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FAQ Water Chemistry

FAQ Water Chemistry

…the process by which suspended organic matter is oxidized or broken down. This is necessary because this organic matter is the material on which bacteria feed. Sanitizing alone does only half of the process of maintaining clean water. We recommend the addition of a non-chlorine oxygen-based shocking…
Draining

Draining

…change the water when the TDS level exceeds about 1500 PPM. These levels can be checked with TDS test strips.Another useful tool, our WaterSafe Bacteria Test Strips are a great new way to periodically verify sanitary spa water before problems arise.Estimating Drain IntervalsUsing your spas water…
Troubleshooting Water Problems

Troubleshooting Water Problems

…ozoneLow pHLow hardness levelAdd Stain, Scale, Metal Control*Test and adjust pH levelPrefilter fill water with PreFreshRun filter continuously to remove material; clean filterVacuum settled material from spa bottom with Shake-a-VacUse sequestering clarifier such as Sea Klear for prevention*if using…
Using Test Strips

Using Test Strips

…will do.Remove a spa test strip from the bottle, and recap tightly.Dip the strip in the water just deep enough to wet the test pad(s) used, and remove according to bottle directions.Remove excess water by shaking the strip once, briskly (again, check the bottle directions).Hold strip horizontal,…
Above Ground Pools Maintenance

Above Ground Pools Maintenance

…90-Day Pool Algae Prevention Remover is the best algaecide we have found and is very effective to eliminate all types of swimming pool algae. It is concentrated and very economical to use.Unlike copper-based products, Sea Klear 90-Day Pool Algae Prevention Remover is poly-based and 100% compatible…
Spa Microbiology 101

Spa Microbiology 101

…reactions" to sanitizing chemicals are actually suffering from skin rashes caused by bacteria due to inadequate sanitizer levels!More about PseudomonasHot Tub Folliculitis is a is a condition caused by Pseudomonas bacteria, and is often seen where spa sanitation is at fault. The most common symptom…
Decontaminating Problem Spas

Decontaminating Problem Spas

…that will not affect pH, to remove dirt and other particles. Then be sure to seal it with 303 Protectant.NOTE: If hot tub cover is in bad condition or waterlogged, it should be replaced. A waterlogged cover will likely be infested with mold, mildew, and bacteria, and may continuously inoculate…
Cold Weather Preparation & Winterizing Guide

Cold Weather Preparation & Winterizing Guide

…the plumbing to avoid bacteria and mold growth. Allow to circulate for a few minutes (up to overnight).Shut the power off to the spa at the service panel and disconnect the breaker.Fully drain the spa. A Shake-A-Vac or submersible pump may be used to speed draining and remove grit and debris from…
Heater Elements

Heater Elements

…measurements with an ohm meter.Important: Careful RemovalBe certain that all power is disconnected to the spa before making inspections, and before removal and testing of the heater. Photo credit: Kaisa WilliamsAcceptable Resistance RangeTo test hot tub heating elements for integrity, use an ohm…
Hot Tub Buyers Guide

Hot Tub Buyers Guide

…seals, and spa covers in high doses. The UltraRay next-gen UV-C system sanitizes spa water without these downsides.Ultraviolet light targets bacteria and other microbes, damaging their DNA so they cannot reproduce. With UV-C sanitizing systems, all of the damage to microbes happens within the…
Ozone

Ozone

…faint, sweet smell in the air after a lightning storm, that was ozone!What Ozone Does in Hot TubsReduces need for high chemical dosesHelps destroy bacteria, viruses, algae, yeastsOxidizes other contaminantsReduces odor and chloraminesProlongs equipment lifeReduces maintenance time costOzone purifies…
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