NJ Ferrari Maserati

Around Town
AMI Foundation Donates More Than 500 lbs. of Food from 6th Annual Food Drive
AMI Presents Girls Night Out
CPC BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE GRAND OPENING
Ask The Experts
Ask The Experts: Dr. Manolis G. Manolakakis
AskThe Expert - Stacy Lynn Costa MA, Ed.S.
Jim O’Neill - Event Sales Director
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
Bay Wellness - How Can An Ultrasound Help?
Bay Wellness - Welcome to our newest issue
Best Bets
The Guide 2014 - Richmond Tile and Bath
The Guide 2015 - Ray Catena Maserati
Best Bet - Artistic Tile
Black Book
Cover Story
George Joynson: History Detective
Fearless - Eric Casaburi
Dr. Yvonne Thornton
Daytripper
DayTripper: Princeton
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Day Tripper - The Staten Island Children’s Museum
Eats
Eats: Sickles Market
Eat Beat - Osteria Cucina Rustica
Eat Beat - Birravino
Etc
Etc - Tired, Busy, Distracted, and Resigned
Etc - Aspirin...please.
Etc - The Facebook Situation
Fall Guide
Fall Guide 2014 - Pick Your Patch
Fall Guide - Kids Enrichment
Fall Guide - Kids Party Entertainment
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Leah Passafiume
Featured Artist - Amy Puccio
Featured Artist - José Serrano
Gift Guide
Noble Productions - Gift Guide
Best Bet - John M. Young Jr., DDS
Best Bet - Glo Bar Skin Art Studio
Health Talk
Physician Profile: Dr. Hiren Patel
Health Talk - Asaad H. Samra, MD, FACS - Samra Plastic Surgery
Health Talk - Pietro Carpenito, M.D.
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health Talk - Iorio Plastic Surgery and CosMedical Center
Health - DeeAnna Merz Nagel
Health 2014 - ah Spa!
Holiday Buzz 2014
Chanukah Traditions In Transition
Bright Lights & Holiday Magic
Best Bet - David Burke’s Fromagerie
Homes
Shore & Sweet - Barbara and Bill Duffy
Turn-Key Comfort For The Canaricks
Tip Top Vintage Style
Letter
Spring has Sprung!
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Warm Winter Wishes
Living in Colts Neck
La Bella Vita!
All The Pretty Horses
The Triple Crown
Newsletter Articles
Eats: Mumford's Culinary Center
JMH Home Design Consultants - Gallery
Letting In The Light
Our Picks
Our Pick - Sunshine Solar Systems
The Home - Decorating Den Interiors
The Home Guide - Ace Aluminum
People On The Move
People On The Move: Jill McCracken
Kids On The Move - Zach Miller
Kids On The Move: Dave Burke
Summer Guide
Weigh In - What Annoys You Most About The Beach?
Out & About - Summer 2013
Summer Guide 2014 - Out & About
The Bay
The Bay - One Stop Women’s Health
The Bay - Welcome to the Premiere
The Bay - A Body In Motion
The Guide
Our Pick - The Manfredi Auto Group
The Guide 2014 - Monmouth Street Tile
The Guide 2015 - Vovo Clinic
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Creative Kitchens
The Home Guide - Chelsea Kitchen and Bath
The Home Guide - Kitchen & Bath Station
Weigh In
Weigh In - What's The Best Advice Your Mother Ever Gave You?
Weigh In - What is on your wish list for this holiday season?
Weigh In Marlboro: Trendy Accessory or Necessary Evil?

Ask The Expert - Pelican Pool & Ski Center
07/03/2012

Ask The Expert - Pelican Pool & Ski Center


Dave O’Connor
Pelican Pool & Ski Center
East Brunswick, NJ 08888
Tel: (732) 254-5115
www.PelicanShops.com

Pelican is the largest spa, pool, patio and grill dealer on the east coast. Family owned and operated, Pelican started small in rural Whitehouse in 1960. Through hard work and great service, the business grew. The original Pelican in Whitehouse, NJ is more than 30,000 square feet. Three generations of family members managing he five New Jersey/Pennsylvania locations strive to keep low prices, high quality and fast delivery.



People have regained hot tub consciousness for their back yards, decks/patios and even inside the home. Why the popularity of hot tubs?

Well, that might be a sign of the stressful times. Warm water massage has been shown to stimulate the body to release endorphins that help to naturally reduce a person’s stress. A hot tub’s hydrotherapy jets can dilate your body’s blood vessels, which increases blood flow and helps loosen and relax sore muscles and joints. The National Sleep Foundation states that soaking in hot water before going to bed can ease the transition into sleep and encourage a deeper sleep.



Hot tubs used to be considered only for high-income families. Is that still the case?

There are now hot tubs on the market for all income levels. The hot tub market has actually been competing against some segments of the in-ground and above ground pool market. In our area of the country, most people are lucky if they get five months of enjoyment from their pool. A hot tub can be enjoyed all year long. We have had customers originally in the market for a small in-ground pool, who ended up buying a swim-spa instead. Swim-spas have powerful jets that create a strong current for swimmers to swim against, they are larger than your traditional hot tub, and like all hot tubs they offer the possibility for year-round enjoyment.



Once you have a hot tub installed, is it necessary to hire someone to maintain it?

While we do offer the service, it is not something many people require. Most hot tubs are less than 500 gallons of water, so keeping the water clean isn’t very difficult. Some brands of hot tubs offer features that reduce the amount of maintenance required to keep the water clean, such as “salt water tubs.” The concept is that by adding salt to the water the hot tub has the ability to use that salt to create either chlorine or bromine (most commonly used sanitizers) to maintain a clean and sanitary hot tub.



There are so many different manufacturers, models, sizes, options. Can you explain how to narrow your search when considering what to buy?

First and foremost, consumers should make sure they are buying from a reputable dealer with a long history in selling hot tubs and one that has service technicians on staff. Hot tubs are big appliances and from time to time they will need to be serviced. As far as options, I would say look to reduce the amount of time spent maintaining the hot tub, with features like the salt systems mentioned above. LED lighting and stereo systems can definitely add enjoyment to the hot tub experience.



What are some areas of concern to ensure your hot tub is child-safe?


Even though the hot tub isn’t as deep as a pool, proper supervision of children in and around the tub is a must! The spa cover should have locking straps that will enable the user to lock the cover closed when not in use. The homeowner will want to make sure the electrical connection to the tub is done by a licensed professional, that all the proper permits are acquired and local codes are met.




Advertisers

Sussan Greenwald & WeslerEagle Oaks




Powered by eDirectory™