Low pH levels in spa water can cause the
chlorine or bromine sanitizer to not work like it should. Easily increase 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 due to corrosion.
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 Increaser needed.
Next, add the proper amount of Spa Selections pH
Increaser 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 low, add more pH Increaser as needed.
Now that you know how to maintain your spa from startup
to refill, here are a few quick tips that will make spa care even
your spa is used more than three times per week, water testing
and maintenance will need to be performed more frequently.
you add a chemical to the water, always allow it to circulate for at
least one minute with jets on prior to adding another chemical.
- Circulate and
filter the water for at least eight hours every day. This will
ensure the proper cleansing of your spa water.
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.