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Hot Tub Chemicals | QCA Spa Chemicals

Basic Hot Tub Water Care

Hot Tub chemicals by Spa Breeze water care products.1.  Choose your sanitizer
Select a water care program based on either chlorine or bromine.  (either/or - never mix chlorine and bromine)

Buy spa test strips or a water test kit to measure the pH, alkalinity and sanitizer level so you know what your water needs.

3. Adjust pH to be between 7.2-7.6 with pH Up or pH Down

4.  Shock the water with a non-chlorine shock treatment as per directions on bottle to reinvigorate suspended chlorine or bromine.

 In the video:
Step 1 - Monday you test water with a test strip (or water test kit) which checks the pH and either chlorine or bromine level depending on which sanitizer you use.  Adjust pH with pH up or pH down if outside the 7.2-7.6 range.  Adjust sanitizer (bromine or chlorine) as needed. Then add one dose of Protect - weekly stain and scale protection.  Well, that's it for Monday.

Step 2 - Wednesday you test water with a test strip (or water test kit) which checks the pH and either chlorine or bromine level depending on which sanitizer you use.  Adjust pH with pH up or pH down if outside the 7.2-7.6 range.  Adjust sanitizer (bromine or chlorine) as needed. Then add one dose of Sparkle - water clarifier that traps particles so they can be filtered.  Enjoy your Wednesday!

Step 3 - Friday you test water with a test strip (or water test kit) which checks the pH and either chlorine or bromine level depending on which sanitizer you use.  Adjust pH with pH up or pH down if outside the 7.2-7.6 range.  Adjust sanitizer (bromine or chlorine) as needed. Then add one dose of Refresh - a shock treatment and oxidizers to clear up water and activate sanitizer.  TGIF!

That's It!  Congratulations, you now are a master at keeping your spa water clean and safe.

Other chemicals are available for special situations such as Foam Down or Foam Away to decrease foaming or Alkalinity plus to raise alkalinity if needed, but the above program should help minimize the water going out of balance which in turn may have health hazards or equipment failure associated with it.  Keeping your hot tub water sparkling clean does not have to be a chore, just follow the M-W-F program above and get your Spa Breeze hot tub chemicals from the Hot Tub Outpost.

Maintain proper water level so air does not get introduced into the system and rinse off the filter every week or two to maintain clean water.

The M-W-F Program can help simplify maintaining your hot tub water.

TIP: Reduce required amount of sanitizer with these products:
Add a frog mineral water product and reduce the amount of chlorine or bromine needed to properly sanitize your spa's water.  

Use an ozonator to reduce chemical usage or use a bromine salt system. (this is either/or as these two are not compatible with each other)

Spa Breeze M-W-F Program
spamaintenanceguidehto.jpgTo maintain the chemical levels in your spa follow the Spa Breeze M-W-F
Spa Maintenance Program.

Get the M-W-F Spa Water Care Guide for details on how to only spend 5 minutes a day, 3 days a week and enjoy clear, clean, safe hot tub water.

On the 2nd, 4th & 6th day of the week use the chart below to maintain safe chemical levels. 

See a list of current Spa Breeze chemicals.

By referring to this chart, you can get into a routine of checking your hot tub water without it being a chore and also without forgetting to add sanitizer or check the water pH level. 


Bromine or Chlorine
If you are using chlorine as the primary sanitizer, refer to the left column and if you are using bromine as your hot tub's primary sanitizer, refer to the right column. 

Never mix bromine and chlorine.  Keeping your hot tub water maintained will assure you and yours will be able to use the spa whenever the mood strikes.

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Why maintain hot tub water?

The water in hot tubs,  unlike whirlpool bath tubs, remains heated and filtered for up to 3-4 months before a water change.  This requires chemicals to kill bacteria and maintain the water pH and alkalinity levels for comfortable and safe bathing.  Those that ignore the best practises of keeping their hot tub water sanitized may subject themselves and their guests to hot tub folliculitis, but the same goes true for swimming pool owners that do not maintain their pools. 

Car owners that do not change the oil and maintain their cars may also find themselves at the side of the road.  That should not discourage car ownership, but empower the owner to know how to take care of their product or at least hire someone else to take care of it.  In the case of swimming pools, sometimes a pool service is hired, but the relatively small amount of hot tub water in a spa means for most owners that it is best to become familiar with proper water sanitizing best practises.  So let's dive into hot tub chemistry basics:

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Hot Tub Chemistry Basics

Maintaining a hot tub can be made easy and routine.  Basically just watch the pH level and sanitizer and most of the problems can be avoided.  Products that help reduce necessary chemical usage may include an ozonator or bromine salt system built into the spa.  Even without these items, simply monitor the sanitizer level (usually bromine or chlorine) and the pH level (maintain between 7.2-7.6).  When in doubt, empty it out!

Learn more about which chemicals are needed for your spa in Hot Tub Chemicals 101

Spa Breeze Hot Tub Chemicals

The lineup of Spa Breeze chemicals we offer includes more than enough to tackle almost any hot tub water issue.  We offer a complete bromine starter kit, or you can purchase individual hot tub chemicals including bromine tablets, shock treatment, pH up and down and test strips.

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Learn more about what chemicals are needed to maintain your hot tub in Hot Tub Chemicals 101.

Reduce bromine or chlorine usage by adding Hot Tub Minerals to your hot tub water care routine.

Hot Tub Chemical & Maintenance Tips

Spa Breeze™ wants to ensure many happy experiences while using your new spa. Please take a moment to review these safety tips before using your new spa.

●    Always add chemicals to spa water, never water to chemicals.

●    Add each chemical separately.

●    Wait 15 minutes before adding any additional chemicals.

●    Do not combine different chemicals before adding them to the spa water.

●    Store chemicals according to the manufacturer's label and keep out of the reach of children.

●    Maintain proper sanitation levels.

●    Never heat your spa above 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  Many spas have an automatic shutoff or will not allow this anyways.

●    All bathers should shower without soap before entering the hot tub to remove excess deodorants, lotions and body oils.

●    Adult supervision must be present when children are using the spa.

●    If you are pregnant, have high blood pressure or other cardiovascular condition, consult a physician before using a spa.

●    All chemicals, if not handled properly, may be dangerous.

Get the Best Online Prices on all the Hot Tub Chemicals by Spa Breeze here at Hot Tub Outpost.

Spa Breeze™ M-W-F Spa Maintenance Program is intended for residential customers only. Ask a spa professional for details on chemical requirements for use in commercial and other applications.

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