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Things You Can Do Today To Reduce Stress

 

Best Hot Tubs is pleased to once again share our blog page with guest blogger Danielle Adams — a freelance writer with expertise in the hot tub experience. Enjoy!

 

 

By Danielle Adams

We live in a crazy world. Between deadlines, meetings, and all the other commitments in our lives, we can run ourselves ragged trying to get everything done. In the midst of our hectic lives, finding time to relax, unwind, and unplug is important not only to our mental health, but also to our physical and emotional health as well.

For many, finding time to unplug and relax is easier said than done. However, it can be done. Schedule in some “me time” —even if it’s just for 5 minutes—each day to release stress and tension and reconnect with your inner calm.

To get you started, here are 5 things to begin doing today:

 

Meditation

Meditation

 

 

Meditation. Studies have shown that by adding meditation in your daily habits (even just a few minutes) can help you reduce stress and quiet the mind. Through meditation, you can begin to ease anxiety, depression, and anger—along with other emotions which can increase stress levels.

 

 

Gratitude Journal:

Gratitude Journal:

Gratitude journal. In the classic film, White Christmas, Bing Crosby sings about what he does when he can’t sleep. In that song, his best piece of advice is to “count your blessings,” and he makes an excellent point. The busier our lives become, it’s easy to forget to be thankful for all the little blessings in our lives. Take a moment each night before you go to bed to write down 10-15 things you’re thankful for that happened throughout the day. Perhaps it was your spouse taking out the trash, a smile from a stranger, or the simple fact that you survived another day. As you shift your thoughts from what’s wrong with your life to what you love about your life, the less stressed you’ll feel.

 

 

Give back to the community. Another excellent way to reduce stress in your life is to take some time to give back to your community. This doesn’t have to be huge and time consuming—volunteer at a local shelter, anonymously pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant, or help out your neighbor by bringing in their trash can. The key is to turn the focus off you and your problems for a while and help someone else out.

 

 

 

Hang out with friends or family. We’ve all heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine,” and it’s true. Take some time each week to reconnect with your friends or family for a night of fun and laughter. Research has shown those who have a positive support group around them can reduce stress, live longer, improve their mental health, and much more.

 

 

 

Hydrotherapy. This ancient practice has been used for thousands of years to help treat muscle pain, reduce stress, and improve your mental and emotional health. Because prolonged stress can lead to cardiovascular problems, depression, and high blood pressure, soaking in warm water can do a lot to help you relax.

 

Not only is hydrotherapy great at soothing the body, mind, and soul, but it also gives you a moment to reconnect with your spouse as well. Enjoy a quiet night soaking in your hot tub where you can have deeper, more meaningful conversations without the constant interruptions from your phone and other electronics.

 

 

Take the personality quiz

Take the personality quiz

Making it your own: This is a space you’ll want to feel comfortable in, so take time to create an area for your hot tub where you’ll feel comfortable and can fully relax. Include your  personality in your hot tub choice and have fun with the landscape design.

Stress can be detrimental to your health, and because of that, it’s critical to find ways to unwind and release the stresses of the day. Incorporate some of these 5 practices into your daily habits to take the weight of the day off your shoulders and reconnect with your inner self.

About the Author: Danielle Adams is a freelance writer who works with http://www.bullfrogspas.com/. When she’s not writing, Danielle enjoys spending time doing yoga, exploring the world around her, and spending time with friends.

 

Relax!

Relax!

There’s a reason Bullfrog Spas distributors like Best Hot Tubs wear T-shirts that say “relax.” Relaxation is the very business we’re in.

 

 

 

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Multi-Level Deck with Hot Tub and Pool

 

They wanted it all: in-ground pool, deck, hot tub as well as their existing access to easy boating. But they had a small yard. Their backdoor was four feet above ground and their canal-side ground water and bulkhead ruled out installing an in-ground pool.

“We suggested that by saving them money with an above-ground pool — which we could do for only a few thousand dollars — and put the pool savings into an expansive multi-level deck, we could incorporate the pool as well as the hot tub within it,” says Bill Renter. “The homeowners had such a beautiful down-canal view, such a  creative deck design would allow them to enjoy being outdoors to the fullest.”

Although the pool appears entirely built-in, the base of the above-ground pool is, in fact, resting on the ground, just four feet below.

