Leaving for Vacation?

The kids are out of school, and vacation days are coming. What do you do with your hot tub? Fairly new hot tub owners might be a little lost as to what to do with a hot tub before leaving on a summer vaca. Whether you leave for a couple days or a couple weeks, it’s important to leave your hot tub well taken care of before your departure for a peace of mind. Interior design: Beautiful modern terrace lounge with pergola at

Shock and treat your water! Make sure your spa’s pH levels are balanced and that your water is visibly clean. Spa covers do wonders to keep your water maintained at your preference. Before leaving, make sure to give your filters a rinse so that the filtration cycles don’t have any issues during your departure.

Temperature matters! No matter the length of your vacation, heat and filtration cycle must stay on. If you are leaving for a couple days during summer, the rule-of-thumb is to lower your tub by 5-10 degrees, anything lower than that and your hot tub will work harder to get your temperature back up at your return. If you are leaving during winter, you may want to consider lowering the temperature less, but keep in mind that you won’t be saving much and wont be able to enjoy your hot tub immediately on your return. During summer, heat from the floor will radiate and help keep your hot tub warm so it isn’t as necessary to toggle with the temperature as it is in winter. Santa Barbara 22

Do not drain your hot tub! It would be more costly to refill and reheat an entire hot tub than to keep the heat and filtration cycle on.

Make sure to visit www.ColemanSpas.com for hot tubs and more. For replacement parts and accessories, visit www.QuickSpaParts.com.

Happy tubbing!

A Hot Tub Summer

This summer is geared up to be a scorcher! A 102° hot tub will probably not sound as appealing as it does right now. However, there are ways to make this summer A HOT TUB SUMMER. There are certain things you can do to enjoy you spa this summer without overheating your body. Just keep reading to find out how:

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, anything cooler than that will automatically feel refreshing. Setting your hot tub’s temperature around 90° would be a nice way to cool down in your hot tub. Remember, you don’t want to disconnect your tub as it needs to continue filtrating. Idle water inside the pipes could also cause corrosion which can then lead to bigger problems.co6person

If you don’t want to lower your hot tub temperature, another option is to hot tub at night. Summer nights are usually much cooler, and you’ll be able to actually enjoy a warm hot tub instead of bearing the heat from the sun and the tub as well.

It’s not too late for that summer body! Anyone who has been in a spa before is familiar with the relaxing effects of hydrotherapy. The heat from your spa increases blood flow and promotes deep muscle relaxation, increasing your flexibility. Try hot tub yoga from Cal Spas. Hot Tub Yoga, as demonstrated by professional yoga instructor Kelly Deva, will stretch and soothe sore muscles, while straightening and targeting specific muscle groups.coleman clear water

A hot tub is an investment that should be enjoyed year-round, not just 2/3 of the year. Make these simple adjustments to help you stay cool all summer long.

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Personalize Your Hot Tub!

Your backyard patio is your very own personal sanctuary where you can sit back, relax and unwind after a long day at work. It’s important to set a relaxing space for yourself that YOU and YOUR family can enjoy, that’s why personalizing your patio and taking time to personalize your hot tub is imperative to the supplement the ultimate Cal Spas experience. Fit your needs and unique style with the following personalizing tips:Fireplace Environment

Add a lounge area to your outdoor room. Use accent pieces to match your outdoor decor by setting a seating area for you to relax before or after a dip in your hot tub. Cozy up your lounge area with an outdoor fireplace or firepit from Cal Flame BBQ.

If a sense of humor is more your forte, why not add a little lightheartedness to your outdoor hot tub room with a sign from EtsyEtsy is an awesome way for people looking to add DIY style to their home, but not might have the time (or creativity) to complete a full art project. Most people who create accessories on Etsy recycle and re-purpose materials to give a whole new life to something that would have otherwise been thrown out. il_570xN.619065358_dryqThe best thing about Coleman Spas hot tubs is that most models are available with premium upgrades with accessories to fit your lifestyle.

