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National Hot Tub Day, observed annually on March 28th, offers an ideal opportunity to indulge in the soothing benefits of a hot tub. Although not an official holiday, this day allows individuals to unwind and enjoy the therapeutic effects of their hot tubs without judgment. The occasion presents a chance to spend quality time with loved ones, engaging in conversation and relaxation while the jets melt away tension. Embrace a mini-vacation in your own backyard and celebrate National Hot Tub Day by immersing yourself in the comfort and rejuvenation your hot tub provides.

National Hot Tub Day

The history of hot tubs dates back thousands of years, with early evidence of hot therapeutic baths being used by the ancient Egyptians around 4,000 years ago. Throughout ancient Persia and Greece, influential figures such as King Phraortes and renowned philosophers Plato, Homer, and Hippocrates recognized the healing properties of hot water. The Romans took indulgence to new heights, constructing grand spa facilities for social gatherings and recuperation purposes. The term “spa” originated from the Latin phrase “Sanus Per Aquam,” meaning “health through water.”

In the modern era, California played a significant role in the evolution of home spas. In 1958, the first home spas were constructed using old redwood vats and disused wine barrels. However, water cleanliness and filtration systems were not prioritized during this time. It was only in the late 1970s when fiberglass shell hot tubs emerged, offering easier maintenance and improved cleanliness. The innovation continued with the introduction of self-contained whirlpool spas, spearheaded by Candido Jacuzzi, an aircraft engineer. Jacuzzi’s invention revolutionized the hot tub industry, providing a fully integrated and efficient spa experience.

National Hot Tub Day Timeline

  • 1968: The invention of the first self-contained whirlpool tub.
  • 1970: The birth of the hot tub industry.
  • 1995: Introduction of synthetic hot tub cabinets, replacing traditional wooden cabinets.
  • 2000: Recognition of hot tubs’ medical benefits in addition to their recreational and relaxation purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions about National Hot Tub Day

  1. Can spending too much time in a hot tub be harmful? Extended periods in a hot tub can lead to dehydration and symptoms such as light-headedness, disorientation, or nausea due to the higher temperature of the water compared to your body.
  2. Is it safe to consume alcohol in a hot tub? While enjoying a drink near a hot tub can enhance relaxation, entering a hot tub while under the influence of alcohol is not advisable. Alcohol relaxes muscles and impairs judgment, increasing the risk of accidents or drowning.
  3. What is the average lifespan of a hot tub? The lifespan of a hot tub can vary from five to twenty years, with higher-quality tubs lasting longer. Regular maintenance and proper care contribute to the longevity of a hot tub.

National Hot Tub Day Activities and Maintenance Tips

Activities:

  • Try hot tub yoga to combine physical control, mental clarity, and relaxation.
  • Enjoy aromatherapy by adding natural essential oils or pre-made bath droplets to your hot tub water.
  • Organize a hot tub-themed party with food, drinks, music, and games.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regularly test, balance, and sanitize the water, and clean or replace the filter cartridge.
  • When refilling the hot tub, flush the lines and clean spa surfaces to maintain cleanliness.
  • Inspect the hot tub cover for any signs of damage.
  • Consider investing in a spa cover lift to protect the cover and prevent mildew growth.
  • Enhance your hot tub experience by adding a few drops of spa aromatherapy to the water after completing the cleaning and maintenance process.

Why Celebrate National Hot Tub Day

Stress Relief

There’s no denying the calming effect of warm water on the body and mind. After a long and tiring day, sinking into a hot tub provides a blissful escape, easing away the stresses and tensions of daily life. Whether it’s winter or any other season, the hot tub offers a sanctuary of relaxation.

Hydrotherapy and Pain Relief

The popularity of hot tubs extends beyond relaxation. The hydrotherapy benefits and pain management capabilities they offer are highly valued. The combination of warm water and massaging jets can alleviate tension, reduce headaches, and improve sleep quality. For individuals suffering from arthritis or joint pain, the hot tub’s therapeutic properties provide much-needed relief and comfort.

Muscle Relaxation

The gentle movement and warm water of a hot tub can work wonders for sore muscles. While it’s essential to avoid hot tub use if you have tight or tense muscles, individuals with aches and pains may find relief through the relaxation provided by the hot tub’s jets. The soothing environment encourages muscles to unwind and promotes overall physical comfort.

Social Bonding

National Hot Tub Day is an excellent opportunity to gather with friends and family for a hot tub-themed party. By creating a welcoming and enjoyable ambiance, complete with delicious food, refreshing drinks, and lively music, you can foster meaningful connections and create lasting memories. The hot tub serves as a focal point, encouraging conversations and shared experiences.

Wellness Benefits

Beyond the immediate relaxation and enjoyment, hot tubs offer various wellness benefits. Regular hot tub use can improve blood circulation, promote better sleep patterns, and contribute to overall well-being. The combination of warmth, buoyancy, and therapeutic massage can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health.

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‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry Dies From Apparent Drowning in Hot Tub

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'Friends' Star Matthew Perry Dies From Apparent Drowning in Hot Tub

The world was left in shock as news of the sudden and tragic passing of Matthew Perry, beloved for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the iconic TV series “Friends,” broke. Perry, who was 54 years old, was found dead at his Los Angeles residence, leaving many in disbelief.

Authorities responded to his home at around 4 p.m., where Perry was discovered lifeless in a hot tub. Although an investigation is currently underway, anonymous law enforcement sources have refrained from specifying an official cause of death. While no illicit substances were found at the scene, prescription medications were reportedly discovered in Perry’s home, necessitating toxicology assessments.

