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Increasing the Energy Efficiency of your Hot Tub or Spa

April 10th, 2014 by
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Hot tubs and spas are more energy efficient than ever, and manufacturers have made great gains in efficiency in the last ten years. New insulation materials and better methods of applying it, and energy star certified pumps, blowers and heaters are leading the charge. How energy efficient is your spa or hot tub? A spa [...]

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Beginner’s Guide to Spa & Hot Tub Care

April 7th, 2014 by
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Spa and Hot Tub Maintenance – take a deep breath, this isn’t so hard. And if things get out of control, you can always drain the spa and start over. For the new spa owner, or for a person who is new to spa maintenance, I have some tips to maintain water chemistry and spa [...]

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Installing a New Spa Pump

April 3rd, 2014 by
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  I have heard that the industry average for spa pump motor is about 8 years. When the motor goes, you have a choice – replace just the motor, or buy the entire pump. The same with the wet end, or the opposite end of the pump, you could just replace a new wet end [...]

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Hot Tub Works Sends Spa to International Space Station!

March 31st, 2014 by
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Many of our hot tub blog readers know this already, but Jack Stone has been infatuated with space since childhood. He closely followed all of the old Apollo launches, the Space Shuttle, and the growth of the International Space Station. Jack’s office is covered with commemorative plaques and displays of space – the final frontier. [...]

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Fire up the Spa! How to Open a Winterized Hot Tub

March 27th, 2014 by
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  Opening a hot tub is a lot easier than closing, and a lot less stressful, after you see that nothing’s leaking that is! Freeze damage on spa plumbing and equipment is a real possibility, especially with this brutal winter that gripped a lot of the U.S. this year. If you read Jack Stone’s spa [...]

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Five Foes of Spa and Hot Tub Covers

March 24th, 2014 by
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A hot tub cover that is quality made should be able to last 5 years in the outdoors, or longer if maintained well. Jack Stone likes to brag about a spa cover that he owned for 12 years, although I’m pretty sure that he replaced the foam at one point. Our Hot Tub Covers have [...]

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Spa Pillows and Hot Tub Cushions – Get Comfy!

March 20th, 2014 by
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Here’s a quick post about some of my favorite spa and hot tub accessories – Spa Pillows and Spa Cushions. Surfaces are hard and slick in a hot tub, and even though contoured seating offers some relief, by the end of a 20 minutes spa session, you could find yourself with a sore bum or [...]

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Spa & Hot Tub Owner’s Manuals

March 17th, 2014 by
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Your spa owner’s manual is an important piece of literature, detailing safety information, installation instructions, and covering every aspect of use, care and maintenance for your spa or hot tub. Spa manufacturers write some of the most detailed owner’s manuals that I’ve ever read. I’ve been curating spa and hot tub owner’s manuals for many [...]

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Spa Safety: Keeping Kids Safe around Hot Tubs

March 13th, 2014 by
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Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for young children, and spas and hot tubs account for 5-8% of all drownings nationwide. Other statistics, from a National Institutes of Health 26-year study: 70% of spa drowning victims were 10-24 months of age. Most incidents occurred during the months of May-August. Half of hot [...]

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Exercises for Arthritis in the Hot Tub

March 10th, 2014 by
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Arthritis is a painful swelling and stiffness in the joints. The human body contains over 350 joints between bones, large and small. Arthritis pain is most common in hands, feet, knees and back, but can also flare up in other parts of the body. Over 20% of the US population have some form of arthritis [...]

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