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Save Money with House Brand Spa Chemicals

March 27th, 2017 by

If you are like me, you buy a lot of house-brand food at your grocery store, or if you opt for the house wine or house dressing at a restaurant, you know that house-brand products use the same recipe as national brands, but sell for a much lower price point. It’s the same with our house brand spa […]

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Hot Tub Leak Repair using Leak Sealer

March 13th, 2017 by

Welcome back, students of spa! Today we tackle one of those topics that can keep spa owners up at night – a leaking hot tub. The most common leak for spas and hot tubs is probably pump shaft seals, thermowells, spa unions and spa jets. Wooden hot tubs can seep and weep water from between […]

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Troubleshooting Spa Circuit Boards

February 27th, 2017 by
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Printed Circuit Boards, often abbreviated PCB, are the brain of a spa controller system, allowing intelligent switching on/off of spa components from a user friendly topside control panel. Circuit boards control your spa components (pumps, heater, blower, light, ozone) and apply the chip programming which controls safety circuits, user interface and operation modes for the […]

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Hot Tub Wiring

February 13th, 2017 by

Installing a new hot tub? Wiring for a full featured portable hot tub has to be done correctly, as we all know that water and electricity don’t mix. A 50 or 60 amp breaker provides power to a secondary GFCI box, which powers the spa pack controller. Hire an electrician and pull a permit, so […]

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Hard Water Issues in Spas and Hot Tubs

January 29th, 2017 by

Do you live in the “Red Zone”? Having hard water means that you have a lot of calcium in your water, and soft water means that you have less, as it comes out of the tap. Hard water is less sudsy in the shower, and it can leave scale deposits in your sinks, shower and […]

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Flooded Hot Tubs – What to do Next

January 16th, 2017 by
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We’re a California company, and with rain pelting the west coast for many months now, and many of more local customers have been calling and emailing us for help with damage caused by high winds, heavy rain, flooding and even mudslides. During a 50-year or hundred year rain event, spas and hot tubs that are […]

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5 Hot Tub Repairs you can Do Yourself

January 10th, 2017 by
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Around here, we are decidedly DIY, and we do what we can to encourage spa and hot tub owners to manage their own water chemistry, spa care and maintenance. And being that we sell thousands of spa and hot tub parts, we also want our customers to feel comfortable making spa equipment repairs. There are […]

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110V vs. 220V Hot Tubs – Which is Best?

December 26th, 2016 by

When shopping for a hot tub, you’re faced with dozens of decisions, and one of the largest purchase decisions is whether to buy a 110V hot tub or a 220V hot tub. 110V (115V or 120V) hot tubs are often called “Plug and Play”, because most can be plugged into a standard 15 amp electrical […]

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Winter Hot Tub Accessories

December 19th, 2016 by
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It’s officially winter now, and I can tell because our call center has begun fielding calls from new spa owners, with anxious questions about hot tub winterization or could they keep the spa open all winter? Or, can they safely drain the spa during winter? We’ve talked about winter hot tub tips before, or how […]

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Spas & Hot Tubs in the News

December 12th, 2016 by
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I always look forward to curating a new episode of spas and hot tubs in the news, which we do twice annually. News stories (no fake news here) from around the world, that have a spa or hot tub element to them. There are always some similar stories and always some new and interesting news […]

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