Ask the Pools & Spas Expert
May 2013 Article
We LOVE Summer
Look at the many items that can improve your health, comfort and outdoor spaces.
Spas – when we talk hot tubs at Sun N Fun Pool & Spa we talk hydrotherapy. Sundance Spas are leaders in the industry for a multitude of reasons, hydrotherapy, quality, filtration and standard features. When you are looking for a hot tub, it will pay to do some research, ask hard questions, and get the spa you want with the features and quality you expect.
Pools – Permanent above ground pools, STAY UP ALL YEAR LONG; they use INDUSTRY STANDARD fittings so you can always find parts. Vogue offers premium quality, are easy to install and maintain. Ask us for a quote.
Lloyd Flanders – since 1906 Lloyd Flanders has meant 2 things, comfort and quality. Today there are over 40 different styles to choose from. Until the 15th of June Lloyd Flanders is offering 20% off all special orders and combined with our normal 20% off that’s a total of 40% OFF. Amazing furniture at unbelievable pricing, that’s Lloyd Flanders.
Rene Corriveau – Premium sling furniture; Made in Canada – with 5 and 10 Year warranties you are going to love the fit, style and quality. In stock up to 50% off – special orders 20% OFF.
Kingsley Bate – North America’s largest producer of Teak furniture – these pieces will last you for decades and still look new. Style, function and comfort, ask for Kingsley Bate. 20% off special orders.
BBQ’S from Jackson Grills – grilling made easy with built in or cart models. What makes a Jackson grill the right choice, quality and the availability of parts.
Make your summer special with one or more of the finest products available from Sun N Fun Pool & Spa.
April 2013 Article
Swimming Pool Facts
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of owning a swimming pool, when you think “above ground”.
Our Eastern neighbors have long enjoyed residential swimming pools. A permanent above ground pool from Sun N Fun Pool & Spa has so many advantages:
1 – Install the pool once – pool stays up all year round – less work, more time for play.
2 – Pool is constructed with “pool industry” standard fittings, meaning you can use every pool filter, cleaner, heater, slide, steps and accessory designed for the pool industry.
3 – With up to 60 Year pro rated warranties, you know you have purchased quality.
4 – Maintenance is so easy – Balancing your water is a breeze with FREE water analysis from Sun N Fun Pool & Spa and BioGuard’s 15 minute work week; use just the right amount, when needed. We can help you learn how to “open” your pool in the spring and “close” the pool in the fall.
5 – There are a multitude of sizes to choose from. 15’ to 30’round models and oval models from 12’x23’ to 18’x33’.
The only disadvantage of an above ground vs. in ground pools; they do not have a deep end and therefore cannot accommodate a diving board.
The biggest advantage is the price. An above ground pool is approx. 1/10th of the price of a comparable in ground model. Above ground pools can also be moved with little cost.
What have you got to lose? Now is the time to see if a permanent above ground pool is for you.
Looking for a HOT TUB? The Preferred Model SALE is on the 29 March – 21 April. Save $2,180.00 to $4,750.00 on a new Sundance Spa PLUS receive up to $1000.00 CASH BACK on preferred models and a new iPod Touch if your model has a stereo. This is the best sale this year, stop by and take a look at the 2013 Sundance Spas.
March 2013 Article
At this time of year we are all dreaming of lazy summer days. Spending time with family and friends is on top of the list. Why not add a hot tub or a swimming pool to the mix?
Sundance Spas – available at Sun N Fun Pool & Spa Since 1997
Hot tub consumers have always been concerned with comparing quality, technology, energy efficiency and hydrotherapy. Sundance Spas have been made for Canadian winters since 1979. Spas which have been engineered (rather than assembled) assure our hot tub owners that they have received the very latest in technology. The 880 Series spa has over 250 patents, providing the ultimate massage from Fluidex jet technology and placement, award winning filtration, advanced circulation uses less power and a warranty that includes parts and labour.
