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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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Frozen Hot Tub!

October 6th, 2014 by
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Winter is coming! And with El Nino predicted, it could be a cold, snowy winter indeed. That’s good for the spa parts salesmen, I suppose – because it means lots of freeze damage to spas and hot tubs. But hold on there ~ as long as you have your spa operating, at least on low [...]

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Tips for Relaxation in a Spa or Hot Tub

October 1st, 2014 by
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A spa or hot tub is a great place to relax – if you can get it all to yourself, with a little peace and quiet, and privacy. But even when it is – public and loud – you can still not only enjoy the soothing effect of the hot water, but take away a [...]

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Stupid Questions about Spa & Hot Tub Covers

September 25th, 2014 by
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I’ve heard lots of funny questions about hot tub covers over the years, and in honor of National Ask a Stupid Question Day, which takes place tomorrow – here’s a list of questions and answers about spa covers. We’ve had a lot of questions about spa covers over the years, none of them actually stupid. [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome – Relief in a Hot Tub!

September 22nd, 2014 by
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Tomorrow (September 23) is the international day of awareness for Restless Legs Syndrome, otherwise known as RLS. RLS is a neurological condition that gives sufferers uncontrollable leg movements, or urge to move the legs – a restlessness – especially while lying still, or trying to sleep. Symptoms are more pronounced at the end of the [...]

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Refinishing your Spa Cabinet

September 18th, 2014 by
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A spa cabinet, or the outside staves of a hot tub, begin to fade and splinter after some time in the good ‘ol outdoors. Even manufactured wood spa cabinets begin to show their age after a while. You should avoid staining and sealing the inside of a hot tub, but the outside, or steps and [...]

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Advanced Hot Water Chemistry

September 15th, 2014 by
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Beyond pH and Bromine levels, beyond alkalinity and calcium hardness – what else is there? Maintaining a healthy hot tub is crucial not only for the users of the spa, to avoid sickness, but also for the integrity of your hot tub spa. The following article on hot tub water chemistry will focus on 3 [...]

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Autumn is Here – is your Spa Cover Ready?

September 11th, 2014 by
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The weather is cooling down, and leaves are already falling. And, if you thought last year was snowy and cold, NOAA has put out an official El NiƱo watch, which will bring more snow, rain and generally colder weather than usual. Autumn is the time of year when our customers get their spas and hot [...]

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Food & Drink Disasters at a Hot Tub Party

September 8th, 2014 by
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Hot Tub parties are a part of owning a spa – at least the occasional small, intimate affair with a few close friends. Or even if you are just enjoying your spa with that special someone, you may want to enjoy some wine and cheese, or other appetizers in the tub. Now, you should always [...]

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