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How to Sell a Used Hot Tub

November 19th, 2015 by

Buying a new hot tub and not sure what to do with your old tub? Selling a used hot tub is not much different than selling a used car, in many ways. The reason that an automotive analogy works so well with spas is because they are so similar; with shiny surfaces, bucket seats, an [...]


Swim Spa or Hot Tub?

November 9th, 2015 by

Swim Spas are like a Limousine, stretched out 2-3x longer on one side, so that you can swim, row, stretch, train or recuperate. When it comes time to replace your spa or hot tub, or even if it’s your first tub, you’ll at least take a glance at Swim Spas. I’ve also considered Swim Spas [...]


How to Replace a Spa Heater

November 2nd, 2015 by

Your Hot Tub or Spa will at some point have heating problems. There are two types of spa heater problems, not heating enough and not heating at all. If your spa heater is not heating enough, but has lost some percentage of it’s oomph, it’s likely not a heater problem, but a water flow problem [...]


Del Spa Ozone Maintenance

October 19th, 2015 by

Ozone has been used in spa and hot tubs for years, as a powerful sanitizer that kills 99.9% of pathogens and contaminants. When used with a spa mineral stick, an ozonator can do the bulk of spa water sanitizing, requiring only a small amount of bromine, and/or regular spa shock to oxidize organics that hide [...]


Is Your Hot Tub a Chemical Soup?

October 12th, 2015 by

The first question about the so-called “Chemical Free Hot Tub” is “What does it Mean to be Green?” The second question is “Can it be done?”; a chemical-free hot tub, that is. When you speak of eco-friendly spas and hot tubs, you may be talking about saving energy, saving water, or preventing pollution. It’s that [...]


Most Popular Hot Tub Chemicals

October 5th, 2015 by

  Going over sales spreadsheets is one of my primary jobs here at hottubworks. Sales trends are interesting to watch, and important to know – so we can meet seasonal demand. Knowing the most popular hot tub chemicals can also be useful to the spa owner! Don’t get left behind – here’s the spa chemicals [...]


Hot Tub Not Heating Enough? 10 Reasons Why

September 28th, 2015 by

If the water temperature is warm or hot-ish, but not quite the skin searing temperature you like – you’ve come to the right resource. When your spa heater takes too long to heat the hot tub, or if your hot tub won’t get hot enough like it used to – here’s the troubleshooting steps to [...]


Salt Water Spas and Hot Tubs – FAQ

September 22nd, 2015 by

You’ve heard about salt water spas or salt water hot tubs – as an accessory with a new spa purchase, or an easy add-on to an existing spa or hot tub. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of salt water systems, let me say that right up front. But they do have certain [...]


Spa & Hot Tub Plumbing Repair Tips

September 10th, 2015 by

Spa and hot tub plumbing is made up of PVC pipe and fittings. It’s a Closed Loop, similar to an electric circuit, if that makes it easier to understand.¬†The same drop of water can make this trip several times per day. A Spa Plumbing Loop starts at the skimmer and main drain, where the water [...]


Amazing Inground Hot Tubs

September 3rd, 2015 by

My husband and I have been shopping for a new house lately – it’s so much fun, no really it is – looking at all the glitzy OC houses online. Recently we’ve become enamored with the idea of an inground spa. That would be a first for us, now on our third spa, after getting [...]