There is nothing more relaxing then ending the day in a nice warm spa. You should clean your spa regularly if you want to enjoy many pleasant hours of rest and relaxation. Taking a little bit of time out of your schedule to ensure you have a clean spa will really reward you and your family.
There is regular cleaning maintenance that should be done on a weekly or monthly basis. However there are other tasks that should only be done a few times a year. Either way, keeping a clean spa can help to enhance its longevity and improve the overall performance. Let’s get started.
Why clean your spa?
It’s not just about the looks. Although many would agree that they love a sparkly clean spa, cleaning your spa will also help make it last longer and protect its vital components, such as the filters. Cleaning your spa regularly is also a matter of safety. Regularly test the water to ensure it is free from pollutants.
How to clean your spa
There are many small, but extremely valuable steps you can take to keep your spa clean on a regular basis. Start by using a net to catch dirt and debris, such as floating leaves or other dirt. Dirt and leaves are not just a problem to have floating around the spa, but they can also end up clogging your filtration system!
By getting rid of dirt and debris, you can make it a lot easier on your filters and entire spa system. It’s also a good idea to use test strips to check the composition of the water regularly. Keeping a balanced spa is a matter of safety. You should test the calcium hardness as well as the pH level regularly. They should always remain at optimal levels, as it will be easier to keep your tub clean when the water is at an optimal chemical level.
Give it a rinse
A pro tip to keeping a clean spa is to take the time to briefly rinse your filters with water from the hose once a week or a couple times a month. The frequency depends on the use of your spa. This will help you keep your filters healthy, clean and in great shape. They will last longer and they will work better, too.
Another thing to keep in mind is the particular weather conditions where you reside and how often your spa is used. You will need to use a chemical soak or rinse to wash your filters more properly. This is usually done once a month or every 2-3 months. Again, the frequency of how often you clean your filters should really depend on your area and on how often you use your spa. When using chemical solutions to clean your filters, always make sure to use spa specific products.
Make sure to schedule your spa cleaning
In order for you to stay on top of your cleaning and maintenance needs, it is recommended you start a little calendar where you keep track of your cleaning schedule.