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Tips for Using Spa Chemicals

By Ian Jemson Subscribe to RSS | December 17th 2011 | Views:

If you have recently purchased your first ever home spa, you must be learning about small details related to caring and maintenance of your spa tub. From spa covers to handling jet pressure, there are many things that you need to learn. One of the most critical things to learn regarding spa hot tub is handling of spa chemicals.

What are Spa Chemicals?

Spa chemical are the products that are added in the hot tub water to free it from impurities. Many times water contains unhealthy contaminants that can harm your skin or can make you sick. Based on the kind of impurities present in the water, its pH, calcium and sanitizer levels, you can decide regarding several kinds of spa chemicals that you should use.

Spa Shock for removal of dead organic matter

Shock is a type of spa chemical that can remove dead organic matter from spa water. Shock can remove contaminants such as skin, oils, lotions, and cosmetics from the water to make it fresh and clear. It should be the first chemical added when you fill your spa. Application of Shock once in a week can help in keeping your spa water fresh and clear.

Check chemical balance of water with spa test strip

To check the chemical balance of water in your spa tub, you can use a spa test strip. They are easy to use and can be easily used even by a lay man to measure the level of pH, calcium, mineral content and sanitizer in the water. Once the chemical balance of water is clear, you can have a better idea of other spa chemical that you need to use.

Spa Sanitizer

Chlorine is the most popular and widely used spa sanitizer throughout the world. Some other popular sanitizers are bromine and biguanide. Each of these sanitizers has their own advantages and should be used in accordance with your spa hot tub needs. The spa sanitizers are usually available in tablet, granular or nugget format.

In addition to sanitizers, shock, and spa test strip, you may feel the need of various other spa chemicals to make the water suitable for spa. Other spa chemicals include

• Spa clarifiers to remove unwanted particulates from the water

• Balancers to maintain the pH or alkaline levels of water

• Cleaners to keep the spa water clean and fresh

Before using any spa chemicals, make sure the chemical is not reactive with your skin. Look for products that are mild while still offering you a clean and clear form of water. Also, change the spa water once in every 2-3 months to ensure you have clean and fresh water.

Ian Jemson - About Author:
The Author is a business owner with more than twenty years experience. Please visit spas tubs Find a review of a different kind of hot tub & spas Another review of a hot tubs and spa.

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