Spa Man wants to put a Bullfrog in your backyard |

Spa Man wants to put a Bullfrog in your backyard

by Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Tonya Bina/Sky-Hi Daily NewsSpa Man owner Dan Machiniak and business partner Mindy Everhart sit in one of the spas in their Granby showroom.

Asked if he’s ever tempted to test his product on the job, Spa Man owner Dan Machiniak admitted, “I will fill it up, and I will sit in it some days.”

The largest of three model spas sits teasingly uncovered in his showroom.

Then he thought about it.

“But not with customers in here.”

Machiniak and business partner Mindy Everhart have joined forces to open the latest spa store in Granby, featuring Bullfrog Spas.

After researching several brands on the market, Machiniak, a former certified pool operator, said he chose this one for its custom and interchangeable set of “JetPaks,” its plumbing system inside the spa itself allowing heat to be recycled and energy saved, its “lifetime leak-proof guarantee” and its “more jets per dollar of electricity spent” compared to other spas.

“It’s the only spa that meets California energy initiatives; owners can save a substantial amount of money on electrical bills,” he said.

The Spa Man opened its doors in downtown Granby on Sept. 22.

Everhart, known in spa circles as the “Sparkling Spas” dame in Grand Lake, comes to the business with her experience in spa maintenance. Her Sparkling Spas business has been looking after the needs of spa owners by testing and treating their dream tubs so that “when a homeowner arrives to their vacation home, all they have to do is flip up the lid and get in,” she said. Everhart also has 15 years of sales experience.

“I do the technical labor, and she does the maintenance,” Machiniak said.

The duo is offering a menu of services beyond Bullfrog sales, including spa maintenance of any brand, technical repairs of any brand, installation and a spa chemical inventory. If they don’t have the part, they’ll order, they said.

For the mountain environment with residents’ propensity toward having outdoor spas, Machiniak said Bullfrog is a good fit for its construction alone.

“There’s no wood at all, so no chance of rot,” he said.

He and Everhart added that rodents have no way to get in to build nests, a common problem in woodsy areas, because they can’t chew through the tough enclosures.

The interchangeable jet packs allow for customized pulsators. For example, a relaxing BodyWand could be put in the corner with a figure-eight Oscillator on the side. For “pinpoint accuracy,” one might choose a ClusterBurst for a deep-tissue massage.

As many as 16 jet packs with different therapy levels are available, and consumers can pick and choose a variety of back relief online.

“I really researched what spa to sell for our environment,” Machiniak said.

“We want to take the worry out of spa ownership.”

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