In any commercial hot tub environment, it is essential to maintain and balance your water on a daily basis to ensure bather comfort and to ensure your chemicals are working as effectively as they can.
Water balancing varies depending on the area you live in, throughout the united kingdom water sources vary which may result in naturally having high or low pH levels - both of which aren’t great if you're trying to ensure you keep for keeping your hot tub water fresh and clean.
Due to your commercial setting, your hot tub or tubs requires different attention from regular water, and it is also different from water in a swimming pool. Due to the higher temperature of hot tub water, there are more necessary steps to take to ensure the water is appropriately sanitized, and not balancing your water will have an adverse effect on how your sanitization levels perform.
Unbalanced water can indeed have an effect on bather comfort and readings that have a pH reading that’s too pH high or pH low include dry or itchy skin and irritating to eyes, an increase of scale and erosion in your filter, cloudy water, a strange smell, poor efficiency of your sanitizer, and staining to the hot tub surface. All of these should be avoided - both for the health of your hot tub and that of the people who use it. Within any commercial environment, a hot tub is your UPS, and not getting it right could leave you in hot water.
To keep the pH of your hot tub water at a neutral level, use a high-quality balancer. SpaChem Trade sells good quality pH plus and pH minus balancers in varying sizes in trade pack sizes from as small as 1 kg tubs and up to 7 kg containers for bigger jobs.
For more information on hot tub maintenance and how to get the best out of SpaChem™ products, get in touch with one of our friendly team who is on hand to give help and advice.