How to Keep Your Hot Tub Safe with Chlorine

How to Keep Your Hot Tub Safe with Chlorine

So, you've got yourself a hot tub, and you want to keep it safe, clear and inviting for those relaxing dips. Well, my friend, let me introduce you to your new best buddy in hot tub maintenance – chlorine! This powerful little chemical superhero is here to save the day and keep your hot tub water clean and sanitized. Let's dive into the bubbly world of using chlorine in your hot tub!

Why Chlorine is Your Hot Tub's Bestie

Chlorine is like the bouncer at the hottest party in town – it keeps out all the unwanted guests (bacteria, algae, and other nasties) so you can enjoy your soak in peace. It works by breaking down organic matter and killing off any germs that try to crash your hydrotherapy session.

How Much Chlorine to Add

Now, you don't want to drown your hot tub in chlorine – that's a party foul! The ideal chlorine level for a hot tub is between 3-5 parts per million (ppm). To figure out how much chlorine to add, you'll need some test strips or a testing kit. Dip those bad boys in the water, follow the instructions, and voila! You'll know exactly how much chlorine your tub needs.

When to Add Chlorine

Just like a good DJ knows when to drop the beat, you need to know when to drop the chlorine. Typically, adding chlorine once a week should keep your hot tub water sparkling clean. However, if you've had a big party or a lot of people soaking in the tub, you might need to add some extra chlorine to keep things fresh.

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3

Testing your hot tub water regularly is key to maintaining that perfect balance of chemicals. Keep an eye on the pH level too – it should be between 7.2-7.6 for optimal comfort and effectiveness of the chlorine. Remember, a happy hot tub is a well-balanced hot tub!

Tips for Chlorine Success

    • Stir it Up: Make sure to circulate the water after adding chlorine to ensure it's evenly distributed.
    • Don't Mix Business with Pleasure: Never mix different types of chlorine – stick with one kind to avoid chemical reactions.
    • Shower Power: Encourage your hot tub guests to shower before hopping in – this helps reduce the amount of organic matter in the water.
    • Cover Up: When not in use, cover your hot tub to prevent debris from getting in and messing with your chlorine levels.


So there you have it – a crash course in keeping your hot tub happy with chlorine! With a little bit of testing, some regular maintenance, and a sprinkle of fun, you'll be soaking in sparkling clean water all year round. Cheers to happy tubbing!