The Ultimate Hot Tub Man Cave

Men in and around Las Cruces know one thing for certain: a man cave is a necessity! And we have the secret to take it up a notch… add a hot tub to create the ultimate hot tub man cave. It’s a great spot to entertain friends, reconnect with your family, or relax after a long day.

Finding the Right Hot Tub for the Ultimate Man Cave

It’s normal in the hot tub industry to over-promise and under-deliver… but that’s not how we do things at Pool Tech Plus. We’ll help you find the right hot tub designed to give you the ultimate experience with minimal maintenance required. Our Master Spas hot tubs have features like EcoPur Charge filtration, waterfalls, integrated Bluetooth stereo systems and underwater LED lights, so you get maximum enjoyment out of your hot tub experience. Want to invite your significant other to share a soak with you? It’s a great option to have real quality time without the distractions of phones. A hot tub helps everyone disconnect and unwind at the end of the day. Studies also show that soaking in a hot tub before bedtime can help you sleep better.

Comfortable & Stylish Entertainment

Super Bowl? Of course! March Madness? Yes, please! Install a TV where you can see it from your hot tub, or you can connect your tablet using a waterproof case and mount it to the spa to take in the big game. The ultimate man cave hot tub accessories don’t end there: options like built-in cup holders ensure your spa will be the entertainment hub for all of your friends. A gazebo is a great way to keep your hot tub covered so you can use it during every season.  A hot tub is an investment, and we’ll help you make sure you get the most enjoyment out of it.

Add a Cal Flame Grill & Island to Your Hot Tub Man Cave

You’re not just creating a man cave… it’s the ultimate man cave! Convert your shed into an outdoor bar. Add taps and plumbing… then you can set up a Cal Flame grill island as the finishing touch.

The Finishing Touches in Your Ultimate Hot Tub Man Cave

When you decide to make the hot tub the centerpiece of your man cave, you open yourself up to landscaping and decor options that will create an environment everyone will want to be in. Start by placing your hot tub, TV, bar and grill, and then add the finishing touches. Will you install your spa above ground, below ground, or encase it in stonework? You could also frame your hot tub with Vegas-style cabana curtains, build steps up to it or build the hot tub into a whole seating area with comfortable pillows and cushions. If you enjoy gardening, building planter beds around the perimeter of your hot tub can add beauty, as well as create privacy. With just a few simple ideas, your backyard will transform to the spot where you truly want to spend your free time. When you’re ready to get started, give us a call or stop by the showroom and our team can get to work creating the ultimate man cave for your home.

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy for Juvenile Arthritis

We’re familiar with arthritis that develops in people as they get older, but there’s another type of arthritis – juvenile arthritis. In fact, juvenile arthritis is pretty common. It impacts 300,000 children in the United States. This auto-immune disease causes pain in the joints, stiffness and soreness, as well as pain trying to function with normal movements. One of the best ways to fight juvenile arthritis is movement. And the best way to help children with juvenile arthritis stay active is by using hot tub hydrotherapy.

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy for Juvenile Arthritis

All kinds of exercise and movement are beneficial to children with juvenile arthritis. However, the pain of those exercises increases because it causes increased swelling and more pain. Hot tub hydrotherapy is effective because the child can do simple exercises and rehabilitation movements in water instead of on land. Doing those exercises on land increases a child’s pain, but that pain decreases when the child exercises in the warm water of a hot tub. Because water is buoyant, it creates the perfect low impact environment for exercise. How? Your body weight is supported when you’re in water. That means you can perform land exercises without the risk of muscle and joint swelling. Pools are a good option for hydrotherapy. However, hot tubs and swim spas provide the added benefits of adjusting the water temperature and adjusting the spa jets. Adjusting the water temperature helps you create the ideal environment for juvenile arthritis exercises. Cooler water increases blood circulation and warmer water helps muscles relax and become more flexible. Using spa jets to create the perfect hydro massage means the child will feel less pain and have more flexibility.

Try a Hot Tub Before you Buy

We understand that a hot tub is a big investment. You want to make sure it’s a good fit for your child. That’s why we invite you to come down to the showroom and try out a hot tub. Bring your child along and work on the exercises together. You’ll see firsthand what a difference it makes. If you’re interested in scheduling a no-pressure test soak, just give us a call and we’re happy to set it up.

Can an End-To-End Cover change your life?

