Hot Tubs to the Rescue at the Polar Plunge

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Bullfrog Spas supports Special Olympics charity benefit, supplying 2 hot tubs for warming shivering swimmers.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Bullfrog Spas is proud to have sponsored the 2014 Polar Plunge, a benefit for the Special Olympics. The Saratoga Springs Polar Plunge event was held at the Pelican Bay Marina, on frozen Utah Lake near Bullfrog International headquarters.

thick ice at the polar plungeThe Polar Plunge is an entertaining event that is also not for the faint of heart or weak of constitution. Daring swimmers don crazy costumes of all types and garner pledged donations with a promise to jump into an icy lake and swim for charity. The lake venue for this event had to be cleared of nearly 8 inches of solid ice with the help of a chain saw and picks a few days prior to the swim. Ice, which continued to form on the open water, had to be skimmed several times just prior to the event.

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Bullfrog Spas offered support by placing 2 large hot tubs near the edge of the icy lake. Swimmers can use the spas to reheat after their bone chilling swim. The hot tub is heated to around 100 degrees and, although it’s a bit of a shock to the system, is a welcomed site for chilled swimmers.

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In addition to the swim, the event features a crazy costume contest, spin-the-wheel of prizes, music, food donated by local restaurants and grocers, along with a raffle for a host of donated prizes. It is attended by numerous local residents who donate and help support Special Olympics even if they aren’t quite crazy enough to jump into the frozen lake.

The Polar Plunge features both individuals and corporate teams. These generous people come together to do something a little stupid, but it all goes to raise money that goes directly to Special Olympics. The event is hosted by the Saratoga Springs, Utah and Lehi, Utah police departments.

This year’s Saratoga Springs Polar Plunge was, held Saturday, February 22nd. It is one of several Polar Plunge fundraisers held around the world to benefit Special Olympics and give athletes of all abilities the opportunity to compete and succeed in their athletic aspirations. This is Bullfrog’s fifth consecutive year sponsoring the event.

There more Polar Plunge events upcoming so it’s not too late to participate. For more information on becoming involved in Polar Plunge events and the Special Olympics visit: http://www.specialolympics.org/Calendar/Polar_Plunge.aspx.

See more pictures of the event below:

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Military Discount Program

Helping Those Who Serve Achieve the Dream of Hot Tub Ownership

All of us at Bullfrog Spas are happy to announce a new program that will benefit families of those serving in the armed forces by helping them to purchase a therapeutic hot tub. Bullfrog’s Military Discount Rebate Program helps to provide a significant cash rebate for active and retired military personnel when they purchase a new Bullfrog Spa.

This program’s goal is to help those that have helped defend our freedom. Hot tubs have been shown to help relieve stress, improve sleep, provide quality family and relationship time, and even improve your health. We know that those who have served definitely deserve all of this.

If you or a family member is currently serving in the armed forces, or if you are retired military, you are eligible for this rebate program on a new hot tub. Simply visit your local participation Authorized Bullfrog Spa Dealer for more information.

Military Discount on Bullfrog Hot Tubs

Fighting Cancer with Frogs and Hot Tubs

Bullfrog Spas shows support for cancer research by fielding team for Relay for Life, a charity to benefit the American Cancer Society

Bullfrog Spas will be participating in the Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society on July 13 and 14. The relay event itself is located at River Front Park in South Jordan, Utah, just a few miles from the Bullfrog Spas headquarters and factory.

Relay for Life is a charity event organized to benefit cancer research and outreach. Individuals and corporations commit to raising funds and circling a track non-stop to commemorate those lost to cancer and to show strength to those now battling the disease. As one or more team members walk, the other members of the team camp out around the track and all take turns walking laps throughout the night.

Relay for Life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma WA colorectal surgeon, decided to run for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for his local American Cancer Society. Today, inspired by this early all-night and all-day run, Relay for Life events are held across the nation to raise money for cancer research and awareness.

Team Bullfrog SpasSean McKinney, Director of Manufacturing at Bullfrog Spas, along with Patti Mahon, Bullfrog Executive Administrative Assistant, have been leading the company-wide efforts to raise money in fun and creative ways. Bullfrog has held contests, played games, charged good-natured fines for misspoken comments at meetings, and has provided some rather interesting contests to get company executives and managers to do all kinds of craziness when donation goals are reached.

Bullfrog is still a little short of reaching our goal. We want to raise around $2,000 dollars more before the event. Please help if you can.

Donations can be made here in the name of Bullfrog Spas:

Donate to the Relay for Life for Cancer Research

Bullfrog Spas Welcomes New US Sales Director

Industry veteran, Jim Sueppel, named Director of US Sales at Bullfrog Spas.

Jim SueppelSALT LAKE CITY, UTAH –   Bullfrog International, LC, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jim Sueppel to the position of Director of US Sales.

Mr. Sueppel, an industry veteran formerly of Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas, will assume responsibility for sales strategy, team leadership, and training in the United States and will personally oversee a region that includes Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and the eastern portions of North and South Dakota.

