We don't sell spray foam insulated spas.
1 - Spray foam is not the most efficient insulation system. Want proof? Just ask the California Energy Commission, the only regulatory body that actually tests hot tubs for energy efficiency.
2 - Spray foam holds water for a LONG LONG time. This means that your spa could be leaking slowly for months before you even realise there is a problem. Wet foam results in mould and before you know it you're out of warranty and your dealer wont fix the tub for free anymore.
3 - Once your spray foam insulation becomes waterlogged it loses its effectiveness as far as keeping the water warm & the weight of the wet spray foam also pulls lines and plumbing out of place. Just simple physics.
4 - If your spas pumps aren't given the space to breathe they can overheat and shut down. Another common thing we see with spray foam insulated spas.
5 - Spray foam is an attractive place for rodents to hide, and you can only imagine the issues that can be caused when you're housing a rat in your brand new expensive hot tub!
Don't believe us? Check out the photos below!
Are you looking for the ultimate backyard oasis? Look no further! The SpaVault by Bullfrog Spas combines function with creativity in a way that can help you achieve the backyard of your dreams.
The SpaVault is an easy to install hot tub in the ground that looks like a custom built in spa. These hot tubs can be installed either partially or fully in the ground; which is often a much more integrated and elegant look than a spa simply sitting on top of a deck or patio. The custom installation options of the SpaVault also allow you to surround your in ground spa with materials that compliment the design aesthetics of your home and yard (Brick, Stone, Wood, etc).
A SpaVault is the perfect option for hot tubbers that want hydrotherapy, aesthetics and the accessibility of a custom spa. The SpaVault is available for order only at Paramount Recreation and is only available to fit the larger Bullfrog Spa models that are 7’10” square. The SpaVault has become synonymous with innovation and design. Discover the potential applications for the SpaVault in your home. Come visit us in store today! 250 240 8827
on the subject of resolutions
Most of our customers know that if you visit our store you are greeted by vast array of products ranging from fitness equipment to pool and spa supplies, barbecues, and more!
This time of year particularly, our fitness sales see a major boost - thanks to everyone making fitness their "New Years Resolution".
We've all made getting in better shape a priority at one point or the other - but what does it really take to see new years resolution RESULTS?
After almost 7 years in business we've started to see a pattern among those that are successful in following through with their resolutions, no matter what they are.
1. BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Ever catch yourself making a to do list, and then adding a couple things at the bottom of it that you know you've already done, just for the satisfaction of crossing them off? It's OK to allow yourself to celebrate small victories - even if it means reminding yourself of them.
Kindness to oneself should also be a factor in making your new years resolution itself. Don't set extraordinary goals for yourself that you know you will stress yourself trying to reach. Resolutions should be sources of inspiration not toxic burdens.
2. KEEP GOING
Weather the goal is to pay off debt, work off weight, travel or sell your home - the road to worthwhile change is never a simple one. Be your own cheerleader, and just keep going. No success has ever come without hard work and perseverance, and the idioms on the subject are countless - so that in itself is saying something!
3. GO WITH YOUR GUT
Surround yourself with people who you know are going to help you succeed in your goals. Do business with, hire, trade and work with people you feel like you can trust. Be honest and expect honesty, and just go with your gut. For example, if you find a personal trainer who you can tell will be a good support to you - trust your instincts. Weight loss, like most other journeys, requires a certain connection between the mind and the body that often involves intuition.
4. TELL SOMEONE
When you see yourself shedding a little weight - or cutting down on that debt, or completing small parts of that project - tell someone. Sometimes it helps to verbalize ourselves getting closer to our goals. Like climbing the rungs on a ladder - each step closer took work - and acknowledging what it took you to get there helps remind you of the progress you are making.
ALL IN ALL - this year we resolve - as a business - to continue to provide a high standard of customer service , and improve on it in any way we can. We resolve to continue to work closely with our manufacturers and suppliers to assure we are providing you with the highest quality products at the best prices. And last but not least - we resolve to support local business as often as possible.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ! WELCOME 2016!
5 top tips for tykes in tubs
Little ones love hot tubs! They love the bubbles, the lights, the whirl-y jets and the fact that they have excellent nooks and crannies that can be used as some sort of underwater obstacle course. Sound fun? It is. But expect a lot of jumping, splashing and sliding.
No one wants to be the fun police, but SAFETY has to come first and foremost when it comes to kids and Hot Tubs. Below are 5 ways to have a safe and fun time in the hot tub with the kids.
