OC Spas Blog

July 1, 2016

Hot tub glossary of terms – C

CALCIUM CARBONATE – A compound which forms in unbalanced water to form scale. CALCIUM CHLORIDE (Hardness Increaser) – A soluble white compound used to raise the calcium hardness of spa & pool water, to protect equipment. CALCIUM HARDNESS – A measure of the amount of calcium dissolved in water. Water with low hardness can lead to corrosion of metal parts. Test […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Maintenance, Spas, Wellness
June 3, 2016

How to crane a hot tub!

Great photo taken by one of our clients – we are craning in their 16ft swim spa http://www.tidalfit.co.uk and Platinum Elite hot tub http://ocspas.co.uk/hot-tub-range/platinum-elite/  

May 11, 2016

Hot Tub Glossary of Terms – B

BACTERIA – Microscopic organisms continuously entering the water via bathers, airborne dust, etc Without proper sanitization hot tubs and spas are the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, many of which can cause disease or infection. BALANCED WATER – Water that is neither corrosive nor scale forming. Water with the proper relationships of pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness is said to […]

Hot Tubs, Maintenance, Spas
May 6, 2016

Hot Tub Glossary of Terms

A ACID – Chemicals such as sodium bisulfate, also called Dry Acid, Muriatic Acid or pH Minus used to lower pH or alkalinity. ACID DEMAND – As determined by a test, the proper amount of acid (pH Minus) to reach correct levels. ACRYLIC – A very durable and non-porous heat-formable synthetic used to form the shell of high quality spas. AIR BUTTONS – Topside […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Maintenance, Spas, Wellness
May 4, 2016


There is a pattern of mistakes made by consumers that could easily be avoided if they had only educated themselves before going shopping. Not in any particular order (because they are all important) the following are the seven most common mistakes consumers make when purchasing a hot tub. Mistake #1: Focusing on price versus long-term […]

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