Hot tubs are associated with recreation and relaxation—two things known to combat stress. The thought of submerging yourself in sparkling and pristine water is almost as relaxing as the action itself. Many people install their own hot tubs at home, not just for luxury but for health purposes.
To completely enjoy the benefits of your hot tub, a clean and healthy environment must be fostered since algae and bacteria grow quickly in warm water. Spa chemicals aid in the maintenance as they keep the water clean, sanitized, and all set to invigorate you.
Spa chemicals are used to purify water and prevent unwanted formation of organics. The function of cleaners is to remove not just the harmful substances, but also the accumulation of dirt and oil. Some chemicals offer a long lasting cleansing effect while others are only used to clean the equipment after drainage. Bio-degradable spa chemicals are also available for an eco-friendly way of keeping hot tubs hygienic and dirt-free.
Suppliers offer chlorine or bromine spa start-up kits that provide owners with products they need. These kits often come with instructions for opening or refilling the spa. Most of them also include a surface cleaner, water clarifier, oxidizer, pH increaser and various other cleansers.
Bromine vs. Chlorine
The most common sanitizers are chlorine (typically used in swimming pools) and bromine, which prevent algae and bacterial growth, when kept at the right levels.
The chlorine sanitizing granules are not only easy to use but also very economical. They dissolve easily and completely so you can take advantage of its ability to sanitize your spa. But most spa owners say that chlorine should only be used occasionally (as a shocking agent) and not as the main spa sanitizer.
Meanwhile, brominating tablets offer the cleansing effects of chlorine minus the odor. Although more expensive, bromine is preferable for sanitizing warm water in spas because it’s more stable. Add a bromine booster if you want to establish a bromine reserve in your hot tub at once.