Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

when “Shock level and maintain” doesn’t work

Greetings Hot Tub enthusiasts.  This post addresses a common “rescue prescription” for bad water:  The SLAM, or “Shock Level And Maintain”.  Its basically what the name implies — raising the level of chlorine in your water to a very high level, and then maintaining that level for some period of time.  It’s a procedure to […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

What does EPA registration mean?

Having demonstrated the performance of Hot Tub Serum “Total Maintenance” in previous posts, I feel you should know about EPA registration.  EPA registration is neither trivial to obtain nor inexpensive, but the manufacturer has gone through the impressive rigor. That, by itself, says a lot. It means that proving the science is more important to […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

ahh-some vs “Serum Total Cleanse” – is there a difference?

An astute reader brought to my attention that a product very similar in appearance to Ahh-Some, known as “Serum Total Cleanse” has been available for some time now.  My curiosity got the best of me, so I brought in a small jar and did a little recon:  Turns out they are the same product, only […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance purging and cleaning

Silk balance vs Hot Tub Serum

As the spa products industry is finally starting to recognize the benefits of “quaternary ammonium cations” (sometimes called “QUATs”), the concept of a regular water maintenance product is starting to become  more prominent.  This post is about two such products — both of which hold familiar places in the market. Those of you who follow […]

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