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Tell Us Where It Hurts!

 

Today’s hot tubs/spas are not just for fun, although many want a spa for the social activities it offers. However, just as frequently, hot tubs are coveted for their “wellness factor.” Whether the need is to reduce stress, improve muscle health, aid fitness, sleep, or weight loss, the positive effects of spa hot water therapy (or hydrotherapy) is being taken very seriously.

So much so, Long Island Hot Tub is particularly happy to specialize in Bullfrog Spas. One key reason is Bullfrog’s patented JetPak therapy system, which makes each spa completely customizable and upgradeable. Offering snap in and snap out JetPaks fitted with differently positioned jet massages, each JetPak offers a unique hydro-massage sensation.

Of course, any good portable spa, or custom one— be it above-ground, in-ground, or partially so— will provide beneficial relief and relaxation and stimulate vitality. So if you are seeking a spa for such hot water therapy, don’t be surprised if someone at the hot tub showroom says: Tell us where it hurts!

 

Bullfrog Spas JetPak: Recent scientific studies by the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute, for example, indicate that there are remarkable health benefits associated with warm water hydrotherapy in hot tubs. Individual Bullfrog Spas JetPaks offer unique hydro-massage sensations.

Bullfrog Spas JetPak: Recent scientific studies by the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute, for example, indicate that there are remarkable health benefits associated with warm water hydrotherapy in hot tubs. Individual Bullfrog Spas JetPaks offer unique hydro-massage sensations.

 

 

Hot Tub Massage Jets: Bullfrog Spas’ JetPak system allows you to personalize the hydrotherapy you want at any time by changing your JetPak quickly and easily.

Hot Tub Massage Jets: Bullfrog Spas’ JetPak system allows you to personalize the hydrotherapy you want at any time by changing your JetPak quickly and easily.

 

 

Spas/Improving Muscle Health: Hot tubs also improve muscle health. Soaking in a hot tub loosens stiff muscles and reduces soreness. Increased blood flow to the muscles also aids in healing injuries and recovery after intense workouts.

Spas/Improving Muscle Health: Hot tubs also improve muscle health. Soaking in a hot tub loosens stiff muscles and reduces soreness. Increased blood flow to the muscles also aids in healing injuries and recovery after intense workouts.

 

 

In-Ground Portable Hot Tub: Even portable hot tubs can be made to appear custom. We set this Bullfrog Spa in the ground beside a tranquil backyard pond. If the peaceful vista isn’t enough to make the clients relax, the spa’s hydrotherapy definitely will finish the job.

In-Ground Portable Hot Tub: Even portable hot tubs can be made to appear custom. We set this Bullfrog Spa in the ground beside a tranquil backyard pond. If the peaceful vista isn’t enough to make the clients relax, the spa’s hydrotherapy definitely will.

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Spa’s Splash of Bliss Is Hard to Resist

 

While the kids are playing pool-volleyball and getting a workout, where do the parents relax? Of course, there’s always poolside. But many would agree, its even better to relax in the therapeutic waters of a spa, while being close to what’s going on in the pool.

Long Island Hot Tub may best be known for portable Bullfrog Spas, however, we also design/build a lot of custom spas. For this project, the custom spillover raised spa was part of a complete backyard destination retreat that included a 50-foot-long and 26-foot-wide vinyl pool, a beautiful 800-square-foot pool house, an outdoor kitchen, and an elegant Travertine patio.

The spa, made with a concrete wall and vinyl liner, has eight hydrotherapy jets, and seats 10-15 people, making it ideal for parties. It connects to the swimming pool through a stream. At night the clients frequently find the spa filled with children eagerly seeking warm water.

The spillover aspect of the spa serves two purposes. It connects to the pool for functional reasons, yet it also offers a lovely aesthetic. Tucked in behind a berm and waterfall for privacy, this custom hot tub offers a splash of bliss hard to resist.

 

Spa Privacy: The pool/spa is positioned near a neighbor so Long Island Hot Tub created a spa area secluded by a landscape berm. We also added a Japanese maple tree and Leyland Cypress trees for additional privacy.

