Hot Tub Buying Guide
How to make your hot tub smell good
Does your hot tub water smell funky? An odor can be a sign of bacteria growing in there and you want to be sure to tackle the cause of the problem. Check your maintenance schedule. It may be time for a deep clean. Check your levels. Your sanitizer may not be at the right levels. A funny smell may also indicate that your pH is too high or too low. Water with high pH often smells stale or musty. Water with low pH might have a sharp, pungent smell. Also check your hot tub cover. Maybe you have not cleaned that in a while and scum is building up on the underside of that. You may need to change or clean your filter. Or maybe bacteria has found a way to grow inside your tub's pipes. Regular maintenance and proper care of your hot tub should help you to avoid these problems. Your hot tub water should not smell. If the water is clean and healthy and ready to use, your nose should not notice anything peculiar.
Now, if you want to add smells to enhance your hot tub experience, that's another story. Before you do that, make sure your water levels are good. Then enjoy all that aromatherapy has to offer. There are products available to add to your hot tub to provide the many benefits offered by aromatherapy. As with anything, check with your manufacturers' guidelines before adding anything to your hot tub. Your local dealer will likely have products to recommend for your use as well. These additives come as granular, liquid, gel, powder or even as a slow dissolving solid. These products are a mixture of minerals, moisturizers and salts created to make the hot tub experience even more enjoyable. There are many scents available and you may enjoy the process of finding the perfect scent for you and yours. You may be able to find some sample packets that your local dealer is happy to share with you.
If you do use additives to enhance your tub experience and provide aromatherapy, be sure to keep up with your regular maintenance and care of your hot tub and water. You don't want to mask any issues that could occur.