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What Chemicals are Needed for a Hot Tub?

June 29th, 2015 by

Spa chemistry is something that needn’t make you anxious, and once you get the hang of it, most hot tubs will exhibit something of it’s own chemical personality, one that you will get to know well. What I mean is, you will get to know when it needs more of something, and if you were […]


Bad Fitting Hot Tub Covers

June 25th, 2015 by

I was visiting a friend at a beautiful resort home in Breckenridge, Colorado last weekend. They had so much snow in these parts of the Rockies (over 5 ft in May), that there is still snow now covering the mountain peaks. A rental home with a hot tub in Breckenridge┬áis easy to find. This town […]


Hot Tub Filters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 22nd, 2015 by

Once upon a time, if you wanted a replacement spa or hot tub filters, you went down to your local spa store and bought or ordered a replacement filter cartridge. There wasn’t a choice of brand, they were all made by Unicel, or Aladdin. As the number of pools and spas using pleated filter cartridges […]


Spas and Hot Tubs in the News

June 15th, 2015 by

Once again, it’s time for our twice annual round-up of news articles surrounding spas and hot tubs. It’s always a treat to see how the world responds to hot tubs, and these stories never disappoint. We have a good group of stories this time – never a dull moment when we turn the camera lens […]


Hot Tub & Spa Safety Products & Practices

June 8th, 2015 by

Safety products for spas and hot tubs? If you’re wondering how to child-proof your hot tub or spa, it’s a question that we get a lot here ~ new parents asking how to keep toddlers and children safe around hot tubs. Not as common as pool safety products, which have several types of safety covers […]


pH & Alkalinity in a Hot Tub or Spa

June 1st, 2015 by

Today’s post is hopefully a simple post, although it can be a complicated topic. pH and Alkalinity are close cousins in water chemistry, each affecting and affected by, the other. pH is a measurement of how acidic (below 7.0) or basic (above 7.0) – your hot tub water is. Alkalinity is a measurement of the […]


Cloudy Hot Tub After Shocking

May 28th, 2015 by
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I once asked Jack how he shocks his hot tub, and he said, and I quote “I take off my towel – that really shocks my hot tub!” Cloudy spa water immediately after shocking your spa is almost considered normal – there’s a lot of chemical reactions going on! But, clear water should return to […]


Installing a New Hot Tub Control Panel

May 21st, 2015 by

The topside control panel is the name for the display and controls, on the top-side of the spa, or where you can see them when you’re in the spa. I’m old enough to remember having to get out of the spa to turn up the heater or turn on the air blower, or those sticky […]


Hot Tub Cover Foam Replacement

May 15th, 2015 by

Q: Can the foam panels inside of a Hot Tub Works cover be replaced without buying the entire cover? A: Yes! We sell replacement foam panels for our own Hot Tub Works spa covers. The foam core panels of your spa cover are the “core” of any spa cover, providing a sturdy, yet lightweight barrier […]


Heavy Hot Tub Covers

May 11th, 2015 by

Our hot tub covers are made with the highest quality, 100% virgin EPS closed cell foam, vacuum wrapped and heat sealed inside of a 6 mil protective barrier. But even our top quality 2 lb foam core panels can absorb water. Why? Why do spa and hot tub covers absorb water? Many people will say […]