Why you have to use chlorine in your jacuzzi

19 December 2018
Why you have to use chlorine in your jacuzzi

Why you have to use chlorine in your jacuzzi

Why is chlorine needed to maintain a jacuzzi?

If you want to make the most of your jacuzzi, the water quality has to be ideal. Good water treatment ensures:

  1. No skin irritation
  2. No stinging of the eyes
  3. No irritation of the respiratory tract
  4. No deterioration of the jacuzzi components => longer service life

Two values are very important for good water quality:

  • The pH value
  • The chlorine value
Why is chlorine needed to maintain a jacuzzi?

The pH value

The ideal pH value of your jacuzzi is 7.6. As long as this fluctuates between 7.2 and 7.8, you do not need to adjust it.

If the pH value is lower than this, add pH Plus. To ensure the correct dosage, always read the instructions on the packaging.

If the pH is too high, you should add pH Min.

The chlorine value

You should carry out chlorine shock treatment at least once a week to keep the quality of the water in your jacuzzi ideal.

It is best to perform the chlorine shock treatment in the evening. This ensures that the chlorine can spread well and have the optimum effect. Furthermore, the jacuzzi will be ready to use again the next morning.

If you use your jacuzzi more than 3 days a week, it is best to add an extra dose of chlorine in the middle of the week.

The chlorine level is good when it fluctuates at around 1.5 to 2 ppm. However, anything between 1 and 2.5 ppm is healthy enough to bathe in.

The function of chlorine in a jacuzzi

The chlorine in your jacuzzi ensures that all the bacteria and viruses in the water are killed. So you can be sure that the jacuzzi does not present any risk to your health.

Chlorine therefore ensures that your jacuzzi is disinfected.

Alternatives to chlorine

Alternatives to chlorine

You can also find alternatives to chlorine in various shops. A longer service life for the jacuzzi is the most important reason for not choosing chlorine as a disinfectant. Using too much chlorine in your jacuzzi can cause damage to the jacuzzi components.

In addition, you will have less need for maintenance products if you opt for an alternative disinfection method.

However, do bear in mind that the alternatives to chlorine take longer to work. Chlorine has a quicker effect on the quality of the water. Alternatives like active oxygen, salt, ozone, etc. take longer to have an effect on the water quality.

This is, in retrospect, the number 1 reason for going back to using chlorine. If your jacuzzi turns green, you want to get it clear again as quickly as possible. In that case, it’s best to use chlorine and you can then get back to enjoying your jacuzzi much sooner.

For that reason, we do not offer any alternatives to chlorine because there is nothing as efficient as treating the water with chlorine.

How to add chlorine to your jacuzzi

What’s the best way to disinfect your jacuzzi with chlorine? We are happy to help you with the following steps.

  1. Measure the pH level

The pH level has to be right before you add chlorine. If the pH level is not right, chlorine will have little or no effect on the quality of the water in your jacuzzi.

You can measure this with the help of a tester.

  1. Getting the chlorine value to the right level

You can increase the chlorine level in your jacuzzi by carrying out chlorine shock treatment. To ensure the perfect dosage, we advise you to follow the instructions on the packaging at all times. Usually, the correct dosage is around 10 grams per 1000 litres.

After adding chlorine, run the jacuzzi filter for at least 1 hour. After around 10 minutes, measure to see if the chlorine value has reached the right level.

  1. Keeping the chlorine content of a jacuzzi at the right level

As stated earlier, the ideal chlorine level for a jacuzzi is between 1.5 and 2 ppm. You can use chlorine tablets to keep this value at the right level. You can control how quickly the tablet dissolves by using a floating chlorine dispenser.

  1. Checking the water quality

Check the pH and chlorine in your jacuzzi at least twice a week and add products as needed. N.B.: Adding too much product can cause the water to become turbid and the forming of foam.

Avoiding beginner's mistakes

Here are a few guidelines to avoid dangerous situations in the jacuzzi:

  1. Never add water to chemicals but, rather, put the chemicals in the water.

Pouring water on the chemicals can result in these products becoming airborne. This can cause dangerous situations.

  1. Never mix different products, unless specified
  2. Keep the product in its original packaging

Also take the following into account:

  • Chlorine granules cause the pH level to rise
  • Chlorine tablets cause the pH level to fall
  • Chlorine granules are ideal to get the chlorine value to the right level, while chlorine tablets are ideal for maintaining this level.
Avoiding beginner's mistakes