hot tubsHot tubs were designed to be enjoyed. Regular maintenance of your hot tub will ensure it is safe and clean for relaxation. Master spa owners have the option to enjoy a system that uses fewer chemicals. There are system uses minerals like zinc and copper to filter your water. Master Spas hot tubs have an ozone system that keeps the water clear so it is always ready for you. All owners must still add chemicals to the hot tub water for regular maintenance. You should have hot tub chemicals at home, even if you don’t use them. What hot tub chemicals should be kept in your home? A sanitizer, a sequestering product to remove heavy metals and products to adjust pH and total alkalinity are all essential.

Hot tub supplies and water care includes testing the water’s chemical levels. Before you get in the hot tub, it is important to test the water.

Storing hot tub chemicals

Your hot tub chemicals should be stored in an accessible location. If it feels like work, you’ll have a harder time keeping up with water care. There are best practices to ensure your products work well and that you stay safe and healthy. Make sure the container or cabinet can be raised off the ground. If possible, lock it. A waterproof cabinet with shelves should not detract from the beauty of your backyard.

Keep them dry and cool. Because hot tub chemicals dissolve in water, it is important to keep them dry and not let them get wet. A garage is a better choice if your backyard is very sunny or you live in hot areas. They should be kept in their original packaging. Make sure you have the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep the chemicals locked away and out of reach from children.

What chemicals do hot tubs need?

Although you don’t want to have a hot tub water problem, it is better to be prepared. It might be necessary to wait 20 minutes before you soak so that the chemicals can work. It’s better to delay your soak for 20 minutes than to skip it altogether or have to go on an impromptu trip to the store for hot tub chemicals.

Products to Adjust pH

You should have both a pH reducer and an pH increaser to maintain the pH of your hot tub. As the name suggests, a pH raiser is used if your pH level is low. A pH decreaser is used if it is high.

What is pH? And why do you need to care? It is the pH of your hot tub water. Your water should be neutral to ensure that it is safe to use. Low pH can cause skin irritation and spa damage. High pH can cause skin and eye irritations, as well as render the sanitizer useless.

Non-Chlorine shock

The shock agent releases oxygen into water. This serves the same purpose as chlorine. The water’s total chlorine level is increased by shocking it for a short time. This process cleans the water and eliminates any bacteria and chloramines.

Sequestering Agent

Sequestering agents are used to remove calcium and other heavy metals from your hot tub water. Your hot tub water can turn a dark color due to the presence of minerals or metals. Add a sequestering agents when your hot tub water is dark brown, red, orange, or green. When adding water to your hot tub, it is important to use a sequestering product. After hot tub installation, the next thing you need to worry about is hot tub maintenance chemicals include a pH decreaser, pH increaser and sodium dichlor chlor granules.


When people use the hot tub, bacteria and germs can enter the water. The water is safe and balanced by using a sanitizer. Bromine or chlorine can be used. Master Spas recommends sodium dichlor granules. This dissolves faster and quickly sanitizes water.


This product temporarily reduces foamy hot tub water. What can cause foamy hot tub waters? Common culprits are body oils, cosmetics, and lotions. You can prevent foamy water by following a water care regimen and showering before entering the hot tub. It is a good idea, especially if you host a party, to have defoamer handy.


Calcium hardness is also an important parameter to check when you test the chemical levels in the water during the hot tub maintenance. This will give you the amount of magnesium and calcium in your hot tub water. This measurement will tell you how much magnesium and calcium is in the water. If it isn’t balanced, then your hot tub water might become cloudy or foamy. Scale buildup and, worse, metal damage can also be noticed. Hot tub owners should ensure that they have a calcium hardness reducer and an calcium hardness increaser.

Call Elko Spas Billiards & Pools now if you are thinking of getting a hot tub for your home.

Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 294-3556