Vogue Permanent Above Ground Pools –
Canada’s Largest Supper of AGP
A permanent above ground pool, means just that; the pool stays up year round; in every climate. Vogue technology makes pools to last – with up to 50 year warranties you know you have quality. Vogue pools use INDUSTRY STANDARD accessories and fittings making repairs and updating with advanced technology in the future easy. Vogue offers 2 different models in a wide variety of sizes. The initial Vogue pool has been designed to be installed by the homeowner, with heating options left to the professionals. Available options include heat by gas or solar, steps and covers.
Maintenance is always EASY when you come to the professionals at Sun N Fun Pool & Spa.
February 2013 Article
It’s the best time of year to purchase a hot tub.
The 2013 models are making their way to the showroom.
All 2012 models are on Sale. Save up to $500.00 PLUS you save by purchasing in stock models – at 2012 pricing – same quality – no scratch or dent – same parts and labor warranty. Choose from anything on our floor and save money!
The Sun N Fun Pool & Spa difference:
Sundance Spas – made for Canadian winters since 1979.
Jet Therapy - Engineered hot tubs which provide the ultimate in hydrotherapy provided by Sundance Spas’ patented jets, complete with diverters so you can customize your massage.
Clean Water – Enjoy the cleanest water possible with Micro Clean filtration on all 780 and 880 series models. Clear Ray (UV-C Technology) designed specifically by Sundance Spa engineers provides the most advanced UV-C water treatment available and best of all standard on every Sundance Spa models.
Innovation - The 880 series are designed of the highest quality, patented jets designed with medical industry consultation to provide the exact pressure combined with perfect jet placement for optimal massage, microclean filter, double waterfalls, a quick release door for easy access to the equipment area and an outside indicator to verify spa is ok in extreme weather In fact the flagship spa models Aspen and Maxuus have features that are not available on any other spa.
Peace of Mind - No matter what spa you purchase rest assured we will take care of you, at installation, at water testing and beyond with a Sundance Spa 3 or 5 years parts and labour warranty.
We look forward to meeting you!
January 2013 Article
The Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub
Something everyone needs to lead a healthy life sometimes eludes us. Just 15 to 20 minutes immersed in warm bubbling water, relaxes our muscles allowing our bodies to prepare for sleep. Not only will you fall asleep easily, you’ll stay asleep longer.
Tired aching muscles whether from working, sports or health bother most people from time to time. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that when you get home, you just have to use your Sundance Spa to receive one of the best massages of your life? 880 Series Sundance Spa’s jets deliver a massage like no other, backed by a 5 year warranty as well. The ultimate for a truly therapeutic massage is to have access to work those muscles when it’s needed; right in your own backyard.
Arthritis & Type 2 Diabetes
Regular use of a hot tub improves daily life with people affected with some conditions. The stretching of stiff muscles in a hot tub improves your flexibility while offering pain relief. Some studies have sited decreased insulin doses with regular spa use. As with any medical condition, please consult with your Dr. to see if you too could benefit from regular hot tub use.
This is the only thing you can put in your home that allows for quality family time and FUN. No phones, no games – just you and the family laughing, telling stories and enjoying some of the best moments of your life together.
The maintenance of your hot tub to ensure a safe environment for you, your family and friends has decreased greatly. Advancements of UV-C technology, ozone and the water maintenance products have made owning and maintaining a hot tub easier than ever. Computerized water analysis provides you with the confidence to introduce just the right amount of product into your spa, just when it is needed. Beware of any hot tub company that claims no chemicals are needed, it simply is not true. So let us show you how easy it really is. FYI – Hot Tubs can be Installed During Winter Months.
December 2012 Article
OUR WISH FOR YOU
Spas - Many health benefits are experienced from regular use of premium hot tubs; including sleep improvement, relief from joint pain and the best massage of your life, right in your own home or yard. Sundance has a spa for every location and budget.
Infrared saunas removes harmful toxins from the body from, improves blood circulation and boosts the immune system, eases joint pain and stiffness; as well as strengthening our cardiovascular system. Easy to use, low maintenance, low power use, installs in minutes.
Fire Pits - Heat up your life with propane/natural gas patio fire pits with up to 60,000 BTU’s you’ll have lots of heat to extend the use of your outdoor space. So many styles, it will be hard to choose.
Infrared patio heaters heat “you” rather than the air, small, portable and compact a great gift for the RV owner, renters and sportsmen. These units operate indoors as well, heat your shop or garage for a year round work space.
