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5 Hot Tub Repairs you can Do Yourself

January 10th, 2017 by
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Around here, we are decidedly DIY, and we do what we can to encourage spa and hot tub owners to manage their own water chemistry, spa care and maintenance. And being that we sell thousands of spa and hot tub parts, we also want our customers to feel comfortable making spa equipment repairs. There are […]

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110V vs. 220V Hot Tubs – Which is Best?

December 26th, 2016 by

When shopping for a hot tub, you’re faced with dozens of decisions, and one of the largest purchase decisions is whether to buy a 110V hot tub or a 220V hot tub. 110V (115V or 120V) hot tubs are often called “Plug and Play”, because most can be plugged into a standard 15 amp electrical […]

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Winter Hot Tub Accessories

December 19th, 2016 by
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It’s officially winter now, and I can tell because our call center has begun fielding calls from new spa owners, with anxious questions about hot tub winterization or could they keep the spa open all winter? Or, can they safely drain the spa during winter? We’ve talked about winter hot tub tips before, or how […]

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Spas & Hot Tubs in the News

December 12th, 2016 by
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I always look forward to curating a new episode of spas and hot tubs in the news, which we do twice annually. News stories (no fake news here) from around the world, that have a spa or hot tub element to them. There are always some similar stories and always some new and interesting news […]

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Great Gifts for Hot Tubbers

December 5th, 2016 by

So many of my friends and co-workers have hot tubs, I get a large portion of my Christmas gifts just by walking out to the warehouse; and paying for it of course. Problem is, I’ve done this so many years now, that it’s becoming harder to give a gift that I’ve not already given before! […]

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Replacing a Hot Tub Circulation Pump

November 29th, 2016 by

Spa circulation pumps are low flow, single speed pumps that run 24 hrs to keep your water filtered and heated. They run all the time, but are low energy use, drawing between 0.5 and 1.5 amps. Running all the time does accelerate wear and tear, and makes the average circ pump lifespan about 7-9 years. […]

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Acrylic Spas vs. Rotomolded Spas

November 22nd, 2016 by

In the old frontier days, all hot tubs were made of wood, then came fiberglass, and then Acrylic became the spa shell of choice. Acrylic spas are injection molded or blow molded into the spa shell, which is backed with many layers and set into a wood or composite material cabinet. In the late 90’s, […]

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Spa Preppers – Hurricane Spa Protection

November 14th, 2016 by

Spas and Hot Tubs that sit aboveground in the backyard have a lot to contend with. Rain, Sun and Snow take their own toll on your spa cabinet and spa cover, but Hurricanes are on a whole ‘nuther level. Hurricane winds have been known to pick up and hurl hot tubs across the yard or […]

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Hot Tub Circulation Pump Troubleshooting

October 31st, 2016 by

Circulation pumps used in spas and hot tubs, also called Circ Pumps or Hush Pumps, are low-flow pumps that constantly circulate the water (24/7) very slowly, to continuously filter, heat and chemically treat the water. Common spa/hot tub circulation pumps are made by Aqua-Flo, Grundfos, Laing and Waterway. Not all spas have a circulation pump […]

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How to Measure for a Hot Tub Cover

October 17th, 2016 by

Hot Tub Cover measurement guide, with pictures, video and transcript. Hot tub Works is the leading supplier of replacement hot tub covers. Ordering a replacement cover online has never been easier. In just a few steps, I’m going to show you how to order a perfect spa cover every time. Before we do that, let’s […]

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