Traditional spa covers are one of those necessary evils – you know you need one, but it can be a real pain to deal with. They help keep your spa water warm, and help keep out dirt and debris. That’s important for the energy efficiency and overall maintenance of your spa. But they can be difficult to maneuver and – let’s be honest – they’re pretty UNattractive. But one of the biggest disadvantages of traditional covers is that they can absorb massive amounts of water – both from the inside AND outside. Traditional covers are made with an absorbent foam core. As they sit atop the warm water of your spa day after day, condensation develops and is absorbed. Outside, the material that covers the foam core degrades over time from exposure to UV rays, from damage due to falling debris, sharp objects or even animals. This damage allows water from rain, snow or other sources to seep inside. All this water adds a significant amount of weight, making what was already a difficult to maneuver cover downright unwieldy. But .. there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. End-to-end covers are different! The state-of-the-art, closed-cell foam technology means our covers don’t absorb water. Ever. End-to-End covers are lightweight and easy to manage, even for one person – but the full frame means it’s strong. Plus, the UV coating means the fabric will stay strong and attractive for years to come – no faded, degraded plastic covers here! The roll on, roll off design is revolutionary. Call or stop by today to learn how an End-to-End cover can help keep your spa warm, clean and easy to use. 

Top 10: Hot Tub Safety with Children

Summer is coming to a close, meaning the kids in your life will want to invite their school friends over to use your hot tub! Go ahead and welcome them in… a hot tub is fun for everyone! However, if your guests include children, make sure you have established safety guidelines in place.

Be as aware as you would around a pool.

A good rule is that no children are in the hot tub without vigilant adults present, ever!

Lock your hot tub cover.

It’s wise to supervise, but you can’t always have eyes on your hot tub. A cover lock keeps all visitors, children or otherwise, from using the tub when you’re not there.

Soak with them!

This maximizes their safety, and minimizes the fear factor. Turning the jets off will make your hot tub seem less intimidating to smaller children. Once they feel more at ease you can turn the air on, but at a lower level to begin. Keep in mind that little ones may not have the strength and body weight to steady themselves in front of strong jets. Hold onto them until they’re able to withstand the force and maintain control on their own.

Cool it down.

Turn down the heat… especially for young children who are first-timers. Let them ease into the hot tub, a toe to begin, then a foot, and so on. Turn the tub down to 100-degrees or lower for their inaugural dip, until they feel comfortable with the temperature.

Pre-teens and teens: a different set of rules.

The party rules change for older, bigger, more energetic kids. Regarding horseplay, running, diving, splashing water out of your tub: No way! Keep your eyes peeled when these adolescent frolickers inhabit your hot tub. No electronics are allowed in the tub, unless they’re a bonafide accessory of your hot tub.

It’s okay to be the bad guy.

State the rules up front and be that “spa cop.” Spa toys are toys, but other accessories are not. Oh yeah, don’t let anyone jump on the cover!

Set soaking time limits.

Keep an eye out for red faces. If they look too hot, have them get out for a few minutes, or at least hang out on the edge of the tub, and dangle their feet. After they’ve cooled down, they can re-enter the tub.

Keep them hydrated.

Have refreshments nearby. Juices and water are ideal. And remember. Water + Kids = Hunger, so have plenty of munchies for them when they finish hot tubbing… not before. You don’t want snacks spilled in your hot tub…it can be an ugly mess. Lastly, avoid broken glass and/or pottery by using non-breakable cups and plates around your hot tub.

It’s a hot tub, not a hot bathtub.

Nobody, kids included, should be allowed to add anything to your hot tub. That means no bubble bath or soap… ever!

Stow your spa chemicals.

For safety’s sake lock them up and out of reach.
We are serious when it comes to hot tub safety tips for children… and all of our customers here at Pool Tech Plus! If you have any question about safety features, give us a call and we can help!

What Swimming Pool Size is Best?

You can’t go wrong with adding a Splash Pool to your backyard. They continue to serve as the industry standard by offering more shapes, sizes, and depths than any other above ground pool seller in the market. It’s common for pool buyers to find themselves at a standstill in the pool-buying process as they decide which swimming pool size is best for their family. Don’t fret. We want to help. To get a general idea of the size and depth of pool that will work best in your backyard, you want to ask yourself a few questions.

Who will use your pool the most?

Knowing your main above ground pool users will give you a better idea of what your pool capacity should be. If you have young children who aren’t quite so tall yet, the SuperPool (rectangular), Omega (circular) and TitanPool 3 (both shapes) are all 4 feet deep. If mostly teenagers and/or adults will be using the pool, then consider the 5 foot deep AlphaPool for the taller crowd. The height of your users is not the only thing to consider; you also want to look at how many people will be in the pool together during most frequent use. If it’s going to just be your family, then you may consider one of our smaller 9 or 13 foot wide models. But if your teens like to have their friends over frequently, or you enjoy hosting pool parties, then maybe a 17 foot or bigger model is better.