“Without a deck, their above-ground backdoor seemed to be a drawback, but we turned it into a positive. Now, they step out to not only a deck with barbecue/dining, hot tub and lounge areas, but also to a swimming pool,” says Bill. “In order to maximize their views of the canal when sitting in the spa, we took care in how we positioned the hot tub. Since a hot tub can be used all year long, this greatly extends their outdoor season.”

A key to multi-level decks, adds Bill, is designing space for different aspects of outdoor living — chaise lounge area, dining and outdoor kitchen, hot tub area and a pool-side where all the spaces are large enough for furniture and amenities, yet leave enough room to walk around.

“It’s also important to create architectural interest,” says Bill. “One way we did this was with a radius deck section that connects the pool and spa locales and hints at the oval shape of the pool.”

 

Multi-Level Cedar Deck With Hot Tub:

Multi-Level Cedar Deck With Hot Tub:

Since most of their backyard would be turned into decking, they felt natural wood (cedar) for both the deck and extensive railings was the way to go. As experts like Bob Vila point out, cedar is a great choice because of its durability; it also resists rot, moisture, as well as insect damage. “It’s also a great choice for the Northeast because of cedar’s ability to adapt to changes in moisture, which is key during freeze-thaw periods,” says Bill Renter.

 

 

Above-ground Pool Appears Built-In:

Above-ground Pool Appears Built-In:

This relatively inexpensive above-ground swimming pool rests on the ground, four feet below the deck that surrounds it.

 

 

Multi-level Cedar Deck:

Multi-level Cedar Deck:

This deck design also included extra cedar railing around the pool which delineates part of the deck as a pool surround, while also leaving sufficient space for a separate chaise lounge area.

 

 

Hot Tub Cedar Deck:

Hot Tub Cedar Deck:

Space for the hot tub offers an ideal spot for enjoying their waterside views — whatever the season.

 

 

Hot Tub Installations:

Hot Tub Installations:

When you have a beautiful view on or from your property, this is a great clue as to where you should install your hot tub. Because you can use your spa all year, this means you’ll have the idyllic spot for hot tub hydrotherapy and relaxation.

 

 

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European-influenced Spa Design Appeals to American Contemporary Tastes

We first published this blog post back in November 2014 under the title: New Spa Design: Wrapping You Up Inside Serenity. The growing popularity of Bullfrog’s  sleek contemporary STIL portable spa suggests we should revisit it again.

So here it is again…tweaked a little to bring it up-to-date. Enjoy.

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At Long Island Hot Tub, we believe that Bullfrog Spas leads the portable spa industry in many ways. However, their latest redesign is a very special event, indeed — worthy of a major shout out.

“What Bullfrog Spas has done in their STIL series is extraordinary!”  says Bill Renter, owner of Long Island Hot Tub. “In the STIL, technology and simplicity come together as one. The new ultramodern design speaks to those who’ve been wanting something more sleek and functional, but haven’t been able to find such a home spa.”

In fact, says Renter, no other manufacturer has dared do something quite like this before. “Hot tub manufacturers have been doing things much the same way, almost in cookie-cutter design. STIL, however, offers a true Zen feeling. It’s like soaking at home in a modern tub — as if Kohler and Bullfrog partnered to create it.”

According to Bullfrog Spas, they, in fact, coordinated with European designers in creating STIL. And it’s lovely design has great appeal to the American contemporary/modern aesthetic.

 

Bullfrog Spa’s “STIL” Series (This photo: Courtesy of Bullfrog Spas)

Bullfrog Spa’s “STIL” Series (This photo: Courtesy of Bullfrog Spas)

Bullfrog’s new STIL series’ defines what we want from ultramodern design: cutting edge technology married with simple and fresh lines. Sitting within it is like being wrapped up in serenity, allowing you to let go, to be still.

 

 

Spa Touch-Screen Display

Spa Touch-Screen Display

STIL boasts the first ever touch-screen/digital display control for changing spa water temperature, turning jets on and off, etc. — just as you would on your tablet or smartphone. In fact, you can also control your spa from these android devises.

 

 

New Spa Design

New Spa Design

“STIL is an open-concept, 6-seat spa with a mid-size footprint,” says Bullfrog Spas marketing team. “It offers a sophisticated modern atheistic wedded to state-of-the-art hydrotherapy.”

“Two of three seats in the STIL are fitted with JetPaks that can be used like loungers,” adds Renter. “It’s like sitting on a sectional sofa. The seats on the opposite side of the jets are offset so people aren’t bumping legs into each other.”

