Swim Spa Chemicals 101 | Master Spas

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Facebook Live — April 12, 2023

Are you constantly adding chlorine to your swim spa but don't feel like it's making a difference?

In this Facebook Live video, swim spa specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli talk about how to add chlorine to your swim spa and water maintenance tips.

If you've been struggling with maintaining proper chlorine levels in your swim spa or have questions about water balancing, this video is a must-watch! Ben and Mari will share invaluable insights and practical tips to help you achieve sparkling clear water in your swim spa, ensuring a safe and enjoyable swimming experience all season long.

Master Spas recommends adding chlorine after each use and regularly testing your water throughout the week. Various factors can affect the chlorine demand of your swim spa, such as your source water, how often you use the spa, and how many people are in the spa.

An important thing to remember is that you have to balance alkalinity and pH before adding chlorine. If the alkalinity and pH are not within range, you might find yourself adding more chlorine than normal.

The EcoPur Filtration System uses natural minerals like copper and zinc to purify the swim spa water. This system helps reduce the demand for swim spa chemicals such as chlorine. In addition, it helps kill bacteria and other organisms that can negatively impact your water quality.

Note: It is not uncommon to have a low chlorine reading when you enter your swim spa. Just add the recommended amount of chlorine to your swim spa when you are exiting the swim spa.

This video also addresses common questions about swim spa chemicals:

  • When should you shock the water?
  • How do you store your swim spa chemicals?
  • What causes your pH and/or alkalinity to drop?
  • What should you do if your alkalinity or pH is too low?
  • What are the benefits of changing the filtration cycles?
  • Do you use the same type of chemicals for a swim spa as you do a hot tub?
  • How does the EcoPur cartridge affect the way the chlorine reads on a test strip?