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6 Hot Tub Chemicals You Should Always Have

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If you are like most spa owners, you have more than 6 spa chemicals on hand, and like most of us, there is a larger collection of various spa chemicals, including sanitizers, balancers, clarifiers, cleaners and other specialty chemicals. Every spa is different in terms of what is needed for proper and optimum water chemistry. […]

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Troubleshooting Spa Topside Control Panels

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The Spa Topside control panel is used on hot tubs, portable spas, jetted tubs – just about every spa uses a display panel to allow the user to easily control the functions of a typical spa – pumps, heater, lights, blower. And that’s all the topside control is – a control panel, think of it […]

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Installing a Hot Tub Ozonator

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Ozone is a powerful natural sanitizer that requires only annual attention (or less), and can handle the bulk of your water sanitation. And now, new models of Del spa ozonators now have 5 year lifespan on the CD ozone generator. Installing a spa ozonator is nearly just as easy. Many spas already come with ozone, […]

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Filling a Hot Tub with Well Water

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Today’s topic came from a new spa owner that asks “Is it OK to fill a hot tub with well water?“. The short answer is yes, you can – and it’s done every day all over America. Nearly 48 million people get their water from a private well, or 15% of the US population. That […]

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Spa Cover Review on a Custom Spa Cover

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We make thousands of spa covers every month and most are straight forward, but there are a few each month which keep us on our toes. Custom spa covers require careful measuring on the customer’s end, but very careful handling on our end to ask all the right questions, and match the measurements and images […]

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Spa & Hot Tub Covers FAQ

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Spa covers are kind of our thing, so it’s only natural that we talk about them a lot on our little hot tub blog. We hear hundreds of questions from our customers, spa owners just like you, regarding hot tub covers. We get questions about how to measure for a hot tub cover, or how […]

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Spas & Hot Tubs in the News

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Reporter Gina on the job – rounding up news story from around the globe, about hot tubs and spas. I’ve been clipping news stories for months now, waiting for another chance to present Spas & Hot Tubs in the News )))). Today’s line up is full of fun and feel good stories, well not all […]

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Spa Electrical Component Testing

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Warning, geeky electrical component post coming up! Today I’m talking about testing spa and hot tub electrical component resistance, namely how to test for continuity on hot tub heater elements, fuses, transformers, sensors and switches. Warning, testing electrical components can be hazardous, and should be performed by confident individuals aware of electrical hazards. For testing […]

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How to Buy a Hot Tub Cover

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When selecting a new hot tub cover, there are just two key factors to keep in mind when choosing the best spa cover for you and your tub. These are climate and durability. YOUR CLIMATE IS THE NUMBER ONE FACTOR Where do you live, is the first question I would ask. If you are familiar […]

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New Uses for Old Hot Tub Water

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your hot tub water. Hot tub and spa owners generally replace their spa water every 90-120 days, or every 3-4 months. The reason for this is that the water becomes choked with invisible (at first) solids, minerals and contaminants that overwhelms the spa filter and sanitizer. This leads to cloudy, dull […]

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