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10 Items that Every Hot Tub Owner Needs

April 16th, 2015 by

When I bought my first hot tub (not so long ago), I was expecting a complete package, but soon found out that I needed much more than just the tub itself! Sure, I got a starter chemical kit, but that was about it. Over the next few months, I began to shop for the necessary [...]


Hot Tub Cover Lifter Reviews – Part II

April 10th, 2015 by

I wrote Spa Cover Lifter Reviews Part I, over two years ago, so this topic is ripe for an update. Also, in Part I, we only showed reviews of half of the spa cover lifters that we have and, only positive reviews. In Part II, we look at 5 more hot tub cover lifters, and [...]


Foam in Hot Tubs

April 6th, 2015 by

Foaming in hot tubs and spas is a problem that every spa owner will have at one time or another. Even if you take great care of your spa, always ensuring good sanitation and filtration, foamy spa water can become an issue, so don’t be embarrassed if it happens to you! A little bit of [...]


Hot Air Balloon Hot Tubs

March 30th, 2015 by

This blog has reported on spas in some very strange places – suspended from a bridge, on top of a mountain, built inside of a cave or sunk into a glacier. But a hot air balloon hot tub? Where would a off-beat start-up launch such a creative endeavor? Where else but in California? In Napa [...]


Hot Tub Chemical Storage Ideas

March 23rd, 2015 by

Is the Container Store a favorite hang-out for you? Do you spend hours organizing everyone’s sock drawer in the house? Do you feel a calm sense of control when your surroundings are neat and orderly? Me too – storage and organization is kind of a hobby of mine. My Pinterest page is filled with ideas [...]


Hot Tub Pioneers – Spa Cover Inventors

March 17th, 2015 by

The hot tub cover or spa top, is one of the most necessary accessory items for a spa or hot tub. But it wasn’t always so – in the early days, hot tubs were not kept hot all the time, but heated up as needed. Then, the energy crunch of ’73 hit, and inventors starting [...]


Children in Hot Tubs

March 12th, 2015 by

Children in hot tubs – is it dangerous? When my children were young, many years ago, I can remember telling my husband; “they’re not just little adults, you know…”. Especially for children under 5 years old, with bodies still growing, a hot tub could be unhealthy or possibly dangerous. The first problem with children using [...]


How to Clean a Hot Tub without Draining

March 10th, 2015 by

First off… I have to say that draining the spa is usually recommended every 3-4 months, to replace with fresh water that contains far fewer dissolved solids, wastes and disinfectant byproducts. Fresh water is easier to filter, sanitize and is healthier for bathers. But… I understand that there are times and places where draining the [...]


How to Buy a Hot Tub

March 5th, 2015 by

Thinking about buying a hot tub? You’ve come to the right place honey, I’ve purchased a few hot tubs in my day, but helped more people buy theirs. For many years I was a Top-Selling Spa Salesperson. That’s right, two-time Salesperson of the Year, as a matter of fact. Since my spa store days, I [...]


Spa Error Codes – The Big List

February 27th, 2015 by

The best thing about digital spas and hot tubs – those with a spa side control panel – is that you are given error codes for most equipment problems. Spa error codes can be somewhat cryptic, but when you have the BIG LIST of CODES, you can immediately define the two or three digit source [...]