1. Take advantage of specialty chemicals for your spa. We’ve talked a lot about pool chemicals lately and how specialty chemicals shouldn’t be overlooked, and spa chemicals are no exception. A few chemicals to consider adding to your routine:
-Spa gloss. Use this wax on your spa’s surface after draining to have it looking like new.
-Cover care. This is one of spa maintenance’s best kept secrets. Maintaining spa covers isn’t usually given much consideration, but covers are expensive and without the proper care, you might be replacing it more than necessary. Spreading this chemical onto your insulated spa cover will make it last longer. It gives the cover a protective coating against environmental elements.
-Fast Rinse. This removes contaminants from spa cartridges. Regular use of this chemical can increase cartridge efficiency and will make the cartridge last longer.
-Scum out. This is the kind of chemical that makes other chemicals and appliances’ jobs easier. This chemical contains natural enzymes that break down oil and other contaminants in the water. Regular use can prevent surface stains and you’ll also find yourself cleaning the filter less frequently.
-No Foam. One of the biggest problem that spa owners face is foam. When swimmers enter the spa, they in bring elements with them-sunscreen, makeup, and other natural elements-that counteract with the spa water in a way that produces foam. No Foam prevents foaming caused by these residues. Check out these chemicals at a pool supply storeif you’re interested in taking advantage of them.
2. Drain and refill regularly. Spa owners should drain their water every two to four months, sometimes even more frequently, or else the water will start to look cloudy. This is because of the build up of contaminants and can’t always be fixed with water clarifiers or other chemicals. When people relax in their spa, they’re sweating and their body’s oils and other cast-offs are mixing with the hot water and pool chemicals. This is true for the pool’s cooler water as well, but the pool is a bigger body of x, and so the spa gets contaminated faster due to the smaller proportion of water to body waste. After two months, the water might get foamy and funny smelling despite your best sanitation efforts. The filtration system can only take care of contaminants to a certain point. This means it’s time to drain. After draining it’s advised to clean out the plumbing lines before refilling.
Dennis Kucherka is a Service Manager at ASD Pool Supply, a leading pool cleaner and swimming pool supplies provider. For more information about ASD pool supply store or to purchase pool and spa supplies, please visit www.asdpoolsupply.com.