If you’ve done any amount of reading on the so-called magic of vinegar, it’s pretty neat to think about using it in your hot tub. After all, if it’s so helpful and useful in everything from skin care to cleaning, it makes sense that a hot tub is going to be a great location to use it to your advantage! You’re absolutely right, as it so happens, and there are two main ways that you can use it when it comes to your hot tub, specifically.
Vinegar and pH
One of the most popular ways to rely on vinegar is when you’re having a hard time keeping your pH between the accepted levels of 7.2 and 7.6. Vinegar is the easier option to get it between those ranges with minimal effort, too. Using either household vinegar, or apple cider vinegar, measure out 4 cups and pour it directly into your hot tub. No more, as once it works through your water filtering system, the pH may be okay. If, after a few hours, it still measures outside of the accepted range, you can then consider adding another 4 cups. Continue to do that, waiting several hours before retesting, until you get it to the proper pH zone.
Cleaning your hot tub with vinegar
The other popular do between your hot tub and vinegar is, of course, cleaning. Since it's naturally acidic, it will easily wipe away the build-up, water scaling and more that builds up in your hot tub over time. It’s also harmless to the water, too, in case of any residue left over.
When used properly, vinegar can help deodourize your water and even help effortlessly take care of those water spots and residue that is stuck in those hard-to-reach corners. It will even prevent clogs in the future, too, thanks to its excellent descaling.
Another perk to vinegar is that, since it’s chemical-free, you don’t need to worry about it hurting sensitive skin or causing irritations if it’s put in a bit too often or in too large amounts. While you’ll want to make sure to be responsible with the vinegar, of course, it’s nice to know that it is harmless when it comes to human skin.
Magic has its limits
So, vinegar is pretty fantastic and it has an important role to play when it comes to your hot tub and its maintenance. However, it’s not a replacement for proper draining and treating with chlorine and other chemicals as indicated in your care manual. While vinegar can help keep the scrubbing and fuss to a minimum, it won’t replace those cleaning tips and tricks that you’re also responsible for.
When you’re ready to step up your hot tub care game and you need some support on doing it right, vinegar is going to be the ideal starting point for pH balance and cleaning. Effective, safe, professional, and available at cheap prices in both small and large amounts, as you need it, what’s not to love?