Video: Hot Tubs 101- Turning on your Hot Tub power

This episode of Hot Tubs 101 teaches you how to turn on your Hot Tub Power.

Here we are focusing on the electrical set up for Hot Spring and Caldera spas, but every hot tub brand works similarly!

 

Turn on your Hot Tub Power

Watch our video on How to Fill a Hot Tub!

 

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Video: Hot Tubs 101- How to Fill a Hot Tub

This episode of Hot Tubs 101 teaches you how to Fill a Hot Tub.

Focusing on Hot Spring NXT, Highlife, Limelight and Hot Spot hot tubs, as well as Caldera Hot Tubs, this method will work for all hot tub brands.

We also show you how high to fill your hot tub water.

How to Fill a Hot Tub

Watch the next video to learn How to Turn on Power to your Hot Tub!

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Who are the Best Hot Tub Companies in Bucks County, PA?

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In our almost 18 years of business in Bucks County, PA, we’ve made a lot of customers happy with a new Hot Tub in their backyard. Of course, we know that we aren’t the only hot tub company in the area!

During the buying process, we are often asked about other hot tub companies locally. We think many of our competitors carry great products, and we always encourage hot tub shoppers to check out our competition. We believe it’s important to be informed about what hot tut brands and other companies are out there when you’re trying to make a decision about where to purchase a hot tub.

Check out these local Hot Tub Companies in Bucks County:

Loves Outdoor Living: Located in Langhorne, PA, Loves is a hot tub pool and patio company that also specializes in ski and snowboarding gear purchase or rental. They service and sell above ground pools and carry two hot tub brands.

Pelican Shops: With a local showrooms in Quakertown, PA plus 3 central Jersey hot tub showrooms, Pelican is a Premier Supplier of Ski & Snowboard Equipment and Winter Outwear. Pelican is a family-owned business and carries various hot tub brands throughout their 4 locations

East Coast Spas: East Coast Spas Bucks County Hot Tub Showroom is located on Route 611 in Horsham, PA and features multiple hot tub and swim spa lines. They also carry patio furniture and offer a wide array of spa chemicals and accessories.

Niagara Pools and Spas: With 3 retail hot tub stores in the area (Their Bucks County location is in Bristol, PA), Niagara has been family owned and operated since 1957. Specializing in fiberglass pools, above-ground pools and multiple hot tub and swim spa brands, Niagara also features outdoor furniture, billiards and has a robust service department.

There are 4 hot tub companies in bucks county to consider when you are shopping for a new hot tub. We believe a great hot tub buying experience includes:

  • Relationship with a great, long-standing company that stands behind a quality product
  • The quality of the product
  • Availability to see, feel and try the hot tub before you buy
  • Service after the purchase

We hope this is helpful when you’re searching for a hot tub in Bucks County!

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Spring Dance Hot Tubs is an Award-Winning Hot Tub Dealer for 2015!

We’re excited to announce that we were presented as an Award-Winning Hot Tub Dealer TWICE at the National conferences in Coronado, CA this past January from our two hot tub brands: Hot Spring Spas and Caldera Spas.

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Award-Winning Hot Tub Dealer in 2015:

The awards presented were:

• 2015 Territory Dealer of the Year by Hot Spring Spas, the world’s number one-selling brand of hot tubs
• Eastern Area Dealer of the Year from Caldera Spas

Regional Hot Tub Dealer of the Year award nominees were carefully evaluated for business, retail and marketing excellence, customer experience, sales performance and representation of the Hot Spring Spas and Caldera Spas brands.

“Our Territory Dealers of the Year are truly role models for our entire dealer community,”

said Mike Dunn, Executive Vice President for Watkins Manufacturing, maker of Hot Spring Spas.

“These retailers are committed to growing their businesses – and they have succeeded! But more importantly, they demonstrate exceptional care for their customers.”

We are thrilled to be recognized by a Fortune 500 Company like Watkins Manufacturing and Masco Corporation, and we are proud to represent the best hot tub brands in the industry! To be recognized locally as a regional leader is testament to the incredible team we have of talented sales professionals, service technicians, customer service representatives and marketing and support personnel.

Learn More about Spring Dance Hot Tubs and our Award-Winning Hot Tub Dealership


 

Do you have to pay a lot of money for a good hot tub?

