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Hot Tub Water Chemistry

What is the best way to ensure that your hot tub stays clean and clear? Ensuring that your water chemistry levels are correct including pH, Alkalinity, and your hot tub sanitizer of choice (chlorine, bromine, salt, etc.). With testing, it’s easy to tell what chemicals need adjusting in order to maintain perfect water quality. Let’s jump in!

How Much Chlorine to Add to Your Hot Tub

How Much Chlorine to Add to Your Hot Tub

Unsure how much chlorine to add to your hot tub? It only takes a little bit, but it depends on your spa size. Here's a quick guide.

Bromine Hot Tub Maintenance 101

Bromine Hot Tub Maintenance 101

Using bromine in your hot tub is eaiser than chlorine. But it only works if you know when to add it (with other chemicals). Here’s a quick guide.

How to Lower Bromine in a Hot Tub

How to Lower Bromine in a Hot Tub

Too much bromine in your hot tub? High bromine is bad for the spa itself and its users. Here's an easy way to lower bromine in your hot tub.

Hot Tub Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer): Do You Need It?

Hot Tub Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer): Do You Need It?

No. Hot tub cyanuric acid (also known as CYA or chlorine stabilizer) is not necessary. It can actually cause more harm than good. Let's learn more.

The Complete Guide to Hot Tub Mineral Sanitizers

The Complete Guide to Hot Tub Mineral Sanitizers

Thinking about kicking caustic chlorine to the curb? Consider switching to a hot tub mineral sanitizer for clean water, softer skin and easier maintenance.

How to Adjust Calcium Hardness in a Hot Tub

How to Adjust Calcium Hardness in a Hot Tub

Stumped about calcium hardness in your hot tub? How to raise or lower it? Avoid corrosion by learning the basics of calcium hardness.

How to Raise Alkalinity in a Hot Tub

How to Raise Alkalinity in a Hot Tub

The best way to raise alkalinity in your hot tub or swim spa is to use an Alkalinity Increaser (or baking soda). Here's a step-by-step guide.

How to Lower Alkalinity in a Hot Tub

How to Lower Alkalinity in a Hot Tub

High alkalinity causes major hot tub issues. But why is your alkalinity high? Let's start there and help lower the alkalinity in your hot tub.

Hot Tub Chemicals: What You Need and How To Add Them

Hot Tub Chemicals: What You Need and How To Add Them

There are a few hot tub chemicals you absolutely must have and some that aren't necessary. Here's the chemicals you need and how to add them.

How to Lower pH in a Hot Tub

How to Lower pH in a Hot Tub

Learn how to lower pH in a hot tub with pH Decreaser (Sodium Bisulfate). Here's how and the brand of pH Decreaser I prefer to use.

How to Raise pH in a Hot Tub

How to Raise pH in a Hot Tub

Looking for how to raise the pH in your hot tub? Or maybe how to lower the pH in your hot tub? Well, look no further. It's all right here.

How to Shock a Hot Tub The Right Way

How to Shock a Hot Tub The Right Way

Do you know how to shock your hot tub? All it takes is knowing what type of hot tub shock to use and when to add it.

Hot Tub Chemistry 101: What, When, and How to Add Chemicals

Hot Tub Chemistry 101: What, When, and How to Add Chemicals

Do you know which hot tub chemicals you need to keep the water balanced? What about when and how to add them? Get a hot tub chemistry education right here.

How to Lower Chlorine in a Hot Tub Fast

How to Lower Chlorine in a Hot Tub Fast

Too much chlorine in your hot tub? High chlorine levels can irritate your skin and damage your spa. Here's how to lower your chlorine easily.

Bromine vs. Chlorine: How to Choose The Right Hot Tub Sanitizer

Bromine vs. Chlorine: How to Choose The Right Hot Tub Sanitizer

What's better for sanitizing your hot tub? We compare chlorine vs bromine hot tub sanitizers. Find out which one's right for you.

Hot Tub Water Testing: The Complete Guide

Hot Tub Water Testing: The Complete Guide

Keeping tabs on your hot tub water is easy and the best thing you can do to head off problems. Just keep some spa test strips on hand, and you're set.

How Many Gallons of Water in a Hot Tub?

How Many Gallons of Water in a Hot Tub?

Don’t know how many gallons of water are in your hot tub? How can you know whether you’re adding enough sanitizer? Don’t guess. Get the data you need.

4 Alternative Hot Tub Sanitizers

4 Alternative Hot Tub Sanitizers

If you aren't a fan of bromine and chlorine in your hot tub, these alternative sanitizers will give you more cleaning options for your water.