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The Many Benefits of Swim Spas

Have you heard about swim spas? They offer a way to relax and get active without taking up a large amount of space. Swim spa benefits go beyond the ability to swim, exercise, and relax in the comfort of your own home. For thousands of years, people have used the power of water to treat specific health conditions. At Minnesota Hot Tubs, we are the largest swim spa retailer and the only swim spa dealer in Minnesota that sells and services Dynasty Swim Spas. As experts in swim spas for Lakeville, we’d like to tell you all about their many benefits.

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Year-Round Exercise

Swim spas can provide the benefits of a hot tub as well as a swimming pool at the same time. They are not as large as traditional swimming pools, but are able to provide a way for a person to continuously swim against strong water. And, swimming is one of the best ways to exercise and burn calories without impact on joints. This makes swim spas perfect for sufferers of arthritis and similar conditions. Water allows you to do a variety of exercises that would otherwise be difficult or painful on land.

Swim spas are also great because of their ability to bring the freedom and enjoyment of open-water swimming into your home year round.


Swim spas can be designed to fit into any backyard, patio or recreational area and we have even delivered them indoors. Our Dynasty Swim Spas feature a wide selection of optional molded shells and attractive cabinets that enable you to install them in a custom deck or leave them as a free-standing unit above ground or in-ground.


Hydrotherapy can help manage specific health conditions to improve a person’s overall health and well-being. It relieves stress by creating a relaxing warm water experience for someone dealing with chronic pain. Fibromyalgia, arthritis and neuromuscular conditions are just some of the conditions that can benefit from swim spas. The warm water in a swim spa helps minimize both stiffness and stress, offers full body support and minimizes joint and muscle stress.

Anyone can benefit from swim spas by increasing their movements in the pool, becoming stronger and more stress-free. Even kids can enjoy the many benefits of a swim spa by becoming more confident in their swimming.
Swim spas are becoming very popular and one of many reasons is they can be used for a variety of purposes, including swimming, exercise, knee boarding, rehabilitation and relaxation. So give us a call today to learn more about swim spas and their many benefits!

If you would like to learn more about swim spas in Lakeville, Contact Us at Minnesota Hot Tubs, call us at (952) 435-4096 or visit the store location nearest you.

Enjoying Your Hot Tubs and Spas this Winter

Old Man Winter has sure made himself at home here in Minnesota. And, you are likely looking for new ways to warm up and relax at home. At-home hot tubs and spas can provide a much-needed oasis from the chill of winter and stresses of the day. They immediately warm you up and relax you after a long cold day and help you and your muscles relax. There are many great benefits to owning hot tubs and spas in the Twin Cities, and the experts here at Minnesota hot tubs are here to tell you their many benefits as well as offer some tips for this winter.

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Relaxation & Health

When you use a hot tub in winter, you could sweat out some of the toxins in your body. If you start to feel a head cold coming on, just have a good, long soak.
When your muscles and joints are cold, you’re more likely to pull or strain them during physical activity. Hydrotherapy from hot tubs and spas works well to help relax muscles and relieve aches for people who play outdoor sports or work long hours or commute in the cold.

Enjoy the fresh air. In freezing weather, a soak in hot tubs and spas allows you to spend time outside in warmth and comfort, instead of huddling indoors or shivering in the cold air.

Safety Tips

While enjoying the many benefits of hot tubs and spas in winter, it is also important to stay safe. How?

When you’re enjoying hot tubs and spas, make sure to spend no more than 20 minutes in your spa at a time. The longer you stay in your spa, the higher your body temperature climbs. While it may be tempting to linger in the comforting warmth of hot tubs and spas when the outside air is cold, try to limit your soak time.

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol. You can become dehydrated more quickly if you drink too much while in the hot tub.
Keep your spa around the same temperature so that your temperature is consistent, and make sure to perform routine maintenance and cleaning. After all, simple problems can become more complicated to fix in subzero weather.

If you would like to learn more about the many hot tubs and spas we carry for the Twin Cities and their benefits, Contact Us at Minnesota Hot Tubs or visit the store location nearest you.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Minnesota Hot Tubs

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. For more than 37 years we have provided quality hot tubs for Minnesota residents. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Minnesota Hot Tubs, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future spa and hot tub needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Heating Up with Hot Tubs: The Types We Carry and Their Many Benefits

It’s getting hot out there but we can never forget that Minnesota can bring some of the coldest winters around. And, an at-home hot tub can provide a much-needed oasis from the chill of winter and stresses of the day. They immediately warm you up and relax you after a long day no matter what the weather. So we know that one; hot tubs are a relaxing way to unwind and two; hot tubs can offer actual health benefits. At Minnesota Hot Tubs we offer an incredible selection of hot tubs for Woodbury and the surrounding areas and we would like to provide you with the types we carry as well as a few of their unique benefits.