How will the pool be used?

Consider whether the people in your Splash Pool will mostly be using it for recreation, exercise, or both. If you plan to use it to swim laps for a great low impact workout, then you may want something a bit longer, such as our 9 x 41.5 foot Super Pool. If it will just be for playing with your kids, then our 20 foot Omega may be just right.

How much space do you have?

All of the other questions we ask mean nothing until you determine your available space for a swimming pool. We recommend that you measure your available space, noting that you’ll need a two-foot perimeter around the actual size of the usable pool space for the Splash Pools’ support system. Combine that with the above responses and we’ll have a pretty good idea of what size Splash Pool will work best for you. Each of our Splash Pools comes in a variety of sizes. However, one of the things we specialize in is our ability to make a custom-sized pool to exactly fit your needs. We’ve made pools as small as 4 x 4 feet and as large as 108 x 312 feet. So, no worries. We’ll be able to get you exactly what you need so you can soon be enjoying your new swimming pool.

Top 6 Benefits of Owning a Swim Spa

Swimming is awesome. Going to public pools is not. Neither is waiting for a lane at a gym. With a Master Spas swim spa, you can take all of the good and none of the bad — and the benefits go far beyond pure convenience. Here are our Top 6 benefits of owning a Swim Spa. Because investing in a swim spa is investing in yourself. 

Nearly Weightless, No Impact

For older people, people with arthritis or people who suffer from joint pain, running, aerobics and strength training might not be possible. But swimming is. You feel just a fraction of your body weight when submerged in water, which takes pressure off your bones, joints and muscles, allowing pain-free exercise.

Heart and Lungs

Swimming promotes cardiovascular endurance, increases heart rate and boosts lung capacity.

Physical Endurance

Swimming against a deep, high-volume current, like that produced by a Master Spas swim spa, requires serious physical stamina, which you’ll develop with regular use.

Lean and Mean

A full-body, muscle-elongating exercise, swimming is one of the best ways to reach and maintain a healthy body weight. Regular exercise in a swim spa can help you achieve an Olympian’s physique.

Mental Strength and Focus

It’s hard to get in the zone in a public pool, or even while doing laps in your own pool. When you’re submerged in a liquid treadmill, however, you’ll experience meditative qualities that reduce stress and promote mental health.

It’s Fun

Counter-current swimming is one of the most enjoyable activities you’ll ever experience. Around 90 percent of owners still use their spas regularly even after 10 years. Believe it or not, the Top 6 Benefits of Owning a Swim Spa only scratches the surface of why a swim spa purchase may be right for your family. Check out our showroom and try one out for yourself!

Vacation or Spa? What Does Science Say?

When it comes to saving up money for something big, you really can only save for one thing at a time. So you have to figure out what is going to make you the happiest in the long run. Studies show people are happiest when they are surrounded by quality relationships… but we all know it takes quality time to build quality relationships. Additional research published by the National Institute of Health concludes that “the absence of positive social relationships is a significant risk factor for broad-based morbidity and mortality.”

So which is better? Vacation or spa?

Realistically, an amazing vacation can certainly provide quality time with those closest to you and give you the chance to create some amazing memories. But this is a short term investment in your happiness — it only lasts as long as the trip and the few days of euphoria afterwards. Then it’s back to life and reality with the next “break” often at least a year away. So, we encourage you to consider the investment in a Master Spas hot tub an investment in your daily efforts toward happiness. Because, with a hot tub, you can take time to relax and connect with family and friends as often as you like. You don’t have to wait until next year to do it — it can be a daily ritual. Even if it’s just for 20 minutes a day, you can briefly pull away from the worries of reality and spend time laughing together. Of course, if you have a vacation home that you visit often, then adding a Master Spas hot tub is like double the happiness effect!
What it really comes down to is what you find most important. Are you looking for a short-term respite from life’s woes, or a long-term investment that can bring you daily connection and relaxation? I’m guessing by now you know what our vote is! Vacation or spa? We definitely choose spa! Besides, you can always take a vacation next year.

Durability

  Looking for durability? You’re looking for Splash Pools.

When you’re shopping for an above ground pool, there are a lot of things to consider: Size and depth – of course. Price – definitely. Attractiveness – sure. Durability – if that’s not on your list, it should be.

