Here at S & H Pools, we want to help you enjoy your hot tub as much as you can, and in order to do that, you will need to make sure it is properly maintained. When it comes to maintaining your hot tub, one important step you’ll need to take is to regularly test the water to make sure the chemicals are properly balanced. In this article, we’ll provide more information on why hot tub water testing is important in order to help you make the best choices for your hot tub and its upkeep.
- Comfort- One reason why hot tub water testing is important is because water that is properly balanced is more comfortable to swim and soak in. Too much chlorine in the water can cause skin irritation, which is obviously not something you want to experience, especially not from a hot tub that is supposed to relax you.
- Safety- The purpose of the chemicals in your hot tub water is to kill germs–without these chemicals, bacteria or viruses would get into the water and multiply, which means they would spread to other people. You should have your water tested regularly to make sure the chemical concentration is strong enough to prevent germs from spreading, but not so strong as to cause the irritation that we described above.
- Savings- A third reason to get regular hot tub water testing is because it will increase the lifespan of your hot tub and its equipment, which will save you money on repairs and replacement. Similarly, checking the water regularly allows you to adjust the balance more easily, without having to pay for expensive shock treatments to correct major issues.