 

 

Bullfrog Spas JetPaks

Bullfrog Spas JetPaks

The new STIL includes Bullfrog’s patented JetPak Therapy System. These easily interchangeable (in seconds) massage jets allow you to choose or personalize the therapy you want, be it back, shoulders or neck etc.

 

 

Spa Waterfalls: Even STIL’s sheet waterfall is elegantly sleek.

Spa Waterfalls: Even STIL’s sheet waterfall is elegantly sleek.

 

 

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The Big Bang’s Theory on Hot Tubs: Keep ‘Em Covered

 

# 1

 

After offering tips last week on using your hot tub for a special Valentine’s Day date,  one of America’s favorite television shows — The Big Bang Theory — reminded us that we forgot to mention something.

What we neglected to highlight is how important it is to tightly close your hot tub cover before and after using it. There’s several reasons for this, but the popular television show’s latest episode (The Valentino Submergence) made clear one key issue: water attracts thirsty critters.

 

Spoiler Alert: For those who didn’t see that episode, Howard and Bernadette purchased a hot tub.

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But before they could take a soak together, they found a critter floating in their spa water — a bunny.

We also learned that Bernadette is pregnant, so finding that floating critter turned out to be a delightful bunny thing: her mothering instincts kicked in immediately.

 

Water Attracts Living Things 

# 3The fact is, if you leave your spa or hot tub uncovered, the odd critter might find your spa as tempting as you do. Since you’re probably not reading this from Africa, what you discover is unlikely to be an elephant (although we couldn’t resist showing one).

However, it might be your dog, which, lets face it, often thinks of itself as your child with all the rights of an offspring. Even if you feel the same way about its place in the family, inviting Fido into the hot tub isn’t the best idea, since a dog’s hair can clog up the filters — not to mention it will probably require adding more chemicals to clean the water. Also, consider the safety of your pet. The spa water temperature for humans is warmer than what is healthy for a dog.

By using your hot tub cover on a regular basis, and ensuring that it is tightly secured, you not only trap heat inside and use less energy, but you keep out falling and blowing debris which changes the pH balance of the water.

 

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And! with a tight lid, you keep out critters such as frogs, which are undesirables, even if they are dressed in a cute bathing suit.

 

# 6Also note, that by cleaning up thoroughly after eating food in or around the hot tub, you’ll be less likely to attract raccoons and the like.

So use your covers people! It’s easy to do — really easy. In all our hot tub kits, we not only include a durable cover but also a cover lifter which means you can open and close your hot tub in seconds. It will also hold the cover up for extra privacy.

 

Hot Tub Safety Covers:

Hot Tub Safety Covers:

Our safety covers lock into place when not in use. However, for an extra layer of safety, when there’s no supervision around, the hot tub cover can be completely locked down with this additional cover lock.

 

Hot Tub Cover Lifters:

Hot Tub Cover Lifters:

Another key amenity we include as part of our standard package is Bullfrog Spas’ cover lifter. This bar helps you do what the name implies: lift the cover — and in a matter of seconds. Cover lifters help the cover take up little space and keeps it off the ground, ensuring it will last longer.

 

 

 

 

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Hot Tub Valentines: Tips for a Special Valentine’s Day

 

Long Island Hot Tub's own Bill and Gina Renter will definitely be enjoying a togetherness-soak on Valentine's Day. "We use our Bullfrog Spa just about every day throughout the year," says Bill.

Long Island Hot Tub’s own Bill and Gina Renter will definitely be enjoying a togetherness-soak on Valentine’s Day. “We use our Bullfrog Spa just about every day throughout the year,” says Bill.

 

 

Indeed, whatever the weather, there’s no stopping true Valentines; they’re going to make a special day of it. Whenever possible, that includes a togetherness-soak in a steamy hot tub.

And while we’re pretty convinced that being together in your spa is all the romance you’ll need, because it’s Valentine’s Day, why not turn up the heat a little more.

 

Little food bites:

# 3

 

You don’t have to get too elaborate when it comes to food while soaking in the hot tub. Easy-to-eat finger food that can stand cold temperatures are the best: strawberries dipped in chocolate, or oysters on the half shell, for example. Save the champagne or favorite wine until after you are finished soaking in the spa. Instead have some bottled water around to keep you both hydrated or even some hot cocoa.

