6 Hot Tub Accessories I Can't Live Without
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Hello again! Carolyn here to tell you about some of my favorite hot tub accessories. It could've been a 'top ten' list, but I wanted to keep it shorter and made of more unique spa products.
So then, without further ado, here's the 6 hot tub accessory items I just couldn't live without!
MY SPA PRE-FILTER
Water where I live is not very good hot tub water. It has really high minerals, making the water hard. Plus, it looks gray, and even smells bad sometimes. Whenever I fill my spa, or top of the water level, I just screw on the Pre-Filter to the end of the hose, to 'pre-filter' the water, so my filter doesn't have to.
MY TAYLOR K2105 TEST KIT
The Taylor K-2105 test kit is the complete DPD test kit, for Low Range chlorine and bromine. Since I also use minerals and some ozone, I keep a very low bromine level in the spa, about 0.6 ppm. The low range test kit lets me test down to 0.1 ppm levels.
MY NATURE2 SPA STICK
Nature2 spa cartridge is a thin mineral stick that fits inside of your filter cartridge. As the water rushes over it, copper and silver ions are released into the water, which kills bacteria and other particles in the water. Each cartridge lasts for 4 months, so I buy the Nature2 Spa 3-pack to have a year-long supply on hand.
MY BALBOA CONTROLLER APP
I've become quite attached to my tablet around the home, for playing music, adjusting the home temperature and a few lights. But the newest Balboa App is just amazing. Using our wifi enabled Balboa Spa Controls, one can view temp, change modes - everything that I can do from the topside control.
MY FLOATING SPA COVER
I just brought it out again recently, as I don't use the floating spa blanket during the summer, but for winter it really helps to hold in the heat. We have 3 types of spa floating covers, a low cost bubble blanket, a closed cell foam blanket (like mine!), or the aluminized Radiant foam blanket, to help trap the heat this winter.
MY SPA BOOSTER SEAT
I'm a short person, ok? I can't enjoy the captain's chairs in our hot tub without my spa booster seat. Unlike inflatable boosters that float, this one is filled with small pebbles or marbles, to stay in place in the seat. I wish it was a bit larger, but that's my problem, I suppose. :-)
What are some of your favorite spa or hot tub accessories? With fall already here, winter hot tub accessories will be needed, for those of you in colder climates. Would love to see some snow down here in southern California! On the other hand, I don't think we would deal with it very well! Keep your snow!
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