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Spa & Hot Tub Safety – Drain Cover Recalls

January 22nd, 2015 by
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Your spa drain can kill! Numerous entrapment injuries have occurred, where the powerful suction of a spa drain has trapped persons under the water. They are either suctioned onto an unsafe drain cover, or have hair or hands stuck in the pipe, when drain covers go missing. The number of entrapment fatalities over the years [...]

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12 Inground Spas and Hot Tubs that I Love

January 19th, 2015 by
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We spend a lot of time around here talking about portable, above-ground spas and hot tubs, blah-blah-blah. Although there are conveniences related to aboveground spas, there is nothing like stepping down into the warm water of an inground spa. I have plans for my own inground spa one day, I have the perfect garden setting [...]

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In Ground Spa Covers

January 13th, 2015 by
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If you want to keep an inground spa warm for quick heat-up, or have it hot and ready to go – a spa cover is an absolute necessity. Inground spas can be built of concrete and plaster, or they can be an acrylic spa shell that is placed into the deck. They can be standalone [...]

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Spa & Hot Tub Error Codes – OH, OHH, OMG

January 6th, 2015 by
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In our series on spa and hot tub error codes, we turn our attention today to the HOT messages that your topside control may be trying to give you. OH, or OHH, or OHS (Overheat) all mean that a temperature sensor has detected unsafe water temperatures of 108° – 118° F, and your spa is [...]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Winter Hot Tub Tips

December 29th, 2014 by
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For many spa or hot tub owners, winter is the perfect time to enjoy a hot soak in your outdoor tub. Here in Southern California, the winter temperatures rarely dip below 50°, which hardly qualifies as cold for most of the country. If you live in colder climates, where 50° would be a winter heat [...]

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Solar Hot Tub Heaters

December 22nd, 2014 by
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Solar Hot Tubs are all the rage now for off the grid homes and campsites, or for anyone who wants to operate a spa or hot tub in an eco-friendly way. Can a solar pool heater be used to heat a spa? You betcha! And it’s a simple Saturday project. Spa solar heaters can heat [...]

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Hot Tub Pioneers – Baja Spas

December 18th, 2014 by
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A booth at the 1971 NSPI show and the opening of the Dallas-Forth Worth Airport led to the creation of the world’s first acrylic spa. Baja Spas, based in Tucson, Arizona, founded by Bernie Burba and Ed Price, began as pool builders in Naperville, Illinois, in 1960. Ed Price founded West Suburban Pools, a high-end [...]

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Spa & Hot Tub Error Codes – FL, FLO, FLOW, LF

December 12th, 2014 by
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Every digital spa control is designed with some diagnostics, to self-diagnose problems with pumping and heating your spa or hot tub. Topside controls also give lots of information about your spa status, which are not to be confused with spa error codes. There are 3 groups of error codes; Flow codes, relating to water flow, [...]

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Spas and Hot Tubs in the News

December 8th, 2014 by
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It’s that time again – for our twice annual look at spas and hot tubs in the news. Often funny, sometimes sad stories involving hot tubs that made the local or national news. Let’s dive in then, and see what’s been happening in the wacky world of spas and hot tubs!  3 ARRESTED AFTER SEXUAL [...]

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Hot Tub Pioneers – California Cooperage

December 2nd, 2014 by
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In the late 50′s, California was (and still is) an area of the country where a spirit of fun inventiveness took root. The first hot tubs were fashioned from wine barrels and olive vats – cut in half. During the 60′s sales grew, but supplies of spare barrels and vats dwindled. By the time the [...]

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