I had to travel for weeks at a time for work. So we spoke to our rep at Hot Spring Spas for something to simplify tub maintenance for my wife. He suggested Silk Balance, I was leery of the cost. But we decided to give it a try, we are SOLD. This product is incredible, I have never seen our water stay clear for weeks on end, there is no chemical odor or itch. My wife was happy with the ease of care as she had exrta duties while I was away. We will be Silk Balance users forever! By the way Jackson Loves to soak his toes in the water while we enjoy our time in the tub!