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.

Refurbished and Last Season Hot Tub Clearance

imageParadise Valley Spas offers a large selection of refurbished, last season, and used hot tubs at clearance prices in our Richmond Showroom. If you are trying to get a good deal on a hot tub, then definitely visit our showroom in Richmond to find out what choices you have. The options are always changing, so regular visits will offer you the best selection.

A refurbished hot tub from our company typically is one that has been purchased back from a hot tub customer that bought a new tub, moved, or didn’t want it anymore. Our certified technicians work on these hot tubs to get them sparkling and working like new again. We change out the parts, deep clean and detail the hot tub all over and then make it available for sale in Richmond.

“Last Season” hot tubs are ones that were sitting in showrooms for the duration of the year and need to be sold to make room for the new year’s hot tubs that will be on display. These hot tubs are in perfect condition, and are technically brand new. Hot tubs that were filled with water in showrooms and used as demo spas are often even more discounted.

If you are a customer who already has a hot tub but would like to upgrade to a new one, then we also have a program for that type of purchase. Your old hot tub can be sold back to us for a credit that will offer you that price off of a brand new hot tub. We will haul away the old one and install the new one for you.

Our clearance center in Richmond is also a great spot to get hot tub accessories on sale. We have excess covers that get sold there, as well as cover lifters, steps, and more. Most of the accessories are older items that need to be filtered out of our system to make room for new products. This showroom is a great spot to get a discounted cover or check our full list of discounted covers available at the warehouse.

If you have any questions about the hot tubs or hot tub accessories we offer on clearance, then contact us!

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.

Streamline Your Summer with Bay Area Jacuzzi Spa Service

IMG_0601Summer is always a busy season, especially if you have children. Replacing the regular schedule of school with a variety of summer activities, camps and other opportunities can make it difficult, if not impossible, to keep up with your own set of priorities, activities and lists. Add that long-awaited vacation and a family reunion to the mix and the maintenance needs of your Jacuzzi Spa will probably fall off your list altogether.

This is why you need Bay Area Jacuzzi Spa service this summer. When you call in the professionals, you are able to schedule service and forget about it, while being assured of receiving complete spa service at the hands of trained experts.

There are two different types of spa services available, depending on your needs. To keep your spa in top condition, a weekly balancing will enhance your enjoyment of your spa and keep the entire system in peak form. In addition to water testing and treatment, filters are cleaned regularly and spa cover conditioner applied. This is a particularly wise investment if your children are using the spa as part of their summer recreation, and you are not always available to supervise what goes into the spa, by accident or by misguided design.

There is also full spa service available, where the spa is completely drained, checked, cleaned, inspected, conditioned, and refilled. You may choose to have this service done while you are away on vacation, or after the children are back in school and your spa is no longer being subjected to their antics.

You might even find that these spa services are so convenient and practical that you wish to continue them after your summer travels are over and your children return to school. After all, your spa was designed and installed as a place for you to relax, not something to add to your list of worries. So contact us today and let’s discuss what services we can provide to streamline your summer, as well as the rest of 2013.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Help Relieve Stress Related Depression

depressionMillions of people each year suffer from stress related depression. Whether it’s due to financial matters, family issues or work-related problems, stress and depression can strike at any time. While more serious forms of depression may call for a doctor’s care, Jacuzzi hot tubs can actually help relieve some of the stress and help calm your nerves.

Stress puts unnecessary work on our body and strain on our health. It causes the heart to have to work more hard and this can cause problems with digestion and breathing. In fact, more than 80% of common diseases have a relation to stress.

The way a Jacuzzi hot tub helps with stress related depression is with three major components:

  1. Environmental Heat. The heated water from a hot tub causes an internal shift in the body’s core temperature. This causes it to feel more relaxed and helps with sleeplessness. If you’ve ever taken a warm bath in order to help with insomnia or to calm your nerves then imagine that comfort not only multiplied but enveloping you in a relaxing atmosphere.
  2. Massage. Many people get massages because of its healing benefits. It releases toxins in the body and one of the main attractions of a massage is that it feels good and relaxes the muscles. A hot tub works the same way by using jets of water that massage your body. Instead of a pair of hands in one spot, you get massaged all over at the same time.
  3. Buoyancy. By being buoyant in a Jacuzzi, there is less stress on your body. This is ideal for aching joints and muscles but where it helps to relieve stress related depression is that you are combining the relaxation with hydrostatic pressure, which helps your lungs and heart become stronger.

While a hot tub may not be a cure for all kinds of depression, it definitely will help those with stress related depression by being in a warm, relaxing environment that helps the body feel better.

If you want to learn more about Jacuzzi hot tubs or how they can benefit you, simply contact us and we’ll help you get started.