Step 3: Let the Waterline Control & Oxidizer circulate for 15 mintues. Test the Sanitizer level, and based on your results add sanitizer accordingly. Your sanitizer should be 30-50 ppm. To raise your sanitizer 10 ppm, add 0.2 oz. of sanitizer per 150 gallons of water.
**If the spa is used 4 or more times per week, use the high-use dosage rate.
Cloudy water can be caused for a few different reasons in a spa / hot tub. Here are a few things to check over when using the Baqua Spa System:
How old is your filter? Filters should be replaced once a year, and chemically cleaned every 3-4 months with a cartridge filter cleaner
When is the last time your water was changed? Spa water should be changed every 3-4 months in a spa. Not changing your spa water on a regular basis can cause cloudy water and/or odd odors.
Are you letting your spa water circulate at least 15 minutes after adding waterline control and oxidizer before you add the sanitizer? A common mistake that is made is adding the sanitizer at the same time as your Baqua Spa waterline control and oxidizer. You should let your water circulate at least 15 minutes before testing & adding sanitizer.
Are you testing your sanitizer before you add it every week? There is such a thing as too much sanitizer Make sure you are testing your spa sanitizer before adding it weekly.
Do you have a lot of people using your spa? Heavy bather load can be another cause of cloudy water. When you have multiple people using a single hot tub, many times a week, extra oxidizer needs to be added to the spa. Another great product to help with this issue is Spa Perfect by Natural Chemistry
There are a few things that can cause a strong undesireable odor in your spa.
Have you cleaned your spa cover lately?Spa covers are constantly collecting water and steam from your spa. After time, that water can start to have a musty odor. Check out Baqua Spa Cover cleaner to help take care of this problem!
Are you testing your sanitizer weekly before adding? High sanitizer can cause cloudy water and also a strong odor. Too high Baqua Spa sanitizier will also give the water a funny taste.
Watermold is very easy to detect in a spa. Water mold can form in any type of spa because of the high temperatures.
Do you have 'wet tissue paper' floating around in your spa? Water mold is typically white, and looks and feels like wet tissue paper. A great way to clean your spa out is by using Spa Purge by Natural Chemistry or Swirl Away. You should be using one of these two chemicals at least once a year to help keep the pipes in your spa free of build up.