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Hot tubs in Calgary with low pH problems can be a challenge to operate and maintain. One of the most common reasons why hot tub water has a low pH level is because of the amount of bromine in the water. If the hot tub has not been properly maintained, then there may be an excess of bromine in the water that builds up over time and begins to irritate a person's eyes and skin. That's why it's important to maintain your hot tub on a regular basis so you can avoid harmful chemical buildup from occurring in your water. See what you can do about low pH in your hot tub here. 

How to Prevent Low pH in Hot Tubs in Calgary

Caucasian Men Using Chlorine Tabs in a Hot Tub Spa to Maintain Healthy and Quality Water in the Bathtub.

Keep the Hot Tub Covered When Not in Use

If you live in a climate where hot tubs are used for most of the year, then you should have some sort of cover to protect your hot tub from the elements. No matter which type of cover you choose to use, it's important to make sure that it will keep the water warm, so choose a cover that is made from an insulated material that will allow your hot tub to stay warm during the winter months. Regardless of the type of hot tub you have, it's very important to make sure that you keep it covered whenever it's not in use. If you don't do this, then there is a good chance that you will experience a chemical imbalance in your hot tub's water.

Check the Water Each Month

Whether you use a salt water system or not, it's important to check the pH level of your hot tub's water every month. This is not just an important part of hot tub maintenance, but it's also something you should do to ensure that there is no chemical buildup occurring. If you use chlorine in your hot tub, then this is one item that you need to be aware of. Chlorine is a colorless liquid that looks like water. When you go to the store and buy chlorine, they will tell you how much to use based on the length of time that you intend on using your hot tub each day. This will give you an idea of which amount of chemicals are safe for you to use over time. Don't be too worried about using too much chlorine because the water in your hot tub is the same as what is found in municipal water-it's safe for all users. That's why you should never use bleach to maintain the pH level in your hot tub.

Have a Test Kit Handy

If you are not familiar with how a test kit works, then you need to take some time and learn about it. You will be able to see the results immediately, but it's best if you read the instructions that come along with each kit carefully before using it. Even if you cover your hot tub when not in use, it still needs to be checked on a monthly basis to make sure that the water has not developed an imbalance due to exposure to the elements. You should also test your hot tub water at least once a week if you are using any type of chlorine or bromine.

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