Hot Tub Buying Guide
How to sanitize with lithium
Lithium hypochlorite is a sanitizer that may be used to treat your hot tub's water. It is a more expensive choice than bromine or chlorine. Lithium hypochlorite is most often used as a shock. It is chlorine-based but dissipates quickly and, therefore, does not have a strong chlorine odor. Like chlorine, it prevents bacteria and algae growth. Lithium is available in powder and granular forms. Lithium hypochlorite is often used with an ozonator system. Some claim that using lithium hypochlorite as your regular sanitizer and, not just as a shock, can make routine maintenance a little easier.
Lithium hypochlorite has its benefits. It is calcium free, dust free and non-flammable and dissolves very rapidly without clouding or raising calcium levels. Check with your manufacturer's recommendation for keeping your tub water sanitized. Your local spa dealer will also be able to guide you. Remember that no matter what sanitizer you choose, you must keep up with your hot tub's maintenance. Often, a few minutes each day will save you much time down the road - and likely money as well. A hot tub that is well maintained is a hot tub that will last a long time and provide you many hours of relaxation and enjoyment.
Lithium hypochlorite is one of the options for sanitizing your tub. It will do its job, but it is a more expensive choice.