Our Top Tips to Take Care of Your Spa
- We would recommended daily water testing and chemical level adjustments. Using Clearwaters testing strips check the alkalinity, chlorines levels and PH and adjust accordingly.
- Regularly check your pool filter and change the filter cartridge when necessary to keep your spa clean and safe.
- We would recommend shock dosing your pool on a weekly basis during periods of heavy use to remove contaminants.
- Replace your spa’s water monthly.
ClearWater provides everything you need to keep your pool and spa water clean and healthy, so you can truly relax!
Correct water treatment will ensure the safety of the pool for bathers, reduce how often you have to replace the water and also prolong the lifespan of your pump.
ClearWaters Starter Kit For Swimming Pools contains both chlorine granules and algaecides, along with PH balancing products to help keep your pool in perfect condition. This kit also includes a treatment guide and instructions on how to use the chemicals safely and most effectively.
ClearWaters Spa Chemical Cleaner Starter Kit provides a similar array of chemicals and testing strips to keep your hot tub or jacuzzi in top condition.
Water Problem Solving Chart
Find out the causes and solutions to any water issues your hot tub may be experiencing. Water issues may seem like a difficult task to resolve, but by using our Water Problem Solving Chart below you can easily identify the causes and remedy.
|Green / Cloudy Water / Slippery Sides||Algae||Shock dose with chlorine (see start up dose) and add Algaecide|
|Too much chlorine||Overdose||Allow time to naturally dissipate or buy a chlorine reducer|
|PH hard to control||Alkalinity low||Seek advice on how to raise total alkalinity|
|Can’t maintain chlorine levels||Chlorine demand of water too high up start up, after holidays or due to excess contamination or neglect||Shock dose with chlorine (see start up dose on product instructions). Repeat after 24 hours if necessary|
|Cloudy water||Poor chemical control or inadequate filtration||Clean or replace filter cartridge, check chemical levels using either ClearWater Dip Test Strips or a Bestway Aquatester. Adjust if necessary (chlorine/PH). If problem persists buy a clarifier to remove small particles|
|Rough pool sides / edges||Scale formation due to high calcium levels in water||Ensure PH levels are correct using ClearWater Dip Test Strips or Bestway Aquatester and use a pool scale inhibitor to stop calcium precipitating out of water|
|No colour change on test strip dip test||Too high chlorine leading to bleaching of indicator pads (over 15ppm chlorine)||Check expiry date on ClearWater Dip Test Strips. Wait for chlorine level to drop and re-test|
|Foaming||Detergent present from incorrect cleaning products or excessive algaecide use||Reduce water level and top up with fresh water. Avoid domestic household cleaners.You can also use Clearwater Foam Remover if the problem persists.|
- Read instructions thoroughly on each product/box before use
- When pre dissolving chemicals always add chemicals to water and not vice versa
- Never mix different chemicals in concentrated forms including these kit products but also with other products like bleach or weedkillers – a dangerous reaction may occur
- Always pre-dissolve chemicals in a clean, plastic container in a well ventilated area
- Always add the chemicals to water
- Avoid spillages but in event of spillage clean up using clean receptacles and dispose in the pool. Flush cleaned spill areas with water
- Never use unlabelled chemicals
- Wash hands after handling chemicals
- Have a First Aid Kit available for any accidents
- For general safety advice on using your Lay-Z-Spa please refer your manual
Chemicals & What They Do
Explore the full list of Lay-Z-Spa ClearWater chemicals including their key properties and uses.ClearWater is our chosen and recommended chemical provider. Developed with Lay-Z-Spa in mind, the range of ClearWater Chemicals includes everything needed to make sure your spa’s water stays safe, clean and clear. Explore the table below which includes each product’s use and function.
|CHEMICAL OR ACCESSORY||FORM||FUNCTION|
|Clearwater Chlorine Granules||Granules||Clearwater Chlorine Granules are one of our most popular products and are widely considered an essential item in every hot tub owner’s tool kit. Chlorine granules disinfect the spa water by killing bacteria which builds up in your Lay-Z-Spa. They are quick dissolving and relatively pH neutral.|
|Clearwater Dip Test Strips||Strip||Clearwater Dip Test Strips are a quick, easy but essential way to check the chlorine, pH and alkalinity levels of your spa water, allowing you to provide it with the right treatment if necessary. Untested water can develop a chemical imbalance which may result in an unhygienic swimming environment or skin irritations. Simply dip a test strip into your hot tub water, quickly remove it and allow the colour to develop. The results can be checked against the colour chart provided, indicating each level.|
|Clearwater Mini Multifunction Tablets||Tablet||Clearwater Mini Multifunctional Tablets are an effective and hassle-free way of maintaining clear and healthy spa water. They contain a combination of chemicals that act in a number of ways. These slow release tablets contain chlorine, algaecide and water clarifier. The chemical dispenser slowly releases the mini tablets into the water, making this a completely hassle-free way of treating your water even for the user with a busy schedule.|
|Bestway 5 inch Chemical Floater||Chemical Tablet Dispenser||The 5 Inch Chemical Floater slowly releases Clearwater Mini Multifunctional Tablets or Chlorine Tablets, making it the perfect accessory for busy spa users who want a hassle free way of maintaining clear and healthy spa water. The dispenser has an adjustable dial which controls the release of the 20g tablets, ensuring that the sanitizer level of your spa water is consistently and efficiently maintained.|
|Clearwater pH Plus||Granules||Clearwater pH Plus, also known as ‘pH increaser’ is the best way to increase pH levels that have dropped below the recommended level. To avoid skin discomforts and enable the chlorine in your spa to work effectively, it’s vital that acidity is monitored and controlled. The recommended pH balance of spa water is between 7.2 and 7.6.|
|Clearwater pH Minus||Granules||Clearwater pH Minus, also known as ‘pH reducer’ is the most simple and effective way to decrease the pH of your spa water when it has surpassed the recommended level.|
|Clearwater Clarifier||Liquid||Clearwater Clarifier contains flocculants which bind small particles of debris and algae together so that your Lay-Z-Spa filtration system can adequately remove them, resulting in clean and sparkly water. This is a very effective way of preventing your spa water from looking dull and cloudy, due to the build-up of dead algae and debris that is too small to be trapped by your filter. Even if you have treated your spa for algae using Clearwater Algaecide, it is recommended that you use the Water Clarifier to remove any residual debris.|
|Clearwater Algaecide||Liquid||Clearwater Algaecide is the quickest and most effective way to eliminate and prevent the build-up of algae, which provides an ideal breeding ground for germs and bacteria.|
|Clearwater Foam Remover||Liquid||Clearwater Foam Remover is designed to control and prevent foaming in your hot tub, which is typically caused by the reaction of water with shampoos, deodorants and natural body oils present on the user.|
|Scale and Stain||Liquid||Clearwater Scale and Stain Remover is great for hard water areas.|