 

 

It’s about music:

# 4

 

If your Valentine has a favorite radio station, connect a speaker near the hot tub and have that station on. If it is one that accepts requests, contact the station ahead and ask for a favorite song dedicated to you both to air when you are in the hot tub. Or, have your iPod loaded with a few favorites.

 

 

Take “time outs” from your spa:

# 5

 

Set up a seating area near your hot tub so you can take breaks from the spa’s hot waters. It is always a good idea to break after 10-15 minutes and do not have the temperature above 104 degrees. Keeping the water temperature at 102 should be comfortable and most soakers will not get overheated, but nonetheless, do break regularly.

 

 

After the soak:

# 6

 

 

 

After the hot tub soak, allow time for dancing, dining and even a favorite movie. Warmed by the hot tub experience, your special plans are bound to warm any Valentine’s heart.

 

 

 

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It’s time for that special drink:

 

 

Once you are out of the hot tub for the night, that’s the perfect time for a glass of champagne.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Tips.

# 7

 

If there’s snow:  If need be, just before Valenine’s Day shovel a path to the hot tub. If you luck out and have no snow and a clear path, it might be helpful to clean the path of any debris that could be picked up by your feet and dirty the water.

 

 

Have really clean water: For a romantic date, you want really clean water. If you’ve been using your hot tub lately, consider shocking it the night before and, again, an hour before the romantic date.

A special thanks to Pixabay.com for their delightful Valentine’s frog photos. Oh and check out our blog for more hot tub date ideas.

 

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

 

 

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Polar Plunge and Warm Hot Tub Soak: Winning “Pre-Game” for Sunday’s Super Bowl

 

Super Bowl Trophy

Super Bowl Trophy

 

This Sunday’s big game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. (EST/CBS), but Super Bowl 50’s pre-game coverage actually starts about seven hours ahead — at 11 a.m.

Now, some hardy Long Islanders and Super Bowl enthusiasts, rather than going from bed to couch and lounging for an entire day in front of the television, have splashier plans.

They are polar bear plungers who meet around noon at Riverside Beach in Long Beach, NY,  and end their meetup with an ocean plunge at 1:30 P.M. Billed “The Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash,” their event proceeds benefit the charity: Make-A-Wish Metro New York.

 

 

 

Chilled to the Bone Polar Plunge Enthusiasts

Chilled to the Bone Polar Plunge Enthusiasts

 

Now Long Island Hot Tub can’t resist suggesting that a good way to warm up after such a plunge would be a bubbling hot tub soak. Of course, the spa waters will not only warm up anyone who has plunged into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a great pre-game, halftime, and post-game activity whether or not you’re chilled to the bone.

Why? A spa causes soakers to relax, invites conversation — and will even energize for the game itself. We’ve included below some tips on making your hot tub a great asset during your Super Bowl party.

 

 

Pristine Hot Tub Water

Pristine Hot Tub Water

If you haven’t used your hot tub in a little while, give your water a quick shock on Saturday night and then again just before the guests arrive on Sunday. Add some spa scents and have water and other beverages available near the hot tub to drink. It may seem strange that one gets dehydrated in a hot tub but that can be the case.

 

 

Making Hot Tubs Party-Ready:

Making Hot Tubs Party-Ready:

Invite select friends over for a soak before the game and, if you have a Bullfrog Spa, pick the perfect JetPak for yourself and guests. Also, set the water temperature to 100 degrees. This might seem too cool, but the slightly lower temperature makes it easier to jump right in.

 

 

Throwing the Ultimate Hot Tub Party:

Throwing the Ultimate Hot Tub Party:

Whether it’s for game day, or any gathering of friends and family, a great blog post titled, “Throw the Ultimate Hot Tub Party,” by Bullfrog Spas, provides a list of useful tips, including best type of drinking glasses to use around a hot tub. Photo: Bullfrog Spas

 

Peyton Manning Using a Hot Tub:

Peyton Manning Using a Hot Tub:

Here’s the ultimate confirmation that hot tubs and game day go together. This is Bronco’s QB Peyton Manning using a hot tub while preparing for a game. Now, we’re not picking favorites here, we just don’t have a photo of Panther’s QB Cam Newton! Happy Super Bowl everyone!

