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If you want to learn about Jacuzzi hot tubs you've come to the right place. The Jacuzzi hot tub blog is a one stop shop for everything you need to know before, during and after you have purchased your Jacuzzi hot tub. Browse our recent posts below to see what's new.

Good Value vs. Cheap Hot Tub

How to Tell the Difference

It’s not always true that as hot tub prices increase, so does the value of the product. There is a sweet spot, somewhere in the middle, that most families aim for when spa shopping.

Affordable doesn’t necessarily mean cheap, and you don’t need to break the bank to get a quality hot tub. Here are some questions to ask to find the perfect balance between quality and affordability:

Is it a brand name you trust?

A hot tub is a major purchase for most people. Just as consumers rely on the reputations of well-known automobile manufacturers and appliance makers, it’s smart to consider the brand name on a hot tub. A “cheap” hot tub from a reputable manufacturer will still be a durable, well-built spa.

The Jacuzzi® Brand is a great example of a name consumers have long respected. Jacuzzi® has been making hot tubs for more than 55 years and has dealers in 60 countries. You can download a brochure to get details about why the Jacuzzi® Brand is so well respected, and check out the J-200™ Collection for classically designed spas at a reasonable price. (One particularly affordable and popular style is the J-280™ Hot Tub.) 

Does the hot tub have a good warranty?

Hot tubs that are truly “cheap” often lack a comprehensive warranty. Hot tub manufacturers using low-quality materials and methods sometimes won’t offer the assurance of replacement parts and service.

If you’re thinking of buying a no-warranty hot tub, buyer beware. Cheap hot tubs can become expensive if they aren’t protected by a solid warranty. Jacuzzi Hot Tubs offers limited warranties for up to 10 years on its hot tubs, with a worldwide network of authorized dealers available to back up the warranty provisions.

Looking for a price on a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub? Request a free quote.

Or find hot tubs for sale at a Jacuzzi dealer near you.

 

Hot Tub Maintenance: 101

Hot Tub Maintenance Is Not Nearly as Hard as You May Think

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If you have never owned a hot tub, the thought of maintaining one may seem overwhelming. But in reality, maintenance is rather simple!

A few minutes a week are all you need to maintain your hot tub so you and your family can enjoy using it for years to come. Hot tub maintenance doesn’t require a lot of skill, but you do have to know what to do and when to do it. From the exterior shell to the water chemistry, here are some tips for proper hot tub maintenance:

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Best Hot Tub – Hot Tub Reviews

Jacuzzi® J-470Model Named Top 10 Best Hot Tub

Best Hot Tub Pick: J-470

The Jacuzzi® J-470™ model hot tub was named a best hot tub pick in PoolAndSpa.com’s list of the “Top 10 Hot Tub Spas” in 2010.

Like all of our Jacuzzi® J-400™ Collection hot tubs, the J-470™ model includes a variety of the best hot tub features and options. The J-470™ Hot Tub comfortably seats 6 to 7 adults at a variety of depths, with molded seats to support the body and adjustable pillow headrests that move up and down to accommodate different body heights.

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Hot Tub Covers: Put a Lid On Your Precious Investment

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The backyard of your dreams is nearly complete. You have decided on your perfect spa and have customized it to your liking. Don’t forget to put a lid on it! It is crucial that a hot tub cover accompany your dream spa on its first day home.

Hot tub covers are one of the most important accessories for a hot tub. Here’s why:

Heat Insulation

The cover insulates against heat loss, which occurs when heat rises from the spa water. Preventing heat loss helps the water heat up faster; without a good cover, the homeowner will incur additional costs as more electricity will be needed to heat the water.

Protection

Covers stop leaves, dirt and other debris from falling into the water, which means less cleaning. Covers also protect the top of the spa from damage resulting from extreme weather conditions. The skirt of your hot tub cover should be long enough to prevent the spa’s acrylic edge from being exposed to harmful sunlight and other weather conditions.

Safety

Another very important property is that hot tub covers are large and heavy enough to prevent children, pets, and other animals from accessing the spa when it is not in use. 

