What are Hot Tub and Spa Enzymes
An enzyme in the biological sense is a substance that acts as a catalyst in living organisms, regulating the rate at which chemical reactions proceed without itself being altered in the process. In the pool and spa industry enzymes are biological molecules that can be used to speed up the breakdown of organic contaminants and help sanitizer work more effectively, which can result in a lower sanitizer level requirement. Hot Tubs and Spas contain a smaller amount of water than pools so it takes less oils, lotions, and contaminants from bathers to cause scum lines and/or clog the filter.
What Forms Do Enzyme Products Come In And How Do I Use them?
Enzymes come in liquid form and are typically sold in 1-liter bottles or smaller. They should be poured around the perimeter of the pool (or spa), and as with all pool (or spa) chemicals, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions for their specific product.
Safety Information About Enzyme Products
You should always read and follow all safety precautions on the product labels. Keeping your pool (or spa) safe means keeping yourself and others around you safe while maintaining your chemistry and your equipment. Some common recommendations include:
Wearing protective gear such as gloves and eye protection.
Store chemicals in ventilated areas and separate from one another to avoid chemical reactions from leaks.
Do not mix chemicals.
See this informative video for some more great tips on pool chemical safety.