Below are some helpful “green” grilling tips from Cal Flame so you can grill your favorite meals without harming the environment.
Gas vs. Charcoal
- Although it doesn’t offer the same flavor as charcoal, the cleanest, most energy-efficient grilling option is gas grills (natural gas or propane), with electric grills coming in a distant second.
- The demand for natural gas and electric products certainly has environmental impacts, (offshore drilling, hydro-electric dams and coal-fired power plants), but these two options still offer the cleanest, most energy-efficient way to burn fuel.
- Wood and charcoal burners pollute the air with tiny particles of soot that can contribute to chronic lung and heart problems.
Use Organic Meats & Produce
- Look for free-range meats that have been grass-fed or produced using certified organic feed.
Use Eco-Friendly Briquettes
- Briquettes or lump charcoal are NOT completely earth-friendly because burning either of them can cause pollution.
- Producing wood-based lump charcoal can contribute to global warming and/or deforestation.
Dispose of Ashes Properly
- Wood ash is alkaline. It can be used in the garden as a fertilizer, but only if you’re trying to neutralize very acidic soil so apply it with care.
- Charcoal ash contains chemical residues which are harmful to plants and should be disposed of in the garbage.
Light Your Fire without Fluid
- Chimney starters and electric probes are good alternatives to lighter fluids, which emit harmful
- ·VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) when lit. They are inexpensive (usually $12-$15) and provide a fast, reusable, pollution-free alternative for lighting up the grill.
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Besides being a source for relaxation and leisure, hot tubs provide health benefits that optimize health in the long run and help reduce joint and muscle pain. Hot tubs are really an anti-aging machine, reducing stress (the silent killer) will allow you to live a fruitful life. Combining a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet and soaks in a hot tub several times a week can assure healthy aging.
September is Healthy Aging Month, encouraging adults over the age of 50 to think positively about moving forward and taking up activities that will help them age in a healthy way. It’s never too late to improve one’s physical, mental and social well-being through new ways of exercise and relaxation. A hot tub will benefit adults over the age of 50 by providing the following specific benefits from hot tubbing:
Improved Sleep – It is recommended that the average healthy adult get about 8 hours of sleep every night. Deep-sleep is needed for your body to repair itself from a busy day. The warm massaging jets can help relax your body before a goodnight’s sleep.
Improved Circulation – While in a hot tub, your blood vessels will widen and blood circulation will improve promoting the delivery of nutrients throughout your body. The increased circulation, referred to as vasodilation, leaves skin looking new and refreshed, and will appear younger.
Reduced Stress – Soaking in a hot tub 3-4 times a week is an efficient way to reduce stress which we all know can be detrimental to your health. The intense hydrotherapy a hot tub provides will 1.) massage muscles, soothing away aches 2.) warm water will increase circulation and increase flexibility in your joints 3.) buoyancy helps the mind relax.
Find replacement parts for your hot tub at Quick Spa Parts. You’ll also be able to purchase replacement parts for your barbecue at Quick BBQ Parts. If you are looking for a new hot tub, please visit Cal Spas.
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After proper sanitization and water balance, your spa cover itself is the single most critical piece of equipment to keep your hot tub water clean, and to keep your energy bill at a reasonable level. Saving money on heating costs means properly insulating your tub, and that is what good insulating spa covers achieve. Heat rises, and just like in your home, most heat loss in a hot tub goes directly up. By sitting just above the steaming water, a well-made hot tub cover provides proper insulation to help trap the heat inside
Design your new hot tub cover in four easy steps:
1) Choose your insulation thickness.
Options include our basic Thermo-Shield cover, our standard Thermo-Shield cover, and our Deluxe Thermo-Shield cover.
2) Select the shape of your spa.
3) Select your fabric color choice.
We have ten options for you to choose from!
4) Enter your cover measurements.
It’s that easy! For more information, click here.
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Replace old and malfunctioning spa pumps with an original Cal Spas pump that will last longer than other pumps.
The pump is the heart of the spa. Spa pumps run frequently throughout the day to circulate hot water within your spa to help maintain temperature and filter the spa water. The spa pump is what circulates hot water through your spa and works in combination with a pump and a motor. Most spa pumps last for several years before requiring attention, however it is recommended to replace an entire spa pump when it begins to malfunction.
Our spa pumps last years longer than competitor brands. Each switchless pump has a 50% thicker and longer shaft than standard pumps for increased durability and output. Shop for the perfect spa pump for your hot tub that will not only deliver an intense hydromassage, but will keep your spa water circulating for a clean and warm water spa experience.
To order a new spa pump, click here.
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Cal Flame has introduced many industry firsts that revolutionized the way grills are made and offer design features that grilling enthusiasts expect from today’s modern outdoor grills. The Cal Flame P-Series grills are no exception. Each P-Series grill is crafted using 304-stainless steel and includes signature features such as cast stainless steel burners with independent igniter switches and heavy duty V-patterned grates on a large cooking surface.
With the purchase of a P-Series grill, you will receive a grill cover, rotisserie with motor, griddle tray, and smoke tray! Check out their details below:
Keep your Cal Flame built in barbeque looking its best by protecting it with this grill cover. Fits both P4 and P5 grills.
Rotisserie with Motor:
Enjoy the full-bodied taste of rotisserie cooking with rotisseries that can be mounted in left or right configurations!
Enjoy fried foods like eggs, bacon, and pancakes with this griddle tray.
Infuse your Cal Flame grill with the smoky flavor everyone loves with this convenient smoke tray that fits any Cal Flame grill!
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Keep Your Spa Looking New with a Cal Spas Spa Cover!
Cal Spas spa covers are made of high-quality material that lasts years longer than ordinary spa tops. Our design is the culmination of many years of cover crafting experience, with more satisfied online customers across America than any other.
Cal Spas covers are designed to stand up to the effects of sun, rain, or snow. You’ll save more energy to achieve a lower total cost of ownership over time. Our spa covers come with a bumper-to-bumper factory warranty for your peace of mind and are now ASTM Certified to meet critical safety standards.
Take advantage of the free shipping and order your new spa cover today!
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The spa 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. When the spa operates without a filter, there is a possibility that debris may be sucked into the plumbing through the filter well.
CLEANING THE SPA FILTER
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.
- Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise, unscrewing the bottom threads, then pulling it up and out.
- Place the dirty filter into a bucket of water deep enough to cover the filter.
- Add 8 oz of liquid filter cleaner to the bucket of water.
- Soak the filter for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Spray the filter with a water hose. Spray each pleat carefully.
- Reinstall the filter. Do not overtighten.
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.
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.
To ensure you order the correct replacement filter, Cal Spas has developed an easy measuring guide for all filters. Follow the directions below to replace your existing filter with a diligent spa filter which will last months longer than competitors.
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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This Father’s Day, surprise Dad with an attractive spa step at Quick Spa Parts.
Spa steps are available in a variety of sizes, colors and styles, we at Quick Spa Parts have a spa step to match your outdoor home décor.
Whether you are shopping for an elegant spa step, or prefer a smaller yet functional spa step, we has got you covered! Each spa step manufactured by Cal Spas is designed to deliver style while offering a convenient alternative to accessing your spa.
Supplement any spa step and further your accessibility with optional handrails also available at www.Quickspaparts.com.