I own the barefoot spas ss19 and have for exactly two years. The SS19 is what they call a dual temp swim spa, meaning it has two bodies of water; one for swimming (cooler temperature), and one for hot water therapy (warmer temperature).
I love this machine… Well it is really two machines. Later, I’ll explain what I mean by that. What I want to explain is how I use this dual temp spa, what it does for me, and how it has changed my life.
First, I need to explain my history. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I have suffered from that for almost 10 years now. Hot water therapy from my spa makes the symptoms much more manageable (recommended by my doctor) My other ailment is from a motorcycle accident years ago. I have a grade 3 torn ligament in my hip. The result is that my hip could not bear weight like it once did. My mobility was extremely effected by the accident, but years of physical therapy rendered me some what mobile.
I had two doctors telling me to do two different things. One wanted me to be in hot water for arthritis, the other wanted me in cool water for physical therapy sessions. See where I’m going with this? The dual temp SS19 was made for me! I was unable to find any other spa out there where I could accomplish these two things.
My dual temp swim spa has been a god send. I feel the best right now since my accident. My arthritis is under control, and I am more mobile than I have been in years. The best part is, I do not have to pay for physical therapy sessions (3 times a week at $150 a session), and all of this is done from the comfort of my own backyard.
Obviously as you can tell, I rate the barefoot spas ss19 with 5 stars. I made the investment in the machine, and it paid off.
What I want to talk to you about next is the dual temp aspect. It is very important when considering a spa like this that again, is really two spas, is to make sure you have enough power capacity in your home two power BOTH spas at the same time. I bought the spa assuming everything was fine, and it was fine until my electrician went to hook up the wires. I found out I did not have enough power capacity in my home for the massive 100 amps required to run both spas! My home was built in 1961. Long story short, I had to pay an additional $2,500 to get the panel expanded to where I could run the machine properly.
I wanted to post this on here to help and hopefully guide anyone else who may be in the same situation with an older home. Remember, the dual temp swim spa is a DUAL spa. Two separate connections completely. Make sure you are prepared. Once you are prepared, and you start using it, I hope that it will change your life like it did mine. Cheers!
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