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Salinas Showroom & Service Dept.
831.753.1103 148 John St., Salinas, CA 93901


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At Blackthorne we recognize our industry is vast. For this reason we feel it is very important that staff is trained well to ensure our customers feel comfortable with their wellness products, instruction, or advice. We also recognize that Read More

As a business owner, my wife and I take great pride in what we do. I feel there are certain things you must do as business owner, but in my opinion, there is one thing you have to do to that stands above the rest. So, we carry quality produ Read More

I remember a conversation early in my career, a pool veteran said that if you get algae in your pool, "just lay your wallet on the counter." He was obviously making a dramatic point which apparently hit home because I am recounting it here. Read More

Ok.....So here is the test. When was the last time you purchased fresh reagents for your liquid pool/spa test kit? I already know the It is usually "I don't know..." This is the time of year where folks are giving their hot tu Read More

So....the last few years the weather has been crazy this time of year. You know, one minute it looks like spring is springing, the next moment you are grabbing your umbrella and jacket. Well if you are confused by all of this, just think of Read More

Just mention the word "Mouse" and it can have the same effect as yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater, except instead of stampeding from the hall, you will find women and children (and some men too!) screaming and scrambling to find h Read More

Pseudomonas is a common problem in warm water pools and spas in particular. The most common symptom is an itchy rash. It is often confused with bug bites (often complaints are received that a hotel has "bed bugs"), chicken pox, and other ty Read More

The wiring of a hot tub is a difficult process to understand. Especially if you are unaware of the equipment and devices used in a spa. There are 1000's of spas out there, most of them with more than one way to wire them for different situa Read More

Where does bacteria lie? Right in your hot tub's plumbing lines is where. The vast majority of bacteria that exists in a hot tub is not in the water itself, nor is it attached to the shell. Almost all of the bacteria in a hot tub lives with Read More