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Jacuzzi has popularized the ancient practice of water massage therapy for a new age. Whether you currently own a hot tub or are just in the market for one, there’s lot to learn about hydrotherapy, hydromassage, and the vast benefits of both. To help you with your research, we have assembled five of our most popular articles about hydrotherapy:
Understanding Hydrotherapy and Hydromassage
You’ll hear about how your new spa will provide hydrotherapy benefits and the ultimate hydromassage, but what exactly does that mean? Check out our cheat sheet for comprehending these popular terms.
How Hydrotherapy Can Help You Beat the Blues
The combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage that you experience in a Jacuzzi truly is hydro “therapy.” Here’s how a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub session can affect your mood in positive ways.
Create an at-home spa getaway for a restful staycation, without spending a ton of money at a brand-name store. Making a well-designed space that blends function and form is easier than you think. All you need is a hot tub and some vision.
1. Light and Fragrance
Start off with the easy stuff. Add ambience and fragrance to your soaks by placing candles or lanterns around your hot tub. Stringing lights along a pergola or fence can add charm, while also increasing visibility at night. Plants like citronella grass, lemon balm, rosemary, and lavender will act as natural aromatherapy, and will keep mosquitos away.
Create separation of space with artful touches, like placing simple wooden fence posts around your tub and hang sheer fabric around the structure, creating the feeling of a personal sanctuary.
Get used dining room chairs from a thrift store (perhaps mismatched), saw off the legs, and attach the remainder of the chair (seat and backing) to a tree stump to create unique, outdoorsy seating.
Cover an aluminum tub with wood and a small tablecloth to provide an eating or drinking surface, with more space to keep pillows and towels. That way, you won’t have to abandon your guests to trek back into the house or search through your linen closet. Decorate and use plastic sand pails as receptacles for everything from silverware to wet bathing suits.
5. Steps and Walkways
Get some bright paint colors and decorate the steps leading to your hot tub. This is also a fun project to do with your kids—each child could paint a different area of the steps. Another idea is to use cut, treated lumber rounds or install large rocks to create natural steps for getting in and out. Practical, efficient solar lights and whimsical glow-in-the-dark paint will illuminate your path after the sun sets without adding to your energy bill.
While buying a brand-new hot tub is ideal, a well-maintained used model can provide a great alternative that will ease you into ownership. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a used hot tub that will suit your lifestyle.
1. Determine the Size You’ll Need
A cozy 2-3 person hot tub may sound great for date nights or solo soaking, but if you have a larger family or do a lot of backyard entertaining, you might want to consider something more spacious. Surprisingly, more seats may only equate to a one- to two-foot larger footprint.
2. Establish a Budget (And Don’t Break It)
Know what you can spend, so you are better prepared when researching which styles and options you can afford. This will also help you narrow your focus, so you’re not overwhelmed with search results. To get the best value for your budget, you may need to strike a balance between the features you want and the price point you prefer.
3. Thoroughly Test Your Options
Even if the hot tub looks great on first sight, examine it closely for signs of wear and weathering. Make sure the pumps, lights, seals, and thermostat are all functioning. Check for leaks. Ensure that the unit was stored and covered appropriately. Request a service report from the seller and check it for any major issues that will cost you more time and money in the future. Also, be sure to ask if the spa is under warranty and if that warranty is transferrable.
4. Don’t Buy on Impulse
As much as you want to be in the warm, soothing water immediately, make sure you pick the best option for your lifestyle. Test a few models, and be patient as you consider the benefits of each.
5. Prep for Installation
If you’ve never owned a home spa before, planning for the installation is important and can even be fun. Survey your backyard or home to pick out the ideal spot for a hot tub, measuring to make sure it will fit nicely and has a solid foundation. Check your electrical system to ensure it meets the requirements. Learn more in this pre-installation checklist.
6. Keep It Clean
Finally, once you’ve gotten your choice home, clean it thoroughly and replace all filters if necessary. If you don’t already have one, be sure to purchase a spa cover to protect your investment. Then put on some music, fix yourself a drink, and enjoy that first dip in your brand new (used) hot tub.
Visit our website to learn more about Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models and download our free brochure for information that can help you decide on the ideal size, style, and layout for your family.
Even small outdoor spaces can boast huge style with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Perfect for a couple’s night in or just entertaining a couple of friends, our 3-person models have generous seating and features guaranteed to provide a balance of elegance and comfort to your backyard, deck, or patio. Our J-415™ and J-315™ home spas, while similar in size, have distinct features that may make one model more ideal for your home than the other.