A pool is an investment, not only of your money but also of your time.

You’re going to put time into preparing the site, possibly constructing a deck, fence or other structures, caring for the pool, etc… Imagine putting that much in, just to have the pool begin to fall apart in just a few years. It happens. But not with Splash Pools – We’ll tell you why:

Splash pools are made in the USA in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and backed by the industry’s best warranties. Pool Tech Plus is proud to sell Splash Pools – If you ever experience an issue, Splash makes claim resolution quick and easy.

Splash pools are supported by zinc-coated steel frames. their process of shaping and varnishing ensures years of trouble-free use.

Splash liners are, well, revolutionary. They’re treated with a special coating that prevents dirt from sticking to exposed areas and protects against damage from UV light, mildew, and fungi. Compare Splash based on seams, puncture strength and tear resistance and you’ll quickly find – there is no comparison.

Splash has a proprietary skimmer design. The second point of suction means if debris or a toy gets into the top of the skimmer, it will continue to draw water. This keeps your pump from running dry and burning up. Plus, the skimmer will travel 8.5 inches with the pool water level, so it’s always skimming the surface. It’s another way the design helps ensure the pump doesn’t run dry and burn up – thereby prolonging pump life.

Splash has been making quality above ground pools for more than 30 years and Pool Tech Plus believes in their products. Need a little more convincing? Listen to what Splash customers have to say.

Backyard Summer Eats

One of the best things about summer is enjoying meals in the backyard. Whether you’re hosting a party, serving a family meal, or just enjoying a fun seasonal snack, eating outdoors is one of the joys of the season.

So this year, embrace it!

Try some of these ideas – maybe you’ll find a new family tradition!

Breakfast in the Backyard

For something fun and unexpected, serve breakfast outside on a lazy summer weekend. It’s okay to keep it simple – everyone will love it. Pancakes are a great choice and easy to make for a crowd. Serve ‘em up with a delicious fruit salad and plenty of syrup – breakfast is ready.

Grilling Favorites

Honey Chicken Kabobs make a delicious main dish. Marinate the chicken and veggies overnight in your refrigerator for the best flavor. Add any of your favorite vegetables to the mix. These are delicious with Classic Rice Pilaf, or maybe some whole grain rolls from your local bakery. Serve with a fresh tossed salad and iced tea or raspberry lemonade. Yummy!

Of course, traditional barbecue fare is always a crowd pleaser.

Make your favorite burgers or try something new. BBQ chicken is great with baked beans, potato salad, slaw, and grilled corn. Be sure to have plenty of napkins handy – the best BBQ is messy, messy, messy!

Cal Flame grills are the best in the business! We can set you up with a custom Cal Flame grill island!

Dessert

From Strawberry and Cream Popsicles to classic Pudding Pops, frozen treats are a guaranteed hit. Purchase some ice cream sandwiches, individual ice cream cups, or other frozen treats from the supermarket.

Enjoying the outdoors is a summertime tradition. Including your favorite foods is a simple and easy way to elevate that experience we all love.

Wine and Water | Hot Tub Stress Relief

Commutes, 10 hour days, kids on the rampage, bills to pay, etc. – there are innumerable things piling on the stress in our daily lives. Finding relief, even for a moment, can seem impossible at times.

When you do have a few spare minutes to relax and unwind, be sure to maximize that time. A glass of wine and some hot water will have never felt so good.

One glass of wine (i.e. moderation) while the steam of the hot tub seeps into your pores will melt your cares away.

Hydrotherapy in a Master Spas hot tub is great for the mind and body. Research shows that the warm water can help balance your nervous system and encourage the release of dopamine, which combats stress. The American Heart Association reports that reducing stress will help your heart health too!

According to Health.com, a glass of wine on occasion can help with memory preservation, help with weight management, boost your immune system, increase bone mass, and help balance blood sugar.

Safely and intelligently combine these two healthy habits!

Come visit the Pool Tech Plus showroom. Our friendly, expert staff will be proud to show you the industry leading line-up of Master Spas hot tubs and swim spas.

Right now, we have Hot Tubs starting as low $89 a month and Swim Spas starting as low as $199 a month! Contact us to learn more about swim spa incentives and your opportunity to qualify for 6 months of 0% interest financing!

Disclaimer – Pool Tech Plus does not condone drinking in excess while soaking in your hot tub. That is dangerous. Moderation is the word of the day here folks.

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Pool Tech Plus, Inc.
2331 E. Lohman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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Sunday: 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

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