Should I Drain My Hot Tub for the Winter?

Royal Spa hot tubs do not need to be drained for the winter. Drain the hot tub only if it’s very cold and you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time (weeks or more). Winter is a great time for a hot soak in your spa. There’s no reason you can’t use…
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What’s the best temperature for a hot tub in the winter?

Most people like to keep their hot tub temperature at 102-104 degrees, especially in the winter.  We generally don’t recommend setting the temperature below 90 degrees. It is best to keep your hot tub at the same temperature all the time, if you’re going to use it regularly. If you like using it at 102, keep…
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How do I keep a hot tub from freezing?

People generally don’t want their hot tub to freeze. Keep the water heated and circulating with an insulated hot tub cover firmly in place and you shouldn’t have to worry about coming home to a mini ice rink. Most hot tubs will not freeze overnight or even over a few days. There are hot tubs…
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Will a Hot Tub Freeze Overnight?

Your hot tub will not freeze overnight unless the water stops circulating and you live in the Arctic. If your hot tub loses power, and assuming there is a cover and reasonable insulation, you will have at least a few days before water starts to freeze. Hot tubs most at risk of having problems with…
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Is a Salt Water Hot Tub Better?

Salt water hot tubs are getting a lot of attention these days. Are they a better option? Should you use salt water in  your spa? Why not? Our short answer is use magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) rather than sodium chloride.  Get all the benefits without destroying your hot tub. It works great in a Royal Spa…
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Can I Clean My Hot Tub With Vinegar?

Can you use vinegar to clean your hot tub or spa? You can use vinegar or any acetic acid to clean your hot tub, but we recommend our pH Down for best results. Vinegar is an all-purpose cleaner. From the floors in your home to your favorite coffee cups, vinegar can handle just about any...
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Hot Tub Cleaning Tips

How do I clean my hot tub? Your Royal Spa is a sanctuary where you go to relax and get away from it all. You can’t do that if it’s dirty or functioning poorly. That’s why we’ve put together this hot tub cleaning guide. Spring is the perfect time to perform these easy maintenance tasks….
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What’s The Best Water Circulation System For A Hot Tub?

Water circulation 24 hours a day is best. Bob explains why.

How Much Does It Cost To Run A Hot Tub?

How much does it cost to run a hot tub? Good question! People say that hot tubs can be very expensive to own. And that is absolutely true! If you get a commercially manufactured hot tub, sometimes they run continuously with a 2-speed pump. The low speed of the 2-speed pump draws 850 watts. At…
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Reasons To Use a Portable Baptistry

A portable baptistry is a unique solution for situations where a traditional or permanent baptismal one is not appropriate. Wondering if a portable baptistry is a good fit for your congregation? Here are the top reasons to use a portable baptistry: Easy to transport – our baptistries are easy to move thanks to the sturdy…
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How Long Should a Hot Tub Last?

How long should a hot tub last? That’s a very good question and we hear it fairly often. The answer to this question requires another question. Is the hot tub a Royal Spa? If not, you can expect an industry-level hot tub to last between 6-8 years because that’s what they were designed to do….
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How many jets should a hot tub have?

How many jets should a hot tub have? That’s a VERY good question! The answer is simple: your hot tub should have the appropriate amount of jets to fit your exact therapy needs. Some hot tub manufacturers use the amount of jets as a sales technique, but that’s not how we do things around here….
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Hot Tub Chemical Storage and Safety

Getting clean and clear water in your spa is not hard but it does take a little patience and a little understanding of what is actually going on in your spa water. To get the best look and feel from the water in your spa, we recommend you use the appropriate chemicals. These chemicals, although…
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Winterizing Your Hot Tub (Why You Don't Need To)

Outdoor spa owners are starting to think about how to prepare their hot tub for winter. This can be quite a chore. If you do a Google search for “winterizing your hot tub,” you’ll find an enormous amount of articles on how to drain, clean, and winterize your hot tub. These articles are full of…
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Lowering pH Level In Hot Tub

As with anything, your hot tub requires a small amount of upkeep and maintenance so it will last longer and perform better. Keeping the proper chemical balance is part of the ongoing work you’ll have to do for your Royal Spa. Adjusting the pH Level There’s no exact formula for adjusting the pH level in…
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Portable Baptistry FAQs

Have a question about our Portable Baptistry? We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we hear so you won’t have to spend hours searching the web for answers. How long does a portable baptistry take to set up? This baptistry is fully assembled at all times. Just add water, plug in, and then…
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