a hot tub being cared for with hot tub water care 101

One of the biggest concerns when buying a hot tub is hot tub maintenance. How much work is it going to take? What chemicals should I buy? How much will it cost? While it may seem overwhelming at first, hot tub water care isn’t too much to fret over. With Hot Tub Care 101, you’ll be a water care pro in no time. 

The Biggest No-No

Before we even tell you what you should do to take care of your hot tub water, let’s start with what not to do. To maintain the integrity of your hot tub, never buy chemicals from a big box store. These chemicals are likely diluted and not of the best quality. They’re not going to give your hot tub the care it needs, and you’re going to end up spending more money in the long run. So, just avoid these issues all together and buy your hot tub chemicals from a local hot tub dealer like Texas Hot Tub Company.

Keep your salt water fresh.

If you have a saltwater hot tub from Hot Spring® Spas, caring for your hot tub water is a breeze. Hot Spring’s Highlife® and Limelight® models are equipped with the FreshWater Salt® System. To add chemicals to your water, all you have to do is replace a cartridge about once every four months (depending on how often you use your hot tub). This cartridge puts the perfect amount of chemicals to balance your hot tub water. No guessing with bottled chemicals; all of the work is done for you. Plus, these chemicals are so much softer on your skin.

Clean your chlorinated water with ease.

If you don’t have a saltwater hot tub, don’t worry. Hot Spring’s HotSpot® line is equipped with the FROG® @ease In-Line System. Like the FreshWater Salt System, all you have to do with the FROG @ease In-Line System is replace a cartridge about once every four months. Seriously, it’s that easy. There’s no more guesswork.

Better keep things balanced.

If you want to keep your water a little softer and your hot tub more protected, try SilkBalance® Everfresh. This works on all of the Hot Spring Spa lines. All you have to do is add it to your hot tub water once a week. It will balance the pH and alkalinity in your hot tub, keeping your water nice and your hot tub protected. Taking care of a Hot Spring spa is so much easier since you don’t have to deal with any other chemicals.

Get an easy-care hot tub today.

Are you looking for a hot tub that’s easy to care for? Now that you’ve completed Hot Tub Water Care 101, you’re ready for your very own Hot Spring spa! Stop by one of Texas Hot Tub Company’s award winning showrooms to find your perfect fit. Whether it’s saltwater or chlorinated, big or small, we’re here to help. And if you have any questions down the line about water care or anything else, we’re here to help with that, too. Give us a call today at 817-952-5984.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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