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Cloudy Spa Water
Cloudy spa water is caused by suspended particles that are too small for filter to remove. Use a spa water clarifier to help your filter trap these particles. Also, chemically clean the filter on a regular basis.Choose a different problem
Granular Spa Sanitizers
Chlorinating and brominating granules are fast dissolving sanitizers that help keep spa water clear and protected from bacteria. Granular spa sanitizers can be added directly into the spa without pre-dissolving.Choose a different problem
The carbonates in water help stabilize pH. But both the heat and aeration of spas drive out carbon dioxide. Consequently, pH in spas tends to rise. Since spas are smaller, holding fewer gallons of water, pH changes caused by people and chemical treatments are more dramatic. So to create a spa environment that is truly safe and relaxing, you have to control these pH fluctuations through having the proper total alkalinity level.Choose a different problem
Excessive foaming in spa water may be caused by product overdose, soft water, or most commonly a build-up of contaminants. Spa anti-foam and defoamers will help eliminate and prevent foaming. A spa owner should also consider whether it may be time to change the water.Choose a different problem
Proper calcium hardness levels help prevent corrosion of equipment and etching of spa surfaces. Use Calcium Hardness Increaser to raise calcium hardness to the proper level. For areas with high calcium in the source water, use Stain & Scale Control to prevent formation of scale.Choose a different problem
Spa Metals and Staining
Trace metals in your fill water can cause a greenish, brown or yellow tint. Low pH (below 7.2) & low Total Alkalinity (below 80 ppm) can cause corrosive conditions that leach iron & copper from metal pool components-especially in heated pools and spas. Using a spa stain and scale control will clear up colored water and help prevent stains and metal deposits.Choose a different problem
pH is a scale that runs from 0 to 14 and measures how acidic (low pH) or basic (high pH) something is, in this case spa water. The correct pH range for spa water is 7.2 - 7.6 or just about in the middle of the pH scale. Proper pH makes the spa water feel comfortable and helps protect equipment and surfaces from damage. Keeping the water in the proper pH range also helps your spa products work their best.
If the pH is too high (above 7.6) sanitizers are less effective, surfaces and equipment can scale, water may cloud, and shorter filter runs may occur. Correct this by adding a pH Decreaser. Low pH (below 7.2) causes sanitizers to dissipate more rapidly, increases corrosion of surfaces and equipment, and may make water irritating to spa users. Adjust low pH by adding a pH Increaser. Maintain pH level between 7.2 - 7.6.Choose a different problem
Cosmetics, suntan lotion, perspiration and other bather contaminants can build up in your spa. This can result in skin and eye irritation, a strong chlorine odor and cloudy water while depleting the sanitizer's ability to kill bacteria. A shock treatment is necessary to help destroy these contaminants.Choose a different problem
Bromine tablets help keep spa water clear and protected from bacteria. Brominating tablets are designed for use in floaters and brominators.Choose a different problem
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