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Bromine vs. Chlorine for Spas & Hot Tubs

May 1st, 2014 by
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For the hot tub or spa owner, a thought gets put into their head, “Hey, why not use pool chemicals for the hot tub? They’re a lot cheaper!” So, why not just use 3″ chlorine tablets and powdered pool shock to sanitize your spa? Isn’t it the same thing? Bromine vs. Chlorine – two challengers [...]

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Safely Storing Spa & Hot Tub Chemicals

April 28th, 2014 by
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Safe storage of spa chemicals – a boring topic? Not so ~ it has all of the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy, only without all of the hard to follow old English tongue. The horrible tragedy is that nearly 5000 people visit hospital rooms every year – after a pool or spa chemical dust or [...]

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Choosing the Best Hot Tub Cover Lift

April 21st, 2014 by
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Hot tub cover lifts are the best aftermarket item you can buy for your spa or hot tub. When I originally bought my Baja spa, my husband and I thought we didn’t need a lift, and saved a little money on the overall cost. We quickly discovered how important a cover lifter is; it’s pretty [...]

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5 Signs You Need a New Spa Filter Cartridge

April 17th, 2014 by
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Hot tub and spa¬†cartridges do some real heavy lifting. Pounded non-stop by¬†water, filling up with dirt, keeping your spa water clean and clear. But ~ they don’t last forever. To prevent dirty water and disease, spa filters should be replaced every 12-24 months. 12 months, if the hot tub is heavily used by several people, [...]

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Spas and Hot Tubs as Tax Refund Purchases!

April 13th, 2014 by
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April 15 is tomorrow – tax day! If you’ve given the government an interest-free loan over the past 12 months – you have a tax refund coming your way! The average tax refund for this year is $2831 – that’s enough to get you into a 4-5 person spa! Our Aquarock line of rotomolded spas [...]

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Increasing the Energy Efficiency of your Hot Tub or Spa

April 10th, 2014 by
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Hot tubs and spas are more energy efficient than ever, and manufacturers have made great gains in efficiency in the last ten years. New insulation materials and better methods of applying it, and energy star certified pumps, blowers and heaters are leading the charge. How energy efficient is your spa or hot tub? A spa [...]

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Beginner’s Guide to Spa & Hot Tub Care

April 7th, 2014 by
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Spa and Hot Tub Maintenance – take a deep breath, this isn’t so hard. And if things get out of control, you can always drain the spa and start over. For the new spa owner, or for a person who is new to spa maintenance, I have some tips to maintain water chemistry and spa [...]

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Installing a New Spa Pump

April 3rd, 2014 by
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  I have heard that the industry average for spa pump motor is about 8 years. When the motor goes, you have a choice – replace just the motor, or buy the entire pump. The same with the wet end, or the opposite end of the pump, you could just replace a new wet end [...]

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Hot Tub Works Sends Spa to International Space Station!

March 31st, 2014 by
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Many of our hot tub blog readers know this already, but Jack Stone has been infatuated with space since childhood. He closely followed all of the old Apollo launches, the Space Shuttle, and the growth of the International Space Station. Jack’s office is covered with commemorative plaques and displays of space – the final frontier. [...]

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Fire up the Spa! How to Open a Winterized Hot Tub

March 27th, 2014 by
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  Opening a hot tub is a lot easier than closing, and a lot less stressful, after you see that nothing’s leaking that is! Freeze damage on spa plumbing and equipment is a real possibility, especially with this brutal winter that gripped a lot of the U.S. this year. If you read Jack Stone’s spa [...]

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