A programmable LED Lighting Package is a great and easy way to personalize your hot tub. Change the color scheme to match your home, or your mood by a simple touch of a button!
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Have a music lover in your life? Add an Xi-Sound Stereo System with iPod Station and high quality speakers so your hot tub could be enjoyed to your favorite jams.

Find more information about personalized options and accessories at ColemanSpas.com. Need help finding the perfect Coleman Spas hot tub just for you? Feel free to contact us directly or find a local dealer near you.

Free Shipping on Spa Covers

Quick Spa Parts is offering FREE SHIPPING on Spa Covers, 8′ or smaller. Now is the perfect time to get the perfect fit spa cover to keep your spa clean and save you time and money over time. The hot tub cover serves three major purposes:coverdiagram-popup1

Protecting Your Tub

When you are not enjoying your tub it is important to keep the cover on to help keep debris out of the water. Depending on the placement and weather in your area, sticks, pine cones, leaves and other debris can fall into your tub and cause damage to the shell or filtration system.

Energy Efficiency

A tight fitting cover creates a tight seal and locks in heat.  Heat retention means using less energy to heat the water.

Safety

With a properly fitted cover, securely installed you can rest easy that your children and/or pets are not getting in without you noticing.

A proper and diligent spa cover care routine can be the difference between needing to buy a replacement cover in 5 years instead of 6 years. If your spa cover needs replacing, now is the perfect time to find a new high-quality hot tub cover that will save you time and money over time.

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Visit Quick Spa Parts and begin shopping for this special promotion today. Hurry, this offer is available only for a limited time.

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Transform Your Patio this Summer

Summer means you will be spending a lot of time in the great outdoors and in your very own backyard. Now that you know how to best use your hot tub during summer, why not transform your patio? The ambiance has an overall effect of your experience, transforming your patio by giving it a little TLC will make sure the memories your create this summer will be great ones.Coleman Spas hot tub

First thing’s first, make sure to clean your patio! Start the season by power washing your deck or patio to give it a fresh feel. Once the cleaning is taken care of:

Check your greenery. By this point in the year, your shrubs and grass are either doing great or might be in need for some loving. Trim and water your plants if needed, and check for any critter problems. During this drought it is recommended to limit you watering to twice a week, however that is plentiful to keep your greenery green. Remember to water deeper and less often to strengthen the grass roots to better survive the drought!Coleman Spas hot tub

Add some color to your patio with container gardening! Add hanging plants or potted flowers for easy gardening. Most containers have a large reservoir of water to limit the need of maintenance. Flowers are a very cost-effective way to beautify your patio with minimal effort.Coleman Rotomold Spa

See the light! Add solar powered lightning options to your backyard which turn on automatically at dusk. Solar powered lighting is available in smaller sizes to large lanterns, choose one to fit your outdoor decor and needs. Add a festive touch to your backyard! Not only will this increase your visibility at night, but will also add a mystic feel to your backyard or patio. Tip: shop for these online, usually come in larger quantities at a cheaper price!

If you are on the market for the ultimate backyard or patio accessory, visit Coleman Spas for the perfect unit for you.

Enjoy Summer from a Hot Tub

Many people needlessly discontinue the use of their spas when the summer temperatures rise because twice the heat might be a little unbearable.New-Waterfall-White

Although it may sound like a contradiction in terms, your spa hot tub may actually be the best place to cool-off in the Summer heat. Find out how to make the most out of your hot tub during Summer below.

Take a Dip to Cool Off During a Heat Wave

To use your spa in “cool-water mode”, simply reduce the temperature setting to 85F or less (or turn your heater completely off) and enjoy! With the cover off and air jets running, your water temperature will quickly drop. To maintain cooler water, keep your spa covered during sunny days when not in use. Run the spa with the spa cover open and with water features and air jets operating during cooler evening temperatures. This action together with natural evaporation will cool the water!

Since water heats more slowly than the outside air, the insulated spa will maintain its lower temperature from evening into the following day. And unlike an in-ground pool, a covered, insulated portable spa will not be absorbing radiant heat from direct sunlight during the day, or from a surrounding concrete thermal mass after sundown.

