3 REASONS A SALT WATER HOT TUB IS GREAT FOR FAMILIES

A happy hot tubber recently bought a new house and wanted to have something their family could do together to relax, have fun, and create memories. “We thought about getting a pool in our backyard, but the cost and maintenance — not to mention all the chemicals — turned us off to the idea. As we researched … Read More

Ocean Spray Makes a Splash on National Television

  In August of 2017 BRAVO approached Ocean Spray will an offer of a lifetime: “How would you like to be on National Television?” The answer was indded, “YES!” Ryan Serhant, star of Million Dollar Listing NY, has spun-off a new theme where he helps other people with their customer service skills, relating to others … Read More

Sweat Box – Compliments of Pulse Magazine

The warmth of a soaking tub or the sensation of full body sprays in the shower are popular luxury upgrades that also help to dissolve homeowners’ daily stress. But adding a sauna goes one step beyond simply feeling better—it actually expels toxins. Pesticides, herbicides, petroleum- and plastic-based chemicals in consumer products are banked by the … Read More

Sharing our Stories

Ocean Spray’s own team member, Meredith Volpe, shares her weight loss journey in this video and explains how exercising in a swim spa has taken her to a fitness level that she’d never imagined. Sometimes, a gym is the last place you’d want to work out. Our team does not simply sell hot tubs. We … Read More

Come to Relax, Stay For Your Health

It’s no surprise that the main reason people buy saunas is the same reason people buy any leisure product: relaxation. But the sauna offers a well-documented distinction that draws customers interested in more than kicking back. “The main difference is the sauna has so many additional health benefits that you don’t get in another leisure … Read More

6 Essential Oils for Happiness

March 9, 2018 By Author: Urmet Seepter Find out what are the most effective essential oils for happiness! The popularity of essential oils is clearly on the rise. Yoga classes have begun to use Rose oil and Lavender for their calming and relaxing effect. Frankincense and Sandalwood are used for meditation. Even athletes use essential oils in therapy … Read More

The Wellness First Approach

The Wellness First Approach  by Cailley Hammel, AQUA Magazine, April 2018 For many on Long Island, the phrase “hot tub” is synonymous with Ocean Spray Hot Tubs & Saunas. (It’s only natural when your business has been around nearly 40 years.) However, for the last year and a half, the Ocean Spray team has made … Read More

Hot Baths, Saunas can Relieve Pain, may help Heart

By Amy Chillag, CNN (CNN) Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles every other day. But decades of pounding the pavement took its toll. When Benedict was 57 years old, he ruptured a disc in his back. And then it happened again. He had … Read More

WHY YOU’LL ENJOY A LUXURY HOT TUB WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE

Need an escape from the pressures of life? Making time for one another is a great way to strengthen the relationship. One-on-one quality time with your partner can steer your focus on the moment and away from the troubles of the day. A getaway might be nice, but it’s not always possible. A luxury hot … Read More

Six mind-body tips for less holiday stress

(CNN)- by Dana Santas: There’s no denying the joys of the holidays, but with all the shopping, parties and family visits, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by emotional and physical stressors. Trust me, I know the feeling! Thankfully, there are ways to keep the stress from getting the better of you. Below, I share six simple-yet-effective … Read More

Muscles in Hot Water

Alice Cunningham, one of our favorite water wellness advisors and owner of Olympic Hot Tub of Seattle, WA is always a great resource for information. A believer and true practitioner of the hot tub lifestyle, Alice shared the following blurb in AQUA Magazine on how hot water and muscles work so well together. Sometimes the … Read More

A COMPARISON OF BEST HOT TUB INSULATION TYPES

A COMPARISON OF BEST HOT TUB INSULATION TYPES

Insulation is what keeps the water in your hot tub hot. It is designed to slow or stop energy from moving. In other words, it traps warmth in the spa and does not allow it to escape. Any shopper looking for a hot tub that will (usually) be placed outdoors and expected to heat 400 gallons of … Read More

