Leisure Time Spa Up is a granular product that raises pH (measurement of how acidic your water is) and total alkalinity (TA is the buffer for pH, which gives you the ability to control the pH levels in your hot tub.) Leisure Time Spa Up levels pH and TA in hot water thereby increasing the effectiveness of the sanitizer when pH and TA levels are in range.
- Always maintain the pH of your spa water between 7.2-7.8. A high pH (above 7.8) can cause scaling and/or cloudy or colored water.
- Compatible with all sanitizers including bromine, chlorine and biguanide
Available in 2 lb container
There is often a lot of confusion surrounding total alkalinity and what its exact purpose is. Basically, TA is the buffer for pH, and by that, it is what gives you the ability to control the pH levels in your hot tub. Without it you would never be able to control the pH levels in your hot tub. That is why you always balance the TA levels first before you even begin to work on your pH levels.
The ideal range for your pH in your spa is between 7.2 and 7.8. Anything higher than 7.8 is considered too basic or alkaline and can cause your water sanitizer to function poorly as well as lead to scale formation and even cloudy water. If the pH level is too low, your water will be too acidic. This will lead to poor sanitizer efficiency as well and also cause burning in your eyes as well as potentially damage your hot tub in the process.
Ideally, your TA levels should be in the neighborhood of 80 to 120 parts per million (ppm).