1. The story of the bear who broke in to the hot tub
Once upon a time (in metro Vancouver) a big black bear broke into someone's backyard and used the hot tub and the pool for a little rest and relaxation. Once he was done he left a furry mess, and an awful 'wet dog' smell for the family to clean up.
This is why all above ground hot tubs today come with cover clips that lock the spa cover down when not in use. Although these clips are simple enough for anyone over 10 to get through, they are a good deterrent for curious little ones who may want to explore the tub when parents have their back turned. Most cover clips come with little keys that need to be used to unlock the cover - its best to keep these keys out of reach, and to keep the cover locked when the spa isn't in use. This works well for bears and kids alike!
2. Turn the temp down below 100f
Given the level of physical activity that takes place in a tub when used by kids, the water never needs to be has hot as possible. Giggles and tons of exertion create enough body heat for little ones to try to regulate without having to deal with additional physical stress of hot water. Overheated kids suffer from a variety of different illnesses, including dizziness and drowsiness. Keeping the water cool, and keeping all activity supervised AT ALL TIMES, is the only way to make sure hot tubs stay safe and fun for children.
*Please note babycenter.com advises that hot tubs should not be used at all by those under 5. This is because young children can overheat more quickly than adults. Your child should also be tall enough to stand in the center of the hot tub and still keep her head above the water to help prevent drowning
3. Go potty before you get in!
Please oh please, go before you get in. The guy at the hot tub store sold us a chemical that turns your pee bright green as soon as you pee in the tub, so everyone will know when anyone pees. That goes for adults too! (This one usually works if your kids are too young to get grossed out about the idea of sitting in urine.)
4. Shower before and DEFINITELY after
What you bring in to the tub stays in the tub. Showering before hot tub use is important because it washes away many of the common skin bacteria, but also because it removes perspiration, lotions, deodorants, powders and creams. Showering after the hot tub assures that you remove any chemical residue on the skin and in the hair.
5. Warm Towels and Cool Drinks once you're done Tubbin'
Extreme changes in temperature can cause lots of complications for kids. The hot water coupled with the fact that hot tubs can be dehydrating - makes drinking water an important thing to remember after getting out of the tub. Warm towels also help little ones gently ease back to cooler temperatures outside of tub.
--In my experience the best recipe for a calm sleepy child includes 15 minutes in the hot tub, with a warm towel and drink after. A quick rinse off, a yummy supper and then it's off to bed. The warmth of the tub makes it easier for my little one to fall quickly to sleep, leaving mum and dad a little time for wine in the hot tub later.
Its an investment
You're driving down the highway and you see a set of bright yellow tents screaming the word SALE in red. Inflatable dancing machine is going full tilt, and the low thump of heavy base out of one of the flashing hot tubs is making you wonder what time of day it is.
The typical Hot Tub Sale is in full swing. You wonder for a second if the business is legit, curiosity piqued, I wonder if they're giving out free hot dogs..... Aaah well if they're here on the weekend maybe I'll swing in.
We know this kind of sale only too well. The inflatable dancing machine is ours, and yes it did go full tilt, because of which..its broken now.
Buying a hot tub is like buying a car in some ways. It is a long term investment, that you hope to get a lot of use out of, and a purchase where WARRANTY DOES MATTER. So how do you decide which spa to buy, made by whom, who from, and what is a fair price?
GO WITH YOUR GUT
A hot tub is an appliance just like your dishwasher, washer dryer or TV. It runs as much, gets as much use as any of those items, and as such has a chance to fail just like any other appliance.
Here are the most important things to keep in mind in choosing your spa:
How to be a water Wise Hot-Tubber
Properly maintained Hot tubs don’t waste water.
A McGill University study shows the the average Canadian uses a whopping 329 liters of water everyday!! This translates to a mind blowing 360,255 liters or 95169 gallons for the average Canadian household per year. In times of drought it is only natural to be concerned with ways to conserve, and your hot tub is in fact and asset NOT a waste.
The average hot tub contains less than 1% of your total household water consumption, and well maintained water can last from 4-8 months, and provide a welcome break from the intense summer heat.
But how do you keep water chemistry just right, when you may not want to do a refill just yet?
Here are some tips:
Dont hesitate to contact us in store with all your questions: 250 240 8827
10 years of pool and spa industry experience, and we're always happy to help!