4 Ways Swimming Has Helped My Running

This form of cross-training brings some surprising benefits. ByTed Spiker FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017, 11:05 AM The other day, I walked into the locker room and a friend asked, “Did you just go swimming?”I hadn’t. It just looked that way, because my shorts and shirt were sopped, soaked, and slogged from a run in the Florida … Read More

7 WAYS TECHNOLOGY HAS SIMPLIFIED HOT TUB MAINTENANCE

Spa owners find hot tub maintenance easier than ever. It’s so easy to maintain a hot tub today. You no longer have to worry about restaining wood siding, and you might be surprised at how few chemicals you’ll use. Consider these facts: A hot tub manufactured in 2017 uses just 10 to 20 percent of the chlorine a similar model did in 1997 Today’s hot tub cabinets are made from low-maintenance, weather-resistant vinyl rather than wood … Read More

How much does a hot tub cost?

  If you are in the market for a hot tub, one of the first questions you might ask is, “How much does a hot tub cost?” The answer is, it depends. Hot tub prices are not an industry secret. The main reason they are not displayed on the manufacturer’s website or most dealers’ websites is that prices … Read More

What’s for Dessert?

Spring has sprung and we’ve been more than happy to open up the shed and garage and start resetting the yard for yet another summer season of backyard fun in the sun! Yes, the weather has been more than a little wet in the northeast these past few weeks but it’s nothing a good pair … Read More

Diving into Water Wellness

Contact http://oceanspraypoolsandspas.com/ or stop into our Westhampton beach, Melville or Farmingdale locations to learn the benefits and beginning steps to add water wellness to your life.

Thanksgiving Delight, courtesy of the Big Green EGG

Once you try this brined turkey, you’ll agree that nothing does a better job of roasting meats than the EGG. The turkey has a subtle smoky flavor and is moist and succulent, but if you prefer a bolder smoky flavor, add more smoking wood chips in increments during cooking. This turkey would be great for holidays, and you can use the leftovers to make wonderful sandwiches. Recipe courtesy of Kevin Rathbun.

Expanding water wellness…

As you know, we are big believers of wellness by way of water. Water is such a natural component of our lives that we tend to overlook the benefits due to simplicity. In fact, we are sure at least one visit to a doctor has resulted in heari…

Nothing but the best!

The Ocean Spray Team is proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest as your favorite Barbecue Store and Pool & Supply Company! 

Increase Mobility

Increase Mobility

Arthritis Benefits If you are one of the 46 million Americans affected by arthritis, soaking in your Hot Spring spa can help ease your pain. Joint inflammation from arthritis causes swelling, pain and stiffness, often resulting in the loss of joint movement or function. Immersion in warm water produces hydrostatic pressure on the body that … Read More

A Better Night’s Sleep

A Better Night’s Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia more than one night a week. Find out how spending time in your spa before going to bed can lead to a deeper and more peaceful sleep.

Hydromassage Benefits

Hydromassage Benefits

There are three factors at work in a spa: heat, buoyancy and massage. Working together, they create a totally relaxing hydromassage experience. The heat in a hot tub raises your body temperature, increasing circulation. The buoyancy of the hot tub reduces your body weight by 90%*, relieving pressure on muscles and joints with a relaxing … Read More

Giving the body a boost of Immunity

 
 
It’s been a few weeks since the little ones have started school and everyone seems to be getting back into a routine of work, school, homework, dinner, bathtime and uh-oh…someone’s sick!
There’s nothing like a sick famil…

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

Your spa cover is more than an attractive accessory. It’s also has the very important job of holding in heat when your spa is not in use, helping to reduce energy consumption and keep energy costs low. The cover also prevents excess evaporation, helping you conserve water, and it prevents debris and objects that could … Read More

Sleep Better

Sleep Better

Why do I sleep better after a soak in the hot tub? Many people struggle to wind down completely at the end of the day, in order to get a complete and restful night of sleep. In fact, in his groundbreaking book, Undoing Perpetual Stress, Dr. Richard O’Connor makes a solid case that the human … Read More

