What is Unbalanced Spa Water?

Unbalanced spa water occurs when the water is not at the ideal bathing balance, according to an in-store water test from a specialist or done at home using a water strip test.

What Causes Unbalanced Spa Water?

Often, unbalanced spa  water is caused by inconsistent maintenance. Also, unbalanced spa water can be the result of either too much or too little pH or due to a lack of calcium in the water.

You must also look at all the other water parameters.

How to Read a Water Strip Test 

Do I Have Unbalanced Spa Water?

Does the water in your hot tub irritate your eyes, dry up your skin, cause unexplained white residue on surfaces, have an unpleasant smell or does it seem cloudy? These are all signs of unbalanced water. Additionally, when you test your water, it may indicate that the pH levels are either too high or too low.

Why Should I Treat Unbalanced Spa Water?

Unbalanced water can leave bathers feeling uncomfortable. When water becomes seriously out of balance it can cause damage to the pumps and other parts of your system.

Treatment for Unbalanced Spa Water

Several treatments can be used to balance spa water. SPA pH +, SPA pH – , SPA ALKA +, SPA ALKA – or SPA CALCIUM + are all used when needed to balance the spa water parameters.

How to Use Treatments

In order to properly balance your spa water, you must follow these procedures. First, pH is adjusted, then if necessary, alkalinity, the stabilizer level and the hardness. Finally, you should adjust the sanitizer level.

Time Before Bathing

The time before bathing varies according to each product. You can refer to each product’s instructions and labels before going back into your spa.