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									Spa Chemicals: A Must Have

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Summary:
To keep your spa in tip top shape, clean and running smoothly, there are
an assortment of spa chemicals that you will need to purchase and use
faithfully, or at least when you absolutely have to.


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spa, spas, day spas, spa resorts, spa covers, spa equipment, spa supply,
home spas, spa chemicals


Article Body:
Ah, doesn’t it feel great to have your very own spa on that new deck you
built? After a hard day’s work, you can go out there and melt your cares
away, and as you watch your worries dissolve in the bubbles, you can find
a state of being that spa-less people just can’t attain. I’m sure its
heaven. But as with all things, reality does set in, and you will realize
that there is some upkeep involved with owning a spa.

To keep your spa in tip top shape, clean and running smoothly, there are
an assortment of spa chemicals that you will need to purchase and use
faithfully, or at least when you absolutely have to. All joking aside,
using the right chemicals when they are needed means the difference
between having a spa you can enjoy or having a spa that sucks the life
and pocket change out of you.

The first spa chemical that you will need is called a sanitizer. There
are two basic types of sanitizers and they are referred to as sodium
dichlor, "dichlor" for short, and bromine. Dichlor is a chlorine-based
sanitizer and is your least expensive option. It dissolves easily and
produces no residue on the inside of your spa. Bromine comes in tablet
form and has no odor. It also stabilizes at a higher pH than chlorine.

If you maintain proper levels of your sanitizer, taking care of your spa
should be a breeze. But problems do occur and spa chemicals can get out
of whack. When this happens, you need to shock your spa water into
behaving properly. You can do this with potassium monopersulfate, an
oxidizing agent.

As you know, not all water is created equal, or should I say treated
equally. In some communities, there are high levels of minerals and
metals in the water supply. While these minerals do not affect the
quality of water, they can affect your spa. You see, minerals and metals
in water can stain your spa and corrode the equipment. To keep this from
happening, you need to use a sequestrian agent and clean your spa shell
regularly. If you already have a shell stain, you can use this agent
along with a little elbow grease to take care of it.
Cloudy water happens when the pH level of your spa gets too high. To
lower your pH and reduce cloudiness, use sodium bisulfate. If your pH is
too low, sodium carbonate will raise it to the proper level.

Even if you do everything right, the chemicals in your spa can combine
with things like make up, deodorants, soap and perfume residue that is
left on your body. When this happens, the situation gets a little foamy.
To combat foam, you can use a bubble remover. This will break down and
remove the foam.

As this is just a review of the most likely chemicals that you will need
for your spa, there may be other problems that you encounter that is not
listed here. Maybe you’ve just moved into your home and the spa is in
major disrepair or maybe the kids decided that a bubble bath in the spa
sounded like a good idea. Never fear, whatever problems you face, there
is a spa chemical to handle it. Where there is a will, there is a spa
chemical. You just have to figure out what it may be. Talk to a spa
chemical dealer to find out the answer.

								
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