How to Go Chlorine-Free in Your Spa

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How to Go Chlorine-Free in Your Spa

One question
that we get asked a lot at Coast Spas Reviews is if our customer can operate
their spa without chlorine. We are proud to report that you can. Some people do
not like the smell of chlorine. Others are allergic to it. It is for these
reasons that we are going to provide you with a way to use your spa without the
need of putting chlorine in it.

When we get
the question if the customer can operate their spa without chlorine, we usually
tell them they can use bromine. While it is essentially the same thing, bromine
does not have the same smell. On the other hand, it is much harsher on your
skin and hair. So, if you are looking to replace one with the other, you need
to consider the side effects.

If you do not
want to use either of these, we are going to provide you with a few ways to
operate your spa with neither. It will take some extra work, but you may feel
it is worth it.

Filter

To start
with, you are going to have to make sure that you change your filter a lot more
frequently. Chlorine will eliminate many of the organisms that the filter would
trap before they even reach the filter. Without using halogen treatment
(chlorine or bromine), those organisms will make it to the filter. Generally
speaking, you should change your filter at least every two years (depending on
usage). In the case of not using halogen treatments, you are going to want to
double the number of times that you change your filter. So, if you are doing it
every two years, change to once a year.

Drainage

Much like
changing your filter more frequently, you may want to consider changing the
water more regularly as well. Usually, we recommend replacing the water every
six months. When not using a water treatment plan, we suggest to do it every
three months. When you are not treating the water, biofilms can form faster and
create a biohazard in your spa. No one wants that.

Shock
Treatment

There is an
alternative to chlorine and bromine; it is a non-chlorine shock. Essentially,
you are oxygenating the water to kill off the nasty stuff in your water. Make
sure to run your spa for an hour after using the treatment for maximum
efficiency. You will want to do this at least once a week, depending on how
often you use the spa. No more than two weeks should pass between treatments,
no matter how little you use the spa.

Conclusion

We here at
Coast Spas Reviews hope that you are better informed on how you can use your
spa without having to use chlorine. As we said before, there is a lot more time
and effort that you will have to put into maintaining your spa. However, if you
have an affinity to the use of halogen treatments, there is no better way than
going chlorine-free. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us
a call, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.