Proper water care with hot tub chemicals and testing are essential to maintaining safe water in your hot tub. A few simple adjustments and hot tub chemical additions each week will keep your water safe & clear. The basics of keeping spa water in proper chemical balance relate to 4 main items: pH, Alkalinity, Sanitizer (chlorine or bromine), & calcium. Testing for these items can be done easily with a simple test strip and then water can be adjusted accordingly. For more detailed testing LCL Spas offers in store testing and reporting free of charge, using our Spinlab TM. After testing a detailed report is generated, which instructs you on exact amounts of water care products that need to be added to your spa to correct an imbalance. These steps are easy and do not take much time to implement. If you have any questions on balancing your hot tub water please contact one of our experts online or by phone.