Water balance and other products you use are maintained exactly the same as with hot water. In fact, some sanitizers work somewhat better at cooler temperatures to keep your spa water in the best condition. Just uncover, take a dip and enjoy.co6person

Saving Energy

Since you will be running your spa heater either at a reduced temperature setting, or completely off during hot weather spells, you will be saving energy in the long-run, meaning your cost of operation will be greatly reduced.

So when the temperature soars, make good use of your valuable equipment investment. Enjoy your spa in “cool-water mode”. You’ll feel refreshed and smarter for enjoying your hot…or should I say COOL, tub year-round.coleman spa 1

Rules for Water Usage in a Drought

As you might have heard by now, the Western United States has been experiencing a severe drought that has been dubbed one of the worst. As hot tub owners there are a few precautionary tips that can be taken to help ease the situation during this serious dry spell in the West Coast.coleman clear water Check them out below!

  • All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool and hot tub draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
  • Water should not be applied to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.
  • Automatic shut-off devices should be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
  • Refrain from washing streets, parking lots, driveways, or sidewalks, except as necessary for health, aesthetic or sanitary purposes.
  • Reduce water use by the following suggested percentages: Residential and Rural 25-40%; Multi-family and Public/ Institutional customers reduce water use by 20-30%; commercial customers by 20%; and Landscape Irrigation by 25-50%.
  • Motor vehicles and equipment shall be washed only with buckets or with hoses equipped with automatic shutoff nozzles.
  • If draining a pool or hot tub, untreated water may be used for irrigation or clearing purposes.co6person

Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We can work together to create a bigger and brighter future for everyone.

Coleman Spas is committed to reduce the amount of water usage, especially during this current drought. For more information about Coleman Spas and products, or to learn how you can limit your hot tub water usage, please visit www.colemanspas.com

 

Things Not To Do In a Hot Tub

If you are a spa owner then you probably know all the things you should do in and around the tub, like issues of safety, care and maintenance. However, this guide will help you by letting you know things not do in a hot tub.New-Waterfall-White

1.  Don’t Let Sand or Dirt Get Into the Hot Tub

It could mess up the filter, among other things. Do, however, take steps to prevent the intrusion of sand and dirt into the spa.

2.  Don’t Enter if You Have an Open Sore

Persons with open sores or any type of infection should not use the spa. The hot water is an ideal environment for spreading infection, especially if sanitizer levels are not properly maintained.

3.  Don’t Use Alcohol or Drugs

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but drinking and hot tubbing are not a good mix. Despite all of those movies scenes we’ve seen with characters cavorting in hot tubs with a bottle or glass of their favorite beverage in hand, physicians don’t recommend it. Sports stars and politicians have been known to imbibe while entertaining in a spa, but that doesn’t mean we should follow their example. Same with medications — check with your doctor before soaking in extremely hot water while taking a prescription.

4.  Don’t Raise Your Water Temperature Above 104°

Keep your spa water temperature no higher than 104°F. Higher temperatures can place undue strain on the cardiovascular system. Be sure to accurately monitor the temperature.coleman clear water

5.  Don’t Let Children Use the Hot Tub Alone

Children must not be permitted to use the spa without adult supervision for obvious reasons.

6.  Don’t Open the Electrical Box

There are no user serviceable parts inside.

7.  Don’t Jump or Dive Into a Hot Tub

Regardless of its size, never jump or dive into a spa or hot tub. Climb in carefully; do not allow any horseplay.

8.  Don’t Use a Spa or Hot Tub That Doesn’t Have a Compliant Drain Cover

You may have or have not read much about anti-entrapment drain covers, which every public swimming pool, spa and hot tub in the United States is supposed to have been equipped with by December 20, 2008, and every residential pool, spa or hot tub should have installed.