What to look for when shopping for a hot tub cover:

Solid Reputation

If your hot tub cover comes with a warranty, ensure the company that makes the cover has a solid reputation and long business history. There are plenty of cover manufacturers who will promise a great cover replacement and then go out of business; it is up to you to make sure the company will be around to honor the warranty.

Perfect Fit

A good fit is the most important part of the cover, and accurate measurements are key. It is easiest to buy a cover from the manufacturer of your hot tub, who will have detailed drawings for the spas they manufacture and can ensure the fit is exact.

If you are purchasing a spa cover from a company other than the original manufacturer, you will be asked for various measurements. These will be followed exactly, so if you mistakenly give the wrong information to the cover maker, you will be stuck with a custom-built cover that does not fit. The results can be disastrous in that you will have an ill-fitting cover that does not retain heat, and that you cannot return. 

Important facts about Jacuzzi® Hot Tub covers:

Strict Specifications

Jacuzzi has developed strict specifications for its hot tub covers that include specific requirements for: foam density, vapor barrier bag density, vinyl weight, c-channel support, stitching, thread, skirt length, handle material and zipper material, along with a variety of other requirements. These standards ensure you are getting one of the best hot tub covers and cover lifters in the industry, built specifically for your spa.

Customization

Our covers can be customized in many colors, and on select models we offer an optional upgrade to ProEndure cover, which is made with Sunbrella® material for greater durability than vinyl. In addition, our hot tub covers meet the safety requirements of ASTM F-1346-91, the internationally recognized safety standards for pools and spas. 

Caring for your hot tub cover:

Hot tub covers need to be cared for just like any outdoor product. Keeping the vinyl cleaned and conditioned will help extend the life of your cover. The main material in the encasement is vinyl, so you should use a high-quality cleaner and conditioner for vinyl that is not petroleum based. Your cover is exposed to air pollutants, acid rain, bird droppings and strong UV rays. Failure to maintain your hot tub cover properly can prematurely age your cover.

For more information on spa accessories including hot tub covers, hot tub cover lifters and cover protectant, please visit our hot tub accessories page.

 

Hot Tub Shopping Tips from Real Buyers

Perhaps you’re looking to upgrade your backyard parties, or maybe you need frequent access to hydromassage to alleviate physical pain. Whatever the reason you’re in the market for a new hot tub, these tips and testimonials from actual Jacuzzi® Hot Tub owners might be a helpful aid in your decision-making.

Family Bonding

Kirsten and Edward Aleman were looking to bring their family together in a central gathering spot outdoors, which led them to consider a spa for their backyard. Find out about the research they did, and how the showroom experience at their local Jacuzzi® Dealer changed their lives.

Relaxation and Communication

The Millers were interested in both the relaxation and communication benefits provided by a hot tub, including the opportunity for one-on-one time between Stacy and Barry. Learn the main reasons why the Millers decided to choose a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, and how their shopping decisions helped bring their family.

Quality Engineering and Size

As longtime hot tub owners, the Jobs were in the market for a new model that could comfortably seat their children and grandchildren, and last them the rest of their lives. During their research into more than 100 different models, they discovered a few size and seating factors that led them to visit their local Jacuzzi® Dealer, opening their eyes to a new level of service and satisfaction.

Hydrotherapy and Socializing

For a few years, Carrie Robinson and her husband were thinking about getting a hot tub, for both its social draw and hydrotherapeutic benefits. After researching their options online, Carrie filled out a form on the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub website and was immediately contacted by her local sales specialist. From there, the Robinsons received expert help on choosing the right hot tub and finding the perfect placement for it in their home.

To watch more customer videos and learn all about the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Collections, go to the official Jacuzzi® Brand YouTube channel.

Introducing the ProLink™ App

Continuing the tradition of leading the industry with ground-breaking innovations, the Jacuzzi® Brand is proud to announce the new ProLink™ App, which puts the power to control your J-500™ Collection hot tub right in the palm of your hand. Here’s a look at how this cutting-edge app works and why you’ll want to add it to your phone’s home screen today.

