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Myths about Spa & Hot Tub Chemistry

July 21st, 2014 by

When you advance beyond your basic pH and bromine levels to more advanced hot tub chemistry, you become aware of certain tenets or principle beliefs of managing a hot tub. Many are useful, such as adding only one chemical at a time, or maintaining good alkalinity to control pH bounce when several users get in [...]


Hot Tub Folliculitis – Preventing Pseudomonas

July 17th, 2014 by

FOLLICULITIS – noun \fə-ˌli-kyə-ˈlī-təs\ – inflammation of one or more follicles especially of the hair. It’s a skin infection that produces an itchy rash with red bumps. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a germ usually responsible.   Pseudomona… What? Hot Tub Rash is a faster way to say it, easier than either folliculitis or pseudomonas aeruginosa! Let’s [...]


Spa & Hot Tub Information for Realtors

July 14th, 2014 by

Local area Realtors have come to my husband and me for years, to perform hot tub integrity inspections, or to remove spas from homes being sold. Surprisingly, very few people take their hot tub with them when they move, even though most are portable. Listing a home with a hot tub or spa can be [...]


Hot Tub Cool Tub – Using Spas During Summer

July 7th, 2014 by

Do you lower your spa temperature during summer? Or keep it blazing hot all year ’round? I wondered about this, so I took a short office poll, and I asked people on our facebook page this question. Do you ever use your spa for cooling soaks, with lower water temperatures? I  didn’t control for location, [...]


Help – my Spa Heater isn’t Heating!

July 4th, 2014 by

What’s a Hot Tub without a Heater? A Cool Bath! In the second post in our “Help!” series, we take a look at the water temperature in your spa or hot tub, specifically, when it is lower than you want! Temperatures of 100° to 104° are preferred by most hot tubbers, and nothing is worse [...]


Hot Tub Covers – Design & Manufacture

June 26th, 2014 by

The design and manufacture of hot tub covers has come a long way since the early days. Hot Tub Works is proud to use a fully computerized design, cutting and sewing process to ensure that covers are made to exact dimensions. But computers can’t do it all, we tried computerized stitching, and you know what? [...]


The World’s Most Exotic Hot Tub Locations

June 23rd, 2014 by

A hot tub is a hot tub, right? Well, it helps if you have a majestic or tranquil view. In my backyard, I have the lovely view of my fence, and a struggling lawn, along with the noise from the Santa Ana Freeway. So forgive me if I’m a bit enamored with the life of [...]


Minerals, Ozone and MPS for a Chlorine Free Hot Tub

June 19th, 2014 by

If you are interested in a method to operate a spa or hot tub without chlorine or bromine, you’re in the right place. I have been bromine free in my spa for about 7 years. It’s a 400 gallon Marquis spa, that gets used 2-3x per week, by kids and adults. It’s an easy method [...]


Outdoor Spa Covers – Indoor Spa Covers

June 16th, 2014 by

Welcome back class, we have another distinction to make in the use of spa and hot tub lexicon. My last post detailed the differences between a spa, a hot tub and a Jacuzzi, and this time around we look at the distinct differences in design and construction for indoor spa covers, and inground spa covers. [...]


Automatic Spa Cover Lifts

June 12th, 2014 by

We have blah-ged many times about spa cover lifters, how to select the best one for your spa, or how to install or repair. Now for something completely different!  Have you seen AUTOMATIC spa cover lifts? Motorized spa cover lifters that do all the work for you! Especially needed for large and bulky spa covers, [...]