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10 Reasons Why Your Spa Water is Cloudy

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Why is my spa water cloudy? If we’ve heard that question once, we’ve heard it a thousand times. It may be the number one spa water problem plaguing spa owners. There is a lot of misinformation out there about cloudy spa water – such as, “Bromine will make your spa cloudy”, or “Metals in the […]

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Top Hot Tub Accessories For True Relaxation on Mother’s Day

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Although motherhood comes with its own rewards and perks, like hugs and messy artwork, coming in a close second is a quiet moment in the spa with a basket full of hot tub accessories. Being a Mom can be stressful. Moms run the house like a well-oiled machine, work to keep food on the table, […]

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Hot Tubs with a View

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Every once in a while, we like to step away from the nitty gritty of spa and hot tub maintenance to feature topics around hot tub lifestyle, design and decor. A showcase for hot tub owners who have created a true spa oasis with innovative decking, landscape or location. And speaking of location, some settings […]

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Hot Tub Filter FAQ

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Spa Filters is the topic of the day, a simple product, but one that generates a lot of questions. Let’s start with the general and work our way to the specific. Hopefully you will find the answer to your vexing spa filter question below! Your edification is guaranteed – if you don’t find an answer […]

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Spa Parts Terminology

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Glossary of Spa and Hot Tub Parts Terms! At Hot Tub Works, we are surrounded by spa and hot tub parts. My desk is home to various pool parts, brought in from the warehouse, or dropped off by sales reps. We have several display boards on the walls with dozens of types of spa jets, […]

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Romantic Hot Tub Ideas

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Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! If you are like me, you too are so over the typical Valentine’s Dinner and a movie. The restaurants are so crowded, and they move you in and out like cattle. It can also feel forced, rushing out on a work night […]

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Hot Tub Covers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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When shopping for new hot tub covers, you should know your options. But I’m not talking about spa cover options like Foam Density or a Double Wrapped Core, but I’m talking today about the types of spa covers on the market. There are 3 main types of spa covers – Soft Spa Covers, Hard Spa […]

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Hot Tub Ozone Working? How to Tell

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It’s a common question we get from hot tub owners – how to tell if a spa ozonator is actually working? No matter what spa ozone brand you have, eventually it will fail. All spa ozonators will begin to reduce output and will one day suddenly stop producing ozone, but how do you know when […]

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Winter-Proof Your Hot Tub

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There are two types of hot tubs, those built for hard winters, and those that are not. In fact, many hot tubs models sold in southern markets, such as here in southern California, are built a bit ‘thinner’ – not intended to handle sub-zero or high altitude climates. A hot tub that works perfectly well […]

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Hot Tub Preppers: Be Ready for Holiday Visitors

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December is upon us, and cars and planes will soon be packed with people, visiting relatives for the holidays. Around my house, a popular ‘amenity’ for our guests has always been our 8-person spa, especially for those that don’t have their own hot tub at home. Now is the time to step up spa maintenance, […]

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