Tuesday, December 27, 2011

From Barrel To Tub

From Barrel To Tub: The humble beginnings of the great American portable spa. Tales From the Birth of a Hot Tub Nation.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Come see our Spa display at the CRUISE IN car show in Hiawassee Ga this weekend


Go here to see all about the show this weekend.  It is amazing, and fun, and if you are into cars, it is a MUST DO EVENT!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tips on making your Spa Cover last longer

If you've just spent $3-500 on a new cover, or are getting ready to buy one, because yours is so heavy you can't even lift it, and you wonder why the last one only lasted you 3 years, then read below to understand the basics of spa cover care.

* If you're in the Southern states, a quality UVA/UVB vinyl protectant is mandatory, apply as directed 3-4 times a year. DO NOT use 'Armor-All' brand protectant as it contains petroleum distillates and damages vinyl long-term. A quality saddle soap or cover care conditioner from your local spa store is good, or try the '303' spray.

* If you use Bromine, keep the levels to a MINIMUM, as the gas trapped under the cover will "orange peel" the underside and make it brittle.

* When you shock weekly, it's very important to leave your cover open/off for a jet run cycle (15-20 min.) so expelled gases can escape. This protects the underside of your cover, as well as clears your water for clarity.  This also prevents the chemicals from breaking down the vapor barrier, so the foam cores can stay dry.  When the vapor  barrier is too weak, moisture just starts filling up the foam, causing the cover to be waterlogged and heavy.

* Inspect cover for cuts/pokes through vinyl, breaching the inner plastic vapor barrier. This plastic bag envelopes the foam core, keeping it dry. As soon as a small hole is made, the foam cores are so dry, they will wick in moisture slowly and get heavier and heavier...To fix plastic - get it dry and use good quality clear postal mailing tape to seal it back up. To repair cuts/ holes in vinyl try a vinyl repair kit. . Most cuts can be glued from the back side by adding a small scrap over cut and putting tape on front side, pulling it back into shape. A good vinyl glue can be found at auto parts stores.

* Lastly, you can remove your foam cores (they all zipper out at hinge) and flip them over and put them back in to reverse the 'sag'. This should be done once a year, or twice a year if your tub is 7' or bigger. This is a good time to inspect plastic bagging for holes, cuts fix!

Investing in a good "cover lifter" is important, it will be easier to remove and replace the cover, and protect it from damage.
Call us at Spa and Deck Creations to learn more and see the choices available at http://www.leisureconcepts.com/.  Call for prices.  We deliver and install these lifters and can help you decide which one is best for  your particular needs.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Regular sauna bathing and the incidence of common ... [Ann Med. 1990] - PubMed result

Regular sauna bathing and the incidence of common ... [Ann Med. 1990] - PubMed result: "Regular sauna bathing and the incidence of common colds.
Ernst E, Pecho E, Wirz P, Saradeth T.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Vienna, Austria.
The high morbidity of common colds means that their economic importance is considerable, with colds causing more loss of productivity than any other infection. As no effective prophylaxis is available, this trial was to test the hypothesis that sauna bathing can reduce the incidence of common colds. Twenty-five volunteers were submitted to sauna bathing, with 25 controls abstaining from this or comparable procedures. In both groups the frequency, duration and severity of common colds were recorded for six months. There were significantly fewer episodes of common cold in the sauna group. This was found particularly during the last three months of the study period when the incidence was roughly halved compared to controls. The mean duration and average severity of common colds did not differ significantly between the groups. It is concluded that regular sauna bathing probably reduces the incidence of common colds, but further studies are needed to prove this."

Regular Sauna Use Reduces Oxidative Stress - Massage Magazine

Regular Sauna Use Reduces Oxidative Stress - Massage Magazine

Discover the hidden health benefits of sauna

Discover the hidden health benefits of sauna

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Check out our Facebook Page!

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Just type in the search bar:  Spa and Deck Creations and you will be directed to our Page!
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View from our room at the FiestaAmericana Resort Hotel in Cabo San lucas, Mexico
Dawn and Jill in Cabo San Lucas 2011
Rick and Jill at Awards night dinner with President of Jacuzzi Hot tubs,

Jill and Dawn with Customer service award

Dawn and Troy at the Awards Dinner in Cabo 2011
Dawn and Jill with the customer service Award

President of Jacuzzi Hot tubs with Dawn

Jacuzzi Hot tubs awards US with the Exceptional Customer Service Award!

We just returned from the Annual International Dealer Conference for Jacuzzi Hot tubs. We were honored with the Customer Service award. Only dealers with the following qualifications received this award. First, the dealership must have a showroom that is well kept and displays Jacuzzi Hot tubs, service on the spas and to the owners must be done with no unresolved issues, with warranty registration on each spa sold, and the technicians must be certified with training that receives an A on the tests, from the Technical training given by the factory.
Only a select few dealers get this award. We have received this award for many years in a row!
The conference was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Hotel and all the activities were fabulous!! This was really a great place to meet the other dealers, and learn from Jacuzzi about the new products, and hear what other dealers are doing to improve their businesses. The keynote speaker, gave an inspiring presentation on Customer Service. We also were able to attend classes on financing, and marketing.