Listed below are a number of issues that can cause skin and eye irritations:
- Over sanitizing
- Low or high pH levels
- Poor quality sanitizer
- Bacterial infection caused by under sanitising spa water
Note: Please ensure you always follow the dosing instructions of sanitiser you are using and use a high quality sanitiser that is designed to be used in spa pools.
Readings of 7.2 - 7.8 pH are ideal for spas. If your reading is below 7.2 pH then your water is acidic and you need to add a pH increaser or Alkalinity increaser which will raise the pH and Total Alkalinity. If your spa water pH reading is above 7.8 pH then it is alkaline and needs a pH Decrease.
If you discover a bacterial skin infection from the water, please follow the steps below:
- Drain your spa, before draining run a heavy duty pipe degreaser through your plumbing.
- Wipe down spa shell and spa cover inner side with Biocide.
- Remove spa jets and headrests and clean with white vinegar or Biocide and leave out in sun to dry.
- Air our pipework after draining spa.
- Discard of filters and replace with new ones after refilling spa.
- Ensure you know how much sanistier you should be dosing and that you are using correctly.