If you have a hot tub, surely the question that has passed through your head at least once is can we enjoy a hot tub without chemicals? In short, no, but we can minimize their use in various ways. It's important to understand why we use chemicals at all and that they are there to help us keep a hot tub safe and healthy for us. In this article, we will say something about the importance of chemicals and why they are necessary for a hot tub.
Why do we need hot tub chemicals?
Let’s start with the importance of chemicals. They are important for several reasons, and the first and most important is to keep our water clean and safe. If you don’t add chlorine, the bacteria would multiply quickly and contaminate the water in your hot tub. Chemicals are important because they balance the water in your bathtub, and extend the life of the bath. They can also improve the soaking experience. Many people thus chemicals to purify and soften water.
Why do people avoid using chemicals?
Some people just don't like the idea of bathing in water with chemicals and prefer "natural" water. In fact, in this situation, a lot depends on the water balance. If the water is well balanced, the difference between "natural" water and that treated with chemicals is negligible. On the other hand, certain people consider chemicals a cost. But the truth is that the average hot tub owner spends about 50 $ a month on chemicals, which isn’t much, you have to agree.
How to reduce the use of chemicals
As we said earlier, we cannot and do not recommend completely excluding chemicals, but we can reduce their presence as much as possible. This is achieved primarily by well-balanced water. The more balanced the water, the fewer chemicals will be needed to keep it clean and safe. If you don’t like chemicals, use only those necessary for the healthy operation of your hot tub. By necessary we mean balancing and sanitizing chemicals, while chemicals such as various purifiers are not generally needed.
You can use The Nature 2 Spa filter. These are mineral filters that are placed in your bathtub. They are rich in minerals like silver that kill bacteria and reduce the need for chemicals.
Clean the hot tub filter more often. Disinfection chemicals primarily attack organic material, and these are also impurities in the filter. If the filter is dirty and clogged, much of the chemicals will stay on the filter, not on the bacteria that contaminate your water. To get the most out of the chemicals you use, rinse the filter every two weeks, clean it thoroughly every 3 to 4 months, and replace it every 12 to 16 months.
As you can see if you want a clean, tidy, and healthy bath you need to use water chemicals to some extent. Understand that they help you, keep you healthy, and prolong your soaking time. Use them rationally and with regular maintenance and you won't have any problems.