Importance of Safety!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

This article stresses the importance of safety around pools and spas. All of the drownings and injuries caused by pools and spas can be prevented!

Drian & refill when your balance goes crazy

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Rob Santos Even if you monitor your hot tub water, it can very easily get out of control. I often instruct people not to waste a lot of time and money dumping expensive chemicals into their hot tubs in effort to clear them up. All you need to do is simply drain, wipe the tub […]

Bromine & keeping your spa covered

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Steven Powers   Simple but very effective: Keep your hot tub covered when not in use, and use Bromine. Because hot tubs are so much smaller than pools, the amount of bacteria has a greater concentration, therefore making Bromine a much better chemical treatment than Chlorine. Covering up your hot tub at all times will […]

White Vinegar uses!

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Lisa Thompson   Use white vinegar to clean valves and jets if they get an excessive buildup of calcium. In high ambient temperature times of year, if your hot tub is creeping up in temperature because of these high temperatures, put 2 tennis balls between the acrylic shell and cover at night to allow the […]

Clean your filters in the Dishwasher

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Christian Carriger A great way to keep your hot tub filter cartridge sparkling clean is to run it through the dishwasher! This will get the grease and gunk out of your filter with very little effort. You want to put it on the top shelf if it will fit and make sure to turn off […]

Reduce your Energy Consumption

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Alyssa Zandi A lot of people can take advantage of off peak heating to reduce their energy consumption/heating bills. If you’re not sure of your off peak hours, check with your utility provider to find out the details. If you have a well-insulated hot tub, you often can program it to heat primarily when your […]

Lowering your TDS

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Jody Gamracy   Do more frequent partial water changes instead of complete water changes to lower the TDS in your hot tub. This is common practice with fish tanks. I find people are generally not sure why they have to change the water. The main reason is to reduce TDS to make water balancing easier/possible. […]

Cleaning up Grout Lines

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Lisa Hallett Taylor   NOTE: This tip applies to hot tubs with tile. Before turning it on for a soak, apply a paste of baking soda and water (mix in a small bowl to get a paste-like consistency) with a sponge. After five minutes or so, fire up the hot tub, bring an old toothbrush […]

Cleaning spas & filters

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Vinny Velarde   Tip #1 When cleaning the filter, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If your filter is replaceable, it’s a good idea to keep a second filter on hand for uninterrupted hot tub fun. This allows for a quick change-out so you can resume your activities without missing a beat. Tip #2 […]

Advise from Filbur cartridges

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Shelly Johnson   Tip #1 When filling your hot tub, either for the first time or after cleaning it, make sure you set yourself a timer. My brother-in-law fried his equipment because he forgot to check on the hot tub for hours! Tip #2 Also, while filling up your hot tub, attach a filter to […]

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