Always read all chemical labels and instructions carefully prior to use and be sure to follow the directions. Keep all chemicals out of the reach of children and be sure to properly store and handle chemicals in accordance with label instructions.
Basic Pool/Spa Safety
Safety is the watchword in all water-based environments, and your spa is no different. By learning and adhering to a few simple tips, you’ll ensure an enjoyable spa experience for your friends and family.
Basic Pool/Spa Maintenance
Periodic maintenance and cleaning will help ensure a long life for your Spa.
Once a month, the filter should be cleaned using a product specifically designed for filter cleaning and degreasing. Your Spas authorized dealer can recommend an appropriate product.
The spa surfaces also need some occasional TLC. Between refills or as needed, clean the surface using a dealer authorized cleaner. If scale has formed, your dealer may need to select a stain and scale remover to get the job done. This is also the ideal time to give your spa surface some extra protection, applying a dealer approved protectant and sealant.
Proper water balance is also key to your spa’s performance. Sanitizing, protecting against mineral deposits, and controlling foam and algae will all support superior spa performance. For more information on water balance, see the water maintenance section below.
Proper water maintenance is a vital element in any spa. Warm temperatures and a unique set of conditions require that you properly test and maintain your spa water for health and appearance reasons. With little effort, however, you can have clean water and total enjoyment from your Spa.
The cozy environment of your spa can be maintained by minding three main components – water filtration, chemical balance/pH control and water sanitation.
Water sanitation is tops on your to-do list, and can be achieved through the regular addition of a sanitizer approved by your Spa dealer. The sanitizer – typically a bromine- or chlorine-based product – controls the bacteria and algae in the spa water.
The introduction of the bacteria-fighting products necessitates that you monitor your water balance. You will have to add products to maintain proper levels of Total Alkalinity (TA), Calcium Hardness (CH) and pH. Chemical balance helps keep the water clean and your guests soaking in comfort, but it also promotes the longevity of your spa. Proper balance repels mineral deposits and makes equipment resistant to corrosion.
Frequent testing of the water – preferably weekly – will allow you to maintain the proper balance.
Your Spa dealer can point you toward the appropriate spa care products. When treating your water, be certain to follow the spa care product manufacturer’s label instructions.