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Are you inspired by the Hot Tub Time Machine movie?

Did it make you miss the 80s? If you’re a fan of this funnier-than-average comedy about four friends who jump into a hot tub and end up in 1986, and you want to recreate the experience for your family and friends, then keep reading! In this article, we show you how to retrofit your hot tub and bring your backyard back to the 80s in five simple steps.


First, you’ll need a roomy, comfortable 4-5-person hot tub. Don’t have one? WCI Pools and Spas can help! We’ve provided high-quality Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs to homeowners in central Iowa since 1977. Our selection of 4-5-person hot tubs can fit perfectly into just about any backyard, even if it is on the smaller side.

You’ll have more room than you ever imagined.


Ditch the digital distractions and let your friends know you’re leaving the millennium behind, by sending out invitations. Take it up a notch, by requesting that guests attend in over-the-top 80s attire. Think big permed hair, neon leg warmers, and fingerless gloves! You should also remind them to bring their bathing suits. You can also ask them to bring photos of themselves from the 80s to be used in a guess the photo game later on!


Evoke a general feel of the decade by dressing table tops in neon colors and putting up posters of 80s bands on your backyard wall. Illuminate your hot tub with LED lights and some clever hot tub crystals to bring about an 80s disco vibe.

Why not scatter mini Rubik’s cubes or the Twister game mat in the path leading to the hot tub? Better yet, have cardboard cutouts of John Cusack and characters from the Hot Tub Time Machine movie lurking in the yard. This will amaze your friends and provide plenty of unexpected entertainment.


And now for the best part!

Keep everyone on their feet and cheering to familiar songs from Cyndi Lauper to Human League. Not sure where to start? Look for 80s compilations of music streaming Apps such as Google Play Music or Spotify. You can even invite guests to bring their own customized playlist to ensure there’s something for everyone.


Serve up some finger foods, such as sliders, pizza wheels, and kabobs. To help your night run smoothly, have a floating spa bar to keep your snacks and drinks chilled and dry. If you’re going to be drinking alcohol, it’s best to “dip before you sip,” as the warm water in the hot tub can speed up the effect that the alcohol can have on you and increase your chances of a hangover. Also, make sure to have plenty of water and other non-alcoholic drinks nearby.


So, there you have it! The ultimate hot tub time machine experience, and you didn’t have to travel too far! If you liked this article and would like to learn more hot tub tips and tricks, visit our blog and check out 5 Amazing Benefits of Investing in a Hot Tub. Or why not visit us in store? WCI Pools and Spas is the number one rated Jacuzzi dealer in Des Moines and Central Iowa. Our friendly and efficient team will be more than happy to help.

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