Spa Privacy: The pool/spa is positioned near a neighbor so Long Island Hot Tub created a spa area secluded by a landscape berm. We also added a Japanese maple tree and Leyland Cypress trees for additional privacy.

 

Spillover Spa: Large boulders and waterfall help create a very private hot tub area. The spa connects to the swimming pool through a stream. Vinyl-lined for comfort, it boasts eight hydrotherapy jets and seating for between 10-15.

Spillover Spa: Large boulders and waterfall help create a very private hot tub area. The spa connects to the swimming pool through a stream. Vinyl-lined for comfort, it boasts eight hydrotherapy jets and seating for between 10-15.

 

 Custom In-ground Spa: Steps from the retreat’s pool house and outdoor shower, the spa is as inviting at night as during the day. You can have aching muscles massaged one minute and be cheering your televised favorite team in the pool house the next.

Custom In-ground Spa: Steps from the retreat’s pool house and outdoor shower, the spa is as inviting at night as during the day. You can have aching muscles massaged one minute and be cheering your televised favorite team in the pool house the next.

 

Outdoor Kitchen: Also close to the spa is an outdoor kitchen complete with built-in barbecue, refrigerator, storage, and sink.

Outdoor Kitchen: Also close to the spa is an outdoor kitchen complete with built-in barbecue, refrigerator, storage, and sink.

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Project Showcase: Making the Most of a Very Small Backyard

 

These Long Island homeowners had been living a long time with absolutely nothing in their backyard. Situated in a community of tightly compacted properties, they couldn’t figure out what to do, or how to do it.

With no room for a pool, the idea of a portable hot tub, set into a two-level deck, appealed to them. Long Island Hot Tub being affiliated with a top notch design and build firm, enabled us to bring the whole thing together with a minimum of hassle to the clients.

Trex Transcend composite decking appealed to them because they did not want to deal with the regular upkeep of a wood deck. That desire also inspired what we did at ground level. We got rid of what grass they had, replacing it with a gravel area for their hammock.

To maximize their budget, we installed a prefabricated outdoor kitchen, fitted with a Napoleon Grill, in the deck’s lower level.

The clean, bright look of their spa deck and the hydrotherapy and opportunities for fun it provides, as well as the extra privacy provided by new perimeter trees, all helped give them a backyard escape that truly belies their property’s size.

 

 

Bullfrog Spa: Just because there’s no room for a pool doesn’t mean there’s no room for the fun of a water feature. Additional benefit: this Bullfrog Spa offers removable jetted seats with massaging jets to target specific muscle groups.

Bullfrog Spa: Just because there’s no room for a pool doesn’t mean there’s no room for the fun of a water feature. Additional benefit: this Bullfrog Spa offers removable jetted seats with massaging jets to target specific muscle groups.

 

Privacy Trees: Because their property is only 20 feet deep and very close to their neighbors, we added several 9-10-foot Leyland Cypress trees for privacy. These are fast growing and planted, say, four feet apart, if untrimmed will close the gap between them in one growing season.

Privacy Trees: Because their property is only 20 feet deep and very close to their neighbors, we added several 9-10-foot Leyland Cypress trees for privacy. These are fast growing and when planted, say, four feet apart, if untrimmed will close the gap between them in one growing season.

 

Trex Transcend Decking: The homeowners chose Trex’s light taupe “Rope Swing” color for the deck itself. It extends the cool and relaxed atmosphere of the home’s white exterior. Like all the Trex Transcend collection, it boasts durability, low-maintenance and eco-friendly qualities.

Trex Transcend Decking: The homeowners chose Trex’s light taupe “Rope Swing” color for the deck itself. It extends the cool and relaxed atmosphere of the home’s white exterior. Like all the Trex Transcend collection, it boasts durability, low-maintenance and eco-friendly qualities.

 

Trex Transcend Railing: Picking up the home’s siding as well as an existing white backyard fence, the homeowners chose a white railing color that pops nicely as it frames the deck. Strong and sturdy, the Trex railing kit is quick and easy to assemble.

