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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Hot Tub Buying Guide

Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine

Chlorine is a great sanitizer for water. But it can also have some negative side effects for some folks. Chlorine can cause skin irritations, breathing related troubles, dry hair, itchy skin and more. Many hot tub owners use chlorine or chlorine products to treat their water. In fact, many of us have water that is treated with chlorine coming through our taps and showerheads.

There is a way to neutralize chlorine in water. Vitamin C interacts with chlorine making it harmless. There are products on the market for just this purpose. You can find Vitamin C tablets and powders to put into your hot tub to neutralize the chlorine so you can soak without any of the negative effects of the chlorine to your skin and health.

Vitamin C as both ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate are effective at neutralizing chlorine and are not hazardous. Use 2.5 parts ascorbic acid per every one part chlorine in the hot tub. Ascorbic acid is often sold as a stain remover. Beware that ascorbic acid can lower your pH levels. If you choose to use sodium ascorbate, the ratio is 2.8 parts of sodium ascorbate per every one part chlorine. Sodium ascorbate will not change your pH levels.

Check with your hot tub's manufacturers' recommendation when choosing to use vitamin C to neutralize the chlorine in the water.

And be sure to keep your water clean. You need to use a sanitizer to keep bacteria controlled. Your hot tub is a great place to relax and enjoy, but it's also a wonderful place for algae, bacteria and other unpleasant things to grow. You don't want to compromise your hot tub's water in any way.

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