What It Does

Whether in your living room or your office, the ProLink™ App lets you use your iOS or Android device to set your hot tub’s water temperature, turn jets on or off, and schedule maintenance operations. The remote monitoring app also allows you to adjust your spa’s lights, review your owner’s manual, and can alert both you and your local dealership of any service needs.

How It Works

The advanced Jacuzzi® ProTouch™ Control Panel on models in the J-500™ Collection employs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technologies to pair with the ProLink™ App. Your hot tub will need to be within range of your home’s Wi-Fi network in order to use the ProLink™ service, which is free for the first year and $25 annually after that.

Why Use It

Use the ProLink™ App to heat up your hot tub on your way home from work, or set it to vacation mode to reduce energy consumption while you’re away. The handy app also helps make water care and maintenance worry-free so you can concentrate on enjoying your hot tub. And you can also lock your spa while you’re away to keep both your kids and your spa safe.

Whether you already own a hot tub from the Jacuzzi® J-500™ Collection, or are considering adding one to your home soon, the ProLink™ App is a must-have addition that can increase your convenience, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Visit Google Play or the iTunes App Store to download the app today.

Integrating Your Portable Hot Tub into Your Backyard

Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub not only feels good, it can dramatically enhance your outdoor area, too, depending on how you place it. Take your backyard to the next level by integrating your hot tub into the landscape of your home with these tips:

Careful Consideration

Look at the angles of your yard and assess where your spa’s shape would fit in the most complimentary way. Make sure there will be enough space to enter and walk around the hot tub. Remember to leave room for smaller items you may add to the yard like barbeque grills, children’s toys, etc. And, of course, don’t forget to consider easy access from your house.

Seclude Your Sanctuary

Add outdoor curtains or a pre-built screen to foster a feeling of privacy in your yard, along with genuine Jacuzzi® Brand steps to simultaneously create a sophisticated spa-like look.

Make It a Centerpiece

Make your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub a focal point of your property by installing lights, a walkway, mosaic tiles, and other décor elements that highlight and lead up to your soaking spot.

Keep it Green

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Add trees and shrubbery around your hot tub to create a gorgeous green grotto. You can also trail some vines along latticework to create a natural privacy screen.

Let the Sunshine In

Build a surrounding sundeck to accentuate your spa. The slatted wood will add an appearance of warmth and give you and your family a place to lounge and enjoy the outdoors before or after you use your hot tub.

Make a Statement

Surround your hot tub with contrasting materials and textures to create a bold, modern look that’s certain to turn heads and add unique appeal to your yard.

There’s no limit to the innovative ways in which you can integrate your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub into your yard. Get more inspiration and see how others have highlighted their spas with this showcase of fantasy backyards.

Bachelorette Hot Tub Party Ideas

If you’re a maid of honor or bridesmaid responsible for organizing a bachelorette party for a bride-to-be, you’re under pressure to come up with something creative that everyone will enjoy. What better way to send off one of your besties than with a backyard bachelorette party that incorporates your hot tub? Here are some ideas to get your party planning started:

Theme It Up

Add an air of enchantment to the festivities by decorating your yard like a bright beach scene or luscious luau. Grab some beach balls and a volleyball net for fun before you hit the hot tub, and set up Tiki torches and a thatch umbrella to get the ladies in an island state of mind.

Pamper Yourselves

Prior to her big walk down the aisle, treat the nearly newlywed to her own home-based spa session. Start with a hydromassage in your hot tub, followed by facials and hot tea. Take things to the next level by hiring a mobile day spa to bring professional manis and pedis to your party.

Celebrate Cinematics

Rent a projector and inflatable screen (or hang a drop cloth), and watch the bride-to-be’s favorite films from the warmth of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. You can even get the bride’s family and friends to send you videos of her best (or most embarrassing) moments that you can all watch together. Add a gourmet popcorn bar and candy concession stand to bring the big-screen experience to life.

