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Backyard Living - Here's to YOU!

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Ah….a cooling summer beverage to keep you hydrated and refreshed!

While most of us enjoy an adult beverage (or 2) during warm summer days, it’s always a good idea to have non-alcoholic options available for everyone to enjoy!   

Click here to find some GREAT non-spiked drink and 'mocktail' recipes, compiled by our friends at Dreaming In DIY!

For more of our favorite recipes….spiked and non-spiked, check out Nordic’s Pinterest Board: DRINKS

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Backyard Living - DIY Towel Holders

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Hot tub fun always ends with...towels! 

You’ll want to keep the towels clean, dry and at the ready for when you finish your soak and want to dry off before going back into the house to change.

We found some great DIY ideas made from natural and synthetic materials plus a little (lot of) creativity! You can find them on our Nordic Pinterest Board: Backyard Accessories!

What other great ideas for towel racks or caddies can you think of?

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Summer Kebabin'

Posted in Backyard Living

 

We hope you are enjoying your Backyard Oasis this summer with your friends and family.
And, what says SUMMER FUN more than shish-kebabs on the grill? Quick and easy with taste combinations limited only by your creativity!  Oh, my...who's hungry now??

Here is a compilation of 15 Skewered Kebab Recipes from the blog: YummyHealthyEasy!

What are YOUR favorite kebab taste combinations? 


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Choose Your Nordic Hot Tub!

Posted in Hot Tubs

NORDIC 2252 Backyard LivingCongratulations!
Congratulations!  You've decided the Nordic Lifestyle is the one for you!  

So, now it's time to choose which Nordic Hot Tub model is the one that will fit your personal requirements.

To help make this a little easier, we've put our Nordic Hot Tub Matrix up for you to compare features and options! (Click here to view)

To order your new Nordic Hot Tub, visit your nearest Nordic Hot Tub Dealer to talk about the details!



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Nordic's Northern Lights

Posted in Hot Tubs

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Gently transitioning LED lights silently cycle through the beautiful colors of the Aurora Borealis in Nordic's Northern Lights™ Package.  The refraction and reflection of the light through the water make the colors sparkle and dance. Exterior sconce lighting gently illuminates the immediate area surrounding your hot tub, lending ambience and safety.

The elements of our Northern Lights™ Package include (from L to R): LED Backlit Waterfall Jet, LED Sconce Lights at cabinet corners, LED Jetting, LED Footwell/Side Wall Light, LED Backlit Cupholders.

Northern Lights™ are standard in our Luxury Series and Sport Edition models but can be added as an option to most of our Modern Series models. (click here to check availability)

To order your new Nordic Hot Tub with our Northern Lights™ Package, visit your nearest Nordic Hot Tub Dealer to talk about the details!



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Backyard Living - Games

Posted in Backyard Living

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Board games are making a comeback as a way to spend fun time with friends and family!

But, what about taking those board games outside and making them YARD games?  How much fun would that be? 

And here is some even better news…it doesn’t need to cost a ton of money to get your game on and have some outdoor fun!  You can use your creativity and imagination to create your own giant version of a game board and game pieces! 

To help spark your DIY spirit, we found some great outdoor games with tutorials on how to make (read MacGyver) them courtesy of our friends at Country Living!


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Backyard Living - Conversation Starters

Posted in Backyard Living

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We are SO connected these days!  But, while we are in constant contact through text, video chat, cell phones, and a myriad of other devices do we still have good, meaningful, fun, face-to-face, IRL conversations?  

When spending time in your hot tub with friends or family, unplug from the digital mayhem and take time to talk.  It may surprise you how much fun you will have!  Make the hot tub a 'digitaldevices-earbuds-headphones-free-zone' and tune in to each other!  

Conversation is fun and can flow easily. But, what if it doesn't or, what if you want something more than the same old conversations about weather or sports or.....whatever?  

Well, here are some great conversation ideas from Conversation Starters World!  Get to know someone with 200 Questions to jumpstart a conversation! You can make it even more fun (and daring) with a game of Would You Rather or Never Have I Ever!  

So, this weekend, enjoy your Nordic Hot Tub and some great conversation!!  You're welcome!


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Filter Cartridge Size Guide

Posted in Tips & Tricks

Filter Cartridges By Model 2017
What filter cartridge should you use for your Nordic Hot Tub?

