The Anti-Aging Machine

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.

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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.

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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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Did You Know You Can Design Your Own Spa Cover?

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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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Cal Spas Durable Spa Pump Will Provide Years of Trouble-free Use

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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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Free Shipping on Select Spa Covers!

Keep Your Spa Looking New with a Cal Spas Spa Cover!

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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.

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Take advantage of the free shipping and order your new spa cover today!

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Cleaning / Replacing the Spa Filter

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

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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.

 WARNING!  Be sure to shut off power to the spa before you remove the 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.
  4. Soak the filter for a minimum of 24 hours.
  5. Spray the filter with a water hose. Spray each pleat carefully.
  6. 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

Replacing FiltersWe 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!

How to measure Spa Filters

If you need a replacement filter visit http://quickspaparts.com.    Need Spa parts - Visit us at www.QuickSpaParts.com

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Hot Tub Maintenance

Hot tub maintenance can be made simple by cutting it down to a 3-step system:

  • Balancing
  • Sanitizing
  • Shocking

Balancing spa water means that the water is neither too alkaline (high pH) which causes destructive scale buildup on equipment, nor too acidic (low pH) which may erode plumbing and cause costly damage to spa pumps, seals and heaters. Balanced water has a more pleasant feel to the skin, and allows your sanitizer to work more effectively. Spa water can be tested by using test strips to check alkalinity on a weekly, or bi-weekly basis. Santa Barbara 22

Water sanitation is arguably the most important out of the 3-step system. Preventing additive chemicals can be made easy by implementing an ozone or salt water system to your hot tub. Not only will a sanitation system ensure that your spa water is always ready to be enjoyed, but it can also reduce the amount of chemicals used to balance or shock spa water. If you do not have a sanitation system, it’s not too late!

The most important thing to do in preparation for shocking the spa water is to first test the spa, and adjust the pH to the range of 7.2-7.6. Oxidizers work best in a low pH environment, and the efficacy of your spa shock is twice as great at a pH of 7.6, than it is at a pH of 8.0. When shocking the spa, be cautious when using spa shock, oxidizers can be dangerous when misused or mishandled. Different oxidizers have varying strengths – be careful not to overdose your spa shock treatment. High winds can blow spa shock right in your face. Gently pour it over the surface, and clean up any spills right away.

Another way to effectively maintain your hot tub clear of the elements is by implementing a diligent and form fitting spa cover. Find the perfect fitting spa cover for any hot tub brand at www.QuickSpaParts.com and limit the amount of hot tub maintenance you need to perform on your hot tub.calspasblogwinterbanner.jpg

 

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Using A Hot Tub Spa Outside In The Winter

More and more people are using their hot tubs outside throughout the winter months. Although the wintertime is the most pleasurable season to use an outdoor hot tub, there are certain precautions you must take to ensure the proper operation and energy efficiency of your unit.

Setting your controls: If your spa has an Auto Heat or Freeze Protect system, make sure that it is activated as soon as the temperatures start to drop at night. Many spas have a Timer – Auto Heat button on their control boxes. Flip the button to the Auto Heat mode. This will ensure that the water in the spa and the jet piping doesn’t freeze.Cover-Girl-1024x638

If your spa has a Topside Thermostat Control, make sure that it is set past the Freeze section, well into the Heat or High portion of the dial.

If your spa does not have an Auto Heat or Freeze Protect mode, but it does have a timer system, you’ll want to reset the time to give you the best possible protection against freezing. If you have an Infinite Cycle Timer, it is a good idea to set it to come on for 15 minutes every hour.

This will ensure good hot water circulation through the pipes as well as keep the water nice and hot. If you have a timer that is set with brass and silver colored pins, it is a good idea to purchase additional pins so that you can set it to go on 15 – 30 minutes every two hours.