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

It’s Friday night. You promised that special someone a romantic date night but you’ve just sat in an hour of traffic and your back hurts. Getting gussied up to go out is the last thing you want to do. So skip the dinner and movie and head back to your Hot Spring hot tub for … Read More

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

Take Your Relaxation to a Whole New Level. Taking time to relax and destress is an important element of maintaining a balanced life. Being immersed in warm water has been proven to help you relax both physically and mentally, and even helps your body turn down the “fight or flight” response we have to stress. … Read More

Refocus vs. De-focus

 
 
With ultra busy lives, we tend to maintain a constant state of motion. For some, just the thought of relaxation brings on an added stress. 
Does your ideal vacation include a wealth of activities instead of a day spen…

The Most Expensive Pool Float in the World

 

Everyone wants their pool water to sparkle — but this float takes poolside shimmer to the next level.

#FLOATY, a supplier of novelty pool floats, is offering a stunning (pun intended) unicorn-shaped pool float encrusted with more than 10,000 hand-placed Swarovski crystals in a rainbow of 14 colors. As #FLOATY social media manger and Rebecca Hsu told Observer, an online news and culture site, only one will be sold, making it the most exclusive pool float in the world.

As of press time, the unicorn float is still available for $6,000. (Though likely not for long; according to Hsu, #FLOATY has seen about a dozen serious inquiries.)

The crystal-studded inflatable isn’t the first pool float to make the news. Last summer, Taylor Swift made waves (again, pun intended) with her oversized swan float. As AQUA previously reported, an Instagram post shared by the star was the catalyst for a record sales season for Swimline Corporation. Since then, the trend hasn’t deflated, as oversized flamingos, black swans and pizza slices continue to take over the Instagram accounts of celebrities and wannabe stars alike.

Original article in Aqua Magazine by Cailley Hammel, August 2016

Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Whipping up this recipe on the Big Green Egg is a summer favorite.  Light, easy and delish! The perfect accompaniment to a steamy weekend…

Pick a Pack of Pepper Poppers to Prep on the Big Green Egg

Looking to spice up your Sunday Funday? Jalapeno Poppers are a great appetizer and roasting them on the Big Green Egg eliminates the need to deep fry them  We, of course use the special Pepper Corer Tool and the Jalapeno Cooking Rac…

Distinction in the Details

 
Say BMW and immediately your mind is sent to a state of luxury. With it’s longstanding history of driving pleasure and progressive visions, the BMW Designworks Company meets the needs of consumers while delivering a sharp silhoulet…

12 Hot Tub Etiquette Tips for the Guest

You have been invited over to a friend or neighbor’s house for a soak in their new hot tub, but are unsure of the proper Hot Tub Etiquette. Above all, enjoy your time with friends and soak up the relaxation a hot tub gives!

When Life Gives you Lemons…

A slice of lemon can bring new life to a boring glass of tap water when a flavor boost is in order. Not only that, but lemon can benefit your health too. It’s a wonderful detoxifier than can aid in digestion – a great side benefit when you indulge a little too much during a meal. In addition, the vitamin C can help boost your immune system and regular use can help support your weight loss goals.

Good Eatin’ on the Fourth of July

If you own a Big Green Egg, we’re pretty sure we know what you’ll be doing this weekend! These recipes are sure to inspire your backyard grillfest. Happy 4th!

Defining Wellness

Wellness: The Quality or State of being Healthy
: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal <lifestyles that promote wellness>

Back to the Future

What were you doing 35 years ago? 
Joeseph Musnicki was wondering how he could work in his community and provide a service that was much needed and would make people feel good. With a small budget and one truck, Joe’s swimming po…

Visually Inspired

The possibilities are endless but sometimes we need a place to begin…

Happy Memorial Day 2016

 
 
Memorial Day is here and it’s time to celebrate our freedom and kickoff the Summer of 2016!  Check out these fun ways to celebrate Memorial Day and upcoming warm weather days! 