The answer is, it varies.

Hang on....that's kind of a vague answer!  Isn't Nordic committed to keeping things simple?

YES WE ARE!  Although 'it varies' sounds like a vague answer, it really is in keeping with our STAR Philosophy of Simplicity and here's why:

We limit the number of filter cartridge sizes we use to just a few so it isn't an Easter Egg hunt when you need to replace your cartridge.  Also, we selected the filter cartridge sizes for optimum fit and filtration of each model hot tub.

If you are in doubt which filter to re-order for your Nordic Hot Tub, you can either contact your local dealer or, download our Filter Cartridge Guide to decide what you need.  

pdfClick Here to download our Filter Cartridge Guide.

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.

4th of July Celebration!

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Happy 4th of July!

Gearing up for your 4th of July Celebration?  

Oh, yeah...backyard living at its finest!

Whether you are planning the entire party at your place or if you are bringing a 'dish to pass' you'll find something memorable to make with these 25 Easy 4th of July Recipes compiled by our friends at Country Living

As always, make sure to schedule some time to unwind in your Nordic hot tub! 

Wishing all our Nordic Friends and Famiilies a great 4th of July weekend!  
Celebrate responsibly and stay safe out there!



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Backyard Living - Fire Pits

Posted in Backyard Living

FirepitFire….one of the 5 classical elements with which the Ancient Greeks explained the nature of all things.  

Primal. Hypnotic. Romantic. Captivating. Fire draws us in. 

It is also a great complement to a hot tub! The addition of a fire pit to your backyard gives you the juxtaposition of the elements, fire and water.  It can bring your personal oasis space to the next level. 

If you decide to add a firepit, there are 2 very important considerations before you purchase or begin building.

First, familiarize yourself with the local ordinances and building codes governing open fire in your area.  In some places open flame is not legal so, it’s best to check first before committing to any
 contract or purchase

The second consideration is safety.  You quite literally do not want to play with fire here!  Especially if you are a DIY-er, a professional consultation is worth the cost you might incur.  A professional will be well-versed in your local codes and will be able to recognize or point out safety issues before you get started. Remember, if in doubt, err on the side of being TOO cautious.

Our friends at All State Insurance have some great backyard fire pit guidelines for you to consider before you’re toasting S’Mores over your fire!



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My Tub is Too Hot!

Posted in Tips & Tricks

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It's Summer!  Hooray!!

While that means we are completely out of our Winter Cold hibernation up in the North, it can mean going into Summer Heat hibernation in warmer climates!  

Extremely warm ambient air temperatures can create issues for your hot tub too. After all, a hot tub is a small body of water. If the sunshine and warm temps heat up large bodies of water like lakes and pools, it's only resonable that your hot tub is affected as well.

Ok, so what can you do when the water in your hot tub is too hot?  Not to worry! We have a few Tips & Tricks for you to try before you call your local dealer for a service call.

pdfClick Here to download our Tips to Reduce Hot Tub Water Temperature.

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.

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Potato on the Side

Posted in Backyard Living

 

Summer Backyard Livin' Grillin' isn't complete without great sides to complement your most-awesome-char-broiled main course!  

What is your favorite summer side? Something sweet?  Something tart? Cold? Warm?
A reliable go-to for many backyard grill masters is their favorite version of Potato Salad. It works well with most grilled entrees and is easy to keep if you have leftovers.  

Well, how about a grilled potato salad? That's right! Plunk some potatoes right on your favorite grill (charcoal or gas) and have a delectable, crispy, hot, potato salad within about 30 minutes! Squeeze lemon juice over the salad to enhance the flavors and you are golden!

Try this great recipe from our friends at Serious Eats!  

Pass the napkins, please!

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Where is the Warmth?

Posted in Tips & Tricks

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Ah! You're ready for some quality hot tub time! You open the cover.... hmm, something isn't right ...it doesn't seem to be heating.  What's going on?  

There can be a number of reasons why your hot tub isn’t heating but let's check out some basic trouble shooting tips and tricks you can do before you call your Service Tech.

First, is there power to the tub?
For 110 Plug N Plays: Check to make sure your hot tub is plugged in and the GFCI isn’t tripped.  If the GFCI is tripped, push the reset button. If it won’t reset or trips again, call your dealer for service.

