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Proper Care, Storage & Shelf Life of Reagents

Reagents that are stored properly maintain have a much longer shelf life and maintain their maximum effectiveness than those that are improperly stored. This includes all reagents including liquids, powders, crystals, tablets and test-strips. Reagents should not be stored in moist or damp areas and should be kept dry and moisture free at all times. Powders, crystals and acids are very stable and have an excellent shelf life if kept dry and aren’t exposed .

Hot Tub Ionizers

Hot Tub Ionizers Nobody enjoys soaking in a dirty or unhealthy hot tub and owners go to great lengths to ensure an enjoyable and relaxing soaking experience in water that’s as clean, safe and healthy as possible. How do we get our tub and spa water as clean and safe as possible? Simple, by adding chemical sanitizers, pH balancers, oxidizers, clarifiers, calcium boosters, metal removers, water softeners, enzymes and algaecides etc… If you’re tired .

Ozone vs. Ultra Violet Light Hot Tub Sanitizing

The comparison chart below breaks down the features and benefits of Ozone versus UV technology for hot tub and spa water sanitation and purification. The upfront cost is about the same for Ozone and UV, but the minimal maintenance and reduced chemical requirements of an ozone system create significant benefits. On the other hand, UV lamps must be replaced every 3 to 12 months and must be figured into the maintenance costs for these .

Scientific Facts About Ozone Use in Hot Tubs

What is Ozone? • Ozone is “active oxygen”, nature’s special element. Each ozone molecule consists of three oxygen atoms. • Ozone is a natural purifier. • Ozone is created in nature by the combination of oxygen in air and the ultraviolet rays of the sun or by the corona discharge during a lightning storm. • Ozone has a clean, fresh scent noticed after a rainstorm. • Ozone is the most powerful oxidizer safely used. .

Non-Chlorine Shock Treatments

Non-Chlorine Shock For years, hot tub and spa owners have been keeping their water crystal clear by “Shocking” it on a weekly basis with Chlorine or Bromine. Shocking your hot tub or spa quickly raises the sanitizer level of the spa water, killing off any of the bacteria that may be present. Unwanted bacteria in spa water can cause skin irritation, rashes, odors and cloudy water. The down side of “shocking” your hot tub .

Chlorine Shock Treatment Alternatives

Potassium Monopersulfate from Dupont The use of Potassium Monopersulfate, a non-chlorine shock treatment, has significantly increased in both use and popularity among hot tub and spa owners over the last 10 years. The benefits of using a non-chlorine shock like Monopersulfate instead of a chlorine or bromine shock include reduced odor, less irritation to your eyes and skin and it requires only a short waiting period before soakers and bathers can re-enter the water. .

Bromine Information

Bromine When bromine is added to a hot tub or spa,  it’s in the form of bromide ions. It’s then activated with an oxidizer to form hypobromous acid. Hypobromous acid is the killing form of bromine. When hypobromous acid reacts with an organic contaminant it’s reduced back to bromide ions.   The bromide ions can then be reactivated back into hypobromous acid by the addition of an oxidizer. This is somewhat of a continuous cycle .