This time of the year affects many hot tub and spa owners with allergies. Getting rid of pollen in the hot tub is easy and won’t take that long to do. Here are some tips to help you combat that pesky pollen in your spa.
Getting rid of pollen in the hot tub is simple and requires just a few extra minutes of chemical maintenance. Before you begin your cleaning process, make sure that what you are dealing with is pollen. There are some algae that look very similar to pollen. For example, yellow mustard algae has a light yellowish/green look just like pollen. The difference is where it collects. Pollen will float on the top of the hot tub. Algae, on the other hand, will often stick to the sides and even the bottom. If it is floating at the top of your hot tub, and you notice that some is picked up by your filtration system, then chances are you have a pollen problem.
To catch any pollen particles, ask your Hot Tub Factory specialist to recommended an enzyme product that will break the particles down to be filtered out. This can typically be done weekly or bi-weekly for your hot tub. As spa owners, it is important to test the chlorine PH and alkalinity. For a healthy hot tub, the free chlorine level should be 1.0- 3.0 parts per million (ppm). The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control recommends pH 7.2–7.8 for hot tubs. Keeping the pH level in this range helps prevent recreational water illnesses and infections, such as diarrhea, gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic and wound infections. Also, be sure to shock the water with 1/2 cup of Spa Shock. Do not use more spa shock than is recommended, as an overdose of spa shock will damage the finish or spa cover. Then add sanitizer.
If you have questions about hot tub maintenance on Long Island, New York, contact The Hot Tub Factory today by filling out our contact form or calling 631-468-8827.