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Quick Spa Parts has all the replacement parts and accessories you need to continue to enjoy your hot tub through winter. Enjoy your spa year-round and upgrade your patio with accessories to transform your backyard into a home resort.

www.QuickSpaParts.com 

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Hot Tubs and Home Value

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There’s no single rule for calculating how much installing a hot tub will increase the value of a given home – if it does at all. Some hot tubs may, depending on various factors.

  • Is it a portable hot tub? So-called “portable” hot tubs are, as a rule, considered personal property and as such offer no added value to the house and land. And what is a portable hot tub? Any hot tub displayed on a showroom floor is a portable hot tub. It can be moved and relocated even if it is heavy and requires special equipment to deliver it to your home. Contrast portable hot tubs with permanent hot tubs: A permanent hot tub sits in the ground, much like an in-ground swimming pool. The plumbing is typically built-in as well. An in-ground hot tub may increase your home value, although generally not as much as you invested in the tub.
  • Is the hot tub built-in? Even a “portable” hot tub may add real value to your home if it’s built-in. If removing the tub will cause extra construction to close or cover the hole in the deck, patio, wall or such, then it is considered built-in and may increase the home appraisal. Even then, the exact amount may vary.
  • Where do you live? The climate you live in also influences the affect a hot tub may have on property value. In northern climates, for instance, outdoor swimming pools don’t always get much use. It’s simply too cold most of the year. A hot tub, on the other hand, is a pleasant retreat in the coldest of winters – even if it is outdoors.

Residents of hot, southern climates probably won’t appreciate a hot tub in the same way. In such markets swimming pools will likely raise your home value more than a hot tub.Z628T Environment

How to Increase the Value of Your Hot Tub

When it’s time to sell your home, of course you want it to look as nice as possible. Spruce up your hot tub to make it more appealing to potential homebuyers:

  • Replace old or damaged hot tub covers. Simply changing the cover can make a hot tub look more inviting.
  • Clean the tub thoroughly. Depending on the material, wash and shine the exterior. Wipe down the interior to remove algae, stains or other problems, and chemically treat the water or even change the water if necessary. Remove any debris in and on the hot tub before any home viewings.
  • Landscape around outdoor hot tubs. Present your spa area as a tempting retreat from the surrounding world. Build a fence to shelter it from neighbors, install mood lighting, plant greenery, make a brick or concrete path leading to the tub – anything that will help blend the tub into the home environment and increase appeal.

If you’re struggling with the thought of spending the money on a hot tub, ask yourself how long you plan to remain in your home. If you can’t foresee selling and moving for a number of years, the actual financial return may be secondary to your enjoyment in the meantime.

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The Anti-Aging Machine

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.11419217_461119850721611_527718327_n

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.Z735L_Pacifica_Environ

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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Easiest Way to Shop for Spa Covers

Quick Spa Parts presents you the easiest way to shop for spa covers: Introducing the new ThermoShield Spa Covers, the most durable & best-insulated hot tub covers money can buy! Starting at only $329.00, and FREE Home Delivery on selected models. coverdiagram-popup1

With a wide selection for every climate and an array of beautiful colors to match any hot tub or patio. Select the perfect hot tub cover to save you time and money and enhance the look and feel of your hot tub.

Quick Spa Parts is the easiest way to purchase new or replacement hot tub covers. In just 4 simple steps you can enjoy a diligent hot tub cover that will save you big money over time. Simply pick and click!Cover-Girl-1024x638

Visit our easy Spa Cover Selector page to begin shopping for your spa cover with unmatched quality:

You’ll first decide on the thickness of your spa cover. Depending on your regional climate, you may choose a thicker or thinner cover. Thickest is your safest bet as you will get maximum protection. 

Next you will select the shape of your hot tub cover to ensure a good fit to maximize protection and save you money by retaining heat inside your hot tub instead of out. 

You’ll then select you hot tub cover COLOR of your choice. Choose one that will match you style and backyard patio.

Finally you will input your hot tub measurements for extra security. Last step, check out!

Easy as that!

You’ll also find additional hot tub accessories when you visit www.QuickSpaParts.com. Save bigger with free shipping and deep discounts on select items storewide!

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