Chemical Articles

Need help with your chemicals or want to find out more about them? The following guides on 'Hot Tub Chemicals' are a must read.


Friday, 22 October 2021  |  Jon Pennington
How to look after your hot tub or spa.

Taking care of business. How to look after your hot tub or spa.

If you own a hot tub or spa, you are already sold on the benefits. You are a member of a select group of people who know that owning a hot tub is a short cut to a stress free life. In a fast paced, relentless life, slipping into your hot tub after a long day, an exhausting journey or an epic workout is the perfect way to relieve aching muscles, joints and bones as the powerful jets work their therapeutic magic, transporting you to your ‘happy place’ and restoring your body and mind.

But this blog is not about the soothing sensation of the bubbles, the relaxing sound of the waterfall, or just how relaxed and rejuvenated you feel after your soak, ready for anything that life throws at you. No, this is about your relationship with your hot tub. Because it’s not all fun and games.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021  |  Jon Pennington
How to shock your hot tub

How to shock your spa or hot tub to bring back that sparkle.

As a proud owner of a hot tub or spa, you’ll know the luxurious feeling of slipping into the clean, sparkling water, firing up those powerful jets and letting all your troubles melt away. You’ll know about the importance about keeping the chemistry of your hot tub finely tuned and balanced so you can enjoy a safe, clean, healthy and relaxing spa whenever you need it. But do you know about shocking or oxidising, your spa? It’s a term you may have heard so whether you are a new hot tub owner or you are struggling to maintain the quality of your water, read on for some ‘shocking’ advice. Geddit?

Tuesday, 14 September 2021  |  Jon Pennington
How to use spa fragrances

How to use spa fragrances to enhance your hot tub experience with the power of aromatherapy.

Can I use aromatherapy oils in my hot tub?

What aromatherapy products can I use in my hot tub?

What are the benefits of using hot tub and spa fragrances?

What fragrances are best use in my hot tub?

Read the answers to the above questions and much more about Spazazz Spa Fragrances

1 CommentTuesday, 4 February 2020  |  Jon Pennington
Does a hot tub need an annual service?

Does a hot tub need an annual service?

Have you ever thought that hiring someone to service your hot tub is a con / over priced? Then we would agree (for the majority). In the industry its called a "splash and dash", and for that experience you can expect to pay £200 plus.

This article explains when you do need an engineer, and how and when to service your own hot tub.

Bonus content: "hot tub jets", why you shouldn't take them out during a service.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019  |  Jon Pennington
Do Hot Tubs Need Chemicals

Hot Tub Water: Why Does it Need “Chemical Treatment?”

In the case of a bath tub, you just fill it with water to the warmth you want, take your bath and then let the water drain out. Typically, you don’t bother to treat the water in any way. In the case of hot tubs, however, you have to take the trouble of treating the water with different chemicals. Why this difference?

A hot tub typically accommodates more than one person at a time. It is more a place to relax for longer periods rather than just take a quick bath. Often, it is used for therapeutic purposes, to get relief from aches and pains through a hot soak and a therapeutic massage provided by the jets built into the hot tub.

Friday, 14 July 2017  |  Jon Pennington
Try Active Oxygen - Alternative to Chlorine and Bromine

Looking for an alternative to Chlorine and Bromine? Look no further with Spa Active Oxygen made by Fi-Chlor

If you are considering or need an alternative to the standard chlorine or bromine then this article is for you, it describes what Active Oxygen is and gives detail on how to use it. We think its a great alternative with a sensible price but you should take a read and consider it as an option for your hot tub.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014  |  Jon Pennington
Using Hot Tub Chemicals Correctly in Detail

Hot tub chemicals keep the water in you hot tub clean, clear and healthy. Several different chemicals are used to achieve different results. Chlorine is used for sanitising and “shocking”; pH chemicals increase or decrease acidity / alkalinity balance; and other chemicals work with calcium and metal levels in the water.
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Sunday, 26 January 2014  |  Jon Pennington
AquaChek TruTest 2.2 Electric Water Tester

The following video shows the AquaChek TruTest electronic hot tub and spa water tester in action. The video clearly shows how easy the unit is to use and better still what it looks like whilst its being used.


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