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July 13, 2018

How Often Should You Change Your Hot Tub Water?

Your hot tub is installed and running, and you’re enjoying the warm, soothing water almost every day. But those good times won’t last if you don’t take care of your spa.

Not only do you have to regularly treat and clean the water in your hot tub, you also need to change the water in order to maintain the proper chemical balance and cleanliness in your new favorite relaxation location.

So, how often should you change your hot tub water? (more…)

November 3, 2017

Trouble Shooting Your Hot Tub

While you can always call our service department, there are some things you can do at home when it come to trouble shooting your hot tub.

Oftentimes, you can do simple repairs yourself and save the bigger ones to our expert service staff. Check out this list of common hot tub problems and their solutions. (more…)

February 17, 2017

Is Your Ozonator Working?

Is your ozonator working?

Is your spa water clean and clear? You probably see bubbles, right? And your on light is glowing, right? You probably assume your hot tub is working correctly. But that isn’t necessarily true.

All the bubbles and on light really tell you is that your Ozonator is on, not that it’s producing adequate levels of ozone. Your Ozonator must be working to produce enough ozone to keep your hot tub clear and free of bacteria, molds and unwanted minerals.

We are going to answer the question, “Is your ozonator working?” But, first let’s define ozone.

What is Ozone?

Ozone is a gas (like the ozone layer around the earth) that is produced by ultraviolet light exposure to oxygen. When ozone gas is injected into spa water, it acts as a very powerful sanitizer and kills off almost all of the bacteria present. Ozonated spa water remains clearer longer than just using bromine or chlorine as the primary sanitizer.

Here are some things to watch for when trying to decide if you need a new Ozonator:

1. Does your water look and feel fresh, clear and clean? Is it difficult to balance your water chemistry?

Your water should be clear and odorless. Anything less than this can indicate one or more of the following:

  • Your Ozonator has expired and needs replacing
  • heck valve failed and ozone is not getting into the water
  • Ozonator isn’t producing enough ozone to properly sanitize spa water
  • Injector may be clogged or needs to be upgraded

2. Does your water smell?

Are you continually increasing the amount of chemicals you use to treat your water to improve water quality? Does your spa water smell like a footlocker? If so, you might have bacteria and/or viruses building up.

This is an indicator you have no ozone generator, or that the existing Ozonator has expired.  Two hundred times more powerful than chlorine, ozone kills 99.99% of all known viruses and bacteria leaving your water safe and clear.
If your ozone system is working properly, your water should smell fresh and clean and not like chemicals.

3. How old is your Ozonator?

The average lifespan of an Ozone Generator is three years.  If your Ozonator is older than three years, you’ve probably exceeded its effectiveness date. Most people don’t know what style of ozone generator they have, so please check with our service department for advice.

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November 18, 2016

Here’s How to Get Rid of Hot Tub Foam

A hot tub can produce a lot of foam on occasion. Although this may be great when taking a bubble bath, it’s not ideal in a hot tub.

Hot tub foam is caused by the water being “thick.” The air jets activate these tiny bubbles, causing the foam. In this article, we look at how to get rid of hot tub foam. (more…)

October 7, 2016

How To Prevent and Remove Oily Scum on Hot Tub Water

You get home from a long hard day at work ready to enjoy a nice warm soak in your hot tub and then you see it. Yuck! Floating on the surface of the water is oily scum just hanging out enjoying your hot tub. (more…)

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