What It Is And Why It Matters

At Parnell Pool and Spa, we are often asked about our ClearRay Bulb and why it is an important piece of hot tub maintenance. To better understand why the ClearRay Bulb is necessary, let take a look at what the product does for your spa. 

What Does a ClearRay Bulb Do?

The ClearRay Bulb system slows down or inhibits bacterial growth using a spectrum of light called UV-C. Throughout history, UV-C lights (often referred to as “germicidal” lamps) have been used to help reduce bacteria in the air, water, and nonporous surfaces. Hospitals, pharmaceuticals, bottling companies, water treatment industries, and aquariums worldwide use this type of light technology to keep their water clean and clear. 

The spectrum of light used in the ClearRay Bulb system also helps to keep chloramines (a combination of ammonia with chlorine that causes eye and skin irritation) under control. While a ClearRay Bulb system will not kill the bacteria found within your spa, it will help to lower the amount of sanitizer required to keep your spa clean.

Benefits of a ClearRay Bulb System

A ClearRay Bulb system lowers the amount of sanitizer required to keep your spa clean and running smoothly. The UV-C light helps to keep chloramines under control which will, in turn, make your water smell fresh and feel/look cleaner for months. The technology treats 99.9% of waterborne pathogens and does so with no harmful odors or by-products. 

A ClearRay Bulb Must Be Replaced

A ClearRay Bulb does have a lifespan and must be replaced every year. Oftentimes, a message will appear on your spa’s LCD display when the time allotted on your ClearRay Bulb has expired. In order to clear the message, a new UV bulb must be installed, and the timer reset. 

Parnell Can Help

The ClearRay UV light bulb is a vital component to keeping your spa clean and healthy. After your year of use, when the error message occurs on your spa, let Parnell Pool and Spa take care of the rest. Stop by one of our locations (Fayetteville or Lumberton) anytime to check out our products, purchase chemicals for your pool/hot tub, or get a specific question answered by one of our experts. Visit us online at www.parnellpoolandspa.com or take a look at our Facebook page.

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