Water maintenance in the Spa Minipool with hydromassage

Maintaining clean and healthy water in your spa mini pool is not only a matter of aesthetics, but also a matter of health. Creating and following a water care plan is the most important step you can take to keep your spa and everyone who enjoys it safe. Therefore, it is essential to follow best water care practices to prevent many potential water chemistry problems.

Remember: more is not necessarily better!

When it comes to sanitizing, excess is not recommended. Here are some essential tips to keep your spa water in optimal condition:

  1. Do not mix the chemicals together before adding them to the water. Add only one type of chemical at a time.
  2. Never add concentrated chemicals directly to water. Always dilute chemicals in a large plastic container before adding them to the spa.
  3. When diluting chemicals, always add them to water, not water over chemicals. This prevents dangerous reactions.
  4. Dilute the chemicals slowly and evenly before adding them to the water. Avoid adding any chemical, diluted or not, to any skimmer device.
  5. Store chemicals according to the manufacturer's instructions and keep them out of the reach of children.
  6. To maximize the effectiveness of the chemicals, change the water in your spa every 3 months.

Water chemistry explained

Moderation is key when adding any type of chemicals to your hot tub. Anything you add affects something else and has the potential to harm both you and your spa if the water chemistry is out of balance.

Sanitizers

A sanitizer is absolutely essential. No matter how clean your spa is, bacteria can still build up. Our range of sanitizing products such as chlorine and bromine provide excellent protection against bacteria.

pH regulators

For the sanitizer to work properly, the pH level of the spa water must be at the recommended level. This can be adjusted using either a pH enhancer or a pH reducer depending on your tests.

Shock treatment

Shock treatment is not as drastic as it sounds. It is simply made to prevent the effects of organic waste compounds and involves periodically adding an increased amount of chlorine or bromine to your spa. A weekly or bimonthly dose is recommended, depending on how often you use the spa.

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A clarifier helps keep the water crystal clear and can be used weekly. It works by fighting particles that escape the filtration system.

We understand that all of this may seem daunting, but it is not at all. Your health is important to us and by following these simple procedures, you will ensure that your spa stays clean and sanitary. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us.

DOSING YOUR SPA FOR THE FIRST TIME

Shock the water.

Chlorine shock
These types of shock are both oxidizers and disinfectants. They should be used periodically, but not every time you need to shock your spa, as the chemicals can be harsh on your spa installation if you're not careful.

Chlorine shock is best used when opening the spa for the first time, when changing the water, and when a deep clean is needed after heavy use.

Chlorine free shock

These types of shock won't disinfect the water, so if you're worried about bacteria, they're not the right solution. However, they are excellent for oxidizing other contaminants and cleaning water. This type of shock is recommended for regular use, such as weekly, to keep the water in great condition while you use your spa regularly.

Why shock the water

  • Removes organic compounds from the water: If you use the spa often or if there are 3 or 4 people at the same time, the level of organic compounds can increase quickly. Removal of these compounds is essential for clean water.
  • Kills bacteria: Chlorine and bromine shock compounds can easily kill bacteria growing in water, ensuring its safety. However, if you use other types of shock compounds, they will not disinfect the water.
  • Remove bromamines or chloramines from your spa: Adding shock once a week will help break the bonds that form these contaminants so they can be easily removed from the water.
  • Reactivate bromines in your spa: If your spa uses bromine, adding shock once a week will help activate it to properly clean your spa water.

How to shock the water

  1. Remove the spa cover to allow the gases to escape.
  2. Adjusts the pH levels of your spa water between 7.2 and 7.8.
  3. Turn off the jets but leave the circulation pump running so the water is moving but not too agitated.
  4. It measures the amount of shock required for the number of liters of water in your spa. Check the instructions on the shock label for this information.
  5. Add shock to your spa by carefully dosing it into the filter housing.

Maintaining your spa water

  • Use test strips to check chemical and mineral levels in your spa.
  • You should check and adjust the chemical levels in your spa 1-3 times a week, depending on usage. For this, you should use appropriate test strips for the types of chemicals you are using.
  • When adjusting chemical levels in your spa, add only one chemical to the water and wait two full hours before adding another chemical. This will allow the chemicals to disperse naturally and help maximize their effectiveness. Waiting also minimizes the risk of chemical reactions between additives that can cause problems.
  • Keep the spa cover open for at least 15 minutes after adding the chemicals.
  • Use an old bowl to collect the spa water and use it to pre-mix the granulated chemicals.
  • Keep the spa water running when you add the chemicals. Pour the mixture into the spa filter housing.
  • Pre-measure chemicals before adding them to the spa. NEVER pour chemical granules directly into the spa. Make sure you get the right balance by measuring the chemicals before adding them.
  • Check pH levels and add pH Plus (Improver) or pH Minus (Decreaser) as needed. The pH should remain between 7.2-7.8. If the pH is out of balance, work first to stabilize the total alkalinity. Next, make sure you add the proper amounts of chlorine/bromine to your spa. If the pH is still out of balance, add a pH balancing product to the spa. The pH levels can be adjusted if: the sanitizer used is not working well, the spa water is cloudy, deposits have formed on the filter, or the water is causing skin and eye irritation.
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