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Is Your Hot Tub Ready for Winter?

When someone in the office mentioned that it's already snowing in some areas up north, it reminded me of a beautiful steaming spa at a ski resort at night, with snow all around. Winter, with its cold temperatures and long nights, is hot tub season. Whether you are already a Sundance Spas owner or shopping for a spa, you may have questions about spas and winter weather. Here are some FAQs about getting your spa ready for winter. What should we do now, before winter sets in? This is a good time to drain, clean and refill your Sundance, something you probably won't want to do in freezing temps. Minimize shivering – make it easy to get into and out of your spa. Sundance steps are convenient, and made of durable synthetic material that resists the elements. Some of them have storage, too – a great place to stow a towel or two while you're soaking. What can I do to save energy as temperatures get lower? Two things: Conserve heat, and keep the water clean for efficient operation. The hot tub cover is critical for heat conservation, as well as keeping dirt and debris out of the water. Don't put off purchasing a new cover if yours is worn and sagging. Our premium SunStrong™ covers (available for select models) with Sunbrella® fabric, as well as our traditional vinyl covers are insulated to retain heat. If you live in a cold climate, the factory-installed Ecowrap® option provides insulation that can reduce energy usage by 25%. Ask your Sundance Spas dealer about Ecowrap for your new spa. How do we control the water temperature so it's warm when we want to use it and consuming less energy at other times? You can easily program the i-Touch™ control panel on Sundance 880™ and 780™ Series spas and hot tubs for energy savings and convenience. Microprocessors continuously check all of the spa's functions to make sure they are operating efficiently. To learn more about easy-maintenance Sundance spas and hot tubs, download our free brochure.

 

Easy Water Care for Hot Tubs

Modern Sundance Spas hot tubs have highly efficient built-in water maintenance systems. Advanced filtration and purification do such a good job that you need to spend only minutes per week taking care of the water. The filters on Sundance Spas hot tubs and spas capture both unwanted debris and smaller particles before they ever make it to the purification system. MicroClean Plus™ filters absorb lotions and oils, as well. Simply keep the filters rinsed off, and replace them when it's time. Always use filters designed for your particular model, for the best results. The CLEARRAY® Water Purification System puts you way ahead of the game in water maintenance.

• Its UV-C technology neutralizes 99.9% of waterborne pathogens and introduces no gases, chemicals, or other byproducts into the water. • UV-C technology, which relies on natural light, is often used as part of the disinfecting process for food and beverage production and in medical facilities. • CLEARRAY can help reduce the amount of sanitizer needed, resulting in fewer skin irritations and less red eye.

What's left to do to keep your hot tub's water fresh and clear?

• Check the water levels weekly or after you use your spa and maintain the proper ph balance. • Hose off the filters as often as needed. • Keep the hot tub cover clear of leaves and dirt. • Drain, clean and refill your spa approximately every three months, depending on your usage.

People enjoy using their hot tubs and spas more often these days because they are simple to maintain. To learn more about energy-efficiency, reliability and easy-care features in Sundance spas and hot tubs, download our free brochure.

 

What to Grow in Your Hot Tub Planters

Tips for Backyard Color From Now Through Springtime

Fall is a favorite time of year to be outdoors as well as a good season for planting. Plants no longer have to endure the heat and dry weather of summer, and the planters around your spa don’t require as much work as a yard or garden. Just be sure your hot tub planters drain well before your add soil. To create a welcome splash of color and drama in the spring, plant bulbs this fall. There can be a variety of bulbs in one container that will produce blooms at different times, all season long. You can also stagger bulbs in layers for a spring planter “arrangement” of flowers growing at differing heights. For instant color, try these favorites in your hot tub planters: • Coleus – So easy to grow, the purple-to-rust leaves of the coleus reflect the best of fall color and complement the natural shades of your Sundance® planters. • Pyracantha – Their lovely red, orange or yellow berries will last a long time. You can also train pyracantha to grow on trellises near your spa (watch out for the thorns). • Evergreens – Boxwood, juniper, wintergreen, and holly bring a welcome touch of green to your hot tub scene year round. These slow-growing shrubs are perfect for containers. They tolerate cold and snow, and can grow to dramatic heights. Or use multiple planters to create a “wall” of greenery for your hot tub. With these brisk days and chilly nights, you’ll be drawn to the warmth of your hot tub. Make your hot tub setting even more beautiful with seasonal color, and your Sundance will also be visually inviting, all winter long. Submit your Sundance hot tub photos to spa-blog@sundancespas.com

 

Must-have Summer Spa Equipment

You'll Wonder How You Lived Without It

Prepare yourselves! The weather gets nice and suddenly everybody wants to spend time in your Sundance® spa. Friends and neighbors all seem to love the idea of relaxing and having a good time with you in your hot tub. One way to be ready for spa guests is by choosing the right spa accessories. You can include spa equipment in the financing for your new Sundance Spas hot tub. Pre-qualify for financing now – it's easy. Spa equipment, like the Safe-T-Rail, is especially helpful for people who aren't accustomed to getting in and out of a hot tub. The Safe-T-Rail attaches to your hot tub, and has an optional Rail Stand that slides under your spa. This popular piece of spa equipment features a slip-free, foam grip that spa-goers can use to steady themselves as they enter and exit your hot tub. It adds an extra feeling of security and safety to the spa experience – many hot owners consider it an essential. Download a free brochure to see examples of spa equipment and accessories. The SpaCaddy brings the party to your hot tub! Unless you have a Sundance Select™ Series spa with the convenient flat-top edge, you may not have a place to set your sunglasses, book or snacks when you're in the hot tub. The SpaCaddy mounts on your hot tub to serve as a side tray for towels, beverages and anything else that makes your hot tub session more enjoyable. Designed exclusively for hot tubs, the SpaCaddy swings out from a center pivot for easy access, and it's weather-resistant. Your local Sundance Spas dealer can be a great resource for a variety of accessories. Find out how the hot tub "extras" – from filter flossers to planters – can make your hot-tub summer the best ever. Locate a dealer now.

 

Summer Hot Tub Accessories

Spruce Up with Spa Accessories

Ready, set, SUMMER! It will be here soon. I'm looking forward to the long days of sunshine, weekend barbeques, and concerts in the park. It's time to dust off the patio furniture (or take it out of the garage), clean the grill, and add some new hot tub accessories. Hot tub covers are important hot tub accessories for summer. Vinyl hot tub covers are very durable, meant to withstand the elements, but they need to be replaced every few years. This time of year, it's important to make sure yours is not sagging or cracking. Your hot tub cover protects your hot tub, keeps the water cleaner and helps to hold in the heat. It's one of the spa accessories that can increase your hot tub's overall energy efficiency. Locate a Dealer READ MORE >

 

Essential Hot Tub Accessories

Spa Accessories Must: The Cover Lifter

Hot tub accessories, cover lifter We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers the following questions regarding hot tub accessories: Question: “Hot tub steps, SoftSeat™, cover lifters, spa pad or the Safe-T-Rail™? Tell us what are your favorite hot tub accessories and why?” Answer: “Cover lift. Without it what do you do with the cover?” commented a Sundance® Spas Facebook fan. Question: “How do you remove the cover from your Sundance Spa? Cover lifter perhaps? What type of cover lifter do you use? Why do you like it?” Answers: “With snow on it, so now we have to buy a new one. LOL” and “I am my cover lifter. I fold it in half, and haul it off by dragging it over the other side of the spa.” READ MORE >

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