If you have ever owned a pool, balancing the water in a hot tub is a similar process and involves the same elements such as alkalinity, pH and sanitizer. The essential list of hot tub water chemicals you should always have a supply of are:
Chlorine or Bromine sanitizer
It is important to remember that before you no add any water chemicals to your hot tub that you always take a baseline reading first. Make sure that the hot tub is full and test the alkalinity and pH levels. Your alkalinity level should be between 80-150 ppm (part per million) and the pH level should be between 7.2 to 7.6. If these levels are off, your water can be too acidic which can corrode your hardware and also cause skin irritations.
You should also test your water each week with test strips and add chemicals as needed to adjust. If you have had a weekend of heavy hot tub usage or may not have used your hot tub for a long period of time, your hot tub probably requires shock in order to be properly cleaned.
Keep a Maintenance Schedule
The old saying ‘a pound of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ certainly applies to keeping your hot tub water clean. By keeping a consistent maintenance schedule, you can keep track of when you need to perform a water check, filter chemical rinse or deep clean. There are a number of ways to track your maintenance schedule from entering on your Google Calendar, using a whiteboard in your home or even downloading an app.
By knowing where you can get your hot tub chemicals and how to keep on top of your maintenance schedule, you can be assured that your hot tub water will be sparkling clean and always ready to enjoy.
All of our chemicals are available in our e-commerce store for curbside pickup or in-store and we are here to do water tests for you, just bring your water sample in and we can test it and give you the results.
Order your chemicals online today and schedule your curbside pickup or shop in-store.
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