• Replacing Your Spa Heater - Seven Easy Steps!

    Posted by Mark Temte

    If you have a hot tub/spa, there will come a time when you will need to replace your spa heater. It is an inevitability with owning a hot tub. Generally speaking, this comes about every three to five years. This article assumes that you have already determined that the spa heater or spa element needs replacing. Generally this is the case when you have a "dry fire", where the heater is running and no water is flowing through it. That will generally kill the heating element (even if the thermostat and flow switches are working properly), and thus the need to read this article. There are many other issues that can arise that will cause the heater to fail and the need to replace it. A dry fire is one of the more common problems that we experience with hot tub/spa owners.

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  • Replacing Your Bath Or Spa Pump

    Posted by Mark Temte

    One of the more difficult tasks in any bath or spa project is repairing or replacing parts. Bath & spa pumps are definitely a more difficult task if you are unfamiliar with how the process works or the products necessary to complete your project. Over the years, Balboa Water Group has made a large number of the pumps in the industry. In face, they have made several hundred. Throughout that process, they have also discontinued and replaced a large number of those pumps as well. We have listed the various Balboa pumps that are currently made below. You will also find a link to our BALBOA PUMP CROSS REFERENCE, which should help you determine which pump you will need to replace your existing pump. Additionally, we have also included some links to help you better understand the pump terminology as well as some of the parts that go with your pump.

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  • Figuring Out What Spa Heater You Have

    Posted by Mark Temte

    Finding the right heater for your system is imperative in properly repairing your spa control system.  Generally speaking, you can find the proper part number from the label located on your heater housing.  If it is a Balboa Water Group heater, which will be covered here on this page, the heater number will be on the label which should look something like the following:

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  • Common Questions About Hot Tub Water Maintenance

    Posted by Mark Temte

    Hot Tub water chemistry is often an illusive cross between magic and a proper balance of chemicals in your water. We have developed a small list of commonly asked questions about your water chemistry. In addition, you can also view our Hot Tub Water Chemistry Guide for additional information. If your question is directly related to a product that you need assistance with, please feel free to give one of our customer service specialists a call at: 800-918-9143, or click our chat button during normal business hours.

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  • Spa & Pool Filter Cartridge Cleaning Guide

    Posted by Mark Temte

    For swimming pools, clean the cartridge when the filter canister pressure reaches 8 PSI above the initial system or new cartridge starting pressure. For spas, establish a routine cartridge cleaning schedule based on the amount of spa usage. If Baquacil is used as a sanitizer, the filter element must be cleaned with Baqua Clean before any cartridge cleaner is used (Step 4).

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