Discount Spa Chemicals Online

replacement spa chemicalsWhy run around from store to store wasting gas and time when you can comfortably order replacement hot tub chemicals online?

With online shopping, you get access to an immediate and huge selection of hot tub chemicals, fragrances, filters and other maintenance accessory products.

Get free shipping when you buy enough chemicals to put you over the free shipping threshold.  The prices are great too because online merchants can offer you lower prices than high-overhead retail stores.

The retailer is a great place to go to buy your hot tub if you want to try out the individual spas by sitting in them, but no reason to drive all the way to some retailer for a bottle of test strips. Chances are they don’t have every filter in stock either.  The warehouses of online merchants are much larger than the floor space in some retail store, so you have a wider selection of in-stock, ready to ship hot tub chemicals and accessories.

Don’t forget to buy all you need at the same time so you get free shipping.

Hot Tub spa chemicalsGet bromine tablets, granular chlorine, shock treatment, pH plus and minus, test strips and even fragrances or foam down. Make a list and then order up!

Your shipment will be on its way fast and you can spend more time enjoying your spa and the people around you.

Here’s to crystal clear water and beautiful hot tub evenings. Get your replacement spa chemicals at the Hot Tub Outpost.

Hot Tub Water Test Kits and Test Strips

Spa Breeze ChemicalsTesting spa water is simple with either a water test kit for chlorine based spas or test strips for chlorine or bromine based spas.

A water test kit is preferred by some as it is said to be more accurate, but the test strips to an equally fine job of alerting the spa owner to a chemical imbalance in the hot tub.

A water test kit comes with a dual chamber plastic vile with level readouts. On one side, a test for chlorine is done by adding 5 drops of OTO to the water sample. On the other side, the test for water pH is done by adding 5 drops of phenol red to a sample of hot tub water filled to the fill line.

The caps are put on and the viles are shaken up to get the correct readout.  Then adjust the water’s sanitizer and pH levels.

Water test strips usually come in viles of 50 strips per container and they come in all sorts of different configurations.  A popular test strip is the one that has 4 tests – chlorine, bromine, pH and alkalinity.  Of course it won’t test for both chlorine and bromine because you should be using either bromine or chlorine as the sanitizer, never mixing the two.  But this allows hot tub owners of both bromine and chlorine based spas to purchase the same test strip without worrying about it in case they eventually want to switch sanitizer after a water change, or to just not worry about being sure they purchased the correct test strip.

The pH levels on the test strip will indicate over/under and allow for adjustment to within the 7.2-7.6 range.  Some suggest it is ok to go as far as 7.8 pH and still be ok.

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Keep test strips in a dry place to be sure they do not get moist which can affect readings from the test strip. Follow directions on the container they come in and take the reading right away after dipping the test strip in the water as the colors can change over time after the test is taken.

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Water test kits are also available online from the Hot Tub Outpost.

Mineral Sticks for Easy Hot Tub Water Care

Mhot tub mineral stickineral sticks by Frog, Nature 2 and Leisure Time are cartridges that insert right into the filter compartment and allow for a reduction in chemical sanitizer. Although the mineral stick does not replace bromine or chlorine, quantities of the sanitizer can be reduced when using a mineral stick.

The mineral stick helps kill bacteria by dissolving trace amounts of mineral material into the water while being odorless.  It works by producing positive ions that destroy negative charged bacteria cells.

Most mineral sticks work together with a built-in ozonator to help reduce bromine or chlorine needed.  Just put the cartridge in the filter housing area, it does not need to be mounted.  Never mount a mineral stick inside the plumbing of a spa.  Some filters will allow for the stick to go inside the filter if the filter is longer than about 7″, but just putting in the housing or in the filter basket area is adequate.  Replace the stick every 3-4 months.

frog mineral stickKeep your water safe, free from harmful bacteria and sparkling clean with a mineral stick in addition to reduced amounts of chlorine or bromine. That means less chemical smell and less skin irritation.  Never mix bromine and chlorine.

