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Comparing Chlorine, Bromine, Soft Soak® (or Baqua Spa®), Ionizers (Nature2® or Spa Frog®) & Ozonators

Here's a quick table showing the pros & cons of the various sanitizing systems for spas & hot tubs. 

No 2 spas are identical; especially when it comes to how it is used (number of & frequency of bathers), how it is treated (which chemical care system) & just as importantly, the water used to fill it (source water varies widely across the USA).

We hope this helps you make a good, informed decision as you choose which system is right for your particular situation.

Properties Chlorine Bromine Soft Soak® Nature2® or Spa Frog®* Pristine Blue® Ozone*** Aqua
Granules Yes Yes   (shock only) (shock only) (shock
Tablets   Yes         Yes
Liquid     Yes   Yes   Yes
Effects pH lowers lowers raises relatively neutral relatively neutral relatively neutral relatively neutral
Non-Chlorine     Yes uses some Cl Yes uses some Cl uses some Cl
Non-Bromine     Yes   Yes uses some Br Yes
Effective Sanitizer Yes Yes Yes ** ** ** Yes
Removes bio-films No No No No No No Yes
Need to Shock Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Monthly
Effect on skin/hair can be drying to skin & hair can be drying to skin & hair Soft on Skin & Hair tends NOT to effect skin / hair tends NOT to effect skin / hair tends NOT to effect skin / hair tends NOT to effect skin / hair
Ease of application applied 2 - 3 times per Week applied 2 - 3 times per Week applied 2 - 3 times per Month Shock added weekly Shock added weekly Shock added weekly added weekly
Effect on Filter none none aids filter in removing more stuff none none none filter stays cleaner
Wooden Hot tub use Yes Yes NON-Wood ONLY Yes Yes Yes Yes

 Nature2® or Spa Frog® Spa Care using our recommended systems including SpaGuard Enhanced Shock, Natural Enzyme & Spa Sentry
** Only Chlorine, Bromine and Biguanides are considered Primary Disinfectants
*** Ozonators like ionizers (Nature2 & Spa Frog) must be used with chlorine or bromine to provide continuous sanitization.

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Telephone (during store hours): Shelton  203-377-0100


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