Chemical Maintenance

Importance of Water Treatment

It is of great importance that you regularly monitor and appropriately treat the water in your CleverSpa® hot tub. To maximise your enjoyment of the hot tub and to extend the life of the water, it is important to understand the risks and complications that can occur from poor water hygiene.

Never use your hot tub without first testing the water.

Hot tubs CAN harbour bacteria when not treated correctly. The most common form of bacteria is Legionella which can lead to Legionnaires’ disease.

These risks can increase with the age of the user, but some people are naturally a higher risk. For example:

  • People over 45 years of age.
  • Smokers and heavy drinkers.
  • Those suffering from-
    • Chronic respiratory disease.
    • Kidney disease.
    • Diabetes.
    • Lung disease.
    • Heart disease.
    • Impaired immune systems.

Legionnaires’ Disease: How Do People Get It?

People contract Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water (called aerosols), which are suspended in the air and contain the bacteria. Certain conditions increase the risk from Legionella if:

  • The water temperature in all or some parts of the system is between 20-45°C, which is suitable for growth of the bacteria.
  • It is possible for breathable water droplets to be created and water is stored and/or re-circulated. There are deposits that can support bacterial growth providing a source of nutrients for the organism e.g. rust, sludge, scale, organic matter and biofilms (from the body).

Please Read Carefully

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

  • The water treatment chemicals that you add to your hot tub are highly concentrated. NEVER MIX CHEMICALS TOGETHER. Some chemicals, when mixed, can cause poisonous gases or even explosions.
  • Before adding any chemicals to your hot tub, always read the instructions on the label.
  • Always add chemicals to water, not water to chemicals.
  • Always rinse the container after use.
  • Only when the contents have fully dissolved should they be added to your hot tub water.
  • When adding chemicals to your hot tub ensure the water is being circulated by the pump.
  • Do not treat/dose your hot tub while it is occupied and always read the instructions before use.
  • When draining and refilling your hot tub, always clean and flush out stagnant water before refilling.
  • Change your filter each 168 hours (7 days) of heating & filtering the water. For weekend use only (Fri – Sun) the CleverSpa® filter should be changed every 2 weeks.
  • Handle chemicals carefully, in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors and always wash hands thoroughly after use.
  • Store chemicals in a secure, cool, dry place.

Useful Information

To keep your CleverSpa® in pristine condition, always use the correct chemicals and regularly change your filters. Additionally, ensure the hot tub water is changed frequently, especially when used often.

Always use hot tub suitable products when cleaning, since household cleaners often contain phosphates which nurture algae growth or detergents which cause foam.

Whilst CleverSpa® chemicals have been designed with the CleverSpa® hot tubs in mind, they may also be suitable for other types of hot tub water treatment (please check with hot tub manufacturer).

It is essential to keep your hot tub water hygienic and free of water-borne diseases like Legionella, by treating it with the correct chemicals and regularly changing your filters, regardless of how long or how frequently you use your hot tub.

Correct water treatment will ensure the safety of hot tub bathers, reduce how often you have to replace the water and also prolong the lifespan of your pump.

To reduce foaming on the surface of the spa water, it is ideal to shower before entering the spa, this will help to remove any lotions or oils on the skin.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

For 24 HOUR Emergency SDS Information call: 0845 557 1353 (local rate)

For Technical Advice call Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm: 0845 557 1354 (local rate)


Disinfecting Water

Chlorine Granules – rapid dissolving & stabilised for long lasting sanitisation.
CleverSpa® Chlorine Granules are the most popular method of sanitising hot tub and pool water. Your hot tub needs to be chlorinated at all times.

CHLORINE 1 & 5 KG

Spa Water Volume QTY Required
1000L 2g
1500L 3g
2000L 4g

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Pre-dissolve in clean plastic container, add to water.
Leave 15 minutes before use.
Do NOT mix chemicals.

*We recommend using the CleverSpa® Measuring Kit to mix your chemicals.