Trex Transcend Railing: Picking up the home’s siding as well as an existing white backyard fence, the homeowners chose a white railing which pops nicely as it frames the light taupe deck. Strong and sturdy, the Trex railing kit is quick and easy to assemble.

 

Prefabricated Outdoor Kitchens: This outdoor kitchen has all-fireproof metal studs, an acrylic stucco finish, Napoleon Grill, Supercast concrete countertop, refrigerator, and on-board entertainment center with satellite radio and a dock for their iPods.

Prefabricated Outdoor Kitchens: This outdoor kitchen has all-fireproof metal studs, an acrylic stucco finish, Napoleon Grill, Supercast concrete countertop, refrigerator, and on-board entertainment center with satellite radio and a dock for their iPods.

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Home and Abroad: Thermal Spas Offer Child-Friendly Vacation Destinations

 

From Iceland to Costa Rica, from Japan to Palm Springs, and from Bath (Great Britain) to Baden Baden (Germany, resort hot springs have become popular tourist attractions for the whole family. No longer mere day trips when touring a region, their therapeutic, invigorating, and relaxing benefits are increasingly perceived as destination-vacations that know no age restrictions.

 

Hot Springs Destination Resort: Recommended by Parents Magazine, the beautiful Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica not only boasts many springs, but abundant hot waterfalls as well, for the ultimate in family relaxation and fun. (photo courtesy of Costa Rican Tourism).

Hot Springs Destination Resort: Recommended by Parents Magazine, the beautiful Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica not only boasts many springs, but abundant hot waterfalls as well, for the ultimate in family relaxation and fun. (photo courtesy of Costa Rican Tourism).

 

But what if families can’t get away to such exotic places for the latest in spa treatment? One might say: aye, where’s the rub? The answer, of course, is adding a spa right at home, in one’s own backyard. And there’s many ways to do that…from the expensive to the more cost-friendly escape.

 

Custom In-ground Spa: A custom in-ground spa is a wonderful option if you have the means and space. Often connected to a swimming pool and built at the same time, it can be an integral part of the pool or separate. In fact, many families prefer them to function separately, with the spa having its own controls. This allows the spa to run late into the colder months.

Custom In-ground Spa: A custom in-ground spa is a wonderful option if you have the means and space. Often connected to a swimming pool and built at the same time, it can be an integral part of the pool or separate. In fact, many families prefer them to function separately, with the spa having its own controls. This allows the spa to run late into the colder months.

 

Some of our clients tell us that their children are their backyard spa’s biggest fans. They invite friends over in the fall, when everyone’s pool is shut down; they also ask for it to be turned on during summer evenings, when they feel a little chilly after several  hours in the pool.

 

Portable Spas: The easiest and simplest way to bring the joys of thermal waters back home is with a portable spa. We specialize in Bullfrog Spas because of how they are designed. With individual and interchangeable JetPak massage jets that snap in and out, each member of the family can choose what they’re looking for: therapy or just fun.

Portable Spas: The easiest and simplest way to bring the joys of thermal waters back home is with a portable spa. We specialize in Bullfrog Spas because of how they are designed. With individual and interchangeable JetPak massage jets that snap in and out, each member of the family can choose what they’re looking for: therapy or just fun.

 

Portable Spas: Portable spas, like custom ones, come in a wide variety of designs and sizes. Families find many ways to enjoy the spa together. One way is star-gazing. Big dippers and little dippers alike find their own backyard to be a destination-resort.

Portable Spas: Like custom ones, portable spas come in a wide variety of designs and sizes. Families find many ways to enjoy the spa together. One way is star-gazing. Big dippers and little dippers alike find their own backyard to be a destination-resort.

 

Snow Monkeys: These Japanese macaques are enjoying the delights of a hot spring in their backyard, in Nagano, Japan. Their relaxed faces offer the best testament to how much your own little monkeys will value a backyard destination-spa. Photo: ”Jigokudani hot spring in Nagano Japan 001" by Yosemite.

