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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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Hot Tub Not Heating Enough? 10 Reasons Why

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hot tub heat

If the water temperature is warm, but not quite as hot as you like – you’ve come to the right place! Some hot tubs can heat up to 105°, although the recommended maximum temperature for healthy adults is 104°. Let’s assume that there are no error codes on the display panel. Everything seems normal, but the […]

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How to Troubleshoot Common Hot Tub Problems

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hot tub troubleshooting

Unfortunately, hot tubs don’t always work the way we want them to. Heaters may not heat, water flow will be low or nonexistent, leaks can pop up and water chemistry can go awry. The good news is that most hot tub problems can be remedied with a little bit of troubleshooting and a quick fix […]

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It’s Cold Outside! Winter Hot Tub Tips

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winter hot tub

For many spa or hot tub owners, winter is the perfect time to enjoy a hot soak in your outdoor tub. In warmer places like Southern California, the winter temperatures rarely dip below 50°, which hardly qualifies as cold for the rest of the country. If you live in colder climates, where 50° would be […]

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How to Fix Hot Tub Air Lock

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hot tub air lock

It’s a common scenario. You’ve just spent HOURS draining, cleaning and re-filling your hot tub, and you’re ready to take a soak. You turn on the jets, and although you can hear the spa pump motor running, no water is coming out of the jets. You may even notice an error code popping up on […]

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