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Troubleshooting Your Hot Tub Circulation Pump

Circulation pumps are low-flow pumps that constantly circulate in water as slowly as possible to provide your spa a continued filter, heat and chemically treated water. While these pumps are known to last 5-10 years, at some point your pump is going to see problems that need some instant attention— unless you enjoy non-chemically…

Why Is My Hot Tub Leaking? How to Find and Repair Spa Leaks

Ask any hot tub owner and they will most likely tell you the one thing that can turn a good day into a bad one is when they find a leak in their spa. Because these leaks are extremely hard to find, you may find yourself spending the entire afternoon locating it, all the more reason to shriek, “Why?!” Today,…
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Why is My Hot Tub Foamy

Have you ever finished up with your spa, turned off the jets, and find foam circling its way around your spa? While this is common, most customers don’t realize it’s not some cool feature that came along with the purchase. Hot tub bubbles are fine, but actual white foam? Not…
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7 Tips for Buying a Hot Tub

One of the biggest mistakes buyers make in the consumer world is purchasing something lower quality just to save a few bucks upfront. Your spa is a long-term investment that lasts for years, and we want you to be just as happy in five years as you were when we…
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Tips for Cleaning and Storing Your Pool Cover

We dedicate much of our blog to topics about pool water and your pool itself, but there’s another part to your swimming pool that doesn’t get much “media time” — your pool cover! That hardly seems fair for an accessory that keeps dirt, leaves, sticks, pollen and other unwanted debris out of…
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How to Choose the Right Pool Pump For Your Inground Pool

Not only is your pool pump is a vital piece of equipment to your swimming pool, but it’s also vitally important that your pool pump is the appropriate size for your pool. Too big and it will soak up more energy than necessary, resulting in higher energy bills each month.…
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How to Repair Your Hot Tub Cover

“Maybe it’s time for a repair.” That’s a sentence that causes many people to cringe. Why? Because time is something we can rarely get enough of, and repairs often require know-how we lack (particularly when it comes to hot tub circulation pumps). But when it comes to repairing your hot…

Hot Tub Safety for Kids

If you own a hot tub, you probably know the basic safety precautions — don’t stay in your hot tub for more than an hour at a time, keep your hot tub is in a well-ventilated location, be careful about soaking while pregnant, etc. These are all fairly obvious safety guidelines, and…
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How to Care for Your Vinyl Pool Liner

For the most part, pool maintenance is straightforward. However, like most things in life, there are exceptions. For every type of pool, there’s a slightly different set of guidelines. While you can care for your vinyl pool just like you learned to care for your parents’ gunite pool, the reality is, your…
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Why an Inground Swimming Pool is Better than a Pool Above Ground

If you love the idea of going for a swim anytime you want, then you’re probably ready for a pool of your own. Now the question is: what kind of pool? Do you want an above-ground pool or an inground pool? Certainly, inground pools come with higher price tags, but they also come with…
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