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Outdoor Décor Tips for This Spring and Summer

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If you’re dying to give your outdoor living space a fresh, new look this spring, but are lacking inspiration, look no further. This handy list offers some simple and easy ways to give your back yard a much-needed lift without breaking the bank.

How to Incorporate Hydrotherapy Into a Busy Routine

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It’s hard to beat a soothing soak in the hot tub. As the jet massage soothes tight and sore muscles, the heated water melts away stress, helping you relax. There are so many health benefits associated with hot tub therapy, that it makes sense to make it part of your daily life. If you’re wondering how you can make that happen between family, work and all of the other commitments you have, we can help.

Our handy tips will not only help you to get in more hot tub time each week, but will increase your relaxation while decreasing stress. And who doesn’t want that?

How Long Can I Stay Inside a Hot Tub?

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Nothing is more relaxing than a soak in the hot tub after a long day. The soothing heat of the water combined with jet massage releases tensions and helps your muscles to relax. As peaceful as it is to lay in your hot tub, it’s important not to over do it. The ideal time to soak is between 10 and 45 minutes, but the exact length you choose will depend on a number of factors. Let’s take a look at the right length for you.

What Hot Tub Chemicals Do I Need?

Man and woman in and around an outdoor hot tub.

The best thing about your hot tub will always be the time you get to spend in it. If you want to enjoy that time to the fullest, however, proper maintenance is a must. Routine maintenance really comes down to one thing: water chemistry. Ensuring your water is properly balanced with the right chemicals is key to keeping your spa in tip-top shape. While learning the right chemicals to use and how to use them may seem complicated at first, you’ll quickly have it all down to a science. In fact, we’ve prepared a handy cheat sheet to help you do just that.

Smart Technology Every Backyard Should Have

Man opening up his hot tub cover.

Modern technology is always evolving. While you may be thinking about space suits and electric cars, evolutions in home technology are making way. In recent times, smart home technology has become widely available. Smart home technology makes your home more comfortable and more ergonomic. It can even make your home more relaxing. Below, AJ Spa & Hot Tubs has compiled a list of hot tub smart technology that’ll make your soaking experience more enjoyable.

How to Shock Your Hot Tub

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You’re probably familiar with a lot of different hot tub chemicals, but have you heard of hot tub shock? Shock is a chemical that people use to clean their large swimming pools, but you can use it in a small two-person hot tub or large six-person hot tub, too. Most commonly, people use shock to clear a type of algae known as green algae. As the name suggests, green algae is green and can grow in pools and hot tubs when water conditions aren’t maintained. Most pool and spa shock products comprise mostly of chlorine. However, some shock products contain no chlorine. Besides helping with green algae, shock can help clean up with other issues as well. Though shock is associated with pool care, you can also use it in your hot tub.

Can I Put Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?

Outdoor Sundance Spas installation.

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends, you may have heard about essential oils. People use essential oils to promote their health. Essential oils are oils derived from various plants like lavender, lemon grass, bergamot, and eucalyptus. You may have seen the most common way to use essential oils is by rubbing them on your skin or diffusing them in the air. You may have also heard it’s possible to use essential oils in your hot tub. However, there are some things you should know before putting them in your tub.

Top New Year’s Resolutions to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Luxurious water inside a Sundance Spas hot tub.

The New Year is a time to start the year off right. You may have thought about making a New Year’s resolution this year, but couldn’t come up with one that’s meaningful. One of the most meaningful things you can do for yourself is get enough rest at night. Having enough sleep not only means you’ll be more energetic during the day but also healthier. Research has linked a proper night’s rest with a healthier immune system and lower stress levels. Below, AJ Spa & Hot Tubs have listed New Year’s Resolutions that’ll benefit your sleep.

What is the Best Hot Tub for a Big Backyard?

Kingston hot tub in a large backyard.

When choosing a hot tub, there are a lot of different factors to think about. Lifestyle needs, budget, and size are just a few of the things you need to ponder over when looking for the perfect hot tub. For this reason, AJ Spa & Hot Tubs is here to help you go over some options if you have a large backyard.

Which Hot Tub is Best for a Small Backyard?

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Picking the right hot tub for your home is essential to make sure you get the most out of it. Many hot tub owners enjoy their decision more when they do the proper research beforehand. AJ Spa & Hot Tubs believes there are three main criteria to make choosing the right hot tub easy: size, features, and affordability. Hot tubs come in all types of shapes and sizes, and if your space is limited, picking a hot tub to accommodate your space will ensure you get the most out of it.

The Best Hot Tub Accessories to Gift This Holiday Season

Aromatherapy scents for the hot tub

The holiday season is a time to sit back and relax, but it can be quite stressful. Between going to visit relatives and cooking big meals, you may not have time to think about the gifts you’re going to give. However, there’s no need to fret! If you have a loved one in your family with a hot tub, why not get them something to complement their tub? You may even be able to find something you like, too!

Improve Your Sleep Patterns with an Outdoor Hot Tub

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Millions of people around the world struggle with getting a good night’s rest. Many of those people struggle through the day due to the lack of sleep. However, not sleeping enough is no joke! Research has shown that many health problems are linked to not getting enough sleep at night. While many people reach for a bottle of medicine to get a better night’s sleep, there is another solution—an outdoor hot tub!

Fun Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

Outdoor hot tub with lights.

When it comes to hot tubs, there are a few facts that you probably have already committed to your memory. For starters, you already know that our Nordic Hot Tubs™ are unmatched for healing and recovery, and our Sundance® Spas are the pinnacle of luxury and innovation. Even better, you've acquired the right spa equipment and hot tub supplies to make the most of your experience. What’s your next step in boosting your enjoyment? At this point, all you need is the right ambiance and atmosphere to bump it to the next level. Take some well-earned time to relax in the jets with these fun outdoor lighting ideas.

Easing Headache Pain with a Hot Tub

Woman easing her headache in a hot tub.

When you feel a pounding headache coming on, you may start to feel anxious and as though you have no reprieve from your pain. While you may think it’s too late to actually do anything about your headache, and you may fear that it’s too late to actually stop it before it turns into a full-blown migraine, don’t stress. No matter how awful your headache may feel, you can still get lasting and safe relief from it from your headache through the aid of your hot tub.

Using Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa to Treat Arthritis

Man soaking in the hot tub.

Arthritis is a condition that affects joints throughout the body. Arthritis can make it extremely hard for the person who is affected to go about their day-to-day activities without pain or discomfort. While this problem is typically considered an issue that primarily targets senior citizens, the fact is, many young adults also struggle with it. Because arthritis can be so uncomfortable for those who have been diagnosed with it, finding a safe and reliable treatment option for it is greater than ever. Fortunately, regular use of your hot tub has been demonstrated to help offer lasting relief from this serious condition.

AJ Spa and Hot Tubs
Since 1978

687 Route 112
Patchogue, NY 11772

 

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