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6 Expert Tips for Testing Spa Water

Expert Tips for Testing Spa Water

Maintaining the correct balance of your spa water is crucial to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable swim spa experience. Regular testing of your spa water is important as doing this will keep it clean, clear, and comfortable for everyone. Below, read some of our expert tips and recommendations for swim spa owners to test their spa water at home.

Understand What to Test Your Spa Water For

It’s essential to understand the key elements you need to test for in your spa water. There are many factors at play such as pH levels, total alkalinity, chlorine or bromine levels, and calcium hardness. Balanced pH levels (ideally somewhere between 7.2 and 7.8) ensure that your water isn’t too acidic nor has too much alkaline. Total alkalinity helps to stabilize pH levels, while the correct sanitizer levels (chlorine or bromine, depending) keep the water free from bacteria and algae. When kept in the recommended range, calcium hardness helps to prevent damage to your spa’s various components.

Regular Testing Schedule

Consistency is key when it comes to maintaining spa water quality! Test your water at least twice a week under normal use and if you use your swim spa more frequently, test even more regularly. This will help you quickly catch and address any imbalances before they become problematic.

Adjusting Chemical Levels

After testing, you may need to adjust your water’s chemical levels accordingly based on your results. For example, if you’re dealing with high acidity, adding a pH increaser like the Sirona Spa Up supplement can help. On the other hand, Sirona Spa Down is an effective tool for lowering high pH levels.

Shock Treatment

Performing a shock treatment weekly or as needed can help keep your water clear and prevent the buildup of contaminants. The Sirona Activate Granular non-chlorine shock treatment is a versatile product that works well to ensure your swim spa gets a thorough cleanse.

Cleaning and Replacing Filters

In addition to chemical balance, keeping your spa filters clean is vital for maintaining water quality and comfort. Clean your filters often according to the manufacturer’s instructions and replace them as needed, or on an annual basis. A clean filter ensures efficient water circulation and filtration, greatly helping to maintain the overall health of your spa water.

Professional Advice & Supplies

While at-home testing and maintenance are important, having access to professional advice and high-quality, reliable supplies can make all the difference in the longevity of your swim spa. Classic Pool Spa and Hearth offers a wide range of products from top brands to ensure your swim spa remains in peak condition all year long.

For all your swim spa, pool, and hot tub needs, from testing supplies to expert advice from our knowledgeable team, Classic Pool Spa and Hearth is here to help. Visit us in-store or online any time to find everything you need to keep your spa water in top condition.