tubs at incredible prices, and we are having a big 4th of July SALE on all our hot tubs this weekend! We even provide financing for people who can’t pay for a hot tub all at once. Stop by one of our 8 showrooms to check out our selection of hot tubs, and even test one out!

Contact us if you have any questions about getting things ready for your 4th of July hot tub festivities this weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Savings!

LX_Romance_couple_patioThis weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, and Paradise Valley Spas is having one of the biggest sales of the year! We have special pricing and financing options for all our hot tubs. If you’re trying to score a deal on a hot tub, then definitely visit one of our 8 locations. Our salespeople are hot tub experts and will be able to answer any of your questions about our hot tubs. We carry Sundance Spas, Jacuzzi Spas, Nordic Spas, and Endless Pools Swim Spas, as well as Finlandia Saunas. With so many options, you’re bound to find something you like.

Jacuzzi is the best known brand in the industry, and also has a long history with hydrotherapy. Each one of our Jacuzzi stores has history boards and one of the original single jacuzzi jets that would be placed in hot tubs. The brand has definitely come a long way from that. Our Sundance and Jacuzzi brand hot tubs now offer features like UV Sanitation systems and Ozone Sanitation Systems for the hot tub water. They have patented jet systems that offer body hydrotherapy unlike any other brand in the business.

If you’re really interested in one of the hot tubs we carry, we have several models in our showrooms that are filled with water and ready to use. Stop on by and experience what the hot tub is like before you purchase it! Our salespeople would be happy to give you a demonstration.

If you have any questions about our Memorial Day Sale, then contact us today!

Ozone in Hot Tubs: What is it?

How-Does-Ozone-workAt Paradise Valley Spas, our selection of Sundance and Jacuzzi hot tubs have the option of including ozonators in them. Ozone is becoming more and more popular in hot tubs, but few hot tub owners or buyers actually know what it is. If you are in the market for a new hot tub, then ozone is something you’ll want to consider. So what is it?

Ozone is the unstable combination of 3 oxygen atoms. The third oxygen atom is loosely bound because of the instability of the compound, and will break off when it comes into contact with contaminants. In a hot tub, the oxygen atom from ozone breaks off when it hits a contaminant in the water, and then destroys that contaminant at contact. The ozone generator is what you attach inside a hot tub to continuously produce ozone for 4-6 hours per day, thereby constantly sanitizing the water.

The benefit of having an ozone generator is that is does most of the sanitation work for you. Regular maintenance and sanitation of the water is lessened because the ozone will be keeping your water clean and clear. The number of chemicals you have to add will diminish to a tiny fraction of regular amounts so this also makes ozone a great alternative as a natural treatment. Ozone will keep your water clean, even while you’re away.

In the long run, ozone will save you time and money! It’s efficient, and it’s natural.

If you have any more questions about ozone, or are interested in one of our spas that offers ozone then contact us!

Genuine Jacuzzi and Sundance Spa Service Programs

ReplaceFilterAMaintaining your hot tub can be tedious and difficult. Even more, it can be hard to remember to add chemicals, clean the filter and hot tub cover and pillows, and regularly test the water, then balance the water, and wipe down the shell, and replace the filter quarterly to yearly, and clean out the jets, and drain and refill every 4 months…..not to mention troubleshooting when issues arise! I think you get it. There is a lot to remember to do when it comes to taking care of your hot tub!

Let us, the experts, help you out by coming to your home to maintenance your hot tub on a weekly, periodically, or annual basis. Paradise Valley Spas has a team of trained experts ready to service your hot tub with the best quality chemicals and genuine Jacuzzi and Sundance parts.

Why Do I Need A Service? 

1. Save Time and Have Peace of Mind: If you think you can figure out all the tricks to service and maintenance, and remember to do everything on time so your hot tub water and parts aren’t ruined then go for it! Signing up for a maintenance program is the easiest way to take care of necessary maintenance right from the start. It will save you tons of time, and whenever you want to use your hot tub, it will be ready for you without you having to worry if its dirty beforehand.

2. Avoid Damage, Keep Your Hot Tub Users Safe: Regular maintenance is important to avoiding and preventing damage to expensive hot tubs parts, and keeping the hot tub happy, and you healthy and safe. Hot tub water can be a breeding ground for bacteria if you aren’t strict about cleaning it. This can lead to all kinds of odd things that damage the hot tub itself, but can also cause skin irritation or rashes on you.