Thanks to Bullfrog Spas website for this Peyton Manning photo

 

 

 

 

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Tips for Using Your Outdoor Hot Tub in Winter

 

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After the recent blizzard, many have been wondering how such weather affects their outdoor hot tubs. For answers, we spoke with Long Island Hot Tub’s Director of Sales, Mike Berkowitz, who offered the following valuable tips.

“A hot tub is a valuable asset that is worth a little extra care in winter. In summer, if your water chemistry isn’t up to par, you can easily drain the hot tub and refill it. That’s not so easy to do in winter,” says Mike. “And another issue that doesn’t come up in summer is your spa’s plumbing lines won’t freeze. But if you follow the following tips, you’ll find it’s not all that difficult to maintain your hot tub in winter.”

 

 

 

Mike offers the following tips

to protect your spa:

1.After Snow Storms: First, when it snows, clear a path to your hot tub — not just so you can use your spa — but so you can maintain it during freezing or snowy weather;

2.Protect Spa Pipes: To keep pipes from freezing, once a week, check that the hot tub is running and make sure the water temp is at least above 90 degrees. (Note: In extreme cold temperatures, it is cheaper to maintain the temperature than letting it cool down and reheating it again.)

3.Spa Water Level: While checking its temperature and that it is running, also watch your spa’s water level. If the water gets too low, the pumps and heaters are affected by insufficient water, and this can contribute to freezing in spa’s plumbing lines;

4.Supply of Chemicals/Filters: If you enjoy using the hot tub regularly during cold weather/snow, when you first hear a storm is approaching, stock up on supplies of chemicals etc;

Pristine Hot Tub Water

Pristine Hot Tub Water

5.  Keeping Clean Water: It’s a challenge to change the water in the winter, so you’ll want to keep the water clean, therefore regularly check the water’s chemistry — that the pH and alkalinity are correct);

 

6.  Spa Filters: It’s also important to clean your spa filters in cold weather to maintain clear water. In warmer weather, this is easy to do using a garden hose. However, in winter, when most of us have the outdoor water access shut off, you may have to clean the filter inside the house — in shower or in large sink — to do a thorough job.

 

7.  Use Your Hot Tub Cover: An insulated cover reduces the energy needed to run your hot tub during winter by helping to keep the heat in. Also, because falling snow will change the water chemistry, using the cover reduces the amount of chemicals you’ll need;

 

Protecting Hot Tub Covers

Protecting Hot Tub Covers

 

8.  Prolonging the Life of Your Cover: It’s not unusual for warmer temperatures to follow a heavy snow or icy weather. Don’t wait for the inevitable melting process, but, instead, brush the snow/ice off your hot tub before it melts. A cover can get waterlogged during melting, which will ruin the cover;

 

 

9.  Closing Your Spa For Winter: You would think that closing your spa is the safest/easiest way to ensure spa pipes don’t freeze during winter, but often the damage to spas in cold weather is actually caused from improper draining. If not done thoroughly, water residue left after draining can cause damage — thereby frustrating the very reason you shut it down in the first place. So be sure to read your manual and take all the necessary steps. Of course, you can always ask your local hot tub professionals to help you with this.

 

If you have any questions regarding how to maintain your spa, contact our office. Winter hours: 10:30-6 – Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun.

 

 

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Long Island Hot Tub Opening New Showroom in Nassau County/NY (February 2016)

 

Formerly USA Carpets, this is an inside peek at Long Island Hot Tub's new Westbury location opening in February.

Formerly USA Carpets, this is an inside peek at Long Island Hot Tub’s new Westbury location opening in February.

We’re thrilled! This week, Long Island Hot Tub signed on the dotted line for prime retail space in Westbury, Nassau County. The new showroom will open end-February and will become our company’s second hot tub store on Long Island.

“We’ve been located in Suffolk County (Farmingdale) for several years and it’s been a big success,” says Bill Renter. “Opening a second  showroom, in the very heart of Westbury’s retail area, will make it more convenient for not only Nassau County residents, but those coming from New York City, Queens and Brooklyn to see our products and enjoy a wet test, etc.”

The Westbury showroom will be located at 453 Old Country Road — just across from Fortunoff Way and Costco, and a half mile from Roosevelt Field. It is also close to Meadowbrook Parkway making it an easy commute from just about anywhere on Long Island and her environs.

