How to Winterize Your Spa in 8 Easy Steps


For many people, the falling leaves and the falling temperatures means hot tub weather is coming. The mixture of steaming hot water and cold, biting air is a perfect combination for relaxation and socializing. These folks keep their hot tubs going all winter long without issue.

But for the hibernators, the snow-birds, the people who just plain don’t like the cold, winterizing their spa is a necessity. Rather than risk freezing if something goes wrong, if you are going to be in Florida for the next six months, you will want to follow the steps listed below to make sure your spa is winter-safe. If you have a wood hot tub, it is not recommended that you drain your spa and keep it empty for any extended period of time; the wood can dry out and shrink up. Winterize a wooden tub the same way you would winterize an above-ground swimming pool, utilizing an air pillow.

Jacuzzi Hot Tub

Jacuzzi Hot Tub

Winterizing your portable acrylic or fiberglass spa can be a DIY project with just some simple tools.

  1. Lower the chemical levels in your hot tub and get the Ph balanced prior to draining to avoid harming your lawn.
  2. Lower temperature of hot tub then turn off the power to your spa.
  3. Drain the spa. Open the drain and roll out the hose (if you have one) or use a sump pump (which will save you a lot of time). Leave the drain open.
  4. If you have a Blower on your hot tub, use the blower to blow remaining water our of blower line. Here’s how. Put on the hot tub cover, turn on the power and engage the blower. Don not turn on the pumps or the heater. Run the blower for 60 seconds and allow the water to drain off. Turn on the blower and allow water to spray from the jets and mop it up with an absorbent towel.
  5. Blow remaining water out of the pipes. This is really important! Make sure all manual air intake valves and jets are open. Use a wet/dry vac on blow instead of vacuum. Start at top of the hot tub and work your way to bottom. Open all pump fitting and heater fittings. Take off the skimmer basket and blow air through the skimmer, filter, pump, heater and through the jets. For an extra measure, reverse the wet/dry vac and suck any remaining water out.
  6. Check the hot tub equipment for any remaining water. Make sure all pump fitting are off  and NO water is left. Pay close attention to the lower pipes.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to make sure all water is out of the plumbing, jet bodies and pumps, blowers and anything else that can hold water.
  8. Reattach all pump and heater fitting and drain plugs that were taken off. This will keep them critters out and also make sure nothing is lost. Do not put any antifreeze in your hot tub.

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Health Benefits of Using a Hot Tub

Hot tubs are an excellent addition to your homes. With a hot tub in your home, you get to enjoy the various health benefits it offers. Read on for the details of the health benefits of using hot tubs. I am sure that you won’t think twice before buying one.

Soaking in a Jacuzzi Hot Tub is the ultimate way to relieve mental and physical stress. These units offer you a great relaxing solution with various health benefits. Today there are a number of manufacturers offering low range hot tubs for home use. With the launch of such affordable hot tubs in the market, one gets to enjoy its benefits from the comfort of one’s home without the need of stepping out and paying for the same. Well, various benefits of using a hot tub are definitely among the primary reasons behind the popularity of these pieces. Let us know more about the same.

Benefits of a Hot Tub

Releasing the tension

Releasing the tension

Stress relief is amongst the topmost health benefits. While you soak in a hot tub, it gives you a relaxing experience and soothes your body. Jacuzzi Hot tubs consist of multiple massage jets which offer you a soothing massage and help reduce your mental stress. As you sit in your Jacuzzi hot tub your blood circulation improves and the body temperature also increases. The system offers perfect relaxation to the body and mind and leads to noticeable improvement in sleep. You can also opt to soak in a Jacuzzi just 15-20 minutes before going to bed and enjoy a calm and stress free sleep.

Apart from mental stress, soaking in a Jacuzzi hot tub reduces your physical stress to a great extent. Regular sessions of a Jacuzzi are known to be beneficial for alleviating various health problems. Physical benefits include improvement in problems like muscle strain, back pain, lower back pain, arthritis, joint pain and foot pain. It is also good for those having a high blood pressure problem and for those experiencing fatigue. One of the benefits of a hot tub after workout is that it helps in relieving minor soreness in the muscles and joints. Many also opt to soak in a hot tub before workout as it warms and loosens your muscles and also increases blood circulation.

Soaking in hot tub leads to considerable improvement in your skin problems. Your skin texture will look better after each session. By adding essential oils to your Jacuzzi hot tub water you can enjoy multiple benefits like improvement in your skin texture and reduction in stress as well. As you soak in a Jacuzzi, the hot water helps open up your skin pores. This deep cleanses your skin, releasing the accumulated dirt from the pores. Further, choose oils and ingredients that will nourish your skin and give it a glowing look. A regular hot tub bath also lightens your skin tone and keeps it problem free.

