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Facebook Live — December 20, 2023

As swim spa owners, ensuring a safe and enjoyable spa experience is of utmost importance. Maintaining the water quality and balancing chemicals are crucial aspects of achieving this.

In a Facebook live video, swim spa specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli in their Facebook Live video address common questions surrounding swim spa chemicals.

Can unbalanced chemicals cause skin rash and itching?

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether unbalanced chemicals can lead to skin rash and itching. It can. However, it will depend on whether you have sensitive skin. An imbalanced pH level or chlorine concentration can irritate the skin and cause discomfort. It is important to regularly test and balance the chemicals in your swim spa to maintain a healthy and comfortable environment.

What is the best way to put chemicals in the swim spa when it's cold outside?

While you might want to open the cover and close it quickly you will have to leave the cover open to put in chemicals. Opening the cover, which allows chemicals to off-gas, will not dramatically affect the water temperature.

Can you add pH down and chlorine at the same time?

It is generally advised to add chemicals to the swim spa separately. You want your other chemical levels balanced first before adding chlorine. When other levels aren't balanced, the chlorine can't do its job.

Should you empty the swim spa in the winter or turn up the water temperature?

Emptying the swim spa in winter is not typically recommended unless it is absolutely necessary for maintenance or repairs. Instead, the experts advise raising the water temperature to prevent freezing and potential damage to the plumbing system. However, it is essential to consult the manufacturer's guidelines or seek professional advice as each swim spa model may have specific recommendations.

Can you put a swim spa in the ground?

Yes, swim spas can be installed either above ground or in-ground. When considering placing a swim spa in the ground, it is crucial to consult with professionals to ensure proper installation and to comply with any local regulations or permits required.

Others questions answered in the video:

  • How do you clean the jets?
  • How do you reduce energy use?
  • Should you empty the swim spa in the winter or turn up the water temperature?