How to Treat Your Water
It is of great importance that you regularly monitor and appropriately treat the water in your CleverSpa® to maximise your enjoyment from the hot tub and to extend its life.
- Read instructions on each product thoroughly before use.
- Store in a cool dry place.
- Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling spa chemicals.
- Keep all chemicals locked-up and store away from children.
- Always handle products in a well ventilated area, preferably outside.
- Instructions and dosages given are a guide to most effective use.
- Never mix with any other chemicals including cleaning products, weed killers and other chlorine products, as a dangerous reaction may occur.
Disinfecting The Spa Water
How to use:
When first using the spa for the first time, the level of chlorine needs to be primed. This initial dose is required only when fresh water is used to fill the spa for the first time. Therefore, the daily dose is less and depends on how frequently the spa is used. Please use the table below as a general guide.
If you use your spa frequently (3-4 times per week), then use 5g per person for the 6 person Spa or 4g per person for the 4 person spa daily or as needed.
Remember that chlorine granules should only be added whilst the filtration system on the spa is running and the temperature of the Spa water is above 20°C. If the temperature of the water is below this, then pre-mix the chlorine granules in warm water before adding it to the spa at a rate of 10g per litre, and ensure it is stirred well and fully dissolved before adding.
Use the chlorine test strips daily before use and to ensure that the chlorine level is between 3 and 5 parts per million (ppm).
- Always read the product label and product information before use.
- Store locked up and keep out of reach of children.
- Keep the container dry.
- Harmful if swallowed.
- Causes serious eye irritation.
- May cause respiratory irritation.
- Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
- Contact with acids releases toxic gas.
- Do not use with other products.
- May release dangerous gases (chlorine).
- Use biocides safely at home.
If the chlorine granules make contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water for several minutes. If wearing contact lenses these should be removed if easy to do so and the eye should be continued to be rinsed with water. Seek medical attention immediately.
In case of fire, do not breathe fumes.
The granules and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
Please avoid release into the environment.
Increasing The pH Of The Spa Water Using pH Plus
How to use:
If the pH value is below 7.2 add 11g for a 6 person spa (1,000 litres) or 9g to a 4 person spa (800 litres). To do this add the granules to 2 litres of warm water and stir well to dissolve before adding to the spa. Please ensure the filtration system is running when adding the pH Plus solution. Check the pH value after a minimum period of 4 hours. If the pH value remains low then repeat as necessary until the pH of the water is between 7.2 and 7.8 ppm. If you are unable to maintain an appropriate pH level in your tub the most likely cause is that the total alkalinity is too low. Always correct the total alkalinity balance before you attempt to balance the chlorine.
- Not hazardous when normal health & safety practices are observed.
- In case of contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap & water.
- In case of contact with eyes bathe the eye with running water for 15 minutes, hold the eyelids apart during irrigation. If irritation persists seek immediate medical assistance.
- In case of ingestion wash mouth out with water – drink a minimum of 300 ml water to dilute stomach contents.
- In case of inhalation remove casualty from exposure, ensuring your own safety, whilst doing so.
- Use in a well ventilated area and wear protective gloves & safety goggles.
Decreasing The pH Of Spa Water Using pH Minus
How to use:
If the pH value is above 8.0 add 60g for a 6 person spa (1,000 litres) or 48g to a 4 person spa (800 litres). If the value is between 7.8 and 8.0 then add 30g for a 6 person spa (1,000 litres) or 24g to a 4 person spa (800 litres). To do this add the granules to 2 litres of warm water and distribute the solution around the spa whilst the pumps are turned on. Test the water after 30 minutes and repeat as necessary until the correct pH value is achieved. If you are unable to achieve an appropriate pH level in your spa the most likely cause is that the total alkalinity is too low. Always correct the total alkalinity balance before you attempt to balance the chlorine.
- Causes serious eye damage.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Avoid contact with skin.
- If granules make contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water for several minutes.
- If wearing contact lenses these should be removed if easy to do so and the eyes should be continued to be rinsed with water.
- Seek medical attention immediately.
Prevents And Remove Foam From The Spa – CleverSpa® Foam Remover
Add 50ml of CleverSpa® Foam Remover directly to the spa water. Please ensure the spa pump is active whilst applying as this will help to distribute the formula within the spa water. Shake bottle well before use.
Please read carefully!
There may be mild irritation at the site of contact.
Skin should be washed thoroughly and medical attention sought if ill effects or irritation continues.
In case of contact with eyes, there may be irritation and redness. Bathe the eye with clean running water for 15 minutes and seek immediate hospital attention for a specialist examination.
In case of ingestion there may be soreness and redness of the mouth and throat.
Do not induce vomiting!
- Drink milk & seek medical advice. Inhalation may cause coughing or wheezing.
- Remove casualty from exposure ensuring your own safety whilst doing so.
- Seek medical advice if symptoms develop.
- Wear protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
How To Handle And Store Chemicals
Please read instructions thoroughly on each product/box before use. Under no circumstances should you use unlabelled chemicals.
The mixing of CleverSpa® chemicals in concentrated forms, together or with other chemicals, must not occur. A dangerous reaction may result.
CleverSpa® chemicals should be dissolved in a clean, plastic container in a well ventilated area and ideally protective equipment such as gloves and goggles should be used.
When pre-dissolving chemicals, always add the chemicals directly to water as instructed and not vice versa.
Try to avoid spillages, but in the event that this occurs, clean up using clean receptacles and dispose in the pool. Flush cleaned spill areas thoroughly with clean water.
Always wash your hands after handling chemicals.
If possible store chemicals in a locked area, well away from children and pets in a cool, dry place.
The Importance Of Water Treatment
It is if great importance that you regularly monitor and appropriately treat the water in your CleverSpa® to maximise your enjoyment from the hot tub and to extend its life. Importantly, you should know that hot tubs can harbour bacteria if not treated correctly and the most common form can lead to legionella’s disease. These risks can increase with the age of the user, but some people are at higher risk including:
- People over 45 years of age.
- Smokers and heavy drinkers.
- People suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease.
- Diabetes, lung and heart disease.
- Anyone with an impaired immune system.
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 be 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).