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Winterize a Hot Tub in 5 Steps

November 3rd, 2014 by
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Winterizing a spa is simple enough for the average spa owner to perform, with simple tools and equipment. Winterizing a wood hot tub? It is not recommended to drain a wood hot tub for an extended period, or else the wood will dry out and shrink. To winterize a wood hot tub, you can follow [...]

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Hot Tubs and the Ebola Virus

October 30th, 2014 by
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The recent surge in Ebola cases has prompted a lot of concern and chatter on the subject. Hot tubs have once again become a target of health stories, with several news stories such as How Safe Are Hot Tubs?, WSJ Oct 20, 2014, or Ask Ila: Are hot tubs safe? Masslive Oct 24, 2014. A [...]

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Hot Tub Pioneers – Jacuzzi Brothers

October 27th, 2014 by
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My wife, of all people, just said “I didn’t know that Jacuzzi was a family name.”  The story of the Jacuzzi brothers, and the origins of the business efforts that eventually became a household name, is simply fascinating, I told her. Take a look, this is Joseph Jacuzzi, one of the seven Jacuzzi brothers who [...]

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Hot Tub Before Massage – or After?

October 20th, 2014 by
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If you’re like me, you enjoy a good, professional massage. Preferably outdoors on a warm beach, beneath a shaded canopy. If that’s not possible, a local massage practitioner is the next best thing. Even better, some masseuses travel with a folding massage table and still make house calls! Perhaps you’ve just booked your spa at [...]

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How to Find a Good Hot Tub Repair Service

October 13th, 2014 by
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  At Hot Tub Works, we like to think of ourselves as a friend to the DIY spa or hot tub owner – which is why we write so many posts about troubleshooting spa equipment, identifying spa parts, and making DIY spa repairs. However, there comes a time when an experienced spa tech can be [...]

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Frozen Hot Tub!

October 6th, 2014 by
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Winter is coming! And with El Nino predicted, it could be a cold, snowy winter indeed. That’s good for the spa parts salesmen, I suppose – because it means lots of freeze damage to spas and hot tubs. But hold on there ~ as long as you have your spa operating, at least on low [...]

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Tips for Relaxation in a Spa or Hot Tub

October 1st, 2014 by
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A spa or hot tub is a great place to relax – if you can get it all to yourself, with a little peace and quiet, and privacy. But even when it is – public and loud – you can still not only enjoy the soothing effect of the hot water, but take away a [...]

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Stupid Questions about Spa & Hot Tub Covers

September 25th, 2014 by
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I’ve heard lots of funny questions about hot tub covers over the years, and in honor of National Ask a Stupid Question Day, which takes place tomorrow – here’s a list of questions and answers about spa covers. We’ve had a lot of questions about spa covers over the years, none of them actually stupid. [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome – Relief in a Hot Tub!

September 22nd, 2014 by
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Tomorrow (September 23) is the international day of awareness for Restless Legs Syndrome, otherwise known as RLS. RLS is a neurological condition that gives sufferers uncontrollable leg movements, or urge to move the legs – a restlessness – especially while lying still, or trying to sleep. Symptoms are more pronounced at the end of the [...]

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Refinishing your Spa Cabinet

September 18th, 2014 by
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A spa cabinet, or the outside staves of a hot tub, begin to fade and splinter after some time in the good ‘ol outdoors. Even manufactured wood spa cabinets begin to show their age after a while. You should avoid staining and sealing the inside of a hot tub, but the outside, or steps and [...]

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