What hot tub chemicals do I need

Posted by Tom Smith

What hot tub chemicals do I need

Hot tubs are great for helping you to relax and they really can brighten up any garden. In order to ensure that your hot tub is safe to use, you must conduct research into the various chemicals that you will need. This blog is all about which hot tub chemicals you will need to ensure safe water. 

Maybe you’ve already purchased your new luxury hot tub, or maybe you’re doing your research into caring for your hot tub after it arrives, either way, it’s really important that you know the correct chemicals that your tub needs. 

So, what hot tub chemicals do I need? 

When you first purchase your hot tub, you should make sure to familiarise yourself with the suggested water capacity of your tub. This is really important for when it comes to working out how much of each chemical is needed. 

After this, you should start by purchasing a selection of testing strips, which test multiple aspects, such as pH, total alkalinity, chlorine/bromine and calcium hardness. A high quality testing strip will give you fast and accurate results. Based on the reading on your testing strip, you will know which chemicals that your hot tub needs to function properly. 

When it comes to balancing the chemistry in your hot tub, you should always adjust the pH and alkalinity first. Adding them in a different order may hinder the effectiveness of the other chemicals. After adding any chemicals to your hot tub, you should wait at least 30 minutes before testing the water again. Repeat testing until each of the chemicals are at their optimum level. When you’re sure that you’ve found the right chemical balance, you can start to enjoy your luxury hot tub. 

Here are the chemicals required for safe water – pH Increaser, pH Reducer, Total Alkalinity & Total Hardness

For sanitising, you can use Testing Strips or our Self Sanitising Drop Test Kit.

How often should I test the water in my hot tub? 

It’s easy for the chemicals in your hot tub’s water to become imbalanced and that’s why we would recommend testing the water at least once a week to ensure that it is safe for use. You can continue to test the water in your hot tub using testing strips, which are inexpensive and can be purchased directly from our website, along with all of the chemicals that you’ll need to keep your water balanced. 

Why should I test the water in my hot tub? 

By this point, you may be thinking that testing the water in your hot tub sounds like a rather big job, but we can assure you that it isn’t. Ensuring that your hot tub has the right amount of each of the chemicals is really important to ensure that your water is clean. These chemicals work together to kill bacteria in the water, which can easily be present due to different people sitting in your hot tub. 

If you find that your chemicals are not at their optimum level, you should repeat the steps above by adding one chemical at a time, waiting and retesting until you find the right balance. Through regular testing, you can always rest assured that your hot tub is being well maintained and people can feel comfortable joining you inside your tub. 

When you know that you’ve found the right chemical balance, you can get round to enjoying your luxury hot tub whenever you want to. 
If you’d like any more information on hot tub chemicals, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to help.

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