A not-so-quick question:
Our company just received a product called Velvet-Up, under our own Brandname. Here's the label:
''This innovative product makes spa water crystal clear. Velvet-Up has been specially formulated to provide a feeling of well-being to the skin. the Velvet-Up does not evaporate and is not affected by other spa chemicals. ((which I doubt))
Direction for Use: (One cap is equivalent to 90g)
Swimming Pool Start-Up: To have a well balanced water consult your dealer concerning the initial procedures.
Spread on the surface of the spa water 100g of Velvet-Up by 1,000 L of water, by operating the filtration/circulation system without the ventilation system, for at least 20 minutes after application. Then, balance the pH between 7.2 and 7.8.
Weekly Routine Maintenance: Spread over the surface of the spa water 30g or 1/3 cap of Velvet-Up by 1000 L of water ((Why, if it isn't affected by chemicals and don't evaporate???)), by operating the filtration/circulation system without the ventillation system, for at least 20 minutes after the application. Then, balance the pH between 7.2 and 7.8. Your spa water has never been so fresh.
DANGEROUS FUMES FORM WHEN MIXED WITH OTHER PRODUCTS. MAY IRRITATE EYES. Do not mix with other household chemicals. Do not breathe fumes. Do not get in eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
SQUEEZE CAP SIDES HARD WHILE UNSCREWING.
First Aid Treatment
Contains Sodium Tetraborate pentahydrate. If swallowed, call a Poison Control Center or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes, rinse with water for at least 15 minutes. If breathed in, move person to fresh air.''
Here's the questions:
-How can I know it is made solely from Sodium Tetraborate Pentahydrate, since they don't name other products?
-Is there a difference between ''Pentahydrate'' and ''Decahydrate'' when it comes to results? 5 parts hydrogen versus 10 parts have an effect?
-Why would a product need a weekly addition if it doesn't evaporate nor is affected by other chemicals?
And if it works just like regular borates, where can I find the ''how to'' both for pool and spas? I don't trust the label.
Thanks a lot by the way, you guys (and gals) are always so helpful. :P