20-minute-renewal | Health and Wellness Tips | Caldera Spas
20 Minutes of Meditation

For inner calm, focus on your breathing.

Dr. Weil says relaxed breath exercises are a “natural tranquilizer” for the nervous system. He recommends practicing your breathing at least twice a day.

Refresh & Rejuvenate

Water is a key ingredient for your health. Drink up.

There are many benefits to staying hydrated every day, including better mental clarity. Do you know how much to drink each day?

Invest in Your Health

20-minutes is all you need to feel renewed

If you're paying monthly gym fees but having a heck of a time getting there, here's a resource that can help. It's called "20-Minute Renewal" and it's FREE. Think of us as your personal mind-body recharging station.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to burn more calories. Just walk faster.

A 2006 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that walkers in their fifties burned 25% more calories when they increased their walking speed a mere half mile per hour from 3.6 mph to 4.1 mph (as reported in More Magazine (Michelle Stanten). 

The number of calories burned increases dramatically with just small increases in speed. Add another half mile per hour from 4.1 to 4.6 and the effect burns 32 percent more calories.

The critical pace to reach and exceed is 4 mph, according to Mark Fenton, walking guru and former Olympic speed walker. For every tenth you add beyond 4 mph, the caloric burn advantage begins to cascade. Exceed 5 mph, you burn more calories than if you were running. That’s because running leaves you temporarily airborne, creating a pause in energy output, and your landing provides a spring for the next step. Fast walking requires steady muscular effort at every stage of movement.

 
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Your hot tub filters are absolutely essential to maintaining clean water and ensuring proper performance of your hot tub. Dirty, clogged or worn-out filters will fail to trap contaminants and put a strain on your spa’s jet pumps. 
 
Your genuine Watkins® filters are designed to last 2 to 3 years. Here’s how to take care of them. 
 

Monthly


Once a month, it’s a good idea to remove your filters and spray them with a garden hose to remove any debris that may have accumulated between the folds. 


Three To Four Months


Whenever you change out the water in your hot tub, give your filters a full cleaning. Remove them from the spa and spray away any debris that has accumulated between the folds with a garden hose. 
 
Soak the filters over night in a spa filter degreaser (see package instructions for the product you’re using). After soaking the filters, spray them clean and replace. 
 
Do not use a pressure washer or dishwasher to clean your filters. 
 
 
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Calling all Caldera spa owners!
 
Share your spa installation with us and enter the Sweet Spot Sweepstakes. It’s easy to participate. Just snap a digital photo (or quick video) of your personal spa retreat, then upload it here. You’ll be entered in the Sweepstakes drawing for a $500.00 Visa gift card. 

3 reasons to participate:

1. You can get a $500.00 Visa gift card if we draw your name!

2. Fame well maybe not fame, but we’ll feature your spa installation in our online flipbook!

3. Be helpful. Other shoppers are looking for ideas—you could inspire others!
 
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Even though you’ve essentially filled your Caldera Spas hot tub with clean drinking water, you’ll need to do some initial water balancing to provide a foundation for its use.

These five steps should be performed in the correct sequence.

1. Check the water’s Total Alkalinity and adjust it to 40-120 ppm.

Why? The correct total alkalinity will stabilize your pH, making it easier for you to maintain it at a proper level.

2. Check Calcium Hardness and adjust levels to 50-150 ppm.

Why? Too little calcium will damage hot tub components over time. Too much, and scaling will occur.

3. Test the pH and adjust to a level between 7.2 and 7.6.

Why? This level is only slightly alkaline. It prevents acid wear on components and is low enough in alkalinity to prevent scaling.

 
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Yes. Absolutely, yes. Unequivocally, yes.

It’s not about strength or mere convenience. It’s about protecting your cover, your hot tub and your back.

How Do They Work?

Generally a cover lifter has a bar that rests against the fold in the cover. After unclipping the child safety locks from the front of the cover, you simply fold it back over that bar. Then, as you fold back one more time, the cover is mechanically brought back, off the hot tub surface and held in place. It’s easy to do by yourself in seconds.

The only negative is that most lifters disrupt the attractive, clean lines of a spa and the look of a smooth flat cover. That’s why Caldera Spas integrates the lifter bar inside the cover. The integrated bar helps complement the spa’s design, resulting in a much cleaner look and a more attractive design aesthetic.

 
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Simple Self-Care Tips To Fit Your Busy Schedule

We know soaking in your Caldera spa 20 minutes a day can have positive effects on how you feel, just as other small changes in your daily routine can help you, too. If you want to feel stronger, sleeker, and supercharged to live with more vitality, we have a resource for that.

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