Why Is My Hot Tub Leaking?

Posted by Jim Riggs on Dec 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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, we're going to make sure you know the main causes of a hot tub leak and what you can do to avoid it as much as possible.

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

Troubleshooting Your Hot Tub Circulation Pump

Posted by Jim Riggs on Dec 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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 treated spa water, which we hope you don't! While there are many reasons as to why your circulation pump has failed on you, we're happy to provide you with some tips that will help troubleshoot the issue.

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

How To Clean Your Hot Tub On A Monthly Basis

Posted by Jim Riggs on Dec 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Do you dread cleaning your hot tub, so you put off cleaning it until absolutely necessary? Well, that's a vicious cycle, my friend, and we're here to tell you there's an easier way!

Rather than putting off cleanings until it takes a whole day to scrub your spa, we suggest you follow these 4 easy steps to keep your hot tub sparkling clean and always ready-to-use. And the best part is you only have to do this routine once per month!

We have seen homeowners faced with costly repairs or replacements time and time again simply because they didn't take regular care of their investment. Avoid unnecessry repairs by doing the following: 

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

Swimming Pools — How To Choose The Location

Posted by Jim Riggs on Nov 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Because a swimming pool will be one of the largest components of any yard, choosing the correct placement is essential. We understand that it takes some time and a lot of back and forth before finally deciding on a pool location, so we went ahead and created a list of things you need to think of while you decide. Some of these you may not even realize you should have been thinking about!

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Topics: Installation

How To Find The Perfect Property For A Future Pool

Posted by Jim Riggs on Nov 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Investing in a pool for your backyard is something that will benefit all family members. You know your kids will enjoy it at their convenience growing up, and hey, you can too on weekends, during summer parties, and through your retirement days. "Where can we put it, though?" is probably a thought that's striked your mind more than once while considering such an expenditure. While there are some factors to consider, we're here to help you find the perfect spot!

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Topics: Installation

Spa Energy Efficiency Checklist

Posted by Jim Riggs on Nov 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Let's face it, when it comes to buying luxury items such as a pool or spa, we know people don't always consider how much energy the new addition will use... Then once power bill comes in the mail, it hits them. Yikes.

We want to alleviate that shock to your wallet and give you a few things to think about before you make your purchase. This energy efficiency checklist should help you choose the right spa to fit your budget both before and long after it's been installed:

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

7 Benefits of Swim Spas: Get the Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Jim Riggs on Nov 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you know you don't have to settle for just a pool or just a spa? You can enjoy an invigorating swim and a relaxing hydrotherapy massage in one convenient place with a swim spa!

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

Cleaning Swimming Pool Scum, Stains, and Scale

Posted by Jim Riggs on Oct 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There are 3 common swimming pool water-line problems you can — and probably will — have to face as a pool owner: scum, stains, and scale. Not only will they ruin the aesthetics of your pool, they can actually damage your tiles or vinyl liner!

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Topics: Maintenance

Pool Tile Repair and Replacement

Posted by Jim Riggs on Oct 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you know pool tiles do more than just make your gunite pool look beautiful? They're actually there at the waterline to help keep your pool clean! You see, all of the sunscreen, deodorant, soap, hair gel, and body oils that swimmers bring into your pool water will stick to your tiles, which makes cleaning a breeze!

But, as with most things, time and prolonged exposure to the sun can wear down your tiles leaving them faded and even cracked or broken. Faded tiles aren't much to look at, and broken tiles can be downright dangerous, but fortunately both of these problems can be fixed with a little face lift!

Check out how easy pool tile repair and replacement can be:

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Topics: Maintenance

Safety Tips for Handling, Storing, and Cleaning Pool Chemicals

Posted by Jim Riggs on Oct 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Keeping your pool clean may seem like a daunting task when you're first learning about pool vacuums, filter settings, and maintaining chemical levels like some kind of scientist — but once you get your routine down, you'll think back and wonder what you were so worried about!

We've already helped you learn the right chemical levels to keep your pool water clean, so we wanted to take this time to help you learn how to properly handle and store pool chemicals, as well as how to clean up in case of an accidental spill. Let's get started:

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Topics: Safety