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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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Spa & Hot Tub Chemicals for Dummies

August 29th, 2016 by
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In today’s post, we follow up on our popular Beginner’s Guide to Spa & Hot Tub Care, and get more granular with Spa Chemicals for Dummies. The book pictured is not a real book, not one that you can purchase anyway. Don’t think I’m calling our blog readers Dumb; just a fun blog title. Because […]

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15 Hot Tub Deck Surround Ideas

August 22nd, 2016 by
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Spas and hot tubs by themselves are wonderful, but when they are just plopped onto the back patio, they can look kinda plain. For designers, the spa or hot tub is a focal point, and hot tub surrounds are used to dress it up and provide conveniences and privacy. Today we look at some elegant […]

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Olympic Divers Love Hot Tubs

August 15th, 2016 by
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If you’ve been following the Rio Olympics this past week, you may have noticed that Olympic divers take to a hot tub after their dives, awaiting their scores and looking, oh so relaxed. What is this Olympic athlete pampering? I don’t know of other sport besides diving where the participants can relax in bubbling bliss […]

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Hot Tub Cover Clip Replacement

August 8th, 2016 by
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At Hot Tub Works, we specialize in hot tub covers, so it’s natural that we spend a lot of time talking about them. Down to the smallest details in fact, like the spa cover straps and the locking clips that allow you to safely secure your spa cover. Spa cover clips aren’t the most exciting […]

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Hot Tub Leaking from the Bottom

August 1st, 2016 by
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A spa or hot tub that is leaking 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, […]

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Saltwater Chlorine or Saltwater Bromine?

July 25th, 2016 by
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Salt water chlorine vs. salt water bromine. Which is better? The chlorine vs. bromine debate, along with the pros & cons of using a hot tub salt system have been hashed out before on this blog, but what if you already love spa salt water generators, and wonder about using sodium bromide, instead of sodium […]

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