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What’s the Best Hot Tub Sanitizer?

By Hot Tub OutfittersAugust 19, 2019

Okay, it’s the year 2019. Hot tubs have been around for over 50 years. A lot has changed over the decades. There have been changes in how we sanitize hot tubs and keep them clean. Let’s consider what’s the best way to keep your household hot tub sanitized.

It’s important to keep a sanitizer residual in the hot tub water to make sure it’s safe for your family to enjoy. First you’ll want a floating dispenser. Simply put sanitizer tablets into the dispenser and it will gradually release sanitizer into the water. There’s two choices for sanitizer tablets, either bromine or chlorine. Both work really well – I generally recommend bromine because most people find it more gentle on the skin. The floater has different settings, just screw it tighter or leave it more open to control water flow. Test strips are a great tool to make sure your sanitizer levels are right. It’s also important to make sure your water chemistry is balanced in regards to pH, alkalinity and calcium.

Now it’s important to mention Mineraluxe. Lots of people ask me about ways to reduce the need for bromine or chlorine. Mineraluxe has completely revolutionized hot tub water care and is a great natural solution for people who want to reduce sanitizer levels. If you’re interested, check out our post about switching over to Mineraluxe.

For those people out there who are interested in getting rid of the floater and switching to saltwater, we recently put up a post about how to switch your tub over to bromine salwater. You can find that here.

Whether you use chlorine, bromine, Mineraluxe or salt system I hope you find our website helpful. Get in touch with any questions

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