Product Focus: Portable Spas 2013

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The portable spa. It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it?

With all those precisely-placed jets, the contoured seats and unique additions, like LED lighting and Bluetooth connection, and it’s clear that now more than ever that portable spas create an experience as unique as those who use them. 

We asked manufacturers to share their new or bestselling portable spa models with us. Take a look at our roundup below:


Bullfrog SpasBullfrog Spaswww.bullfrogspas.com(877) 565-8112

The Bullfrog Spas lineup has been entirely redesigned for 2013 with the all new A Series and R Series. With sophisticated design and functionality, it’s easy to personalize jet therapy with the updated JetPak Therapy System, the company says. Standard features include a wood-free structure, menu-driven controls, elegant LED lighting, stunning water features, spacious seating areas, and ergonomic mold design.

Dynasty SpasDynasty Spaswww.dynastyspas.com(800) 951-6224

New from Dynasty Spas is the Harmony Collection, a line that offers seating for up to six adults. Each model has 50 illuminated oval titanium gray and stainless steel jets powered by two 7-pumps and an extra circulation pump. They include an optional Infinity AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth/MP3 player, and all features are illuminated for enhanced ambiance.

L.A. SpasL.A. Spaswww.LAspas.com(800) 569-2344

L.A. Spas announces the redesigned 2013 Paradise H2. The company’s flagship party spa, the eye-catching model measures 40 inches tall with 98 stainless jets, two full-sized loungers and room for eight. Like all Premium Collection models, the Ultimate Water Management System with Aqua Klean filtration is standard.

Hot SpringHot Springwww.hotspring.com(800) 999-4688

Hot Spring introduces its largest model, the Gleam, a new hot tub option for customers seeking a large, fully-featured hot tub. Comfortably seating seven to eight adults, the spacious interior with open seating was designed as a place to connect, the company says. Features include the new multicolor LED exterior lighting, ACE saltwater sanitizing system and entertainment options such as the new Hot Spring Wireless Sound System with Bluetooth technology.

Dimension One SpasDimension One Spaswww.d1spas.com(800) 345-7727

The Meridian is the newest 8-by-8-foot spa in the @home Collection. It features an open design with an oversized footwell to promote comfort and leg room. With multiple seat heights, an all-new Sport Zone therapy bench, the newest Crystal FX LED lighting system and backlit twin water falls, the Meridian boasts the best performance in its class, the company says.

Baja SpasBaja Spaswww.hottubs.com(800) 845-2252

The 1077 and 1078 Whitewater XS come standard with waterfall grab rails, chromo-therapy lighting package with recessed, lit pillows in each bucket seat and stainless steel jet faces. New seats have been implemented to accommodate more body types: a raised seat for petite persons and a “captain’s chair” to fully immerse taller spa-goers.

JacuzziJacuzziwww.jacuzzihottubs.com(866) 234-7727

The J-465 hot tub is spacious enough to seat up to five adults and features the full-size ProAir Lounge Seat, with jets positioned to massage the back, feet, calves and hamstrings. In addition to the lounge seat, the J-465 features side-by-side seating. Each seat provides effective hydromassage action delivered by 39 powerful jets, the company says.

Sundance SpasSundance Spaswww.sundancespas.com(800) 883-7727

The Chelsee hot tub features four corner seats, each delivering a distinct therapeutic massage. The Vortex Jet offers a unique rifling action for a high and low impact therapeutic massage, and the Reflexology Foot Dome features eight powerful jets for a unique experience. Finally, the Soothing Muscle Therapy jets and effective Accu-Pressure jets in the Chelsee give your customers a choice of specialized jet-massage therapies, the company says.

Viking SpaViking Spawww.vikingspas.com(888) 254-9736

Viking Spa’s Tradition model is outfitted with 71 jets, including turbo and volcano jets, with his-and-her captain’s seats and seating positions that allow both lounging and relaxed comfort. Jets target the hands, fingers, feet, hips, calves, back, shoulders and neck, the company says. Stainless steel, patented LED indirect lighting, a waterfall and Viking’s exclusive SoftTouch slip-resistant surface are standard features.

Coast SpasCoast Spaswww.coastspas.com(604) 514-8111

Coast Spas’ 24-inch continuous water-blade style waterfall is the largest available on a hot tub. This exclusive feature comes standard on nearly all Curve Series as well as patented vanishing-edge Cascade Series Spas. The waterfall is accented with vibrant LED lighting and includes a lit hand control knob that allows the bather to easily adjust the water flow.

