If you recently bought a spa, it’s important to understand the essentials for caring at it. The average temperature of spas is 96 degrees, and can go up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, which creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria unless it is properly treated. Maintaining an ideal pH balance in your spa is a requirement for not only the spa’s health, but also your own health. There are several benefits to treating your spa with chlorine:
Ensuring bather’s health – Hot water is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, so treating the water with chlorine to clean the water is essential for the user’s health. One of the most common ailment resulting from poorly-treated spa water is dermatitis, which is a result of bacteria in the water. For this reason, it is vital the pH levels of the spa water is monitored daily and treated as needed.
Chlorine instantly kills bacteria in the water – Adding chlorine to the water instantly reacts with bacteria in the water, helping the pH return to a normal, safe level.
Maintaining safe pH levels – Before adding any chlorine treatment to the water, it’s important to first test the water to determine how much treatment the water requires. When testing the water, you will want to check the pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness.
Testing the water determines the treatment needed – Depending on the results, you’ll want to treat your spa water accordingly. pH should be checked before and after each use, total alkalinity needs to be checked each week, and calcium hardness should be observed, but not as often as pH or total alkalinity.
With proper regulation, you’ll be able to maximize your spa benefits and reap the benefits of spa therapy. Accent Stove and Spa strives to provide the best spas and stoves in Spokane. Contact us today for a free quote on a new spa, or learn about our trade in program for your old spa.