Bullfrog International, manufacturers of the Bullfrog Spas brand of innovative portable hot tubs, is proud to release our annual year in review for 2010.
Following are just some of Bullfrog International’s 2010 highlights:
Awards & Accolades:
IPG President’s Award
Independent Pool Group, a large Canadian buying organization, honored Bullfrog Spas with their President’s Award. The award is given to the manufacturer who provides the best service and most value to the group.
SpaRetailer Magazine’s annual Retail Stars Edition featured one of Bullfrog’s top spa dealers, Georgia Spa Company, and general manager, Josh Kemerling on their cover and in their feature article on the best spa dealers in the country.
Bullfrog Spas International Sales Director was chosen to sit on the Hot Tub Power Panel at the industry’s largest trade show, the International Pool Spa and Patio Expo. This panel held productive and lively discussions on the hot tub industry and where it is heading.
Bullfrog Spas was honored with our 5th Best of State Award in the Pool and Spa category. This award is presented to Utah companies that exhibit exemplary customer service, integrity, and success.
The Reliever JetPak was officially released in August of 2010. With its unique and powerful low back-focused massage the Reliever became an immediate top seller within Bullfrog’s lineup of JetPak hot tub jets and was mentioned as a highlight of the pool and spa industry’s top trade show by Pool & Spa News.
The Bullfrog Spas Model 262 quickly became a top seller with many of today’s value-conscious spa buyers. The Model 262 falls within Bullfrog’s Series II and is priced very reasonably, especially considering its capacity, energy efficiency and overall quality.
In an effort to provide up to date information and some fun along the way, Bullfrog Spas launched our hot tub blog as an interactive part of the Bullfrog Spas website. Blog topics range from new product announcements and press releases to fun topics like funny commercials featuring hot tubs.
Hot Tubs Improve Health, What Does This Mean for Me?
Recent studies by the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute and others offer a look at the enormous potential for improving health and wellness through aquatic therapy, especially warm water immersion such as hot tub therapy. For some time there has been evidence that suggested that it was good to soak in warm water. Now science is actually proving that warm water immersion improves the function of our autonomic nervous system leading to decreased stress and a greater sense of balance and overall wellness. Water also has a significant beneficial effect on our heart and circulation. It improves blood flow to the muscles which reduces pain and speeds healing. Warm water relieves symptoms of diabetes, lowers blood pressure, and may even make you smarter by increasing brain circulation and function.
They’re finally getting to the bottom of why warm water makes us feel so good. Ongoing studies in aquatic therapy will certainly uncover more valuable information about the health benefits of warm water. For now it would appear that if you are not spending some time relaxing in a hot tub that you are probably missing out on your chance for better health.
Many people think that buying a hot tub costs too much. We believe you can’t afford not to have a hot tub. Here are statistics showing that owning a hot tub for a 5 year span will cost owners less than other wellness and relaxing activities.
Bullfrog Spas donates a Model 682 8-person hot tub at cost to raise much needed funding for Primary Children’s Medical Center
Riverton, UT (Vocus) July 27, 2010
Bullfrog Spas Model 682 8-Person Hot Tub
Bullfrog International is happy to have the opportunity to donate at cost a top of the line Bullfrog Spa to aid in fund raising efforts for Primary Children’s Medical Center, a Salt Lake City children’s hospital serving children with severe illness and acute medical needs.
The upcoming fundraiser will directly benefit Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Primary Children’s Medical Center is the premier children’s hospital in the Intermountain West, serving children from Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, and beyond.
The impressive Model 682 Bullfrog Spa, Bullfrog’s largest spa model which seats up to 8 adults and retails for close to $11,000, will be on display at a charity golf tournament from July 29-31, 2010. The fund raising auction will be on July 30 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah where the tournament will be held. The proceeds from this auction go to Primary Children’s Medical Center to fund critical medical and recovery programs for children.
Bullfrog was contacted by Steve Sorenson of Smith’s Food and Drug, a major sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network, requesting the donation. Mr. Sorenson, who is heavily involved in the fundraising efforts for this event, commented, “We appreciate donations like this amazing Bullfrog Spa because, not only does it directly benefit the kids by bringing in thousands of dollars, but the person who buys the hot tub gets something of value that actually improves their own health.”
