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    How to build a gravel pad?

    With gravel, your gravel base is only going to be as good as the soil that is underneath it. Concrete on the other hand can bridge (to some extent) poor subsoils. If you are going to excavate, and then compact, gravel is OK. If you are just going to dump it on topsoil, then it is going to...
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    Bullfrog spas and hot tub location - comments?

    It will drip, The deck is standard 5/4 decking, so 5 1/2 inches wide, with about a 1/4" gap between boards.
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    Bullfrog spas and hot tub location - comments?

    Both location are right next to each other. Power, drainage, access, distance to house etc are all pretty much identical. The only real difference is under the deck or not. OK, if under the deck, to get to one of the sheds from my backyard gate you would have to walk across the lawn instead of...
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    Bullfrog spas and hot tub location - comments?

    I'm no stranger to ABG pool care - been using TFP methods on mine for 8 seasons now. However, hot tubs are a different story. We are now starting the process of buying one. Question 1 - We are leaning to a Bullfrog spa. I know they are pricey, but I don't mind paying if the quality is there...
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    Hot tub vs. inground spa

    As I said, I have not metered their tub (I for the amount of current the heater draws, I don't think the meter I have would handle it) Theirs is in a sheltered spot (right near the walkout basement wall and under a deck). It does cycle for circulation every so often, and they do keep it covered...
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    Hot tub vs. inground spa

    I never put a meter on it to check, but my in-laws also have a fully insulated free standing spa. They keep it at temp (104 or so) all year round and use it every day. When not in use, they keep the insulated cover on it as well. They do use the jets when in it. They say it did not add much...
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    Hot tub vs. inground spa

    I assume in that case you must run your pump/filter 24/7 in the winter. If you let it sit for any significant amount of time it is going to freeze up. How were you able to find an insulated cover for your spa section? Did you build it to match a stock cover. Down the road (far down the road)...
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    hot tub

    Not knowing much about gas spa heaters, but knowing a bit about gas domestic water heaters, a lit pilot and a failure for the burner to ignite would cause me to check the thermocouple. -dave