Removing hot tub biofilm and clarifying swimming pool water

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What is biofilm?
Biofilm, is the slime growth caused by oil, grease, lotion, cosmetics and grime deposited by bathers. It houses bacteria and calcium and once formed it makes your chlorine or bromine sanitisers less effective. It is most commonly associated with cloudy spa or hot tub water and when most severe gives off  an unpleasant sulphur smell like rotten eggs.

How you I know if I have biofilm?
An early sign that you have biofilm is an increase in the amount of sanitiser you feel you need to add to maintain the water. The water may also become cloudy and smell unpleasant. In smaller pools, spas or hot tubs you might notice whiteish flaky deposits forming a tide mark around the pool edge as calcium is deposited.

How do I remove biofilm?
Removing hot tub biofilm requires an additive in the water to target it. These can be a chemical agent or biological one. Biological ones such as Alps Eco’s Pool Clear and Alps Eco Spa Clear are non-toxic as they use processes derived from nature. Derived from a patented bio organic catalyst, Alps Eco Pool Clear reduces biofilm, the slime growth caused by oil, grease, lotion, cosmetics and grime deposited by bathers. The action of Alps Eco Spa Clear and Pool Clear, remove conditions for harmful bacteria to grow preventing water going cloudy and becoming unsanitary. Less chlorine additive is needed to maintain the hygiene of the water reducing contaminants and harsh chemicals that irritate eyes and skin.

How often do I treat the water?
Alps Eco Pool Clear and Alps Eco Spa Clear work in a progressive way and recover adverse water conditions over the period of 1-2 days. Once the chemistry is established with regular dosing Alps Eco Pool Clear helps support a natural swimming experience whilst also reducing the amount and frequency of water additive required to maintain a sparkling clear pool. Regular application of Alps Eco Pool Clear or Alps Eco Spa Clear ensures your pool water is always pure and ready to enjoy, removing hot tub biofilm before it can form and become problematic.

Will I use less chorine with Alps Eco Pool Clear or Spa Clear?
Alps Eco Pool Clear and Spa Clear reduce contaminants and harsh chemicals that irritate eyes and skin. While additionally being products formulated to reduce the volume of chlorine additive needed to maintain the hygiene of your water. If used regularly you should require less chlorine or bromine to be added to the water. This may save you a little money, but it will certainly ensure a better bathing experience.