What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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How to clean scale off of a hot tub

Maintaining your hot tub can be a challenging task with new problems arising now and again. Remember to stay on top of regular maintenance to help reduce these issues. Nevertheless, even the most diligent hot tub owner will have issues arise every now and then. Balancing your hot tub's chemical levels is a constant task, but consider it a labor of love ? love for that stress reducing soak in your near future.

One problem that can arise from imbalanced chemicals is known as hot tub scale. It can appear like small crystals on the interior of the hot tub shell and feels like sandpaper. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can be damaging to the hot tub's heater and tubing. So, let's get rid of that scale.

Hot tub scale is the result of high levels of calcium hardness. It's important to keep the calcium hardness (CH) levels in check as well as the pH and total alkinity, and of course, your sanitizer. Remember that calcium Is a mineral found in the water you have put into the tub. So your water source can be the culprit. Is your water hard? Is it treated with a softeneer? Do you have an alternative water source - maybe a different tap that isn't treated?

The calcium is attaching itself to the hot tub's surface and you need it to get back where it came from ? the water itself. This is how you remove calcium deposits from a hot tub. To do this, you need to lower the pH and TA levels. Following your manufacturer's recommendations or the instructions on your chemical products is always suggested. You will want to add your pH down and wait approximately 6 hours before testing again. If you test to early you may get premature results before the tub water has time to adjust and then you may panic adding more or another chemical. Relax and wait.

It's important to deal with the scale so as to avoid any damage to your tub's inner workings as well as to make it comfortable for you to enjoy. Balancing the levels in your hot tub is important to maintaining a clean and comfortable hot tub.

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