Snow Monkeys: These Japanese macaques are enjoying the delights of a hot spring in their backyard, in Nagano, Japan. Their relaxed faces offer the best testament to how much your own little monkeys will value a backyard destination-spa. Photo: ”Jigokudani hot spring in Nagano Japan 001″ by Yosemite.

 

 

 

 

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Adding Custom Spa Completes Backyard Refuge

 

While spas, including custom ones, are frequently installed on their own, when they are part of a pool/spa combination, they can be a key element in a true backyard refuge. Having both features means there is so much for everyone to do. Kids can be playing in the pool, while Dad’s at the barbecue, and Mom is letting spa massage jets provide a spa treatment.

Other benefits: In the cooler months, the outdoor season is extended with a spa; and when entertaining, a spa allows for more options than pool parties. Guests can be invited to enjoy foot baths, herbal treatments, and even facials.

For this project, the homeowners were already savvy to what a spa offered. We were called in to upgrade an existing pool and spa, but with plumbing dating back to the 1980s.

Long Island Hot Tub put together a team of consultants and experts and came up with a complete plan that included: (1) upgrading the existing pool and spa; (2) expansion of the property’s confining upper and lower patios; (3) addition of new colorful plants and flowers to enhance the opened up water views; and (4) a complete outdoor kitchen to replace a stand-alone barbecue.

 

Spa/Pool Combinations: In this project, the spa constantly fills up with, and circulates, pool water. Then this water falls via the spa’s spillover channel back into the pool. The upgrade expanded this spillover into a larger waterfall and added boulders to create a more beautiful scene.

Spa/Pool Combinations: In this project, the spa constantly fills up with, and circulates, pool water. Then this water falls via the spa’s spillover channel back into the pool. The upgrade expanded this spillover into a larger waterfall and added boulders to create a more beautiful scene.

 

Backyard Refuge: By expanding the upper patio, we increased the shade area where those leaving the spa or pool can escape the sun. We also refinished the inside of the pool and spa, changing them from white to gray. The new color reacts with the water to give the more desirable ‘natural lagoon” affect.

Backyard Refuge: By expanding the upper patio, we increased the shade area where those leaving the spa or pool can escape the sun. We also refinished the inside of the pool and spa, changing them from white to gray. The new color reacts with the water to give the more desirable ‘natural lagoon” affect.

 

Stepping Stone Path: New stepping stone path beside the pool provides a swath of natural charm within the expansive patio areas; swim-out steps were also added to the pool.

Stepping Stone Path: New stepping stone path beside the pool provides a swath of natural charm within the expansive patio areas; swim-out steps were also added to the pool.

 

Outdoor Kitchens: We used natural stone for the veneer of the new outdoor kitchen. It is ideally situated with a dining area near the pool’s swim out steps for easy entertaining.

Outdoor Kitchens: We used natural stone for the veneer of the new outdoor kitchen. It is ideally situated with a dining area near the pool’s swim out steps for easy entertaining.

 

 Landscaping Upgrades: New plantings were included to screen out unwanted views; also, the addition of colorful plants and flowers were strategically placed to enhance the breathtaking water views.

Landscaping Upgrades: New plantings were included to screen out unwanted views; also, the addition of colorful plants and flowers were strategically placed to enhance the breathtaking water views.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Ideas for Budget-Friendly Backyard Escapes

 

At Long Island Hot Tub, we are all about getting outdoors and enjoying whatever bit of earth we happen to possess. 

But what’s an outdoor lover to do when they are concerned about costs and limited space? Actually, there is a wide range of options open.

1:   Budget pergola and fireplace kits can be half the price of custom ones and you can get a clear picture of what they will look like before hand. Such kits can produce a beautiful outdoor stage for a Great Room – the perfect spot for star gazing and sharing good times with family and friends. Such kits come in a wide range of styles — from elegant classic column and beam arbor style to Douglas Fir and Redwood stained kits for more rustic charm.

2:   A hot tub can be an ideal budget option to a pool. In addition, by surrounding it with rocks and a small garden, or creating a ‘spa deck’ or ‘spa patio’ it can suggest that “in-ground” look even if it’s not.

