Category Archives: General Interest

Spa Hot Tub Healthy Living

Combing the benefits of massage with effervescence of Water – every part of your body benefits from  a hot tub spa experience. The lighter-than air- buoyancy additionally improves your circulation, can decrease joint pain and may encourage endorphin flow. This is the appeal of living with a spa hot tub! Continue reading

Hot Tub Spa Comfort Secrets – what to look for when buying a Hot Tub Whirlpool

Getting comfortable in a Spa Hot Tub by making sure that seats and body lounges properly conform to the contours of your body – that there’s support for your legs, arms, back, hips and all the way up to your neck. Continue reading

A Hot Tub Spa that Saves You Money!

Hot Tub Costs can be saved through a Hot Tub Cover from Gib-SanA spa hot tub can be quite energy-conscious – costing only pennies a day to operate – but there’s a few things to watch out for in a hot tub spa that can save you money.

Part I – Start with Hot Tub Solid Foam Construction

Source your hot tub spa from a manufacturer that uses solid foam insulation construction – proven to be the most energy efficient means of keeping hot tub spa water warm and comfortable – with high insulation R-values. Additionally see whether the containing cabinet is filled with foam that is similarly energy efficient to prevent heat loss through the walls and footwells. Plumbing should also insulated as a means of further saving energy, that has further benefits of vibration reduction, additional strength and sound absorption.

Part II – Use Energy Efficient Components

See whether the hot tub’s components – pumps, heaters, seals and valves – are themselves energy efficient in performance and energy conservation. These components should also be housed in an enclosed equipment module that limits energy loss.

Part III – Keeping the Energy In

This is where hot tub spa covers are so important. Heat escape should be prevented by effective linear heat seals. In addition to being insulated they should be capable of being able to hold sufficient weight. The result is a cover that is designed to minimize heat loss as well as being safe around children and pets.

Your Hot Tub Spa can save you money through carfeful shopping to ensure that your purchase is an Energy Gib-San Hot Tub & Spa!

AquaDome, the largest Cylindrical Aquarium Elevator

This is the largest Cylindrical Aquarium Elevator in the world, the AquaDom. The AquaDom can be found in Berlin at the Radisson SAS Hotel lobby.

The glass tube in the hotel lobby is called AquaDom. It is the largest acrylic cylinder in the world, filled with about 900,000 liters of seawater. There even is an elevator inside the aquarium.

It’s considered the largest of its kind to be built and stands at 25 meters tall and is filled with roughly 900,000 liters of sea water which is home to 2600 fish of 56 different species, artificial colorful corals and rock formations. It has a a diameter of over 11 meters, built on a 9 meters tall concrete foundation.

There are various employees working daily inside the cylinder maintaining it and feeding the tropical sea fish.

It isn’t necessary to be a deep sea diver to enjoy the views at the bottom. A visitor can simply take the glass elevator ride through the middle of the aquarium from the bottom to the top to reach the sightseeing point and panoramic restaurant under the glass roof.

The elevator slides up and down in the middle of the cylinder allowing the visitors to take a quick look into the aquarium from a different angle.

There’s enough work for the divers who work daily in the AquaDome, inch by inch is being cleaned while visitors pass by in the elevator.

The AquaDom opened in 2003 and cost around 12.8m euros to build. The aquarium is built with synthetic glass and designed by the architect Sergei Tchoban. It is now the main attraction of the Berlin Sea Life Center. The feeding of the fish and the cleaning of the fish tank is performed daily by a pair of full-time divers.

The result is an amazing design and concept although one can argue about the huge amount of sea water that’s being used in this aquarium and the ecological effects, but spectacular it is.

A panoramic view at the hotel lobby and aquarium from the restaurant above the AquaDome.