MarquisMarquiswww.marquisspas.com(800) 275-0888

With a sophisticated, organic look, Marquis’ new Resort spa has two pumps to deliver exceptional hydrotherapy, the company says. The hot tub features multi-level open seating for five — a lounge with High Output Therapy (H.O.T.) Zone lumbar jets, an Adirondack seat with H.O.T. Zone shoulder jets and extreme foot jets, two deep therapy seats and an entry/cool down area. For entertainment, Aroma Infusions and Adagio audio are also offered.

Passion SpasPassion Spas[email protected](855) 355-3088

Passion Spas offers spas with the most standard features in the industry, the company says. The 5-person Pleasure spa includes two performance pumps, a circulation pump, air injection, LED lighting, aromatherapy, sound system, ozone, UV sanitation, a walk-on safety cover and more.

Atera SpasAtera Spaswww.ateraspas.com(623) 334-3999

Invented and made in the USA, Atera’s spas feature AnyTemp technology, the first and only system to provide a cold, cool, tepid, warm or hot aquatic experience, indoors or outdoors and in any climate, the company says. Atera also offers the i-Dealer Program to provide dealers with custom showroom and online marketing plans. Swim spas are also available.

PDC SpasPDC Spaswww.pdcspas.com(800) 451-1420

PDC Spas offers a wide range of premier quality spas and swim spas made by Pennsylvania craftsmen in the USA. Phones are answered live, technicians have 20 or more years of experience and same-day shipment of parts is available, the company says.

Master SpasMaster Spaswww.masterspas.com(888) 552-7727

The spacious Twilight Series 8.2 by Master Spas is a Consumers Digest Best Buy winner that features six seats, including an ergonomically-designed lounge. In addition to 44 hydrotherapy jets, three water features and gently glowing lights, the StressRelief Neck and Shoulder Seat includes strategically-placed jets to provide tension-relieving massage for a hydrotherapy experience.

Royal SpaRoyal Spawww.royalspa.com(800) 541-1248

Royal Spa’s Sultan model features varied seating to accommodate a variety of heights while giving everyone his or her own personal spot, the company says. The Sultan features jets that target the shoulders, upper and lower back and feet, with pressure-point massage stations to loosen up muscles.

SplashTubSplashTubwww.splashpools.com(800) 266-7883

Weighing up to 90 lbs. empty, this portable, yet durable inflatable spa is ideal for families who seek relaxation on the go. The SplashTub is also energy-efficient, capable of plugging into any 110v grounded outlet and has an average operating cost of about $1 per day, the company says. Accessories are also available.

Saratoga SpaSaratoga Spawww.saratogaspa.com(800) 444-9977

Saratoga Spa is excited to introduce the G50 to its Special Edition series. This roomy spa uses a custom LED lighting system to create a soothing visual atmosphere, while 53 direct and passive impact jets — including patented CFE jetting — help users relax, the company says. Standard on each spa is an outer cabinet for easy maintenance and an ozone generating system.

CalderaCalderawww.calderaspas.com(800) 669-1881

The Makena hot tub, the newest spa model in the Paradise Series by Caldera Spas, is designed to restore the body and rejuvenate the spirit. This lounge spa comfortably seats up to six adults and includes signature Caldera Hot Tub Circuit Therapy and a fully-integrated FROG water care system. Featuring 46 massage jets, the Makena is contoured to cradle the body and promote relaxation, even as the powerful jets are in use, the company says. Designed to accommodate people of varying heights, the spa is available with the new Caldera Wireless Audio System with Bluetooth technology.

Clearwater SpasClearwater Spaswww.clearwaterspas.com(800) 791-1190

The XS76T is a triangle-shaped spa that fits almost anywhere, seats three people and features 20 powerful hydrotherapy jets. Its size and configuration makes it ideal for smaller decks, patios and backyards, the company says.

Arctic SpasArctic Spaswww.arcticspas.com(800) 309-1744

The Summit is a bestselling spa from Arctic Spas. Ideal for families, it features his-and-hers face-to-face shuttle chairs, or deep buckets with armrests that adjust to the user’s preferred height, and plenty of multilevel seating.

Cal SpasCal Spaswww.calspas.com(800) CAL-SPAS

Cal Spas’ Diamond Series spas feature up to 80 exclusive CandyCane stainless steel jets as well as the exclusive Adjustable Therapy System, which allows owners to control the hydrotherapy benefits with seven adjustable settings. To make maintenance easy, the Diamond spas come with the PureCure water purification system that utilizes ultraviolet light to keep water clean. Other features include LED lighting, Dual Hydrostreamers, cascade waterfall and the exclusive Hydro-Armor spa cover. The Diamond series spas are backed by a comprehensive 10-year structural warranty and a seven-year warranty on the heater and finish.

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