Top 5 Products To Clean And Sanitize Your Hot Tub

Top 5 Products To Clean And Sanitize Your Hot Tub

Keeping your hot tub clean is essential to enjoying it, but cleaning a hot tub is a little more complicated than just scrubbing a bathtub or sink. With the warmer weather here and the higher usage of your hot tub, it is important to choose the best products to clean and sanitize your hot tub. Here are 5 great products that will help properly clean your tub.

1. Test Strips

You will need to regularly test the water in your hot tub in order to know how to balance Ph, calcium, and sanitizer levels. Without test strips, it’s impossible to know what the water quality level is or how to restore balance. You can purchase a bottle of test strips or take it to a reliable store that will test for total chlorine levels, free chlorine, bromine, total water hardness, and Ph levels. 

2. Surface Cleaner

Just like a bathtub, hot tubs in South Jersey can accumulate residues from dead skin, sunscreen, fragrances, and other additives that find their way into the water on your skin and bathing suit. Although you’ll treat the water itself, it’s still necessary to keep a dedicated surface cleaner on hand to scrub down the surface of the hot tub so it’s squeaky clean and comfortable to relax in.

Although a low-residue, eco-friendly surface cleaner will work to wipe down surfaces while the hot tub is full, you should use a stronger hot-tub-specific cleaner to do a deeper cleaning when the hot tub is empty.

3. Sanitizer/Oxidizer

You need to treat the water in your hot tub to avoid bacteria and algae growth. Most hot tubs use either chlorine or bromine to sanitize the water. In the case of chlorine, you add granules of sodium dichlor to the water, which shocks it and rapidly rebalances it. 

Bromine is usually added via a floating dispenser. To properly shock a hot tub with Bromine, you need to add monopersulfate to activate the bromine. We also carry Salt Water Hot Tubs which use salt cartridges to keep your water clean.

4. Sequestering Agent

A sequestering agent, also called a stain-and-scale, is added to the water to balance hard water that can stain your hot tub. Add it whenever you refill the hot tub, or if you see any brown, green, or red coloration developing.

5. Ph Adjuster

Acidic water causes skin irritation and itchiness. Water that is too basic, or alkaline, can also cause skin and eye irritation! It’s essential to balance the Ph in your hot tub by testing with test strips and adding a Ph adjuster until you reach the optimal range: 7.2 – 7.8.

Finding The Right Hot Tub In New Jersey

Hot tub maintenance takes a little work, but it’s worth it for the experience of soaking in your own personal sanctuary. If you are looking for hot tub accessories in Cherry Hill, NJ, reach out to Spring Dance Hot Tubs. We can help you get set up with everything you need.