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Hot Tub Wiring

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hot tub wiring

Installing a new hot tub? Wiring for a full-featured portable hot tub has to be done correctly, as we all know that water and electricity don’t mix. In most cases, a 50 or 60 amp breaker provides power to a secondary GFCI box, which powers the spa pack controller. When wiring a hot tub, it’s […]

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How to Spruce Up Your Hot Tub Area

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how to spruce up your hot tub area

Take a good look at the area where you keep your spa or hot tub. Are you happy with the way it looks? Most importantly, is it a setting where you can truly feel relaxed? If you find yourself thinking about possible improvements and wishing things were different, then this article is for you! A […]

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How to Buy a Hot Tub Cover

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how to choose a hot tub cover

When choosing the best cover for you and your tub, there are two key factors to keep in mind: climate and durability. Climate is Most Important Where do you live? This is the first question you should ask yourself. Less insulating spa covers can’t keep up when it gets really cold. Your spa heater works […]

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Spa & Hot Tub Error Codes – FL, FLO, FLOW, LF

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Every digital spa control is designed with some diagnostic functions to self-diagnose problems with pumping and heating your spa or hot tub. Topside controls also give lots of information about your spa status, which are not to be confused with spa error codes. There are three groups of error codes: flow codes (relating to water […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance Tips for Earth Day

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earth day savings hot tub tips

When it comes to protecting our environment, the benefits are often two-fold. Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing your part to help conserve and protect our planet’s finite natural resources, but in the case of hot tubs, there are some financial savings to be had, as well! Here are three […]

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Spa and Hot Tub Water Color Problems

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hot tub water color problems

We’ve all been there before, when you lift the spa cover to discover a color other than clear blue. Hot tub water can be all colors of the rainbow when conditions aren’t right. Yellow, brown, green, white and every shade in between. Today, we’ll discuss how to identify and troubleshoot colored spa water so you […]

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Hot Tub Enzymes: Frequently Asked Questions

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hot tub enzymes

There are many chemicals that help to keep your spa water clean and clear. However, one of the most effective products for boosting sanitizer efficiency and removing organic materials from the hot tub technically isn’t a chemical at all – it’s a protein! We’re talking about hot tub enzymes. What are Hot Tub Enzymes? Enzymes […]

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The Dead Spa: No Power to Hot Tub

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It’s happened to me plenty of times. I get myself all ready for a nice soak in the tub and lift the lid, only to find lukewarm water and no lights on the control panel. The hot tub won’t turn on! It’s usually an easy fix when you have no power to the spa. The […]

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Spa & Hot Tub Chemicals for Dummies

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In today’s post, we follow up on our popular Beginner’s Guide to Spa & Hot Tub Care, and get more granular with our newest installment: Spa Chemicals for Dummies. The book pictured is not a real book – not one that you can purchase, anyway. And by no means am I calling our blog readers […]

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Can a Hot Tub Be Tax Deductible?

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hot tub medical deduction

Thinking of purchasing a new hot tub this year? If so, you may be able to deduct a portion (or in some cases, the total amount) of the expenses from your tax returns by claiming it as a medical expense. Medical expenses are defined by the Internal Revenue Service as “the costs of diagnosis, cure, […]

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