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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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Celebrating National Hot Tub Day

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national hot tub day

FUN FACT! Did you know that we hot tub enthusiasts have our very own holiday? Well, we do! National Hot Tub Day is celebrated each year on March 28. There’s no denying the therapeutic benefits of a relaxing soak in your spa or hot tub, and this fun holiday gives you yet another excuse to […]

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Spa Error Codes – The Big List

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The best thing about digital spas and hot tubs – those with a spa side control panel – is that you are given error codes for most equipment problems. Spa error codes can be somewhat cryptic, but when you have the BIG LIST of CODES, you can immediately define the two or three digit source […]

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Can You Put Epsom Salt in a Hot Tub?

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Can you put epsom salt in a hot tub?

Hot tubs and Epsom salts are synonymous with relaxation and pain relief for sore joints and muscles. Wouldn’t it be great if you could combine the two? Of course! In fact, many people use pure Epsom salts in their bathtubs at home. But can you put Epsom salt in a hot tub? In most cases, […]

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Hot Tub Works LLC Receives 2018 Best of West Chicago Award

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2018 Best of West Chicago Award presented to Hot Tub Works LLC

WEST CHICAGO — Hot Tub Works LLC has been selected for the 2018 Best of West Chicago Award in the Sporting and Recreational Goods/Supplies category by the West Chicago Award Program. This marks the third consecutive year that Hot Tub Works has received this prestigious award. Each year, the West Chicago Award Program identifies companies […]

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Spa & Hot Tub Error Codes – OH, OHH, OHS

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In our series on spa and hot tub error codes, today we turn our attention to the HOT messages that your topside control may be trying to give you. OH, OHH or OHS (overheat) all mean that a temperature sensor has detected unsafe water temperatures of 108° – 118° F, and your spa is in […]

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Hot Tub Heaters: Gas vs. Electric

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electric hot tub heater

In the old days, all hot tub heaters were gas-fired heaters. Or small pool heaters, specifically. Most hot tubs were not kept hot all the time, and they were not covered with a thick, insulated cover or spa top. Instead, they were heated up on demand. When portable spas came on the market in the […]

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Romantic Hot Tub Ideas

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romantic hot tub ideas

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re like me, you’re so over the typical Valentine’s dinner and a movie. The restaurants are all so crowded, and they usher you in and out as quickly as possible. Rushing out on a work night and trying to make everything […]

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Troubleshooting Hot Tub Temperature Fluctuations

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troubleshooting hot tub heater problems

Once you’ve entered the desired temperature on your hot tub’s control panel, you expect the heater to keep the water heated consistently. You don’t want it to get too hot, then cold, then get too hot again! Temperature fluctuations of more than a couple degrees are not normal, and often indicate a problem with water […]

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