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  1. How to Solve the Most Common Hot Tub Problems

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    What feels better than crystal clear water in your Thermospas hot tub? As with every gadget the hot tub user also faces problems. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting the most common hot tub problems so can have the best experience with your spa:

    Cloudy water

    This is caused by low chlorine levels in your hot tub. Also another major cause is the buildup of soil in the hot tub. This problem can be solved adding a water clarifier. The water clarifier when added needs to be circulated for at least 30 minutes after which the clean filter is cleaned when the water has become clear. Other solutions are you can test for the PH level or totally change the water in your tab. This should make your hot tub clearer.

    Colored water

    This is caused by the presence of iron or copper in the water and a high alkalinity due to a low PH level. The solution to this is testing the alkalinity and adjusting if necessary and adding of a scale remover will also aid in this problem.

    Deposits of calcium

    This is another major problem. It is mainly caused by hard water and cases of total alkalinity in cases of excessively low PH levels in the hot tub water. Hot tub troubleshooting is done here by cleaning the shell surface with a non-abrasive cleaner will help remove the deposits while also you can add a scale control chemical. It is very important to keep checking the PH level as this can prevent many major problems that arise.

    Skin and eye irritation

    Presence of incompatible chemicals in the water in the hot-tub and a low PH level is the cause of this. Also incorrect sanitizer levels and pseudomonas bacteria are a cause of irritations. Solution to this problem is applying disinfection procedures to your hot water tub. Well the most basic solution is to adjust your chlorine levels and check the alkalinity and adjust to the necessary levels.

    Bad odor

    This is one of the worst problems you can face, an irritating smell coming from your hot tub caused by poor ventilation, chemical overdose, insufficient oxidation and poor cover cleaning. This problem can be solved by cleaning the cover with warm water or a mild soap.

    It is important to maintain your hot tub so that these problems can be avoided. If problems are present, they can easily be dealt with. If you have additional questions, please contact customer support:

  2. Using your hot tub a lot in the summer? Here Are Tips to Prevent Skin Irritations.

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    Have you been using your hot tub a lot? Rashes and skin irritations can become prevalent as your sanitizer fails to keep up with your usage.

    Inadequate sanitation can lead to rashes, typically on soft areas of the body such as behind the knees, under the arms, and on the belly. This is possibly the result of a bacterial infection. When you don’t properly sanitize your hot tub, it can lead to excess bacteria. When you get into your 101 degree hot tub, your pores open and bacteria has a prime environment to enter. Once you exit the hot tub, your pores close and the bacteria is trapped in your skin. This kind of scenario can lead to something called hot tub folliculitus, which is an infection of the hair follicle. This type of infection appears as a red rash.

    Another reason you may develop a rash is if your skin is sensitive to the chemicals used in your hot tub. In this case, you may have a skin sensitivity. In this case,  Thermospas’ unique  system ThermoClear is the answer. Using this sanitizer drastically reduces the level of chlorine levels in your hot tub. It’s also safer for children. For additional questions on this please contact customer care at 800-876-0158 or contact us via Facebook or Twitter so we can help you make the right choice.

    Lastly, if you having these types of issues, we highly suggest an Ozonator if you don’t already have one. An Ozonator offers extra assurance that your hot tub is well contiunually well sanitized. Having an Ozonator will relieve most of the issues mentioned above since it will reduce the amount of chemicals being added to the water, thus making water chemistry easier and also reducing chemical reactions. Remember that your Ozonator should be replaced every 3 years.

    This may seem like a lot of information, but eventually you will get a feel for what kind of sanitizer you need based on your usage and personal sensitivities.

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