As part of a season reminder and update on keeping pools clean and open, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) has issued a public service message to positively influence bather behaviour and improve water and air quality in and around pools by preventing pee in the pool.
Unfortunately, unlike other industries, the aquatics sector has a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to cartridge filters. To get past this ideology, there is a need for a new rating system, which would help consumers and businesses properly size and install pool filtration systems accordingly.
One of the most memorable hot tub water care questions this author has ever received involved the topic of filters. Years later, the question is still relevant because it not only highlighted the importance of proper filter care, but also the integral role they play in helping keep hot tub water clean.
Many retailers and/or service technicians in the hot tub and swim spa industry have likely faced an assortment of phone calls from customers with questions regarding water maintenance after the unit has been delivered and installed. These queries can range from: “Why is the water foaming?” to “Why is the water green?” and “What is that smell?” or “Why is the water so cloudy?” Should these inquiries start to occur, it is important each consumer ‘crisis’ is handled carefully to ensure their problems are resolved.
After many years working in the water chemistry field, this author still gets the same question: What is the most important aspect of hot tub water care? In speaking to hot tub customers, service technicians, water care sales teams, retailers, and store owners from all over the world, the answer remains the same: The best way to enjoy the hot tub experience is to maintain the proper sanitizer levels in the water and prevent or remove biofilm buildup in places like plumbing lines, shell surface, or filters. These are the two pillars to hot tub maintenance.