How to Properly Store Hot Tub Supplies and Chemicals
When it comes to hot tubs in Vaughan or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, hot tub maintenance is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Properly maintaining your hot tub requires a range of hot tub supplies including chemicals, sanitizer, and pH balancer. These chemicals vary in their ability to withstand light, moisture, and temperature. In this post, we have provided a helpful guide for how to properly store your hot tub supplies throughout the year.
Pay Attention to Temperature
Extreme temperature can affect the safety and longevity of your hot tub supplies and chemicals. If bottles of supplies freeze they can burst and become unstable and unusable. A hot environment can also destabilize chemicals and affect their efficacy. We, therefore, recommend storing hot tub supplies between 15 and 30°C.
In addition to temperature, the storage environment can affect the stability of your chemicals and supplies. Most hot tub supplies require a clean, dry environment out of the reach of sunlight. If exposed to moisture, many supplies including granular materials and test strips can be rendered useless. This is similarly true for sunlight. A dark, dry cabinet is usually a good choice for long-term storage of hot tub supplies.
Secure Your Supplies
Most hot tub supplies are chemicals that can pose a hazard to your family, pets, and the environment. Following use, make sure that all your supplies are properly sealed and any spillage is carefully cleaned. Then, we recommend storing your hot tub supplies in a cabinet or other safe location out of the reach of children and pets.
Tips for Organizing Your Supplies
A great way to store supplies indoors is in a room away from children using a hanging shoe organizer. This can be placed over a door and contains clear slots that allow you to quickly find the chemical that best suits your needs. If you have young children or multiple pets, you could also choose to store your supplies in a locked cabinet to ensure they are truly unreachable. Finally, a portable storage container can make it easy to bring your chemicals to and from the house during a hot tub session. This will make it easy to shock the water and balance your pH following each use.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we sell a range of Beachcomber hot tubs in Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area. Our online pool supplies store includes everything you may need this winter, including hot tub supplies. Whether you are a first-time hot tub owner or have owned your hot tub for years, we can help you find the perfect set of chemicals to keep your water safe and balanced. To make the most of your chemicals, it’s important to properly store them in a safe, dry, and dark location. For more tips on chemical storage, or to purchase additional supplies, contact the Seaway team today at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket).