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    Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Have a chance to get a used Blue Ridge Hot Tub pretty cheap.

    Anybody have any advice on what to look for when I go look at it? Looks nice on the outside.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    I am no expert on hot tubs, but I have never heard of them, and know they are not one of the big names, so my advice is to be ware, there are a lot of fly by night hot tub brands and low quality junk tubs out there.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Looks like its a Jacuzzi line made especially for Lowes in the early 2000s.

    It was in decent shape. Skirting needed replaced and the Jets had some rust looking spots on them. 5 person tub. Everything worked. Brand new cover less than a month old. $300. I dont see how I can go wrong. The cover itself is at least $350.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    That sounds pretty good. Time for some hot tubbin!
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Before you fill it, heat it, balance it... I'd recommend filling with water an using a deep clean product to clear out the plumbing. Ahh-some for hot tubs and jetted spas is the best I've heard of and used myself.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Is that how you deep clean them? With a special product like that. That was going to be my next question actually.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Yep. You can get it on amazon. I used it on my tub and will be using it again this spring. It's essentially a high powered surfactant (detergent) that removes stubborn biolfilms (bacterial crud in the plumbing).

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    It's a bit on the expensive side, but a 2 oz. jar will get you 3-4 deep cleanings. You can check out a thread I put up when I used it: Ahh-some treatment
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    I second the suggestion of Ahh-Some
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    I will be sure to do this when I get everything up and running. Any advice on how to clean the actual jet itself to get surface stains off? Soak in vinegar maybe? White jets have brownish tan stains on them. Picking up the tub tomorrow so I can't really see exactly what they are. I'm sure just surface stains.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    After you get it cleaned up and filled this is how I maintain my tub. Been working great for a few years. How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    So pretty much maintain just like my pool? CYA of 30 FC of 5ish. I know my neighbor has a hard time keeping his Ph right. Is there a trick to this?
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Yep, pretty much the same. PH is different, there is in depth coverage of PH in the article, lowering TA and adding borates to help manage PH.
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    So I got the tub today. Jets are pretty dirty. How do I remove this to clean it or replace it?



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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    So after prying and twisting and tugging i finally figured out how to remove the jets. I'm suprised i got them all out without breaking them....they are VERY brittle. I think they will need replaced. Does anybody know of a place I can order these from???

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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Here are a whole bunch, Sunplay.com Spa Jets
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    Don't i need this special kind???
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    Re: Blue Ridge Hot Tub???

    I don't know, I haven't replaced jets in a hot tub before or seen any threads here about that. The people at Sunplay are very nice and extremely helpful, I would give them a call and see what they think.
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