Tips and Advise

Recommendations for maintenance

For Spa baths, hot tubs, smaller pools and Jacuzzis

This is our recommendations for maintenance of spa baths, hot tubs, smaller pools and Jacuzzis (below all called ”baths”). Use Spa100, a chloride dioxide solution that dissolves biofilm and effectively disinfects the water from bacteria and microorganisms without giving the water any smell or taste. Products that contain chlorine do not dissolve biofilm and can irritate your skin and respiration.

Important! For both new and existing baths.
– Disinfection with Spa100 and good maintenance of the filter is the most important things to remember to get nice and clear water, without bacteria and biofilm.
– Use Spa100, an effective disinfection solution that dissolves biofilm.
– Treat the water in the bath on a weekly basis.
– Buy two sets of filters of the highest quality, to always change the filter to a dry filter when you do your weekly cleaning.
– Weekly and regular cleaning of filter.
– UV light is the best compliment for continuous disinfection in combination with Spa100.
– The water will turn yellow, the color disappears as soon as all of the bacteria are killed.

NEW BATH

Clean and sanitize a new bath! There is often rests of water in new baths from the when the manufacturer test runs the bath. This water is often contaminated and biofilm can often been seen in this early stage.
For a NEW BATH, we recommend:
– Fill the bath with water
– Use Spa Starter to sanitize and disinfect the water and pipe lines.
(SpaStarter corresponds 3 weekly doses of Spa100)
– Empty the bath and fill with new water
– Take out the filters and clean them thoroughly and put them back
– Fill with new water. When the water is heated to minimum 24°C, pour a normal weekly dose of Spa100 in the filter compartment.
– The bath is now safe and ready to be used without chlorine, taste and smell.

EXISTING BATH

If you use CleanWaterTech’s chlorine-free products as we strongly recommend, we also recommend that you once a year use SpaStarter and every three months change the water and filters. Read more about how to use Spa100 under “Every week – maintenance and care”.

EXISTING BATH – TO CHANGE TO SPA100 FROM OTHER CLEANING PRODUCTS

Clean and sanitize your bath with Spa Starter to dissolve biofilm and disinfect the existing water from bacteria and microorganisms.
For an EXISTING BATH we recommend the following when changing to Spa100:
– Use Spa Starter to sanitize and disinfect the water and pipe lines.
(SpaStarter corresponds 3 weekly doses of Spa100)
– Start the pumps and let them work for 15 minutes. Turn off the pumps and let SpaStarter rest over night to be sure that it dissolves all biofilm in all pipe lines pumps and such.
– Empty the water in the bath. Put new and dry filters in.
– Thoroughly clean the used filters and let them dry until the next water treatment. It is important to let the filters dry because the bacteria that couldn’t be removed or killed in the cleaning will die when the filter dries.
– Fill the bath with new water. When the water reaches minimum 24°C, pour a normal weekly dose of Spa100 in the filter compartment.
– The water will turn yellow, the color disappears as soon as all of the bacteria are killed.
– The bath is now ready for safe baths without chlorine or smell.

MAINTENANCE AND CARE

EVERY WEEK – MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Change to dry filters every week, clean the used filters and disinfect the water with Spa100. We also recommend pH measurement. This is our recommendation:

A. After the week’s “last bath”

1. Change the filter to new and dry filter of the best filter quality.
2. Pour a normal weekly dose of Spa 100 in the filter compartment.
3. Spa100 disinfects the water and prevents growth of biofilm.
4. Put the cover on.
5. The bath is disinfected and ready to be used.
EVERY OTHER WEEK – MAINTENANCE AND CARE

B. Check the pH value

1. Check the pH value every 2nd week.
2. If the bath has a pH 6 – 8, the bath is fine and OK.
3. If the bas has a pH below 6 we recommend to add ca 50 g = 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (normally used as baking powder)*.
4. Measure the pH after 2 hours.
5. Put on cover and the bath is in balance again

*) Sodium bicarbonate is an approved acidifying additives and has E number E500.

C. Adjust the right water level – Refill water

1. When the weekly bathing is finished, check the water level in the bath.
2. If needed, add water to the manufacturer’s recommendation of water level. (Note: follow the recommendations of the supplier and read the baths instructions).
3. After the refill, pour the Spa100 in the filter compartment.
4. Put the cover on.
5. The bath is now disinfected from bacteria and other contaminations.

D. Every other week – after the weeks “last bath”

1. Control that Ozone and/or UV light aggregates are still running and working as they should.
2. If you have an Ozone aggregate, rinse the emission sieve in the bath for the Ozone outlet.

EVERY THREE MONTHS – MAINTENANCE AND CARE

E. Water change and change of filter

1. We recommend to change the water and the filter every third month. Change to clean and fresh filters.
2. Follow the instructions for EXISTING BATH that includes sanitation, disinfection and water change.
3. After water change, new filters and a normal dose of Spa100 the bath is disinfected and clean.
4. The bath is in balance.

TO THINK ABOUT

COVER
Use an isolating cover for your bath where the cover doesn’t absorb humidity. The humidity in the cover creates growth of microorganisms and algae, especially in warm and humid environment. Ask your dealer for recommendations.

If the cover is getting heavier, it implies that is has absorbed humidity. There is a big risk that the water in the bath will get contaminated by bacteria from the lid that drops down in the water and starts to smell.
Our recommendation to solve this problem is to buy a new cover and after the change of cover, pour a weekly dose of Spa100.

SMELL from Ozone sensor
When you open the cover of the bath, a putrid odor can occur. This smell can be coming from the Ozone generator and is completely harmless. Let the bath air for a little while and the smell has disappeared.
SMELL from cover
If you can smell a putrid odor like from an old washcloth, it could be coming from the cover that has absorbed humidity and gotten contaminated and then dropped into the water. Pour a normal weekly dose of Spa100 and also check if the cover has gotten heavier. In that case, change the cover to a new one and after the change; pour a normal weekly dose of Spa100.

NEW BATH
A new bath always has some water left in the pipe lines from when it has been tested. It can be up to 50 liters. Most of the baths are manufactured in the US or in China. The long shipping routes and possible storage increases the risk for contaminations. This water gets easily contaminated, polluted since that it hasn’t gotten disinfected before delivery. When new water is filled in the bath, these contaminations such as bacteria and microorganisms will spread in the new water and create growth for biofilm and so on. This is why it is important to sanitize new baths as well to get balanced water quality. Sanitize with SpaStarter that solves the problem.
BREAK – NOT USING THE BATH FOR A LONGER TIME

Before the break:
Before a longer break that lasts for weeks or months end the bathing with a dose of Spa100.
The bath will then be disinfected and there will be no growth of bacteria or pollution.

After the break:
When you want so start using your bath again we recommend:
1. Change filters to new and dry ones of the best quality.
2. Pour a normal weekly dose of Spa100 in the filter compartment.
3. The bath is disinfected and free from bacteria.
4. The bath is in balance.

Download Recommendations for maintenance here

If you don’t use CleanWaterTech’s products, we recommend that you use our SpaStarter every three months to sanitize, dissolve biofilm, kill bacteria and get rid of contaminations.

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