The Truth About Spa Chemicals
Fact: you probably don’t need 50% of the spa chemicals you are told to buy.
Why? Hot tub chemical manufacturers want you to buy more chemicals. At Arctic Spas our policy is to only sell you what you need; we want you to spread the word that we’re the best place to shop for hot tub and spa products!
The detergents you need to use if your hot tub uses traditional paper filters are a great example of how chemical usage can be reduced with the right set of products. If you use a traditional paper pleated filter it needs to be cleaned with a detergent every couple weeks or so. If you forget to clean it, the water can get cloudy because the filter is not filtering properly. The wrong solution is to use a water clarifier. Water clarifier is a silicone based liquid that makes particles stick together so the water appears clear for a few days. The cloudiness quickly comes back and more clarifier is needed unless something else is done. The better solution is to stop using a pleated paper filter and switch to a disposable DEPTH style filter. Depth filters trap a much smaller size particle and hold much more material than a thin paper filter. This will totally eliminate the need for filter cleaner and clarifiers, just by switching to a better filter. (And, no more cleaning dirty filters, just throw it in the recycle bin!). Less chemical, less cleaning, cleaner water. Perfect.
Arctic Spas has dozens of dealers across Canada, so please stop by one near you for good advice and good deals on spa chemicals.