Master Spas: making changes you’ll love in 2018

Have you ever had one of those weeks? You know what we’re talking about. One of those weeks where, no matter what you do, everything just goes W R O N G. The kids are sick. (Yep – all of ‘em.) The washing machine breaks down. (When it’s full of wet clothes. Because-of course.) The house-trained dog decided not to be. (You know what we mean.) The car needs a new transmission. (An expensive problem.) The school principal called. (That’s rarely good news.) It goes on and on and on. And with every new challenge you can feel the stress building. Your shoulders tense, it’s harder to sleep and you need a break. Thankfully, we have a solution: regular, restful soaks in your Master Spa. And now that Master Spas has announced the updates for their 2018 models, every model promises even more enjoyment and relaxation. Here’s a sneak peek at what the 2018 models will feature:
  • Updated, sleek cabinetry inspired by European designs on all hot tubs and swim spas. The contemporary look includes an improved fit and finish, and it will be available in three different materials, depending on the model. You can choose from new color schemes, and an optional new exterior lighting package that turns on automatically at nights and shuts off in the morning.
  • An improved sound system is also available. All the great features of the existing sound system are still available, but Master Spas has upgraded to the latest technology including an improved sub-woofer and automatic Bluetooth pairing with your device.
  • Finally, chrome jets will be standard on all Twilight Series spas, and all swim spas, fulfilling a frequent customer request.
We’re excited about what 2018 has in store – not just for Master Spas, but for you IN your Master Spa. Take care of yourself by spending 20 minutes a day focusing on reducing your stress, and you’ll be ready to meet every challenge life throws your way. Don’t have a Master Spa yet? What are you waiting for?

Swim Spa Water Exercise for Seniors

Exercise is so important for every stage of life. It is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle and it only increases in importance as you get older. Health becomes a little more important and achieving that health becomes a little more difficult. A swim spa can be a fun way to sneak in a little exercise and improve your overall health.

One of the things that slows you down as you get older is decreased mobility. You get stuck in a cycle you have decreased mobility which leads to more aches and pains, the aches and pains keep you from exercising and a lack of exercise leads to stiff joints and muscles, then you guessed it decreased mobility.

Enter in the swim spa. Exercising in water has so many health benefits you won’t know how you ever exercised without one.

Weightlessness

Exercising in water relieves that atmospheric pressure that makes working out on land more difficult. It also takes your own body weight out of the equation. All of this weightlessness means that your joints bend and flex easier which leads to greater flexibility and decreased joint pain, in and out of the water. These effects can work wonders for people who are unable to do traditional exercises due to arthritis. Water exercise is also a perfect option for those who have had any kind of joint replacement. You are able to exercise the joints and muscles while minimizing any unnecessary pain in the replacement area.

Stress Relief

Water has been proven to have a calming effect on people, those who are around the water report better moods and less stress. Combine the stress relieving properties of water with the stress relief that comes from exercise and your water exercise is sure to leave you happier, healthier, and less stressed.

Increased Circulation

Using your swim spa for your cardio workout will not only increase the number of calories that you burn compared to land exercise, but it also provides improved blood circulation and decreased blood pressure. This is fantastic news for those that have blood pressure concerns when doing aerobic exercise.

These are just some of the many benefits that come from moving your exercise routine into a swim spa. The best thing might be that you can get all of these wonderful benefits right in your own backyard, no need to drive to the crowded gym and fight for a spot in the pool. Whether you choose a swim spa from our Michael Phelps line or one of our H2X swim spas, you will have the best in exercise right at your fingertips.

These swim spas also have all of the benefits of relaxing spa seats so you can unwind after you exercise.

At Pool Tech Plus, we would love to help you find a swim spa that will help you exercise, relax and improve your overall health from the comfort and privacy of your own backyard.

Saunas Promote Mind and Body Wellness

The Finns pioneered and have enjoyed saunas for at least two millennia. In recent centuries, their unique, Finnish brand of bath house has gained popularity all over the world for the many social, physical health, and mental health benefits that sauna use provides.  

Social Benefits:

The sauna is the perfect setting for social interaction. For most of man’s time on this earth, families and communities made the time and took the time to SLOW DOWN and “smell the roses” as they say – REGULARLY – not only on designated holidays. Without the fast pace and many distractions present in contemporary times, folks of all cultures derived their joy from face-to-face social gatherings. Without radios and television, everyone would be responsible for contributing to the gathering – be it through verse, song, story, or just plain good conversation about current affairs.
The sauna catalyzes this kind of interaction. You and your party must go in and be confined together, naturally inducing conversation. The soothing heat and steam slow you down, draw you into the experience, and help you to let go of your worries outside the sauna and focus in on the shared experience inside – in the present.  

Physical Health Benefits:

The physical health benefits of regular sauna use are numerous.
The heat relaxes tight, sore muscles and relieves joint pain. Your heart rate may increase similarly to how it would during cardiovascular exercise leading to improved circulation and oxygen delivery throughout your body. When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, sauna sessions will help promote weight loss.
The heat and steam draw toxins out of your body, promoting healthy skin, healthy kidney function, a healthy immune system, and overall detoxification.  

Mental Health Benefits:

Certainly the social interaction aspect lends to mental health, but so does the opportunity for quiet and solitude in the sauna (though you should always let someone know if you are going in the sauna for a solo session).
The soothing heat, steam, and down time melts away the stress of work and the daily grind.
Regular sauna use can even reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia! Regular, increased oxygen and blood flow to the brain, improved sleep, and a general reduction in stress all lower one’s risk for these illnesses.

Sauna use is a fun, relaxing way to improve your overall health.

Are you ready to join the Finns, professional athletes, and others who have long since been benefiting from sauna use? Come on down to Pool Tech Plus. We’ve got a variety of premium saunas to fit any budget and any space!

A Hot Tub Fit For the King of Swimming

Michael Phelps knows a thing or two about swimming. He also knows a thing or two about the benefits of hydrotherapy – for athletes, elderly people, anyone!

Master Spas partnered with Michael Phelps to design the MP Legend series of hot tubs – an elite line of hot tubs designed to meet the demanding recovery needs of the winningest Olympian in history.

Let’s delve into the details:

Therapy:

Master Spas’ engineers created seats that complement the contour of your body, making it easy to relax, naturally. Once you’re wrapped in the comfort of the form fitting seats, strategic jet placement delivers targeted hydrotherapy from head to toe.

The Master Blaster® Foot Therapy System uses dual jet clusters with 28 individual nozzles designed to rejuvenate your body through an encompassing foot massage. The Master Blaster® Foot Therapy System is powered by a separate oversized pump, generating 200 gallons per minute of powerful yet soothing foot relief.

Exclusive, stress relieving, reverse molded, neck and shoulder seat features a ledge with specially designed jets that are trained downward—putting your neck and shoulders under the jets for the ultimate tension-relieving massage.

Relieve stress and revive your senses as you lie back in the Xtreme Therapy™ Seat. Twenty-two strategically placed jets with two individual whirlpools provide maximum hydrotherapy coverage for calves, arms, wrists and hands, while a unique jet pattern specifically designed for your neck and back help you erase all the day’s stress. To maximize relaxation, the individual jet controls let you configure the ideal settings for you.

Master Spas’ patented Master Force™ Bio-Magnetic Therapy System comes standard on all Legend Series hot tubs. Used for centuries to help relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce swelling and alleviate stiffness, magnetic therapy is seeing its rebirth in modern medicine. Today, more and more doctors and physical therapists are using magnetic therapy for the treatment of back problems, arthritis and sports injuries. And, nearly 70% of all professional athletes regularly use magnetic therapy for pain relief and performance enhancement.

Ambiance:

The Orion Light System is anything but ordinary. An array of colors illuminate controls, water features, under the water, and more. With just a touch of a button from the easy-to-use topside controls, you can create a custom lightshow that fits any mood.

The optional Aterglow Light Package adds some drama to your spa with a kaleidoscope of colors through the jets.

The Fusion Touch Extremer Sound System hot tub stereo includes four interior, water-resistant speakers, two backlit external speakers and a subwoofer. Other available functions include FM radio and Bluetooth®, both of which are controlled by a weather-resistant touchpad.

The exclusive Noise Reduction System (NRS) brings a quieter, calmer and more relaxing spa experience. The secret lies in an exclusive motor mount developed by Master Spas.

With the Wi-Fi module, you can set the mood of your hot tub from the convenience of your Apple® or Android® device prior to entering. With the optional integrated Wi-Fi module that works with the Balboa Water Group Wi-Fi Spa Control app, you can remotely control how your hot tub operates, including the lighting, water temperature and running massage pumps.

Ease of Ownership:

The exclusive MasterPur™ system blends three elements to create a powerful, unmatched hot tub sanitation system. Standard on all Michael Phelps Legend Series hot tubs.

EcoPur® Charge is an innovative hot tub filtration system that replicates Mother Nature to more naturally purify spa water.   Better insulation means lower energy costs. We use Icynene foam technology that has dramatically raised the standard over urethane foam insulation systems used by almost all U.S. spa manufacturers.

This advanced water circulation system keeps hot tub water in motion, filtered and heated, even when the spa is not in use. Standard on all Michael Phelps Legend Series hot tubs.

