Another Utah City Features Bullfrog Spas in their Monthly Newsletter
Clearfield City Monthly
FEATURED CLEARFIELD BUSINESS
You probably saw the news story back in March about the Bullfrog Spas blimp balloon that went missing from their Legend Hills, Clearfield location. Apparently, someone had tampered with the tether, and Bullfrog Spa co-owner Shawn Maynard was sure the balloon was long gone. However, the story ended happily as a family 45 miles away in Herriman had gone out for ice cream, only to have the balloon land on their minivan a few blocks from home. Just like the unique balloon experience, Bullfrog Spas is unique in that they are the only spa which is manufactured here in Utah, for Utah climate. “Bullfrog spas are the most efficient spas available,”explained Maynard, who co-owns the Clearfield and North Ogden factory outlet stores with business partner Chris Brown. “Our spas retain more heat than any other spa as it actually captures the heat generated by the motor during its filter cycle and heats the spa with that recycled heat. That translates into a long motor life and low power bills, typically in the $12 -$20 range per month in the winter.” There is no plumbing to the spa –it simply fills with a garden hose, using the same amount of water as filling your bathtub several times. Bullfrog Spas use jetpak technology, which is a modular design allowing any service to be easily performed without having to drain the spa. The plumbing is contained in the jetpak, instead of out in the spa shell, which would mean all of the heat would typically be lost to the yard. Not so with the jetpack. The modular design also allows for customization. “Today, next week, or three years from now, a person can move or replace the entire jetpak module with a different therapeutic jet configuration,”Maynard offered. “Recently we had a customer from two years ago come in because she had been in a car accident. She now had a need for neck and shoulder therapy. Within 15 minutes she had replaced one of her existing jetpaks with a different module specifically configured to work on the neck and shoulders.” “Every week people are referred to us by their physician or chiropractor as a way to ease their aches and pains,”continued Maynard. “Often a Bullfrog spa can reduce visits to the physical therapist, and many of our customers swear that since they bought their spa they soak in it every night and sleep better for it.” People buy spas not only for therapeutic benefits. The social aspect can be just as appealing, as many families buy a spa as a type of “stay-cation”providing important family time soaking together in the spa.
Bullfrog Spas have been in Clearfield since 2006 –first on Antelope Drive, then moving to their current location in November 2009, offering the store high visibility from I-15. “The Legend Hills location allows us to grow, with hopes of eventually turning into a super-store,”said Maynard. Their two factory outlet stores have experienced tremendous growth and combined were the number one hot tub store in the United States for Bullfrog Spas. Bullfrog Spas offer anywhere from a three-person model specifically designed to fit through a standard door opening up to the large eight-person model. Prices typically range from $4,000 to $15,000; however, because Bullfrog Spas are manufactured in Utah they are able to discount prices by as much as $4,000 off the list price. If you’ve noticed their big blue tent in the parking lot of Legend Hills, you might be interested in their EZ Up tent loan program. Any organization is free to borrow one or more of Bullfrog Spa’s 10×10 pop up tents (smaller than the blue tent) to use for shade at a community event, whether it’s for soccer games or a farmer’s market booth. “We are happy to provide the shade, and of course, don’t mind that the tent has our logo on it,”Maynard shared. “We like to remind our neighbors to think of us for their pool and spa needs. We just ask that the tents are returned in good condition, and try to reserve them at least a week or two ahead of time.” To learn more or view pictures of the tents used for miscellaneous community events visit their website at www.bullfrogspasogden.com and click on the community tab. In addition to the EZ Up tent loan program, both store locations offer free water testing. If you have a spa, even if you didn’t purchase it from Bullfrog, or a pool, you can visit their stores which are equipped with computerized water testing stations. They’ll test your water for free and train you on how to keep your pool and hot tub water crystal clear. They also sell barbeque grills and heating and air conditioning services at both of their locations.
Bullfrog Spas is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am –6:00pm, and after hours by appointment. Visit their website or call (801) 773-2800 for more information on their lifetime warranty information on their spas, and to reserve an EZ Up tent.
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