Campfire in a can – lots of heat, portable, designed for RV use –no more wood to chop, just pop off the lid, hook up the propane tank and sit back and relax. Also can be used during fire bans (check regulations).
Premium Patio Furniture – from our 4 suppliers you’ll find the best in teak, aluminum, wicker and commercial furniture. Design your outdoor space – enjoy furniture as comfortable as your indoor counterparts. Wicker by Lloyd Flanders custom orders 20% off every day.
Gazebos – Cedar gazebos offer privacy for your hot tub, dining or relaxation area of your outdoor space; complete with sky lights and screened windows.
October 2012 Article
Re-thinking How to Spend Winter in Alberta
Fall is here, the leaves are on the ground, the evenings are cool. What better way to make the winter season a little more enjoyable than in a new hot tub from Sun N Fun Pool & Spa. Advanced technology has improved the hot tub experience immensely. Most hot tubers will agree the best time of year to use the spa is in the winter. There is nothing better than sitting in the warm water receiving the best hydromassage of your life while the snow is gently falling. It’s a simply beautiful experience.
Sundance Spas are engineered hot tubs, gone are the days of just warm water with jets that move the water around. An engineered spa has the absolute best in filtration for the cleanest water, specifically positioned and designed jets that offer the very best hydromassage available. UV-C Technology works in conjunction with a 24 hour small quiet, dedicated circulation pump, killing bacteria every day, every minute, every second. It’s your babysitter in the hot tub, not a cure all but the best proven bacteria eliminating technology to date, of course standard in every Sundance Spa model.
Family Fun Time begins in a hot tub; imagine the fun your family will have, with no cell phones, just warm bubbling water with laughs and memories to last a life time.
Arthritis sufferers, avid athletes, sports hobbyists, you and me are all subject to pain, muscle strains and injuries, immersing in a well designed hot tub will give relieve from the pain and healing benefits from hydrotherapy.
Worried about maintenance? Our professionally trained staff will analyze your water for FREE. The SpaGuard water treatment products from BioGuard ensure you only use just the right amount of each product, saving you time and money. For sparkling clear water just visit Sun N Fun Pool & Spa.
There are big differences in spa manufacturers, decide what extra benefits you can receive from a hot tub and plan your purchase around that criteria. Ask questions, get the answers you deserve and then your spa experience will be all you want it to be.
September 2012 Article
50 Years Sale Celebration
The official Sun N Fun Pool & Spa 50th Anniversary Sale will be kicked off on Saturday September 29th
Step Back In Time to 1962
Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Sodas, music, back in time wall and much more will be available at 1962 pricing with all the proceeds going to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. BioGuard and Sun N Fun Pool & Spa have partnered with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for many years – it’s the perfect opportunity for all to drop off donations for this life threatening disease.
Sale items Include:
Sundance Spas – Up to $1000.00 Visa gift card from Sundance Spas during this factory sponsored sale.
Vogue Pools – Put your deposit down now for your spring 2013 permanent above ground pool purchase, lock in 2012 pricing and ensure early spring delivery, full details in store.
BioGuard – Win FREE chemicals for a year – Value up to $400.00 – Full details in store.
Patio Furniture – If it’s on the floor it’s on sale – up to 75% OFF.
Infrared Saunas – Save 10% on every unit – fall delivery only.
Gazebo Packages – Save 10% on every unit – fall delivery only.
Jackson Grills – Every grill purchase receives a FREE grillstone – how did we BBQ without them?
Stop by rock to music of the 60’s, have a snack, drop in your change for the kids with CF and check out all the sale items from YOUR Relaxation Specialists Proudly Serving Central Alberta for 50 Years!.
August 2012 Article
Hot Tubs – A Spa for Everyone
As Sun N Fun Pool & Spa celebrates 50 years in Central Alberta the partnership with the companies we represent is and always has been foremost. As a family owned and operated company, our customer’s satisfaction is priority.
