Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

purge shoot-out: Bio-Ouster vs Ahh-some/Total Cleanse

Greetings hot tub enthusiasts.  This post is another in my series of purge product shoot-outs.  As readers of this blog know, I test purge products from time to time just to see if I can find a better one (for more information please see my Hot Tub Maintenance Home Page).  I normally purge my spa […]

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RV accessories

Temperature Monitoring with Tempo Disc!

When my wife and I started looking at fifthwheels, our research included “the refrigerator issue”  —  RV absorption type refrigerators and their less-than-stellar reputation for temperature control.   These units are known to provide good service on either propane fuel or 120v electricity, but their reputation of poor temperature control gave me some pause.  In the […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

Vinegar, pathogens, safety, and home spa remedies

I have received some requests to comment on the use of various home remedies for hot tubs, particularly vinegar. There are so many of these remedies that I can’t comment on all of them, and frankly I haven’t tested any of them — primarily because I haven’t seen compelling evidence that they work better than […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

when “Shock level and maintain” doesn’t work

Greetings Hot Tub enthusiasts.  This post addresses a common “rescue prescription” for bad water:  The SLAM, or “Shock Level And Maintain”.  Its basically what the name implies — raising the level of chlorine in your water to a very high level, and then maintaining that level for some period of time.  It’s a procedure to […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

What does EPA registration mean?

Having demonstrated the performance of Hot Tub Serum “Total Maintenance” in previous posts, I feel you should know about EPA registration.  EPA registration is neither trivial to obtain nor inexpensive, but the manufacturer has gone through the impressive rigor. That, by itself, says a lot. It means that proving the science is more important to […]

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