Not necessarily. We only recommend changing your water if you haven't changed the water in your tub/spa in over two months. As water evaporates in your tub it starts to raise the level of dissolved solids that can accumulate over time. These solids are not dangerous, but they make it harder for your chemicals to [...]
Can I start using iONRx® immediately even though my hot tub is currently running on bromine and/or chlorine?
Yes. Using iONRX® while those chemicals are still present will not cause any problems and they will naturally dissipate out of the water in a short period of time.
To treat a hot tub or spa, you need two types of agents- an antimicrobial agent to kill bacteria and an oxidizer to get rid of contaminants and keep the water looking crystal clear. Although bromine is chlorine based, it works very differently than chlorine. Chlorine will kill the bacteria and then burn off leaving [...]
YES! iONRx® is extremely safe to handle. iONRx® has been lab tested for toxicity to humans. Have you ever heard of Safety Data Sheets (SDS sheets)? The information provided on these sheets is based on independent lab testing that shows how safe any product is. If someone is not willing to show you these sheets [...]
You say that by using iONRx® my spa can be completely chlorine-free but recommend using a low level of chlorine. Why?
It is acceptable to use non-chlorine based shocks instead of chlorine for oxidizing purposes, meaning to keep the water clear, but read the instructions carefully with these products. They require a good deal of work. For example, a standard sized hot tub will require using 4 to 6 tablets of non-chlorine shock per week plus [...]
I am currently using an alternative chlorine system in my spa now. Why is this a better alternative?
In today's world of mass marketing and companies trying to get up and over their competitors, an educated consumer must be more cautious than ever. So buyer beware! Most of these new devices or methods are simply, repackaging the same old technology in a new method. For example, there are systems out today that claim [...]
The need for many different chemicals for the treatment of your hot tub/spa can make it seem that the enjoyment of your spa is not worth the effort you put into it. In the aquatics business we have a slogan "with every chemical you put into the water another is usually needed to balance the [...]
There is no way to guarantee your hot tub will never foam up again. The cause of hot tub foam is something called "thickening water". This could be caused by a number of factors including, too many chemicals in the water, poor quality chemicals, detergents in your clothing causing soap foam, old water that needs [...]
According to your directions, the product needs be put in every week. What if I am going out of town?
It is recommended to dispense iONRx® and your method of oxidation every week primarily to keep an eye on your spa. You may dispense enough of each product for two to three weeks if needed.
Unless your plan on turning the hot tub off and completely draining all of the water from every part of the tub, which we DO NOT recommend, there is really no way of turning the tub off during the winter months. If you want to lower the temperature down and keep a healthy environment in [...]