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If you’re researching hot tubs and want to know the answer to a simple question: What do hot tubs cost? You might be frustrated. Most retailers don’t post pricing online. We want to help you understand what hot tubs cost by answering the question:

Do you have to pay a lot of money for a good hot tub?

Yes! And no. Okay that’s not a clear answer, but hear us out!

The Yes

We say yes you have to pay a lot for a good hot tub because you get what you pay for. There are companies that advertise a Hot Tub with “700 jets that seats 6 Adults for under $1500.” You could buy that hot tub online or in-store today and have it delivered soon thereafter. But in the hot tub industry, you DO get what you pay for. A few problems you could run into:

Getting Service and Parts

A cheap hot tub is generally made oversees- most likely in China- to save on manufacturing costs. There are new “Brands” that seem to come out every day with a new name, boasting lots of jets and features at a cheap price. These brands exist one day and are rolled into a different brand or made in a new factory under a new name the next week. We see it all the time. And this doesn’t just happen in the hot tub industry!

The problem with this is service & parts. If you need a repair (and with a spa that cheaply made, you most likely will) how will you know that the manufracture will be around so that you or a service repair person can get part?

The Dealer

Generally a dealer offering the cheapest hot tubs is a retailer based online, or if they are local to your home, they have carried multiple brands over the years they’ve been in business. If that’s the case, ask the Dealer why. The chances are it’s because the brands have gone out of business. And if you purchase from an online retailer, who do you go to when you have a problem? Even if they have a local service repairman, do you feel comfortable having someone come to you home from a company where you’ve never put a face to a name?

Cheap manufacturing and parts:

There is a difference between the feel of a cheap jet and a jet of better quality. Major brands have engineers on their design teams who understand ergonomics and how that relates to your body in hot water. But don’t take our word for it! Test it out for yourself. Try a test soak in a hot tub from a brand-name manufacturer and then try a cheaper hot tub. See if you notice the difference!

Quality

The last difference you’ll see is quality- a cheap hot tub may not last you for many years. We see Hot Spring and Caldera brand hot tubs that are 10-15 or even 20 years old all the time!

The No:

We say NO- you don’t have to spend a lot to get a great hot tub because it IS possible to get a great quality hot tub that is manufactured well with quality parts for a decent price. You will sacrifice some features and maybe a shorter warranty period, but you won’t have to give up brand name, manufacture reputation, quality & reliability. Here is what we mean:

If you spend over $10,000:  This will buy you the best hot tub available. You will be able to pick from the top features and options and have the best warranty available for hot tubs.

If you spend $5,000-$10,000:  You may have to give up some of the top-of-the line features and the warranty may be a year or two less, but many of the same options are available and you will not suffer with a lesser quality spa.

If you spend less than $5,000:  You will most likely just have a 1 or 2 year warranty and may not have features like lights throughout the hot tub and multiple water falls. Your jet configurations might be less unique than in the higher-end hot tubs.

But in all of the above scenarios you WILL have:

  • Support & service from a Local Dealer
  • The quality & reliability of a manufacture like Hot Spring, Caldera & Freeflow
  • A long lasting, enjoyable hot tub for years to come!

Do you have any thoughts to add? Let us know in the comments!

 

How to Prepare a Hot Tub for a Winter Storm

prepare-hot-tub-for-winter-stormWhen a big winter storm is on its way bringing snow, ice and the potential for loss of power, it’s important to prepare a hot tub for a winter storm with a few simple steps:

Pre-Storm Planning

  • Turn up the Temperature: Most hot tubs go up to 104 degrees. Turn your hot tub to the hottest setting and make sure the “summer” or “economy” mode is off. The higher the temperature, the more time you buy yourself before you have to worry about the hot tub freezing, in case there is a loss of power.

Steps if you lose Power

Do not drain your hot tub!

If you don’t have a generator:

  • Leave the hot tub cover closed. With your spa set to 104 degrees, in the typical Pennsylvania and New Jersey winter storm, you can have up to 3-5 days without power before you need to worry about the hot tub freezing.

If you have a generator: 

  • Plug an extension cord from the generator into a submersible pump, and place the pump in the hot tub. The heat from the pump will add to the water plus keep the water circulating, preventing it from freezing.
  • Another option is to use the generator to run a space heater or 100 watt light bulb. Place the heater or bulb into the equipment area (Inside of the cabinet) of your spa and run for a few hours at a time.

