Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 2:51 pm
Although not all spas are created equally, it is a fact that all portable spas have four primary components: the shell, the plumbing, the cabinet & the power system. Viking believes that the greatness of the individual parts is what make the greatness of the whole spa. That is why they focus on using only the best components, made exclusively in the USA to know that their spa will provide the therapy and dependability that customers demand.
The Shell: Made of a virtually indestructible thermoplastic, Vikings High Density Polyethylene is impervious to delamination seen when acrylic is either backed by fiberglass or a differing material rigidizer like ABS. Blistering or cracking are also not evident in our product. Their revolutionary HDPE shell is to the spa industry what the invention of plastic bottles were to the soda industry. Or for that matter what fiberglass was to the auto industry to prevent rusting in automobiles. Products made with HDPE range from containers to children's toys. HDPE is in virtually every industry because of its durability and value. Therefore, Viking is pleased to be the leading producer of HDPE spas to the spa industry.
The Plumbing: Viking is proud of its relationship with WaterwayTM. Where many spa manufacturers now use jets manufactured in China that have "similar" design characteristics to WaterwayTM, the simple fact remains that the dependability and quality of WaterwayTM is phenomenal. Working with this leader in the spa industry, Viking has balanced it's plumbing system to provide unrivaled power behind every jet.
The Cabinet: Vikings investment into molds and tooling to produce our cabinet panels have given them an edge. No longer reliant on glue and staples to hold together panel boards, their one piece injection molded panel provides years of carefree maintenance.
The Power System: Once again, Viking has turned to the best power pack provider in the industry, BalboaTM to supply all our power systems. Matched with WaterwayTM Executive Series Pumps, their power system is backed by two of the oldest suppliers in the industry.
Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 10:13 am
There seems to be an obsession in consumers’ minds with hot tub jet count when it comes down to determining which spa is suitable. The number of hot tub jets alone does not guarantee a good massage. A combination of the right hot tub jets in the right formation ensures a good massage.
• A great spa massage includes hot tub jets that are the right size for a specific muscle group with the appropriate intensity. • All spa jets are made to direct water flow. You can customize a massage by controlling the flow. Divert water flow pressure from one seat to the next and turn the hot tub jets off and on individually to personalize your massage. • Many hot tub jets are designed to move back and forth. A rotating stream of water replicate a hand circling, or rubbing certain areas of your back.
Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Thursday Jul 07, 2011 11:44 am
Hot tubs are substantial assets that should be maintained properly. If you have never owned a hot tub, the thought of maintaining one may seem overwhelming, but in reality, maintenance is rather simple.
A few minutes a week are all that is needed so that you and your family will enjoy using your hot tub for years to come. Hot tub maintenance doesn’t require a lot of skill, but you do have to know what to do and when to do it.
From the exterior to the interior to water chemistry, here are some tips for proper hot tub maintenance.
Because your hot tub cover is exposed to the elements, it is important to use a vinyl protector to extend its life and appearance. Vinyl cleaner should be used only on the top of the cover; you don’t want any of the cleaner’s chemicals to get into your hot tub and possibly affect the water’s chemistry. To clean the underside of the cover, use a garden hose. To dry the hot tub cover, just let it air-dry (needless to say this should be done on a warm or sunny day).
Hot tub acrylic shells are non-porous surfaces so they prevent dirt or germs from getting embedded within the shell. Hence, acrylic shells on most hot tubs are simple to clean. Still, just like anything else that sits outdoors, the shell can get dusty. Wiping the shell down with a damp cloth periodically will keep your hot tub looking as nice as the day you bought it.
However, to ensure clean, clear water, there are still some basic chemicals, such as chlorine, bromine, baquanine or mineral based purifiers, which you will need to add to the water to kill standing bacteria and other germs. Chlorine is one of the most common and widely known water sanitizers. When the water care basics are followed hot tub water chemistry can be maintained in just a few minutes a week. The right configuration will be based on the size, make and model of your spa as well as how often you use it. Cleaning your filter on a regular basis is also necessary to lengthen the hot tub’s life.
Proper hot tub maintenance will help your spa retain its beauty and performance, and ensure it continues to be a source of stress relief, relaxation and family fun for years to come.
Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Tuesday Jul 05, 2011 9:23 am
Sleep Benefits of Hot Tubs: Whether it's difficulty falling asleep or episodes of waking up and being unable to easily go back to sleep during the night, you probably experience a less-than-good night's... More »
Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Wednesday Jun 01, 2011 2:57 pm
Imagine the difference a Jacuzzi J-300 portable spa will make in your life. Find refuge from the pressures of work, take a break, or rejuvenate in the company of family and friends. Enjoy a spa-quality... More »
Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Wednesday Jun 01, 2011 12:07 pm
Hot Tub Stress Relief: Sundance hydrotherapy can be an effective way to reduce the effects of stress on a consistent, day-to-day basis. Spa stress relief starts simply: a warm water massage in a Sundance... More »
Posted by The Great Escape Blog on Wednesday Jun 01, 2011 9:21 am
Step into a Jacuzzi J-400 and let the inventors of the modern spa help you step outside the box. In creating the J-400 Collection, Jacuzzi spa designers and engineers were inspired to rethink traditional... More »
We have everything you need to have more fun at home. Above ground pools, pool supplies & chemicals, patio furniture, umbrellas, retractable awnings, Weber grills, hot tubs, hot tub & spa chemicals, wood playsets, Goalrilla basketball hoops, pool tables, home theater seats, bars & bar stools...the list goes on and on.
The Great Escape reserves the right to make changes to product information, promotions, and conditions of use at any time. All photos, products, and colors are for illustrative purposes only. Colors may vary based on your individual screen settings. Colors, product specifications and prices may be updated at any time by The Great Escape. We may terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the site at any time. Actual retail prices may vary. Please visit one of our retail locations for specific product pricing and availability. Tampering with the site, misrepresenting the identity of a user, using buying agents or conducting fraudulent activities on the site are prohibited.