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Bigger isn't always better. If you don't have a big family, you might wonder if getting a hot tub is a good idea, since you won't have a crowd to fill a 6-seat or 12-seat spa like you see so often on TV shows and in the movies. In reality, a two-person hot tub might be the right solution for your household. If there's only one or two people who will be using it, a 2-seater makes sense. Is a smaller spa right for you? Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of a two-person spa. ..
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If you own a hot tub, you probably already know if you have hard water. You can adjust your hot tub maintenance routine to make your water feel more refreshing. You can also use spa chemicals and accessories to ensure the long life of your unit. If you haven't checked your water lately or you're getting a new spa, it's a good idea to test your water now. Find out what type of water you have, then decide how to balance it. Depending on the type of water you have at home and the type of water s..
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If you're planning a summer vacation and you use the ACE® Salt Water Sanitizing System in your hot tub, you might wonder if you need to do anything differently than usual. When you go a week or more without using your spa, the needs of your water care routine change. While the Hot Spring® spa water system is designed to make maintenance easier, it still needs a few moments of attention if you're headed out of town or if you won't be hot tubbing for a while. •    Before..
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Keeping your hot tub cleaned correctly is essential to prevent algae and mold from growing, bugs from spawning, and other problems that could affect your family's health. Hot Spring hot tub chemicals must meet the right standards to clean the hot tubs and prevent bacteria and germs. Choosing the right Hot Spring hot tub chemicals for your spa is essential to its maintenance. Sanitizers Before a hot tub can be used, it must be properly sanitized. The sanitizers will quickly kill bacteri..
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Keeping your pool clean is essential to prevent bacteria growth that could result in serious problems with your health. A pool needs to have clean, clear water to be safe. The easiest way to achieve this effect is by using an automatic pool cleaner in tandem with regular maintenance and testing for chemical levels. There are several products on the market that you need to consider as you focus on maintaining a clean pool. You should choose a pool cleaner that is affordable, reliable, and work..
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Lounging in a hot tub is one of the most enjoyable ways to pass the time and relax either by yourself, with a significant other or spouse, or with friends and family. In fact, a hot soak in the tub has been linked to a boost in brainpower, stress relief, reduced cold symptoms, and improved sleep. However, a hot tub that's uncomfortable, doesn't seat the proper number of guests that you'd like to have use it, has weak jets, or is poorly made and low quality can easily ruin the fun. If you're l..
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How often you need to drain and change your water depends on a number of factors. A good indicator it's time to do so is when the water gets cloudy. A typical range of water change is about two to four months. There are several things you can do to maximize the amount of time between water changes. Hot tubbing when the water is dirty and cloudy isn't refreshing, and it's not very healthy. Keeping your water clean with regular maintenance will help to prevent cloudiness. 1. Encourage ever..
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If you've already planned your next vacation, you're probably dreaming of relaxation and comfort. A common question among hot tub owners is what to do with your hot tub while you're on vacation. Temperature Turning down the heat in your hot tub makes sense. You don't need to keep it hot it if you're not going to be in it for a week or two. The challenge comes in deciding how much to turn down the heat. You want to save energy without having to spend time and more energy reheating the s..
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Spa pillows will last for years if you take a little extra time and effort to care for them properly. Here are some tips to help them stay in good condition and provide extra comfort in your spa. Choose the manufacturer's specific spa pillows for your model and model year when ordering your hot tub replacement parts. They come with a wide range of fastening methods, including pins, retainers with receivers, suction cups and inserts, so they're not a universal fit. Quick Tips •&n..
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Hot tub covers keep the heat in your spa when it's not in use. There are several choices in features when replacing your hot tub cover. The easiest option may be to decide if you're happy with your present model and just replace it. While that's the easiest, it might not be the best option. Here are 5 things to consider when looking at new hot tub covers. Foam Thickness and Density How well a hot tub cover works often revolves around the materials in it. The interior insulation is typi..
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