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#179448 - 04/07/09 12:38 AM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: orchid]
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Registered: 04/16/07
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Loc: Arizona
With my life as a professional dancer, I have to say that a jacuzzi saved my career more than once!
I love them!

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#179505 - 04/07/09 02:19 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: dancer9]
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Registered: 07/09/08
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ellemm, your post and dancers make me want to bite the bullet and get one. We have a 30th wedding anniversary coming up. That might make a neat gift, but where to put it? Hmmm. I know I would use the heck out of it.

orchid, public hot tubs are supposedly full of germs and rotten bacteria. We only use them on vacation if they look and smell clean. In Ocean City, MD, we've seen some foul ones that I'd never put my big toe in. Gross! Maybe you're thinking germs when you see them.
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#179506 - 04/07/09 02:36 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Dotsie]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 753
Loc: USA
If you get a hot tub Dotsie, besure to invest in a high efficiency one. Most dealers will tell you that they do not use much electricity, but they DO! Even the high efficiency ones will make your electric bill run $50-75 dollars more a month depending on what temperature you keep it set on. Invest in a solar cover for the hottub. This will help the heater not work as hard to keep the water warm in cold weather. And from what I understand, you have to clean it often and add certain kinds of chemicals to make the heater more efficient also. My brother has one and has been complaining about his electric bill ever since. I think his hot tub is going to be history.

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#179574 - 04/07/09 09:56 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Cookie]
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Registered: 02/24/04
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Keep it turned to cool in the summer months Dotsie when its hot and muggy outside. Its like having a pool to cool off in.

Only turn it on hot when you're inside it and want to work out all the kinks of the day.

Thw water treatments you'll get with it will keep it germ free especially if used only by your immediate family.

My personal feeling is it is worth it, even a little bit higher electric bill. Calgon, take me away!
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#179648 - 04/08/09 05:07 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: chatty lady]
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Cookie, I never thought about it adding to the electric bill. Thanks for the tip.

chatty, I would do as you suggest. Definitely use it to get warm in the winter and stay cool in the summer.
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#179649 - 04/08/09 05:07 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Dotsie]
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I'm afraid I'll turn into a prune.
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#179663 - 04/08/09 06:41 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Dotsie]
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Registered: 04/16/07
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Dotsie, there are so many beauty treatments for skin after your hot tub that it's worth it even for that. It also helps get rid of impurities in the skin and helps with colds and viruses.

So long as it is your family using the hot tub, and so long as you use "green" products in your hot tub, it should work out fine.

It sounds like a perfect anniversary present, no question. I would not do without mine. I even travel and make sure there is one in the room.


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#179796 - 04/09/09 09:56 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: dancer9]
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Fortunately your pruny skin will once again plump up after being out of the water awhile. Use lots of moisturizer because believe it or not water will dry out your skin.
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#179877 - 04/10/09 09:03 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: chatty lady]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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I agree Dancer. Our hot tub is the ultimate healer for tight muscles and tired feet. Those foot massages are heavenly.

Dotsie just have to warn you; a hot tub means a lot of maintenance. They didn’t tell us that when we bought ours. You have to check the chemistry twice a week and change the water at least twice a year. You have to disinfect the tub and the lid, which is muscle work. If you don’t do it regularly the tub can be a carrier of even deadly bacteria. My husband takes care of our tub. It would be too much work for me.

Oh and we manage to maintain it without chlorine. We use oxygen tablets. That is so much better for the skin.
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#179891 - 04/10/09 10:57 PM Re: Bath vs. shower-for luxuriating, etc. [Re: Edelweiss3]
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
We're at a new hotel here in Portland, Oregon for a short vacation. THe shower head and water is such that it is large and comes out like rainwater --very nice, not a huge powerful jet and saves water. I like this!

Re: jacuzzi & hot tubs, I noticed on a skiing trip in the Rockies, I used the public jacuzzi near the pool for 3 days in a row. Great for relaxing my exercised muscles but after being in the hot water for awhile, my skin was starting to dry abit more. Which meant lots more lotion afterwards since my skin dries out more in colder winters!
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