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Replacing a Hot Tub Circulation Pump

November 29th, 2016 by
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Spa circulation pumps are low flow, single speed pumps that run 24 hrs to keep your water filtered and heated. They run all the time, but are low energy use, drawing between 0.5 and 1.5 amps. Running all the time does accelerate wear and tear, and makes the average circ pump lifespan about 7-9 years. […]

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Acrylic Spas vs. Rotomolded Spas

November 22nd, 2016 by
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In the old frontier days, all hot tubs were made of wood, then came fiberglass, and then Acrylic became the spa shell of choice. Acrylic spas are injection molded or blow molded into the spa shell, which is backed with many layers and set into a wood or composite material cabinet. In the late 90’s, […]

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Spa Preppers – Hurricane Spa Protection

November 14th, 2016 by
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Spas and Hot Tubs that sit aboveground in the backyard have a lot to contend with. Rain, Sun and Snow take their own toll on your spa cabinet and spa cover, but Hurricanes are on a whole ‘nuther level. Hurricane winds have been known to pick up and hurl hot tubs across the yard or […]

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Hot Tub Circulation Pump Troubleshooting

October 31st, 2016 by
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Circulation pumps used in spas and hot tubs, also called Circ Pumps or Hush Pumps, are low-flow pumps that constantly circulate the water (24/7) very slowly, to continuously filter, heat and chemically treat the water. Common spa/hot tub circulation pumps are made by Aqua-Flo, Grundfos, Laing and Waterway. Not all spas have a circulation pump […]

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How to Measure for a Hot Tub Cover

October 17th, 2016 by
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Hot Tub Cover measurement guide, with pictures, video and transcript. Hot tub Works is the leading supplier of replacement hot tub covers. Ordering a replacement cover online has never been easier. In just a few steps, I’m going to show you how to order a perfect spa cover every time. Before we do that, let’s […]

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Hot Tub Electrical Safety

October 3rd, 2016 by
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We’ve talked about hot tub safety before, in a more general sense, and today I want to speak directly about spa electrical hazards. We all know that water and electricity don’t mix. Indeed, spa electric hazards can cause electrocution, or they can also cause fires (see above). Proper Power Supply The first thing for a […]

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Spa & Hot Tub Plumbing Fittings Explained

September 27th, 2016 by
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Spa and Hot Tub Plumbing Fittings are made of PVC or ABS, and are those bits of spa plumbing that are used to connect the sections of pipe running from the skimmer and drain, thru the pump, filter and heater, and back again thru the spa jets, in just a matter of seconds. Today I’ll […]

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Cost to Repair a Hot Tub

September 19th, 2016 by
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Lots of people ask the question “what’s the cost to fix a hot tub”, but it’s kind of like asking how much does it cost to fix a car. The answer is the same in both cases, “it depends”. That’s because the cost to fix a hot tub is directly related to what’s wrong with […]

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16 Funny TV Ads Featuring Hot Tubs

September 12th, 2016 by
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Hot Tubs are a favorite theme for advertisers, because of their appeal to the emotions. In this collection of 16 product ads featuring hot tubs, spas are portrayed as sexy, relaxing, awkward – or all of the above. Take a look, and share this post if you chuckled, even just a little bit.     […]

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3 Enemies of Hot Tub Heater Elements

September 6th, 2016 by
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Hot tub heater elements are similar to the electric immersion elements used in household hot water heaters and washing machines, with a few important distinctions. Hot tub water chemistry tends to vary and it swings widely when 4 people jump into the tub. Spa heater elements are also subject to issues from low water flow […]

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