Hot Tub Watercare

Chemistry 101: Hot Tub Chemicals Explained

If you’re the type of person who struggles to keep house plants alive, you may be somewhat anxious about playing Mad Scientist with your hot tub. We are here to help with a Hot Tub Chemicals 101 – everything you need to know!

What is pH and Why Does it Matter?

If you’re like a lot of new hot tub owners, the last time you had anything to do with pH was holding a strip of litmus paper against a lemon in middle school. If you need a pH refresher, then read on! You may remember more from your school days than you might think.. 

Why is My Hot Tub Cloudy?

Wondering why your hot tub water looks cloudy and foamy after your recent hot tub party? Read on to see what may have caused it in the first place. We bet that that before you reach the end of this guide, you will be convinced to treat your cloudy water as soon as possible. 

Why Does My Spa Smell Bad?

Worried about the bad smell coming from your hot tub? Looking for an effective and reasonable fix for this? Bad smell in a hot tub can mean a lot of things – which is what we will discuss further in this guide.

How Healthy Is Your Water Quality?

After logging hundreds of support cases over the years, we have found an overwhelming correlation between these 12 risk factors and the presence of active bio-contaminants. How does your hot tub stack up?

Where To Store Hot Tub Chemicals

Proper storage plays a vital role in ensuring the chemicals you use on your hot tub remain in good condition, providing your hot tub with the optimal boost and care that it needs. 

What Causes Hot Tub Foam?

Foam can often be mistaken as friendly bubbles, but in reality, it is associated with the water’s cleanliness. Have you ever seen foam in your hot tub and wondered what could be causing it?

Bromine Hot Tub Basics

When it comes to traditional hot tub chemistry, bromine and chlorine are the two options for sanitization. Through this guide, we shed some light upon what bromine is, how it works, and what are its pros and cons. 

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Hot Tub Equipment and Maintenance

The 6 Most Common Hot Tub Maintenance Issues

Know your stuff and keep technician costs down! Here we look at six of the most common maintenance issues that can arise for hot tub owners and offer advice on dealing with each one.

Winterizing a Hot Tub

If you’re dead set against using your tub in the colder months or are going to be away for a long period, you may need to winterize your spa to protect it from the cold weather and inactivity. Here we give you the key steps to winterizing your tub. 

How to Clean a Hot Tub Filter

Many hot tub owners have admitted that they avoid filter cleaning because they believe it is a cumbersome and complex task. Truth be told, cleaning the filter is as easy as rinsing it with a garden hose and can save you big!

How to Clean a Hot Tub Cover

As much as it is necessary to maintain the cleanliness of your hot tub, it is also important to keep the hot tub’s cover clean and free of debris. Whether your hot tub is indoor or outdoor, special attention needs to be given to its cover. 

Deep Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Sound familiar? You follow the rules and drain the water in your hot tub at intervals recommended by the manufacturer and local dealer. But the longer you own your hot tub, the more frequently you have to add chemicals and it needs to be drained.

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Hot Tub Lifestyles

Top 10 Hot Tub Purchasing Mistakes

Bringing home a new hot tub should be a moment of celebration, but too many people fail to do proper research before handing over their hard-earned cash. We look at the ten biggest mistakes people make when purchasing a new tub. 

Hot Tub Health Benefits

With a lot of buzz going around about hot tubs and their capability of providing health benefits to the human body, we wonder, how many people are actually aware of the relationship between hot tubs and hydrotherapy? 

How to Save Money and Stay Safe Buying A Used Hot Tub

So you’ve decided to buy a hot tub, and just can’t go past that great deal you have spotted on a used model. Read on, and make sure today’s bargain isn’t tomorrow’s money trap!

Top 10 Hot Tub Entertainment Tips

At Hot Tub Addict, we’re huge fans of a good hot tub party. We’ve put together a list of tips you should consider before entertaining guests in your spa. 

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Our Favorite Websites

SpaSearch Magazine

Consumer magazine devoted to families looking to purchase a new hot tub

Pool Spa Forum

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Our Favorite Youtube Channels

Swim University

Take the “scary” out of pool and hot tub care.

Oregon Hot Tub

Leading hot tub retailer located in the Northwest

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How-To videos for swimming pool and hot tub owners

Spa Guy How To

Delve into the inner workings of your hot tub.

All About Spas

How-To Series to answer frequently asked questions from spa owners

Hot Spring Spas

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Master Spa Owners

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BioGuard Pool and Spa Care

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Spring Dance Hot Tubs

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