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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.

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 be 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. (Spa Starter corresponds 3 weekly doses of SPA100)
  • Empty the bath.
  • 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 Spa Starter 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.

  • Use Spa Starter to sanitize and disinfect the water and pipe lines. (Spa Starter corresponds 3 weekly doses of SPA100)
  • Start the pumps and let them work for 15 minutes. Turn off the pumps and let Spa Starter 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 colors disappears as soon as all 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 the filter to new and dry filter of the best filter quality.
  • Pour a normal weekly dose of SPA100 in the filter compartment.
  • The bath is disinfected and ready to be used.

EVERY SECOND WEEK – MAINTENANCE AND CARE

  • Check the pH value every 2nd week.
    If the bath has a pH 6 – 8, the bath is fine and OK.
    If the bas has a pH below 6 we recommend adding approx. 50 g = 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (normally used as baking powder) Measure the pH after 2 hours.
    *) Sodium bicarbonate is an approved acidifying additive and has E number E500.
  • The bath is in balance again
  • Control that Ozone and/or UV light aggregates are still running and working as they should.
  • If you have an Ozone aggregate, rinse the emission sieve in the bath for the Ozone outlet.

EVERY THREE MONTHS – MAINTENANCE AND CARE

Water change and change of filter

  • We recommend changing the water and the filter every third month.
  • Follow the instructions for EXISTING BATH that includes sanitation, disinfection and water change.
  • After water change, new filters and a normal dose of SPA100 the bath is disinfected and clean.
  • The bath is in balance.

TO THINK OF 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 pipelines 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. Therefore, it is important to sanitize new baths as well to get balanced water quality.
Sanitize with Spa Starter 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 to start using your bath again, we recommend:

  • Change filters to new and dry ones of the best quality.
  • Pour a normal weekly dose of SPA100 in the filter compartment.
  • The bath is disinfected and free from bacteria.
  • The bath is in balance.

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

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