Alternatives that Lead to Lower Chlorine

Alternatives are additional products that can be added to the water to lower the chlorine requirements allowing salt water chlorine generators to run less and increase the life span. We have chosen and tested essential oils from Young Living because of their purity and the Seed to Seal process. Other alternatives include enzymes, mineral cartridges, copper/silver ionizers, ozone and others. The life span of a salt water chlorinator depends on the current density per square inch between the titanium plates and is typically 10,000 hours of chlorine production. Increasing the salt level increases the current and lowers the life span of the system.

Salt water systems are on some of the time and off the rest of the time. If you want a chlorine level of 3 PPM, after some trials and power level adjusting you will be able to achieve that after a couple days of testing. Adding an alternative will let you lower the power level and achieve a lower chlorine level. If the life span of your system is 2 years with a chlorine level of 3 PPM, lowering the level to 1 PPM means it will be on less, perhaps 1/3 as much which would increase the life span to 6 years. The replacement cost of the ChlorMaker electrode is $115, if it lasts 3 time longer with a lower chlorine level that is a savings of $230 over 6 years. Of course there is the cost of the alternative but less chemicals in the spa water is always good and more enjoyable.

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Geranium Essential Oil

We have chosen the essential oil geranium from Young Living because of their Seed to Seal standard. There are no standards on the purity and quality of essential oils and they can be labeled as 100% pure even with only a trace of the oil. In order to experience the results that so many are having the oil needs to be pure and not a mix or synthetic.

Geranium essential oil is a perfect complement to our line of spa salt water chlorine generators. It adds a nice fragrance to the water and  will likely reduce your chlorine needs which will increase the life span of the titanium plates on your salt water system.

Traditional use of geranium essential oil

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) has a wonderfully uplifting, calming, flowery scent. It is excellent for the skin, and its aromatic influence helps release negative memories. Used traditionally to support the circulatory and nervous systems, a great deal of its strength lies in its ability to revitalize body tissues.* Geranium has an approximate ORAC of 1,010,011 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. Ingredients: Young Living Therapeutic Grade© geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens)

Simply add 4 to 6 drops per person when using the Spa. That will add a very nice fragrance and help to keep the water crystal clear. Turn your salt water chlorine generator down to keep a 0.5 to 1.0 chlorine residual. You may need more or less and that will be determined from your own testing and needs. During periods of heavy use you may need to increase the chlorine level and clean the filters more often. We have the 15 ml bottle that will last many months.

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Thieves Household Cleaner

Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to your spa weekly. If a lot of people use the spa for an extended soak, add another ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner immediately after everyone gets out. After adding the Thieves Household Cleaner, let the jets run for 10 minutes. There may be some minor foaming for a couple minutes.

Turn your salt water chlorine generator down to keep a 0.5 to 1.0 chlorine residual. You may need more or less and that will be determined from your own testing and needs. During periods of heavy use you may need to increase the chlorine level and clean the filters more often. We carry the 14.4 fl oz bottle, at a capful a week it will last a long time.

 

 

Traditional use of Thieves

A clean, beautiful home invites family and friends to come together. But when your cleaning leaves a strong, chemical scent, others might not want to gather. Create a welcoming home that’s safe for everyone with the fresh and inviting scent of Thieves® Household Cleaner.

Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. Thieves cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma. Chores will feel like less of a chore with the sweet-and-spicy scent and effective cleaning power of Thieves Household Cleaner.

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We have been using Young Living essential oils for only 6 months and have significantly reduced the chemicals in our house and now the Spa as well. Other essential oils that we have not tested yet but we see in some of the testimonies for spa and hot tub use are Bergamot, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang.

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