3. Maintain Warranty: The other important aspect of regular maintenance is that it helps keep your warranty in tact. There are all kinds of clauses in the warranty agreement of a hot tub that ensure the manufacturer won’t have to pay for your misuse and mistreatment of the spa. If you are forgetful or careless, then your warranty could be voided due to lack of maintenance. Letting us take care of maintenance for you ensures that when an issue arises with your spa, you won’t have to pay a cent toward an expensive part replacement.

4. Extend Hot Tub Life: There are even long run benefits to having us take care of your hot tub! Experts know exactly how to take care of a hot tub and won’t forget any minor details when they visit your spa. Proper care can help your spa last a much longer lifespan than average. You could be enjoying your spa for 15 years or more if taken care of!

There you have it! Spa services have tons of benefits from time saving, to warranty insurance, to investment protection. If a single service doesn’t suit you, then customize and package your own for a custom quote! Our customer service team is happy to help you decide what services would be best for you.

Contact Us if you have any questions regarding our service programs.

5 Ways to Integrate a Hot Tub Into Your Backyard

hot-tub-installation-71If you just got a hot tub or are thinking about buying one, then you are probably wondering how to integrate it into your backyard. An accessory as large as a hot tub can really bring together your backyard experience if done well, but it can also make it look terrible if done poorly.

Paradise Valley Spas has been helping people all over the bay area for 30 years find the perfect way to integrate a hot tub into a backyard. We even have a look book of different ideas for customers, and photos of different installations we have done over the years. Here are our 5 best ways to integrate your hot tub into your backyard:

  1. Place it strategically: The best positions to place your hot tub are up against walls, bushes or plants, or surrounded by something. Placing your hot tub up against a wall or other location in your backyard integrates the tub into the natural layout and landscape of the backyard.
  2. Build an outdoor room or space around the hot tub: If you can put a gazebo of some type around the hot tub, it creates a designated space for the hot tub. Chairs and small tables can also be integrated in an area like this and it makes it more of a place of relaxation in the backyard. This is a great idea for anyone looking to make the hot tub a center piece for their backyard.
  3. Create an in ground or multi tiered surface for the tub: Placing the hot tub in the ground usually makes the hot tub less noticed, and leaves more space above ground in the backyard for other accessories. Another option is to create a multi tiered surface. To describe how this would look, if the hot tub were placed on the lower area in the backyard, the top surface of the hot tub would look flush with the upper deck or area.
  4. Plant bushes, flowers, and trees all around the tub: By planting all around the tub, the hot tub area can be turned into its own sanctuary. If the plants are tall and fully enclose the hot tub then it can create an isolated feeling, which is perfect for ultimate relaxation.
  5. Make the installation area’s ground material different: if your backyard is  just one or two materials, then create a contrasting area for the hot tub. For instance, if your backyard is covered in grass, then create a square area made of stone designated for the hot tub. Placing the hot tub in the middle of the backyard in a designated area like this will still look great without walls or surrounding plants.

pg8Lg2If you are interested in a quality hot tub and want the proper guidance or ideas on how to install this hot tub, then contact our experts at Paradise Valley Spas! We have 8 retail location in the bay area and would be happy to assist you with your backyard project anytime!

Sundance Spas Offers Tips on How to Hot Tub In the Rain Safely & Comfortably

You heard right, hot tubbing in the rain can be an enjoyable serene experience. In San Fran, we are no strangers to a rain shower and this Bay Area Sundance Spa Dealer says, go ahead – you know you want to try it. Remember safety first, be aware of slippery surfaces upon entry and exit of your tub during a rain shower.

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Tips to Ensure a Safe & Relaxing Rainy Day Hot Tub Experience

  • Heat up your towel or robe: Placing these items in the dryer just before you enter the tub can make all the difference when retiring after your soak.
  • Make a warm drink: A delicious hot chocolate or earl grey tea will be the perfect addition to your hot tub experience. So relax, take a sip and enjoy the rainy day scenery.
  • Wear a hat: Having your hat handy will keep the raindrops off your face during your hot tub rejuvenation session.
  • Leave the lights on: Make sure the area around the hot tub is well lit, this can be especially important when exiting or entering the tub during a storm.
  • Wear shoes: Rainy days can cause a slippery situation outside the tub, be sure to leave shoes at the foot of your spa steps to prevent slippage.
  • Get comfy: Let the relaxation of the warm spa and the soothing sound of rain drops take away the stress of your day and help you prepare for tomorrow.

Paradise Valley Spas can help you outfit your spa with accessories guaranteed to enhance your hot tub experience. At Paradise Valley Spas we only use the finest, high quality spa products. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff is available to help you properly maintain and care for your spa. For more information on our services, please contact us.