Spa Maintenance 101

Did you recently purchase a new spa? Now that winter is here, it is finally time to use it. A spa will provide you with hours of fun and relaxation on chilly winter nights. In fact, it may even help you forget about summer altogether! But in order to get the most out of your spa, you need to treat it right. If you are a new spa owner, this article is for you. Read below to find out more about how you can properly take care of your spa—and get the most enjoyment out of it in the winter season.

Clean Your Spa On A Regular Basis

Bath hot tub repairsIf you own a pool, you know how important it is to clean it regularly. The same principle applies to spas. If you fail to clean your spa on a regular basis, it can become quite the nasty mess. Bacteria, scum, debris, and even dead animals can make for a very unpleasant (not to mention unsanitary) spa experience. It is also important to keep your spa filters clean, to prevent a buildup of debris. We recommend cleaning your spa on weekly basis, with a sponge and some white wine vinegar. While this will help keep germs and scum at bay, an occasional deep clean is required as well. This involves actually draining the spa and scouring every inch of it. If you have hot tubs/spas that are used by clients for the public, you need to clean more often and maintain strict testing and chemical regiments.  You should speak to a commercial pool company for standards to uphold.

Be Mindful Of The Water Chemistry

Water chemistry is another topic that pool owners know all too well. Getting the right water levels involves a delicate balancing act. Water chemistry is important for spas as well. Ideally, you want to achieve a pH level between 7.2 and 7.6, and an alkalinity level of 80-150 parts per million. How do you achieve such precise levels? This is another task that a reliable spa company can help you with. First of all, a spa company can test your water on a regular basis, to make sure that the chemical levels are where they need to be. If the chemical levels are out of balance, a reliable Akron spa company can add the necessary chemicals to restore balance and set you up with the proper test kits and chemicals.. This will make for a safer and more pleasant spa experience for you and all of your guests.

Circulation Is Key

If your spa is stagnant for a long period of time, it can ruin the water. This is why regular circulation is so crucial. Many newer model spas have an automatic circulation schedule. This allows the spa to turn on automatically at regular intervals, usually twice a day for twenty minutes. For spas that do not have this feature, it is important that you manually turn the spa on and let it run, on the schedule mentioned above. This will allow your filters to do their job of clearing the spa of debris and contaminants. This is an easy task, but it needs to be done routinely. Set a reminder for yourself twice a day.  If your spa isn’t circulating properly, it is best to call a spa repair service to take a look, perform inspections, and get to the bottom of the problem.

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