Visit a military attr…

The Summer Kick Off: Memorial Day Weekend

The temperatures are rising & the 4-day weekend buzz is in the air! What’s on your agenda for this Memorial day weekend? 
Fire up the Big Green Egg! We’ve been scouring the books for recipes and ideas to wow our backyard g…

Shine bright like a diamond

‘The difference is in the diamonds,’ never rang so true! 
No no, we’re not referring to an emerald or princess cut. We’re talking about the life you spend behind the glitz and glamour, at home in the arms of relaxation and serene sur…

Texas Style Brisket

Texas Style Brisket

This brisket is wonderful alone or served with soft tortillas and taco toppings. Ingredients One 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.5 kg) whole packer brisket (Choice or higher) Instructions Mix the rub ingredients (listed below) in a large bowl. This mix will make more than you need for one brisket; store the remainder in … Read More

Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Vivian Howard. Her documentary film series, “A Chef’s Life,” has won a Peabody Award, a Daytime Emmy and was nominated for four James Beard Awards. You can read more about Vivivan on P32 of our Lifestyle Magazine. “My Blue Q Suace is inspired by typical Eastern North Carolina vinegar-based barbecue sauce. But we … Read More

Fish and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Fish and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Recipe courtesy of O’Neill Williams. Ingredients 1 pound jalapenos 4-6 oz cream cheese 1-2 pounds shrimp 1 pound bacon Seasoning Instructions Set EGG for indirect cooking (with convEGGtor) at 400°F/204°C. Cook the grouper on a Perforated Cooking Grid. Mix with cream cheese when cooked. Cut the stems off and split the jalapenos in half long … Read More

Plank Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese

Plank Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese

Recipe copyright Kared Adler and Judith Fertig and used by permission of The Harvard Common Press. Photo courtesy: 25 Essentials: Techniques for Planking. Whether you serve these over dressed greens as a salad, on their own with a bold red wine as an appetizer, or as a sweet-savory dessert with a glass of port, you’ll … Read More

Grilled Grouper with Basil Tomato Sauce

Grilled Grouper with Basil Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of O’Neill Williams. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt dash pepper 2 fish fillets ¼ cup diced seeded tomato 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon chopped green onion … Read More

Grilled Cheesesteak Pizza

Grilled Cheesesteak Pizza

Recipe adapted from Laura’s Lean Beef. For more on Laura’s Lean Beef, visit laurasleanbeef.com. Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 roasted red bell pepper, sliced (use from a jar) 1⁄2 onion, sliced 1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Diced Tomatoes, drained 1⁄2 tablespoon dried oregano 5 ounces Laura’s Lean Beef Sirloin Steak, cooked and … Read More

NY Strip Steaks

NY Strip Steaks

Recipe courtesy of O’Neill Williams. Ingredients 4 NY Strip steaks, seasoned with 4 tbsp Dizzy Gourmet® Cosmic Cow Seasoning™ Instructions Set the EGG for direct cooking (without the convEGGtor) with a Cast Iron Grid at 650°F/343°C. Grill steaks to desired internal temperature. 2 ½ minutes, then flip. 2 ½ minutes, then flip. Cook additional 3 … Read More

Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey Glaze

Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Robert Mondavi, Jr. – Co-Founder and President of Winemaking, Michael Mondavi Family Estate and Folio Fine Wine Partners. “Collectively our family has ten EGGs…needless to say, we all believe in the versatility of the Big Green Egg.” Ingredients 2 Cedar Grilling Planks 1 ½ cup (120 ml) Dijon mustard ¼ cup (60 … Read More

Relax, you’ll be more productive

In today’s work culture we seem to have put a high value on the person that works 14 hour days; eats at their desk; takes work home with them; is constantly connected to work by phone and internet – even on off hours and weekends; doesn’t take vacation…you get the picture.  We think of these people as hard working and productive, but are they really?  Don’t get me wrong, they are working hard but may not be very productive.  Many studies have shown that the person who gets good sleep, relaxes and removes themselves from the work environment regularly is more productive.  They are also in a better mood making it easier to work within a team setting, more creative, and a more efficient problem solver.  Generally nicer to be around; that’s got to be worth something, right?  Nicer work environment?

