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What should I consider before buying a hot tub spa?
How much should I spend on a hot tub?
What are some of the advantages of purchasing a portable hot tub spa?
What about the hottubs warranty?
How often should I clean my portable hot tub?
What is hydrotherapy in terms of hot tubs?
How do jet systems allow me to customize my hydrotherapy experience?
How long before I want to use my hottub spa should I start heating it?
How do I clean the hottubs water?
Is the hot tub full foam insulated?

What should I consider before buying a hot tub spa?

Here is what you should look when looking for a hot tub, swim spa, or portable hot tubs: Verify that the seats provide comfortable support. You do not want to have to scoot down in the spa like you do in a bathtub. When sitting in any seat, the water should reach shoulder level. If it does not, you will not get full hydro therapeutic value. Stay in the spa with the jets on for at least 15 minutes. At the end of that time you will know whether the seating and jet arrangements are comfortable.

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How much should I spend on a hot tub?

Quality spas are available in a wide range of prices. Just like cars, spa prices reflect features, materials and workmanship. Of course, we hope that as you are shopping you will consider a Island Escape spa. No matter which brand of spa you finally choose, we want you to be an informed consumer and find the right spa for your needs.

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What are some of the advantages of purchasing a portable hot tub spa?

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Portable Spas & Hot Tubs by DreamMaker Spas

With new technology available to the hot tub industry today, the portable hot tub has become a very popular item on the market of today for many different reasons. For people who really enjoy their hot tub spa, and don’t want to let go of it should they relocate to a different area, portable spas have become their solution. Many portable hot tubs and spas are lightweight one piece hot tubs, making them easy to pick up and move. Portable spas are becoming more advanced than ever as they are now completely self contained with everything they need at hand. The DreamMaker Portable Spas and hot tubs are revolutionizing the portable hot tub industry with advanced cutting-edge technology, along with very affordable prices. DreamMaker Spas make their hot tubs easily portable, so you can move your hot tub around the backyard should you want it in a different location, or pick it up and move it across the country to a new house. DreamMaker portable hot tubs are very convenient in ways other than just their portability; their “Plug-n-Play” system meaning you can plug the portable hot tub into a standard 110-120V household 15A power outlet has become very popular with the public because it saves many people the hassle and money of costly plumbing, wiring, and electricians.

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What about the hottubs warranty?

Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind: A product warranty is a performance and reliability agreement between you and the hottubs manufacturer. Avoid spa dealers who add prorated and deductible provisions. Make sure you read the manufacturer's warranty before buying, and compare coverage with other spas you are considering.

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How often should I clean my portable hot tub?

Most manufacturers recommend draining and cleaning your portable hot tubs no more than 3 or 4 times per year, depending on how frequently you use it and how well you maintain your water. In most cases this simple process will only take about an hour to accomplish.

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What is hydrotherapy in terms of hot tubs?

Hydrotherapy is the combined effect of heat, massage, and buoyancy. Warm water dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to sore or damaged tissues, allowing oxygen and nutrients to help overworked muscles recover faster. Massage, provided by the spa's jet system, relaxes tense muscles and relieves pressure on surrounding nerves. Massage also improves circulation and accelerates the body's natural healing process. Buoyancy reduces your body's weight by 90%. This relieves pressure on strained joints and muscles. Hydrotherapy is widely recognized as an effective method of alleviating the tension commonly associated with stress.

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How do the jets and jet systems allow me to customize my hydrotherapy experience?

Depending on the model, Island Escape Spas typically contain a wide variety of hot tub jets. Many models have chrome plating. Here is just a sampling of the types of hot tub jets found in the Island Escape spas.

Acu-pressure hot tub jets: Powerful pinpoint jets for a distinct massage point.

Directional hot tub jets: These are pinpoint jets which you can point in any direction.

Multi-stream hot tub jets – This is a hot tub jet actually made up of 8 little jets

Foot Dome Jet System – Some Island Escape models are equipped with an impressive foot dome jet system which allows you to massage your feet in many ways

Pulsating Stream hot tub jets – the pulsating water from this hot tub jet will treat you to a rhythmic water hot tub massage

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How long before I want to use my hottub spa should I start heating it?

The Island Escape control system can keep your spa hot and ready to use. Or you may prefer the "economy" setting which allows you to tell the system when you are most likely to use the spa and the water will be hot and ready at your designated times.

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How do I clean the hottubs water?

Proper water maintenance is vital to enjoyment of your spa. While some salespeople may try to convince you that they can sell you a "chemical-free" spa, professional retailers and manufacturers most often recommend the use of ozone purification in conjunction with sanitizers developed specifically for spas. Maintenance procedures are not difficult, and knowledgeable retailers will provide the start-up kit and instructions you need.

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Is the hot tub full foam insulated?

All major manufacturers agree that filling the spa cabinet with polyurethane foam insulation significantly reduces heat loss, thus reducing heating costs. While this process adds to the cost of manufacturing, research has shown that full foam insulation provides substantial savings to the spa owner over time. Some manufacturers eliminate full foam insulation in an attempt to provide a less expensive product.

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