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Your Questions About Best Hot Tub Chemicals

John asks…

What are the best chemicals to use in a hot tub?

We just got a hot tub at a garage sale and need to know what kinds of chemicals we need for it.

spafanatic answers:

First you need to balance your water.
PH level of 7.2-7.5 use sodium carbonate to increase it and sodium bisulfate to decrease it. (This also decreases alkalinity)
the Alkalinity level needs to be between 80-120ppm. Use Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking soda) to raise it.
The hardness level needs to be at least 250ppm to 400ppm. Calcium Chloride is used to increase it.

Bromine unlike Chlorine is stable to 116 degrees. Your tub will not go past 104 legally. If it does have a tech repair it. When you look at your Bromine Tablets they will be almost completely Bromine. The concentrate will be about 28% Bromine with the rest being a form of Chlorine. (The one poster knows not what he is talking about when mixing the two.) I like to use a non-chlorine shock as my oxidizer since I hate chlorine and bromine. It is called Potassium Monopersulfate. I will keep my Bromine very low at about 1ppm and use this to shock. I do have a gas plasma Ozonator that also does my sanitizing. I recommend the above to my 3 thousand customers since it is the cheapest way to go.

Susan asks…

what hot tub chemicals should I be using?

what is the best chemicals to use for my jacuzzi j-365? My husband has always been the one to take care of everything. Now that he is gone I have no idea what he had used.

spafanatic answers:

First you need to balance your water.
Get a good Taylor made test kit.
Add baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) to reach a level of 80-120ppm. (parts per million)
Next test your pH level. It needs to be between 7.2-7.8. Preferably at the lower range of those numbers. If it is low add sodium carbonate to raise the pH level. If it is too high then add pH decreaser which is sodium bisulfate.
Finally add Calcium Carbonate to make your water hard. 200-400 ppm is the recommended level.

Now that your water is balanced you can move on to the sanitizer. Bromine is the preferred sanitizer by most since it works until 116 degrees unlike the various kinds of Chlorine. It needs to be between 1-3 ppm. The ideal scenerio which I do for my own spa is use a non-chlorine shock (potassium peroxymonosulfate) to do your “shocking” with. I also use a frog mineral cartridge that contains copper sulfate to kill of bacteria. Those two things allows me to keep the bromine level on the lower side of that 1-3ppm scale. I keep mine at 1ppm. This is all very easy to do. Make sure you follow these steps otherwise you can damage your spa.

Robert asks…

Hot Tub Chemicals?

I have been having problems with my hot tub for a while now. The water seems to stay cloudy and now it has a green tint to it. Also it gets a almost tan colored foam on it when we use it. What would be the best chemical to use in it? We have been using the BaquaSpa stuff with nothing but problems. Would it be better to use Bromine or Chlorine? Also we have a ozonator on the tub but all that it seems to be is a bubble pump. I can not tell a difference when it is on or off. Should it be used and does it really do anything?

spafanatic answers:

Http://www.rhtubs.com/cgi-bin/bbs/HTIC-config.pl?index

http://www.poolandspaservice.com/askalan/mineral_problems.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/hottubs/

Above are three of my favorite Hot Tub advice sites. I’ve used them and also my local dealer is very helpful when I’ve taken a water sample in.

I use Chlorine and I’ve been happy with the results. Occasionally, I add Clarifyer, Foam Reducer, and Scale Eliminator. Twice I’ve had to adjust the PH and alkalinity. Simple test strips is all I need to monitor the tub’s needs.

I now have “city” water, which makes managing the tub much easier. Previously, my well water required much more monitoring, and I found myself doing a complete water change more often than recommended, which is typically 3 months, depending on use. Also, make sure you are cleaning your filters regularly. There is an acid solution you can soak them in which makes them like new.

P.S. The foam is caused by YOUR body oils and skin products like shampoos, lotions, deodorants, etc. It is not the water causing it. That is where the Defoamer works. Only takes a few drops.

Let me know if I’ve helped.
Don’t you just love the spa?

Maria asks…

What is the best enzyme to use in my hot tub (want to get away from the harmful chemicals)?

spafanatic answers:

I am a big fan of the Natural Chemistry line of chemicals. Be sure you have a CD ozonator if your going this route and use a Nature 2 or Frog stick for added sanitation. Do realize improper sanitation can lead to some very serious health issues and even death so do use a little bromine(I keep my level at 2ppm) from time to time. It’s much better to be safe then extremely sorry.

Helen asks…

Chemicals to put into my hot tub?

I am using Bromine tablets. What else should I be putting into my hot tub to get the best enjoyment out of it?

spafanatic answers:

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