The J-415™ makes relaxing easy after a long day or a weekend barbecue with exclusive RX Jets and a low profile to increase usability and convenience.
Illuminated pillow and adjustable WaterColour® waterfall fuse sights and sounds, bringing an additional sensory facet to your soaks
More massage options, including five PowerPro® RX jets with spinning action for your back and FX Jets for your legs and feet, supply full-body pampering and focused, powerful hydromassage
Additional premium FX Jets cover your back and shoulders in the upright seats, stimulating small muscle groups and relieving tension and strain
5-Stage filtration process helps the J-415™ achieve the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time
Status indicator light makes it easy to verify the status of your hot tub
The J-315™, one of our smallest spas, is designed to fit compact spaces while delivering strong hydromassage with PowerPro® Jets.
ProAir™ Lounge combines muscle knot-releasing PowerPro® Jets for the upper back, neck and shoulders while the rifling action of PowerPro® Jets target your legs and lower back
Pillows position your body to maximize the benefits of hydromassage and a cascading backlit waterfall help to soothe your mood and increase relaxation
Illuminated footwells provide the dual benefit of increased visibility and soothing chromatherapy
A variety of PowerPro® jets, including eight directional FX jets, deliver the optimal balance of water and air pressure, so you can enjoy targeted massage and full body “rifling” action throughout the tub
The Smart Access door allows for easy maintenance
The J-315™ also utilizes CLEARRAY® technology with a 4-stage filtration process that achieves the cleanest water faster Dimensions: 76”x66”x32”
Seats 2-3 adults
Both home spas have customizable style with shell colors such as Platinum, Sand, Opal, and Monaco, so you can create a look that matches your home. Cabinet choices include Brazilian Teak, Roasted Chestnut, and Silverwood to blend with your outdoor décor and landscaping.
Visit our 3-person hot tub page and download our free brochure to learn more about layouts and specifications. When you’re ready, stop by one of our local Jacuzzi® dealers for an in-store wet test, pricing, and financing options.
We sat down with Michael Kitchen, a certified Jacuzzi sales representative, to talk about what makes the Burlington dealership one of a kind.
“As a certified sales representative with Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario since 2011 and a manager of various Jacuzzi Ontario locations, my reputation has been built on honest and dedicated service. Truth be told, I really love selling hot tubs! I love the challenge of finding the perfect Jacuzzi brand hot tub that will complete your backyard experience. I have worked hard to develop lasting relationships with my clients and I look forward to the possibility of earning your business too.”
Held different positions with the Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario Group, and then became a certified sales representative in 2011, and then became a Regional Sales Manager in 2012.
Tell us about Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Burlington
Jacuzzi Ontario’s Burlington store is located just off the QEW at 3073 North Service Road. Our Burlington store is open 7 days per week for your convenience. Stop by to browse the showroom, stock up on chemicals, or schedule service for your Jacuzzi® hot tub.
The magnificent City of Burlington, Ontario has been named the second best city to live in Canada! Burlington is conveniently located near Toronto (the largest city in Canada) and the popular tourist destination Niagara Falls. The lovely Spencer Smith Park is a great destination to visit located on the Burlington Waterfront. The downtown core of Burlington is home to many different restaurants, boutiques and shops. The Burlington Beach is also a busy destination during the summer months.
For any active individuals who enjoy swimming, skating or golfing – Burlington has 4 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, 3 splash pads, 12 ice pads, 6 community centers, and 9 local golf courses. Burlington also offers great trails including the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Burlington is conveniently located on 3073 North Service Road just off the QEW. We are proud to serve Burlington and provide its residents with a wide selection of Jacuzzi® hot tubs. Our Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Burlington location also sells hot tub covers and hot tub accessories.
Next to cost, what is the most popular question that is asked at your dealership?
Most customers are concerned with the maintenance and care of the hot tub after the purchase. Very often we hear questions like “what’s the warranty like?” or “how long until it needs servicing?”. Jacuzzi hot tubs are built to last and withstand the harsh weather conditions that we have in Burlington, year round. Our team offers a range of options to service, maintain and upgrade the hot tub that they buy from us. We have the best warranties and the infrastructure to solve any problem quickly, so that you can enjoy your hot tub more and worry about it less.
What is something people don’t usually consider when it comes to owning a hot tub?
Make sure the hot tub fits you. Jump in to a running hot tub (“Wet-test”). Many people don’t know that they have the opportunity to do so before buying it. In Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Burlington, we go the extra mile and offer scheduled appointment after hours, so that our consumers can bring their swimsuits and wet-test our hot tubs at their own time and convenience, in a safe and private environment. This is extremely important when selecting the right model for you, because you can select the best fit, whether it’s comfort, type of massage, water depth or lounge seats. Wet-testing can really the purchasing decision a lot easier.
