The Clear Choice system has been designed to be used as a standalone system. You can use Clear Choice to maintain clear and healthy water in your spa. Clear Choice system is based on bioremediation principles and promotes the presence of healthy, beneficial bacteria which then ‘crowd out’ any harmful bacteria that may find their way into the spa, which prevents them from proliferating and posing a risk to bathers.
Some people, for peace mind, prefer to use a sanitiser in their spa. A sanitiser works by killing off the bacteria present in the water, and in traditional systems, the sanitiser also takes on the job of oxidising all the organic contaminants in the water.
If you use a sanitiser with the Clear Choice system, then the Clear Choice enzymes take over the role of oxidizing the organic contaminants, which means you use substantially less sanitiser than you would if you were using a sanitiser by itself. Clear Choice also helps to keep your water lovely and soft, and reduces build up of dissolved solids as less compounds are being added to the water.
For people who wish to use a sanitiser in their spa along with Clear Choice, we’ve prepared the following instructions:
Important information regarding spa chemicals
Never add water to chemicals, always add chemicals to water. The best way to add chemicals to your Spa is to get a clean bucket and fill it half way with SPA WATER, add chemicals and dissolve chemical with a stirrer. Once dissolved pour the dissolved chemical slowly around the perimeter of the spa and mix in with the spas pump running and the jets in the open position.
Always follow the directions on the chemical container. Any advice or dosing instructions mentioned here are only for reference and are superseded by the instructions supplied by the chemical manufacturer.
After you have set up your spa following the Clear Choice instruction guide, and your spa is heated to your desired temperature please do the following:
Step 1 TEST YOUR WATER
When using a sanitiser, the spa water pH must be between 7.2 – 7.8 and total alkalinity must be between: 80 – 160. Use test strips to check the pH and Total Alkalinity of your spa water. If your spa water is not in the ok range you will need to adjust your spas water by using any reputable pH up and pH down products from your local pool and spa shop. Please follow manufacturer’s directions carefully.
Step 2 SANITISE THE SPA
We recommend the using lithium chloride, which can also be purchased from your local pool and spa shop. Add 50g of lithium per 1000 litres, switch on your spa’s pump and circulate for 20 minutes. Every day check the free chlorine reading. This should be between 0.5-1.0 on your test strip. Adjust, free chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity as required, add Clear Choice Spa Drops weekly and clean filters as directed.
Always wait 20 minutes and re-check levels after adding chemicals, before entering the spa. Never enter the spa with a free chlorine reading of more than 5ppm (HIGH on test strip).