“We’re particularly happy about the timing of our opening,” adds Bill. “Bullfrog Spas is just this month making available its new more cost-friendly X Series models. This means we’re not only bringing driving convenience to Nassau and city residents, but we’ll be stocking an even wider price range of Bullfrog Spas’ technologically-advanced and energy-efficient hot tubs. So we naturally expect this launch to be a great success.”

“While this is an exciting time for Long Island Hot Tub’s retail business,” says Bill, “we feel this expansion is equally important for clients and residents who will now have a showroom devoted exclusively to hot tubs and accessories within easy reach.”

Indeed, Long Island Hot Tub showrooms provide a great place to chat with experts about the best place to locate a spa on your property and how to determine the right hot tub size for your needs, etc. At our showrooms, clients who want a custom hot tub installation and even more expansive outdoor living amenities can get the help they need.

Watch this space for more details on our end-February Grand Opening in Westbury!

 

Where To Position Hot Tub:

Where To Position Hot Tub:

One of the benefits of an all-hot-tub showroom is the expertise you find. Long Island Hot Tub assists clients on where to install their new hot tub (or older one).This Bullfrog Spa, for example, was conveniently located near the clients’ back door, where it is easy to take advantage of its hydrotherapy. We even helped them choose the right patio materials — Techo-Bloc — to match the home’s natural stone architecture.

 

Natural Looking Backyard Hot Tub Retreats:

Natural Looking Backyard Hot Tub Retreats:

These homeowners had an existing paver patio. Long Island Hot Tub built the spa next to the patio and in the ground. The installation was done securely, and in a way that enhanced the aesthetic design of their yard. We also were able to introduce the homeowners to the perfect pond builders providing the hot tub a beautiful and relaxing setting.

 

 

Bullfrog Spas New X Series:

Bullfrog Spas New X Series:

 

Long Island Hot Tub staff got to see the new X Series in Las Vegas at the Pool and Spa Conference in November and this new series is not just arriving at Long Island Hot Tub/Farmingdale this month, but it will be available in our new Westbury location when we open late-February.

 

 

 

Positioning Hot Tubs:

Positioning Hot Tubs:

This custom hot tub installation by Long Island Hot Tubs not only matched the elegance of the clients new patio and pool surround, but because it is raised up slightly, it offers optimal views of the geometric pool and waterside vistas when enjoying its healthful waters.

 

 

 

 

 

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X Marks the ‘Sweet’ Spot: Bullfrog Spas’ New Budget-Friendly, High Quality X Series Spa

 

In treasure maps of old, X marked the spot where the treasure seeker would find what he was looking for.

In much the same way, Bullfrog’s new 2016 spa — the X Series — marks the ‘sweet’ spot in new hot tub models: quality technology and comfort at a more affordable price.

“Our new X Series is a great option for the spa buyer interested in high-end reliability and comfort at a budget price point,” says Bullfrog’s online marketing manager, Jake Ricks. “New for 2016, the X Series do not have the JetPak Therapy System feature of interchangeable jets; however, they are built with all the quality, comfort and durability for which Bullfrog Spas are known.”

Long Island Hot Tub’s outdoor living expert, Bill Renter, fell in love with the new series when it was unveiled last November at the Pool and Spa Expo Conference in Las Vegas.

“The X brings most of Bullfrog’s technology to an affordable traditional spa,” says Bill. “It includes 80% less plumbing than every other hot tub line; ‘best-in-class’ high energy efficiency; lots of options for LED lighted hydrotherapy jets; different color choices from the A and R Series for both the cabinets and interiors; wood-free base and frame and the same quality industrial pumps and electrical components as all Bullfrog Spas models.”

Bill adds that the X Series configurations are smaller than Bullfrog’s A&R series but have maintained the same level of comfort — a terrific achievement.

“Anyone who is interested in a good quality entry-level hot tub, with many of Bullfrog’s technical advances — and at a price point under $10,000 — will, indeed, believe they have found gold,” says Bill.

 

Bullfrog Spas New X Series:

Bullfrog Spas New X Series:

Hello beautiful! Long Island Hot Tub staff got to see the  new X Series in Las Vegas at the Pool and Spa Conference in November. “This spa line is perfect for first-time buyers looking to explore spa ownership without breaking the bank,” says Jake Ricks.

 

 

Pool and Spa Expo Conference:

Pool and Spa Expo Conference:

Bullfrog’s new X Series got a lot of attention at the 2015 Pool and Spa Conference. For good reason. “The X Series spas compare quite favorably with other mid-to-high-end spas in quality, therapy, and technology, but in a very budget-friendly price range,” adds Jake.

