Monthly Archives: October 2012

  1. Circuit Board Chip Reference Guide

    Manufacture Balboa   Chip Number 1000LER1(x) Balboa # 52491   Horizon # ..
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  2. Care For Your Hot Tub So That It Will Care For You

    Sensible Sanitation There are many organisms that thrive in warm, wet environments which means that the sanitation of your spa is very important, both for your health and the well-being of your spa. To facilitate a healthy environment, hot tub filters, pumps and other spa supplies, such as bromine, chlorine or mineral sanitizers are used regularly. Some spas use an ozone generator, UV sterilization or a spa ionizer to improve sanitation. Proper maintenance of your spa requires developing a positive relationship with your local spa supplies dealer. Look for a dealer who offers quality products at low prices while providing a positive shopping experience. Knowledgeable sales associates should be ready, willing and able to answer all of your questions. Hot Tub Filters And Pumps Your hot tub has a circulation pump, which serves the filtration ..
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  3. Which Spa Sanitizer Is Right For Your Spa?

    Chlorine Chlorine is the most common spa sanitizer. You can recognize chlorine in any pool or spa by its distinctive smell, which is also one of its drawbacks. However, chlorine is widely used so it is inexpensive and readily available. It comes in a granular form with is then dissolved in water before being added as a spa sanitizer. Overall, chlorine is highly effective in killing bacteria and is very cost efficient, but requires multiple manual doses over the course of a year along with its signature odor. Make certain to only use sodium di-chlor as a spa sanitizer along with a stabilizer. Bromine Bromine is a chemical cousin to chlorine and comes in a tablet form that is used in a floating dispenser. Bromine is more convenient to use while still being reasonably priced and available for purchase. As a spa sanitizer, it performs well but will also lower ..
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  4. The Down and Dirty On Hot Tub Cleaning Systems

    Hot Tub Chemicals: Chlorine And Bromine The most common methods for sanitizing hot tubs are by using chlorine or bromine. Leisure Time carries both products in concentrated tablets that are excellent for use in spa feeders and floaters. These hot tub chemicals are designed to slowly dissolve to provide long term water sanitation. Chlorine works by killing bacteria directly; water with dissolved chlorine does not support bacterial life. It is an effective and cost efficient method for spa maintenance, but comes with a few drawbacks. Most people know about chlorine's distinctive odor and it can put off many spa owners; it is also unhealthy for skin and eyes. Bromine is a chemical cousin to chlorine and acts in much the same way. Thankfully, it has a much less noticeable smell and is less harsh. Both hot tub chemicals require frequent water testing to ensure proper pH and sanitizer levels ..
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  5. Non-Chemical Spa Sanitizers

    Ionizers Ionizers clean water through an electrolysis process. This system runs a low voltage current between mineral alloy electrodes. This process releases trace amount of the mineral that effectively kills bacteria, algae, viruses, and mold. Electrolyzed water can even be used as a disinfectant. However, the water minerals do not affect the skin or eyes and makes for a pleasant hot tub experience. The mineral electrodes are replaced every season, providing a chemical free and low maintenance alternative to harsh additives. Polymeric Action New spa supplies that have hit the market are using polymeric action to clean hot tub water. Technically speaking, a mineral based solution reduces the surface tension of the water inhibiting the growth of bacterial slime on the surface. This means that there is a total lack of chemical additives. These products also ..
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  6. Using Hot Tub Chemicals To Keep Your Water Safe and Clean

    Hot tubs can be used for several reasons, from physical therapy to just relaxing and enjoying the warm water. Many people like to use hot tubs to ease stress and unwind from a busy day or week. But, if you don't properly use hot tub chemicals, you may be more stressed out when you find that you become ill or get a skin disease from your relaxing soak in the tub. By properly using the chemicals you can keep your water safe and clean from bacteria that like to grow in the warm water. Use Sanitizers to Keep Bacteria Away Sanitizers are the most important hot tub chemicals that any hot tub owner should purchase. Sanitizers kill the bacteria that easily grow in the tubs and in the hot tub filters. The bacteria that can grow in the warm water can cause serious illnesses in people. There are several choices in the type of sanitizers that you can use. The main sanitizers are chlorine, bromine, and biguanide. Each ..
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  7. Pump Seal Replacement Guide

