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Off Season Hot Tub Maintenance Tips

June 20th, 2016 by
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For seasonal users of hot tubs, some adjustment to your maintenance routines can be made, during times of non-use or very low use. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore the spa sanitation and filtration altogether! Leave a spa to it’s own devices, without intervention, for too long and you’ll have bacteria buildup, damaged filters […]

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8 Top Hot Tub Light Problems

June 14th, 2016 by
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Troubleshooting spa lights is just like any other lighting – the problem lies where the power dies. Spa lighting on new spas presents a bit more challenge with more lights to maintain, since many spas now come with sets of lights, internal and external, not just a single bulb in the foot basin. Yet, the […]

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Spas and Hot Tubs in the News

June 6th, 2016 by
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I’m so excited to report on spas and hot tubs in the news this time! Normally Jack finds these nuggets around the web, he’s always sending funny stories around the office. Today’s News of the Weird stories about spas and hot tubs is a collection of actual events that I’ve been collecting for the last […]

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What’s the Best Number of Spa Jets?

May 30th, 2016 by
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When we bought our first hot tub, I think it had 12 spa jets – and at the time that was a lot! Fast forward 30 years, and you can find spas with over 100 Jets! Is that too many? It’s not just the number of spa jets that makes a spa awesome, it’s more […]

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Spa Steps and Hot Tub Handrails

May 23rd, 2016 by
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The number one spa accessory has to be a spa cover, but after that, the most important spa and hot tub accessories are spa steps and hand rails. Like a spa cover, steps and handrails are an important safety feature for any spa owner. It’s awkward and unsafe to enter or exit a hot tub without assistance […]

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Hot Tub Ozonator VS. UV Light VS. Minerals

May 16th, 2016 by
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When it comes to sanitizing your spa or hot tub, you have a lot of choices. When I first started hot tubbing, we didn’t have all these fancy purifiers, and until the 80’s we had to use pool chemicals! Chlorine and Bromine are an easy way to keep the water constantly protected. But – there’s […]

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Next Day Spa Covers

May 9th, 2016 by
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Despite good intentions to replace a spa cover before it is really needed, many spa tops befall some sudden calamity that renders them nearly useless. Wind storms, falling branches or my favorite, dancing kids and sleeping dogs – can all ruin a hot tub lid, making a replacement spa cover an urgent need. Custom spa […]

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Dual Spa Filters: Double the Filtration!

April 25th, 2016 by
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Here’s a short story about how I doubled the filtration on a spa that we have on our vacation home. We rent out the mountain home and hot tub when we’re not using it (which is most of the year), and we were having some trouble keeping the water clean between visitors, without changing the […]

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Replacing a Spa Pack

April 18th, 2016 by
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Today we cover, in detail – how to replace your spa or hot tub “Spa Pack”, the combination Controller, Heater and Pump system that connects to the Top Side panel and controls all of the functions for filtering, heating, lighting and purifying your spa; automatically. The controller and heater of a Spa Pack (without the […]

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How to Rotate a Spa Pump Wet End

April 11th, 2016 by
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If you’ve ever noticed, some spa and hot tub pumps can be connected to pipes in different directions. While some are fixed at a vertical 12 o’clock orientation, other spa pumps make their return pipe connection horizontally, at 3 or 9 o’clock. If you replace your spa pump with new, or even if you just […]

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