Hot Tubs

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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April 27, 2016

Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide – Tip number 3

Maintaining Hot Tub Water The key to long-term spa pleasure and enjoyment, and most importantly for your safety, is to employ a good water maintenance routine.  Popular treatments for water safety is chlorine, bromine, or for more sensitive skin, Oxidiser.  Once your hot tub is up and running, it is really important to maintain the […]

Hot Tubs, Maintenance, Spas
April 22, 2016

Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide – Tip Number 2

SIZE MATTERS! Outdoor spas are available in all shapes and sizes so it’s important to think about how much space you have in your garden, along with access in to it.  This could possibly limit the size of hot tub you are able to install.  A good retailer will conduct a site survey, to avoid […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Maintenance, Spas, Wellness
April 21, 2016

Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide – Tip Number 1

RESEARCHING V’S BUYING HOT TUBS ONLINE Generally speaking, researching hot tubs online is a good idea.  Read websites and reviews to get an understanding of what a hot tub lifestyle is like and the benefits it could make to you and your family.  Understanding why you want an outdoor spa will allow you to refine […]

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