Maintaining your water is an essential part of owning a hot tub. To ensure the water is kept clean, clear and safe to use, it needs to be treated with certain chemicals. It can seem like there is a lot to take in at first, but once you are familiar with your water chemistry, maintaining your water is relatively simple.
The two main elements of maintaining the quality and cleanliness of your water are the sanitiser (chlorine or bromine) and the pH level. Chlorine is the most commonly used sanitiser and is used in hot tubs and swimming pools to kill and prevent the growth of bacteria and algae.
The pH level indicates whether your water is acidic (low pH) or alkaline (high pH). The optimum pH level for water in a hot tub is between 7.2 and 7.8. If your pH levels are not maintained within these levels, then the sanitiser will not work as efficiently and you may experience skin / eye irritation or cloudy water. The pH level can be adjusted by adding either pH plus or pH minus to the water depending on your current pH level reading. Ideally, your water should be tested and adjusted, if necessary, on a daily basis.
To reduce the amount of chemicals you need to add to your water, our range of hot tubs come fitted with an ozone generator which helps sanitise the water every time a pump starts, whether its heating, filtering or being used. In the long run, this helps enormously as less sanitiser is needed to maintain the quality of your water.
Water chemistry is something we cover during the handover of your hot tub and as part of our aftersales service, you are welcome to speak to us in store or over the phone if you need any further help or advice on your water chemistry. Your hot tub chemical started kit also includes a water chemistry guide and if you need to top up on supplies, Hot Tub Chemicals are available to purchase in store.