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Is Using Spa Chemicals Properly as Important as Pool Chemicals?

A 15’ x 30’ pool that has an average depth of 4’ holds roughly 13,500 gallons of water. It stands to reason that much of this water is going to get stagnant and become bacteria-ridden if you fail to keep up with the right pool chemicals. A spa is typically less than 1,000 gallons with most in the 300 to 500-gallon range. Since there is so much less water, you don’t have to worry so much about spa chemicals, right? Wrong! Here’s why you should pay as much attention, if not more, to keeping your spa’s water properly balanced and why you should change the water three to four times each year.

Heat is a breeding ground for bacteria and other nasty things you really don’t want to share the water with. Add to that the fact that as water evaporates, as it will with hot temperatures, it is leaving behind all kinds of things, including skin cells, lotions, and what is referred to as dissolved solids.

Spa chemicals can also intensify during the evaporation process so it’s important to regularly test your spa’s water and replace the water when the level of total dissolved solids (TDS) is adversely affecting your spa equipment, including the filtering system and heater. The more your spa is used, the more important it is to keep up with the spa chemicals and water changes.

By keeping up with spa chemicals and taking a quick shower before entering your spa, you’ll be in a better position to keep your spa in good working order and safe for use. If you should need spa chemicals, maintenance, cleaning or repair services, give us a call at Cayman Pool & Spa. We also carry supplies that can keep the water cleaner and reduce energy consumption. We’re here to answer all your questions, so don’t hesitate to stop by one of our locations in Mooresville, Concord, or Huntersville, North Carolina.