Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to Make Your Hot Tub Cover Last Longer

Below are a few tips on how to make your hot tub cover last longer.
  • To protect your cover from the sun it is recommended to use a protectant on the vinyl. It will protect against damaging rays of the sun. A quality soap or marine application protectant is good and will help preserve your cover
  • Try to keep the level of Bromine used to a minimum in your tub as the gas can cause peeling on the underneath of your spa cover. It could also make the cover brittle causing it to fall apart quicker.
  • Each time you shock your spa you should leave your cover open or off for an entire jet cycle of at least 15 to 20 minutes so the expelled gases can escape. Doing this will protect the underneath of your cover and also help clear the water
  • Inspect your cover for cuts or holes in the vinyl. The foam core is meant to stay dry. If there is a hole in the vinyl to the core the foam will pick up moisture slowly and get heavier. If there is a hole in your cover clear postal mailing tape is a good suggestion to cover the hole so the inside stays dry.
·         Most covers have a removable foam core. It is a good idea to remove the foam and flip it over to reverse the sag in the cover. This can be done about once a year. It is especially recommended if your tub is 7’ or bigger.
The above are just recommendations and it is up to the consumer if they want to follow this steps or not.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Preparing For A Hot Tub Party

When you own a Sunrise Spa you will never have to worry about what to do when guests are over. Below are a few simple tips on how to prepare and guarantee that your guests will enjoy their time at your hot tub party.

1.    Make sure the spa water is clean.

2.    Have plenty of water and other beverages to give out for drinks to prevent dehydration.

3.    Avoid having glass around the hot tub area to prevent any unwanted accidents.

4.    Set your hot tub cooler than usual. (Especially if the weather is really hot) This will allow the company to enjoy the spa party longer.

5.    Plan to have other things to do other than hot tubbing. For example, have a barbeque or lawn games to keep everyone entertained.

6.    If you have LED lighting in your tub turn it on. The varieties of colours of the lights are fun and entertaining for your guests.

When you purchase a Sunrise Spa there are plenty of options that are available to help enhance the atmosphere at a hot tub party.

LED lighting effects are always a popular option. The LED perimeter lighting system along with our illuminated LED waterfall feature creates a dramatic effect above and below the waters’ surface that everyone will love.

Another entertainment option to add is our MP3 audio system. This system allows you to plug in your MP3 player into the MP3 dock and listen to your favourite songs through the speakers with a powerful subwoofer.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hot Tubs & Your Health: Relieve Back Pain

Studies have shown that hydrotherapy helps to eliminate lower back pain by reducing stress and stiffness of the bones and muscles. Hot baths have been used since ancient times to reduce pain and promote relaxation.  Back pain is common among many people and a hot tub is the perfect way to help alleviate the pain & discomfort.
Heating pads are often bought to help eliminate the pain of a small section of your body. A hot tub helps to eliminate pain throughout the entire body in different ways. The heat relaxes the muscles, which in turn reduces muscle spasms. Heat also dilates blood vessels which increases blood flow and promotes healing in the muscle tissue.
When purchasing/picking out your Sunrise Spa there are a lot of features to think about getting and which ones will benefit you the most such as jet types, seating and water pressure. It is recommended to look for jets that you can position directly onto the area of your back that is in pain. The shell of your hot tub could have a lounge chair in it to guarantee jet pressure is aimed at all the targeted areas.
Hydrotherapy treats and relieves back pain and injuries as well as reduces stress and promotes relaxation. The benefits of spas are ongoing. Your back pain relief could be just a soak away. Come into our showroom to check out your spa options today!
Note:  It is recommended to consult a physician first before using a hot tub to see if hydrotherapy is a good option for you.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hot Tub Benefits: Reconnect With the Family

