Sweat it Out

  Things are heating up in the Master Spas and Michael Phelps partnership. Earlier this year, Master Spas announced the launch of an infrared sauna line — the Michael Phelps Sweaty GOAT Saunas.  “From the onset [of our partnership with Phelps in 2012], we recognized that we are better together,” says Kevin Richards, vice president of sales and marketing at Master Spas. “With his input, we were able to develop the Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas, offering athletes of all […]

Mold Meltdown

For many spa owners, the fight against flakes in their spa water is a familiar and persistent battle. They drain and refill the spa only to find that a few weeks later, the flakes have returned. Even after incorporating a plumbing cleanser, these flakes endure. After so many cycles without results, some owners just resort to selling their spas. So what causes these flakes and how can spa owners rid themselves of this problem?  It starts with white mold, which […]

Meaningful Moments

In its first overhaul in more than a decade, Sundance Spas released its redesigned 880 series in February with updates inside and out. While the company has made small changes to the series over the years, all seven models were fully reimagined this time, according to senior product manager Cody Meador.  “The project has been a scary one in the sense that the 880 series is really important to Sundance as a brand,” Meador says. “Even though it was one of the […]

From Hot Tubs to High Peaks

When Sky Matula envisioned the sixth showroom of The Hot Tub Store in Santa Rosa, California, he didn’t settle for the ordinary. Combining his passion for snowboarding with a desire for a distinctive showroom experience, Matula transformed what was once a bland office interior into a museum of sorts, capturing the attention of hot tub enthusiasts and snowboard aficionados alike. Step into The Hot Tub Store’s Santa Rosa showroom, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by an impressive array of colorful […]

The Rise of Swim Spas

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in swim spas, a versatile vessel offering relaxation, fitness and entertainment. This trend only accelerated during the pandemic, as people sought ways to enhance their home experiences. Across the U.S. and Canada, swim spa sales skyrocketed, with hot tub industry experts predicting continued growth in the coming years. Pool Alternative and Cost Savings As the cost of building traditional pools continues to soar, swim spas emerge as a cost-effective alternative. […]

From Manual to Magical

In the realm of hot tubs, convenience and ease of use are paramount. However, one aspect that has often posed a challenge for hot tub enthusiasts is the manual operation of spa covers. Enter the ConvertALift, a revolutionary automated spa cover lifter system from Hot Tub Products, poised to transform your hot tub experience like never before.   Revolutionizing Spa Cover Technology Hot Tub Products unveiled its latest innovation, the ConvertALift, an upgrade to its existing spa cover lifter systems. […]

Watt’s Next?

In the world of hot tubs, the issue of energy consumption has become a growing concern for both retailers and consumers. As the Department of Energy reevaluates its oversight of hot tub regulations, the industry is at a crossroads, facing potential energy restrictions that could impact the way spas are used and sold. With over five million U.S. households owning spas, finding a balance between energy efficiency and a satisfying hot tub experience is crucial. Energy regulations and industry concerns […]

Illuminate and Elevate

Hot tub owners are constantly on the lookout for innovative products that can elevate your hot tub experience without adding to your energy bills. From solar-powered lights to snow-melting mats, these low-energy, high-impact items enhance your backyard oasis. 1. Illuminate your nights with solar-powered lights According to Kathi Belcourt, director of sales and service at Aqua-Tech Pool, Spa, and Home Renovation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, solar-powered lights are a game-changer. They not only add aesthetic beauty to your hot tub area […]

Wintertime Peace of Mind

As temperatures drop, the risk of spa freeze damage becomes a concern for hot tub owners. However, there’s a revolutionary solution that offers both monitoring and thermal backup protection — The Spa Dragon. Let’s delve into how this innovative system can protect your hot tub from costly repairs and provide you with peace of mind. Believers in action: A success story Jordan McCrimmon, owner of SweetWater Pool and Spa in Kelowna, British Columbia, is already a believer in The Spa […]

From Teaspoons to Tabs

For years, BioLab’s SpaGuard water care line has epitomized premium spa care, offering a range of solutions to elevate the hot tubbing experience. Now, the company is introducing a game-changer — rapid-dissolve tabs designed to redefine convenience and precision for spa owners. One recurring headache for many owners has been the precise dosing of chemicals. “We looked at some of the pain points customers have, and one of those is figuring out exactly how much [product] they are supposed to […]