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Reduce your spa’s chemical consumption!

By September 12, 2017October 14th, 2021No Comments

You can use Crystal Clear Spas to maintain clear and healthy water in your spa, our Crystal Clear Spas system has been designed to be used as a standalone system. 

Crystal Clear Spas system is based on bioremediation principles and promotes the presence of healthy, beneficial bacteria which then ‘crowd out’ any harmful bacteria that may find their way into the spa, which prevents them from proliferating and posing a risk to bathers. 

Some people, for peace of mind, prefer to use a sanitiser in their spa. A sanitiser works by killing off the bacteria present in the water, and in traditional systems, the sanitiser also takes on the job of oxidising all the organic contaminants in the water. 

If you use a sanitiser with the Crystal Clear Spas system, then the Crystal Clear Spas Water-Treatments take over the role of oxidizing the organic contaminants, which means you use substantially less sanitiser than you would if you were using a sanitiser by itself. 

Crystal Clear Spas are designed to help to keep your water lovely and soft and can reduce the build-up of dissolved solids as fewer compounds are being added to the water. 

For people who wish to use a sanitiser in their spa along with Crystal Clear Spas, we’ve prepared the following instructions: 

Important information regarding spa chemicals

Never add water to chemicals, always add chemicals to the water. The best way to add chemicals to your Spa is to get a clean bucket and fill it halfway with SPA WATER, add chemicals and dissolve chemicals with a stirrer. Once dissolved pour the dissolved chemical slowly around the perimeter of the spa and mix in with the spas pump running and the jets in the open position. 

Always follow the directions on the chemical container. 

Any advice or dosing instructions mentioned here are only for reference and are superseded by the instructions supplied by the chemical manufacturer. 

After you have set up your spa following the Crystal Clear Spas instruction guide, and your spa is heated to your desired temperature please do the following: 

Step 1 TEST YOUR WATER:

When using a sanitiser, the spa water pH must be between 7.2 – 7.8 and total alkalinity must be between 80 – 160. 

Use test strips to check the pH and Total Alkalinity of your spa water. If your spa water is not in the ideal range you will need to adjust your spas water by using any reputable pH up and pH down products from your local pool and spa shop. 

Please follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully. 

Step 2 SANITISE THE SPA:

We recommend using lithium chloride, which can also be purchased from your local pool and spa shop. 

Add 50g of lithium per 1000 litres, switch on your spa’s pump and circulate for 20 minutes. Every day check the free chlorine reading. 

This should be between 0.5-1.0 on your test strip. Adjust, free chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity as required, add Crystal Clear Spas Spa Drops weekly and clean filters as directed. 

Always wait 20 minutes and re-check levels after adding chemicals, before entering the spa. Never enter the spa with a free chlorine reading of more than 5ppm (HIGH on test strip).   

Always follow the directions on the chemical container. 

Any advice or dosing instructions mentioned here are only for reference and are superseded by the instructions supplied by the chemical manufacturer.