on September 2, 2014 in Care & Maintenance
Keeping your hot tub water clear not only makes it look great, but it also increases the longevity of your hot tub. No one wants a cloudy or foam-filled hot tub. That is why ThermoSpas offers five effective products to help keep your spa water clear with as little maintenance as possible. Let’s take a look at them now to see how each of them can help you.
If you have colored water problems, stains or cloudy water, Stain & Scale Preventer can help put an end to them. These problems are usually caused by the presence of metallic impurities, such as iron, copper and magnesium salts. Metallic impurities can come from the water used to fill the spa. These metals are oxidized by chlorine, and then become visible, causing the stains you see on your spa’s surface or colored, cloudy water.
Our Stain & Scale Preventer can help to eliminate these problems. By combining with metallic and mineral impurities, this product keeps them dissolved and invisible. We recommend using Stain & Scale Preventer once a week if you have high amounts of metal impurities in your water.
This exclusive ThermoSpas product works to dissolve metals just as Stain & Scale Preventer does. The only difference is that Protection Plus also has a powerful clarifier. What does this mean? In one easy step, Protection Plus prevents colored water and stain problems, and clarifies your spa’s water. The end result is clear and purified water, increased filter performance and an unaffected chemical balance.
We recommend that you add a small amount of Protection Plus to your spa each week. This will keep your water clean, clear and protected.
Just like it sounds, Natural & Clear is a natural enzyme that works to keep your water clear by breaking down organics and contaminants that sanitizers can’t destroy. By doing this, Natural & Clear purifies your water and helps to prevent oil slicks and common water scum lines.
Most synthetic products in the market can harm your filter and are not as effective at keeping your water clear or preventing water scum lines. Because Natural & Clear is all natural, it does not create any of these problems and effectively does its job. We recommend adding 6 ounces on the initial fill and then 1 ounce each week thereafter for a 300-gallon spa.
Although foam is not harmful to you or your spa, it can be an annoying and unattractive sight to see while you are trying to soak. It can also minimize the effectiveness of your sanitizer. Foam buildup can be caused by a variety of sources, including soap residue on bathing suites, shampoo, body oils or cosmetic products.
Luckily, ThermoSpas’ Foam Away quickly eliminates foaming. Foam Away is an exclusive formula that breaks up existing foam in spas, hot tubs and whirlpools. Because of its high concentration, you can easily get rid of foam with just one small capful. Foam Away can also be used as a preventative to safely keep foam from forming on the surface of your spa’s water.
If you live in a part of the country that has soft water, low calcium may be the source of your unclear water problem. Soft water can be so low in calcium that the water eats away at your spa’s metal components to satisfy its need for minerals. This can corrode and damage parts of your spa, stain your water and shell surface and cause foaming. To avoid or eliminate these problems, you can add ThermoSpas’ Liquid Calcium to your hot tub water. This will raise the water’s “hardness” level.
To test if you have soft water, try measuring the hardness of your hot tub’s water with Water Hardness Strips. The ideal range for calcium hardness is between 200 and 400 ppm. If you do need to add more calcium, just one ounce of our Liquid Calcium product raises the calcium level 15 parts per million (ppm). It’s easy to use and extremely cost-effective. Continue adding and testing the water until it is in the recommended range.
If you’re having trouble keeping your hot tub water clear, try using the products above. You can find all of them here on our online store. If you have any questions about these products or about water clarity in general, feel free to contact us today by calling 1-800-876-0158. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer care experts are available to help you keep your water clean, clear and beautiful.
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