Sun N Fun Pool & Spa has sold Sundance Spas for 15 years, the quality of the product, the warranty and the knowledge of Sundance Spas makes it a natural choice for Sun N Fun Pool & Spa. Sundance Spas have won more awards than any other acrylic spa manufacturing company in North America; with dealers in over 60 countries. Competitors charge extra for most of the options that are STANDARD on a Sundance Spa – it makes sense to purchase a product that has a proven record, knowing that warranty, parts and service will be available when we need them.
There is a Sundance Spa for every location and budget. Most popular installations are outdoors where they are enjoyed 12 months of the year. Some models can easily be installed indoors, also available 110V models which are a great choice for the cottage or used by renters. If you are worried about maintenance – you need not be – the staff at Sun N Fun Pool & Spa are professionally trained – we offer FREE water testing, you will use the least amount of chemicals ever and we are always here to answer your questions. We don’t just want you to purchase a spa – we actually want you to enjoy it!
Sun N Fun Pool & Spa INCLUDES delivery, set-up, starter chemical kit and a spa orientation in EVERY Sundance Spa purchase. We know you need the hot tub hooked up; you will need chemicals and how to operate the hot tub; so why would we charge extra for that? When we leave your home, all you have to do is watch the spa heat up and then finally immerse yourself to enjoy the best hydromassage of your life. Best of all – you’ll be able to enjoy that same massage every day, whenever you want, what could be better than that?
Stop by and help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary with extra savings from Sundance Spas starting the 24th of August. We look forward to meeting you!
July 2012 Article
It’s Time – It’s POOL TIME in Alberta
Many families enjoy the luxury of simply stepping out their back doors, into their own private swimming pools. Along with all the benefits comes the maintenance, and that’s where we come in.
As Red Deer’s authorized BioGuard dealer, Sun N Fun Pool and Spa’s staff is professionally trained to offer their expertise on why and how to use pool and spa maintenance products plus free water testing is always available complete with computerized water analysis.
Why do we use chemicals? The answer is very simple, pools and hot tubs are the perfect environment for bacteria and algae growth. If left alone your pool or hot tub would soon look like a slough, the thought is not very inviting, is it? But with just a few steps all bacteria growth can be prevented.
Sanitizer – All pools need a form of sanitizer. Chlorine is available in many forms, the easiest are BioGuard Smart Sticks, specifically designed for slow release; they need to be replaced once/week
Algae Treatment – An algaecide to prevent algae growth, BioGuard Banish, should be introduced as soon as you fill your pool and maintained with smaller weekly doses. Algae is very time consuming and expensive to remove.
Shock – After a busy week in the pool a shock product is needed, to rid the bacteria that has been suspended by the chlorine and make your water sparkle. Use the directed amount, a lesser amount may not be enough to reach break point therefore wasting time and money. Smart Shock is pre measured and you can swim in 20 minutes.
Clean – Use your automated cleaners regularly and remember to brush the dead spots behind the stairs etc. weekly to remove bacteria collecting on the walls.
We are your BioGuard pool professionals, we have a full line of pool and spa products and accessories. Bring us a water sample, follow a few steps and your pool will be ready when you are. Questions? Ask us!
June 2012 Article
Hydrotherapy and Jets – There is a difference
Imagine yourself emerged in warm bubbling water, receiving the best massage of your life, right in your own backyard. Today’s technology provides hydrotherapy, quality, innovation and ease of maintenance. Experience the heat, buoyancy and massage that comprises hydrotherapy. As Sundance jets massage muscles, joints and pressure points, the water’s heat dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow to sore or damaged tissue. Because the water’s buoyancy reduces your body weight by 90 percent, pressure on joints and muscles is virtually eliminated.
The combined blend of heat, buoyancy and jet massage can relieve symptoms of arthritis and repairs damaged tissues. Regular hydrotherapy can also be an effective way to calm frayed nerves and ease symptoms of stress.
Fludix jet technology, exclusive to Sundance Spas is a patented design that lets you adjust the jet from an oscillating massage to a steady water flow. From deeply relaxing to powerfully invigorating, the Sundance Spas jets offer a full range of massage types. Consultation with the medical industry, Sundance Spas jets have been developed to ensure superior performance, a Sundance jet provides massage like no other.
