Hot Tub Air Blower Replacement

Hot tub air blowersGet a replacement spa blower online whether you need a 1HP, 1 1/2HP or 2HP blower.

Before replacing a blower, be sure the old blower does not have water in it, or you may have the same problem with the new blower.

Generally, there are 2 lines of defense when it comes to avoiding water getting into the spa blower.

First, there is a Hartford loop which is a 180 degree spa plumbing setup with the piping/hose going very high – ideally above the water line and mounted under the spa cabinet, attached to the rest of the plumbing.

After the loop, there is also an air check valve in the plumbing before it hooks up to the blower.  This is another safety mechanism to prevent water from getting into the blower.

If the check valve has failed, it will need to be replaced before replacing the blower.

Spa blower cords come with different connectors. The most popular types are the 4 pin AMP cord (usually white) and the mini-J&J connectors or Gecko In.Link connectors.

Another thing to watch when replacing a blower is whether it is a 120v or 230v blower.

Blowers are fairly easy to replace. They plug into the circuit board or spa pack directly.  They are usually screwed down to the spa floor, a mounting block or even an upright post with the air exhaust facing down.

The connection is often 1 1/2 inch air hose.

Replacement Hot Tub Air BlowerSome spa companies such as QCA Spas use the blower to force air into the venturi ports of the water jets. This creates a turbo effect where the air from the blower assists the water jets and creates a volcanic eruption inside the spa.

Some aromatherapy systems also use the blower air to introduce fragrance into the air injectors in the spa.

Find the right replacement hot tub blower online at Hot Tub Outpost U.S.A.

What are the Best Hot Tub Features?

Hot tub spa featuresWhen it comes to hydrotherapy, QCA Spas offers a wave lounger so every spot on the body gets massaged as the moving massage goes row by row.

One consideration is how much hydrotherapy or how many jets are desired? Up to about 40 jets works with a single pump spa. Any more than that should have 2 pumps in the spa. Another pump is the air blower that is also found in the higher end spas.

Zoning is a system that moves water flow from one section of the spa to another. This helps a one pump spa provide more power to a particular side of the spa as needed.

The deluxe spas with air blowers also feature turbo charging where the water gets another boost from the forced air of the blower that can be routed through the water lines or through the dedicated air injectors for a more champagne like bubbling that spas are known for.

Many quality hot tub features are hidden such as quality, name brand components, pumps, controls and heaters. Other features are out in the open for all to see such as the waterfall feature or LED lighting.

A sound system can also be added to most any spa. There is the lower end sound system with speakers and the high end Vibrasound system that turns the spa shell into the speaker creating a uniform sound field no matter where you sit in the spa. The Vibrasound system also adds the subwoofer for true bass.

Hot tub featuresAlthough an aromatherapy canister can be added to most spas that are outfitted with a spa blower, the most popular form of aromatherapy comes in liquid or crystal form that can be added to any hot tub, even those without a dedicated aromatherapy system.

Another nice feature is the integrated chemical dispenser inside the filter. This avoids having to use a floater to hold the bromine or chlorine tablets.

Want a salt water spa? Almost any mid-range or higher end QCA Spas can be upgraded to a salt system by adding the bromine salt system. Just buy the Bromicharge sodium bromide and put a reserve in the spa water, then the chemicals to kill bacteria and sanitizer the water are manufactured automatically by the bromine salt system cell.

Unlike an ozonator that can be retrofitted later, the bromine salt system is best when factory installed at the time of ordering to avoid a costly service bill.

hot tub spaWhen using the spa outdoors, always use a hard cover instead of a flexible soft cover that may come standard with the lower end spas.  Get a free hard cover upgrade on those spas as well from Hot Tub Outpost. They believe in offering quality from the get-go to avoid any unpleasant surprises. After all, you want to get into your spa and enjoy it from day 1, and not receive an incomplete kit.

Have any questions about buying the right hot tub? Contact the folks over at Hot Tub Outpost for knowledgeable assistance.

Buying A Used Hot Tub

Used hot tub spasThinking about buying a used hot tub?  Found a hot tub in your new home or getting one second hand?  There are things to consider before jumping into that used hot tub for the first time.

It is a good idea to know about how old the spa is.  This can be determined from information on the spa pack or electronics box, or possibly listed in the owner’s manual if transferred with the spa.  Another method to determine a hot tub’s age is by serial number.  These are often date coded so that the month and year of manufacture can be determined.  The actual spa manufacturer also may be able to look up the serial number in their production database to help determine a spa’s age.

Typically a hot tub cover may need to be replaced after about 7 years.  Pumps that are older than 3 years or so and are broken may be better off being exchanged rather than repaired.  If the water quality was not maintained by the previous owner, then pump seals and other o-rings and gaskets in the system may wear, causing leaks.

