How to Shock a Hot Tub

How to Shock a Hot Tub

Shock treatment is the process of adding a large amount of oxidizing chemicals to the water to kill bacteria, algae, and other contaminants. It is important to shock your hot tub on a regular basis to keep it clean and safe for use.

Here are the steps on how to shock your hot tub:

  1. Test the water. Before you shock your hot tub, it is important to test the water to make sure that the pH level is between 7.4 and 7.8. If the pH level is too high or too low, it will not be effective.
  2. Remove any bathers. It is important to remove any bathers from the hot tub before you shock it. The chemicals in the shock treatment can be harmful to your skin and eyes.
  3. Add the shock treatment. Follow the directions on the shock treatment label to determine how much to add.
  4. Turn off the jets. The jets will circulate the water and help the shock treatment to work more effectively.
  5. Let the shock treatment work. The shock treatment will need to work for several hours before it is safe to use the hot tub again.
  6. Test the water again. After the shock treatment has had a chance to work, test the water again to make sure that the pH level is back to normal.
  7. Enjoy your hot tub! Once the pH level is back to normal, your hot tub is safe to use again.

Here are some additional tips for shocking your hot tub:

  • Use a non-chlorine shock treatment if you have a hot tub with a salt water system.
  • Shock your hot tub more often if you use it frequently or if you have a lot of bathers.
  • Drain and refill your hot tub regularly to remove contaminants.
  • Keep your hot tub clean and well-maintained to extend its life.

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