Your Next Move:

You’ve been holding out for the best. Now you’ve found it – and now you know where to get it! Come visit Pool Tech Plus in Las Cruces and take a look at these legends in person!

What Star Wars & Water Sanitizer Have in Common

It seems everyone is talking about the new Star Wars movie… but we have our own Rey of light that fights the Dark Side. When you have the right water sanitizer, it’s the last hope you’ll need.

Here’s how it works. Every time you use your hot tub, you leave behind food for bacteria. The bigger the buffet, the more bacteria are going to want to come to the party. Apparently, hot tubs are romantic for microorganisms because right away, they make baby bacteria, who then use your spa as a bacteria bassinet.

The end result is hot tub water that looks, smells and feels like Jabba the Hut trying to french kiss Princess Leia. Ewww!

A high quality water sanitizer (not the junk you find at the big box store) eliminates the stuff bacteria eats, keeping your water balanced and silky. No more itchiness, no more tight skin, no more foul or chemical smell.

Through the use of additives that act as passive biostat agents, bacteria can’t surround itself with a protective biofilm, which leaves them as helpless as the Death Star without its force field.

Water sanitizers are effective, easy and safe — unless you’re bacteria. Then, they’re a great big buzzkill that killed its own father with a lightsaber.

What are you waiting for? Stop by one of our showrooms or give us a call and let’s add the right sanitizer to your water treatment routine.

Questions about the MP Momentum Swim Spa? We have answers …

Good morning, class. Today’s lesson is: The Michael Phelps Momentum Swim Spa by Master Spas.

Notebooks and pencils ready? Because there just might be a quiz …

If you’ve been in the market for a swim spa, you know there are a lot of options out there. But if you’re looking for a swim spa that offers a truly smooth swimming current and a real hydrotherapy experience, nothing compares to a MP Momentum!

Lesson 1 – Size

Swimmers know – size matters. The MP Momentum is 3 feet, 9 inches deep and the pool area is long enough to handle any stroke style or pattern. Overall, the swim spa is 231”x94”x51”. Yes, it’s large. But it’s also a pool and a full size hot tub in one. Most swim spas don’t offer that combination.

Lesson 2 – Hydrotherapy

With a the swim and spa sides separated by a clear acrylic wall, the MP Momentum allows you to set the pool to a comfortable swimming temperature, and set the spa to a therapy temp up to 104 degrees. Plus, the MP Momentum is equipped with Xtreme Therapy Seats and MasterBlaster Foot Massage Jets to help you get the most from your hydromassage. Just thinking about it is relaxing, isn’t it?

Lesson 3 – Current

No swim spa on the market today can compare the current it offers, to the current created by the MP Momentum’s patent-pending Wave Propulsion Technology System. The unique propeller design delivers a more realistic swimming experience with less turbulence. Plus, kids love it. You might want to keep that in mind. 😉

Lesson 4 – The Bells and Whistles

They may not be why you buy a MP Momentum, but they sure can make owning one fun. Standard goodies include LED waterline lighting, four water features, and rowing and exercise equipment for workout variety. It also features a noise reduction system and is the most energy efficient swim spa you can buy. Add on the sound system (with Bluetooth and subwoofer!), WiFi so you can operate your MP Momentum remotely, a non-slip flooring system and other options and you’ll have the slickest swim spa on the block.

Ok. Class is dismissed! If today’s lessons didn’t answer all of your questions, call or stop by the showroom anytime! (And we were just kidding about the quiz!)

Every month of the year is the perfect time to use your swim spa

Love your swim spa, all year long …

Kick the year off on the perfect note

(February) It’s a bit chilly outside

(March) But you can still swim; the weather doesn’t matter

(April) The water is warm even if the rain patters

Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl

I love, I love, I love my perfect swim spa pool

Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year

It’s not just about swimming, the spa is great, too

(June) With these powerful jets you’ll no longer be blue

(July) You’ll love them if you haven’t tried them yet

(August) The massage they give is a fantastic bet

Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl

I love, I love, I love my perfect swim spa pool

Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year

(September) Try the underwater treadmill for a great workout

(October) Turn on your favorite music and there’s no reason to pout

(November) The adjustable current is perfect

(December) Faster or slower, it can’t be beat

Yeah, yeah, my heart’s in a whirl

I love, I love, I love my perfect swim spa pool

Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year!

Installed indoors or out, swim spas really are the perfect pool to enjoy all year long. The water is always the perfect temperature, and the adjustable current means you can swim for fitness for any distance at any speed you choose. After your workout, enjoy a comforting massage in your swim spa’s hydrotherapy seats. That’s a benefit you’ll never get from a traditional pool! Interested? Come see us to learn more!

Choose the perfect location for your new hot tub

When you are shopping for a hot tub, you’re busy comparing size, design, features and more. Once you’ve decided on the model that’s right for you, there’s one more equally important thing you need to think about.

