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

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hot tub pros and cons

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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how to keep a hot tub clean while on vacation

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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July 4th Hot Tub Party

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Fourth of July Party

Want to get some friends and family together, but don’t have a swimming pool? Do what I do – host a July 4th hot tub party! Planning a hot tub party on the 4th of July is just like any other Independence Day party. The only difference is that your guests can enjoy a relaxing […]

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Hot Tubs vs. Swimming Pools: What’s the Difference?

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hot tubs vs swimming pools

Hot tubs and swimming pools are a lot alike. They’re pools of water that allow people to relax and enjoy themselves. They both require proper sanitization, circulation, filters and regular cleaning. But if you’re dealing with a spa or hot tub that’s detached from the pool, this is where the similarities end. Contrary to popular […]

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Product Spotlight: Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub

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Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub

How cool would it be if you could move your hot tub anywhere, anytime? Or, if space is a factor, wouldn’t it be great to have a small hot tub you could store out of the way until you wanted to use it? I’ll let you in on a little secret…you CAN. It’s all possible […]

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Spa Covers: Get the Most from Your Investment

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  Spa covers are one of the most important investments you can make for your spa or hot tub. Not only will a cover keep your hot tub free of debris and ready to use, they also play an important role in conserving heat, water and chemicals. Quality hot tub covers can cost $250-$500, sometimes […]

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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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