3:  Gas fire pits are a good choice over wood-burning ones because they are smoke-free and sparks and embers don’t blow around whenever there is a puff of wind. They can be plain or you can get kits to give them the kind of appearance you like.

 

 

Multi-Level Trex Deck:  This multi-level composite deck includes a curved bench from the same material — a very durable substance that won’t fade, chip, or splinter. Note: building it at ground level eliminated the need for a railing which saved some expense.

Multi-Level Trex Deck: This multi-level composite deck includes a curved bench from the same material — a very durable substance that won’t fade, chip, or splinter. Note: building it at ground level eliminated the need for a railing which saved some expense.

 

 

Hot Tub Deck with Pergola: In lieu of a more expensive pool, this Bullfrog Spas’ portable hot tub is practical because it has less plumbing than others. An attractive pergola not only allows shade, but helps add to a sense of comfortable intimacy.

Hot Tub Deck with Pergola: In lieu of a more expensive pool, this Bullfrog Spas’ portable hot tub is practical because it has less plumbing than others. An attractive pergola not only allows shade, but helps add to a sense of comfortable intimacy.

 

 

 Hot Tub ‘In-Garden’ Effect: Surrounding this hot tub with rocks and a small garden gives a truly beautiful ‘set-in-garden’ effect even though it’s above ground. Such an installation is much less costly than custom in-ground spas but it's still a beautiful ‘backyard escape.’

Hot Tub ‘In-Garden’ Effect: Surrounding this hot tub with rocks and a small garden gives a truly beautiful ‘set-in-garden’ effect even though it’s above ground. Such an installation is much less costly than custom in-ground spas but it’s still a beautiful ‘backyard escape.’

 

 

 Budget-Friendly Outdoor Fireplace: A more affordable option for an outdoor fireplace is this “Inspiration” gas fireplace, with Venturi flame technology. It has only one flame but gives and intense tornado-type appearance through use of mirrors. Add two Adirondack chairs and you have a backyard escape to enjoy your garden and starry nights.  Photo: courtesy of Outdoor Great Room.

Budget-Friendly Outdoor Fireplace: A more affordable option for an outdoor fireplace is this “Inspiration” gas fireplace, with Venturi flame technology. It has only one flame but gives and intense tornado-type appearance through use of mirrors. Add two Adirondack chairs and you have a backyard escape to enjoy your garden and starry nights. Photo: courtesy of Outdoor Great Room.

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Are You Looking for Some Easy Hot Tub-Patio Ideas?

Whatever your tastes, Long Island Hot Tub believes that to create an inviting hot tub-patio area does not need to be very difficult. Of course, one needs to have a patio plus a spa. The simplest spa route is a ‘portable’ hot tub, which requires little set up.

We specialize in Bullfrog Spas, which offer an array of interchangeable “JetPak” jetted seat backs and other special amenities, however, there are a variety of portable spas available, including custom, which we, and others, supply.

Tips:

1.  When buying, replacing, or upgrading your hot tub, choose a hot tub case that blends well with either your home’s architecture, or deck or patio materials.

2.  An attractive and simple method for positioning your spa is to place it next to, or against, an existing patio or deck. If you are starting from scratch, and building a new patio or deck, you can get a bit more creative and have the patio custom shaped for nestling the spa into it.

3.  Once you have your hot tub and patio, creating an inviting space is a breeze. Extensive product lines exist for patio accessories which should satisfy anyone’s style preference (including Traditional, Transitional and Urban). It is wise to choose furnishings that are of a good quality that will last, but beyond that, the sky’s the limit.

 

Hot Tub-Deck: This hot tub was added when building a new deck. Notice how the hot tub case is made from the same decking materials for cohesiveness; the homeowners chose a paisley pattern for their chair and sofa cushions, in tones that suggest the color of the deck and house facade. Also, the deck materials echo some of the brick tones of the house.

Hot Tub-Deck: This hot tub was added when building a new deck. Notice how the hot tub case is made from the same decking materials for cohesiveness; the homeowners chose a paisley pattern for their chair and sofa cushions, in tones that suggest the color of the deck and house facade. Also, the deck materials echo some of the brick tones of the house.