Just where, exactly, are you going to put it?

Hot tubs can’t just be moved around on a whim. So it’s important to think through where you want your spa to sit, and what it’s going to take to achieve the ideal spa surroundings before it’s delivered. Because once it’s set in place and filled, it’s probably not going anywhere.

Convenience

Most people like to place their hot tub near their back door for convenience. It’s not a necessity, but if you think you’ll be using your hot tub in all kinds a weather, you might appreciate that short walk.  

Shaded area

You may also want a shady location to make daytime dips on warm summer days more comfortable. But this could also block your view of the night sky (and stargazing from the hot tub is something a lot of people like to do), so be sure to really think through how you’re most likely to use your spa.

Privacy

Privacy is another important consideration. No one wants to settle in for a relaxing soak, only to look up and see the neighbors. There’s lots of ways you can create privacy if your yard doesn’t naturally provide it – fencing, a screen of tall plants, an ivy-covered trellis, etc.

Soak in the view

If your yard has a view, position your hot tub to take advantage of it. Soaking in that scenery while you’re, well, soaking, is good for the soul.

Other things to think about:

  • Plant colorful, flowering plants that will attract birds and butterflies around your hot tub to enjoy during the summer months.
  • Lighting can create a special environment at night. Your hot tub may have it’s own lighting, but you can also consider party lights, tiki torches or landscape lighting, too.
  • Add some outdoor seating nearby for those who aren’t in the tub, or as a place to rest robes and towels.
  • Keep an outdoor storage box nearby to store supplies.
  • If you want to create a complete relaxation zone, consider building a fire pit near your hot tub and seating area.

Before you know it, you’ll have the backyard paradise you’ve always wanted!

Supercharge Your Sedentary Time!

If you’re going to be sitting at home, you may as well be sitting in a hot tub! Here are just a handful of hot tub hobby hints…  

Morning coffee

Hot coffee in your hot tub to start the day – Why wouldn’t ya?  

Evening cocktails

Why sit on that old uncomfortable couch when you could be having a nightcap AND a massage at the same time?  

Listening to music

Some of our spas come standard with bluetooth compatible music systems installed!  

Reading

That good book you were reading just got better!  

Meditation

Needless to say, the soothing sensations of hot tub soaks lend very nicely to meditation.  

Stargazing

When was the last time you did? Your hot tub provides a nightly excuse to re-familiarize yourself with the constellations.  

Seclusion

Need some alone time? Well, shutting yourself in your room sounds more like a punishment! Treat yourself to some seclusion in your spa. You owe yourself some quality time.  

Socializing

Sometimes, the more the merrier! Having friends over to catch up? Tell them to bring their suits!  

Getting a massage

Your spouse doesn’t want to give you a massage? Your spa does!  

Date night

Why drive across town and spend a bunch of money when you can unwind together in the comfort of your spa and in the privacy of your own yard?   Spas are among the few treats out there that are truly good for you! Want to learn about the therapeutic benefits of regular hot tub use? Come on down and visit us! We look forward to meeting you.

Shopping For A Spa? Here’s Where To Start…

At home!

Streamline your spa shopping experience by doing your due diligence on the front end. You’ll need to figure out your needs and your limitations prior to meeting with our sales team. Though some of our staff are rumored to have ESP, most of us lose our regular sensory perception once our morning coffee wears off… So in the event you end up dealing with one of us regular folks, we’d love to know the following for starters:

What is your budget?

Have you been saving? Are you interested in applying for one of our awesome financing options? Do you have room in your budget for the operation and maintenance costs of spa ownership?   Your overall budget will help us guide you through the different tiers of spas that we offer – and help us to suggest accessories that will enhance your soak sessions!

Where do you plan to put your new spa?

Indoors? Outdoors? Simply set up on top of a concrete slab? Incorporated into a custom deck?   Installs can run the gamut from mild to wild. However and wherever you plan to install your new spa, you’ll certainly need to give us some general measurements of the area – again to streamline the search. From there we can get into numbers of seats – a perfect segway into your next bit of homework…

Do you require any particular spa features?

Are you interested in a swim spa or a hot tub?   Is it a physical ailment that’s provided the impetus for your spa search? We can help you find the perfect spa based on your therapeutic needs.   Do you have minimum or maximum seating needs?   Do you want the bare bones basics or will you require drink holders, water features, custom lights, and a bluetooth sound system?

The Pool Tech Plus Promise:

Do this little bit of homework for us and we’ll make sure you get the right spa for your needs – A spa that will give you years of trouble free family fun, health, and happiness. We’ll be available every step of the way and well into the future should you need any spa service or supplies!   Come on down and see us. We’ve got the coffee on!

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