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How to safely close your hot tub or swim spa for winter

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

When one of our customers hadn’t used her hot tub for a single steamy soak over the past three winters, she decided to officially put it to bed for the season and called Buds to ask some questions about how to do it safely—and this is what we told her.

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Topics: Hot Tubs, Spas

Has your hot tub cover bit the dust? Here's how to tell.

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

Canada’s weather takes its toll on the vinyl of our hot tub and swim spa covers. The harsh UV rays of the summer sun weaken the material. Winter snow, especially if it starts to melt, can be heavy. Simple maintenance tasks—provided we perform them regularly—will extend the life of our covers by years, but all covers eventually wear out. Here are 6 signs your hot tub cover needs to be replaced.

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Topics: Hot Tubs, Spas

Draining Your Hydropool Hot Tub

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

Your spa should be drained approximately every 8-12 weeks depending on the size of the spa and the amount of use it gets.

  1. Start by putting the tub on standby. Remove the filter from the tub. At this point, cleaning the filter with Filter Cleanse is needed.
  2. Take the tub off standby.
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Topics: Hot Tubs, Tips & Tricks

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Hot Tub

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

New hot tub owners: please bring a 1 liter water sample to us before adding any chemicals and/or before entering your hot tub for the first time.

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Topics: Hot Tubs, Tips & Tricks

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