SWIM spas have become very popular for many reasons. But there are also many reasons taking CARE of the water in your SWIM Spa is different than a pool and different from a hot tub. Mainly, the volume of water, the temperature of the water and with some swim spas, having a split design where two separate areas are partitioned by a wall.
But we all agree that maintaining crystal clear water in your swim spa should be as easy as possible with the LEAST amount of chemicals and expense.
No Chemistry Textbook Needed
As we've said before, water care in a swim spa doesn't need to be difficult. But it IS necessary to keep your swim spa water CLEAN, SAFE AND REFRESHING. Your goal is to spend time enjoying your swim spa - not taking care of the water. Moreover, make water care a breeze with Waters Choice Enzymes!
Of course, you can use the same chemicals as you would use in any pool or spa such as pH Up, pH Down and sanitizer. Just simply be sure to calculate the amounts based on the capacity of your SWIM spa. (We recommend that you refer to your owners manual.)
Noteably, the volume of water in a typical SWIM spa is around 1500 to 2500 gallons, depending on the model of course. Waters Choice Pure Enzymes for SWIM Spas are designed for up to 2000 gallons or 7570 liters.
Furthermore, it's safe to say that most SWIM Spas can be heated to standard hot tub temperatures, which are typically around 100-104 degrees farenheight.
Some people like it cooler that a hot tub but warmer than a pool.
Dual Zone Swim Spa
Dual Zone Swim Spas have a split design, with two separate areas partitioned by a wall:
- One is designed for sitting and relaxing.
- The other for exercise. In a dual zone swim spa each secion has it's own heater, controls and equipment which means you can set the relaxation side to be warm like a regular hot tub with the other side cooler so it's set up for workouts when you'll want to avoid geting too hot. The barrier between the hot tub side and swim spa side could have different chemistry levels on each side. Waters Choice allows you to use whichever enzyme regiment that suits your needs depending on the volume of water. (Be sure to include both sides when going through the routine maintenance.)
How Often Do I Change the Water?
Generally, the larger the volume of water, the less frequently it needs to be changed. The good news is that you should only need to change the water in a swim spa every 6 months using tradiitional chemicals. The GREAT news is that using Waters Choice Enzymes in your swim spa, you'll only need to change the water every 3 to 5 years!
Given these points, it's always recommended that before using your swim spa you test the water. Good water balance starts with making sure that the water has the proper pH. It's also important to look at the water, making sure you can see the bottom and there is no build-up on the acrylic and cover which would mean your water is out of balance.
Maintain Swim Spa Water Naturally
Waters Choice Pure Enzymes for SWIM Spas allows you to maintain your water the NATURAL way! Believe it or not, it only takes 1 time per month using our Pure Enzymes for SWIM Spa monthly application OR 1 capful from our 4 ounce SWIM Spa Concentrate.
One more thing, don't forget to use our water testing strips and our pH Up or pH Down as needed. Along with that, remember to add 1 tablespoon of sanitizer every other time you use your swim spa and THAT'S IT! No Shock, Clarifier, Metal Remover, etc. YES!
In the long run, remember to
- Clean filters and replace them when necessary
- Set filtration to a minimum of 4 hours per day and
- ENJOY using your swim spa.
Never hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about your water care, we're happy to help.
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