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Spas and Hot Tubs in the News

June 3rd, 2014 by
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  Spas and hot tubs make the news headlines from time to time. Some wacky stories, some sad, some just make you shake your head. Today’s post is our bi-annual round-up of news stories that have spas and hot tubs as a central focus. Diving right in, so to speak, here’s a reverse chronological run-down [...]

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Spa Chemical Start Up Guide

May 29th, 2014 by
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Balancing your spa or hot tub water after draining and refilling is an important step for many whose tap water is less than perfect. Doing it in the right order is even more important, to prevent problems and make adjustment and balance something that takes just a few hours, not days. Many of our customers [...]

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Hot Tub Covers – Measuring, Ordering, Dancing

May 22nd, 2014 by
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Back in the old days, ordering a new hot tub cover was such a hassle. I am old enough to remember when you had to call someone from the spa store to come out and measure, and then a few weeks later you’d get a price quote in the mail. Ah, the good ole’ days. [...]

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Chlorine or Non-Chlorine Shock for Hot Tubs?

May 19th, 2014 by
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Spa and Hot Tub Shock – what’s better – chlorinated granules or non-chlorine shock? This post takes a look at the differences between two types of oxidizers used for spa shock treatments – Sodium DiChlor (chlorine granules) or MPS – Monopersulfate (chlorine free). WHY SHOCK SPAS & HOT TUBS? Oxidizers are added to pools and [...]

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3 Secrets to Spa Cover Longevity

May 15th, 2014 by
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Shhh! I’m about to share with you 3 secrets! A hot tub cover is a valuable piece of equipment. But since they’re not made of Kevlar, they will eventually need to be replaced. A thrifty spa owner can stave off the inevitable expense by taking action to protect their spa cover, and increase it’s longevity. [...]

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Saltwater Hot Tub – Pros & Cons

May 12th, 2014 by
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If you have been busy lately, you may have missed the new craze in hot tub maintenance – spa salt water systems. A saltwater hot tub uses a salt cell which reacts with the salt that you add to the water (2 lbs per 100 gals), to produce pure chlorine. A low voltage power supply [...]

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When to Replace a Spa Pack

May 9th, 2014 by
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There comes a time – in the life of every spa or hot tub, when the gears stop turning. It’s usually a minor glitch, something a new pump, or new heater element or relay can fix fast. But then there are those times when it makes sense to replace the entire spa pack, and take [...]

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Spa & Hot Tub Filters – 3 Ways

May 5th, 2014 by
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The sheer number of spa filter cartridges is enough to boggle the mind. I have a cross-reference book on my desk for all of the pool and spa cartridges that are available – I’m guessing that there are 5000 cartridges in this little book. I think it’s safe to say that there may be some [...]

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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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