As of the time of this report, there has been no statement or response from a representative of Matthew Perry. Los Angeles Police Capt. Scot Williams, who heads the Robbery Homicide Division overseeing the investigation, has stated that foul play is not currently suspected. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has postponed its determination of the cause of death, suggesting that it may remain unknown for some time.

Matthew Perry’s untimely passing has sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment world, with Warner Bros. Television Group, the production company behind “Friends,” expressing their profound sorrow. Perry is remembered as an incredibly talented actor who left an enduring impact on the Warner Bros. Television Group family and audiences worldwide.

NBC, the network that aired “Friends” for all ten seasons, joined in the collective mourning, lauding Perry’s impeccable comedic timing and witty humor. They expressed their belief that his legacy would continue to bring joy to countless generations.

On Saturday night, Perry’s body was carefully moved from his Pacific Palisades home into a coroner’s van. Reports suggest that he may have tragically drowned in the hot tub, possibly after experiencing a cardiac arrest. Perry’s assistant reportedly made the emergency call.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a possible “water rescue” call at 4:07 p.m. When they arrived, Perry was found unresponsive. Authorities cordoned off the residence and set up a white tent near the hot tub and pool area in Perry’s backyard. Photographs captured Perry’s parents, Suzanne Perry and John Bennett Perry, at the scene, along with Suzanne’s husband, Keith Morrison of “Dateline.”

It is worth noting that accidents related to hot tubs, such as drowning, are more common than many realize. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over 300 people lose their lives annually in hot tub-related incidents. Children, especially those under 5, make up a significant portion of these tragic events.

While the details surrounding Perry’s passing are still emerging, additional information indicates that he had been active earlier on the day of his death. Sources suggest that he had played pickleball for two hours in the morning and sent his assistant on an errand. Upon the assistant’s return, Perry was found unresponsive, leading to an immediate call to 911.

Perry’s well-documented battle with substance abuse was openly shared in his 2022 memoir. Despite facing numerous challenges, he had a strong desire to support others in their own struggles with addiction, even establishing a sober men’s facility in Southern California.

Law enforcement has not raised suspicions of foul play or unusual circumstances in his passing. However, it may take several weeks for an official cause of death to be determined as investigations continue.

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Hot Tub Repair Man Accused Of Burglary

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During a ski trip in Georgia, a group of friends encountered an unfortunate incident involving a hot tub repairman. After completing the job, the friends invited the repairman in for a beer. However, the following day, the repairman allegedly broke into their apartment and made off with personal items valued at nearly $20,000.

The tenants reported the incident to the Steamboat Springs Police Department on March 16. According to the arrest affidavit, the renters had contacted Vacasa rental regarding a broken hot tub in their rental property. Christopher Svenson, a contractor hired through Vacasa, responded to the request. One of the renters had a conversation with Svenson while he was repairing the hot tub and extended an invitation to join them for a drink.

The next day, the three renters left the premises to go skiing. Upon returning at noon, one of the renters discovered that the door was unlocked. They reported several stolen items, including a Rolex watch worth $18,000, Bose headphones worth $329, a Dell laptop worth $848, Adidas sneakers worth $160, and an $80 laptop case. Additionally, one of the renters reported the theft of an American Express credit card, while another stated that $1,200 in cash was missing from their laptop case.

The renter whose credit card was allegedly stolen received notifications of its usage in multiple locations around Steamboat, starting at 12:10 p.m. on March 16, just ten minutes after one of the renters returned to find the unlocked door.

According to the affidavit, Svenson had only been employed by the rental company for five days, as confirmed by the property manager. The property manager informed the police that Svenson had access to the garage but did not possess keys to enter the residence.

On the morning of March 16 at 9:15 a.m., Svenson reportedly expressed feeling belittled by the tenants to the property manager and promptly quit before leaving the office. However, despite quitting, Svenson was allegedly seen at the rental property by a maintenance staff member at 9:30 a.m., just 15 minutes later.

The police used vehicle registration data and video footage from stores where the stolen credit card was used to identify Svenson as the suspect. Subsequently, Svenson was arrested on Wednesday, April 26, on charges of second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, and theft, a Class 5 felony. His bail was set at $25,000.

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Canadian Spa Brands Merge – Hydropool + Sunrise

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Canadian Spa Brands Merge - Hydropool + Sunrise

Mississauga-based company Hydropool has made a groundbreaking announcement in the Canadian hot tub and swim spa industry by merging with Sunrise Spas. This merger brings together the leadership, intellectual property, and industry experience of both companies, totaling almost a century, to enhance the efficiency of the production process for both manufacturers.

The primary objective of the merger is to strengthen both the Hydropool and Sunrise brands. By working closely together, the companies aim to build a strong future. The merger presents an exciting opportunity for all those involved in either company.

While the two manufacturers join forces, most aspects of their operations will remain unchanged. Retailers can expect to continue receiving the same high level of service and support they have been accustomed to.

Over the next year, there will be a gradual shift in Sunrise’s production and assembly from Grimsby, Ont. to Hydropool’s location in Mississauga. This transition will be carried out at a reasonable pace to minimize any disruption for retailers.

Throughout the merger, the Sunrise brand family will be maintained, with a focus on strengthening both brands without one overshadowing the other. Dealers will maintain their existing relationships with Sunrise Spas’ customer service, sales teams, and senior leadership. Parts will continue to be supplied directly by Sunrise, and the warranty service will also be handled by Sunrise.

The merger is seen as a change that makes sense for both companies, considering the current economic climate. By operating more efficiently and expanding manufacturing capabilities, both Hydropool and Sunrise will be better positioned for the future.

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