A Revolution in Water Care


Hello Freshwater Salt System – Goodbye Unclean Hot Tub Water.

It’s been a long time since anything real exciting or revolutionary has come out in regards to hot tub and spa water care maintenance.

One of the primary concerns with owing a hot tub or spa is, and always will be water care. Often the number one questioned asked when a prospective buyer is shopping for a new or first spa is,

“how much time will I spend taking care of it?”


“Will my water always be clean when I open the cover?”

Both are important. And that’s why Watkins (Hot Spring & Caldera) spent years of research and development to finally solve these concerns.

What Is It

Freshwater Salt System is an easy-to-use water care system that helps eliminate the need to worry about keeping your spa water clean, clear, and sanitized. Utilizing a little bit of salt and some very cool technology the system is able to generate chlorine automatically.

What does this mean for you

  • More natural-feeling water with no itchy, dry skin or eyes
  • Fewer chemicals added and goodbye harsh odors
  • Simplified water care which means more time enjoying your spa
  • Conserves water by reducing how often you drain and refill your spa

How Does It Work

It’s all about the patent-pending titanium cartridge, salt, and some technology that creates chlorine from salt inside your spa. The top side control or control panel allows you to monitor the system and set the correct levels of sanitization based on spa size and bather load.

What do I do

The system does need a little help. Every 10 days the control panel will prompt you to check your spas water with a test strip and adjust if needs be. The system is also smart! The control panel will prompt you when attention is needed and give you steps to take care of the issue.

The titanium cartridge itself never needs maintenance. It was designed to be disposed of every 4 months. With only 3 cartridge changes your spa water stays fresh for a full year.

In Closing

Water care needed to change for spas. A lot of people found traditional water care for hot tubs to be confusing, intimidating, and hard. People want to spend more time relaxing and de-stressing in their spas. And far less time trying to balance and clean their water.

The new Freshwater Salt System strikes a great balance between a more natural, less work time water care solution. And greater conservation of water in general.

This system is set up for the following Hot Spring and Caldera Spas models.

  • Utopia / Highlife 2019 – Current
  • Paradise / Limelight 2019 – Current

For more information check out the following links:







Classic Pizza Dough Recipe


After trying a number of pizza dough recipes and learning a fair amount about dough, I finally found a go to classic. Introducing the Classic Pizza Dough Recipe from Ooni!

You will need a couple of basic kitchen tools to get it done.


Kitchen Aid or Strong Hands
Mixing Bowls
Proofing Basket
Measuring Cups
Kitchen Scale

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 500g (4 Cups) Type ‘OO’ Flour “Strong White”
  • 300g (300ml / 10.5 oz / 1 1/3 Cups) Warm Water
  • 20g (1tbsp) Olive Oil
  • 10g (2tsp) Salt
  • 7g Dry Yeast or 20g Fresh Yeast



Fill bowl or measuring cup with warm water. You want the water no warmer then 96 Degree Fahrenheit. To hot and the yeast will die. To cold and the yeast won’t activate. I use a thermometer to test the temperature of the water.

Whisk in yeast and olive oil into the warm water.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour with the salt.

Using a Mixer: When using a mixer make sure to leave it on a lower setting; for example on my kitchen aid I place the machine on 2/6 and begin to gradually mix in the water with the flour and salt mixture. I also use a dough hook and a spatula to make sure the flour and liquids mix just right.

Place in Proving Basket, cover with towel, and place in a warm area to prove for 1-2 Hours.

Once the pizza dough has proved its time to divide into 5 – 165g pizza dough balls. This size seems to be the perfect size for traditional Neapolitan pizza bases for use in the Ooni pizza oven. Let these newly formed pizza bases prove for another 20 minutes or so and your ready to make perfect pizzas.

Check out the Ooni Pizza Oven Here


Where the recipe originated


We’ve launched an ecommerce store!


Ever needed to get hot tub supplies, but didn’t want to leave home? Now you can! Leisure Time Inc. has launched a brand new ecommerce store for spa chemicals, with the same great prices that we offer in our store. Happy shopping!

Benefits of Today’s Wood Stoves


Wood stoves have come a long way since the days of the blue black cloud in the sky. Leisure Time carries a huge selection of efficient wood stoves. New technology such as secondary burn, and ceramic glass, provide clean burns and more heat output. In return, you won’t have as much stove maintenance and less trips to the stove to restock with wood.

Benefits of Today's Wood Stoves

Source: Schott