pH in a hot tub refers to the level of acidity or alkalinity in the water. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral, below 7 being acidic, and above 7 being alkaline or basic.
Controlling the pH level in a hot tub is important for several reasons. First, it affects the effectiveness of the sanitizers used to keep the water clean and free of harmful bacteria. Second, it can impact the comfort of the bathers, as water that is too acidic or alkaline can irritate the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Finally, it can also affect the lifespan of the hot tub equipment, as excessively acidic or alkaline water can cause corrosion or mineral buildup.
To control the pH level in a hot tub, you will need to test the water regularly using a test strip or a liquid test kit. The ideal pH range for a hot tub is between 7.2 and 7.8. If the pH is too low, you will need to add a pH increaser or alkalinity increaser to raise it. If the pH is too high, you will need to add a pH decreaser or acid to lower it.
It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when adding chemicals to the hot tub, and to avoid adding too much at once. After adding any chemicals, you should wait for at least 30 minutes before testing the pH level again.
In addition to monitoring and adjusting the pH level, it’s also important to maintain proper sanitation levels and to change the water periodically to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub experience.
Peterborough Landscape Supply does free water analysis for your hot tub. Bring in a sample anytime and we will test it for you.