 

Hot Tub Patio: These clients chose a dark brown case for their patio-hot tub that hints at the deep hue of their sloping roof. Together, these two dark elements present a dramatic contrast to a light deck and furniture cushion materials. Note how the simple design of the stairs make them stand out visually. None of these were complicated elements, but their combined effect is an enticing  and serene space.

Hot Tub Patio: These clients chose a dark brown case for their patio-hot tub that hints at the deep hue of their sloping roof. Together, these two dark elements present a dramatic contrast to a light deck and furniture cushion materials. Note how the simple design of the stairs make them stand out visually. None of these were complicated elements, but their combined effect is an enticing and serene space.

 

Patio Umbrellas: Whether for outdoor dining, sitting, or over a bar, things to look for when choosing umbrellas are: sturdy bases, tough and ample ribs (8), durable non-recycled aluminum frames, manual cranks for easy operation, sturdy lift cords, advanced tilt mechanisms, and mildew resistant canopy.

Patio Umbrellas: Whether for outdoor dining, sitting, or over a bar, things to look for when choosing umbrellas are: sturdy bases, tough and ample ribs (8), durable non-recycled aluminum frames, manual cranks for easy operation, sturdy lift cords, advanced tilt mechanisms, and mildew resistant canopy.

 

Outdoor Cushions. When choosing outdoor cushions for patio furniture consider removable ones. These not only give comfortable padding for seating but make it easy and inexpensive to refresh without having to replace them.

Outdoor Cushions. When choosing outdoor cushions for patio furniture consider removable ones. These not only give comfortable padding for seating but make it easy and inexpensive to refresh without having to replace them.

Outdoor Pillows. Pillows are the perfect way to bring in pops of color, especially when choosing solid fabrics for your furniture cushions, and are one of the easiest way to brighten an outdoor space. This project is a good example of how bright pillows enliven the harmonious tones of the hot tub case, patio, and solid furniture cushions.

Outdoor Pillows. Pillows are the perfect way to bring in pops of color, especially when choosing solid fabrics for your furniture cushions, and are one of the easiest way to brighten an outdoor space. This project is a good example of how bright pillows enliven the harmonious tones of the hot tub case, patio, and solid furniture cushions.

 

 Outdoor Pillows: Outdoor pillows are available in countless styles and colors. Some will find them easy to make on their own, while others will choose to  give their furniture a makeover by purchasing them. Either way, consider a UV material that won’t fade quickly, that is also mildew and weather resistant.

Outdoor Pillows: Outdoor pillows are available in countless styles and colors. Some will find them easy to make on their own, while others will choose to give their furniture a makeover by purchasing them. Either way, consider a UV material that won’t fade quickly, that is also mildew and weather resistant.

 

Custom Hot Tub-Deck: If you are starting from scratch or simply upgrading an existing deck, this is an ideal time to get your new hot tub. These homeowners wanted a traditional round spa and we designed curves in the deck to complement it. Also note how nicely the hot tub fits into the deck; its case is made of the same decking material.

Custom Hot Tub-Deck: If you are starting from scratch or simply upgrading an existing deck, this is an ideal time to get your new hot tub. These homeowners wanted a traditional round spa and we designed curves in the deck to complement it. Also note how nicely the hot tub fits into the deck; its case is made of the same decking material.

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Would a Hot Tub Complete the ‘Full Water Experience’ for You, Too?

 

Some homeowners are undeniably content with having a pool, or the soothing waters of a hot tub, as their only backyard water feature. For others, however, a hot tub is what completes a multi-faceted “full water experience.”

In the case of this special waterside project, we were brought in after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the home’s existing pool, landscaping and decking. As part of the restoration, even though they had their own dock, boat, and large swimming pool, they felt a key ingredient was missing: the therapeutic waters of a hot tub.

Working with experts in the field of deck and patio construction, Long Island Hot Tub’s team created a multi-level deck and pool surround. This beautiful expanse included an upper level deck with room to relax and enjoy the property’s water views, flanked by two different sets of steps. The stairs on the right lead down to a new larger pool level; on the left, they lead down to a new hot tub/lounge area.

