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Solutions to Common Spa Water Problems

Solutions to Common Spa Water Problems

 

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Use the quick reference below when faced with common spa water care problems.  The following chart suggests the Leisure Time product that would remedy the problem.

Spas

Cloudy, Dull Water -  Cloudy, Green Water -  Clear, Green Water -  Reddish Brown Water 
Chalky, White Scale Deposits -  Skin-Eye Irritation -  Odor -  Scum Build-Up -  Excessive Foaming

 

Cloudy, Dull Water

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Build-up of un-filterable material

Use Spa Bright & Clear.

Excessive organic contaminants or lack of sanitizer

Shock treat with Renew or OZ Tabs. Check and adjust sanitizer level.

pH and total alkalinity out of balance

Test water and adjust pH and total alkalinity levels as necessary using Spa Up or Spa Down.

Dirty filter

Use Spa Cartridge Filter Clean on a monthly basis.

Calcium too high

Use Spa Defender on a weekly basis.

Cloudy, Green Water

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Low alkalinity level

Use Spa Alkalinity Increaser.

Low sanitizer level

Shock treat with Renew or OZ Tabs. Check and adjust sanitizer level.

Clear, Green Water

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Dissolved copper or iron in spa water

Add Spa Metal Gone to sequester minerals in the water. Check pH.

Reddish Brown Water

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Iron or manganese dissolved in water

Add Spa Metal Gone to sequester minerals in the water. Check pH.

Chalky, White Scale Deposits

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

High mineral content in water

Use Spa Defender on a weekly basis. Check water balance and adjust as necessary.

Skin & Eye Irritation

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Combined chlorine level is too high or excessive organic contaminants in spa water

Shock treat with Renew or OZ Tabs. Check and adjust sanitizer level.

pH and total alkalinity out of balance

Test water and adjust pH and total alkalinity levels as necessary using Spa Up or Spa Down.

Odor

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Excessive organic contaminants

Shock treat with Renew or OZ Tabs. Check and adjust sanitizer level.

Scum Build-Up

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Oils, lotions, and detergents from bathers have caused build-up

Use Spa Bright & Clear on a weekly basis.

Excessive Foaming

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Oils, lotions, and detergents from bathers have caused build-up. Could also be from chemical byproduct buildup over time.

Use Spa Bright & Clear on a weekly basis. Also could/should drain 1/2 of the spa water and re-fill.