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Pools & Spas
Ideas and advice through the complete process from pool/spa selection to creating an attractive environment. With over 400 color photos and illustrations to show options from infinity-edge pools to indoor swim spas; from built-ins to attractive above ground pools. Includes sections on site selection, materials, financing, and more.
The Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs
If you are thinking about getting a hot tub or spa - or already own one - here is the best investment you can make. There's no greater luxury than relaxing in your own hot tub or spa. If you'd like to take the plunge with confidence - and not get soaked - let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to do it yourself and save thousands.Terry helps you select, purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade all types of spas and hot tubs. You get parts and tools lists, tricks of the trade for each procedure, and a difficulty rating to help you decide if it's time to call a professional. Invite the neighbors to enjoy your new spa or hot tub! This title helps you with: selecting the right spa or hot tub (from over a dozen types) for your site, budget, and individual needs; and, realistic cost estimates.
Did you just get a hot tub? Or are you having problems with an existing one? Maybe your water is cloudy, or foamy, or smells. Or maybe you just got a new tub and don't want that to happen. Or maybe, like me, you don't want to waste money on overpriced pool store chemicals that aren't even as good as the cheap stuff you can buy in the laundry aisle of any supermarket.
If any of the above are true, this is the guide for you. In it I explain everything you need to know about hot tub maintenance. I'll teach you how to balance and sanitize your water, clean your tub, and keep your spa happy. I'll show you how to fix water problems that might develop and kill nasty biofilms. I'll give you the lowdown on which chemicals you actually need, and which just exist to make your pool and spa store money.