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:
- No free chlorine
- Incorrect pH
- Total Alkalinity (TA) is incorrect
- Poor filtration—are your filters dirty?
- Detergent residue in clothing
First, test your water and add the appropriate chemicals to bring your water into balance.
Use these 5 steps to getting back into balance. It’s important that you follow these steps IN ORDER. If your test strip shows one or more of these items to be within safe ranges, skip that step and go to the next one. It’s important to only add one chemical at a time, turn on your hot tub, wait 15 minutes, and retest before going to the next step.
- Total Alkalinity (TA)—buffer your water first to begin your progression to balance
- pH—add pH increaser or pH decreaser to reach the best level
- Add sanitizer—chlorine or bromine (depending on what you are normally using)
- Calcium Hardness—if too low: add calcium hardness increaser, if too high: add stain and scale weekly
- If your water is still cloudy, add water clarifier
Second, are you running your hot tub 4 hours twice a day? That’s the recommendation of Pearl Watercare’s manufacturer. If not, then pull your filter out and spray it down. Add some Pearl Watercare and run your hot tub for 4 hours. Come back and take a look.
If that doesn’t help, you’ll need to bring a water sample to your dealer and check your Total Dissolved Solids–how many products are dissolved in your water.
If your Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is over 2500 you need to drain your hot tub and refill it. Your water is maxed out on chemicals.
You should routinely add Shock once a week.
Maintain your hot tub weekly to keep things at best levels so your use of your tub won’t be interrupted. Set aside a time to take care of this every week. Pull out your filter and spray it down with your garden hose. Add Pearl Watercare. This will take you only 10 minutes. It’s a lot easier to do quick maintenance than to try to correct an out-of-balance water system.
If you have questions, call your hot tub dealership for personal help. At Clearwater Spas, we are always eager to help you with water care.