My hot tub is cloudy! Find solutions here.

My hot tub is cloudy! Find solutions here.

A cloudy hot-tub could really ruin a beautiful day. It's a common issue that many spa owners know well. Where does it come from? And how do you get rid of it? Today, we go over what you need to know about gray and hazy water in your hot tub.

What are the causes?

Here is a list of common culprits:

Algae and debris

The warm water in your spa is a breeding ground for algae. Debris and contaminants like dead leaves and insects could also cause green algae growth. 

Plus, debris could clog your circulation system and prevent it from working correctly. And when this happens, you could end up with cloudy spa water.

Heavy use of your spa

The more you use your spa, the higher the chance it will turn hazy. Indeed, body oils, sunscreen, and hair products dissolve and contaminate your water.

Imbalanced pool chemistry

Sometimes your spa water's chemistry gets thrown off balance—it happens to the best of us. And one of the critical signs of imbalanced chemistry is clouding.

However, not all issues with water chemistry cause cloudy water. So what should you check for:

  • High pH: Spa water with a pH higher than 7.6 could cause cloudiness;
  • High alkalinity: Your water should have alkalinity no higher than 150 ppm;
  • High calcium hardness: Your spa's calcium hardness should be between 175 to 250 ppm. If your levels get too high, you'll notice cloudy water.

Treatments

If you’ve got hazy water in your hot tub, don’t panic. You can correct the problem by following the steps listed below.

Check your filter(s)

This should be your first step when addressing your water's quality issues. You can't achieve clear water if your filter can't pick up debris and contaminants. To ensure your filters are doing their job, rinse them and soak them in a filter cleaner at least once a month. And fit a new filter every 6 to 12 months.

Shock your spa water

If the mineral build-up is responsible for your cloudy spa, you may need to shock it. With a non-chlorine powder shock, you can clear your water without having to increase your sanitizer level too much. We generally recommend using bromine in the spa because it is more effective than chlorine in high-temperature water (more info). Be careful if you are transitioning from chlorine to bromine treatments as there are risks involved.

Balance your water chemistry

Your second call is to check your water's chemistry levels. Also, ensure that your spa's sanitizer levels are not too high or too low. Too little sanitizer won't disinfect your spa, and too much could cause cloudiness. 

Empty your spa (last resort)

If all else fails, you may need to drain your spa. After you empty it, clean it, and refill it with fresh water.

Get clear spa water with iopool

Cloudy water is common issue spa owners face. But the good news is that it's a simple fix—especially if you have the right supplies. The even better news? We provide everything you need to maintain a clear hot tub or pool. Visit our shop.

Publicar un comentario

Tenga en cuenta que los comentarios deben aprobarse antes de que se publiquen

Tienda iopool

Compre los esenciales

Precio regular 229.00 EUR
Precio de venta 229.00 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
Analiza el agua de tu piscina con Eco El mantenimiento de la piscina puede ser tedioso. Es por eso que nuestro equipo decidió llevar Eco al mercado. EcO es un analizador inteligente y conectado qu...
Elija opciones
25% apagado Vendido
Precio regular 49.00 EUR
Precio de venta 49.00 EUR
Precio regular 64.95 EUR
Precio unitario
por 
Este kit le da acceso a las recomendaciones personalizadas proporcionadas por iopool. Es perfecto para empezar la temporada de verano de su piscina. El paquete contiene: 1 kg de pH+1,5 kg de pH-1 k...
Vendido
Precio regular 19.95 EUR
Precio de venta 19.95 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
Por qué usar las lengüetas de análisis Las tiras de análisis permiten analizar los distintos parámetros de la calidad de su agua para proporcionar a su piscina los productos de mantenimiento neces...
Precio regular 99.00 EUR
Precio de venta 99.00 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
Bloque “captor/batería” de sustitución para el analizador de agua inteligente para controlar en tiempo real el estado de la piscina y las informaciones meteorológicasBateria integrada Longevidad de...
Precio regular 3.99 EUR
Precio de venta 3.99 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
¿Por qué utilizar la cuchara dosificadora iopool? Una cuchara blanca resistente para dosificar fácilmente los productos químicos iopool. La mejor manera de hacer su producto cuando usa la aplicació...
Precio regular 49.99 EUR
Precio de venta 49.99 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
¿Por qué utilizar el altavoz Bluetooth iopool? Nuestro altavoz Bluetooth te permite transmitir tu música favorita mientras disfrutas de tu piscina. Impermeable y listo para usar. Ventajas Impermeab...
Precio regular 4.99 EUR
Precio de venta 4.99 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
La tapa de EcO le permite sustituir la parte inferior de su sonda de EcO si ha perdido o dañado esta parte.
Precio regular 209.00 EUR
Precio de venta 209.00 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
Un buen negocio  Se ha reparado y probado un EcO reempaquetado. ¡Viene con la misma garantía de 2 años que un analizador de agua nuevo! Analiza el agua de tu piscina con Eco El mantenimient...
Vendido
Precio regular 112.90 EUR
Precio de venta 112.90 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
Composición Este paquete contiene los productos químicos esenciales para la desinfección de una piscina "grande" con un volumen superior a 20m³. Para sus tratamientos básicos de cloro y sus tratami...
Vendido
Precio regular 109.94 EUR
Precio de venta 109.94 EUR
Precio regular
Precio unitario
por 
Composición Este paquete contiene los productos químicos esenciales para la desinfección de una piscina "grande" con un volumen superior a 20m³. Para sus tratamientos básicos de cloro y sus tratami...