For the decking materials, the homeowners chose strong “capped composite” decking because of the natural beauty of the material and its durability. It offers the look of wood, yet is warranted against staining and fading. No nail holes or wood knots to contend with, and certainly no staining or painting.

Also, we designed the hot tub to fit up against the hot tub lounge area, providing a “built-in-deck” appearance, while also offering easy access to the spa’s plumbing equipment.

With a beautifully restored backyard, set on a scenic Long Island canal, these homeowners believe they now have it all.

 

Hot Tub Lounge Area: Beyond the wonderful dock/water access they already had on a charming Long Island canal, and the pool they were restoring, these homeowners wanted a new hot tub/spa to complete a new backyard oasis.

Hot Tub Lounge Area: Beyond the wonderful dock/water access they already had on a charming Long Island canal, and the pool they were restoring, these homeowners wanted a new hot tub/spa to complete their restored backyard oasis.

 

 

 

Hot Tub Lounge Area: Tip - When designing expansive decking and pool surrounds, it is important that the chaise lounge, dining, and outdoor patio areas are all large enough for furniture with room to walk around.

Hot Tub Lounge Area: Tip – When designing expansive decking and pool surrounds, it is important that the chaise lounge, dining, and outdoor patio areas are all large enough for furniture with room to walk around.

 

Hot Tub Covers: Long Island Hot Tub feels spa covers are important because when the wind blows and dirt and leaves fall, they throw off the balance of the water quality by affecting water sanitary condition. Tip: when not in use, it can be used a privacy screen.

Hot Tub Covers: Long Island Hot Tub feels spa covers are important because when the wind blows and dirt and leaves fall, they throw off the balance of the water quality by affecting water sanitary condition. Tip: when not in use, they can be used a privacy screen.

 

Hot Tub Placement: In designing/building any hot tub lounge area, Long Island Hot Tub considers what the views from the hot tub would be. In this case, we ensured the view from the hot tub would be the serene waterside pool level.

Hot Tub Placement: In designing/building any hot tub lounge area, Long Island Hot Tub considers what the views from the spa would be. In this case, we ensured the view from the hot tub would be the serene waterside pool level.

 

 

 

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Have You Thought of Including a Hot Tub In Your Retirement Plans?

 

Although travel is on many retirees wish-lists, depending on income, physical fitness, etc., every retirement plan is as different as the person retiring. For example, some retirees hope to spend hours every day in their garden. For others, getting fit, through regular outdoor activities, is a top priority, such as: tennis, basketball, bicycle or horseback riding.

However, while there’s lots to look forward to, an active retirement may come with a downside that can be easily minimized: there might be times when one’s back, neck, or shoulders will ache from all the activity. At Long Island Hot Tub, our staff finds that many retirees choose to install a hot tub just to ensure against this possibility.

Hot tub/spa “hydrotherapy” is clinically defined as:” The external use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases, conditions and ailments.” In short, hydrotherapy is the act of using water to treat everything from sore muscles to stress and even such things as arthritis.

There are many ways to install a hot tub, however, the main thing is just to have its soothing bubbling waters conveniently located. Some spas have superb jet therapy systems, such as Bullfrog Spas, for example. These allow users to personalize their hot tub with various interchangeable massaging spa seats to relieve tension and pain where it hurts on any particular day.

So, while the hot tub may not the vessel in which you’ll sail the seven seas, as you relax in it, you will be immersed in the bubbling soothing waters that support your retirement activities: be they traveling, gardening, tennis, horseback riding, golf, simple short evening walks, or climbing up to Machu Picchu.

 

 

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy: After hours on a cramped airplane and carrying luggage, the first thing you’ll do on returning home from traveling is turn on your spa.

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy: After hours on a cramped airplane and carrying luggage, the first thing you’ll do on returning home from traveling is turn on your spa.

 

 

Backyard Tennis Courts: After a day playing tennis, perhaps on a court created for your backyard by a design/build firm such as ours, relief for aching bones and muscles is steps away in your new spa.