Multifunction Chlorine Tablets – When used in conjunction with our CleverSpa® 5” Chemical Dispenser, the multifunctional tablets ‘trickle-feed’ chlorine into your hot tub water over a period of days.

MULTI-TABLETS

Spa Water Volume QTY Required
1000L 2-3 tablets
1500L 3-4 tablets
2000L 4-6 tablets

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Use in Floating dispenser.


Dispensing Multifunction Chlorine Tablets

CleverSpa® 5” Chemical Floating Dispenser – use in conjunction with CleverSpa® Multifunctional Tablets. The CleverSpa® 5” Chemical Floating Dispenser automatically releases decontaminating chemicals.


Increasing pH

pH PLUS – Rapid dissolving granules to increase pH levels in your hot tub and pool CleverSpa® pH Plus is used to increase the pH of your water. Maintaining the correct pH in your water is essential. Failure to do so will result in bather discomfort and damage to your hot tub.

pH Minus

Spa Water Volume QTY Required
1000L 11g
1500L 17g
2000L 22g

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Pre-dissolve in clean plastic container, Add to water
Leave 15 minutes before use.
Do NOT mix chemicals.

*We recommend using the CleverSpa® Measuring Kit to mix your chemicals


Decreasing pH

pH MINUS – Rapid dissolving granules to reduce pH levels in your hot tub and pool. CleverSpa ® pH Minus is used to reduce the pH of your hot tub water. Maintaining the correct pH in your water is essential. Failure to do so will result in bather discomfort and damage to your hot tub.

pH PLUS

Spa Water Volume QTY Required
1000L 11g
1500L 17g
2000L 22g

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Pre-dissolve in clean plastic container, add to water.
Leave 15 minutes before use.
Do NOT mix chemicals.

*We recommend using the CleverSpa® Measuring Kit to mix your chemicals


Preventing and Removing Foam

FOAM REMOVER – Eliminates unwanted foaming in your hot tub & pool. Cosmetics, soaps, oils and other contaminants, if allowed to build up, will cause unwanted foaming of your water. The simple addition of CleverSpa® Foam Remover will eliminate unsightly foam.

FOAM REMOVER

Spa Water Volume QTY Required
1000L 25ml
1500L 40ml
2000L 50ml

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Leave 10 minutes before use.
Do NOT mix chemicals.

CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN STARTER KIT


Preventing and Removing Algae

CleverSpa® Algaecide – prevents algae infestation of your hot tub or pool helping to maintain a clean, healthy hot tub.

ALGAECIDE

Spa Water Volume QTY Required Routine Dose
1000L 20ml 10ml
Pool Water Volume Initial Dose Routine Dose
45,000L 900ml 450ml

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Shake bottle before use.
For use every 2 weeks.
Do NOT mix chemicals.


Preventing and Removing Stains

CleverSpa® Descaler – Removes stains and build-up of scale on your hot tub and pool surfaces.

DESCALER

Spa Water Volume QTY Required Routine Dose
1000L 100ml 30ml
1500L 150ml 45ml
2000L 200ml 60ml

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Leave 10 minutes before use.
Do NOT mix chemicals.


Restoring Water Clarity

CleverSpa® Clarifier – Restores water clarity and sparkle in your hot tub or pool.

CLARIFIER

Spa Water Volume QTY Required Routine Dose
1000L 50ml 25ml
1500L 75ml 38ml
2000L 100ml 50ml

NOTES
Test before use (test strips).
Leave 15 minutes before use.
Do NOT mix chemicals.


Testing Water

CleverSpa® – 3 in 1 Test Strips are a quick, simple and effective method of testing your pool or spa water.

*IMPORTANT- KEEP CAP ON TIGHT BETWEEN USES. STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

3 Easy steps:
1. Dip one strip into water and remove immediately.
2. Hold strip level for 15 seconds (don’t shake).
3. Compare test strip to colour chart on label opposite