Reducing Chemical use with Enzymes

This article is to look at Enzyme systems and in particular Spa Marvel. This is the system I use on my own Hot Tubs and a lot of my customers have been using it for a long time as well, Spa Marvel makes a big difference in water quality and health and at 54.99 every 3 months is also more affordable than other systems.

So what do they do? Enzymes work by helping to break down inorganic contaminants like sweat, body oils, lotions and other contaminants, the kind of stuff that bacteria feed on and that foam and cloud up your tub. This process has a ton of benefits, enough to justify using a list later, but the main reason this is so important is that they let you heavily reduce the level of chlorine or bromine you use and expose yourself to.

Chlorine or bromine are used for water treatment because they are simply great at killing organics, which is perfect for bactera or viruses but not great for people, especially since the steam from a hot tub gives it easy exposure to your lungs and eyes. This can cause irritation and other issues, especially if you use your hot tub daily like I do, safely cutting down on chemical exposure has always been important to me and right now this system is the best for it.

I know some people totally stop using chlorine or bromine in favor of systems like this but that is pretty risky. These chemicals do play an important role and it is safer to keep chlorine present in the tub even if this treatment lets you use less, Spa Marvel itself is not a sanitizer. Always check your local regulations or recommendations, most don’t take into account systems like this yet sadly but the Enzyme technology is growing popular even without it so hopefully they catch up soon.

Even if you don’t reduce your chemical use here is that list of other benefits I mentioned.

-Enzymes help prevent scale, bio-film and other buildup.
-By removing contaminants that bacteria feed on Spa Marvel reduces the levels of chlorine or bromine needed to effectively sanitize.
-These systems are non toxic and environmentally friendly, the Spa Marvel people even do a demo where they drink it.
-All these above parts keep your total dissolved solids count low which lets your water last far longer before needing changed
-By breaking down and removing these contaminants as well as reducing chemical use your water also becomes easier to balance an can be left for longer.

You can buy Spa Marvel and try it out at no risk, once you see how it helps your water I’m sure you will stick with it.

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Thank you so much for all of the information! We are taking delivery of our Master Spa Twilight 8.2 today! We have never owned a hot tub or a pool so I’m very nervous about the maintenance and adding the right chemicals. We did purchase the Mast3rPur system. Which chemicals do you suggest for that spa? Any advice or cheat sheets are greatly appreciated!

Hey Bill.

Im interested to see what they recommend and if it works 🙂

My experience is that they oversell these upgrades and you still need chlorine if that turns out to be the case get spa marvel… its idiot proof and keeps your water clear and low chem and gives you a lifetime guarantee on the jets.

i would love you to stick with their routine and send me updates 🙂 then if you have issues try my solution and see how it works. but if you want i can jsut set you uo with it off the bat 🙂


Want to congratulate you Chris on a great site. So informative ! Ttuely helped us choose the master spa 7.25. Got a great deal on close out. Can’t waut to get it here and climb into RELAX mode. Again Thank you. I’m coming to you for chemicals! Regards Ron

Let me know if you need any help!

The best system to run in that tub is the Spa marvel… gets you to drinking water levels of chems with the eco pure system… buy it from me!!! its how I make my money and its the guaranteed best price with a full money back guarantee!!!

Lee Moulton

Can you outline the maintenance schedule for your system above using the spa marvel product? Right now I have weekly shock with “renew” and the spafrog floating system, along with weekly filter cleaning with the hose. That’s about it. I’m new at this and like you chris, would like to enjoy this daily for many years and would like to support your informative site.

SPA MARVEL QUICK AND EASY DIRECTIONS Cleanse your tub (not necessary for a new tub) 1. Remove Filters 2. Pour the full bottle of CLEANSER in your tub 3. Run your jets on high for 1-2 hours then allow to circulate for 23 hours. 4. Drain and rinse thoroughly, clean the cover. 5. Refill the tub Spa Marvel Startup 1. Heat water to desired temp 2. Prime pumps after turning on power(turn both pumps on high speed) 3. Run pumps for 20 minutes 4. Use test strips to test water 5. Balance alkalinity to 150 (turn jets on for a… Read more »

Jim Zwick

Thanks for the info on SpaMarvel. Water out of tap tests ph 7.3, alkalinity 150, 0 hardness, total chlorine 0.1. My dealer said that if I use chlorine tablets in the hot tub it would cancel the warranty because they are so acidic, is that correct? Recommended bromine tablets instead. Also would stain and scale control be used? Should I worry about calcium control? Can you clarify that for me? Thanks much!

yeah Tri-chlor is hard on the spa for sure bromine is fine, I find with tri-chlor in these low dosages it’s not an issue but best to stay with approved sanitizer. you dont need scale control with Spa Marvel