HOT TUB CHEMISTRY 101

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Hot water chemistry can be broken down into four goals. Kill Bacteria , provide bather comfort ,eliminate scaling and prevent staining. All four can be achieved by maintaining water balance ,using a few commercially available products and a couple minutes each week for diagnostic testing

Killing Bacteria

Normally ,spa or hot tubs use either bromine or chlorine to sanitize water. Both products are available in granular or tablet forms ,which are added to the water as directed by the manufacturer. Bromine tends to be more popular choice for spa use because it has a less offensive odor , despite being more expensive. Chlorine has long been proven as an effective and economical method to sanitize spas. A great chlorine product is Hot Tub & Spa Chlorine Concentrate by Natural Chemistry

Personal Comfort

An important factor in maintaining cleanliness and comfort with your water id pH. Numbers below 7.0 indicate acidity while numbers greater than 7.0 indicate alkalinity. Maximum comfort is achieved at a pH of 7.4-7.6 or slightly alkaline on the pH scale. A great alkalinity product is Hot Tub & Spa Alkalinity Increaser by Natural Chemisty

Next week we will talk about Eliminating Scaling  , Preventing Staining and the Life of Spa Water

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