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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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Hot Tub Electrical Safety

October 3rd, 2016 by
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We’ve talked about hot tub safety before, in a more general sense, and today I want to speak directly about spa electrical hazards. We all know that water and electricity don’t mix. Indeed, spa electric hazards can cause electrocution, or they can also cause fires (see above). Proper Power Supply The first thing for a […]

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Spa & Hot Tub Plumbing Fittings Explained

September 27th, 2016 by

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

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

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

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

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

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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