The frog mineral stick is green, like a frog and fits right in the filter compartment of most spas.  Follow the directions by snapping off the end and inserting into filter cartridge area.  This works with spas up to 1,000 gallons.  One stick will last 3-4 months.

Hot Tub PH and Chemical Maintenance

chemical for maintaining hot tubGetting the chemicals balanced in the hot tub does not have to be a chore.  Using the Monday-Wednesday-Friday program, spa water maintenance is easy.

Some things to be aware of about pH and hot tubs.

The pH scale goes from 0 to 14 with pH of 7 being neutral.  Anything higher than 7 is base and lower than 7 is acid.

Low pH Problems

Running the spa with low pH is very bad for the hot tub and can cause equipment damage.  Problems with pump seals, o-rings, gaskets, heaters and pumps as well as leaks may be a result of operating the hot tub with water that has low pH.  The solution is to keep an eye on the pH level with test strips and add Spa Up or PH increaser to maintain the 7.4-7.6 ideal pH range.

High pH Problems

This can put mineral deposits on the shell and make your spa feel like sandpaper.  High pH can cause calcium carbonate to precipitate creating a white coating all over the spa.

Operating a spa with high pH also causes cloudy water and is not good for the spa.

Ideal pH Range

The ideal range to maintain hot tub water in is between 7.2-7.6.  Better is between 7.4-7.6 just so there is no danger in the spa slipping into acid water mode below 7 pH.

Have Spa Up and Spa Down on hand and add whichever one is needed to keep the pH in the ideal range.

What about Sanitizer?maintaining a hot tub

This is the other very important chemical for maintaining hot tub water.  Be sure to have enough bromine or chlorine in the water.  The amount of sanitizer can be somewhat reduced if using either a bromine salt system or ozonator.  If using a mineral stick, they can also be reduced, but never eliminated.

QCA Spas has a chemical dispenser for tablets right inside the filter and the amount of bromine or chlorine added can be regulated on the device.  Alternatively a floater can be used to dose bromine or chlorine.

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Buy Pool Spa Chemicals From a Reputable Supplier

A swimming pool or a hot tub is great to have in your backyard for easy and convenient fun for you and the whole family. In order to maintain your pool and spa properly, one of the most important things you need to do is apply the proper amount of pool chemicals to ensure the water is clean, clear, and safe for you and your family to swim in. Testing the pool or spa water’s chemical levels is the only way to ensure that you have the proper amount of chemicals in the water to keep it free of germs and bacteria that can lurk in the water if it is not treated properly. It is important to keep a water test kit or test strips to check the water levels.

When you need to buy pool spa chemicals, consider your options. The most common chemical to treat water is chlorine, and has been for years. Another very common chemical for the spa or pool water is bromine. Either one of these types of chemicals is great for treating and cleaning the water to make it safe for occupancy.

These chemicals are made up of varying chemical compositions, which essentially stops the growth of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. In addition, they are able to break down all sorts of matter within the water and prevent any contamination. These chemicals are safe for people’s skin, hair and eyes, which makes them ideal solutions to keep water clean while still allowing people to enjoy the pool or spa.

Testing the pool water is essential to make sure the pH, alkaline and calcium levels are within balance. Failure to keep these factors within proper ranges can result in green algae growth, or a cloudy appearance of the water. An off balance of certain levels can irritate the skin, and allow harmful bacteria to invade the water. In addition to permitting the water to become unpleasant, improper balances of these levels can potentially cause damage to the liner, filter and pump.

When you are ready to buy pool spa chemicals, shop online at a reputable dealer and supplier like HotTubOutpost.com for the lowest prices, wide selection of products, and outstanding customer service. You can save money and enjoy the convenience of having your pool or hot tub chemicals delivered right to your door. Check out their accessories as well, to make your pool or spa even more enjoyable.