Sanitation refers to the control of infectious organisms (bacteria, virus, etc.) and the removal of excess organics (perspiration, urine, body oils). Lawrason’s offers two types of sanitizers: Bromine and Chlorine.
Bromine is strongly recommended as a sanitizer for spa use. Bromine is more effective than chlorine in higher pH ranges. Also, bromine when coupled with nitrogenous waste will form bromamines. Bromamines are good disinfectants. When chlorine, on the other hand, forms chloramines they have no disinfecting properties. Bromine is available as a compressed tablet or a two part system. Consult your Lawrasons Dealer for the product best suited for your spa. It is recommended to maintain a bromine level of 3 to 5 ppm.
There are a number of different types of chlorine available and the selection becomes a personal preference. Spa Life Clor is a Lithium Hypochlorite granular product that easily dissolves in spa water leaving no undissolved solids. Spa Life Clor should be added on a daily basis in order to maintain a chlorine level of 3-5 ppm. Mini Pucks are a slow releasing tablet that require a feeder or skimmer basket to dissolve. Mini Pucks will maintain a good chlorine level over a number of days.
Whether using Bromine or Chlorine in your Spa, periodic shock treatments are required. Body oils, lotions, perspiration and dirt accumulate in the spa reducing the effect of your sanitizer. After heavy bather use or weekly, shock the spa using Spa Life Clor or Spa Life Shock according to directions.