Backyard Tennis Courts: After a day playing tennis, perhaps on a court created for your backyard by a design/build firm such as ours, relief for aching bones and muscles is steps away in your new spa.

 

Custom Spa Installations: This hot tub was an added feature to an existing backyard retreat. The key is to ensure it is installed correctly, safely, and in a way that enhances the overall aesthetic design of the backyard.

Custom Spa Installations: This hot tub was an added feature to an existing backyard retreat. The key is to ensure it is installed correctly, safely, and in a way that enhances the overall aesthetic design of the backyard.

 

 

Gardening During Retirement: Whether you begin your retirement garden on your own, or have professionals do it, once you begin tending it, you will appreciate stepping into your hot tub afterwards to ease achy knee joints and shoulder muscles (hot tub is set into upper patio).

Gardening During Retirement: Whether you begin your retirement garden on your own, or have professionals do it, once you begin tending it, you will appreciate stepping into your hot tub afterwards to ease achy knee joints and shoulder muscles (hot tub is set into upper patio).

 

 

 

Spa Therapy: Even if starting the new career you always wanted is what retirement freedom means to you, the therapeutic bubbles of a spa at the end of each new workday will always be welcome.

Spa Therapy: Even if starting the new career you always wanted is what retirement freedom means to you, the therapeutic bubbles of a spa at the end of each new workday will always be welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Tub Covers: Why They’re Useful

 

Just why is a hot tub cover so important? When the wind blows and dirt and leaves fall, a hot tub cover saves a lot of maintenance. In addition, debris affects the sanitary conditions of the water.

Safety is another consideration. Covers decrease the possibility of accidents, which is particularly important when young children are involved.

Long Island Hot Tub experts have also learned from experience that clients will use a cover more regularly if it’s easy to open and close, and if it is attractive and suits the hot tub model. So be sure to get a matching cover that fits your hot tub size, design, and where you wish to place it.

A hot tub cover is also very important for energy efficiency. However, even when you are using your cover, if your cover is in poor condition and is leaking, or is not sealed properly, all the heat is going out of the top and you are spending extra money on energy you don’t need to.

We recommend covers that are superb in their ability to insulate. One of our favorite covers’ superior features is their ability to maintain optimal heat retention throughout its life cycle due to its zero-water retention design.

 

Hot Tub Covers: Depending on where and how you wish to position your hot tub in your yard, the dealership should help you choose the perfect cover: dimensions, color, and the cover lifter to meet your needs.

Hot Tub Covers: Depending on where and how you wish to position your hot tub in your yard, the dealership should help you choose the perfect cover: dimensions, color, and the cover lifter to meet your needs.

 

 Matching Hot Tub Covers: Some of the covers available come in popular cabinet matching colors such as Espresso, Cordovan, Portobello, White, Redwood Brown, Walnut/Teak, Coastal Gray and Black.

Matching Hot Tub Covers: Some of the covers available come in popular cabinet matching colors such as Espresso, Cordovan, Portobello, White, Redwood Brown, Walnut/Teak, Coastal Gray and Black.

 

 

Automatic Spa Cover/Gazebo: There are very special custom options available. This special cover creates a beautiful, safe, and private place for you to relax. Designed for Bullfrog Spas, this Cabaña Escape, with 4 hydraulic legs outside the tub, offers with one purchase, a gazebo, spa cover, and automatic lifter.

Automatic Spa Cover/Gazebo: There are very special custom options available. This special cover creates a beautiful, safe, and private place for you to relax. Designed for Bullfrog Spas, this Cabaña Escape, with 4 hydraulic legs outside the tub, offers with one purchase, a gazebo, spa cover, and automatic lifter.

 

 

Hot Tub Heat Retention: To ensure your hot tub maintains optimal heat retention, the right cover for your needs will fit even snug places.

Hot Tub Heat Retention: To ensure your hot tub maintains optimal heat retention, the right cover for your needs will fit even snug places.

 

Caring for your spa cover will help it last longer. While it is always important to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions that come with any hot tub, it is advisable to, at least monthly, clean the spa cover.

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