For a 220V hook up: Check your breaker box to see if the circuit has tripped. If it is tripped, reset your breaker to the 'on' position. If it won’t reset or trips again, call your dealer for service.

Ok! So now that you have determined you have power, is there an Error Code displayed on your topside control?  Refer to our list of Common Topside Codes: Single Pump Systems or Dual Pump Systems.

Now check to see if the pump is working. Push the button on the topside control to turn on the pump(s). If it doesn’t start, call your dealer for service.

If you have checked the things on this list and the hot tub still isn't heating or working properly, don’t guess or take any chances…call your dealer for service!

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.


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Jets On Strike!

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Some (or all) of the jets in your hot tub aren't working.  What should you do?

Let's cover some basic trouble shooting Tips & Tricks you can do which might just fix the issue before you call your Service Tech.

First, turn the pump on and turn the flange of each non-working jet to see if it has been turned ‘off’. 

Next, turn the Whirlpool Jet  ¼ turn and check if the jets begin to work.

Check to make sure the water level in your tub is above the filter level. If the water level is below the filter level, add water immediately!  

Check your filter to make sure it is clean and free of debris. 

If you have recently drained and refilled your hot tub, you might have an air lock. Call your dealer for recommendations to remedy this and prevent in the future.

If you have gone through these basic steps and the jets still are not working, call your dealer for service.

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.

My Hot Tub Sounds Funny!

Posted in Tips & Tricks

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Is your hot tub pump making an unusual or loud noise?

This could be a sign of trouble with your pump and it will require professional help. Call your dealer for service.

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.


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What is My Topside Control Trying to Tell Me?

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The topside control on your Nordic Hot Tub is displaying something unusual, what does it mean?
What should you do?

For a list of Common Topside Control Codes:
CLICK HERE if you have a Single Pump System (All-In-110, Classic Round, Modern Series or Sport Edition).
CLICK HERE if you have a Dual Pump System (Luxury Series).

If you have gone through the basic steps and the control is still displaying a code, call your dealer for service.

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.

My GFCI is Trippin!

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The GFCI on my electrical hook up is tripping! What do I do? 

The good news is the GFCI is doing its job!  The not-so-good news is that it can be frustrating.  Well, don't fret, we have a couple of basic things for you to try.  

For 110 Plug N Plays: Push the reset button.  If it won’t reset or trips again, call your dealer for service.

For 220V hook up: Check your breaker box to see that it isn’t tripped. If the breaker is tripped, reset your breaker. If it won’t reset or trips again, call your dealer for service.

If your hot tub is tripping the GFCI regularly and won't stay in the 'on' position, don't delay in calling your dealer for service.  Waiting could make the problem worse and no one wants that to happen!  Always remember, when it doubt, contact your dealer!

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.

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Unplug This Weekend!

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It's the Holiday Weekend!  YAY!!!

What are your plans? Vacation? Staycation? Yardwork? Day Trip? Family Time?

Whatever your plans we hope it is wonderful and it includes a relaxing session in your Nordic Hot Tub!

And, we encourage you to make it even better.....unplug from your technology!

Leave your phones, tablets and devices in the house.  Enjoy a great time together spending time and talking to your family and loved ones.

Don't misunderstand....technology is great, that isn't the argument here!  However, all week long we are super connected with updates, emails, breaking news....the list goes on. Allow yourself a 'time out' from your technology and have a conversation with those around you.

This weekend we challenge you take a half hour, unplug from your mobile devices and 'plug in' to some family time!
It'll be alright! Promise!

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Safe Hot Tubbing!

Posted in Hot Tubs

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When you think about using your Nordic Hot Tub, what comes to mind?

      Relaxation? 

      Pain and Stress Relief?  

      Fun and Recreation?

Perfect!  Those are all reasons why we make hot tubs for YOU!

However, there is one more important thing for you to think about.  And that’s…..Safety!  

As a hot tub owner, safety should stay at the forefront of your mind.  You want to make sure everyone using your hot tub not only has a great time, but stays safe in and around your hot tub!

Here are a few Hot Tub Safety Tips from the APSP, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals©!

"Infants and toddlers should not be permitted in a hot tub at all as babies' thin skin makes them more susceptible to overheating. Also, since little ones have very little control over bodily functions, spas become unsanitary almost instantly when "accidents" happen.