With the aforementioned and many more benefits, hot tubs are becoming very popular. No matter whether you are planning to pick them for gaining the health benefits or for any other reason, choosing the right piece is much essential as you will be investing a considerable sum of money in this. Make sure you get some tips before you consider purchasing one and know about the various brands selling these and their product lines. most importantly be comfortable with dealer and they are the one you want to do business with. Choose the right size, ensure that it offers the essential features, look for add-ons if required and get set to enjoy the benefits of having a Jacuzzi hot tub at home!

Though hot tubs are often counted in the luxurious additions to a home, you can opt for the cheaper and lower priced pieces which fit in your budget. Keep in mind if they are cheaper WHY!

If you have any severe or chronic health problems it is better to consult your doctor before using a hot tub. Also, maintain it well so as to avoid any sort of infections and health or skin problems caused by unhygienic hot tubs, so that you can reap the maximum benefits of using them.  Visit

Buying A Hot Tub


Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, jets are patented design to distribute a 50/50 air-to-water ratio giving you a spa experience like no other. Feel Refreshed when you are done with your Therapy session.

What is the most frustrating thing about shopping for a Hot Tub to relax in? Having a Sales person tell you what they want you to hear without listening to what your NEEDS are. At Hot Spot Pools & Spas, LLC we listen to what your needs are! Do you want a 10 horsepower 100 jet hot tub? Well we don’t sell them. Do you want a deep soothing massage to make your aching body feel better? Then we can help you. How would you like to stay for longer in your hot tub seat without the itchy feeling?  Then come see us! You can stay in your same seat for 20 minutes, you can have that soothing massage that makes your body feel better and feel refreshing, not tired. Wouldn’t you like a piece of mind that your new hot tub is going to be working when you need it most! Or a company that is going to stand behind your hot tub that you purchased from them. That is what we do at Hot Spot Pools & Spas, LLC. Our staff tells you straight up what is to be expected from a Jacuzzi Hot Tub. Now you are wondering, aren’t all hot tubs Jacuzzis! NO! The term Jacuzzi started many years ago when the Jacuzzi Brothers invented the Hot Tub and now the most recognized name in the hot tub industry is Jacuzzi. Jacuzzi Hot Tubs is a Brand and is the leader in innovation. Quality is #1 at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs! Hydrotherapy is tied with #1! Customer satisfaction is also #1! All Jacuzzi Hot Tubs are engineered, not assembled with generic parts off the shelf. Every seat is engineered for a specific target areas, not jets just drilled in a place and there you go. This is why doctors recommends Jacuzzi Hot Tub for arthritis pain. If you have arthritis pain don’t you want what is best for you. We do! We want you to feel better and use your Jacuzzi Hot Tub everyday. Not only will Jacuzzi make you feel better, you can increase family time.

What a Great Way to spend time with the Family to wind down the evening

What a Great Way to spend time with the Family to wind down the evening

If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Please Come talk with us and we can show you How you can feel better.

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Stress Headache Relief Formula: Hot Tub + Coffee + Ibuprofen!

Sound too good to be true?

Normally you wouldn’t think that soaking in a hot tub and coffee go together.  The tub relaxes you and the caffeine gets you going.  However, if you jump in your hot tub for a short time-say 10 minutes, you’ll find that you’re revved up and ready to go. If you sometimes suffer from stress headaches and ibuprofen is your pain reliever of choice, you’ll be interested in research from the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago.

We all know that soaking in your Jacuzzi Hot Tub can help relieve tension and the kind of stress that causes headaches.  Also, a combination of caffeine and ibuprofen appears to bring faster and longer lasting relief from tension headaches than either substance taken alone. And, while it’s well known that caffeine helps pain relievers work better, this is the first clinical study to show that caffeine alone can work as an analgesic.

Researchers gave volunteers either ibuprofen, ibuprofen and caffeine, or a dummy pill.  In the first hour and a half, the group taking caffeine alone had just as much pain relief as the ibuprofen/caffeine group indicating initially that caffeine was responsible for the actual analgesic effect.

A number of pain medication contain caffeine, but for now no manufacturer makes an ibuprofen/caffeine combination. It seems that you can get the same effect by taking ibuprofen with a cup of coffee or two.

Releasing the tension

Releasing the tension

More research is needed on the ibuprofen/caffeine pain relief connection.  We do know that  even faster, more effective tension relief results when you hop in the hot tub after taking ibuprofen with a cup of coffee.  Soaking speeds up your circulation and makes both substances work more quickly on your headache!  Many of our Hot Spot Pool & Spas customers have told us that this is a sure cure for a tension headache. Some have said  it has helped somewhat for migraine headaches, too.

