Substitute Hot Tub chemicals

Old 11-17-05, 11:02 AM
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Question Substitute Hot Tub chemicals

I've heard of people using diluted hydrochloric acid, liquid chlorine and Vinigar as chemical supplements in thier tubs. Has anyone else heard of such substitutions?

I find it curious that the spa chemicals are reluctant to name specifically what the chemical agents are on the packaging. Could it be that there are less expensive additives we could use than the pricey pool and spa chemicals?

I'm not going to try anything to save a few pennies but if there're some real deals out there that would work I'm in..
Old 11-19-05, 08:00 PM
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I have heard of hydrochloric acid/muratic acid being used to change the ph in a pool, but have never heard it recommended for spas. I have also heard of people using chlorine bleach in a pool but I'm not sure there is much if any money savings.

Generally spas are small and use very little sanitizer so there is not much money to be saved. I took a look at the bottles I have in my cabinet and most clearly state what's in them and they are not chemicals commonly available at Wally World.
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bleach, borax and baking soda is all you will ever need
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Most hot tub manufacturers recommend EPA-registered products which meet stringent standards for effectiveness in hot tubs. Why take a chance with the health of your family and friends.

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