What Chemicals Do I Need For My Hot Tub?
Posted by Dave Wilson on
Maintaining the chemical balance of your hot tub is crucial to ensure the water is safe for soaking and to prevent damage to the hot tub and its equipment.
Here are some of the essential chemicals you will need for your hot tub:
- Chlorine or Bromine: Chlorine or bromine is the most common sanitizer for hot tubs and is used to kill bacteria and other microorganisms in the water. It's available in various forms, including granules, tablets, and liquid.
- pH Increaser and Decreaser: The pH level of your hot tub water should be maintained between 7.2 and 7.8. If the pH level is too high, you can use pH decreaser to lower it. If the pH level is too low, use pH increaser to raise it.
- Alkalinity Increaser: Total Alkalinity (TA) is a measure of the water's ability to resist changes in pH. If the TA is too low, the pH can fluctuate rapidly. Use an alkalinity increaser to raise the TA level.
- Calcium Hardness Increaser: Calcium hardness refers to the amount of dissolved calcium in the water. If the calcium hardness level is too low, the water can become corrosive and damage the hot tub's surfaces and equipment. Use a calcium hardness increaser to raise the level.
- Shock: Shock is a powerful oxidizer that is used to eliminate bacteria, algae, and other contaminants in the water. It's important to shock the hot tub regularly, especially after heavy use or when the water appears cloudy.
- Stain and Scale Preventer: Stain and scale preventer is used to prevent the buildup of minerals and other deposits on the hot tub's surfaces and equipment.
- Foam Reducer: Foam reducer is used to reduce the amount of foam in the water that can occur due to soap, shampoo, or other contaminants.
It's important to note that the specific chemicals you will need for your hot tub may vary based on factors such as the size of your hot tub, the type of sanitizer you use, and the water source.
Splash Pool & Spa has everything you need, and we're always happy to help answer any questions.
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