 

 

Bullfrog Spas’ X Series:

Bullfrog Spas’ X Series:

Doesn’t this X Series model look gorgeous in this backyard. That’s the beauty of the new series. Various LED lighting choices, plus spa case and interior color options allow you to personalize your spa to suit your tastes and harmonize it with your deck, patio and/or outdoor furniture.  Photo: Bullfrog Spas

 

 

 Bullfrog’s X Series Options:

Bullfrog’s X Series Options:

“Along with its tough 100% wood-free EnduraFrame structure, durable 3-layer acrylic spa shell, with comprehensive mood lighting and audio options, the X Series models compare quite favorably to other mid-to-high-end spas in quality, therapy, and technology, but in a very budget-friendly price range,” says Jake. Photo: Bullfrog Spas

 

 

 Bullfrog Spas X Series:

Bullfrog Spas X Series:

It didn’t take Pool and Spa Expo Conference goers much time to find the sweet spot for an advanced, handsome, extremely well-built — yet affordable — spa.

 

 

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2016 New York Boat Show: From Yachts to Hot Tubs

 

Kicking off 2016 ‘outdoor living season’ at Javits Convention Center through January 10th.

 

Photo: NY Boat Show

Photo: NY Boat Show

Yacht sales are making a splendid comeback, say this year’s New York Boat Show organizers, and what better way to practice basic yachting maneuvers (in January!) than through the Show’s ‘virtual boat’ where one can practice boating — without ever leaving dry land.

And speaking of testing the waters, Long Island Hot Tub won’t be outdone. If you come to the boat show wearing a bathing suit under your winter clothing, and have a towel tucked in your carry bag, yes! you can try out what a rejuvenating experience a state-of-the-art hot tub can be.

 

Ready, Set, Ahhh!

Yes! Long Island Hot Tub’s booth at the Boat Show has two beautiful Bullfrog Spas models ready to look over and even ‘wet test’ if you’re so inclined. This won’t be ‘virtual.’ You will actually feel the pulsating sprays of Bullfrog’s patented JetPak massage systems.

Where’s all this fun happening? The boat show is being held in downtown Manhattan, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and will continue through this coming Sunday, January 10th. Our booth is # 1660, on the northwest corner of the main floor.

So, if you are making plans for the upcoming 2016 water season, you won’t regret testing or checking out a unique component of “water and fun” — a portable Bullfrog Spas hot tub. The wonderful thing is hot tubbers use their hot tubs all year through. In fact, many hot tubbers prefer cold, even snowy, weather for enjoying its soothing waters.

So if you’re attending this year’s boat show, stop by our booth # 1660!

Remaining NY Boat Show hours:

Thursday, January 7 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, January 8 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, January 9 10:00am to 9:00pm

Sunday, January 10 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

New York Boat Show Booths:

New York Boat Show Booths:

This was taken yesterday at our Long Island Hot Tub booth (#1660) at the NY Boat Show at the Javits Center. We’re located on the northwest corner of the main floor.

 

 Long Island Hot Tub At New York Boat Show:

Long Island Hot Tub At New York Boat Show:

This “R” series model is one of our two hot tubs you can test at the Boat Show. Bullfrog’s R series permits you to customize your spa experience; each in this series boasts several seat locations with JetPaks — their patented interchangeable massage jets. There’s one for each life style and budget.

 

Bullfrog Spas’ STIL Model (Manhattan/NY):

Bullfrog Spas’ STIL Model (Manhattan/NY):

The second model we are showcasing at the New York Boat Show 2016 is Bullfrog’s STIL.  The contemporary and sleek STIL boasts elegant sheet waterfalls inside a sophisticated slate EternaWood cabinet. “It’s like sitting in a sectional sofa,” says Bill Renter. “The seats on the opposite side of the jets are offset so that people aren’t bumping legs into each other.”

 

Custom Bullfrog Spa Installation (Long Island/NY):

Custom Bullfrog Spa Installation (Long Island/NY):

Your new spa doesn’t have to be just resting against your patio (although that’s just fine!). If you wish, it can have a custom installation like this. We installed this new Bullfrog Spa with a “set in garden” look which included a man-made stream with waterfalls that flow into a “pondless” reservoir.

 

 

 

 

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