Play Ex-Charades

While relaxing in the hot tub, pass around a fishbowl with slips of laminated paper naming the future wife’s former crushes, hook-ups, and significant others. Take turns acting out the old flames to see if the bachelorette can guess who they are.

Go Gourmet

Hire a personal chef to prepare a delicious at-home dinner for your group, and to teach everyone some new recipes. Chow down on the enticing edibles and digest the meal while unwinding in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Sweeten the Deal

Host a game night with some waterproof playing cards and a large upside-down Frisbee as your “table.” Then deal up your favorite card games from the comfort of your hot tub, awarding winners with beach towels, flip-flops, or gift cards for a local salon.

These are just a few ideas to help you host a backyard bash the bride-to-be will never forget. Curious about what else people are doing to incorporate their hot tub into their lifestyle? Check out these backyard hobbies you can enjoy right from a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

The Sights and Sounds of the J-500™ Collection

As the industry’s most innovative hot tub series, the Jacuzzi® J-500™ Collection is a multisensory marvel that you need to experience to fully appreciate. The elegant design and unmatched add-ons will take your hydromassage to the next level, while relaxing your entire body.

Here’s a closer look at both the standard and optional audiovisual aspects of the hot tubs in the J-500™ Collection:

Exterior Corner Lights

Both the J-575™ and J-585™ come equipped with eye-catching exterior corner lights integrated into the architecture of the spa’s skirt. The soft glow of these LED-powered lights not only illuminate the area around the hot tub, but also add a striking element to your outdoor space.

Interior Lights

The all-new ProEdge™ Interior Illumination system features fiber-optic lighting technology that uses a single LED bulb along the spa’s inner perimeter to give these hot tubs a striking, even glow from any angle.

Waterfalls

A pair of luxurious, multicolored waterfalls complement these luminous accents, creating an even more attractive appearance.

Stereo System

The optional BLUEWAVE® Spa Stereo offers premium speakers, an amplified subwoofer, and full Bluetooth® audio connectivity, allowing you to wirelessly access your playlists, radio stations, and podcasts, all from your own smartphone. BLUEWAVE® also lets you listen to audio via a USB port or AUX input, in additional to tuning into traditional FM radio stations.

Audio Controls

Don’t want to risk getting your smartphone wet? Audio controls built into the ProTouch™ control panel let you play DJ without stepping out of the water, while a wireless remote control give you even more freedom and flexibility.

In addition to offering the best hydromassage experience on the planet, the Jacuzzi® J-500 Collection is a treat for other senses as well. Visit your local dealer today for a wet test to experience and appreciate it for yourself.

Jacuzzi Expert Q&A: Tracine Marroquin

For the next installment in our series of interviews with Jacuzzi employees, we spoke with Tracine Andrus Marroquin, Vice President of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs. Tracine has more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and new product development. The majority of her career and professional passion has been devoted to product marketing, where she has led the development of products for brands including Black & Decker, Craftsman, and Jacuzzi. She is the proud mother of two young daughters and lives with her family in Orange County, California.

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Q: How long have you worked at Jacuzzi? What’s your role?

Tracine Marroquin (TM): Throughout my nearly seven years with the company, I have served as Director of Marketing for both the Jacuzzi® Luxury Bath and the Hot Tub division of Jacuzzi® Group Worldwide. I am now Vice President of Marketing for Hot Tub Products.

Q: Briefly explain what you do on a daily basis.

TM: As the leader of our Product Marketing and Industrial Design Teams, I work as the spokesperson for our end-customer in the development and management of our product lines. Spanning multiple brands and price points, my challenge is to ensure that our products do more than just meet the market segment needs. As the voice of this customer experience, my team is charged with knowing the competitive landscape inside-and-out, and to balance that information with the input we get direct from end-consumers in our ‘voice of the customer’ research.

Q: What is one of you biggest goals for 2015?

TM: With the recent launch of the J-500™ Collection, our immediate focus is on ensuring the success of the new line. Additionally, we are working on the next wave of new products to launch in the coming years.

Q: What are the main differences between the Hot Tub Collections?

