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.



Why do I need to need to test the water before I fill my hot tub?

Posted By: Gavin Published: 07/01/2021 Times Read: 51 Comments 0
Why do I need to need to test the water before I fill my hot tub?

Understanding your pool and hot tub water chemistry just got easier, thanks to a new water analysis testing service launched by SpaChem.

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Low or no readings on bromine or this might not be the case.

Posted By: Gavin Published: 14/12/2020 Times Read: 117 Comments 0
Low or no readings on bromine or this might not be the case.

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.

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Bromine – The Alternative to Chlorine

Posted By: Gavin Published: 08/12/2020 Times Read: 59 Comments 0
Bromine – The Alternative to Chlorine

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.

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Why is Chlorine so popular as a biocide.

Posted By: Gavin Published: 07/12/2020 Times Read: 61 Comments 0
Why is Chlorine so popular as a biocide.

Chlorine is an excellent sanitiser which has both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to pool, hot tub and spa use. Below we have listed some of the key factors to consider:

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‘Tiers’ the season to stay at home and enjoy your inflatable hot tub

Posted By: Gavin Published: 05/12/2020 Times Read: 107 Comments 0
‘Tiers’ the season to stay at home and enjoy your inflatable hot tub

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.

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Getting down to the bone about calcium hardness levels - hot tub.

Posted By: Gavin Published: 04/12/2020 Times Read: 83 Comments 0
Getting down to the bone about calcium hardness levels - hot tub.

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.

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The unsightly ring of grime in hot tub water.

Posted By: Gavin Published: 23/11/2020 Times Read: 111 Comments 0
The unsightly ring of grime in hot tub water.

Tackling a recurring ring of grime or brown scum around the water level of your hot tub and spa doesn’t have to be a problem you simply put up with. This soapy-discoloured hot tub water and off-putting layer of grime is something that the SpaChem team can help you solve and prevent happening in the first place.

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Keeping your hot tub and spa filters safe.

Posted By: Gavin Published: 05/11/2020 Times Read: 141 Comments 0
Keeping your hot tub and spa filters safe.

By looking after the filter in your hot tub or spa, you are helping to make sure it runs more efficiently, you use less water treatment chemicals and you increase the life-cycle of the filter itself.

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