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Archive for October, 2011

Hot Tub Child Safety

October 31st, 2011 by

I recently read Skye Cardona‘s Hot tubbin’ toddlers.

It was an article about seeing children in a hot tub and her concern for the health impact on the child.

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“While the rules only state that a child under the age of 14 should not be in the spa unsupervised, I highly doubt that long exposure to the high temperatures of a hot tub can be safe for a toddler.”

Which spurred me to do a little checking. Truth is I could not find much on the subject and have never ran across any data showing the impact of hot tubs on children.

The only data I found related to children is a constant safety concern regarding drowning, which cant be taken lightly, given the thousands of terrible accidents which have happened.  Most of all which could have been avoided with locking spa covers.

So absent good data, I am left with my own experience. My children grew up around hot tubs, and used them for more than the pool. Their friends used our spa, the dog used it, the whole neighborhood used it.

The kids had parties in hot tubs, they pretended they were space ships, and we enjoyed lots of family time in the hot tub. I think Mom even used the hot tub as a occasional quick bath on return from the beach.

My point is, sure they got a little over heated when they spend more than 15 minutes in them, but they also got out when they were hot.  As for toddlers, I think a parent has to use common sense.  When yours kid’s cheeks are as red as apples, its time to get out of the hot tub.

Just my opinion, no facts here other than my kids love the hot tub! Here’s some advice on Hot Tub Safety and how to have a safe spa around your home.

  1. Always have adult supervision when children are using the spa. Never allow them to use it alone.
  2. Keep a locking spa cover on the spa when the hot tub is not in use.
  3. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  4. Don’t allow children to jump into the spa.
  5. Check your drain covers, to be sure they are secure.
  6. Persons with recent diarrhea should not use the spa.
  7. Showering and washing well before using the spa will help prevent waterborne illness.
  8. Limit time in the tub. 5-15 minutes at a time.

 

Hot Tub Lodges

October 26th, 2011 by

 

Learn About Locating Lodges With Hot Tubs

October 26, 2011 By

grandcabin-hottub-view-summerMany people today like to take their vacation using various ways to relax. Lodges with hot tubs can be found if you understand how to find them. You may find that you need to call the location directly to find the information however.

Finding lodges with hot tubs can be an easy process. If you are seeking individual rooms that have this feature, you will likely find that it is openly advertised on their website as well as in their printed information. However, as the demand increasing during peak vacation periods, you will find that the availability is significantly decreased.

Many times you will find that locations that offer this service also have indoor pools. If you are seeking this type of service within the individual rooms, you will find that many times this is advertised on the organization’s website or advertisement in the phone book. This allows you to select from the various providers simply by visiting their site or looking at their advertising.

The choice of a hot tub is made for a variety of reasons. Some people prefer this feature just as a way to relax and unwind. Others may choose this feature to help ease stiff and sore muscles after a long trip.

If the area you are planning to travel to offers things such as spa service, you are likely to find that they will also have these features as well. It is quite common that an organization that advertises rooms for a honeymoon will also have this service in the room. Again, it is important to remember that these rooms are limited and there is a great demand for the service.

Lodges with hot tubs are widely available today. However, due to the number of people looking for this type of accommodation, it can be difficult to find a vacancy. Planning ahead and booking early will be very helpful for this issue for most people. Occasionally you may be able to find the features you want for a last minute reservation.

When you need a great break you should look at log cabin holidays a great experience and if you want you can get lodges with hot tubs which is very VIP.

Bullfrog Spas Innovation

October 21st, 2011 by

Bullfrog Spas to Display “Hot Tubs from the Future”

 

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Bullfrog Spas, manufacturer of cutting edge hot tubs with the JetPak System, will unveil new brand look that compliments their “hot tubs from the future.”

 

Quote startThis refreshed brand look reflects the company-wide goal to always provide quality and elegance in everything we produce.Quote end

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 20, 2011

Bullfrog Spas recently announced that they will display a new look in their display at the 2011 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, the pool and spa industry’s largest trade show. Their “modern sleek-elegant” look, which will be fully unveiled in 2012, will help accentuate their position as the leader in technologically advanced high-end hot tubs.