No young child should be allowed in a hot tub until they can stand on the bottom and have their head remain completely out of the water. Children who are big enough to be in a hot tub should not use it for more than five minutes at a time, especially at the maximum temperature of 104 degrees. Dropping the spa temperature to 98 degrees would allow for longer soaks – but never more than 15 minutes at a time. It is also recommended that young children avoid full body immersion, choosing instead to sit on "jump seats" that some spas have that permit waist-high immersion.

All persons, and especially young children, should be encouraged to drink fresh water while they're soaking. If the bather feels sick to their stomach, dizzy and/or sleepy, they should exit the spa immediately.

Responsible Adult Supervision is Key to Child Pool, Hot Tub Safety and Water Safety. There should always be an adult designated to maintain constant visual contact with children whenever they are near, or could get near, any body of water."

We wish you many happy hours of SAFE hot tubbing in your Nordic Hot Tub! 

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Accent Your Spa to Create a True Relaxation Spot!

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At the end of a long day there is nothing better than climbing into your spa to soak aches, and the day, away! You can make that experience even more enjoyable by the atmosphere and views you create, around your spa. Many homeowners are taking their backyard relaxation spot to a whole new level with creativity, class and elegance.

Whether your space is big or small, consider adding a variety of height, texture and practical accessories to make your spa time more enjoyable.

There are several ways to create height in the hardscape. First is with the spa itself. You can have the spa sit completely above ground, set part way into the ground by using retaining walls or a wood deck or, depending on the lay of your land, some spas are completely recessed in the ground. If you are considering recessing your spa partially or fully, be sure to properly plan for access to the service panel. You’ll want to make it easy if a technician ever needs to service a pump or any other equipment behind the service panel. For easy reference, the service panel is always on the same side as the top side control.  

Other ways to create height and dimension to your space are by to adding a pergola, sun shade or umbrella. These options are cost effective ways to add beauty and shade. Using hardscape to create half walls, pillars and custom outdoor kitchens is another excellent way to give dimension and have a functional and beautiful backyard for your family to unwind and enjoy time together.

When it comes to accessories the list is endless. I suggest keeping it practical and functional for your family’s needs. First consider how you will enter and exit your spa and be sure to create a safe entry system. You can get basic spa steps made of plastic or wood or you can ‘step up’ the look with ones that are custom-built.

There are several options for handrails as well that give you something sturdy to grab when getting in and out of your spa.

Cover lifters are one of the best accessories next to steps for safe entry. A cover lifter makes it easier to open and close the cover and extends the life of the cover. Especially on larger spas the cover is big and is more difficult for one person to remove by themselves.  Also, if you live in a colder climate everyone wants to get back into the house as soon as possible after getting out of their spa, and a cover lifter makes closing the spa quick and easy. It keeps your cover off the ground which prevents it from getting bumped around and helps extend its life.

In creating an overall relaxing atmosphere consider what you hear when you are in your spa. If your home is located in a peaceful area you may enjoy the simple sounds of nature.  However, many spa owners hear the sounds of their neighborhood and street noise. So, if your backyard is less than peaceful, you may want to give some thought to adding a stereo system to your relaxation space. There are lots of outdoor sound options and some are very basic such as placing a Bluetooth outdoor speaker close by.

True stress relief and a better night’s sleep can be achieved if you engage all your senses through the hydrotherapy of the jets, an enjoyable view, calming music and of course, a relaxing scent!  A spa fragrance adds the last piece of the relaxation puzzle. Now, when it comes to spa fragrances, make sure to use products designed for spa use. These products are compatible with the chemicals used to keep your spa clean and are easy on your skin. 

If you are just starting to plan for a spa or have had one for years, adding architectural elements and creating a true relaxation spot should be high on your to-do list!

Happy Hot Tubbing! 

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Look What You Can Grill!

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What are your plans for backyard living this weekend?  

Remember, no weekend is complete without great food and, since you're outside anyway, 
what could be better than throwin' it down on the grill?

So, here's a question....have you ever tried grilling pizza?

From unconventional crusts and taste combos to dessert..oh my..DESSERT pizza, this stuff is

scrumpshalicious!!!

The following is a list of pizzas to grill compiled by Paige Johnson via our friends at Brit & Co.  
(If you want to try grilling a pizza, check these recipes out!)



Grilled Chicken Sundried Tomato Pizza