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Hot Tub Leaking from the Bottom

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A leaking spa or hot tub is cause for alarm. But don’t freak out! It’s almost never the spa shell, and in most cases, spa leaks can be found and fixed easily. Take a deep breath! After your blood pressure drops, we can get up under there and find out what is leaking and where. […]

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Eliminating Hot Tub Scale

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Discovering scale in your hot tub for the first time can be an alarming and unpleasant experience. Scale has a sandpaper texture that grows on the surface of your spa, and it can also hide in less visible places like your water heating elements and plumbing system. It is formed when there is a buildup […]

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Top 5 Hot Tub Heater Problems

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Hot tub won’t heat?! A hot tub without heat is, well, COLD! Not fun for anyone! Hot tubs are meant to be HOT. If you’ve ever been in a warm tub, you know it’s just not the same. If you’re in charge of the hot tub at home, you immediately hear the complaints when the […]

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How to Drain a Hot Tub…Quickly!

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Knowing how to drain a hot tub is one thing. Knowing how to drain a hot tub quickly is another. It can save so much time in hot tub maintenance! The average hot tub should be drained every 3-4 months, depending on frequency of use, water quality and other factors. Using the drain plug alone […]

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Clean Spa Filters – in the Dishwasher?

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Can you clean your spa filters in the dishwasher? I think the idea came about when cartridge manufacturers suggested that dishwasher detergent (not laundry detergent!) could be used as an alternative to TSP (trisodium phosphate) for soaking cartridges and removing greasy oil deposits before cleaning the filter. I have yet to see a manufacturer of […]

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Hot Tub Pros & Cons: In Ground vs. Above Ground

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Looking to buy (or build) a new spa or hot tub? There are two basic types to choose from – in ground hot tubs and above ground hot tubs. Each type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and there are many styles to choose from within each category. To help decide which one […]

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The Chlorine Free Spa – Is it Possible?

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It’s a common question that we get in our call center: “Can I run my spa (or hot tub) without chlorine?” The quick and smart answer is usually, “Sure, you can use bromine!” Then they say, “But isn’t that the same thing?” It’s not, really. Bromine has less of a smell, it’s not quite as […]

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How to Keep a Hot Tub Clean While on Vacation

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If you’ve owned a hot tub for any length of time, you know that it requires daily maintenance to keep the water clean and sanitary. But what do you do when you aren’t home to clean the spa for a few days or weeks? How do you keep the hot tub clean while you’re on […]

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Hot Tub Water: Test Like a Boss!

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AquaChek TruTest Digital Pool Tester

Testing hot tub water regularly is important to avoid peaks and valleys of sanitation and water balance. Testing every day is not necessary unless your spa is used on a daily basis. Instead, test the water 2-3 times per week – more often if the spa is used frequently. When you are only working with […]

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Bromine vs. Chlorine for Spas & Hot Tubs

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For the hot tub or spa owner, a thought might enter their head: “Hey, why not use pool chemicals for the hot tub? They’re a lot cheaper!” So, why not just use 3″ chlorine tablets and powdered pool shock to sanitize your spa? Isn’t it the same thing? Bromine vs. chlorine – two challengers will […]

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