Proper Use of Hot Tub Chemicals

Hot Tub Chemicals

Hot Tub Chemicals

You have finally decided to purchase a hot tub for you and your family to enjoy. The hot tub has been delivered and installed and now you can’t wait to climb into the warm, relaxing water.

Before you start actively enjoying your hot tub there are only a few steps that need to be completed in order to enjoy your purchase. These steps include adding water and properly preparing the hot tub chemicals.

These small steps are not difficult but are very important to keeping a hot tub that is bacteria-free that everyone can enjoy.

The first step is to fill your hot tub with water to the manufacturer’s recommended height. Turn on the heater, the water in the hot tub should be around 97 degrees Fahrenheit.

The hot tub chemicals work best in warm water and should only be added to water that is preheated. This will enable the chemicals to dissolve properly. Keep in mind that this is an important step as you don’t want anyone using your hot tub if the chemicals have not been properly dissolved in the water.


Next, it is important to add the proper amount of sanitizer to the hot tub; take note of your hot tub capacity by gallon. This is helpful to do so that you do not put an excessive amount of hot tub chemicals into your hot tub. Too much of anything, can be a bad thing.

You can also use Bromine if it is recommended by the manufacturer. There is no need to add a large quantity of sanitizer to the tub, approximately 1 teaspoon of product per 200 gallons of water is adequate. In order for the hot tub chemicals to circulate properly, run the pump for at least 15 minutes before you use it.

Now the Bromine level and pH level of the water needs to be tested. This can be done by simply using a test strip. If you used water straight from the tap, then the pH level should be low. pH increaser or decreaser may be needed depending on the test strip reading. The ideal pH level should register between the ranges of 7.2 to 7.8. The amount that is needed depends on your hot tubs capacity.

Usually, an approximate measurement of 2 teaspoons per 100 gallons of water is appropriate. Again, let the pump run for approximately 15 minutes. This will allow the chemicals to circulate correctly in the hot tub water.

The final step is to double check the balance of the hot tub chemicals with another test strip. This way you will be sure that your hot tub has the correct chemical balance. Once you have achieved the proper chemical alignment, you can use your hot tub.

I suggest that you do some research on where you can purchase your hot tub chemicals from as this will help you chemicals that are affordable versus breaking the bank to maintain your hot tub. As I stated before, these easy steps will have you in your hot tub enjoying the soothing hydrotherapy in no time.

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