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Old 04-04-2004, 11:48 AM
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for therapeutic reasons, something that really gives a great massage. I

Dude.. Just go downtown to one of those chinese massage parlors..

You'll get a massage in more ways then one

Alot cheaper then a tub
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Old 04-04-2004, 01:00 PM
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you can wire it 220 and still keep it hot all the time. mine is wired that way. the electrician says its cheaper, plus it heats up faster. if you run it 110 (again this is on mine) when you turn on the jets, the heater stops, it cant run both at the same time. if you have ever been in one when its cold, they cool off after a little while. ive got a morgan. dont know how they are compared to the others, but i like it
Yeap, only way to go. Same info I have experinced when we search for ours.

We bought a Sundance 10 yrs ago and it is a high quality. Solid insulation. The less expensive ones from Lowes or such are more of the blanket insulation stapled to the side panels. Bottom is open. Not as efficent, but alot cheaper in $$.
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Old 04-04-2004, 01:08 PM
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Hot Springs, thats all they do is make Hot tubs, nothing else, great product, not the cheapest or best looking spa, but theroputic, and thats what I need for my back. Jeff
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Old 04-04-2004, 01:52 PM
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Panasonic is coming out with a new massage chair this month. It is entirely different than all other generations of massage chairs. I personally have both a spa and a chair. I have four of the new model chairs on the way and will make any OSO member a great deal.

The new design is trackless, weighs and measures you to determine where and how to massage best. I tested a pre-release version last month and was very impressed.

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Old 04-04-2004, 02:34 PM
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I agree that 220 is the way to go but I was already wired 110 and didn't feel like changing it. You are correct that you cannot run both the jets and heater on 110 but I never stay in it long enough for that to be a factor.
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I have a COAST SPAS for 3 years now it is great. Also not the cheapest but they are made in Canada so you can wheel and deal. It has 2 7HP pumps in it and you seat deep so to get your uper back and neck. might check them out.

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I've got a 475 gallon CalSpa with two 4 horse pumps on it. It was already at the house I bought and I'm concerned that it doesn't blast as well as I think 8 horsepower should do. It does okay, but all the little rotating nozzles don't want to spin. Gotta flick em to get them spinning.

The new stuff has really awesome looking jet stations that should really work you over.

I don't expect that nime will ever "wear out" so I'm kind of stuck with it.

I'm sure you can find better.

Gas heat works wonderful.
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Have you seen the new 2004 model Hotspring Wow! line is a piece of art! They are owned by Masco corp trades public includes schlage, kwikset,Craftmaid cabinets and a host of others including the largest eastcoast insulation,gutters,closets,etc. companies.
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Spectre - Check out the Hawkeye Spas, built right here in Richmond, Va. They have several sizes with all sorts of jet configurations. Phone number 804-231-7727. Open 7 days. my .02
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I have a sundance spa. It is suppose to be the best theraputic spa made. Very expensive but works great and service is excelllent.
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