Practical Matters: Tips for Keeping a Pool Clean and Well Cared For

Practical Matters Tips for Keeping a Pool Clean and Well Cared ForIf you’ve recently installed a new pool or hot tub, you’re probably pretty excited about the benefits to your lifestyle and social status. Pools are a great excuse to have friends and neighbors over to socialize, but before you throw your first big pool bash, it’s important to ensure that your pool and hot tub are nice and clean.

Check The Water

Purchase a good chemical testing kit and test the water in your pool and hot tub at least twice a week. The pH of your water should remain in the recommended range for your pool type and area, and chlorine levels should be maintained at recommended levels to ensure sanitation. In between testings, always visually inspect the water in your hot tub at least once every few days.

Add Chemicals if Needed

After you check the water, you can add the chemicals that you need. First you must maintain the pH and then the chlorine, as the chlorine can’t work properly without the pH being in balance.

Keep it Clean

It’s important to physically clean your pool regularly. Skim the surface daily to remove any debris, fallen leaves, or dead insects. At least once a week, use the scrub brush to clean the steps and walls. You should also check the skimmer and pump baskets for clogs. When it comes to spas and hot tubs, you will want to entirely change the water every 3-6 months or whenever it begins to look cloudy.

Enhance Your Water

There are a number of different chemical enhancers that can be used to make your pool look even better. Although this step is certainly optional, pool-water enhancers can be very valuable in preventing scum stains, fixing cloudy water, and removing any potential odors.

Clean Your Filters

Clean your filter at least once a month. Always check for rips and tears, as these can affect the filter’s efficiency. Replace the filter or cartridges any time you see that the pressure is still remaining high even after it has been cleaned.

All of this sounds like a lot of work, but it’s really quite easy, especially when you consider all of the benefits of having a backyard paradise to enjoy. The most important part of owning a pool is jumping in and having fun with your friends and family, so what are you waiting for? Your pool is calling your name.

Best Hot Tub 2012 Winner!

Best Hot Tub 2012

Winner Best Hot Tub / Spa 2012 – Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas is happy to announce that we were voted the winner of the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hot Tub/Spa 2012.

We are honored by the recognition, especially considering the large margin of victory. Throughout voting it appeared that Bullfrog Spas was neck and neck with Cal Spas in the voting. However, after an audit, which removed fraudulent votes, Bullfrog Spas actually won with 88% of the total vote.

We are honored to be thought of so highly amongst customers and industry professionals and we believe it reflects on our mission to provide the most advanced and the highest quality spas available today. Most other spa manufacturers are focusing on cosmetics differences and moving manufacturing overseas. Quality suffers when they do this. Bullfrog continues to focus our efforts on developing the technology to provide the best and most therapeutic hydro massages, while maintaining the highest quality standards in our industry.

A sincere thank you goes to all those who voted for Bullfrog Spas in this poll and for all those who continue to believe in Bullfrog Spas, JetPak Technology, and our mission to provide the best hot tub available today!

 

11.11.11 is here!

Top 11 Reasons Bullfrog Spas Blow the Competition out of the Water

crystal clear hot tub waterTop 11 lists are just more fun than top 10s. Maybe David Letterman should take note.

Everyone knows Bullfrog Spas are different than every other hot tub. Well, different is necessarily better, but in this case it is. Read on.

Top 11 Reasons Bullfrog Spas are better:

