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When to Replace a Hot Tub Cover

When to Replace a Hot Tub Cover

Note: Due to a significant increase in demand, hot tub covers require long lead times: often 3-6 months. This is true with all manufacturers. Beware of promises to do better (unless the cover is already in stock). Jacuzzi Ontario has over 100 covers in stock and ready to ship! Give us a call if you need a new cover immediately: 1-855-873-3882. Canadian winters are cold, and insulating your hot tub is essential to keeping operating costs low. Using an old hot tub cover can cost you money, but when should you upgrade to a new cover? If you wonder if it...

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Insights into Global Spa Shock Shortage

Insights into Global Spa Shock Shortage

At the beginning of the pandemic, we saw toilet paper shortages (out of my way, grandma!) — now we are seeing potassium monopersulfate shortages. Monopersulfates are the primary ingredient in spa shock, and as a result of the shortage, there is an interruption in the supply of spa shock. What is Potassium Monopersulfate? Potassium monopersulfate is a powerful non-chlorine oxidizer used in the pool, hot tub, electronics, textile, and water waste treatment industries. A key benefit is that it produces no chloramines — those pesky, smelly molecules which may cause skin and eye irritation (and that “public pool” smell).  Why do...

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How to Measure Your Hot Tub Cover

How to Measure Your Hot Tub Cover

Measuring your hot tub for a new cover is not too difficult though it will be a lot easier with a second person to help you. It can be done with only a measuring tape and a ruler (or a carpenter’s square if you have one). To be sure your cover dimensions are accurate, it is a good idea to measure even if the cover manufacturer has your hot tub on file. Start by identifying the shape of your hot tub and then follow the corresponding directions below.Tip: do not measure your old cover -- it can shrink and warp and the...

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How to Balance Your Water

How to Balance Your Water

How to Balance your Water It is important to regularly balance your hot tub water to protect both you and your hot tub. A hot tub is easier to maintain and always ready to use when the water chemistry is regularly tested and corrected. When hot tub water is unbalanced, it can become dangerous or uncomfortable for you and, over time, can damage your hot tub too.  Where to start: Test your water It is important to test your water before adding chemicals. The easiest way is to use chlorine test strips (or bromine test strips). Turn your pump on to circulate the water, then submerge a single test strip 6" into the hot tub water for one second before removing it. After removing the test strip from the water,...

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