Initial Water Quality
What’s in the water to start with when you fill it up? What type of water do you have?
Soft water is better than city water which is better than well water. “Hard” water has a lot of calcium and magnesium. Soft water is treated water that has very little, if any, calcium and magnesium. Well water is typically very hard. Good for drinking, not as much for your spa.
Cloudy or discolored water is usually caused by an Alkalinity or PH issue. Check these using test strips or a test kit. Depending on your type of water, you’ll apply a chemical treatment to get it balanced.
Our Spa Operation and Care Guide has detailed instructions for water maintenance and chemical treatments.
Watch this video on Hot Tub Chemical Balance
Quality of Water Treatment Chemicals
As long as you treat the water properly it’s going to last a long time. This means using the right chemicals for the job and using high quality chemicals.
Cheap chemicals leave behind a lot of solids. These solids are inert ingredients like fillers, binders, glues, etc… Ironically, these unwanted materials can cause cloudy water, thus requiring more chemicals to fix the problem.
Higher quality chemicals don’t leave behind these solids or leave behind a lot less. Additionally, you can use smaller amounts to get the job done.
Hot Tub Usage
How often is the spa used? And by how many people?
Frequency of use impacts your water quality. Daily use means the water is going to require more chemicals to keep it clean and clear.
Number of users is also a factor. A family of four using the hot tub a few times a week is going to transfer a lot more extra material than a couple using it once or twice a week. Obviously, a weekend hot tub party may result in extra treatment as well to get back to normal.
Keep in mind the location of the spa may create additional challenges. Under or near trees? Forget to put the cover on? Mulch, dirt, or gravel around the spa? Any of these conditions could create the need for water treatment or even changing the water.
Again, it’s the stuff in the water that causes problems. More users and more frequent use means more stuff in the water.
Filtration and Purification System
Does your spa do a good job of filtering and purifying the water? If not, it will require more chemical maintenance. You may find yourself needing to change your water on a regular basis.
We want you to use as few chemicals as possible. We’re not interested in selling a bunch of chemicals. We think the spa should do the bulk of the work keeping the water clear (filtering and purifying).
Hot tubs from Royal Spa are made with the highest quality components to ensure long-term value and minimal concerns.
Our spas are energy efficient and meant to be run continuously. This means the water is being filtered and purified 24/7. Our system actually turns over the water in your spa 30 times a day or more.