Mr. Sueppel’s experience includes nearly 25 years in the pool and spa industry. Prior to his roles in sales for major manufacturers he spent nearly 15 years in both pool and spa retail and in construction of gunite pools and spas.  Mr. Sueppel is specifically skilled at sales forecasting, sales management strategy, and plan implementation and his experience in retailing uniquely positions him to effectively oversee Bullfrog’s dealer training programs.

Bullfrog Spas CEO, Jerry Pasley, commented, “Jim is a great addition to the Bullfrog Spas Sales Team and we’re excited to get him. He understands the industry from all angles and knows exactly what it takes to be successful personally and as a company.”

Mr. Sueppel expressed his passion for Bullfrog Spas, making the decision to come to Bullfrog based on “the innovation and quality of the product, company culture, and the way Bullfrog treats its dealers and employees.”

Visit the JetPak Technology page on the Bullfrog Spas website to learn more about the benefits of the only hot tub with JetPaks or visit Bullfrog’s hot tub retailer information site if you are interested in becoming a Bullfrog Dealer.

Bullfrog Wins Best of State for 6th Time

Bullfrog Spas Awarded 2011 Best of State Honor

Bullfrog Spas, manufacturer of patented hot tubs and hot tub jetting systems, wins 6th consecutive Best of State Award in the Pool and Spa category.

Best of State Pool and Spa SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH –   The Best of State organization and Bullfrog International, manufacturers of portable hot tubs and the patented JetPak spa jetting system, announced today that Bullfrog Spas is once again the winner of the 2011 Best of State Award in the Pool and Spa category. This is the 6th Best of State Award for Bullfrog Spas. The award will be presented at the Best of State Awards Gala on June 4, 2011.

The official Best of State website states: “The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. By recognizing excellence in our community and sharing examples of success and triumph in so many worthy endeavors, we hope we will all be inspired to reach a little higher, to try a little harder, and to work a little longer for our dreams and goals.”

The Best of State Judges are looking for individuals, businesses, and organizations that:

  • Excel in their endeavors
  • Use innovative approaches or methods
  • Contribute to a better quality of life in Utah

Bullfrog exemplifies these ideals. With the patented JetPak System® and the hard work and ingenuity of a great team, Bullfrog International has grown from simply an idea for a better hot tub to what is now a strong selling international brand with industry-changing technology.  The company has now continuously outperformed the hot tub industry for more than a decade.

Dave Ludlow, President and Founder of Bullfrog International, expressed his thanks, “We are very pleased to have been honored with this award again. It’s gratifying to be recognized here in the state where many of our team members live and work.” “Of course there are many other vital Bullfrog team members around the world. We couldn’t be successful without their important contributions as well.”

About Bullfrog International

Bullfrog International, LC, is headquartered in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah metro area. Bullfrog designs and manufactures the world’s only hot tubs with JetPaks® – modular jetted spa seats, which allow the user to customize, interchange, and upgrade the spa’s jetting at anytime. JetPaks are backed by six U.S. patents with other U.S. and foreign patents pending. Because of the JetPak System, Bullfrog Spas provide powerful hydrotherapy, are virtually leak-proof, and are extremely energy efficient. Bullfrog International currently distributes, licenses, and retails its products in the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Bullfrog executives, including the Founder and President, David Ludlow, are available for interview.

Bullfrog Spas Dealer Featured for Backyard Design

Nova Scotia Hot Tub Dealer, Olympic Pools and Spas, Featured for Space Saving Backyard Design

Olympic Pools and Spas overcomes space limitations to create a family’s dream backyard

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Bullfrog International, LC, a leading manufacturer of high-quality portable spas powered by JetPak® technology, is pleased to announce that Authorized Bullfrog Spas® Dealer, Olympic Pools and Spas, of Sydney, Nova Scotia is featured in the just released issue of Pools, Spas, and Patios, a leading Canadian publication, for their excellent back yard design work.

The specific design featured in the article has a modern nautical feel and makes impressive use of limited space. Olympic was able to design a functional year-round backyard paradise with all of the amenities and beauty of yards two or three times the size. Even with a 16 x 32 ft pool and 7 x 7 Bullfrog Spa, the yard doesn’t seem cramped and maintains a good deal of usable space and beauty.

The article notes: “As there was no green space in the backyard, strategically placed plants and grasses, along with lanterns and candles, were used to complete the resort-like atmosphere.”

Olympic Pools and Spas manager, Alison Maglario commented, “We are excited to be recognized for our work.” “This wasn’t the easiest project to make beautiful since our space was tight. However, we feel like the pool, some strategically placed patio furniture and storage, and all of the JetPak massage options that a Bullfrog Spa offers, make this backyard a little piece of paradise for the home owner.”

About Olympic Pools and Spas -

Olympic Pools and Spas, located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, is the premier pool and spa retailer and the only Authorized Bullfrog Spas Dealer in Nova Scotia. Olympic Pools and Spas are experts in in-ground pools, above-ground pools, portable spas, as well as patios, decking, fences and gazebos. Please visit olympicpoolsandspas.com for more information or visit the showroom located at 288 Welton St. Plaza, Sydney, N.S.

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