Once power is restored, if you notice an issue with your spa, contact us right away to schedule a service or repair.


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How to Make your Turkey on the Grill

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With Thanksgiving on the mind, we’re thinking about the delicious treats that will be on our table shared with friends and family in just a few weeks- and most importantly- we’re thinking about The Turkey!

Now that we carry the Big Green Egg Grill in our Jamison showroom, we’re always thinking about what we can cook on this fabulous grill. We scoured the web & tried of few of these recipes for the perfect Turkey on the grill!

How to Make your Turkey on the Grill

Clean your turkey thoroughly.

Dressing the Bird

What you do next is up to you:

  • If you like a simple turkey, just brush the turkey with Olive Oil & rub with salt & pepper.
  • If you like to be creative, stuff the turkey with onion, lemon wedges and fresh herbs!
  • If you’re using the Big Green Egg Vertical Turkey Roaster, add 1 onion and 1 stalk of celery to the drip pan & fill the drip pan with 2 cups of chicken broth, wine or water. You can also rub the turkey with our favorite rub (we love the Whirly Bird BBQ rub from Big Green Egg!) or salt & pepper

Grilling the Bird

Set the EGG® up for indirect cooking with a plate setter at 350°F. Add a small handful of pecan chips for a mild smoke flavor!

  • Vertical Turkey Roaster: Load the bird onto the roaster, and place into a drip pan. Add ingredients to the drip pan as mentioned above.
  • Roasting Pan: Lay the bird horizontally on a trivet or V-Rack to slightly elevate the turkey off the bottom of the roasting pan.

Cooking Time

Cook the turkey for 12 to 15 minutes per pound until the temperature in the breast meat is 160°F and the temperature in the thighs is above 170°F. Reserve the pan drippings to make gravy let rest and enjoy!!

The Big Green Egg

  • The Small EGG® will hold a 12-pound turkey
  • The Medium EGG will hold an 18-pound turkey
  • The Large EGG will hold a 20-pound turkey
  • The XL EGG will hold two 20-pound turkeys

We carry The Big Green Egg in our Jamison Showroom. Request a quote today just in time for Thanksgiving!




Recipe adapted from Big Green Egg
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Impressive Swim Spa Installation and Delivery

We recently installed a 19′ swim spa in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

This was one of the most impressive installations our team has delivered so far and required the help of an 85 ton crane that stretched the swim spa 100 feet away, into the air and over the roof of the home!

Take a look at the great pictures of the fabulous swim spa installation:

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The Swim Spa you see in these images is the 19 foot AquaTrainer Hydropool Swim Spa.

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Thanks to the customer for these great pictures!

Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob

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Spring has us thinking a lot about grilling! And while corn on the cob season is a few months off locally in the Philadelphia region, we’re seeing corn pop up in our local grocery stores & so we think that’s a sign that it’s time to start grilling corn! So grab your favorite grill (we love the Big Green Egg) and try this easy recipe:

Perfectly Grilled corn on the Cob

Ingredients

8 ears corn
Kosher salt
Queso Fresco
Adobo peppers in chipotle sauce
Sour Cream
Lime

Directions

Heat the grill to medium.

Pull the outer husks down the ear to the base. Strip away the silk from each ear of corn by hand. Fold husks back into place, and place the ears of corn in a large bowl of cold water with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes.

Remove corn from water and shake off excess. Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife. Remove the husks and eat on the cob or remove the kernels.

Chipotle Sauce

Mix 1/2 cup sour cream with a teaspoon of the sauce from the adobo peppers. Add more adobo sauce as needed. The sauce can go from mild to hot quickly, so add the sauce slowly!

Spread the chipotle sauce all over the ears of corn. Sprinkle with queso fresco and serve with a wedge of lime.

Enjoy!


Looking to trade in your old grill for something that makes food just like Bobby Flay & the other grilling experts? Check out The Big Green Egg. We have the whole line of grills & accessories in our Jamison showroom

Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay

Introducing Hydropool Swim Spas

We’re excited to introduce Hydropool Swim spas! Check out our introductory video below:

Swim spas in our Showroom

Swim Spa at Spring Dance Hot Tubs  Hydropool swim spa

Learn more about our Swim Spas on our website