How to Store Hot Tub Chemicals and Supplies

As every good hot tub owner knows, you need a wide range of supplies to properly care for and maintain your hot tub throughout the year. These supplies aren’t cheap, and if you do not properly care for them and store them safely you can drastically reduce their shelf life or even damage them which could render them useless.

A typical hot tub owners list of supplies for caring for a hot tub can be quite long and my actually surprise you. Some of the most common supplies you will need for your hot tub are:

These supplies include all the chemicals you will need to properly treat your water so it remains clean and clear all year long and also any cleaners you may need to properly clean the filters and sides of your hot tub. Most of these chemicals and supplies are very sensitive to both heat and moisture, so you want to make sure you store them somewhere that is not only safe and secure, but also free from heat and moisture.

Storing Chemicals and Supplies Safely

It is important that you take the necessary steps to store all of these chemicals and supplies so you don’t waste your money by having to replace them due to damage from improper storage. Here are some of the key factors you must consider when storing your hot tub chemicals and supplies.

Keep Your Chemicals and Supplies Secure

One of the most important factors that every hot tub owner must remember first is safety. You don’t want your chemicals and supplies to reach the hands of children or pets as they can be quite dangerous especially if they are accidentally ingested. No matter where you decide to store your hot tub chemicals and supplies, be sure it is someplace out of the reach of children and, if possible, try to lock the chemicals in a container to make sure that a child or animal can’t inadvertently get into them.

Make Sure They Stay Dry

When you store your hot tub chemicals, be sure you choose a place that remains dry all year long. The chemicals can be affected by direct sunlight and moisture reducing their effectiveness and even making them completely useless. Try storing your chemicals in a container to keep them out of the sun and be sure that the container is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about them getting wet.

Don’t Let Them Get Too Hot or Too Cold

Depending on where you live, you could expose your hot tub chemicals and supplies to extreme heat or cold, and maybe even both. Hot tub chemicals, cleaners and even test strips are very sensitive to extreme temperatures and can become damaged or can even stop working if they spend too much time in these types of temperatures. Ideally, you want to be sure you keep your hot tub chemicals and supplies in an environment that remains around 55-70° F all year long. Depending on where you live, that might mean that you need to bring them inside during the summer or winter months so they don’t spend too much time baking in the heat of the sun or freezing in the dead of winter.

Storage Ideas

Once you have set up your little corner of paradise with your hot tub as the centerpiece, you need to find ways to safely store your chemicals and supplies.

Storage Steps

Hot tub steps often come with an inside storage compartment that is perfect for many of the chemicals for your hot tub. This is a great way to keep your chemicals close while still keeping the look of your outdoor paradise intact. However, if the area where you live experiences hot and cold temperatures above the recommended storage requirements of the chemicals, storing your chemicals in these steps is not a good idea.

Consider a Locked Closet

If you need to keep your hot tub chemicals inside, try placing them into a plastic storage container and set them in the bottom of a closet inside your house. Ideally, you will want to be able to lock the storage container or the closet to be sure they stay out of the reach of small children.

Hang Them Up

A hanging shoe organizer is a great way to store your hot tub chemicals on the back of a door in a shed, garage, or even in a closet. These organizers are the perfect size to fit most of the chemicals you buy (unless you buy in bulk) and can help you keep them organized for quick and easy access when you need them.

Locked Cabinet

One of the safest ways to keep your supplies, a simply locked cabinet inside your home is one of the best ways you can store your hot tub chemicals and supplies to keep them safe from the extreme temperatures outside and from the playful hands of children who don’t know how dangerous they can be.

Learning how to properly store hot tub chemicals and supplies is one of the keys to proper hot tub care and maintenance and should be practiced by every hot tub owner each and every day. Properly caring for your hot tub supplies can help you save money on your hot tub care as you won’t have to replace damaged chemicals and supplies simply because of improper storage and it will help you keep your family safe as they stay out of reach of children or pets who don’t understand the dangers of playing with these chemicals.

Remember, choose the best storage method that fits your family’s needs while always taking into consideration the weather or the area you live in. Properly cared for chemicals will help you maintain your hot tub so you can enjoy the warm, soothing water all year long.

Happy Soaking!

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