While spas and pools share some significant characteristics, they also differ in a number of ways, namely size and temperature. They also differ in the way that they are used, the frequency of their use, and the seasons they are used. Because of these major differences, it is important to be aware of the characteristics that make spas unique, and thus require extra attention and care. |
When comparing spas and pools, the first difference that comes to mind is size. Your typical in ground pool is most likely ten times the size of your spa or hot tub. While this means that your pool requires more water, a common misconception is that it also requires more chemicals to keep it clean when compared to a spa. This, however, is incorrect. Because of the high temperature of spa water, and typically more frequent usage, spas generally require nearly identical levels of chemicals in order to keep the water clean, clear and safe. The simple reason for this is that hotter water increases the incidence of bacteria growth, which is no fun for anyone. It is imperative that the correct chemical balance be attained and then maintained if you want to get the most out of your relaxing spa. Fortunately, the professionals at No Green Pools Co. are certified spa professionals, and are ready to take the guesswork out of cleaning and maintaining your new or existing spa.
We have already mentioned that high temperatures in spa water promote the growth of bacteria if not properly treated. Following this logic, you will notice that your spa water requires more frequent draining and refilling than your traditional in ground pool. It is highly unsanitary to fail to cycle your spa water at regular intervals. Another practice unique to hot tubs and spas is the process of shock treating the water. This is a practice involving a high dose of chemicals (there are both chlorine and chlorine alternatives available) which "shock" the contaminants out of your spa water. The chemical reaction which occurs while shocking your spa water ensures that cloudy or smelly water can once again become soothing and clear.
Shocking your spa water should occur both after heavy use (such as after a party, for example) and after longer than normal periods of disuse. A spa cover should also be used daily to maintain water temperature and prevent environmental contaminants from collecting in your pool water. When dealing with the maintenance of your spa, trust your instincts. If your spa water looks cloudy, smells funny, or causes abnormal skin irritation, it is time to shock treat your water, cycle your water, or for a low price with maximum results, contact No Green Pools Co for a free estimate. No Green Pools Company - Weekly Pool Service - Residential - Commercial - Pool Repairs - Pool Equipment Sales
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