After Tax Day, you may have needed hangover headache relief…yes, soaking in your Jacuzzi Hot Tub after a hard night speeds recovery.

Saunas & the Flu

We all hate getting the flu. Right? We have a way to help your body resist the bug the make us ill. No drugs, no Patches and best of all not leaving the House! Saving you money for your doctor visits and possible getting re-introduced to the bug again. Everybody knows the doctor office is where you go when you become ill!! What a better place to catch the bug! I personally stay as far away from them as possible( No offense to all the doctors out there). If you were to sauna on a regular basis, you would help prevent the flu bug and other illnesses from living in your body waiting to attack. Here is why Sauna can help you.  German sauna medical research shows that saunas were able to significantly reduce the incidences of colds and influenza amongst participants. As the body is exposed to the heat of a sauna and steam (in the case of traditional saunas), it produces white blood cells more rapidly, which in turn helps to fight illnesses and helps to kill viruses.In addition, saunas can relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of sinus congestion from from colds or allergies – especially when used with steam (tip: add eucalyptus to the water for added benefit and overall enjoyment). The steam vapor action helps to clear up unwanted congestion and is a wonderful aspect of the Finnish sauna experience.

Other Benefits that you can expect from your Sauna.

  1. Saunas can relieve stress
  2. Saunas relax muscles and soothe aches/pains in both muscles and joints
  3. Saunas flush toxins
  4. Sauna cleanses the skin
  5. Saunas can induce a deeper sleep
  6. Saunas bring about recreational and social benefits
  7. Saunas improve cardiovascular performance
  8. Saunas burn calories
  9. Saunas can help fight illness
  10. Saunas just feel Great

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Arthritis Relief

Arthritis Relief

hot tub hydrotherapy

The use of warm water therapy for physical ailments has been around since the establishment of the earliest civilizations. However, hydrotherapy, as it is currently referred to, did not make a lasting impression on the United States until the 1930s when it became public knowledge that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been using this method to help alleviate the debilitating symptoms of polio. Roosevelt considered hydrotherapy an imperative part of his rehabilitation therapy for the rest of his life.

Through the years, the introduction of technologically advanced hot tubs and spas further increased interest in warm water therapy. Today, hydrotherapy is a common part of physical therapy for many ailments, especially arthritis.

Sandra Wiggin, a registered nurse, understands pain-but not only because of her profession. Wiggin has osteoarthritis, which has spread throughout her spinal column.

“The disease became apparent over a decade ago when my knees began swelling,” she says. “The pain was so bad at times that I was unable to walk. After researching available treatments, I decided to try alternative therapies in conjunction with anti-inflammatory drugs. My program currently includes regular exercise and heat treatments, including soaking in my hot tub.”

Wiggin says that regular soaks did more than relieve her pain and help her regain range of motion. “Soaking also helped me to relax and sleep better,” she says. “Arthritis often affects sleep patterns, so relaxation techniques are an important part of therapy. When my arthritis flares, I increase the frequency of my soaks, and even when I feel great, I use my hot tub several times a week. Today, my mobility is much better than it was 10 years ago. Now I can walk one mile a few times a week.”

Physical therapist, Doreen Stiskal, Ph.D., is a teacher and researcher of orthopedics, arthritis and exercise at Seton Hall Univer-sity in South Orange, NJ. In addition to her role as assistant chair of the graduate program in health sciences, Dr. Stiskal serves on numerous committees for the Arthritis Foundation. She says that Wiggin’s story is a common one.

“People who are just beginning therapy are often in a great deal of pain,” Stiskal explains. “One patient felt that she had to hold onto something or someone at all times so that she would not fall. Another woman reported that she had not been able to climb stairs for several years. In these cases, and in many others, people can walk unaided and even climb stairs after only weeks on a therapy program that includes heated and jetted water.”

While arthritis is classically defined as “inflammation of joints,” there are more than 100 arthritis-related diseases, Stiskal continues, and most react positively to warm water therapy.

“Therapy is customized for patients based on one’s symptoms, including his or her severity of pain and heat tolerance level,” Stiskal adds. “To help relieve muscle spasms and severe pain, for example, we may increase the water’s heat level one or two degrees. People who exercise in the spa to maintain mobility and to prevent pain from increasing (more of a preventative treatment) tend to prefer water that is one or two degrees cooler. The most important factor, regardless of a patient’s condition, is that he or she is comfortable with the temperature.”

