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Spas and Hot Tubs in the News

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I’m so excited to report on spas and hot tubs in the news this time! Normally Jack finds these nuggets around the web, he’s always sending funny stories around the office. Today’s News of the Weird stories about spas and hot tubs is a collection of actual events that I’ve been collecting for the last […]

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What’s the Best Number of Spa Jets?

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When we bought our first hot tub, I think it had 12 spa jets – and at the time that was a lot! Fast forward 30 years, and you can find spas with over 100 Jets! Is that too many? It’s not just the number of spa jets that makes a spa awesome, it’s more […]

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Spa Steps and Hot Tub Handrails

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The number one spa accessory has to be a spa cover, but after that, the most important spa and hot tub accessories are spa steps and hand rails. Like a spa cover, steps and handrails are an important safety feature for any spa owner. It’s awkward and unsafe to enter or exit a hot tub without assistance […]

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Hot Tub Ozonator VS. UV Light VS. Minerals

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When it comes to sanitizing your spa or hot tub, you have a lot of choices. When I first started hot tubbing, we didn’t have all these fancy purifiers, and until the 80’s we had to use pool chemicals! Chlorine and Bromine are an easy way to keep the water constantly protected. But – there’s […]

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Next Day Spa Covers

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Despite good intentions to replace a spa cover before it is really needed, many spa tops befall some sudden calamity that renders them nearly useless. Wind storms, falling branches or my favorite, dancing kids and sleeping dogs – can all ruin a hot tub lid, making a replacement spa cover an urgent need. Custom spa […]

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Dual Spa Filters: Double the Filtration!

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Here’s a short story about how I doubled the filtration on a spa that we have on our vacation home. We rent out the mountain home and hot tub when we’re not using it (which is most of the year), and we were having some trouble keeping the water clean between visitors, without changing the […]

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Replacing a Spa Pack

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Today we cover, in detail – how to replace your spa or hot tub “Spa Pack”, the combination Controller, Heater and Pump system that connects to the Top Side panel and controls all of the functions for filtering, heating, lighting and purifying your spa; automatically. The controller and heater of a Spa Pack (without the […]

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How to Rotate a Spa Pump Wet End

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If you’ve ever noticed, some spa and hot tub pumps can be connected to pipes in different directions. While some are fixed at a vertical 12 o’clock orientation, other spa pumps make their return pipe connection horizontally, at 3 or 9 o’clock. If you replace your spa pump with new, or even if you just […]

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Hot Tub Tips for Rental Homes

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The vacation rental and short term housing rental market is booming. One amenity that can help grow a rental home’s popularity as well as fetch a higher rental price is a hot tub. Hot tubs are fairly self-regulating, and require only minimal care in between tenants, but there are a few things to keep in […]

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New! Hot Tub Tanning Liquid

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New – from the Fake Bake people comes Spa & Hot Tub Tanning Liquid. A proprietary formula that’s specially formulated for use in spas and hot tubs. Just pour the Instant Self-Tanning Liquid into the hot tub and soak for just 15 minutes, and emerge with a glowing tan. The topic of tanning is right […]

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