Spa or hot tub water problems.


Even though spa maintenance is relatively easy, occasionally you may need to treat and correct the few spa or hot tub water problems which arise. The clarity of the spa water may range from dull or hazy to discoloured and even  milky white. There could be an odour and the water could foam up when the hot tub jets are turned on.These conditions can be caused by poor filtration due to clogged filters or too short filter cycles, a lack of sanitizing chemicals, poor water balance or heavy use.

To clear up the spa water and correct these issues remove and clean the filters by flushing them with a strong stream of water from a garden hose. If they are really dirty soak them using Filter nu. Increase the filter pump circulation time using the control keypad settings. Most hot tub default filter cycles are ok for most situations but may need to be increased depending on the usage and bather load. In order to clear up these hot tub water problems quickly shock the spa water (increase sanitizer level) using several scoops of Spa Chlor to destroy any bacteria and oxidize the organic material in the water. Use test strips to check sanitizer levels regularily and add Spa Tabs to maintain chlorine or bromine levels at 3 to 5 ppm. Shock spa water on a regular basis. To eliminate excessive foam bubbles instantly squirt a small amount of Bubble Burst onto the foam. 

The shock treatment should eliminate these water problems but may need a second treatment if it doesn’t do the job in 12 to 48 hours. If a second treatment is unsuccessful you should apply Spa Purge overnight then drain and refill the spa.

To prevent further water problems, possible skin irritation or damage to the spa and equipment  remember to balance the ph, alkalinity and hardness of the spa water.


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