Bullfrog International is proud to manufacture hot tubs and spas that promote a healthy lifestyle. Recent studies have actually shown that hot tub therapy provides some very important health benefits. Researchers at the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute are finding that soaking in a hot tub, like the Bullfrog Spa Model 682, provides relief of stress by bringing the autonomic nervous system into balance, which leads directly to improved physical and mental function, a real sense of calm and wellness, and better overall health.
Immersion in the warm swirling waters of hot tubs has also been shown to increase circulation, promote better sleep, relieve symptoms of diabetes, and to reduce pain and swelling in muscles and joints after workouts or injury.
Bullfrog International and Primary Children’s Medical Center hope to continue to work together to provide critical medical care to kids in need and health and wellness to everyone. To find out more about the health benefits made possible through a Bullfrog Spa please call today or visit www.bullfrogspas.com.
About Primary Children’s Medical Center
Founded in the early years of the twentieth century as a church-sponsored institution, Primary Children’s Medical Center is now owned and operated by Intermountain Healthcare, a charitable, community-owned, nonprofit health care organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Primary Children’s is the Intermountain West’s only full-service children’s hospital. Located on the beautiful campus of the University of Utah overlooking the Salt Lake Valley, the hospital cares for children with acute and chronic medical needs from Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, and beyond. The hospital is equipped to treat children with complex illness and injury and is recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. For more information on Primary Children’s Medical Center or to make a donation please visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.
About Bullfrog International
Founded in 1996, 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 seatbacks. JetPaks are backed by six U.S. patents with other U.S. and foreign patents pending. In addition to the JetPak Technology, Bullfrog Spas provide health benefits through 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. Since 2003, Bullfrog International, LC has experienced an average growth rate of more than 43 percent each year. To learn more about the health benefits of hydrotherapy, the technology, and the company and to order a complimentary Bullfrog Spa DVD, please visit www.bullfrogspas.com.
SpaVault Provides a Beautiful In-ground Hot Tub with the Comfort of a Portable Spa
To get an in-ground spa with the comfort of a high-end portable spa you could always just bury your beautiful new spa in the ground. But then how do you ever move it, or access the equipment, or keep water from seeping in and damaging things?
The SpaVault is the answer for those that want to have the aesthetics, accessibility, and hydrotherapy of an in-ground hot tub with all of the additional benefits of of a beautiful portable Bullfrog Spa with JetPaks. The SpaVault is an easily assembled kit that forms a strong protective barrier around your portable spa allowing you to place it fully or partially in the ground. This type of spa installation makes getting in and out of your spa much easier and allows you to surround the spa with custom concrete, pavers, decking, rock, or other landscaping materials for a custom spa look. Because your in-ground spa is a Bullfrog Spa, you get all of the benefits of comfort and the custom massage options of the JetPak System. The SpaVault ships easily on a pallet and can be installed by any landscaper, construction company, or even the do it yourself homeowner with a little knowledge of construction and landscaping.
In addition to all of the functional benefits of a SpaVault in-ground spa installation, the aesthetics that it makes possible are a landscape designer’s dream. Many Bullfrog Spa customers have really enjoyed freeing up some extra patio space by installing their new Bullfrog Spa in a SpaVault just off of their patio or elsewhere in a secluded and serene place in the yard. Having the spa in the ground or partially in the ground frees up sight-lines and keeps the hot tub from sticking out or looking out of place in any way. Some landscape designers pair the SpaVault installation with a Bullfrog Spa that is fitted with the Custom Ready Cabinet. This allows them to place the spa partially in the ground and then finish the exposed spa cabinet with rock or brick for a truly unique custom look.
If you are considering a relaxing new Bullfrog Spa, be sure to take a good look at the SpaVault and just dream of all of the options it will give you in your backyard. Contact an authorized Bullfrog Spas Dealer and learn more about SpaVault and Bullfrog Spas today.