Is Nova Spa Water Conditioner compatible with .......?
Chlorine and Bromine. Yes. Chlorine (sodium dichlor) shock and Bromine will not harm the enzymes in Nova Spa.
MPS. Yes. Non-chlorine shock (potassium monopersulfate or MPS) is an oxidizer and will help remove organic materials from the water.
Baquacil (biguanide). No. Baquacil and Softswim are bactericides and will destroy the enzymes in Nova Spa.
Ozone. Yes. Ozonators also remove organic materials through oxidation.
Hydrogen peroxide. Use at your own risk. While hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer, it is also a strong and dangerous acid at 25% to 35% concentration. Since everyone's source water is different, we do not know what kind of chemical reactions might occur when using hydrogen peroxide, therefore we do not recommend using it. Using hydrogen peroxide regularly would lower the pH and you may end up having to adjust the pH often.
Water Clarifiers. Yes. I have used several different water clarifiers and have had no problems. Enzyme based water clarifiers seem to work the best because they break down organic materials similarly to Nova Spa Water Conditioner.
Metal Treatment / Removers. Yes. Nova Spa enzymes are not affected by metals, so if you have a metal problem, then use a metal treatment to sequester the metals.
Mineral Sanitizers. Yes. Mineral Sanitizers will not harm the enzymes in Nova Spa, but while they have sanitizing abilities, they still recommend using chlorine or bromine with their products for the oxidation of organic materials.
Spa Fragrance. Use at your own risk. Since we do not know what is in them, we do not recommend using fragrances.
Spa Up / Spa Down (pH up/down) Yes. These products are fine. We offer alternatives to the store brands.
Ionizers Yes. The ionizer electrodes have a small DC voltage applied to them which forces copper, silver, and zinc ions to pass from one electrode to the other. They still recommend using chlorine or non-chlorine shock with their products for the oxidation of organic materials.
Defoamers Compatible, but may not solve the problem. Defoamers only change the water surface tension and hide, rather than correct, the problem. Foam is caused by many sources: soft water, body lotions and suntan oils, tile cleaners, high Total Dissolved Solids levels, air pollution, body fats secreted by the sweat glands, oils from the skin, etc. Water should be drained and replaced when total dissolved solids exceed 1,500 ppm. Using a shock may reduce the organic solids (oils, lotions, etc.) and help reduce the foam, but will have little affect on inorganic materials like calcium.
Soft Water Yes. Just be sure to check the calcium level. Calcium should be between 100 and 200 ppm.