9.  Don’t Use the Hot Tub During a Storm

Never use your spa during extreme weather conditions (i.e. electrical storms, tornados, hurricanes etc.)
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Perfect Centerpiece for Outdoor Living

Hot tubs can be a source of enjoyment and relaxation, and they can also be the perfect centerpiece for outdoor living. Convert your backyard or patio into the perfect home resort oasis and escape reality for a few minutes a day.

Here’s how to create the perfect escape in your very own backyard with you Coleman Spas hot tub.Cabinets

Type of Tub

Consider size and color that will suit your home and patio best. Make sure to also refer to the shoe-size logic: choosing a hot tub based on the size you have available and the amount of people who expect to be enjoying your hot tub with you.Coleman Roto Series

Surroundings

Whichever model you go for, always, always, have your hot tub installed to face a glorious view. No natural panorama to gaze at as you relax in the balmy water? No problem, just create your own. Alternatively, build an adjoining pond, stream, or waterfall, or a handsome fire pit or trendy fire-and-water feature. Consider a Cal Flame BBQ for an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.

Costs and Maintenance

Once the tub has been installed, it will add approximately $25-50 per month to your electric bill in winter if you keep it warm all the time.

A hot tub is easy to maintain. There’s no need to drain after use, although you may want to change the water once or twice a year. A chemical cartridge system ensures that the water will be kept sparkling clean and odor-free. Simple-to-use test strips allow you to check the water quality on a regular basis. You will occasionally need to clean or replace the filter, make sure to visit Quick Spa Parts for authentic replacement parts and accessories.Spa Cover

Keeping it Green

The same eco-friendly technology that you use to save energy inside your home can be applied to your home spa. Turn down the default temperature a degree or two, and be sure to set the thermostat on “vacation” mode when you will be away from home for a while. A spa cover can be a great addition that can save you money over time, visit Quick Spa Parts for the perfect fit spa cover.

Spa Stay-cation

An enormous advantage of a home spa is that it allows you to access the ultimate stay-cation whenever you want. The warm water, combined with hydro jets, provides relaxation that will benefit physical and emotional health. It seems to naturally lower blood pressure and ease stiff joints and sore muscles.

While hot tubs do have a well-deserved reputation for inspiring a romantic atmosphere, they also provide wholesome family fun. When spa water is kept at a temperate 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it is safe for all ages. (Healthy adults can enjoy settings of up to 104 F.)coleman spa 4

For more information about Coleman Spas and products, please visit www.ColemanSpas.com 

Spring Clean Your Spa

Spring has officially arrived, which means it’s time to melt away the winter blues and welcome spring with open arms. It also means it’s time for some spring cleaning! It’s time to clean your home, wash your windows, car …but don’t forget to show your hot tub some love as well!coleman spa 1

Follow these simple steps to ensure you maintain a clean hot tub through the entire season!

Drain your hot tub, there’s nothing like starting over. It’s recommended to drain your hot tub every 3-4 months, depending on how well you keep your spa water and how often you use it. Make sure to turn power off before emptying!2.-COH-731L-Viewpoint

Clean the shell. Use a cleaner designed specifically for your hot tub shell to give your spa a good old fashioned wipe down. Not only will this reduce the residue appearing on the bottom of your hot tub, but will also keep your spa water cleaner, longer.

Protect your hot tub with a high quality UV protectant. Make sure to wipe your hot tub down well. While your at it, also clean your cabinets to give your unit a newer more attractive look. Extend the life of your hot tub by only using harsh chemicals to remove tough stains.Cover-page-300x229

Once you have cleaned your hot tub, fill with water and use a cover to keep your spa clean through the season. There’s nothing more reassuring than a hot tub cover to keep debris where it belongs: out of your spa water!New-Waterfall-White

Give your filters a good rinse before operating water through to ensure your spa water stays crystal. The average lifespan of filters are 1-2 years, depending on usage.

Make sure you visit Quick Spa Parts to purchase deeply discounted spa parts and accessories. And now through Earth Day take advantage of an extra 20% off on any purchase of $200 or more.Earth-600x450

Find more information about Coleman Spas and products at www.colemanspas.com