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Choose a Replacement Hot Tub Pump

The most common element that needs replacing on a hot tub is the pump. Most calls into hot tub service providers are due to a problem caused by a malfunctioning pump. If you need to replace a hot tub pump, there are a few things you need to be aware of so that you order […]

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Should I Bring My Pool Pump Indoors During the Winter?

When it comes to winterizing a pool, there is some debate about what steps are necessary. While it’s agreed upon that the water needs to be skimmed, extra chemicals should be added, and the equipment needs draining, different pool technicians argue over whether or not pool pumps and motors should be disconnected and taken inside. Here […]

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The Ultimate Swim Cap Guide

Along with goggles and a good swimming suit, swim caps are an important part of any swimmer’s gear. Developed in the early 20th century of rubber fabric, swim caps were worn to protect the swimmer’s hair from the water while creating less drag in the water. In the 40s, caps could no longer be made […]

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Snorkeling in Iceland

If you were going to snorkel the clearest water in the world, I imagine you think of being on a beautiful white sand beach on some island in the South Pacific or the Caribbean. Turns out one of the most memorable snorkeling experience you can have isn’t even in the southern hemisphere. Fox 31, a […]

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How To Move a Hot Tub

Whether you’re moving to a different home or just rearranging your patio, there may come a time when you need to move a hot tub. It may seem like a monumental task, but we assure you that with a few extra pairs of willing hands and some know-how, you should be able to move a […]

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Indie Feature: The Extra Breath Snorkel

I’m excited about all the revolutionary new equipment that seems to be hitting the snorkeling market these days. A few months ago, we showed you a snorkeling mask that gives snorkelers the ability to breathe normally through their mouths because the product covers their entire face. Now, there’s a potential campaign by creator Landon Stinson […]

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FAQs About Hydrostatic Relief Plugs

What is a hydrostatic relief plug? Have you ever looked at the bottom of your pool and seen a white ring? They are known as the Hydrostatic Relief Plug, sometimes referred to as “Hydrostats.” While typically plastered in place, they are threaded into a piece of piping that runs along the floor of the pool, leading […]

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Skeletal Remains Dug Up at Pool Site

A story just in time for Halloween! It’s not often that you have to call a forensic anthropologist to examine some human remains while trying to dig a hole for a pool, but that’s exactly what happened this week in Riverton, New Jersey. Employees from a New Jersey-based company called Budd’s Pools & Spas had […]

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FAQs About Clogged Pump Impellers

If you’re having issues with your pool pump, there’s a chance your pump impeller has become clogged. This is a common occurrence, especially in the early spring when you’re likely to get all kinds of foliage blown into your water. This then gets sucked into a pump and can end up in your impeller which […]

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11 Ways to Help Your Hot Tub Save Energy

Hot tubs have been in the news recently. The Guardian published an article this past week questioning the environmental cost of a hot tub. While we acknowledge there is a footprint for anything you plug in or fill up, but you can certainly be a conscientious owner who can help their hot tub save energy. […]

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