How to Use Hot Tub Test Strips
To get an accurate reading of the water chemistry you should take a sample of water from as close to the middle of the tub as you can. Find a clean plastic or glass container, turn it upside down and dip it into the water about elbow deep. Then simply turn the container over and fill it up.
NB The reason you collect water from the middle of the tub is because you can get inaccurate readings by taking a sample near to the jets where the water can be overly aerated. Also, if you have an automatic chemical feeder (such as the spa frog system) there is likely to be higher levels of sanitiser near the jets.
Just dip a strip into the water and remove immediately. Do not shake excess water from the strip, hold horizontally for 15 seconds and compare the colours on the strip pads with the colour chart on the side of the bottle.
Store your test strips in a cool dry place and do not let them get damp.
The accuracy of the readings will deteriorate quickly after the use-by date printed on the pot, so always check that the test strips are in-date prior to use.
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Nothing is more important for hot tub water quality than the filtration system. A dirty or worn-out filter will fail in its job of trapping contaminants and put an unnecessary strain on the spa pump(s).
Use a non-abrasive spa cleaning pad in conjunction with a low foaming hot tub surface cleaner to remove any oil and dirt build up around the waterline and to clean the spa after draining.
Biofilm accumulates in the pipe work of all hot tubs and provides an ideal breading ground for bacteria and algae. Use a plumbing cleaner at every water change to ensure that a significant biofilm layer doesn't build up.
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When constantly exposed to sunlight or mildew vinyl covers degrade quickly. Hot tub cover cleaners and protectors are the key to keeping your cover looking and performing like new.
These cleaners draw grit, leaves and over debris from the water and the bottom of the tub.
Most come with brushes and other time-saving cleaning aids.
A submersible pump makes the job of emptying and cleaning your hot tub so much easier.
The tub will be empty in minutes!
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All you need to keep your hot tub in tip top condition.
Why struggle when these tools could make life so much easier?