We had wanted a hot tub for several years, but I was always put off by reports of the chemical maintenance regimen. Then I heard about the Silk Balance system from our local spa dealer, and decided to ‘take the plunge’ . What a revelation! No constant testing, adding multiple chemicals, testing again, etc. A dose of shock, and Silk Balance once a week – that’s it! There is no dry itchy skin one usually experiences from a pool or spa. It sounds crazy, but the spa water with Silk Balance leaves our skin actually feeling – dare I say it – Silky! So with low maintenance and great feeling skin how can you go wrong? I would unequivocally recommend the Silk Balance system for any spa – love it!