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Winter Hot Tub Accessories

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With winter upon us, many new spa owners (and even some seasoned pros) have lots of questions about hot tub winterization and whether or not to keep the spa open all winter. A lot of people also wonder if they can safely drain the spa during winter. We’ve talked about winter hot tub tips before, including […]

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10 Gift Ideas for the Spa or Hot Tub Owner

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Jingle bells, jingle bells – do you hear ’em? The holiday season is upon us, which means thoughtful friends (like you) are making shopping lists of gifts for friends and family. Since you’re reading this, we’re guessing you’re probably a hot tub owner. If so, this means you likely know others who also belong to […]

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Cloudy Hot Tub After Shocking

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  Getting cloudy water immediately after shocking your spa or hot tub is pretty common, and usually considered normal. After all, there are a lot of chemical reactions going on when you shock a spa! Clear water should return to a spa within just a few hours. That said, when adding just ounces of a […]

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Hot Tub Jets Not Working?

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  Why are my hot tub jets not working?! It’s a common spa question that we get asked all the time. One day you’ll get in the spa and notice the hot tub jets don’t feel as strong as usual. It’s almost always an easy fix, so don’t worry about major problems right away – […]

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Help! My Hot Tub Pillows Stink!

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It’s a common scenario. You open the hot tub cover and settle in for a warm, relaxing soak. Next thing you know, your senses are bombarded by the overwhelming aroma of smelly hot tub pillows…YUCK! Not relaxing at all! Lucky for you, it’s not too hard to eliminate that stealthy stench. Why Do My Spa […]

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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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