What are some of the unique challenges that Burlington customers face when deciding to purchase a hot tub?
There are many hot tub dealerships and models to choose from in Burlington. With so many people telling you different things, the consumer is often confused and is looking for assistance to make the best purchasing decision for them and their families. Having been in the market for almost 20 years, and representing the Jacuzzi® brand of hot tubs with its extraordinary reputation and legacy, we are very confident in being able to help the consumer select the right hot tub. Aside from all of the research that can be done online, and the information received in stores, we encourage wet-testing our hot tubs and even those of other dealerships. This is will answer most questions and will help selecting the best hot tub for you.
What are the differentiators that make Jacuzzi stand out from other hot tub dealers in Burlington?
The brand. As soon as you see a Jacuzzi hot tub, you know that there’s something different about it. The quality stands out immediately, from shell strength to jet faces, to cabinet and head rests, you can see that a lot of thought was put into all the elements. Although the quality is important, when a customer learns about the legacy of hydromassage and all of the patents and engineering that is built into our hot tubs, and they experience it by putting their arm into the water or wet-testing, they really understand what Jacuzzi is all about.
How long has Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario been serving Burlington?
This location has been a hot tub store for over 25 years. It has been part of our group since 2001 and a Jacuzzi hot tub store since 2011.
What are the three biggest reasons that people purchase a hot tub from Jacuzzi Ontario?
Customer Experience – From the purchasing process, to the installation, after sale care, our customers know that we are a serious company, representing a very reputable brand, and we have the infrastructure to help solve any problem better and faster.
Largest model options – We have a large distribution center in Burlington and have more models in stock than any other dealership in the Greater Toronto Area.
Competitive pricing – Because of the size of our dealership, Jacuzzi® supports us with preferred pricing and promotions that we are able to pass down in savings to our customers.
Exciting news for Jacuzzi hot tub spa owners! Yes, you can get the innovative CLEARRAY Water System for pre-2012 hot tub models (going back to 2006). What’s special about CLEARRAY is that it uses UV-C technology to make water care virtually effortless, and it allows you to cut down on the use of sanitizing chemicals.
Contact your local dealer for information about purchasing a CLEARRAY aftermarket kit.
Imagine a system that treats waterborne pathogens without creating chemicals, odors or by-products. If you or your family members are sensitive to the effects of hot tub spa chemicals – dry, itchy skin and red eyes – you’ll enjoy your hot tub so much more with the CLEARRAY system. No more dryness or burning eyes. The ultraviolet germicidal disinfection that helps keep your Jacuzzi hot tub spa water clean and fresh won’t damage the hot tub spa equipment either.
A chart found in the latest Jacuzzi brochures compares CLEARRAY to ozone and salt systems. No surprise: CLEARRAY offers the most benefits in all seven categories. Use CLEARRAY in your hot tub spa along with the ProClear Mineral Cartridge and you’ll have the cleanest, softest water possible.
Download a brochure to learn more about the CLEARRAY Water System.
You don’t have to buy a brand-new Jacuzzi hot tub to take advantage of the best water system on the market. Ask your local dealer about the CLEARRAY aftermarket kit, and start spending more time in your hot tub and less time on maintenance.
Jacuzzi owners already know this: when summer ends, hot tub usage heats up. The weather gets cooler, kids start new sports activities, and in general, everyone spends more time at home. It’s prime season for spas and hot tubs, so make sure yours is ready for action.
Prepare your hot tub for the cooler days ahead.
• Is your cover in good shape or is it time for a replacement? Your spa cover prevents leaves and dirt from getting into the water, and it keeps the heat inside to conserve energy.
• Start of a new season is a good time to check the filters – replace them if needed for maximum operating efficiency.
• Drain your spa for a thorough cleaning before serious winter weather sets in.
• Program your hot tub’s water temperature so it’s warm when you want to go in and in energy-saving mode at other times. The J-1000™ control system on the J-400™ Collection is the most advanced in the industry (super-easy to use, too).
Why you need hydrotherapy this fall.
• Has your workout routine changed from last summer, or are you just starting one? Hydro-massage soothes sore muscles and strains, and promotes flexibility.
• A 10-minute soak relaxes homework-stressed kids, and parents.
• When the days get shorter, immerse in a warm-water massage instead of holding down the sofa – you’ll probably sleep better afterwards.
People who own spas and hot tubs love to entertain outdoors in every season, too. Half-time during the game or last-minute Friday happy hour, you don’t have to make a big deal out of it – everyone enjoys a warm soak and good conversation.