TM: You will notice several differences as you scan the Hot Tub Collections in the Jacuzzi® Product Line. They fall into a few key categories:

Experience– Our patented PowerPro® Jets are used on the J-500™, J-400™, J-300™, and J-LX® Collections. These jets are only found on Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and were developed by us for very specific purposes. You will find very specific seat layouts that cater to particular muscle groups. The J-200™ Collection features jets that we are happy to place in a Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tub, but do not have the unique features and performance of the PowerPro® Jets used in the higher collections. Lighting and water features differentiate the Collections and enhance the experience.

Controls and Programmability –  The control systems differ greatly in our Collections and you will notice as you move up the line, you not only get additional design elements such as backlighting and color screens, but you also get added features.

Design and Appearance – As is evident by the striking design of the J-500™ Collection, the overall look of the models become more unique as you move up the product line as well. The controls, equipment, and expertise needed to mold products with these details cannot be duplicated.

Q: How do you recommend shoppers narrow down the choices between models?

TM: An obvious first step is to determine if your property offers any space limitations. Once you’ve decided on a size range, you can focus on how you want to use your tub. Relaxation? With the family? Hydromassage therapy? For just the two of you? As a design feature of your yard? A sales associate in a dealer showroom can help you determine the best model for you and your family. I highly suggest sitting in a wet or dry hot tub to help make that final decision. It will be clear why Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs offer the best in comfort, hydromassage and more.

If you want to read more stories like Tracine’s, check out our feature on Erica Moir, Vice President of Marketing and New Product Development for Bath.

Helpful Reminders for National Water Safety Awareness Month


May is National Water Safety Awareness Month, a time to reflect on how to properly protect yourself and your loved ones while swimming or engaging in other water-related activities. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to stay safe in and around your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub:

Supervision

Likely the most important aspect of Water Safety Awareness Month is to make sure to always supervise any children that are in or around your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. By leaving kids unattended while in your spa, you’re asking for trouble.

Education

A little bit of knowledge can go a long way, so it’s important to teach anyone who will be using your hot tub regularly about any potentially problematic areas, such as drains and filters. As a hot tub owner, you may also want to get certified in CPR in the unlikely event that you’ll need to use it.

Swim Lessons

Because of depth of a hot tub, it’s suggested that any children using the spa are able to swim. This will give you increased peace of mind when it comes to their safety.

Lock Your Spa

Having a spa cover is crucial, especially for owners of in-ground spas. That’s why all Jacuzzi® Brand hot tub covers come with a clip system, and all control panels have a lock mode. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for details on how the lock mechanism functions on your particular model.

Water safety is an important aspect of owning a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, and these are just a few of the steps you can take to help protect those you love. Learn more about hot tub safety tips specifically for kids.

Can a Hot Tub Can Help Detox Your Body for Summer?

With summer right around the corner, now’s an ideal time to start rebooting your body to get rid of the sluggishness of winter. There is nothing more important than eating healthy and exercising, but your hot tub may also be able to help you “detox” and get ready for sunnier days. Here are some tips to get you started with an at-home detox session in your hot tub:

Before You Get In

Exfoliate.


Before stepping inside your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, take a bath or shower and scrub your skin with a loofa or coarse washcloth. This exfoliation removes dead skin and helps your pores breathe.

During Your Soak

Heat. Sitting in the warm waters of a hot tub, your core temperature will rise and you’ll begin to sweat. This will flush any toxins from your body through your pores. 

Hydrate.


It’s important to drink plenty of water while in a hot tub to replenish your body’s fluids as you sweat.

Stretch. Your muscles will loosen and relax as they heat up, making your spa an ideal place to gently stretch any problem areas.

After You Get Out

Cleanse. By taking a quick, cool shower after each session in your hot tub, you can rinse off any impurities that have worked their way to your skin’s surface in the form of sweat.

Engage in a detox session at the beginning of summer, if not a few times a week year-round, to help your body stay healthy and functioning its best.

If you’re curious about other health benefits provided by spas, read more about the seven ailments that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs can alleviate.

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