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can a spa heater damage the spa surface

Posted by jvmagic (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 4, 11 at 13:56

Hi,
Can a faulty spa heater be a culprit for surface damage in a spa?
Thanks in advance.


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RE: can a spa heater damage the spa surface

Not without help.

Think you could explain the situation a little better?

Scott


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RE: can a spa heater damage the spa surface

The spa has stains.


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RE: can a spa heater damage the spa surface

If the stains are turquoise, then yes they were more than likely from the heater.

Usually when they are caused by the heater, usually something with the chemistry was not correct. This something with the chemistry is almost always the pH, but sometimes can be caused by bromine, and excessive water flow. Improperly applied chemicals and their feeders can also cause corrosion of a heater.

After the heater corrodes the copper goes into solution (waters) and eventually precipitates out onto the plaster.


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RE: can a spa heater damage the spa surface

thanks "racket". I appreciate your prompt response.


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RE: can a spa heater damage the spa surface

Are you new to pool care?

Scott


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