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Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog spas are durable. They are built to last so you can enjoy them for years without worry. They use state-of-the art technology and durable materials which create the all new Endura-Frame. Bullfrog is proud to be the only spa manufacture in the world to implement a wood and metal free frame that will last a lifetime.

Bullfrog spas are like no other spas on the market. The patented JetPak therapy system gives you complete control over your hydro massage by allowing you to interchange your favorite massages quickly and easily. They offer incredible power but operate with efficiency.

Hawaiian Breeze Spas

When it comes to Hawaiian Breeze Spas, it’s all about sound and color. Enliven all of your senses and create an immersive experience with a Hawaiian Breeze Spa. Each come standard with full surround sound light-up LED pop up speakers and a JBL stereo/cd/aux player. And, each one comes in over 15 shell color options.

Nordic Hot Tubs

Nordic is synonymous with therapy and recreation. They provide everything you want in a hot tub all in one beautiful and long-lasting package. Nordic’s signature combination of high flow water and individual jet therapy DTSTM provides the perfect balance of active and passive muscle and joint relief. They are also one of the only companies that still produce up to six different round hot tub models, including real cedar wood cabinet options.

At Minnesota Hot Tubs, we also offer a variety of reconditioned and used spas in all of the most popular brands. With these you get heavily-discounted prices, a choice of hot tub sizes and constantly changing inventory.

If you would like to learn more about the many hot tubs we carry for Woodbury and their benefits, Contact Us at Minnesota Hot Tubs or visit the store location nearest you.

Nordic Hot Tubs Dealer Spotlight on Minnesota Hot Tubs

This blog was written by Jane Peeks, Sales Administrator at Nordic Hot Tubs

In 1976, Rick Liskow was stationed in the Pacific Northwest as a member of the Coast Guard. Realizing that he needed to set a plan for his future, he began selling waterbeds during his off-duty hours, eventually opening a storefront.

In 1979 he moved back to his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, and established his waterbed and mattress business there. Liskow gradually added auxiliary product lines to his store, maturing the business into a specialty sleep store with traditional mattresses, furniture and other sleep accessories.

Around 1985, he brought in his first hot tub to see how it would fit with his product lines and trends he saw in the industry. Hot tubs quickly became an entire department of his mattress store and eventually needed expanded floor space. Adding more store locations in Mankato, Lakeville and his brand new Superstore in Woodbury/Lake Elmo has allowed him to differentiate the locations between mattresses, hot tubs and even specific manufacturers.

The Woodbury/Lake Elmo location is a ‘test’ store with two distinct stores and two separate entrances but in reality, one business. Based on how this location performs, he will consider incorporating this approach into his other stores. Spa Retailer, an industry magazine, recently showcased this location in their October 2016 issue. You can read the article here.

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Currently Minnesota Hot Tubs has six locations, four of which sell hot tubs. Liskow feels his business stands out from the competition due to being in the industry for almost 40 years. Over the years he has seen many competitors come and go but Minnesota Hot Tubs weathered the economic cycles and is known as a stable and reliable business within the greater Rochester area.

Liskow enjoys what he does. He relates that some of the most challenging times have been weathering the harsher economic climates. “I can figure out the business stuff but I’m still learning to manage chaos and drama within the regiments,” he quips. Liskow manages the chaos with an entrepreneurial vision, quiet demeanor and a wicked sense of humor.

“2017 is going to be an interesting year,” states Liskow. “I think we’re heading back to the type of growth we experienced in 2006.” He bases this statement on the sales trends and solid growth he has observed within the last few years.

Liskow is very excited to have Nordic Hot Tubs in the showroom again. “It’s a great marriage of quality Nordic products and Minnesota Hot Tubs’ longevity in the industry,” he states. He knows Nordic Hot Tubs has the consistency of quality, durability and long product life that he demands from his vendors. “And, we love your truck drivers! Those guys are great!” Liskow adds with a laugh.

When asked if he has advice for other dealers, Liskow quips, “Set your dealerships up in a warmer climate! This morning was cold…12 below when I came to work!” He quickly adds, “Seriously, though, if you are going to grow, the hardest thing to do is get your people to give customers the appreciation and respect you did when you were a smaller business. Growth is good, but if you get too big your business can become less flexible. Stay flexible!”

Minnesota Hot Tubs is proud to offer Nordic Hot Tubs. Since 1995, Nordic Hot Tubs has led the industry in providing high quality, therapeutic spas. To see these hot tubs for yourself, visit one of our retail locations.