One of the many questions we get asked is; what do I need for my spa? For many domestic spa users the simple system of Bingo B, Tiger A and Wuncer is recommended. Persox 980 is recommended to help the spa recover after heavy usage.
Four easy to use products, designed for Australian conditions, approved by APVMA where required and on average will treat 1500 Ltrs of heated water 6 -12 months (depending on usage).
Tiger A: - Bromine Disinfectant
Bingo B: - Water balancer
Wuncer: - Used to clean filter cartridges and is also used to clean pipework in spa baths.
Persox 980: - Spa shock treatment - used to shock spas after heavy usage.
Test strips or a test kit are required to test for levels of pH, Total Alkalinity and Bromine in your spa water. Test strips are quick and easy to use.
For people who are experiencing rashes or other problems with spa chemicals we have designed Combat. Combat balances the pH and Total Alkalinity of your water to ensure bather comfort and also protect your heater from corrosion. Combat when used with Persox 980 ensures your water is balanced and safe to bathe in.
There are many brand names of chemicals sold on the market today. Our products have been designed for Australian conditions. Poolkare's philosophy with swimming pools is "Keep it Simple". A lot of our clients have come to us due to water balance problems and confusion as to what function each product has. Listed below are some products required for sanitizing, stabilizing and balancing your swimming pool. For further information refer to Swimming Pool and Spa Association: SPASA Victoria at www.spasavic.com.au
Sodium hypochlorite: Liquid pool chlorine. Easy to use no dissolving.
Calcium Hypochlorite: Powder/granular form of pool chlorine. Calcium hypochlorite requires dissolving in a bucket of water before adding to your pool.
Sodium Dichloro Isocyanurate (SDIC) or Stabilized Pool Chlorine: Powder/granular form of chlorine. Stabilized Pool chlorine as the name suggests already contains the stabilizer to prevent sunlight burning off chlorine.
Stabilizer "Cyanuric Acid": This comes in the form of powder. The stabilizer prevents the sun from burning off the chlorine in the pool water. Eliminates chlorine wastage.
TICA Tablets: Trichloroisocyanuric acid. TICA is used to control algae and bacteria in swimming pools. TICA tablets also contain a Stabilizer to eliminate chlorine wastage.
Buffer: We recommend Dry Alkali to control pH and Total Alkalinity levels. Use when required.
Algaecide: Zed Zed 60 is a long term algaecide. We designed this algaecide to help "winterize pools". Simply add chlorine dose and Zed Zed 60 monthly to maintain your pool over winter. Ensure your filter still runs approximately 2 hours / day.
Fast Floc: This is our own flocculent designed to clean up muddy, dirty and cloudy pools. Must be used with Dry Alkali to ensure a complete floc is obtained.
Hydrochloric Acid: Used mainly in pools running a salt chlorinator. Hydrochloric acid is used to lower pH.