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Children in Hot Tubs

March 12th, 2015 by
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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 [...]

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How to Clean a Hot Tub without Draining

March 10th, 2015 by
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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 [...]

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How to Buy a Hot Tub

March 5th, 2015 by
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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 [...]

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Spa Error Codes – The Big List

February 27th, 2015 by
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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 [...]

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How To Clean a Hot Tub that has been Sitting

February 24th, 2015 by
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It doesn’t take long for spa water to go south when the hot tub has been sitting for days or weeks without being filtered or sanitized. How long? In moderate temperatures, spa water can stay fresh for up to two weeks, if covered tightly. Spa water that sits longer than a week or two will [...]

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Spa & Hot Tub Maintenance

February 20th, 2015 by
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Well hello again, my dear readers; I would have thought this topic would go to one of our more technical writers, but my hot tub was voted as the most well-maintained, and they asked to know my secret! Flattery will get you everywhere I suppose,  so here I am with some basic spa and hot [...]

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Hot Tub Pioneers – Brett Aqualine

February 16th, 2015 by
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Hot Tubs took a giant leap forward when in 1977, when Jim Brett cobbled together the first spa pack, a single system that united the pump, heater, blower and controls onto one skid. At the time, spas were being heated and treated with swimming pool equipment, which was oversized and overpriced. Another problem was that a portable spa [...]

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Spa Scents & Hot Tub Aromatherapy

February 9th, 2015 by
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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought we could talk about some ways to make your Spa and Hot Tub a little more Romantic! To create a romantic ambiance around your spa or hot tub, you need soft lighting, soft music, and soft spa scents. For lighting, I recommend tea candles in small votives, nestled [...]

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Spa Error Codes – Sn, SnS, Sn1, Sn2…

February 5th, 2015 by
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Continuing in my little series on spa and hot tub error codes or trouble codes, today we take a look at Sensor Errors. These will present themselves in many forms on the display, such as Sn, Sn1, Sn2, and they refer to temperature sensors located on the heater manifold. The controller display is telling you [...]

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When Hot Tubs lose Power – Strange but True Stories

January 29th, 2015 by
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Around here, at Hot Tub Works, we get nearly 1000 phone calls per day. Most are sales calls to order spa covers or chemicals, but a good percentage of calls are spa tech support calls. It’s enough to keep several spa techs busy on the phones all day, so I guess it’s about 15% of [...]

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