Stock-Up on Hot Tub Supplies with This Helpful Checklist

If you’re a hot tub owner, you know how much enjoyment your spa affords you. You likely also know how important it is to protect your investment with proper hot tub maintenance and having the right hot tub supplies close by. 

The key to your spa’s longevity is balancing the chemical properties of the water on a regular basis and keeping the sanitization system in good working order.

To accomplish this, you must have the right hot tub chemicals, hot tub supplies, and hot tub accessories on hand. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to keep your hot tub working well for you.

Hot Tub Chemicals

Let’s take a look at the most important hot tub chemicals every hot tub owner should have.

Test Strips

A testing kit will allow you to test the pH of your water and will indicate what chemicals must be added.

pH Balancer

This keeps the acidity of your water in check. Add a capful of pH up if your water tests low or pH down if it tests high.

Stain and Scale Control

This product will aid in the elimination of scum caused by detergents, lotions, cosmetics, and body oils.

Bromine Tablets

Bromine tablets neutralize bacteria and sanitize your spa’s water.

Hot Tub Shock

Shock keeps your water clear of foam and cloudiness.

Filter Cleaner

This should be used monthly to keep your filter grime-free.

Optional: water softener and a defoamer

Hot Tub Supplies

Here are the top 3 hot tub supplies you should have by your side:

Spa Net

A good-quality spa net is essential for removing debris from your water.


A spa vacuum keeps the bottom of your hot tub free of dirt.

Filter Flosser

This tool is used for cleaning hot tub cartridge filters and evenly disperses water spray to clean between the creases of the filter.

Hot Tub Accessories

Aside from the items you’ll need to keep your spa pristine, you’ll want to seriously consider having these useful accessories:

Hot Tub Cover

A hot tub cover can help to save you both time and money! For starters, your hot tub cover can help to keep insects, dirt and other contaminants, such as rain water, out of the spa while it isn’t in use. It can also help to save you money with additional temperature regulation! Keep the heat trapped in and cool air out, all with help from your hot tub cover.

Hot tub cover lifter – Having a hot tub cover lifter will not only save you from injuring your back, it will allow you to move your cover without any help.


The area around your spa can get pretty wet and slippery. Adding steps to the side of your hot tub will help ensure no one falls getting in or out of the hot tub.

Your hot tub, with the right care, proper hot tub supplies, and maintenance schedule, can work well for decades. By keeping the items you need to care for your spa close at hand, you can make sure the upkeep of your hot tub never suffers.

Shop Hot Tub Supplies at Jacuzzi Backyard Living

Our goal at Jacuzzi Backyard Living is to help you get the most out of every hot tub experience. Whether you’re shopping for a new or used hot tub or hot tub supplies/chemicals, we can help you out.

Come visit us at any of our two British Columbia showrooms to learn more about hot tub pricing or shop our extensive line of spa accessories including hot tub covers and steps. Our showrooms are located in both Surrey and Langley, British Columbia!

Is it time to drain, clean and refill your hot tub? Here’s a helpful video to get started with!

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