Whether you are juggling work and family, recovering from joint or muscle injury or simply need a place to unwind, spa hydrotherapy provides relaxation and rejuvenation. Why not get more than just a multitude of jets and lights, when today’s’ technology has developed so much more. Also known as “The Clean Spa” Sundance Spa introduced ClearRay – UV-C technology, standard on every model, ask us! Stop by Sun N Fun Pool & Spa and see the difference, better yet book a “wet test” bring your swim suits (mandatory) and experience the difference. Sun N Fun Pool & Spa celebrating 50 Years of serving Central Alberta.
May 2012 Article
Straight Facts about Purchasing a Hot Tub
A hot tub is used for fun, relaxation and therapy; the buying experience should be too!
A reputable dealer – works with you to find the perfect size, price & model. Ask Questions like – How long has the dealership carried that brand of hot tub? How long has the spa manufacturer been in business? What is their Better Business Bureau Rating? If you have problems; do they have technicians or contract work out? What is the spas warranty – it should include parts and labour; what is the process if you have a problem?
Take advantage of “wet tests” so you can FEEL the difference. Included in your purchase should be delivery, set up, orientation & tips on your spa. Is it a dealership you want to go back to? You will need maintenance products and advice – you should feel comfortable asking for it.
A quality spa may not need replacing for 20 years. Do a little research; it will pay off in the end!
Straight Facts about Maintaining a Swimming Pool or Hot Tub.
We offer FREE computerized water analysis and are trained to give you the best possible advice.
All hot tubs and swimming pools require a form of sanitizer. To protect your equipment you should balance your PH, Alkalinity and Calcium. Chemicals purchased at a reputable dealership contain less filler, are generally easier to use and come with FREE advice. So do you pay for filler, struggle with balancing or let the professionals give you computerized analysis; saving you time and money?
Celebrating 50 years as Red Deer’s Premier Pool & Hot Tub Dealership – EVERY new Sundance Spa purchase receives a FREE 3 day, 2 Night stay in LAS VEGAS a small Thank-you for all your support. Restrictions Apply.
Stop by, ask us questions, bring a water sample, we’d love to see you!
March 2012 Article
The “Clean Spa” Just Got CLEANER
Maintenance has always been a question in everyone’s mind when they think of purchasing a hot tub. A hot tub is the ideal environment for bacteria growth. Technology is always advancing, many industries require bacteria control and developing easier more efficient ways of controlling bacteria is ongoing.
UV-C water purification is the latest technology to become standard in the hot tub industry. When I say standard I mean the new ClearRay water purification system is standard in every 2012 Sundance Spa. This proven technology has a strong track record of success in hygienic and clear water driven industries, including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, bottling & beverage industrial and municipal water treatment and aquariums.
Sundance has perfected a system that makes water care a breeze, even reducing the amount of sanitizing chemicals needed. Using exclusive UV-C light technology, the results are fast, use no gas, chemical, no by-product is added to the water or produced as a result. The only thing you will notice is how clean the water is. ClearRay treats 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and viruses, it is factory installed, will cut your sanitizer use up to 50% and does not produce any harmful odours or by-products. ClearRay requires an easy annual bulb replacement, is made of durable stainless steel and quartz components giving you confidence in using your spa again.
Simply put with the ClearRay system, you have a babysitter in your hot tub; it’s destroying bacteria every minute of every day making you job easier. When you combine this exciting new technology with our BioGuard product line, FREE water analysis and professional advice, maintaining a hot tub has never been quicker. Stop by Sun N Fun Pool & Spa, check out this exciting new technology and find out why owning a hot tub has just got even easier.
February 2012 Article
Let’s talk hot tubs. Spending time together, taking a few moments to relax and feeling your tension fade in the warm, massaging water. One uniquely brand of hot tubs does all this for you better than any other. Superbly engineered, beautifully designed with hydrotherapy that improves the quality of your life is Sundance Spas. A Sundance Spa offers superior:
FILTRATION-Your hot tub includes an award winning filtration system which filters up to 4x the amount of water than conventional hot tubs, meaning cleaner water and draining less often.
