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First-Time Owner Guide: Assembling Your Chemical Starter Kit


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First-time Hot Tub Owner Guide

Congratulations on your new hot tub! Whether you are a first-time hot tub owner or just looking for a quick refresher, together with our service team, we have put together a guide to help you get started.

In this 5-part series, we will be breaking down 5 key parts of hot tub ownership: Registering Your Tub, Getting Familiar with the Parts of Your Tub, Chemical Starter Kit, Maintenance Schedule, Dealer Relationship. Our hope is to provide you with hot tips, learnings and easy to digest information so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying your hot tub!

Assemble Your Chemical Starter Kit

Proper water care is key to the enjoyment and longevity of your hot tub. With this in mind, we highly recommend the use of granulated sodium di-chlor (Granular Chlorine) and highly advise against the use of bromine in your tub. We have included our suggested chemical starter kit down below. Please note these are our recommendations. Your hot tub may require a slightly different care regimen. For further chemical questions and to identify the best products for your hot tub, be sure to reach out to your local dealer!

ProductRecommended AmountTypical Quantity/Package
Granulated Chlorine 1 bottleUsually 2 lbs.
Spa pH Up1 bottleUsually 16 oz
Spa pH Down 1 bottleUsually 24 oz
Stain & Scale 1 bottleUsually 16 oz
Test Strips1 containerUsually 50 strips


Do you have questions regarding which hot tub is best for you? Check out our hot tub options online or contact a Nordic dealer today.

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