Water quality will differ from area to area around the country. It is recommended that you regularly test your water using Test Strips, to enable you to test and adjust if required.
Correct water balance ensures that equipment and surfaces are protected and that water is comfortable for bathers.
We are testing for correct water balance. To test pH, alkalinity and calcium levels in the water, use the Spa Fresh 4 Way Test Strips.
Remove the strip from the vial and swirl beneath the surface of the spa water 2 to 3 times then line the strip up against the outside of the container. (Do not shake water from the strip).
Maintain alkalinity at 80 - 120 ppm and pH at 7.2 - 7.6. Using the label, determine the correct amount of Spa Fresh Alkalinity &pH Increaser required. Scoop up container of spa water and add the required dosage of Spa Fresh Alkalinity & pH Increaser. Dissolve Spa Fresh Alkalinity & pH Increaser completely in the bucket & pour back into spa. Re-check pH & alkalinity using Test Strips. Repeat process if needed to attain correct level.
Cloudy spa water can result from a heavy bather load. It can also be a result of dirty filter cartridges, clean with Spa Fresh Filter Scrub as per instructions. Other causes can be insufficient filtering time, pH and alkalinity out of balance or incorrect dose rate and low levels of calcium hardness (particularly with tank water). Sometimes it is simply time to dump the spa water.
SPA TIP: Human skin prefers an environment close to neutral pH level. Also, chemicals work most efficiently in water that is closer to neutral pH levels.
We recommend SPA FRESH Sanitiser as it works efficiently at 7.0 - 7.8 pH, making it very acceptable to our skin. Maintaining pH in this band also protects the spa equipment.