Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hot Tub Terms: Your Glossary of Spa Jargon

Acrylic: a product used to make hot tub interiors

Air Leak: what happens when a pump has a crack on the suction side so it draws air into the water. This can damage the pump and the filter. If your water has a lot of foam and anti-foam isn’t working, this could be the reason.

Algae: microscopic plant life that grows in unbalanced hot tub water where the cover is off a lot

Alkalinity: (see Total Alkalinity) a measure of how much buffering agent is in your water

Anti-foam: a chemical which reduces or eliminates foaming.

Biguanides: (pronounced By-GUAN-eyed) sanitizer that is part of a non-chlorine and non-bromine water treatment system.

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Water Care Class at Clearwater Spas

Spa School Presentation   On October 22, Clearwater Spas hosted a Hot Tub Water Care Class. Natasha McCausland, our SpaGuard representative, did an excellent job of educating our valued customers on water care for their hot tubs.

Natasha McCausland BioLab
Natasha with a Customer

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Pearl Watercare: Help for Cloudy Water

cloudy-water

 

Cloudy water is unsettling. It looks strange and makes everyone think twice about getting in. At its best, Pearl Watercare keeps your water clean and clear. However, you might find your water cloudy at times, especially if you’ve had extra people in your hot tub.

 

Pearl Watercare clumps the bacteria together so your filter can take it out. If you have extra bacteria in your hot tub, Pearl will clump it and you will see it as cloudy water sooner. That’s a good thing because now you can get that stuff out of your water.

Here are some other reasons for cloudy water:

  1. No free chlorine
  2. Incorrect pH
  3. Total Alkalinity (TA) is incorrect
  4. Poor filtration—are your filters dirty?
  5. Detergent residue in clothing

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Water Care Conference Call Q&A

Our local water care expert, Natasha McCausland from BioLabs, will be with us the first Wednesday of each month at noon to answer your questions and concerns. All you need to do is call into our conference line, and you’ll get your watercare questions answered.

Can’t call in on Wednesday? No problem. Email us your question to Lana at lana@clearwaterspasde.com and she’ll ask Natasha for you. We’ll send you a link to the recording so you can hear her response.

This is a free event to Clearwater Spas customers. Register below and we’ll send you an email that morning with your phone number and conference code. That way you can touch the number on your smart phone and dial in instantly. If you register, you’ll get a link to the recording as well.

 

Another great service from Clearwater Spas because we care.

 

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Water Care: Why is my hot tub water cloudy?

cloudy-water

 

Cloudy water is unsettling. It looks strange and makes everyone think twice about getting in.

 

 

Here are several reasons for cloudy water:

  1. No free chlorine
  2. Incorrect pH
  3. Total Alkalinity (TA) is incorrect
  4. Poor filtration—are your filters dirty?
  5. Detergent residue in clothing

All these have an overriding reason: failing to test regularly.

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PEARL WATERCARE: A Safe Natural Hot Tub Water Conditioner

2xbottlesPearl Watercare is an environmentally friendly liquid additive that helps condition your hot tub and give it that squeaky clean sound when you run your feet over the bottom. You know your hot tub is clean when that happens. It’s safe for your skin and is even used to bathe burn victims in specialized hospitals.

Pearl Watercare prevents bacteria from sticking to the surfaces of your tub and it’s components. Then it takes the bacteria and clumps it together, so your filter will hold on to it. Until now, your filter has never worked so much or so well. Rinse your filter once a week, and you’ll see how well Pearl is working. Continue reading PEARL WATERCARE: A Safe Natural Hot Tub Water Conditioner

Pearl Watercare: Maintenance

2xbottlesTo keep your hot tub sparking clean, set aside a specific time every week to take care of your hot tub maintenance, such as every Sunday afternoon or every Friday night.

WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
1- Add recommended dosage of Pearl™ weekly (same day every week… never overdose)

2- Maintain sufficient sanitizer in your hot tub at all times.  Sanitizer usage depends on the amount of people bathing in it.

spray cleaning filter

3- Rinse your filters with water pressure to remove organic contaminants and chloramines. This can be your garden hose with a spray fitting on it.

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Sauna: Affordable and Highly Effective for Good Health

saunaFor overall wellness, nothing matches a sauna. For thousands of years, those in Scandanavia, Asia, and parts of Europe have seen a sauna as a daily part of life, a necessary appliance like a refrigerator or vacuum cleaner. The health benefits are broad and deep.

Here are a few:

  1. Relaxation of aching muscles and painful joints—heat releases pain-reducing endorphins and melts away tension that comes from bracing against pain

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