Bromine is a chemical that can be used to effectively clean your hot tub. It is a less acidic, calcium-free alternative to chlorine. That isn’t to say that bromine isn’t without its drawbacks, but for some hot tubs, it is the best way to ensure crystal clear water and a healthy tub.
The top 6 things you need to know about bromine:
- Bromine is stable in hot water environments
- Bromine has better longevity in Hot Tub & Spa water, can also work effectively in pools too
- Bromine is less likely to cause irritation
- Available in Granular and Tablet formats
- Unspent or dormant Bromine can be re-activated with Non-Chlorine Shock Granules
- Bromine is flexible enough to work in a wider range of pH & Alkalinity levels
Key factors around using Bromine in your spa:
- The type of sanitizer your tub needs depends mainly on the pH of the water that your property receives.
- If your water has a pH of 1.5 - 3.0 PPM, you should use chlorine.
- If it has a pH of 3.0 - 5.0, bromine will be more effective.
- Bromine granules and bromine tablets for hot tubs is a more effective sanitizer in warmer temperatures,
- so you can have your hot tub nice and hot without worrying about the hygiene side of things.
So for some, this is a preferable sanitizer. However, as with any chemical sanitation system, bromine has its disadvantages. In small quantities dissolved into hot tub water, bromine is not too harmful, but it is naturally irritant to the human eyes and throat, so it’s best to avoid these areas and make sure you don’t swallow any hot tub water! If you experience any negative side effects on your health as a result of using bromine in your hot tub, wash the affected area with clean water immediately, and seek medical advice.
My Hot Tub water seems to smell all the time:
Are you finding as time goes on your spa smells? Looking forward to a nice relaxing soak in your hot tub but when you open up your spa cover you get this unpleasant odor? But the temptation of getting into what looks like a nice clean hot tub may have underlying issues. A hot tub that smells like rotten eggs is a sure sign that bacteria is hiding somewhere in your spa, spa parts, Jets, headrests, and spa cover.
At SpaChem™, we pride ourselves on being much more than just a provider of hot tub chemicals. Our team of professionals is on hand to give you the best advice on hot tub maintenance, and how to get the best out of each of our products. Our bromine products are available in varying quantities, bromine granules in 1kg, bromine granules in 5kg, also bromine tablets in 1kg, bromine tablets in 5kg. Our bromine conforms to the biocidal products regulations (BPR for short), so you can buy in confidence.