Frequency and duration of hot tub use also depends on the patient. “The body gains the maximum benefit of warm water therapy within 20 minutes of any type of heat treatment,” notes Stiskal. “Just like a heating pad, spa therapy can be repeated several times a day if it offers relief.”

Dr. Stiskal advises people to confer with their healthcare team before beginning any type of therapy program and to keep doctors, nurses and physical therapists informed of any changes in pain and mobility levels.

Homemaker and mom Donna Fox was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1970 at age five. She says that her childhood memories consist of battling pain. Prior to the diagnosis, Fox’s parents complained to her pediatrician that Donna cried a lot and demanded an excessive amount of attention.

“They thought I was spoiled,” Fox says. “But when I was four, my parents noticed me favoring one leg, and I would slide down the stairs instead of walk.”

Soon Fox’s joints began swelling. Her parents took her to a specialist who proceeded with a series of diagnostic procedures. By the time she was seven, she was fully aware of her limitations and of the pain that affected every joint in her body.

“My treatment included aspirin, steroid therapy and other treatments,” Fox recalls. “I also had physical therapy, whirlpool baths and heat therapy. Over time, I realized that the most beneficial therapies are those that do not have negative side effects. Today, I avoid drugs completely and use alternative treatments.”

Learning to listen to her body is what Fox says has helped her the most. “When my joints flare, I back off my routine a little. I increase my heated water therapy, and I include aromatherapy and soft music. It helps me to de-stress and to relax, and that is key to controlling pain.”

Fox says that a positive disposition is also imperative. “You may not be able to beat this disease, but you can sure beat the way you deal with it,” she adds.

John Klippel, M.D., national medical director of the Arthritis Foundation, has more than 25 years of experience in rheumatology and medical research that is related to arthritis. In his capacity, Dr. Klippel provides direction to the Arthritis Foundation’s research programs, and he serves as an authoritative representative for all questions related to arthritis, research and medically-related issues. Dr. Klippel says the most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis.

Klippel explains: “Osteoarthritis is estimated to account for approximately one-half of the 70-million arthritis cases now affecting Ameri-cans. It is associated with aging. Symptoms generally begin when a person is in his or her late 40s to early 50s; more women than men have the disease.”

According to Dr. Klippel, many arthritis sufferers find that hot tub use not only provides relief from pain, but that it also maintains or increases joint movement and minimizes physical limitations. “As muscles relax, the blood flow increases throughout the body, facilitating movement and enhancing mobility. The combination of heated water, jet massage and buoyancy results in relief.”

People with arthritis do not necessarily have to go to a treatment or rehab center in order to gain relief. “Home spas can be a valuable modality of treatment for many forms of arthritis,” Dr. Klippel interjects. “This is especially true in the treatment of arthritis-related diseases that affect the lower back, hips and knees. Reasonable advice for someone who suffers with arthritis is to begin using a hot tub several times a week for about 15 to 20 minutes each session. The level of heat used should always be within the guidelines set by hot tub and spa industry standards. It is important that patients combine spa use with other forms of treatment that are known to be effective for those suffering from arthritis.”

Finnleo T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control Panel

New Finnleo T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control Panel Adds Sleek European Styling and Intuitive Functionality



Finnleo introduces the T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control, a sleek control panel for your sauna.  The T1, designed for use in a moist environment, features touch screen technology.  Co-developed by Finnleo and European designers, the sleek dark glass display panel and soft glowing lights of the T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control provide a contemporary look that fits well with high-end bathrooms and saunas.

 Touch screen operation provides easy control of sauna temperature and time settings.  The large T1 screen displays sauna temperature and time of day, and the temperature can be displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius.  The display screen features an adjustable sleep mode with integral sensor to activate the screen when approached.  Simply wave your hand in front of the control or touch the screen to activate.  Multiple language settings include English and Spanish.

 The T1 has a delayed start feature to pre-heat the sauna at a selected time of day, eliminating the need for  bathers to wait for the room to reach the set temperature.  The control features flush-mount, low-profile installation for a neat, professional look.  A remote mounted sensor allows the T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control to be located in any number of locations outside the sauna, and it can be mounted inside the sauna, if kept below 35″ high.

 Keith Raisanen, Finnleo president, says the T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control is designed for the growing numbers of discriminating homeowners who want luxury spa amenities in their homes.  “Today’s homeowners view the bath suite as the focal point for a pampering spa experience in the home.  A sauna featuring the T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control is the natural step for homeowners looking to transform their bathroom into a personal spa,” he said.

 For more information on the new T1 Touch Screen Sauna Control or other popular Finnleo products Please contact Hot Spot Pools & Spas, LLC at 816-781-8884 or see us @