Since their invention-driven beginning in 1996, Bullfrog Spas has continued to improve water delivery technology, wood-free composite spa structures, energy efficiency, and leak-proof shell technology in portable hot tubs. Their advancements have continually pushed hi-tech advancements in a traditionally low-tech industry.

Bullfrog’s focus on technology has produced a line of spas that are customizable, more powerful, 100% wood-free and more energy efficient according to data compiled by the California Energy Commission.

Bullfrog has never done things the traditional way. While other manufacturers battle quality issues as they move their production overseas, Bullfrog invests in a state of the art factory in the hi-tech Mecca of the greater Salt Lake City area. Instead of chasing low costs by outsourcing manufacturing to other countries, Bullfrog prefers to focus on manufacturing quality and development of new relaxation technologies.

Bullfrog Spas graphic designer, Travis Atwood, commented on their brand update and corporate goal: “This new look revolves around an updated color palette and a focus on modern elegant design. It isn’t a huge change but we felt that it was necessary to more accurately tell the Bullfrog story. This refreshed brand look reflects the company-wide goal to always provide quality, performance, and elegance in everything we produce.”

Modern pop culture has begun to take notice of this rapidly growing hot tub company. A popular comedian and video blogger, Toby Turner, recently called Bullfrog Spas “hot tubs from the future.” Those familiar with Mr. Turner’s tongue in cheek brand of humor immediately decipher the hyperbole, however, he also chose to endorse the Free Hot Tub Giveaway on Bullfrog’s Facebook page on his video blog and is designing his own Bullfrog Spa for order. Bullfrog Spas have also been chosen for recent television shows like MTV’s Jersey Shore and others that push the hot tub envelope in their own way.

Pool and Spa industry insiders will get the first look at the new brand look of Bullfrog Spas before it becomes public in early 2012 with an updated website, brochures, in-store materials, videos, outdoor displays and more.

About Bullfrog International
Bullfrog International, LC, is headquartered in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah metro area. Bullfrog designs and manufactures the world’s only hot tubs with JetPaks® – modular jetted spa seats, which allow the user to customize, interchange, and upgrade the spa’s jetting at anytime. JetPaks are backed by six U.S. patents with other U.S. and foreign patents pending. Because of the JetPak System, Bullfrog Spas provide powerful hydrotherapy, are virtually leak-proof, and are extremely energy efficient. Bullfrog International currently distributes, licenses, and retails its products in the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Hot Tub Covers Spa Covers Rebates

October 17th, 2011 by

fist-full-of-dollarsThis rebate program for hot tub covers or spa covers is from Nicor Gas Company:

Rebate Information – Spa Covers

Cash rebates are available to eligible Nicor Gas business customers for the Pool/Spa Covers meeting the following requirements. Purchases and installations must be completed October 7, 2011 through May 31, 2014 to qualify.

To see Nicor’s Company information click here: rebate

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Pool/Spa Covers

  • Cover must be installed on a commercial-use pool or spa that is heated with gas-fired equipment.
  • Cover must be installed on a pool/spa that currently does not have a cover, or has a cover that requires replacement.
  • Pool or spa must be located in a non-residential space (Indoor or Outdoor).
  • Rebate amount is determined by the pool/spa location, as listed above. Rebates are paid on a per square foot installed basis and will not exceed the total cost of the cover.

General Requirements

Installations must meet all equipment-specific, energy efficiency and Program requirements outlined below.

All equipment and products must:

    • Be installed in an existing, non-residential space.
    • New! New construction is not eligible.
    • Be purchased new. Resale equipment, new parts installed in existing equipment, or equipment that is leased, rebuilt, rented, received from insurance claims or won as a prize do not qualify.
    • Be installed conforming to all applicable building, local and state codes, and manufacturer specifications. Professional installation is strongly encouraged, but is not required.
    • Be installed and operational prior to submittal of this application at the address listed on the application.
    • New! Be installed in a property owned by the applicant, or the applicant must receive permission from the property owner to install the equipment. If you do not own the property where the equipment or product is being installed, as a tenant you are responsible for obtaining the property owner’s permission to install the equipment or product for which you are applying for a rebate. Your submission of a rebate application indicates that you have obtained this permission.

Pool/spa covers must be purchased and installed October, 7 2011 – May 31, 2014.