Hot tubs are not like the bathtub in your home

At home, when you run a bath. You fill it with water, get in and wash. You might sit and soak for a bit as well. But when finished, you get out, dry off and drain the tub.

The water in a hot tub or spa will stay there for weeks or longer. Without adding the proper chemicals to the water. Your hot tub will become contaminated.

Maintaining hot tub water requires several chemicals

Managing the water in your hot tub or spa will keep it clean and safe. There are several chemicals required to maintain the water in a hot tub.


These are a popular non-chlorine alternative for sanitizing hot tubs. Unlike other options. biguanides don’t work with chlorine, bromine, or other sanitizing systems.

Using Biguanides will require a complete switch in sanitizing systems. Biguanides do have some drawbacks. So they may not be the best option if you’re looking for easy hot tub maintenance.


Bromine is a chlorine alternative for sanitizing your hot tub. It comes in granule or tablet form and can be less harsh on sensitive skin than chlorine. For some individuals, even bromine can cause skin irritation. Bromine works like chlorine. Although bromine tends to be more stable at higher temperatures.


This mineral will naturally occur in water. Most times, calcium is not an issue. But depending on the water where you live, it may be too hard or too soft for your spa.

If the calcium level in your hot tub water is too hard. You may need to use a special filter or product to reduce the water hardness. If your water is too soft, you may need to increase calcium hardness.


Chlorine is the most commonly used sanitizer and shock treatment for hot tubs. Thus, it is one of the most crucial chemicals to include in our hot tub chemicals for dummies guide. Chlorine kills bacteria, fungi, and other microbial life.


A clarifier helps keep spa water clear. It works by attracting and enlarging tiny particles of dirt and dust so the filter can capture them.


These biological catalysts speed up chemical reactions. To help rid hot tub water of non-living organic material.

Enzymes break down:

  • body oil,
  • lotions,
  • hair products,
  • cosmetics,
  • bodily fluids,
  • and other substances to reduce the amount of sanitizer needed to maintain your hot tub.

Filter Cleaner

Cleaning filters is an essential part of hot tub care. A specially formulated cleaner for your hot tub filters is essential.

Sodium Bisulphate (pH decreaser)

pH is the measure of how acidic or basic your spa water is. If your spa water pH is too high, that means it’s too basic, or very alkaline. You can decrease pH with muriatic acid or sodium bisulphate.

Plumbing Cleaner

A plumbing cleaner is used to flush out and remove:

  • biofilm,
  • scale deposits,
  • grime,
  • oily residue,
  • and other chemicals, mineral, and organic contaminants from your spa’s plumbing.


A crucial part of hot tub maintenance. Sanitizer is what disinfects hot tub water and helps keep your spa water clear. Chlorine and bromine are the most popular sanitizers.

Other specialized sanitizing systems on the market include:

  • ozonators,
  • ionizers,
  • biguanides,
  • UV light systems,
  • and salt water chlorine generators.


Hot tub shock is an ample dose of oxidizer (either chlorine or non-chlorine treatment). Used to restore water clarity and quality following regular use or contamination.

Shocking the hot tub can be done anytime it is required. It should also be a regular part of your hot tub care regimen for easy hot tub maintenance.

Sodium Carbonate or Sodium Bicarbonate

If your hot tub water’s total alkalinity and/or pH is too low, that means it is too acidic.

  • Sodium carbonate will raise the pH level.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate increases alkalinity.

Water treatment/conditioner

Water treatment and conditioner make for easy hot tub maintenance. Water Treatment & Conditioners help eliminate:

  • scum lines,
  • prevents scale build-up,
  • helps maintain proper pH levels,
  • makes spa water feel soft and silky.

As a result, it can reduce the use of harsh chemicals needed to maintain your hot tub.


Authorized Hot Tub Warranty Services

We are Authorized to provide Warranty Services for many hot tub companies such as:

We also provide service for ANY other spa in the market. These companies have trusted us to take care of their customers and we work hard to live up to their expectations!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Jonny's Hot tub offers the best warranty in the industry on parts and labour.

Year Round Service

We live in Saskatchewan but that doesn't stop a lot of people from enjoying their hot tubs year-round. Here at Jonny's Hot Tub Service, we know that and we are here for you. Both on the good days and the cold days.

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Regina, SK S4R 2P8