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Salt Water Spas and Hot Tubs – FAQ

September 22nd, 2015 by

You’ve heard about salt water spas or salt water hot tubs – as an accessory with a new spa purchase, or an easy add-on to an existing spa or hot tub. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of salt water systems, let me say that right up front. But they do have certain […]


Spa & Hot Tub Plumbing Repair Tips

September 10th, 2015 by

Spa and hot tub plumbing is made up of PVC pipe and fittings. It’s a Closed Loop, similar to an electric circuit, if that makes it easier to understand.┬áThe same drop of water can make this trip several times per day. A Spa Plumbing Loop starts at the skimmer and main drain, where the water […]


Amazing Inground Hot Tubs

September 3rd, 2015 by

My husband and I have been shopping for a new house lately – it’s so much fun, no really it is – looking at all the glitzy OC houses online. Recently we’ve become enamored with the idea of an inground spa. That would be a first for us, now on our third spa, after getting […]


Save 4 Ways with a New Spa Filter

August 21st, 2015 by

Spa cartridges are one of our fastest moving products here at Hot Tub Works. We ship over 50,000 spa filters per year to spa owners all over the country. So it’s only natural that we’re going to talk about them on the blog! Yes, we like to sell hot tub cartridges, but it’s a product […]


FAQ About Spas and Hot Tubs

August 17th, 2015 by

Before I came to Hot Tub Works, I worked in a spa retail store for ten years, selling spas. So when it comes to questions about hot tubs and spas, we must have heard them all. There’s a lot to consider when buying a spa or hot tub, so many features, styles and options. Nothing […]


Spa and Hot Tub Ozone Generators

August 10th, 2015 by

Before there was ozone, it’s amazing we kept spas clean. We drained them a lot. An ozonator generator can kill 99.99% of impurities in a spa or hot tub. There’s almost nothing it won’t kill. Ozonators typically last about 2-3 years before needing a regeneration kit, or replacement. The new Spa Eclipse can last up […]


CDC Report on Recreational Water Illness

August 6th, 2015 by

The media is all abuzz about a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control that shows that Recreational Water Illness (RWI’s) are on the rise in American pools and spas. Since 2010, a National Outbreak Notification System (NORS) has been established that allows public pool and spa operators to voluntarily report any outbreak of […]


Spa and Hot Tub Manufacturers List

July 30th, 2015 by

The recession of 2008 wasn’t especially kind to spa manufacturers. As the number of spas sold dropped dramatically, smaller spa and hot tub brands were forced out of business. Given that the industry has had a shake-up in the last 5 years, the time is ripe for an updated Spa and Hot Tub Manufacturers List, […]


Hot Tub Water Test: Like a Boss!

July 27th, 2015 by

Testing hot tub water regularly is important to avoid peaks and valleys of sanitation and water balance. Testing everyday is not needed unless your spa is used on a daily basis. Test your water 2-3 times per week, or more often if the spa is used frequently. For years I used Test Strips to test […]


Hot Tub Water Conservation

July 21st, 2015 by

Are hot tubs and spas water wasters? The mayor of San Jose thinks so – in May, the San Jose city council voted to prohibit filling pools and hot tubs. And in Santa Clara, California, hot tub owners are allowed to replace hot tub water, but only after agreeing to take fewer showers. Santa Clara […]