Cold Weather? No Problem! Have a Hot Time in a Hot Tub!

 

american-spasCold weather doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your spa! In fact, some people prefer enjoying their hot tub when the weather is cold! Now that Winter is here, you’ll be in a great position to appreciate being in warm water while the air outside is cold!

Try enjoying your favorite wine, champagne, drink, or even just hot chocolate in a spa! You’ll be warm and toasty on the inside and on the outside too!

Snuggle up with your loved ones in the spa and enjoy the Winter weather! If it happens to snow, then enjoy the wonderful view and the Winter magic as the snow falls.

For holiday parties, be sure to keep the spa warmed up in case someone wants to take a dip! Why not through an ugly Christmas sweater party and have the winner get in the spa? The possibilities are endless!

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World Class Hydrotherapy

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American Spas hot tubs feature several jet configurations to provide a world-class hydrotherapy experience for you and your family. In many of our models, you can target different stress areas of your body by simply moving from seat to seat. Each spa jet delivers a steady stream of water and is designed to address a specific muscle group for the ultimate hydrotherapy experience. American Spas offers the following hot tub jets:

Back, Neck and Shoulder Jets – deliver invigorating massages to sore back, neck and shoulder muscles.

Dedicated Lounger Seat Jets – strategically placed massage therapy jets that deliver a relaxing massage from head to toe.

Calf Jets – dedicated jets designed to treat tired and sore calf muscles

Bring an American Spas hot tub into your home today and experience world-class hydrotherapy in the comfort of your own home.

For additional information on American Spas, please visit: http://american-spa.com/

 

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Cleaning Your Spa Filter

 WARNING! Be sure to shut off power to the spa before you remove the filter.

When the spa operates without a filter, there is a possibility that debris may be sucked into the plumbing through the filter well.

The filter is the part of your spa that removes the debris from the water and needs to be cleaned on a regular basis to maximize your spa’s filtering performance and heating efficiency.

We recommend you clean your filter about once a month, depending on your spa usage and bather load.

In addition to spraying off the filter weekly to remove surface debris, your filter should be deep cleaned periodically to dissolve scale and particles that get lodged deep within the filter fibers and impede the filtration process. Even if the filter looks clean, scale and particles can clog the fibers and prevent water from flowing through the filter resulting in the most common spa problem—no heat, caused by a dirty filter.

  1. Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise, unscrewing the bottom threads, then pulling it up and out.
  2. Place the dirty filter into a bucket of water deep enough to cover the filter.
  3. Add 8 oz of liquid filter cleaner to the bucket of water.

Note: It is a good idea to keep a spare filter to use in the spa while the dirty filter is being deep cleaned. This way, you can rotate the filters and both will last longer.

  1. Soak the filter for a minimum of 24 hours.
  2. Spray the filter with a water hose. Spray each pleat carefully.
  3. Reinstall the filter. Do not overtighten.

Replacing the Spa Filter

 

We recommend you replace your filter about once a year, depending on your spa usage and bather load. Before you place a new filter in your spa, make sure you remove the plastic wrapper. Soak the filter a minimum of 24 hours before you insert it in the filter well.

Never use a filter too small for your spa’s water capacity!

If you need a replacement filter visit http://quickspaparts.com.

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Winterizing Your Hot Tub

In many areas of the country, the temperature drops below 32°F (0°C). We recommend that you always have your spa full of water and running at normal spa temperatures (80°F to 100°F, 26.7°C to 37.8°C). This will help reduce the risk of freezing in your spa and your spa’s equipment.

Warning: If you find the need to drain your spa, be aware of the potential of freezing in your spas equipment and plumbing. Even if the directions below are followed perfectly, there is no guarantee that your spa will not suffer freeze damage. Freeze damage is not covered by your warranty.

  1. Open all filter covers.
  2. Remove the filter baskets and filters.
  3. Drain your spa completely as described in the instructions above.
  4. Vacuum water from the spa’s main drain fitting with a wet/dry vacuum.
  5. Remove drain plugs from the front of the pumps.
  6. Disconnect the unions from both sides of the pump.
  7. Blow any remaining water out of the jets and equipment area with the wet/dry vacuum.
  8. Cover your spa with a good spa cover and an all-weather tarp to ensure that neither rain nor snow enters the spa

Note:  All manifolds are plumbed in series directly to the main drain (see example at right), making it easier to remove water and reducing the possibility of freeze damage.

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Practice Self-care with Our Hot Tubs

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If you keep up with blog content on the Internet, then you have probably read the term “self-care” somewhere, at some point. “Self-care” is, essentially, a term used to describe how you take care of yourself. It’s about taking the time to check in with you, and asking yourself what do I need in this moment?

As self-care has become a prominent topic both on and offline, more and more lists of hobbies and activities, of recommendations and prescriptions, have surfaced. American Spas is here to add our recommendation to your list of self-care habits—dip into warm water.

Warm water immersion is nothing new. It’s been around for ages, and for good reason: warm water tends to relieve many different types of pain.

According to the Arthritis Foundation’s website, warm water immersion “reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.”

The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that millions of people suffer from chronic stress, meaning that millions of people have muscles in a constant tense state. Their website states that this chronic stress causes issues in multiple systems in the body, such as your respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

An American Spas hot tub can help you take care of you. Immersing yourself in the warm waters of one of our hot tubs can help combat pain in joints, as well as relieve tension in muscles. If you could combat stress and better your health, why wouldn’t you?

