Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas have added factory-installed UV water purification to their 2012 hot tub models. The new water sanitizing system, dubbed CLEARRAY, uses ultraviolet light to kill microorganisms in spa water as they pass through a light chamber in the plumbing.

According to the company, “The CLEARRAY system instantly treats 99.9 percent of waterborne pathogens and does not introduce chemicals, gases or byproducts into the hot tub water. Lab tests have validated that water treated with CLEARRAY maintained the same cleanliness level while using up to 50 percent less sanitizing chemicals. Using less sanitizing chemicals translates to less skin and eye irritation for bathers from chlorine- or bromine-based products. The water purification system is available as a factory-installed feature on every Jacuzzi and Sundance Spas hot tub model." 

Tracine Marroquin, director of marketing at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas, added that “CLEARRAY water purification technology is a milestone in the hot tub industry. We’ve seen the application of UV-C technology in consumer products and in commercial use, but this introduction marks a breakthrough for our industry.”

The CLEARRAY system uses UV-C light, a natural part of the electromagnetic energy spectrum generated by the sun, to disinfect water. UV-C light effectively modifies the DNA of waterborne pathogens to stop their reproduction. UV-C light is a proven and reliable water disinfectant used in consumer products and commercial industries, such as industrial and municipal water treatment plants, medical facilities, food and beverage production and aquaculture. 

Scott Webb is Executive Editor of AQUA Magazine.