When people use spas, they leave undesirable compounds like body oil, perspiration and cosmetics that can irritate skin, burn eyes and create odors. Oxidizing, also known as shocking the water removes these compounds and restores water clarity and comfort.
No! Shocking should be part of your spa maintenance. While it does help with troubleshooting, when part of a routine it provides the correct chemical balance that your spa water needs to have and keep clear, odor-free water that doesn’t irritate your eyes and skin. Shocking should be done weekly in most spas and more frequently for heavily-used or commercial spas.