Do Not Use Chlorox to Sanitize Your Hot Tub!

See this photo of a bottle of Chlorox? Our Valet Team member, Chris Nordby, took this photo at a hot tub owner’s home this week.  While we don’t like to call ourselves the “hot tub police”, we will speak out when we see something that’s just plain WRONG!

You’ve purchased a Hot Spring Spa to bring you relaxation and peace. Our goal at Olympic Hot Tub Company is to make it as easy as possible to take it easy.

And Chlorox as a sanitizer is so wrong. Once chlorine is in solution (like Chlorox) it has almost zero disinfecting capabilities. Bleaching is all it’s good for.  Use it on your sheets & towels. I do. It works great. But, you add chlorine to your hot tub water to disinfect it; to kill bacteria.  Chlorine will not do it and has the wrong pH and will cause very dry skin to boot.

Use only dry chlorine to sanitize and make sure the formula is sodium dichlor NOT calcium hypochlorite which is for swimming pools only. If you’re all tied up in knots and can’t get your water chemistry right and your hot tub does not have clean, clear water with NO SMELL, send us an email or check out our e-store. We sell only products that are right for hot tubs and spas!

If you want a water care lesson on-site, we’re happy to do that or drain and clean and maintain it for you.  Our Valet team gets rave reviews. Call the Service Center 206 431-2876 to schedule valet service in select locations inthe Puget Sound area.

Here’s our Valet Team: Left to right:  Tim, Enrique & Josh. They earn rave reviews from our customers!

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.


Don Riling

Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.

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