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Myth Busters: Debunking Common Hot Tub Myths

Myth Busters: Debunking Common Hot Tub Myths

While on the search for the right hot tub, you may come across some myths. Is salt water always the best option? Are they unsanitary? This blog post will demystify common myths to ensure you are making well-informed decisions. 

1. MYTH: Having more jets will give me a better massage.

More isn’t always merrier. Too many jets may lead to a weak massage since the same amount of water is being dispersed amongst more jets.  

Let us compare two spas. They are both the same size, have the same water capacity, and each have two pumps of equal power. Spa 1 has 40 jets, while Spa 2 has 62. The strength of the water flow the pump produces in Spa 1 is dispersed among less jets, making the water pressure that goes to each jet stronger. This makes for a high-pressure massage. In Spa 2, the pump is producing the same strength of water pressure, but is delivered to more jets, decreasing the strength of water flow that goes to each jet. This makes for a weak massage. 

Instead, consider the types of jets available, the placement of jets compared to your common aches and sore areas, and the number and power of the spa’s pumps.  

2. MYTH: Hot tubs are unsanitary.

As long as you are following the recommended maintenance schedule, your spa is working to fight bacteria and biofilm. Our CHEMICALS, AO₃P SYSTEM, and ANTIMICROBIAL FILTERS provide maximum sanitization. 

 3. MYTH: Bromine is better for maintaining my spa.  

While some prefer to use bromine over chlorine, it is not as economically sound as the use of chlorine granules. With our products, bromine affects pH levels so you may need more of It to sanitize spa water as easily as CHLORINE GRANULES do.  

4. MYTH: Chemical tablets are the best options for me as they simplify the maintenance needed. 

The use of chlorine tablets placed into floaters is common in pool sanitization. However, we do not recommend using it in hot tubs. Chlorine tablets contain a set amount of chlorine and are made of trichlor, a highly concentrated form of chlorine.  Ideally, your spa water should be neutral but trichlor tablets decrease your pH, making your water more acidic. This not only can irritate your skin and eyes, but can damage spa components. GRANULES are the better option as dichlor granules are easier to monitor and maintain according to your spa’s water levels. 

5. MYTH: Salt water is better than chorine because it is a natural purifier. 

Salt water hot tubs have become increasingly popular due to salt water’s minerals and natural purifying properties. However, consumers often believe that this means chlorine is not being used. This is not true. Through a process called electrolysis, salt (which is sodium chloride) passes through an electric current which creates chlorine to sanitize your spa.  

*Salt water is corrosive to our spa’s internal components, and may void your warranty. 

6. MYTH: I cant run a hot tub during the winter. 

As a Canadian company, we know just how cold winters can get. What better way to beat winter blues and frigid temperatures than with a spa session in your own backyard? Our spas come with many layers of insulation including durable covers, high-density closed cell foam insulation, a unique air reclamation system, and several other insulation features to keep your spa water warm. Read more on winter spa care tips HERE.  

With so much information on the internet, it’s hard to know what to believe. For more information, visit our YouTube Channel or follow us on our social media channels so that you can purchase with confidence.  

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