High pH levels in spa water can cause the
chlorine or bromine sanitizer to not work like it should. Easily decrease the
pH of the water to allow the disinfectant to work more effectively.
Ensuring the hot tub water maintains a proper pH
level can help protect against damage to the spa equipment, including scale
buildup. Check the pH of the water frequently.
pH levels that are too high or too low can cause problems, such as eye
irritation and skin dryness. That’s why it’s important to maintain proper pH
levels at all times.
Using test strips or a test kit, measure the pH
of your spa or hot tub water. Refer to the table on the packaging to determine
the correct amount of Spa Selections pH Decreaser needed.
Next, add the proper amount of Spa Selections pH
Decreaser to the filter skimmer with the spa circulation system running. Let
the system run for 30 minutes.
Once the system has run for 30 minutes, measure the pH
of the water again. If the water pH is still too high, add more pH Decreaser as needed.
Now that you know how to maintain your spa from start
to refill, here are a few quick tips that will make spa care even
If your spa is used more than three times per week,
water testing and maintenance will need to be performed more frequently.
When you add a chemical to the water, always allow
it to circulate for at least one minute with jets on prior to adding
Circulate and filter the water for at least eight
hours every day. This ensures the proper cleansing of your spa
Spa Selections Bromine is a two-part system,
including Spa Selections Brominating Tablets and Spa Selections Brom-Start.
Overall, bromine tends to be more popular among spa owners because unlike
chlorine, bromine is effective over a wider pH range, doesn't irritate your
eyes and will not bleach bathing suits. Additionally, bromine is still an effective
sanitizer in its combined form and doesn't smell. Many spa owners, however,
elect to sanitize with chlorine. Chlorine is traditionally used in pools and is
an effective sanitizer and oxidizer. Spa Selections Chlorinating Granules are
easy to use and keep the water sparkling clean!
How often you shock spa water depends on the sanitizer and the number of
users in a 24-hour period. If you are using Spa Selections Bromine Tablets and
Spa Selections Brom-Start, it is recommended that you shock each time you
finish using your spa. If you are using Spa Selections Chlorinating Granules,
it is recommended that you shock at least one time per week. It may be
necessary to shock more often if the user load is heavy or the water is cloudy.