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Cut Spa Heating Costs with this One Weird Tip!

August 7th, 2014 by
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  OK, I don’t know if you’ve seen those adsense ads that promise Lose belly fat with this one weird tip! They seem to be following me around, but I like my belly just the way it is, thank you. It’s become sort of a meme, this “one weird tip” idea – it makes me [...]

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Replace or Renovate an Old Hot Tub?

August 4th, 2014 by
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Most spa owners grapple with this question, if they live in one place long enough. It usually happens like this – one day a spa repairman hands you an estimate for repair, in excess of $1000, and in addition to that, it’s time for another spa cover, and the cabinet is looking, well – less [...]

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The Dead Spa: No Power Hot Tub

July 31st, 2014 by
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It’s happened to me plenty of times – get myself all ready for a nice soak in the tub, lift the lid and find lukewarm water and no lights on the control panel. It’s usually an easy fix, when you have no power to the spa – the greater disappointment is not being able to [...]

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Leaking Spa Jets – How to Find & Fix

July 28th, 2014 by
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Spas and hot tubs are not supposed to leak, but over time, it’s not uncommon for a leak to develop in an older spa. Knowing where to look for spa leaks is the first step in leak detection. Spas and hot tubs can leak in many locations, including from the spa jets themselves. Rarely do [...]

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Replacing a Wet End on a Spa Pump

July 24th, 2014 by
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Wet End Replacement – a wet end is the part of your spa pump that gets wet – the volute halves, and inside, the impeller and shaft seal. It’s sold as a complete unit, for quick field replacement, in the case of volute, impeller or seal failure. Here’s pictures of Drake replacing a wet end [...]

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Myths about Spa & Hot Tub Chemistry

July 21st, 2014 by
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When you advance beyond your basic pH and bromine levels to more advanced hot tub chemistry, you become aware of certain tenets or principle beliefs of managing a hot tub. Many are useful, such as adding only one chemical at a time, or maintaining good alkalinity to control pH bounce when several users get in [...]

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Hot Tub Folliculitis – Preventing Pseudomonas

July 17th, 2014 by
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FOLLICULITIS – noun \fə-ˌli-kyə-ˈlī-təs\ – inflammation of one or more follicles especially of the hair. It’s a skin infection that produces an itchy rash with red bumps. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a germ usually responsible.   Pseudomona… What? Hot Tub Rash is a faster way to say it, easier than either folliculitis or pseudomonas aeruginosa! Let’s [...]

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Spa & Hot Tub Information for Realtors

July 14th, 2014 by
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Local area Realtors have come to my husband and me for years, to perform hot tub integrity inspections, or to remove spas from homes being sold. Surprisingly, very few people take their hot tub with them when they move, even though most are portable. Listing a home with a hot tub or spa can be [...]

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Hot Tub Cool Tub – Using Spas During Summer

July 7th, 2014 by
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Do you lower your spa temperature during summer? Or keep it blazing hot all year ’round? I wondered about this, so I took a short office poll, and I asked people on our facebook page this question. Do you ever use your spa for cooling soaks, with lower water temperatures? I  didn’t control for location, [...]

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Help – my Spa Heater isn’t Heating!

July 4th, 2014 by
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What’s a Hot Tub without a Heater? A Cool Bath! In the second post in our “Help!” series, we take a look at the water temperature in your spa or hot tub, specifically, when it is lower than you want! Temperatures of 100° to 104° are preferred by most hot tubbers, and nothing is worse [...]

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