We No Longer Use Chlorine In Our Hot Tub
Author: Nancy P.
Word Count: 418
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 6630-OR
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For several years we hesitated switching to using essential oils only in our hot tub spa. We use our tub every day, morning and night. After listening to Gary Young's seminar CD about how toxic chlorine is, that did it. I pumped out the water and started fresh with 2 new filters (to alternate every week).
It's been over a year now, and we would never dream of using anything other than oils to keep our water crystal clear and fresh. Contrary to what I read online before making the switch, we do not restrict the oils to "Geranium" or any other particular oil. We generously sprinkle in 1, 2, or 3 oils per use, depending on what we want to use at the time. (Citronella is one of our very favorites for the tub).
I have found that using a variety of oils is best, and it's very nice when you step into the tub with a dry body to have the newly sprinkled-in oils that are sitting on the surface completely coat you as you get in. We do still have to "shock" the water about once every six weeks or so, but that's only because we don't want to dump the water and start all over.
The tub smells absolutely wonderful all the time. There is never a cruddy ring on the edges and we would find when we used chemical sanitizers. Our well water is naturally off the charts high alkaline and we don't adjust it, so I don't know if you'd want to use baking soda to raise your P.H., quite honestly we don't even bother testing the water any more, it's always beautiful. Good luck and if you had any doubt, go for it!
Oh almost forgot: Every week I change the filter; I use very hot water and a garden hose/sprayer in my laundry tub and "power wash" the debris out of the folds of the filter, then I soak the dirty filter in hot water and about a capful of Thieves household cleaner for about 2 days, then I rinse it and soak it for the rest of the week changing the water every day or two to be sure to leach out all of the cleaner. (you could spray it out, but I found soaking it out is faster if you don't get all the cleaner out the tub will be sudsy the first day or two - which isn't so bad but potentially annoying).
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