The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course by Swim University

The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course

Learn How to Keep Your Hot Tub Clean and Clear All Year Long. Download our easy-to-read illustrated digital ebook and video course to help you with taking care of your hot tub so that you can enjoy soaking.

Less Hot Tub Maintenance & Effortless Cleaning Tips

We've developed some awesome tactics for keeping your hot tub clean and clear. Your hot tub is meant for soaking; not sulking.

This ebook and video course will teach you how to set up your hot tub so you don't have to worry.

We lay out a simple schedule you can follow for filter maintenance, cover cleaning, water testing, and chemistry.

Save Money On Chemicals With Lean Hot Tub Chemistry

Why can't I keep a chlorine reading? How much shock and chlorine or bromine should I put in? Why is the pH always high or low?.

In this ebook and video course, we explain what chemicals you need and which ones you don't. We even included chemical dosing charts so you'll always know how much to add without second guessing.

The Lean Hot Tub Chemistry Philosophy says to only add the chemicals you need to keep your pool clean and clear, and nothing more. This section alone will save you hundreds of dollars a year from buying chemicals you simply don't need.

"This is your one stop shop for everything hot tub."

I searched all over the internet trying to educate myself on hot tubs and hot tub upkeep. Then I found Swim University and their handy Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course. This is your one stop shop for everything hot tub. I am looking forward to showing off all my new skills to my neighbors.
Todd Cofer
The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course has been very helpful to me as I knew nothing about which chemicals to use of how often to check the water, etc. I'm looking forward to keeping it in excellent condition with as few chemicals as possible. I also love the idea of you sending ebook updates in the future without charging for them.
Lynda Preslar

What’s included in the Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course?

This course is made to transform what you learn into concrete action! That’s why I’ve created additional content and tools that will not only help you learn but also bring real change to how your maintain your hot tub.

A Fully Illustrated DIGITAL Handbook Designed For Mobile

Instantly download and read The Hot Tub Handbook (PDF) on your smartphone or tablet. Take it out by the hot tub when you need to reference it.

It's a comprehensive manual for your hot tub that you can rely on whenever you need it.

And, we always keep it up-to-date with new information. Buy it once, and own the latest for life!

Videos You Can Watch Anytime And On Any Device

As long as you have access to the Internet (and who doesn't?), you can stream all these video lessons anytime you want. Even out by the hot tub!

And just like the ebook, we keep all the videos up-to-date and add new lessons all the time!

What You'll Learn in The Hot Tub Handbook

Here's a list of all the chapters and sections in The Pool Care Handbook.

  1. How to Use This Handbook: A quick explainer on how to use this interactive handbook.
  2. Know Your Hot Tub: As you prepare to indulge in your oasis, but before you soak yourself into oblivion, it’s important to familiarize yourself with your hot tub.
  3. All About Swim Spa Care: Larger than a hot tub, yet smaller than a swimming pool, a swim spa allows you to swim distance without actually going anywhere.
  4. How to Start Your Hot Tub: The first time you start up your hot tub, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by filters, chemicals, pumps, and jets. Follow our guide, and before you know it, you’ll be a pro.
  5. How to Restart Your Hot Tub: Now you know how to start your hot tub when you first install it. But what about after it’s been closed for the winter?
  6. Water Care and Hot Tub Chemistry: Water care is most important aspect of hot tub ownership. Learn about all the chemicals you need, when to add (and in what order), and how to test for them.
  7. How to Drain and Refill Your Hot Tub: Chemical buildup, body oils, dead skin cells, cosmetics, and other funky things accumulate in your hot tub water over time. The solution is to regularly drain and refill your hot tub.
  8. How to Clean Your Hot Tub: There are four parts of your tub that need regular cleaning. Learn the best ways to clean these, making sure you keep them in good working order.
  9. All About Salt Water Hot Tubs: If you have a salt water hot tub, or looking to install a salt water chlorinator, you can skip to this section to get all the information you need to care for you hot tub with salt water.
  10. Cover Care and Maintenance: Save money by learning how to get the most life out of your hot tub cover and how to tell when it’s time for a new one.
  11. How to Winterize Your Hot Tub: If you don’t use your hot tub during the cold, winter months, use this section to learn how to properly shut down and winterize your hot tub.
  12. Troubleshooting Common Water Problems: Even if you stick to the perfect water care routine, you may still run into the occasional problem. If you’ve got funky water, we’ve got the best way to fix it.
  13. Troubleshooting Common Hot Tub Problems: Got a problem with your hot tub mechanics? With this troubleshooting information, you’ll be able to decide whether you can fix it yourself, or if calling a professional is the best bet.
  14. How to Save Energy, Money, and the Environment: With the right approach to hot tub ownership, you can save big. Not only can smart choices help you spend less money while enjoying your spa, but if you adopt a few simple practices, you’ll also save energy while helping the environment.
  15. Additional Resources: This section includes a hot tub care checklist, chemical dosing charts, recommended gear, and a glossary of common hot tub terms.

"It's definitely worth the money!"

The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course was concise, informative, and most of all, useful in training me how to maintain our spa. After acquiring the correct chemicals and parts, the results were immediate improvements to the operation and water quality of the spa. Thanks for writing this handbook.

Matt Quistberg
The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course is easy to understand, with practical tips and suggestions. Other info were confusing; I needed a Chemist's Degree! However, this guide was easy to understand and apply to my real-world hot tub situations. It's definitely worth the money!
Sandy Young

Get a sneak peek inside the video course

Below you’ll see the full table of contents. I made a few videos in each chapter free to preview 👇 so that you have an idea of the type of content I teach in this course.

What's included?

