Spending time in a hot tub or spa is very fun and can also release stress and relax your muscles. However, it is important to follow safety procedures to prevent the spread of germs and diseases, maintain appropriate body temperature, and prevent injury. If you own a hot tub, you’ll need to take the right precautions to keep you and your guests safe and happy. If you’re using a public hot tub, follow basic safety procedures so that you can relax and have fun with your friends.
Maintain a pH between 7.2 and 7.8 with pH increaser or decreaser
When you own a jacuzzi spa, it’s important to maintain proper levels of pH to reduce eye and skin irritants caused by the disinfectants in the water. PH is a scale that tells you how alkaline or acidic a substance is. Pure water has a pH of 7, and a spa or hot tub should be between 7.2 and 7.8. If your water’s pH is too high or too low, purchase pH increaser or decreaser at your local home improvement store to change the levels accordingly. You can use hot tub test strips to test the pH of the water. To use a strip, submerge it in the water for about 15 seconds. The strip will change colour according to your water’s pH, and you can match that colour to the label to identify it.
Test your calcium levels to protect the water from impurities
If your calcium levels are too high, you’ll notice cloudy water and scaling on the sides of the tub. On the other hand, if the calcium levels are too low, the water can cause erosion and damage to the tub. You can use water hardness test strips to check the calcium levels, and then take action to make the necessary adjustments.
Add chlorine or bromine to sanitize the water and prevent the spread of germs
You can choose either bromine or chlorine to keep your hot tub clean. Both of these chemicals come in either powder or tablet form. Bromine levels should stay between 3-5ppm, depending on whether you use tablets or powder. Chlorine levels should always stay between 2 and 5 ppm. Check the levels of these chemicals using test strips, and then make adjustments accordingly.