WHY SHOCK SPAS & HOT TUBS?
An oxidizer is a chemical used to kill bacteria and viruses that can enter a pool or spa. It can also prevent algae growth.
The main reason is to prevent the formation of foul smelling chemicals in the water. These chemicals are created by the combination of chlorine and organic matter.
WHEN TO SHOCK A SPA?
It's important to avoid shocking a spa after using it for at least 7 days. However, it's also important to wait at least an hour after shocking to get in the tub.
HOW TO SHOCK A HOT TUB?
Follow the label instructions for specific doses. Also, check your pH before using. It will help the oxidizer work harder if it has a low pH.
To avoid getting stung by the jellyfish, just shake the powder over the water and be careful not to get carried away by the winds. Also, do not use the cap or scoop to clean the water.
WHAT TYPE OF SPA SHOCK IS BEST?
In this post, we will talk about the distinction between the different types of spa shock, which are chlorine shock, spa soreness, and hot tub shock.
DiChlor shocks are used in spas due to their properties, which are more stable at high temperatures and have a low pH level. They are also more effective at dissolving quickly than granular ones.
The 4 most commonly used chlorine hot tub shocks are 56% Chlorine. The 5 non-chlorine spa shocks are blended with varying amounts of chlorine.
It could be stated that both Dichlor and MPS can be compared to various other biocides and virucides. They may also be used as an algaecide and a high level of oxidation agent.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Although there are many types of shock devices on the market, most of them are made with chlorine. These are mainly used for treating hot tub conditions.
- Neutral pH, Quick dissolving
- Sanitizes and oxidizes pathogens and organic contaminants
- Lower price point
There are a few formulations of monopersulfate (MPS), but most of the others are sold as a blend and are usually resold under different brand names.
- Low pH, Quick dissolving
- An excellent oxidizer and a fair sanitizer
- Does not contribute calcium or cyanuric acid to your spa water
- Can use the spa almost immediately, unlike with chlorine
- No odor, gentle on spa covers
However, if you are not currently using bromine tablets to suck out the toxins, then use ozone and minerals to get the job done. If you are, however, using DiChlor, then use the shock to oxidize.
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