Hot Tub Water Care

Hot tub water care is the most important maintenance issue for spa owners.

You’ll find products to help you solve common problems at Townley Pool and Spa.

Don’t forget, you can also bring a water sample to our store, and we’ll test it for you. Then, we’ll print a computerized report to help you get you the right products to properly maintain your water.

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Sanitizers

Killing bacteria is key to spa maintenance.

In a spa, you add sanitizers to control the growth of bacteria and algae.

The warm water environment of the spa is conducive to growth, making sanitization essential to having a clean spa for bathers.

Although the chemical reactions that occur to sanitize a spa are the same as in a pool, the reactions in a spa happen at a much faster rate.

Chemicals become more reactive and tend to be used up more quickly than in a pool, requiring frequent chemical additions to maintain proper sanitizer residuals.

Brominating Concentrate

  • One-step, fast-dissolving brominating granules have no chlorine odor
  • Dual-acting as both a sanitizer and oxidizer, eliminates need for two products
  • Easy to use, no pre-dissolving needed
  • Apply directly to water while the pump is running
  • For those more comfortable with granular chlorine

Chlorinating Concentrate

  • Fast-acting, quick-dissolving
  • Easy to use, no pre-dissolving needed
  • Acts as a sanitizer and an oxidizer; no need for two products
  • Apply directly to water while the pump is running
  • A bromine option for continuous protection

Brominating Tablets

  • Organic brominating compound (BCDMH) in compressed 1-inch tablets
  • Dissolve slowly and protect continuously
  • Ideal for heavy bather loads and commercial spas
  • Apply in a brominator or in a SpaGuard floating dispenser
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Oxidizers

Destroying organic contaminants from the environment and bathers is important.

When people use spas, they leave undesirable compounds like body oils, perspiration and cosmetics that can irritate skin, burn eyes and create odors. Oxidizing, also known as shocking the water, removes these compounds and restores water clarity and comfort.

Isn’t shocking just for when your water has a problem?

No, shocking should be part of your regular spa maintenance. While it does help with troubleshooting, routine treatment helps provide the correct chemical balance your spa water needs to keep the water clear, odor-free and comfortable. Shocking should be done weekly in most spas and more frequently for heavily used or commercial spas.

Enhanced Shock

  • Multi-purpose shock with four benefits in one: shock, clarifier, flocculent and pH buffer
  • Restores water sparkle and removes unpleasant odors
  • Treat and soak in as soon as 15 minutes*
  • Compatible with chlorinated or brominated spas and those using ozone or ionization systems

*15 minutes is only recommended as long as the free chlorine or bromine does not exceed label recommendation.

Spa Shock

  • Non-chlorine oxidizer that does not raise chlorine residual
  • Easy-to-use, quick-dissolving shock treatment
  • Treat and soak in as soon as 15 minutes*
  • Can be used with chlorinated or brominated spas

*15 minutes is only recommended as long as the free chlorine or bromine does not exceed label recommendation.

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Balancers

Balance your water to prevent problems.

Balancing your spa water is necessary as balancers control scale, adjust pH and total alkalinity and correct mineral imbalances.

How important is pH really?

Having the correct pH level in your spa is crucial to your soakers’ comfort and also protects your equipment from corrosion and scale. The ideal pH is 7.2-7.6. If the pH is too high or too low it can cause those pesky red, itchy eyes!

Enhanced ShockSpa Sentry®*

  • Introduces a buffering compound, making pH easier to keep in balance
  • One easy step
  • Controls pH for up to two full months

*Spa Sentry® should not be used in spas with plaster finishes or grouting that contains calcium or spas using Soft Soak®.

pH Increaser

  • Raises the pH
  • Protects equipment from corrosion due to low pH
  • Balances water for bather comfort

pH Decreaser

  • Lowers the pH
  • Protects spa and equipment due to improper pH
  • Prevents cloudy water due to high pH
  • Balances water for bather comfort

Total Alkalinity Increaser

  • Eliminates “pH bounce” by balancing total alkalinity
  • Helps to prevent equipment and surface corrosion and damage due to low pH
  • 1 tbsp. per 100 gallons raises total alkalinity 25 ppm

Calcium Hardness Increaser

  • Prevents corrosion of equipment
  • Prevents degradation of spa surfaces
  • 1 tbsp. per 100 gallons increases calcium hardness ~25 ppm

Soft Soak®

Chlorine-free, bromine-free sanitizing alternative.

Prepare yourself for a special spa experience with Soft Soak, SpaGuard’s bromine-free, chlorine-free spa care system that only requires your attention a few minutes a week. Soft Soak provides a wonderfully soft, soothing and gentle spa environment.

Can my water be sanitized without chlorine or bromine?

Yes, chlorine and bromine are not the only sanitizers that can be used to treat spa water.

Biguanide is also an effective sanitizer that kills bacteria while keeping the water soft. Biguanide doesn’t degrade with sunlight, temperature, or affect pH like traditional chlorine sanitizers can. This means easier use!

Soft Soak® Sanitizer

  • Effective control of bacteria, using polymeric action that attracts contaminants
    Non-staining, non-corrosive
  • Effective over wide pH range
  • No chlorine odor

Soft Soak® Shock-Oxidizer

  • Powerful oxidizer, removes unwanted compounds
  • Enhances water clarity
  • Effectively oxidizes organic waste, decreasing body oils and debris

Soft Soak® Conditioner

  • Controls and prevents unattractive water line build-up
  • Convenient and simple application
  • Fresh fill application only

Soft Soak® Stain & Scale Control

  • Helps prevent stains caused by metals on surfaces and equipment
  • Prevents loss of shock caused by possible metals in the water

Soft Soak® Filter Cleaner

  • Removes dirt, oils and deposits from filter
  • Helps keep water clear by promoting better filtration
  • Created specifically for Soft Soak spas (non-chlorine and non-bromine systems)
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TRIO™

Combines 6 benefits into 1 easy-to-use kit.

Soft Soak® TRIO™ makes spa care simple with pre-measured packets that eliminate the guesswork. Plus, the easy step numbers let you know exactly when to add them. This system works to:

  • Soften water
  • Clear water
  • Destroy impurities
  • Prevent scale
  • Prevent corrosion
  • Clean pipes and surfaces

TRIO was made for the spas that hold 350-450 gallons of water, and it’s highly recommended for new spa owners.

Soft Soak® TRIO™ Enhancing Water Softener

  • A proprietary blend of salts and minerals
  • Makes a discernible difference in how the water feels on your skin
  • Lasts for the entire three-month cycle

Soft Soak® TRIO™ Weekly Softener & Clarifier

  • Non-chlorine oxidizers remove common contaminants that cloud water
  • Additional softeners boost the comfort level
  • Helps prevent corrosion and scale on surfaces

Soft Soak® TRIO™ Restoring Spa Cleanser

  • Flushes the system after 3-month cycle
  • Removes built-up grime (lotion, body oil, make-up, hair-care products, dirt and debris)

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Water Care

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