If you’re a diligent hot tub owner, chances are you do a good job maintaining various chemicals in your tub or spa. You look at areas like TA, pH levels, hardness and the sanitizer levels being used to keep the water clear, clean and healthy for anyone who uses the hot tub, plus you shock it after each use and drain it every few months.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, a proud licensed dealer for Bullfrog Spas in Utah, we’re here to tell you about one additional tool at your disposal for cases where you’re dealing with cloudy water due to bacteria, algae or various chemical issues: A clarifier. What is a hot tub clarifier, how does it work, and what are some types you might consider for your hot tub? Here’s a primer on everything you need to know in this area.
Generally speaking, hot tub clarifiers have three distinct purposes:
When using a clarifier, many of the particles that cause cloudiness in water are globbed together. This significantly reduces cloudiness while also maintaining the pH levels and reducing stress on the filter – larger particles are easier for the filter to grab and prevent from making their way into the water.
There are a couple specific clarifier types to consider:
One concern some spa owners have when using clarifiers is whether the product is compatible with the sanitizing system already in place for the hot tub. Luckily, the answer here is yes: Both flocculation systems and enzyme systems can be used alongside any modern sanitizer type, so you can proceed without any worries here.
Clarifier is valuable because it can be used in a variety of circumstances. Some hot tub owners choose to use it weekly as a preventive method against clouding, but you can also use it when specific problems crop up – there is no limit or maximum to how often they can be used.
For more on clarifier and its benefits for hot tubs, or to learn about any of our hot tubs, custom pool construction or other services, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.