HYDROTHERAPY-All Sundance Spas have jets with varied jet placement which offer the very best in hydrotherapy. 3 of the 4 series include patented jets that are designed for exclusive water movement, strategically placed for optimum benefit. A few moments in each seat provides a full body massage, right in your own back yard.
QUALITY-A Sundance Spa is held to produce the highest quality spa offering one of the best warranties in the spa industry.
REPUTATION-Internationally recognized, consumer recommended, Sundance Spas is the largest acrylic spa manufacturer in the world.
PRICE-A Sundance Spa is available for every location, every size starting at $5,400.00. Every new spa purchase includes delivery, installation, full chemical kit, initial application and spa orientation. Service you expect.
Sun N Fun Pool & Spa has been serving Central Alberta for 50 Years. A remarkable milestone made possible by carrying products from companies that stand behind them and going that extra mile by offering repairs and maintenance from professionally trained staff. Have a swimming pool or hot tub question? We are here to answer them. As BioGuard Dealers we know pool and spa water, we will give you professional water analysis which will save you time and money. We are the spa/swimming pool professionals in Central Alberta. Stop by for a visit, we’d be happy to see you!
January 2012 Article
Spa Care Made Easy
Hot tubs need maintenance, the less time it takes to do that maintenance the better.
The staff at Sun N Fun Pool & Spa are professionally trained by BioGuard to analyse your pool and hot tub water and maybe most important offer you information on why you use the products you do. The basics are clear, all hot tubs require maintenance and Health Canada recognizes only 2 forms of sanitizer, chlorine and bromine. We will work with you to find a SpaGuard system that works for your spa, it’s not complicated; doesn’t take much time and most of all when you use a dedicated system it ends up saving you money too.
The most important part of spa water care is monitoring a moderate level of sanitization. Balancing your PH, calcium and alkalinity not only improves the comfort of the water but it also protects your equipment. Poorly maintained hot tubs show wear on the heater elements, pumps, filters and jets which can equal costly repairs. BioGuards’ spa care system is straight forward, with the computerized analysis you are guaranteed to have crystal clear water. You will use fewer SpaGuard products because you will only use what you need when you need it.
Additional equipment you can install in your spa to aide in keeping your water clean, include, salt systems which have been around for many years & ozone units when installed in a spa with a 24 hour circ. pump is a great option. Sundance Spas has just introduced the Clearray system standard on all 2012 models. Ask us what will work best for you.
Beware of false claims of no maintenance hot tubs; a spa is the perfect place for bacteria growth, if it isn’t maintained. Therefore a few simple steps, a water test here and there and you will be able to enjoy the most sparkling clear water imaginable. Problems? Call your BioGuard professionals at Sun N Fun Pool & Spa.
December 2011 Article
As your pool & spa professionals we feel that education is the key to purchasing and maintaining your pool or hot tub. Every month I’ll give you insight on a different subject. As a family owned company rest assured we have your best interests at heart.
Finding the Best Hot Tub for You
Picture yourself fully immersed in bubbling, warm water, receiving the best massage of your life, in your own back yard. Massage away your aches and pains, spend some valuable time with your loved one or enjoy memorable times with the whole family. That’s the reality of a Sundance Spa owner.
Things to consider:
Find a reputable dealer, how long have they carried their brand? This ensures the company is going to be able to offer warranty repairs. Do they belong to the Better Business Bureau, what is their rating? Let the BBB do the work for you, it might be the best reference you’ll ever receive. What is the hot tubs manufacturer’s warranty? What does it include, who does the repairs? Make sure, before you buy what, if anything is your responsibility. Is your hot tub going to be installed or left in your driveway? And finally do they offer maintenance products and information? Every hot tub needs a form of chlorine or bromine.
What are your needs, massage, energy efficiency, quality? Where are you putting the spa? What size, lounge or no lounge? How many people will be using the spa? Knowing the answers to these things will help us; help you find the right Sundance Spa for you.
Once you have done your research, the fun begins. Visit the showroom(s) ask questions, get the information you need to make sure you are purchasing the spa you deserve, with the service you expect. At Sun N Fun Pool & Spa we offer “Wet Tests” call for an appointment and come in for a test soak, experience the Sundance Spa difference firsthand. From our family to yours Merry Christmas!