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Hot Tubs & Brain Function

November 24th, 2014 by
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Soaking in water soothes the savage beast. Hot tubs are well known for reducing aches and pains, and research has shown that it relaxes muscles as it improves blood flow and raises muscle temperature. But did you also know that your spa or hot tub can make you smarter? In a study done with 60 [...]

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Time for a new Hot Tub Spa Pack?

November 20th, 2014 by
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How do you know when it’s time to install a new hot tub spa pack? Your spa shell and the PVC plumbing can essentially last forever, but the pump, heater, blower and controls – being electronic and mechanical, will fail after awhile. Most spa packs will perform flawlessly for the first five years. In years [...]

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Hot Tub Pioneers – Len Gordon

November 17th, 2014 by
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Our story begins here in southern California, in the late 60′s. Pool builders like Len Gordon (1925-1997) were adding attached spas to the gunite pools they were building. Interested in how he could simplify spa construction, and avoid the structural problems of adding a separate body of water – he and fellow builder Jack Stangle [...]

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Replacing a Leaking Spa Pump Seal

November 12th, 2014 by
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The mechanical shaft seal in a spa pump is what keeps water from leaking along the shaft, as the shaft enters through the seal plate. A shaft seal is a two part design, which when compressed, prevents leakage, even though it is not touching the shaft. It can’t touch the shaft, whirling at 3500 RPM, [...]

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How To Install a Portable Spa Hot Tub

November 6th, 2014 by
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So, you saw our great prices on new spas, and unless this new spa is a replacement spa, you’re wondering what’s involved in spa or hot tub installation. Whether you install one of our Plug & Play 120V spas, or a full featured premium spa running on 4-wire 240V, requiring an electrician, you’ll need to [...]

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Winterize a Hot Tub in 5 Steps

November 3rd, 2014 by
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Winterizing a spa is simple enough for the average spa owner to perform, with simple tools and equipment. Winterizing a wood hot tub? It is not recommended to drain a wood hot tub for an extended period, or else the wood will dry out and shrink. To winterize a wood hot tub, you can follow [...]

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Hot Tubs and the Ebola Virus

October 30th, 2014 by
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The recent surge in Ebola cases has prompted a lot of concern and chatter on the subject. Hot tubs have once again become a target of health stories, with several news stories such as How Safe Are Hot Tubs?, WSJ Oct 20, 2014, or Ask Ila: Are hot tubs safe? Masslive Oct 24, 2014. A [...]

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Hot Tub Pioneers – Jacuzzi Brothers

October 27th, 2014 by
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My wife, of all people, just said “I didn’t know that Jacuzzi was a family name.”  The story of the Jacuzzi brothers, and the origins of the business efforts that eventually became a household name, is simply fascinating, I told her. Take a look, this is Joseph Jacuzzi, one of the seven Jacuzzi brothers who [...]

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Hot Tub Before Massage – or After?

October 20th, 2014 by
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If you’re like me, you enjoy a good, professional massage. Preferably outdoors on a warm beach, beneath a shaded canopy. If that’s not possible, a local massage practitioner is the next best thing. Even better, some masseuses travel with a folding massage table and still make house calls! Perhaps you’ve just booked your spa at [...]

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How to Find a Good Hot Tub Repair Service

October 13th, 2014 by
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  At Hot Tub Works, we like to think of ourselves as a friend to the DIY spa or hot tub owner – which is why we write so many posts about troubleshooting spa equipment, identifying spa parts, and making DIY spa repairs. However, there comes a time when an experienced spa tech can be [...]

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