Knowing the best hot tub water treatment measures is a simple thin when you know how it’s done, “here you will learn how to treat your hot tub water using traditional simple methods used on all types of hot tubs”.
Basic testing of PH levels in the water, adding the correct balance of chemicals to set the waters chlorine, alkaline and PH levels perfectly safe for bathing in very easily done once you follow the instructions, examples show here below will work for all types of inflatable hot tubs and hard shell luxury hot tubs.
The process is always going to be the same for water, it doesn’t matter what hot tub the water is in.
Best Way To Treat Your Hot tub Water – Video Included:
The video is from 2018 but the same methods are used toady in 2020, Period!
If You watched the video, then you will now know, this is simple stuff to do and keep on top of, Maintaining safe clean water levels is always going to be worth a little bit of your time to maintain whilst reaping the benefits from your hot tub so it’s a good idea to add this job to your list of jobs as you do around the house to be on the safe side.
Products Explained – Testing Strips – Chlorine – Chemicals – PH Levels – Acids – Alkaline:
Attention >>> Whilst setting your correct water balance there is a correct order to follow, we explain all the steps you need to take in the correct order below!
Step 1. Testing Strips – How and When To Use Them:
Testing strips come in a small container with a lid, they should always be stored in a cool dry place at all times with the lid tightly fixed to prevent them attracting moisture which will ruin them altogether.
- You should use your testing strips immediately after putting water in your hot tub to test the current water balance for Chlorine levels, PH Levels and Alkaline levels, Leave the strip in for approximately 15 seconds before taking it out.
- There is indicators on the side of the test strip container you should then use to check the levels are correct, the indicators for the correct balance are all coloured squares, in order for you to create the correct balance by adding chemicals you would be looking to match these colours on the test strip you dipped in the water to match the colours on the test strip container to set the water balance correct and safe to bathe in.
Chlorine – When To Add & How Much You Should Add:
- Chlorine is the first thing you would want to add to your hot tub, Once you have filled your tub up with water, you should firstly,
- Test the water using your testing strips to check the waters current balance.
- Add chlorine granules of up to 1 teaspoon full to each 200-Litres of water, this will depend on how much water your tub holds once filled.
- Then heat up your tub, switch on the jets to mix up the chlorine with the water and wait for a couple of hours before re-testing with the strips, if your levels are the correct colour on the strip then your good to go, if not then just add one teaspoon of chlorine granules at any one time whilst waiting at least one hour each time you add chlorine until you have set the correct level which should match the colour on the strip.
- After using you tub it’s a good idea to add one more teaspoon of Chlorine to keep the levels correct for next time you use it and also to help stop the water from turning stagnant.
- Alternatively you can use an adjustable floater with a Chlorine tablet inside to help maintain correct water balance, just remember to take out the floater when the tub is in use.
Alkaline Levels In The Water – How To Manage Correct Balance:
- Alkaline levels are controlled by using the PH Plus chemical, Firstly add one teaspoon of PH Plus at a any one time, Then wait a while before testing with the jets on to mix it in well.
- Use the test strips to check your levels are correct, if not then repeat the process by adding one teaspoon before re-testing until you have the correct balance.
NOTE >>> This will bring your PH levels up beyond an acceptable level which you can deal with in the next step below.
PH Balance Levels – How to Set The Right Level for Your Water:
- Firstly – Add PH Minus one teaspoon at a time with the hot tub on.
- Use your testing strips just like in the previous steps to test the balance of the water.
- Use PH Minus if your level strips are indicating to high to bring the balance back down again.
Whilst testing, always have your tub fully functioning at at least 20 degrees for best results.
Test the water the following day after it’s been used and add chemicals as appropriate, re-test the water after at least one hour after adding chemicals.
Use a chemical floater for chlorine tablets whilst the tub is not in use, this helps maintain a good chlorine level.
Chemical Starter Kits – All The Chemicals In One Box:
Maintaining your hot tub water balance doesn’t have to be time consuming as long as you keep on top of it from the first time you set it up, the clear water starter kit is one of the most popular choices in chemical kit’s to get started, the kit should last for quite a long time with maybe the need to replace singular bottles of whatever you may need going forward.
When To Drain The Tub & Change The Water completely:
It’s recommended to change the water completely when the tub has had lot’s of use, you should notice the water will start to turn slightly cloudy and maybe a little bit smelly, these are signs that you need to change your water completely by draining your hot tub.
Whilst the tub is empty it’s also recommended to give your tub a good clean with general household detergents and antibacterial products and give the tub a good rinse down with clean water before filling it back up with clean water where you would have to then repeat the above process to set your water balance correct again.
What should I Do If My Water Is Stagnant ?
- In this unfortunate event then it’s just your work load that is increased, As by recommended standards you should
- Firstly completely empty your hot tub.
- Then fill it up with fresh water again.
- Add some chlorine to the new water.
- Then Switch the tub on with the jets on and run it for about ten minutes.
- No need to heat it up for this, just run it cold and empty it again for best results.
Your Hot Tub will The Be Ready To Use Safely Again Once You Have Done All The Water Balance PH Corrections As Explained Above, Then Your Good To Go Again.
The advice given here for the best hot tub water treatment is based on personal experience and product research, Should you have a question or you wish to suggest your experiences then please leave your comment in the comment box provided for you below.