Hot Tub Care Instructions

Do you ever feel confused by your Hot Tub Care instructions? There are water care instructions in your hot tub owner’s manual, under your hot tub filter lid and in packets from the hot tub store where you purchased. And often times each instructional sheet is slightly different.

Based on best practices from selling and using hot tubs for years, we’ve created our own downloadable water care instruction sheets for the following hot tub chemical systems. Click on the links below or select an image to download the sheet!

Ace Salt Water System
BaquaSpa System
Bromine System
Silver Ion System
Spa Frog System
Silk Balance System


ACE Salt Water System Instructions BAQUA-SPA System Instructions BROMINE SYSTEM INSTRUCTIONS


*these hot tub water instructions are recommendations based on our experience with Hot Spring and Caldera spa brands. If you have any specific questions regarding your hot tub brand, consult your owner’s manual. 

Silk Balance: Get a bottle for free!

This fall we introduced you to a revolutionary hot tub water care product called Silk Balance! If you are new to our blog or haven’t checked out the product yet, catch up on what this product is all about here:

  1. Introducing Silk Balance
  2. Silk Balance- Further Intructions

Here is what people are saying about Silk Balance:

Silk Balance give our hot tub the right balance effortlessly its so easy to use. We can get romantic now without a lot of problem bubbles and gunk, because Silk Balance keeps the water clean, soft and clear.”

Jayne and Chris
York, Maine

To all those with a spa that do not like dealing with all the chemicals. This stuff is great!!!! Once a week all I need to is pour 4.5 oz. in and I am done. I love it!

John G.
Colorado Springs, CA

Have you been using the product!? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

If you’re currently using Silk Balance, send us a your thoughts about the product along with a digital picture by your hot tub, holding the product, and you can get a bottle for free!! It’s THAT easy! Contact us with a testimonial and your picture!

Silk Balance: Instructions for Use

We recently introduced Silk Balance through our blog, on our website and via e-mail to our customer base (Are you on our email list? Join our Monthly E-Newsletter today) and it’s been flying off our shelves!

Have you tried it? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

We’ve updated our instructions & changed them slightly- you can find download Silk Balance Instructions here. (NOTE: These instructions are for hot tubs with circulation pumps only! If your tub does not have a circulation pump or you are unsure if it does, please contact us for instructions!)

Sign up with our Auto-Ship program and we’ll send you a new bottle of Silk Balance every 15 weeks with free shipping! Plus you’ll save on each bottle of Silk! Sign up here

Remember if you are switching to Silk Balance from another water care system, you need to Purge your Hot tub with Clean-Start Purging Agent.

If you are using Silk Balance, how do you like it? Have you noticed a difference in the way the water feels or how your skin feels after soaking?  Leave us comments and questions below!

Ready to start with Silk? Buy your first bottle of Silk Balance here!

Silk Balance

[Update: Silk Balance was reformulated in 2014 to be even BETTER! Now in a Carribbean blue color, there is no need to shake the product before putting it in the water]

We’re so excited to introduce a new, revolutionary product being sold exclusively by Hot Spring dealers: Silk Balance

What is Silk Balance and why are you adding another water care treatment program to confuse me!?

Good question! And hopefully this will help answer it. Straight from their website:

SilkBalance® is a spa water care treatment program specially formulated to:

  • be soft and easy on your skin
  • be very simple to use
  • be a one step process, add one measure
  • provide crystal clear water
  • provide a refreshing scent
  • provide continuous pure water quality
  • be safer for the environment
  • prevent dangerous bacteria build up

Sounds great, right? But don’t all water care treatment options promise to do those things? Yes. But they don’t all do it. Sure, many of them provide clear water- but often times there is a chemical smell that goes along with it. And if you’ve been using BaquaSpa for years, you know that while it smells much better than traditional chemicals, the water is not crystal clear, due to the chemical make-up.

Again from their website:

SilkBalance® for Spas is specially formulated to be soft on your skin and keep water crystal clear and fresh without harmful chemicals.

You now will have more time to enjoy your spa, so do away with all those different chemicals, testing, mixing, adjusting, guessing, measuring and frequent trips to the dealer.

It really is as simple as 4 oz per week plus a little bit of chlorine & oxidizer/shock. That’s it! Download the Silk Balance Instructions here

If you sign up for our Auto-Ship program you’ll save $30.00 per bottle: Check our Silk Balance in our online store

Leave your thoughts, questions & comments for us in the comment section! We’ll be happy to answer any questions!