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Save 4 Ways with a New Spa Filter

August 21st, 2015 by

Spa cartridges are one of our fastest moving products here at Hot Tub Works. We ship over 50,000 spa filters per year to spa owners all over the country. So it’s only natural that we’re going to talk about them on the blog! Yes, we like to sell hot tub cartridges, but it’s a product [...]


FAQ About Spas and Hot Tubs

August 17th, 2015 by

Before I came to Hot Tub Works, I worked in a spa retail store for ten years, selling spas. So when it comes to questions about hot tubs and spas, we must have heard them all. There’s a lot to consider when buying a spa or hot tub, so many features, styles and options. Nothing [...]


Spa and Hot Tub Ozone Generators

August 10th, 2015 by

Before there was ozone, it’s amazing we kept spas clean. We drained them a lot. An ozonator generator can kill 99.99% of impurities in a spa or hot tub. There’s almost nothing it won’t kill. Ozonators typically last about 2-3 years before needing a regeneration kit, or replacement. The new Spa Eclipse can last up [...]


CDC Report on Recreational Water Illness

August 6th, 2015 by

The media is all abuzz about a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control that shows that Recreational Water Illness (RWI’s) are on the rise in American pools and spas. Since 2010, a National Outbreak Notification System (NORS) has been established that allows public pool and spa operators to voluntarily report any outbreak of [...]


Spa and Hot Tub Manufacturers List

July 30th, 2015 by

The recession of 2008 wasn’t especially kind to spa manufacturers. As the number of spas sold dropped dramatically, smaller spa and hot tub brands were forced out of business. Given that the industry has had a shake-up in the last 5 years, the time is ripe for an updated Spa and Hot Tub Manufacturers List, [...]


Hot Tub Water Test: Like a Boss!

July 27th, 2015 by

Testing hot tub water regularly is important to avoid peaks and valleys of sanitation and water balance. Testing everyday is not needed unless your spa is used on a daily basis. Test your water 2-3 times per week, or more often if the spa is used frequently. For years I used Test Strips to test [...]


Hot Tub Water Conservation

July 21st, 2015 by

Are hot tubs and spas water wasters? The mayor of San Jose thinks so – in May, the San Jose city council voted to prohibit filling pools and hot tubs. And in Santa Clara, California, hot tub owners are allowed to replace hot tub water, but only after agreeing to take fewer showers. Santa Clara [...]


Hot Tub Pump Motor Replacement

July 13th, 2015 by

Replacing a spa or hot tub motor saves about 40% over the cost of replacing the entire pump, and there’s no plumbing required! Hot tub motors are as easy to replace as the entire pump, and can be done in under an hour. Another benefit to re-using the existing wet end is that you can [...]


Hot Tub Pressure Switch Adjustments

July 9th, 2015 by

The Pressure Switch on a hot tub or spa is a pressure sensor that is mounted onto the heater housing, or very close to the exit point of the heater. It’s sole purpose is to shut off the heater if low pressure (low water flow) occurs. In a hot tub, pressure is an easy way [...]


Test & Balance Hot Tub Water

July 6th, 2015 by

I know some people who claim to have “perfect” spa water right out of the tap – “I don’t even need to test it”, they say. That may be true for some people, but for the majority of spa owners, the water from the tap or hose may have very low levels of calcium, alkalinity, [...]