As a spa owner, your primary goal is to soak in your hot tub as often as possible. Your primary responsibility, however, is to ensure that the water is properly balanced and sanitized so that spa users don’t get sick. To do this, you need some basic knowledge of water chemistry and a familiarity with the various types of sanitizers available for use in pools and spas. If you’re diligent about testing the water and adding the proper amounts of the required chemicals, you’ll be rewarded with clean, healthy water. If not,
Spa water doesn’t take care of itself. Yet with regular testing and routine chemical treatments, you can minimize the time you spend correcting water problems and maximize the time you spend enjoying your aquatic paradise.
you could encounter a host of problems, including algae growth, staining, and corrosive water that irritates the eyes and skin.
In some areas of the country, you can hire a service company to manage the routine care of your spa. However, do-it-yourself maintenance will not only save you money but also provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly how clean and safe your water is at all times.
For those who like to know the why behind the how of hot-water chemistry, this section is for you. Keep in mind that there is no standard water treatment method for every spa. Rather, there are guidelines, parameters, and
recommendations. Ultimately, it’s up to you to determine which method of water treatment you prefer.