    Here is a guide to choose the correct Pump Seal Manufacturer Pump Model Manf. Seal # Shaft Seal Part# Acura Aquaheat   AS 1000 35-423-1060 Acura ..
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  8. Hot Tub Spa Supplies Has Your Hot Tub Replacement Parts and Filt

    At Hot Tub Spa Supplies, we have many different spa replacement parts available to keep your swimming pools, spas and hot tubs in prime working condition. We not only serve people with hot tubs in CT, NY and NJ, we can ship hot tub replacement parts all over the country. We carry some hard-to-find parts and also the most popular ones. Some of the hot tub replacement parts we specialize in include hot tub circuit boards, control systems, hot tub heaters, thermostats, air blowers, relays, hot tub pumps and PVC plumbing fittings. If you know the manufacturer, model name and year, you can look it up here on our website. We also have a number of universal fit hot tub replacement parts and filters to make it easier for you if you can't find exactly what you are looking for by brand. If you know you need a part, but you don't know what it's called, who makes it or how to find it, you can always take a clear, well-lit picture and email it to ..
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  9. A Closer Look Spa Water Jets

    Depending on the manufacturer and type of spa or hot tub you buy, you will have different options for jets. They are not difficult to change out, but have a significant effect on your hot tub experience. Hot Tub Spa Supplies carries a variety of hot tub replacement parts, including spa jets. Here is a look at some of the different types available and what they can do. - Oscillating jets produce a wavy stream that is helpful for a sore back. These can shoot a soothing underwater stream. When coupled with other oscillating jets, the effect is more intense. - Swirl jets rotate the water into a spiral. This offers a massaging effect on the entire body. They frequently come with a pressure adjustment dial or valve to help you get the swirl stream just right. - Whirlpool jets are probably the most well-known type of water jet. They are the type you see at the physical therapist and sometimes on TV. They provide a robust, ..
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  10. Familiarize Yourself With Spa Controls

    Spa control panels are one secret to keeping your spa comfortable and relaxing. Have you taken the time to really look at your spa control panel? While each one is different, they all basically have similar functions. One of our most popular manufacturers is Hot Spring. Let's take a look at some of the features available on its spa control systems. They typically have a spa control system accessible from the main outside panel and from an easy-to-reach auxiliary panel on the inside area of the spa. Some Hot Spring spas also offer a control panel option to install inside your home for quick access before you go outdoors to enjoy the spa. Spa panels allow you to regulate the temperature up or down as needed. This comes in handy when people join or leave the tub. Memory settings make it simple to adjust the temperatures to comfortable standards. Hot Spring spas also offer a backlit display to make it easier to see controls at night or at twilight from inside ..
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  11. Check Out the New Hot Spring Circulation Pump

    The latest Hot Spring circulation pump model is in stock at Hot Tub Spa Supplies. The new model is called the E-5. This model is a replacement for the Silent 5000, Tiger River and Limelight models. It is also a replacement for the Hot Springs circulation pumps that were single speed dating back to the year 1986. The E-5 pump does not come with the cord, so if you are purchasing this pump to replace an older model, make sure to keep the cord from your old pump. The E-5 pump has better hydraulics than the Silent 5000, Tiger River and Limelight models. The better hydraulics will provide a better flow for your spa, which reduces your operating costs. Additionally, the E-5 has a run dry shut-off feature that provides extra protection. If you have a circulation pump that you think needs replacing, you may need to first do a little troubleshooting. If your pump is giving low water flow to the heater, your spa filter is probably clogged. You should clean your circulation ..
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  12. 6 Ways to Preserve Hot Tub Heaters

    As the weather gets cooler, you're probably thinking about hopping into your nice, toasty hot tub more often. While hot tub heaters do a nice job of making the water warm and comfortable in chilly weather, there are a few ways to keep them from working harder than necessary. This preserves the life of your hot tub heater and conserves a little bit of energy at the same time. Covers Leave the cover on when you're not using your hot tub. This keeps the heat inside so that the water is hotter. It also slows down water evaporation and minimizes refills with water and hot tub chemicals. Barriers Create a wind block. Stiff breezes cool down the water faster. Use windbreakers like walls, screens, trellises and fences. These create a little bit of extra privacy, too, as an added bonus. Snow Days ..
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