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The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course Intro
The Hot Tub Handbook (PDF)
5.45 MB
An Introduction to Hot Tub Care
7 mins
The Anatomy of a Hot Tub
11 mins
Hot Tub Cleaning
Cleaning a Hot Tub Like a Pro
8 mins
Draining and Refilling a Hot Tub
8 mins
Hot Tub Cover Care and Maintenance
7 mins
Hot Tub Chemistry
An Introduction to Hot Tub Chemistry
5 mins
Testing Hot Tub Water Accurately
4 mins
Balancing Hot Tub Water
7 mins
Sanitizing Hot Tub Water
7 mins
More Hot Tub Chemicals to Keep On Hand
6 mins
Winterizing a Hot Tub
5 mins
Hot Tub Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Hot Tub Water Problems
6 mins
Saving Money and Energy with a Hot Tub
10 mins
The Hot Tub Maintenance Checklist
3 mins
Additional Resources for Hot Tub Owners
4 mins

"The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course simplified EVERYTHING"

I'm extremely grateful for The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course because it simplified EVERYTHING. I was stressed out about our swim spa and how I would be able to maintain it. Your approach is awesome and informative and the videos are well done!
Marty A.
I inherited a hot tub and was clueless. I found The Hot Tub Handbook and bought it instantly. Five days later, I had a sparkling clean tub. The book is easy to read, well designed, full of illustrations, hints, tips and buying advice.
Chris R.

If You Don't Like It, We'll Give Your Money Back. No questions asked.

We're proud of The Hot Tub Handbook and Video Course. And we're confident that you'll love it. But if you don’t, we'll be happy to issue a refund.

But you won’t be disappointed.

Still Not Convinced You Need The Hot Tub Handbook? THEN YOU MUST READ THIS!

You've thought about soaking with your family, relaxing after a long day at work, or getting romantic.

This is why you own a hot tub! You want to throw a impromptu party for all your family and friends. You want to have the pleasure of soaking in a hot tub ANY TIME YOU WANT!

Stop Wasting Money Taking Care of Your Hot Tub. This is the ONLY Manual You Will Ever Need!
The Hot Tub Handbook is an easy-to-read digital illustrated guide for new and veteran owners. It’s designed to take the confusion and frustration out of hot tub maintenance so that you can focus on enjoying it.

In The Hot Tub Handbook, you will learn:
  • The easiest hot tub chemical guide ever illustrated, taking all the guesswork out of the water chemistry.
  • The secrets to handling green or cloudy water without breaking the bank.
  • How to save a TON of money by taking better care of your hot tub, using only what you need.
  • Hacks to keeping your hot tub clean and clear all year long.
  • Exactly what kind of hot tub you own, how much water is in it, and how it works.
  • The ability to assess and address any problem you have with your hot tub without asking for help.
  • Everything you need to know in one guide, so you no longer have to rely on everyone else giving you conflicting information.
You Don’t Have to Go Through This Bulls**t Anymore!
We took out all the guesswork and stripped hot tub maintenance to the bare bones.
  • No Fluff! Each word has been carefully chosen so you can read and move on to using your hot tub.
  • Fully illustrated with links to videos and online content.
  • Printable resources: including a profile sheet, maintenance schedule, cheat sheet, and shopping checklist.
  • Read it on any device (with how-to videos).
Matt Giovanisci, the founder and creator, started in the pool industry at age 13.

He's been helping thousands of pool and hot tub owners every year, but he wanted to share his knowledge and unique teaching style on a larger scale, so he launched Swim University® in 2007.

Since then, Swim University® has made pool and hot tub care easy for more than 10 million homeowners. And each year, continues to help more people with water chemistry, cleaning, and troubleshooting.


What type of hot tub is this eBook written about?

This eBook was written for every type of hot tub including portable spas (Jacuzzi, Hot Spring, ThermaSpa), inground hot tubs, swim spas, and more.

Is there a physical copy of this book?

No. This is a very in-depth guide with lots of pages and illustrations. In order to keep the cost down in printing, we're offering it as a digital download instead.

Will this eBook and video course help me if I have a salt water hot tub?

Yes! That said, it's for every type of hot tub no matter what you choose to sanitize your water with. That said, we have an entire section of the ebook dedicated to salt water.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

You bet. We put a lot of work into this ebook to make the most comprehensive hot tub guide on the planet. But for what ever reason you don't find it helpful, you can have your money back. No questions asked.

What device can I read this ebook on?

You can read it on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Take it out to your swimming pool using your laptop, e-reader, smartphone (iPhone or Android) or tablet. This includes iPads, Galaxy, Nook, Kindle, Sony eReader and more.

How do I access the video course?

Once your payment is processed, you'll be instantly logged into your product dashboard with the username and password you created. You can log back in at any time (forever) to access these products.

What device can I watch the video course on?

You can stream every video lesson on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Take it out to your swimming pool using your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. The only requirement is an Internet connection.

Can I download the video course lessons?

The video course is streaming only. That means you NEED an active Internet connection to watch these videos. But you can still download the ebook.

What is an ebook?

Ebooks are digital guides that you can read on your computer or mobile device. When you purchase the ebook, we'll send a PDF (which works on all devices), an EPUB file (coming soon for Apple and Nook) and MOBI file (coming soon for Kindle devices).

How do I download the ebook?

Once your payment is processed, you'll see an order confirmation screen which includes links to download your purchase(s). We recommend you download your ebook right away save them locally to your desktop or mobile device. You'll also receive an order confirmation email with a link to your downloads. If you don't get an email after you purchase, check your spam folder. If it's not there, send an email to

Is my credit card secure?

100% yes! We've partnered with Stripe and PayPal to handle the billing and provide a secure 256-bit encryption. Your credit card data is safer with our SSL than it is buying gas or at your favorite restaurant. Your transaction is completely protected from fraud.