These days it seems tough to find some time for family bonding with everyone’s busy schedules but when you purchase a Sunrise Spa no one in the family will be able to turn down the opportunity to get in the water and spend some time together. The whole family will think a spa is fun and everyone will enjoy the relaxation and socializing that takes place in the hot tub.
Spas come equipped to satisfy the needs of each individual. With massaging jets for the parents and fun waterfalls and multi-colour LED lighting for the children everyone will be enjoying their time in the spa. Even grandparents can enjoy the many hydrotherapy benefits of a spa.
A hot tub gives kids time away from their everyday routines such as computers, video games and cell phones and gives parents’ time away from their everyday stressful lives giving them time to relax and live a healthy family lifestyle.
A hot tub can enhance the life of a party or backyard family gathering. Family is a major part of everyone’s life and what better way to bring them together than in your very own Sunrise Spa.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hot Tubs & Your Health: Rehabilitation

Professional sports organizations, trainers and therapists all recommend hot tub therapy to help with the rehabilitation process from sports injuries. Using a spa for rehabilitation helps to speed up the recovery time of an injury so the sports player can get back to the game sooner.
Although professional athletes involved in physically demanding sports tend to use this method of treatment regularly that doesn’t mean that they are the only ones. Anyone with muscle injuries can use this form of rehabilitative action to help treat sore muscles and joints.
Hydrotherapy rehabilitation is achieved through warm water temperatures and pressure which stimulates blood flow around the problem area. This allows for oxygen to be provided to cells and allows pain-causing chemical build ups to be removed from the affected area. This process helps to reduce the time required to rebuild and repair damaged muscles. Most physical problems such as reduced mobility, limited joint movement, muscle spasms, weakened muscles and bad posture all can be improved through the process of hydrotherapy.
It is recommended to relax in the hot water for up to 15 minutes and then remove yourself from the water and let your body come back to normal temperature before soaking in the warm water again.
Owning your own spa provides you with access to hydrotherapy rehabilitation to be achieved in the comfort of your own home. Sunrise Spas has plenty of options for you to choose the right spa to suit you.
* It is recommended to consult with a doctor before using hydrotherapy to help with rehabilitation to make sure it is right for you.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hot Tubs & Your Health: Upper Respiratory Health

Problems that are often associated with upper respiratory health are asthma, allergies and sinusitis. Common colds also fall under this category.  What many people don’t know is that hot tubs can be very beneficial to you if you have upper respiratory health problems.
Steam often rises off the surface of the water because the water in a spa is so warm. The steam can help open up your sinus passageways by reducing inflammation which in turn helps with congestion. The steam also helps to soothe dryness during winter months making it easier to breathe.
Soaking in a hot tub raises the body temperature and results in increased circulation and blood flow. Improving circulation helps in maintaining upper respiratory health.
Stress is very common in people’s lives. Something that many people don’t know is stress actually causes strain to your respiratory health. Stressful lifestyles cause the heart to work harder making breathing more rapid and shallow, relaxing in a spa can allow for deeper, healthier breathing patterns.
It’s time to start experiencing the benefits that a Sunrise Spa has to offer. Contact us or come into the Factory Showroom to learn about all the spas that our company has to offer to help better your lifestyle.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Spa Installation: Electrical Preparation

The electrical wiring of a hot tub can be a difficult process to understand if you are unaware of the equipment and devices used in a spa. This is why it’s a good idea to hire a licensed electrician or contractor when planning your hot tub electrical hook up. Consult the owner’s manual for the specific model that you are setting up and provide this information to your electrician. With proper planning a safe hot tub installation will occur.

·         If the hot tub runs on 240 volts it must be permanently connected to the Spa Pack.

·         If the hot tub runs on 120 volts it can be plugged in to a ground outlet.

·         The power supplied must be a dedicated circuit with no other appliances sharing the power.

·         Wire size must be appropriate and meet the National Electric Code (NEC) or local codes.

·         The electrical circuit must include a suitable ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

Hiring someone to do this process for you may cost you a little bit of money but in the long run it is worth it to know that the job has been done correctly.