- Always read and refer to your owner’s manual
- Test your water with a test strip after each use and weekly when not in use
- Do NOT use your hot tub when the bromine level is above 5ppm
KEEP YOU HOT TUB COVERED
The bromine method has many advantages over an older method of using chlorine as the sanitizing agent, but one disadvantage of bromine is that it doesn’t have a strong stabilizer, so it loses its effectiveness when exposed to the elements. Spas that use the bromine sanitization method should have a quality spa cover for outside use.
Frequently Asked Questions
SHOULD I WEAR GOGGLES WHEN HANDLING CHEMICALS?
Wearing goggles is recommended when handling liquid chemicals. Gloves should be worn no matter the chemical type.
CAN I JUST DROP A BROMINE TAB IN MY SPA?
Bromine tablets are stored in floaters to protect you and your spa. The highly concentrated tablets can cause skin burns or rashes if touched, and they can damage your spa surface upon contact.
HOW DO I LOWER THE BROMINE LEVELS IN MY SPA?
If you’ve added too much bromine to your spa, the fastest method to bring your levels back to 3-5ppm is to drain water from your spa, replacing it with fresh water from a hose.
WHAT DOES SHOCK DO?
Shocking your spa water means that you are oxidizing the sanitizing chemical, in this case Bromine. This can be accomplished using a chlorine or non-chlorine shocking agent. An advantage of non-chlorine shock is that it allows you to enter the spa much sooner than chlorine. The disadvantage of non-chlorine compounds is that they will not eliminate combined chlorine such as breakpoint chlorination.