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Hot Tub Games for Your Family and Friends

 

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We all know that spas are relaxing—warm water envelops the body and relieves the tension that builds in our muscles. But what about creating memories and having fun? American Spa hot tubs are great for that, too!

Here are some games that you can play in your hot tub with your friends and family. Have a blast!

1. Cards
We know what you’re thinking: how can I play cards in water?! Well, most cards are laminated in plastic, making them waterproof. Use an upside down Frisbee and bam! You have a playing table. You can play any card game you like!

2. Hockey
Before you get scared off by the idea of a hockey puck in a hot tub, note this simple substitution: use ping pong balls or rubber duckies! The object of the game is to get the “puck” to touch your opponent’s side of the spa. But there’s a catch! You can’t touch the “puck,” but you can splash it and blow on it!

3. Don’t Sink the Cup
If you have red solo cups (or any plastic cups, really), this game is simple yet entertaining! Take one cup and place it in the center of the hot tub, the correct way up. With a separate cup filled with water, each player takes a 2-second turn pouring water into the middle cup. But be careful! The player who sinks the cup loses, and the rest of the group picks their penalty.

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5 Tips for a Flawless Hot Tub Party

 

We’re a month into summer, and the season of social gatherings is upon us. Take advantage of temperate summer nights and get together with those close to you by hosting a hot tub party! Here are five tips to help you kick it off without a hitch:

  1. Clean Your Spa Ahead of Time                                                                        Nothing says “relaxation” like a good-looking spa. Take the time to test your spa’s water quality with a reagent test kit or test strips. Total alkalinity (TA) is the measure of alkaline substances in your spa’s water. It is recommended that your spa’s TA be between 80-120 PPM. For more information on how to maintain your American Spas Hot Tub, click here.
  1. Size Matters                                                                                                         Keep in mind the number of seats available in your spa when inviting guests to your get-together. American Spas hot tubs range in a variety of sizes, from intimate 2-person spas to spacious 6-person spas. While not all of your invitees might decide to take a dip, make sure that you don’t overextend yourself or your spa.
  1. Keep Extra Towels Handy                                                                                       Make sure to have extra towels close by. Anticipate some guests leaving their towels at home,  or even inside. By being prepared, you will prevent excess dripping throughout your home.
  2.  Create a Fun and Relaxing Atmosphere                                                     Whether you’re sticking to a theme or just winging it, decorate the area. Furnishing the area with fun or relaxing items will create an aesthetically pleasing setting. Get creative with your playlists, too! Background music can help set the tone for your evening.
  1. “Dip Before You Sip”                                                                                             Before you dismiss the saying as an old wives’ tale, here is an important fact: both alcoholic beverages and hot tubs raise your body temperature and expand your blood vessels. This can cause inebriation to set on much more quickly. Enjoying your beverages after a soothing soak keeps everyone safe and having a good time. Be sure to supply other drinks (water!), too.

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A Hot Tub Summer?

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:

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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.

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. Plus, you also get to enjoy  a star-studded evening under the stars. Grab your love, head into your hot tub at night this summer for a even more personal experience.

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Let’s face it, we all made resolutions to get in shape by summer, but 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. Cal Spas introduced Hot Tub Yoga, demonstrated by professional yoga instructor Kelly Deva. Watch Kelly demonstrate basic yoga poses inside a hot tub that will stretch and soothe sore muscles, while straightening and targeting specific muscle groups.

Find the perfect hot tub for you! Shop www.American-Spa.com to find the perfect hot tub for you!

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A Hot Tub for Father’s Day!

Has your dad has worked hard all of his life? Do you want to get him something really special for Father’s Day?

How about a Hot Tub from American Spas?

American SpasDid you know that in addition to providing instant stress relief, there are a number of lifestyle and health benefits associated with regular hot tub use?

Experience the amazing health benefits associated with regular hot tub use:

Overall Well-Being
Unwind in the tranquility of soothing hot water as the therapeutic heat raises your body temperature, bolsters the immune system and triggers endorphins, the body’s natural pain blockers.
BenefitsSoothing Pain Relief
When is comes to treating sore muscles, no other hot tub manufacturer compares to American Spas. Our hot tubs are designed to deliver targeted hydrotherapy to muscle groups to effectively relieve pain.

Arthritis Relief
Water buoyancy greatly relieves joints and muscles of constant pressure. According to the Arthritis Foundation, doctors recommend soaking in warm water before starting your day to help relieve the pain associated with arthritis. Additionally, warm water temporarily relieves stiffness and joint aches, increasing flexibility.

Improved Sleep
Hydrotherapy before bedtime may assist in getting a more restful night of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends soaking in hot water before sleeping due to the associated calming effects. When exiting the spa, the body’s internal thermostat drops and signals the mind that it is time to sleep. Both effects result in a truly refreshed morning without the grogginess that sleep aids can leave behind.

Shop http://www.american-spa.com to find the perfect hot tub!

Happy Fathers Day

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Welcome to your own private sanctuary

Enjoy your own Private Sanctuary with the AM-511R 5 person Round Spa

5 Person round Spa by American Spas™. Combining classic design, cutting-edge technology, and affordability – the AM-511R Spa turns your backyard or patio into a private escape.

Welcome to your own Private Sanctuary

Turn your backyard or patio into a private escape and cuddle up with your significant other in the best luxury spa line in the market. Enjoy the memories you make together relaxing in comfort inside of this with the AM-511R 5 person Round Spa.Have the best time of your life with a spa or hot tub from www.american-spa.com

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