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Below is a list of our latest blog posts, enjoy!

We get this question quite a bit:

How do I switch my spa from lithium spa sanitiser to a chlorine free spa sanitiser?

We usually advise if the water is over two months old it is best to dump it and start over.

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Get ready for Spring.

 

Some people drain and let their spa sit during the winter months.

Although we do not recommend leaving your spa empty for long periods of time, usually around this time of year we get a number of calls from people restarting their spas.

Here are a few tips to help you:

1. Clean

Make sure to wipe the inside of your spa down with a soft damp towel to remove any dust and debris that may have settled dur...

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In 2012, a comprehensive review of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 was finalised.

This review was designed to enhance the safety of children under the age of five years around private (‘backyard’) swimming pools and spas in NSW.

Now as you may or may not know, in NSW spa and pool owners must register their spas and pools on or before October 29th.

The on-line spa registration has been available to the public since April 29th 2013.

There is no fee to register on-line however from 29 October 2013, authorised officers may fine spa and pool owners if their pool is not registered on the NSW Swimming Pool Reg...

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Use less spa chemicals:

Nature2 Spa sticks can be used with your existing filter to give you clean, clear water without using high levels of chlorine or Bromine.

Nature2 spa sticks are the perfect solution for spa owners wanting an eco-friendly alternative to heavy chlorine or bromine to keep their spa clean. Nature2 spa sticks use a patented mineral technology to effectively kill bact...

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Epsom Salts, were first named for a saline spring in Surrey, England and have the official chemical composition being Magnesium Sulphate which is an Alkaline chemical compound.

Epsom salts have long been thought to have a number of healing properties which is why many people find relief soaking parts or their entire bodies in Epsom salts.

A few of the reported benefits are relief of sore muscles and joints, increased ability to flush toxins, and relief from joint problems.



That being sa...

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Spa Shock Treatment:

Shocking a spa pool or swim spa is the applying a dose of chlorine (sodium dichlor) or non-chlorine shock (potassium peroxy-monosulphate or MPS).
 

  1. One reason for shocking your spa is to break-down organic waste contaminants which cause odour and cloudy water. Once treated with ...

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The Ultimate in Hot Tub Games

Many people like to relax in their spas but at times some people want more entertainment.

The first Hot Tub games were most likely invented at the time when humans had their first soak and they have evolved with us to what they are now.

There are as many games as you can imagine and some are suitable for children and some are not. There is even a book about Hot Tub Games which lists seventeen...

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There are a few different types of Spa Jets:



Directional spa jets typically have a single or double nozzle which are either set or adjustable to point in different directions. Directional jets are designated by the diameter of the face and brand of the jet.
 

Massage jets come in a number of styles but most create a massage effect by spinning or swirling. Some have bearings for the spinning elements and others do n...

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Question:

Recently I have been getting a white scale build up just above the waterline of my spa and I can't seem to get it off. What causes this and how can I remove it?

Answer:

Spa scale can be caused by a few different things: hard water (high Calcium), water that is highly alkaline, water with high iron, and body oils, lotions or other contaminants introduced into the water by bathers. it can also be a sign that you are using too much lithium sanatiser.

First you will want to check your water balance with a 4 in 1 test strip. Ok range for pH is between: 7.2 - 7.8 Ok range for To...

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Buying a new spa cover is a sizeable investment in safety, energy savings and increased spa enjoyment so it stands to reason that you would want to protect that investment.

UV, dust , mould and grime shorten the life of vinyl spa covers so cleaning your cover and then adding a protectant can add years onto the life of your spa cover.

Other than building a cover over the top of your spa the next best thing is 303 Aerospace Vinyl Protectant...

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Most of us have had it happen. You have changed your spa water and sponged out every last bit of water making certain it is sparkling clean only to refill it and a few days later notice a bit of grit on the floor, maybe it’s a pesky leaf or chunk of bark that has found its way into your spa.

You may like to dive deep into your spa and do an underwater ballet with these bits of debris but we all know that corralling these particles while under water is really only entertaining for those watching.

This is where the Spa Vacuum c...

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Many people believe simply hosing their spa filters off is adequate and although it helps it does not remove the microscopic particles or residue of organic compounds including body fats that clog filter media.

Together if not removed, these materials reduce the efficiency of the filters and the ability to maintain clean clear water.

It is important to note that many people mistakenly believe that they can use bleach, nappy san or the like. In fact these items can actually damage the filter media.

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Some believe pH is this the most important component of water balance. pH is the measurement of how acidic or basic your water is.

If the pH of your spa water is not kept at the appropriate level there is a greater risk of damage to the spa equipment. This includes your spa heater element, spa pump seals, as well as other internal surfaces.

Listed below are a number of issues caused by a pH level that is too high or too low:



High pH reading: Above 7.8

Poor ...

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Phosphate is a naturally occurring inorganic chemical that is widely used in detergents, animal feed and fertilizers.

Many common household laundry detergents contain phosphates because they aid in the cleaning process.

Algae are not bad characters in small doses however some can be toxic and no one really likes to share their spa with algae, which at...

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It seems crazy not soak in your spa during the cold winter months but maybe you are going away for the colder months or just taking a break from using your spa pool or swim spa?

Whatever the reason, correctly winterizing your spa can save you time and money when you are ready to use it again.

Keep in mind, we strongly recommend that you never leave your spa empty for a period of 2 weeks or more. Leaving your spa empty can cause damage to the pumps, heater element and shell.  In most cases you are be...

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