Let’s face it. Everybody feels a little gloomy or off-balance once in awhile, sometimes for no reason. My grandmother used to describe it as being “down in the dumps.” This may surprise you, but hydrotherapy can help us beat the blues!
I’m not talking about throwing a wild hot tub party (but go ahead, if that works for you). The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage that you experience in a Jacuzzi truly is hydro “therapy.” It can lift your spirits, coax you into a better frame of mind, and help your body function more smoothly.
Here’s how a Jacuzzi session can affect your mood in positive ways:
A hot tub lets you get away from it all. Spas and hot tubs are backyard escapes from the harried world of computers, cell phones and TV. Even a few moments of freedom from these typical stressors can give you the chance to slow down and find balance.
Physical warmth may improve emotional wellbeing, according to a series of Yale University studies. The studies cited evidence that when people feel lonely or isolated, they take long, warm baths and showers “to restore the missing warmth.” Spas and hot tubs have the same effect.
The relaxing properties of hydromassage can soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol – too much can increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Massage can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which can help relieve depression.*
There are many ways to lift your spirits and boost your body’s production of feel-good signals (chocolate is quick and easy!). Jacuzzi owners can take advantage of the naturally therapeutic benefits of warm-water massage every day.
Shoppers always ask about the work involved in taking care of hot tubs and spas. With our new Jacuzzi models, maintenance is incredibly simple, thanks to advanced filtration and water systems. I should say “thanks” to our engineers! The innovative technology used to design the optimum system for each specific model means everything works in sync. The water stays cleaner longer and chemical usage is minimal.
Here are 5 simple tips to keep your hot tub’s water clean, systems running smoothly, and everything looking new:
• Use only the best hot tub parts and supplies: genuine Jacuzzi products.
• Clean and replace your filters as needed.
• Remove leaves and debris from your hot tub cover and keep it clean. Ask your Jacuzzi dealer about easy maintenance for your model’s cover.
• Avoid going into the water with oils and heavy lotions on your skin – they can leave a film on the sides of the hot tub.
• Drain, clean and refill your spa every 3-4 months, depending on your usage.
The best hot tub breakthrough in easy water maintenance is the CLEARRAY® Water System. It uses natural UV-C light technology and doesn’t add any gas or chemical by-products to the water. You can relax because the water’s clear and fresh without a lot of work on your part.
To get details on maintaining specific models, the person to talk to is your authorizedJacuzzi Hot Tubs dealer. They know the models inside and out, and have experience helping people who have purchased hot tubs and spas. I recommend contacting a Jacuzzi dealer near you or stopping by the showroom to learn more.
Yes, hot tubs and spas can help you cope with the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation recommends warm-water therapy, and research confirms its benefits.
Hot tubs and spas provide a type of hydrotherapy that is more effective than simply soaking in a warm bath. But not all tubs are created equal. Here are three ways Jacuzzi hydrotherapy helps arthritis sufferers:
1) Exclusive jets with full adjustability allow you to change the intensity of the hydro- massage for sensitive joints and muscles.
2) We design certain hot tubs and spas to be easier to get into and out of than typical models. You can add non-slip steps with handrails for safer accessibility.
3) Our seating is engineered to support the body comfortably in a variety of positions; from full-lounge seats to bench seating that allows you to sit upright with feet squarely on the bottom of the hot tub.
With Jacuzzi hydrotherapy, three elements – heat, buoyancy and massage – join forces to provide an effective hydrotherapy experience. Heat stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and joints to help reduce inflammation and pain. Buoyancy, which lifts the effects of gravity on the body, takes the pressure off joints and offers support that makes it easier to move frozen joints. Massage loosens tightness and helps soothe the discomfort caused by arthritis.
To quote an article in Arthritis Today, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation, “Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain.” Hydrotherapy can also help you stay active, sleep better and fight depression –important benefits for many of us, including arthritis sufferers.
We are pleased to announce our receipt of two 2013 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) for the J-495™ hot tub and CLEARRAY® Water System.
“We are extremely honored to win these two prestigious awards,” said Tracine Marroquin, Vice President of Product Marketing. “These awards are a reflection of our ongoing mission to produce innovative, high-quality products for consumers.”
The J-495™, a commanding 9-person hot tub with an impressive 62-jet layout, and CLEARRAY® Water System, which utilizes an exclusive ultraviolet technology, both received the Platinum ADEX Award for their innovation and design excellence.
Hosted by Design Journal, an international trade journal for interior designers, ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the A&D industry. Each submission was judged by an anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry.
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