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  • Fun and Useful Hot Tub Accessories

    If you are a hot tub owner, you already know how much fun it is to own one. They are great for relaxing in alone or for entertaining friends and family at gatherings. However, what you may not know is that there is a whole world of accessories on the market today that can make […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – Calcium Level for my Hot Tub?

    If your Calcium is too low or below 80 PPM then your hot tub and equipment can be at risk for corrosion.

  • Hot Tub Covers Damaged from Hot Tub Chemicals

    One of the main breakdowns in hot tub covers is damage caused by chemicals in your hot tub. In this post we will talk about what chemicals can do to hot tub covers, and what preventative measures can be done to avoid these damages. By preventing or limiting the damage hot tub chemicals can have […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – How do I clean my hot tub filter?

    Hot Tub Questions – How do I clean my hot tub filter? For the seasoned hot tub owner cleaning your hot tub filter is something you do on a consistent basis and is scheduled into your weekly maintenance of your hot tub. We get asked a lot by new hot tub owners what is the […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance

    Hot Tub Questions – What is the weekly hot tub maintenance? We are always being asked what is involved in maintaining a hot tub by new or prospective hot tub owners. Doing weekly maintenance on your hot tub will reduce the risk for repairs later, and ensure you have the cleanest, and most comfortable hot […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – When Should you be Changing Water in Your Hot Tub?

    Hot Tub Questions – How often do I need to change the water? Generally, you want to completely drain and refill your hot tub every 60 to 90 days, depending on how often you use your hot tub. However, the look and smell of your hot tub water may indicate changing it sooner. So the real […]

  • Hot Tub Cover Questions – What does ‘taper’ mean?

    You ask. The Cover Guy Answers: Hot Tub Cover Questions – What does taper mean? The Cover Guy receives this question a lot so we thought we would explain what we mean by taper. A hot tub cover is built like the roof on your house, it has a pitch, taper, or as some refer to it a […]

  • Hot Tub Cover Questions – What is the foam density?

    You asked, The Cover Guy answers: Hot Tub Cover Questions – What is foam density?  Foam density is the weight of foam per cubic foot. 1lb density foam weighs one pound per cubic foot for example. The density of foam directly corresponds to how open the cells are in your foam insert. The higher the density […]

  • What Temperature should my Hot Tub be set at?

    The therapy that a spa or hot tub provides is heat, and that is today’s topic in Backyard Blast by The Cover Guy how much heat is appropriate and healthy.

  • Time to Change your Hot Tub Filter

    One of the questions we get a lot at The Cover Guy is when do I change my hot tub filter and when do I clean my hot tub filter. The best thing to do when it comes to your hot tub filter maintenance is to get on a schedule. The schedule should be set to every […]

  • Hot Tubs: Getting Started

    Hot Tubs: Getting Started Whether you’ve just bought a new hot tub or you’re using your hot tub after a long period of inactivity, there are a few things you need to do before you can jump in: Add a stain. If your hot tub is new, consider adding a stain which will help protect […]

  • Hot Tubs, Time Machines, & TV’s

    Today more and more home owners are expanding their living spaces to the backyard. One popular item that is being included in the new backyard living spaces is the good old television. With the types of televisions available today it is no wonder that TV’s have found their way into our garden landscapes and outdoor living spaces.

  • Hot Tub and Spa Water Chemistry

    Here at The Cover Guy we’re frequently getting questions about water chemistry. Maintaining the water chemistry in your hot tub is easy once you understand a few water chemistry basics. Here is our no-nonsense overview: Overview: The two main components that affect water quality are sanitizers and pH levels. As long as your sanitizer and […]

  • Choosing the right filter for your hot tub

    You ask. The Cover Guy answers: What type of filter should I buy? Hot Tub Filters are made up of four elements, CORES, MEDIA (Filtration Fabric), BANDS, and END CAPS. You want to make sure your hot tub filter has a properly designed core that MAXIMIZES the filtration area, increases flow, and creates uniform flow distribution through the […]

  • When should I change my hot tub filter?

    You ask. The Cover Guy answers: When should I change my hot tub filter? The general rule of thumb is once per year, but there are some telltale signs of when a change is due:  If you can’t get the filter reasonably clean, it’s time to replace it. (Read our blog post on how to clean your […]

  • How To Make Your Hot Tub Eco-Friendly with Enzymes

    Whether you’re passionate about green living or you would just like to reduce the amount of chlorine and/or bromine in your hot tub, enzymes are the answer! Natural, non-toxic enzymes can function as your sanitizer’s sidekick, allowing you to reduce sanitizers naturally and also improve the clarity of your water. Sanitizers without enzyme sidekicks have […]

  • Guide to disposing hot tub covers – Breaking down to Reuse or Recycle

    Looking for a way to dispose of your old hot tub cover finds tips here.

  • Leaking Hot Tub and How to Fix it

    Hot tub leaks can be fixed easily. It is important to check your hot tub for leaks and make repairs to a leaking hot tub before the problem gets worse.

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