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    2005 D1 rebuild

    Ok, as promised, here it is... This one is a 2005 Dimension One Nautilus. I actually paid something for this tub, which is not the norm for my rebuilds, but it was too nice to pass up. This one is no great adventure like the last two. No frozen pipes or rotted frame here, just a little detective...
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    Old D1 rebuild/repair

    I got an old Dimension One spa as a flip tub. It was originally installed on unsupported gravel by an above ground pool, and over the next 15-20 years it settled, the gravel sank into the mud created by splashing kids in the pool, and the bottom frame rotted away. That's why I don't recommend...
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    Ever wonder what biofilm looks like?

    I picked up a 2002 Hot Springs Prodigy as a flip tub. It had been frozen, and has multiple leaks as a result. Hot Springs are the WORST tubs to do plumbing repairs on, due to the piece-built tongue and groove sides and extremely hard foam that channels water, making it a true joy to locate the...
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    In the Industry Folks

    True, those will wreak havoc on a sand filter. I find that the use of suntan lotion, or any lotion or oil, and products such as hair conditioner, fabric softener, makeup, etc... can have a similar effect. It is a much bigger concern for public pools due to bather load, but can become an issue...
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    New here

    Hello TFP. I am an industry professional of 25 years, CPO, equipment troubleshooting and spas are my specialty. I was recently helped out with my new-to-me diesel truck by a truck forum, and have decided to pass on the favor by helping other folks with what I know about. Fairly new to the whole...