Glossary for Water Testing of Jacuzzi




The most crucial element of Jacuzzi care is the chemical balance of its water which, when well maintained, will reduce the negative effects of regular usage. When people use the Jacuzzi (בריכות ספא), residual soap, perfume, cosmetics, lotions, deodorants, perspiration, and other natural body oils may be released which can contaminate the water and mix with the Jacuzzi’s chemical balance.


PPM: stands for “parts per million” and is a measuring unit used to indicate quantities of chemicals that ought to be introduced to the water.


Alkalinity: total alkalinity must be correctly balanced prior to measuring pH otherwise the pH readings will be incorrect. Total alkalinity needs to range from 80 to 120 PPM to be considered acceptable. Remember that pH-lowering chemicals will also affect the total alkalinity of the Jacuzzi.


pH: remember bases and acids in high school chemistry? pH is a measure of how acidic the water is which can impact the state of your equipment. This is one of the most important factors in water balance because extreme acidity can cause serious problems including corrosion on your Jacuzzi parts and skin irritation for users. On the other hand, a high pH reading (meaning the water is basic) can cause cloudy water and scale formation. The right balance of the two would result in a pH reading between 7.2 and 7.8.


Calcium Hardness: a measurement of minerals (calcium, magnesium) in your Jacuzzi water, this is sometimes referred to as “overall hardness.” A certain amount of calcium hardness is good as without it, the water will draw from other minerals (copper, iron, aluminum) which can cause corrosion. Calcium readings ought to measure between 100-250 PPMs from acryclic tubs and250-450 PPMs for plaster.


Sanitizer: Like any other item we use, Jacuzzi (ג׳קוזי לחצר) too can get dirty! Sanitizers keep bacteria and viruses from growing and spreading as they are want to do in hot water. These products keep the water clean and fresh. The two most popular sanitizers are bromine and chlorine – which one you use depends on your Jacuzzi so be sure to check your owners guide.


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