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Why is My Hot Tub Water Cloudy?


Is the water inside your hot tub looking a little cloudy or murky?

Although it’s hard to say what the cause might be, it’s essential to know that there are many possible reasons why this could happen and get to the root of the issue as quickly as possible. The good news? In most cases, you should be able to solve the issue on your own, but contacting a professional to resolve the issue is often recommended. It’s better to be safe than sorry. But for now, let’s take a look at some of the main causes of cloudy spa water and how to treat it!

Causes for Cloudy Spa Water

There are multiple causes of cloudy spa water. Traces from oils, chemicals or soaps may have managed to find their way into your spa, infiltrating various components and quite possibly, clogging your filter.

This issue is more common than you might think because such substances can easily enter your hot tub through the different users. Soap traces could stem from shampoos and skincare products, as well as cleaning products from clothes and swimsuits. Some even experience cloudy water because they might be using a household chemical to clean their hot tub, which is not recommended.

Cloudy water could also arise as a result of a chemical imbalance in the composition of the water. As you might know, the hardness and acidity levels of the water are particularly crucial to the correct operation of your hot tub. If the acidity of the water is too high, various features can be damaged and not work as effectively in the long run.

On the other hand, chemically-unbalanced water could give way to other issues. Spa water test strips can prove to be very useful when determining if this is the root of your cloudy water problem. These products can help you determine whether or not you are experiencing an issue with the chemistry of the water. If your water is too acidic, you can correct its pH with specifically designed products and solutions. The same applies to hardness, which can easily be corrected with appropriate products and additives. For more information about these products, contact one of the experts at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario.

Preventative Measures You Can Take to Keep Your Spa Clean

In order to prevent cloudy water, it’s important that you develop a habit of testing the water and cleaning it regularly. You should also make sure to check chlorine levels or any other sanitizers you regularly use for your hot tub.

Cleaning your hot tub regularly, which includes removing debris from the water with a net and periodically rinsing and cleaning the filters, will also help you prevent issues. If you think there could be soapy or oily traces in the water, you can use specific products to remove them. These products are most often available at hot tub dealerships and pool showrooms.

Some people love to use tennis balls as a D.I.Y. hack. If you let them soak for a while, they will eventually absorb the buildup of oil!

The Importance of Hot Tub Service

Scheduling hot tub service on a regular basis is an excellent way to prevent issues. Professional support can help your tub perform well, so you don’t need to worry too much about constantly checking the chemical balance of the water, as well as troubleshooting other problems that might impair the correct functionality of your hot tub.

Find out more about keeping your hot tub clean and maintained when you get in touch with our team at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario. Feel free to visit one of our Southern Ontario hot tub dealerships, located from Hamilton and Burlington to Kitchener and Waterloo, throughout the GTA and more!


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