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Quality Hot Tub Water

There are several different types of testing kit, each one having a different application. Ultimately, they will all give similar types of results, which you can then use as a guideline to ‘correct’ your water.

Some of the most popular types of testing products are pool test strips, which can be used to test the pH of your water, as well as the level of some of the sanitising chemicals that you have placed in your hot tub.

To use these, take a sample of your tub water in a clean glass or plastic vessel, and then dip one of your pool test strips in it for a period of approximately ten to twenty seconds, although this period of time can vary depending on the strips that you have bought. Following the product guide, you will then be able to assess the quality of your water.

The first thing that you should check for is the alkalinity of your water, which you can then adjust according to the recommendations provided by your hot tub manufacturer. If you are not sure how to alter the alkalinity of the water, contact a reputable hot tub supplies retailer, who will be able to recommend you a good product for your particular model of tub.

You should allow enough time for the products you have added to dissolve in the water – usually an hour or so – before you proceed to the next step of testing for your sanitiser level. Common sanitizers include chlorine and bromine, and regular pool test strips will usually be able to measure the presence of these in your water.

After taking readings off your test strips, top up the levels of your chosen sanitiser, taking care not to add too much, as this can corrode certain components of your hot tub. After this, it is important to verify the hardness of your water. Hardness basically refers to the calcium content of your water, with calcium being essential to avoid corrosion of your tub.

If your calcium levels are low, there are certain products that you can use to top up this mineral. Although test strips are often able to be great indicators of all these different factors, there are also a couple of other options available to you.

The first one of these is the liquid testing kit, although many on the market only test for the pH levels of the water and the amount of chlorine sanitiser present. These can be used by dropping a few drops of test liquid into your water sample and comparing the resulting colour of the water to the guidelines provided with the product.

It is also possible to have your water tested professionally, as this can ensure that you have the right levels of alkalinity, pH, calcium hardness and sanitiser present to make sure that your hot tub remains clean and in top condition for a very long time indeed. Experts generally recommend that this type of professional check is carried out every one or two months, depending on level of use.