  1. JetPaks. Almost enough said if you understand what JetPaks really do for you. You get the massage you want in any seat and at any time and all kinds of other benefits nobody can offer.
  2. Environmentally Safe. Because we don’t use fiberglass, no pollutants are released to the environment. Also, Bullfrog uses no wood and 25% recycled material instead of consuming cheaper resources.
  3. Reliable. No other spa is even close in terms of reliability. Ask any service tech that has worked on multiple brands, they’ll let you know they hardly ever climb under a Bullfrog Spa.
  4. Durable. Because Bullfrog Spas are constructed 100% wood-free and without metal in our support structure, there is nothing to rot, warp, rust, or corrode. You’ll be enjoying your Bullfrog Spa long after other spas have been shipped to the landfill.
  5. Beautiful. Your spa will fit and even enhance the aesthetics of your outdoor living space. Bullfrog Spas puts extra effort into picking appealing shell and cabinet colors according to current home design standards. In addition, our EternaWood synthetic cabinets won’t crack or fade like wood.
  6. Upgradeable. Because JetPaks are completely interchangeable now and in the future you can upgrade your spa with the latest jetted massages at any time.
  7. Less Money to Operate. The JetPak System recycles energy by keeping the plumbing in the spa water. According to data compiled by the California Energy Commission each Bullfrog Spa model is at or near the top of the list in energy efficiency without any modifications for testing. Some other brands have to produce a California-only or testing-only model in order to comply.
  8. Optimized. Before hitting the line, Bullfrog Spas are tested extensively and then meticulously improved to provide the highest levels of performance and quality in all areas of the spa.
  9. More Power. Because the JetPak System of plumbing is so much more efficient Bullfrog gets far more pressure to more jets using the same pumps. You get enough pressure to run all of your jetted massages at once and no need for a system of complex diverter valves to turn off one side of the spa or another.
  10. Proudly Made in the USA. Many other hot tub manufacturers have moved their manufacturing operations overseas and seen a decline in quality. Bullfrog proudly employs many hard working Americans in our state of the art manufacturing facility just outside of Salt Lake City. You’ll notice the difference in quality between a Bullfrog Spa and spas produced elsewhere.
  11. Lifetime Warranty. Bullfrog Spas carry the best warranty in the business. You’ll get a true lifetime warranty on the spa shell structure, JetPak plumbing, and spa construction. The Bullfrog warranty is not prorated and has no deductibles so it doesn’t get weaker over time. No other spa warranty compares.

Hopefully you’re enjoying your 11.11.11. Think about how much better it could be in your own Bullfrog Spa!

 

 

 

The Most Energy Efficient Hot Tubs

The JetPak System and Full Foam Insulation Combine to Make Bullfrog Spas Incredibly Energy Efficient

These days most people just can’t afford to waste money. So, it’s important to know that your hot tub doesn’t have a direct debit line to your bank account. Many hot tubs out there claim to be energy efficient but may cost you hundreds of dollars per month on your electricity bill – a Bullfrog Spa probably costs less than $20.

Of course, costs vary depending on the climate where you live, energy rates, and how often you use your hot tub. One thing is certain though, a Bullfrog Spa is extremely energy efficient, which will cost you less money in the long run, all the while providing better massages, true customization, American-made quality and extreme durability.energy efficient hot tub

Why are Bullfrog Spas more energy efficient?

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Well, it all comes down to the fact that Bullfrog Spas are built differently than every other spa out there. Bullfrog Spas are the only hot tubs built with the patented JetPak System. JetPak Technology provides a more advanced and more efficient way to build a hot tub. The JetPak System eliminates up to 90% of the plumbing that is required to build all other spas. In addition, almost all of the plumbing utilized in the JetPak System resides inside the spa’s warm water so it recycles heat instead of losing it to the outside environment. Bullfrog combines the JetPak System with high-grade full foam insulation and insulated tight fitting hot tub covers to achieve maximum heat retention.

The result: A Bullfrog Spa holds heat better and requires far less electricity to maintain warm water. This makes Bullfrog Spas the most energy efficient hot tubs on the planet!

In energy efficiency stats compiled by the California Energy Commission, Bullfrog Spas either lead or are top 4 (often only behind other Bullfrog Spas models) on the list for every category in which we have a spa model. And, keep in mind, we didn’t make any modifications to our normal production spas for these tests.

Visit a Bullfrog Spas Dealer today to see for yourself what makes these the most energy efficient hot tubs on the planet.