Welcome to our spa chemicals section. Here, we present only the best in hand-picked hot tub chemicals and accessories for your home spa life. Our standards for selection are simple. We only offer spa products that we would use in our own homes.
While most of these items aren’t necessary for the proper function of your spa, they will help you enjoy your spa more and help maintain your investment longer.
Why not get the most out of your spa experience with some of our practical and fun accessories like: spa caddy, spa vacuum, unbreakable glassware, steps, cover lifters and more.
Spa Treatment Chemicals
If your experience was anything like ours, the most confusing thing about owning a spa is dealing with chemicals that are required to do a whole bunch of seemingly complicated things.
There are sanitizers, shock, pH balancers, test strips, water cleaners, filter cleaners and you name it. They all do different things except for chlorine, bromine, BAQUACIL®, minerals and ozone which all do the same thing…only differently, which leads us to…
An Introduction to Spa Sanitizers
We know an expert in our business who says, “on a scale of one to ten, using a sanitizer in your hot tub is a “ten” and everything else begins at around a three.” Sanitizing your spa water is the most important spa maintenance you can do for yourself. Why? Because sanitizers kill the bacteria and viruses that populate every hot tub.
Ok, so here’s a quick run down on the different types of hot tub sanitizers:
Chlorine: You’re probably familiar with Chlorine as the primary sanitizer used in pools. You can use chlorine safely in spas too, except in a different concentration. There are chlorine tablets and chlorine granules created specifically for hot tub use.
Bromine: Bromine tablets are a combination of sodium bromide and chlorine. Many people choose bromine over chlorine because the smell is not as strong. Bromine is available in tablets and is generally distributed using a floating feeder .
BAQUACIL®: BAQUACIL’s® chemical structure makes it extremely stable and is not affected by sunlight, temperature or pH fluctuations. It features a 3-step, three product chlorine-free system that is easy to use.
Mineral Purifiers: You can use mineral purifiers to assist (but not entirely replace) your sanitizers in keeping your hot tub clear of contamination. Mineral purifiers are typically placed inside your filter cartridge or contained in a floating dispenser and the sanitizing minerals are slowly released into the water over time.
Ozone: Ozone sanitation requires that your hot tub is equipped with a piece of equipment called an “ozonator.” Even if your spa has an ozonator, you will need to supplement your spa water with a low level of sanitizer like Chlorine or Bromine. (The idea that a spa can be thoroughly sanitized with ozone or and/or mineral products alone is a myth).
We offer a wide variety of water-balancing chemicals for all sanitizing systems. Call Clearwater Pool and Spa at 603-357-5874 or visit our store (see map)!