Spa FAQs

Haze or cloudy water is caused by an accumulation of contaminants in the water such as bacteria, algae, body oils, lotions and minerals. Two of the major factors of haze or cloudy water are causes of not enough filtration and improper chemical balance. To determine if the haze is caused by a chemical imbalance you can test the water with your test strips or you can bring in a water sample.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY FILTER?

It’s recommended to clean your filter every week before adding your chemicals.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY FILTER?

Turn your breaker off on the spa and remove the filter/filters.  Spray them or soak them in a filter cleaner.  For really dirty filters, leave your filters soaking over night.  For best results, you should have 2 sets of filters to swap out every week while the other set is being cleaned.

HOW DO I CLEAN AND VACUUM MY SPA?

Spa’s can be vacuumed with a hand held spa vacuum.  You should use a non abrasive scrub pad to clean away any scale or scum build up around the edges of your tub.  Do this once a week during regular maintenance.

WHAT CAUSES ALGAE TO GROW IN MY SPA?

Like haze and cloudy water, algae is caused due to poor circulation, poor filtration, improper chemical balance and poor housekeeping. To treat algae you should, vacuum and wall brush thoroughly and test the water to make sure all your chemicals are properly balanced.

HOW DO I FIND MY SPA’S VOLUME?

First you want to find the average depth of the spa. Average depth is determined by taking the depth exactly in the middle of the spa. Ex.  Once you know the average depth of the spa you can easily figure out your pools volume by using this formula:

For Rectangle spa’s: Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5
For Circular spa’s: Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9

You will find that most chemicals are measured for doses of 100 gallons. If you find that your spa volume is in-between these two measurements you can round to the closes 50 gallons.

WHEN I AM TESTING FOR MY CHEMICALS, WHAT RANGE SHOULD THEY BE IN?

For your convenience, you can bring your water sample to our store to have our professionally trained staff test your water and give you recommendations on what chemicals you need to balance your water.  For best results, follow the instructions on the back of the bottle whether increasing or decreasing a certain chemical.

Technicians, Employees and Certifications:

Clearwater certifies and educates staff in the newest technology in pool and spa service and support.

Terry Mark, Owner/Operator, CPO Certified, Techniseal Certified, Certified Paver Installer, Certified Service Technician
Jeremiah Stone, Certified Paver Installer, Techniseal Certified
Steven Marshall, CPO Certified
Mandi Gunseth, CPO Certified
Janice Edson, CPO Certified

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