Hot Tubs 101

Learn How to Select & Use the
Best Products for Your Hot Tub

Hot Tubs 101

Learn How to Select & Use the
Best Products for Your Hot Tub

We provide the most accurate answers on “How to Choose the Right Cover lifter”, “Is Microban Worth it?”, “What Makes One Cover Better than Another”, to “How to Winterize My Hot Tub?

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Everything you need or want to know about using and maintaining your hot tub or swim spa.
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A guide to help you Choose the Best Sanitizer and Balance Your Water to keep it crystal clear. And which products not to use.


Learn the different ways Hot Tub Filtration works and Which Cartridge Filters are Best and how to properly clean them.


Learn what makes One Cover Better than another and why Some Covers Last Longer. Warnings on what not to buy.


Explaining differences between Standard Lifters, Pneumatic Assisted, & Fully Automatic to learn which is best for you.


Learn the proper sized step for YOUR hot tub and which handrail offers the most convenience and safety before your buy.


Transform your Swim Spa or Pool into an exercise machine that is Safe, Rewarding, and more Fun than you ever imagined.

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  • Keeping Water Clear
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What is the expected life of a filter cartridge and what can you do to extend the life of a filter cartridge?

This also is a very subjective question. Life of a filter cartridge depends on many variables, frequency of use of...

How often should you remove filter cartridges and clean them with the spray on Instant Cartridge Cleaner?

The frequency of cleaning a filter cartridge is based on a few factors, number of bathers, frequency of use, amount...

Is it a good idea to use a dish washer, without adding soap, to clean filter cartridges?

A dishwasher will rinse the outer parts of the filter however it will not effectively remove the bather waste (dead...

Does using water from a garden hose without applying a filter cleaner solution beneficial?

Rinsing a filter with water only will remove particulates such as dead skin, hair, and other debris; however, to effectively...

After we soak and clean a filter is it important to not to put it directly into the water and have it sit on a shelf and dry?

After chemically cleaning and rinsing your filter cartridge it is best to allow the filter media to dry completely. This...

How beneficial is Microban and what benefit does it actually provide?

Microban does not kill bacteria, Microban is purely used as an inhibitor that does not allow bacteria to leach to...

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