At minimum, by filling and adding 2 capfuls of chlorine to attempt to kill bacteria in the lines are the best in super chlorinating the spa.  The new product is also available at www.HotTubOutpost.com for cleaning the pipes and inside lines of a hot tub and is highly recommended in addition to chlorine to give the pipes and hoses a new beginning.

Replace the cartridge filter with a brand new one for your model.  Determine if the cover is still good or needs to be replaced as well.

Used hot tubs can save money, but can also cost money to get them up to speed.  If the electronics and pumps work, and the spa does not leak, it is a good start, but the spa will need to be cleaned inside and out and brought up to proper operating standards. Note that if water chemistry was not properly maintained, another thing that may go wrong is that the spa heats slowly or not at all. This could be the result of a calcified heater element with calcium buildup on the element inside the flow through heater. This makes it harder for the heater to do its job and ends up costing the owner more in electricity.  The solution is to replace the heater.

buy used hot tubsThere are 2 types of heaters. Those with the sensors on the outside of the tube and those with sensors on the inside of the tube (like recent model Balboa heaters). The ones with sensors on the inside usually are not hooked up to a pressure switch, whereas older models have a separate pressure switch that makes sure the heater can only work when safe.

Get all your hot tub spare parts from www.HotTubOutpost.com.

Reasons To Buy A Hot Tub Online

If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to come home to your very own personal hot tub for instant relaxation after your day, than you should consider purchasing a spa to call your own. There are many different models out there on the market, which are all geared toward a specific need or budget. The best way to go about finding the perfect hot tub that meets your criteria is to shop and buy your hot tub online for the best price, selection, and ease of purchase. Simply browse, select, and have the hot tub shipped directly to your front door, without ever leaving your house! Just make sure to buy from a reputable manufacturer, such as QCA Spas, who has been in business for years and has a good track record, so you can rest assured that your money is well spent.

Why shop online? Well, for starters, it is extremely convenient. You don’t have to worry about driving from one store to the next, or fighting the crowd, or dealing with salespeople that pressure you into making a purchase that you are not ready to make. When you buy a hot tub online, you can do so from the comfort of your home, without having to make a purchase that you are not ready for. You can simply take your time, compare all the products out there, and decide on the spa you want when you are ready.

Aside from being incredibly convenient, shopping online for hot tubs and spas is the best way to ensure you are getting the best price for your product. Instead of finding out which retailer is selling their hot tubs for the lowest price by physically visiting each showroom, you can do that very easily by matching the prices on your computer screen. In addition, many of these online manufacturers deal directly with the public, which means there is no retailer to pay a hiked up price to. There is no middleman, which means you pay factory direct prices.  This is the case with QCA Spas that sell their spas direct to the consumer through www.hottuboutpost.com.

Another great advantage when you buy hot tub online is that you are able to access all the available models out there in the market. Often, when you visit a store, the showroom will only display the few spas that are available. Any others that may be available are not on display, and therefore you are not able to view them. Instead, an online showroom will have all the available models on display, allowing you and all other consumers the opportunity to properly comparison shop for all the different hot tubs available for you to purchase.  You can also customize your spa by color, accessories (including LED lighting or a stereo) cabinet and cover color, etc.  Choose the features you want without paying for ones you don’t want.

Visit a reputable manufacturer’s website, like Hottuboutpost.com, to find out why shopping online for your dream spa is your best bet.

3 Person Hot Tub Plugs Right In – Just Fill and Activate Jets

3 Person Hot Tub SpasHot tubs can be expensive and complicated to install.  The 3 person hot tub called Riviera by QCA Spas is what is called a plug and play hot tub.  It comes with the power cord complete with GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter.

This device is a required safety device anytime an electrical appliance is used near water.  GFCIs are found in bathroom plugs, on hair dryers and other home locations.  With safety taken care of, the Riviera 3 person spa fits almost anywhere and comes complete with a cover.

The best online source for this 3 person hot tub is the QCA Spas factory direct distributor called HotTubOutpost.com. Buying factory direct not only means savings, but dealing with the actual factory support team in case you need anything in the future.  Gone are the days of chasing some dealer down after the sale.  Buy online – save money – get the best industry support right from the manufacturer.  It doesn’t get easier or better than that.

The QCA Spas Riviera 3 Person Hot Tub plugs right into an outdoor socket. Just fill with a garden hose and press the jets button for a relaxing massage.

Take advantage of the new age of the factory direct purchase and enjoy a corner hot tub in your main home or vacation home.  The spa is made of high quality Lucite ABS-backed acrylic and comes with a heater. It also comes complete with a cover and filter.  Deep roomy seating allows for plenty of room for one, two or three bathers.

Happy Hot Tubbing!