The Hot Tubs and Pools for a Peaceful Life

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Clogged hot tub plumbing

Clogged hot tub plumbing

If your hot tub is several years old a problem you might be experiencing is a lack of flow through …
Patching Vinyl Liner Swimming Pools

Patching Vinyl Liner Swimming Pools

Most vinyl liner swimming pools at some point will develop a leak. Whether it is from something sharp poking its way through …
Hot Tub Clarifiers

Hot Tub Clarifiers

If you own a hot tub or are planning to purchase one, there is an issue you will have to …
Liquid chlorine

Liquid chlorine %

The most popular way to open a swimming pool in the spring is to add a large dose of liquid chlorine. Some people …
ph level always low

ph level always low

With swimming pool season approaching it’s time for the posts to switch to pool information. The info I’m going to …
Swimming pool vacuum heads

Swimming pool vacuum heads

The biggest complaint I hear from pool owners about servicing their own pools is how long it takes to vacuum. …
In ground mesh safety covers

In ground mesh safety covers

In my opinion, this is the cover you want for your swimming pool. It’s the safest, best looking, and easiest …
Swimming pool Vacuum Poles

Swimming pool Vacuum Poles

Most swimming pool retail stores sell only one type of vacuum pole for pools. They are usually aluminum and cheap. For the …
In-Ground Pool Covers

Solid In-Ground Pool Covers

A solid in-ground swimming pool cover is basically a heavy tarp that is spread across a pool and secured by some form …
Chlorine Feeders

Chlorine Feeders

One of the most important factors in swimming pool care is keeping a constant level of chlorine in the pool. The easiest …
Swimming pool heater tip

Swimming pool heater tip

Most in-ground pools have a heater on them. A lot of above-ground pools have heaters on them. This post is going to seem silly …
Hydrostatic valve

Hydrostatic valve

Over the years I’ve gotten many questions about hydrostatic valves. What is a hydrostatic valve? What does it do? And …
Cartridge filter (swimming pool)

Cartridge filter (swimming pool)

There are three main types of swimming pool filters. Cartridge, sand, and diatomaceous earth(DE). The type I am going to …
Swimming pool filter (Sand)

Swimming pool filter (Sand)

Sand filters are the second-best filter type you can buy for a swimming pool. It is in the middle between …
Hot Tub Usage

Hot Tub Usage & Maintenance

You’ve made the decision to take the plunge and purchase a new hot tub. Now whether you’re getting a small …
Hot tub filter maintenance

Hot tub filter maintenance

A common question asked by hot tub owners is how often the filter should be cleaned and what should be used to …
Purchasing Advice for Hot Tubs

Purchasing Advice for Hot Tubs

You’ve thought about it. Debated about. Maybe even argued about it. Listed all the pros and cons, and finally decided. …
Hot Tub Circulating Pumps

Hot Tub Circulating Pumps

All hot tubs have pumps to move water, everyone knows this. Most of the pumps range in size from two …
Hot Tub Sanitization Ozone

Hot Tub Sanitization: Ozone

The main mistake hot tub owners make in regards to ozone is thinking that it is a standalone sanitizer. In …
Frozen Hot Tub

Frozen Hot Tub

If you own a hot tub and live in a cold climate, having your tub stop working in the winter can be an …
Hot tub tripping breakers

Hot tub tripping breakers

This post is in response to a question sent to me from Jim D in the comment and questions section of this …
Hot Tub Insulation

Hot Tub Insulation

When doing research to buy a hot tub, one important feature to consider is how the tub is insulated. There …
Swimming Pool Liners

Swimming Pool Liners

When purchasing a liner for an in-ground pool, there are dozens of patterns and colors to choose from. I’m not offering …
Swimming pool filter systems

Swimming pool filter systems

I know it’s the middle of February and most of you are not thinking about your swimming pools at this time, but …
Don’t drain a vinyl liner pool

Don’t drain a vinyl liner pool!

The most important #1 rule for vinyl liner swimming pools does not ever, under any circumstance, (except replacement) drain the pool. I …
Hot-Tub-or-Spa

Hot Tub or Spa?

For years I’ve been asked what the difference is between a hot tub and a spa. Are they two totally different things? Can …
winterizing-a-hot-tub

Winterizing a hot tub

Hot tubs are great to relax at any time of year. I think the best time of year is the winter …