Spa Hot Tub & Pool Blog
Here at SpaChem we know that imparting our knowledge to customers to support them in managing their spa & hot tub effectively, pays testament to our company values.
Within our blog section, your see a varying amount of articles covers such a wide range of topics from Chlorine Vs Bromine, Chlorine Dioxide, Chlorogene T25, and its effective water management application, a wide range of topics on pH water balancing, Total Alkalinity the buffer for your pH, BPR – Biocidal Product Regulations, Hot Tubs Chemicals and so many more topics.
We are on a weekly basis updating our blogs and our FAQ section to be able to enhance our customer’s journey and for them to confidently manage their hot tub. If by any chance there’s a section currently not covered and you would like us to put together a blog that covers your area of concern please drop us an email.
You have been through the pro’s and con’s of using bromine v’s chlorine and you have chosen chlorine as your hot tub or spa sanitiser. The next step is to work out which form of chlorine will work best for you. Do you opt for stabilised chlorine granules or the multi-functional chlorine tablets?
1 – Lets start at the very beginning (we’ve heard this is a very good place to start) and cover your household water source that you use to fill up your hot tub. Our recommendation here is to complete a test of your household main water supply as it comes from source to understand the base incoming water levels for pH, Alkalinity and Calcium hardness.
Understanding your pool and hot tub water chemistry just got easier, thanks to a new water analysis testing service launched by SpaChem.
Effective bromine readings should be between 4-6ppm. If your readings are outside of this range, there could be a few reasons why. In the last week we have supported several hot tub owners with dormant bromine in their spas, take a read of our latest blog to find out how to achieve the perfect water balance and steps to take to identify dormant bromine readings.
Bromine dissolves easily into water in the same manner at chlorine. What makes bromine stand out is that it has a higher ‘gassing off’ temperature. Readings have to read above 58.8 degrees C for bromine to become a gas and be released into the atmosphere. This temperature far exceeds any you will ever use in your hot tub, spa or pool which ensures you won’t loose the bromine’s strength during use.
Staying at home to stay safe has become the new norm for many, and with this we have seen a steep rise in the number of people opting to try inflatable hot tubs for the first time.
It will probably come as no surprise that your hot tub has an optimal calcium hardness range to help achieve peak performance of your spa. The ideal total hardness range if you have an acrylic finish is 100 – 250ppm or 250 – 450ppm if you have a plastic finish, anything above or below these optimal ranges will need your attention.