Spa Cover Care Tips – The Do’s and Don’ts

The cover to your spa is an important piece of equipment that needs your attention like everything else. Simple do’s and do not’s of spa cover care will extend the life of your spa for years and years. Abuse the cover and it will break d…

Valentine’s Day Menu on the Big Green Egg

You’re planning a romantic night at home and want to create a light, but delicious meal that will really impress your guest.  Set the mood with a nicely set table, candles, chilled wine and romantic music.  The hot tub should be clean and ready for use. Below is a recipe for a wonderful shrimp dish; its the entrée, the rest is up to you.  Do you need a Big Green Egg or Eggcessories?  Stop in this week to stock up.

Chicken is the Winner – Super Bowl Party To Go Item

The Big Green Egg cooks up a mean and tasty chicken.  You can roast it, grill it, cook it horizontal, vertical or in a pan.  Anyway you look at it, you can get a few chickens, set up the Big Green Egg cook them up and serve wit…

Lets Host a Hot Spring Super Bowl Party!

If you are an avid NY football fan whether it is the Giants or Jets, I’m sure like myself, you are bummed that neither team will be in this years’ big game. That being said, there is no reason not to enjoy the day or game. Why not host a spa themed Super Bowl party? Here’s a few ideas:

Sauna is a State of Mind and a Matter of Wellness

If you are interested in health and wellness you cannot ignore all the blogs, articles and social media chatter about the benefits of sauna bathing whether you are a purist and go steam or prefer the infrared sauna solution.  Either way, a healthy 15 – 30 minutes per day or even 3

When Life is Hectic and Stressful

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When life is hectic and stressful, it is vital to take time out to relax and unwind. Hot Tubs are an ideal way to soothe your stress away. Let the buoyancy of the water hol…

Spa Water Trouble Shooting

Winter is here and many are using their hot tub more and more. Looking at the water quality is important. There have been more people in the water, maybe even a dog or two…a few children of different ages. The temperature of …

Let’s Enjoy the Holidays in Our Hot Tub

This is the time of year we are drawn to celebrating with friends and family, we just can’t help ourselves.  Usually this involves libations and food.  In search of cocktails and mocktails for upcoming get togethers I stumbled …

DIYer’s love this simple home improvement project!

DIYer’s love this simple home improvement project!

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. This is the time where many folks start thinking about home improvements and makeovers.  We’ve compiled a few ideas that will enhance your backyard and possibly your quality of life too! Our favorite affordable home improvement is one that brings the entire family together for … Read More

How to Choose Your Hot Tub Foundation

How to Choose Your Hot Tub Foundation

Thinking about getting a hot tub, but not sure where to put it?  There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing the perfect place for your hot tub that will enhance your enjoyment. If you live in an area that’s gets snow, or other bad weather, we highly suggest placing … Read More

What’s the difference between 110v and 220v hot tubs?

What’s the difference between 110v and 220v hot tubs?

110V One of the nicest things about 110v or “plug and play” hot tubs is that once it’s sitting in your backyard, all you have to do to enjoy it is fill it up and plug it in. You don’t need to hire an electrician and hard wire anything. Because it only draws 11 amps, … Read More

7 Ways a Hot Tub is Better than a Couch

7 Ways a Hot Tub is Better than a Couch

Football season is upon us and our couches are anxiously awaiting our undivided attention as we gather round to cheer on our favorite team. This season, let’s do something different. Let’s throw caution to the wind and give our backsides a much needed change. Here are 7 ways a hot tub is better than a … Read More