The 3rd Keys to Spa Care is Cleaning.
Whether it's your room, your desk, the bathroom, the gutters, all of these things or areas have to be cleaned & maintained. And usually, we don't really enjoy the task...
And so it is with our spas & hot tubs.
But cleaning your spa or hot tub doesn't have to be a real chore. A few minutes each week & it's pretty simple to keep up with. Definitely easier than the gutters on your house!
Let's watch the video & find out how easy it can be:
Vacuuming - simple vacuuming of the spa helps to remove excess debris such as debris, sand & dirt that gets tracked in upon entering the spa.
Wiping - Wiping your spa is often the most neglected chore. Many people don't see the point, but wiping the spa's surfaces prevents bio-film build up - above, at and below the waterline. Wiping is akin to flossing your teeth. I drive my wife a little nutty by wiping down the whole spa with my bare hand whenever I get in - but we've never had a skin rash or "slimy feeling" spa. Be sure to clean the surface with surface cleaner (non-wood spas only) when the spa is empty at draining time. Use a good, thick, quality surface cleaner like BioGuard® Off the Wall® - DON'T USE regular household products like 409 or kitchen cleanser: household cleaners are harsh, especially on vinyl lined spas such as a Softub. Those products can break down the plasticizer in the vinyl & shorten the liner's life. Plus, most household cleaners contain phosphates that feed algae & bio-films. Not only will your spa look better without that icky dark ring around the spa, you will help eliminate a bio-film area.
Dealing with leaves & other "blow ins" - The more stuff you've got blowing into your spa, the more stress you put on your entire spa maintenance system - including the chemicals.
Chemical Filter Cleaning - aids in removing greases, oils & other bather and environmental waste that will soil your filter and shorten its life. Regular rinsing will not remove these wastes. Do you simply rinse your dirty clothes?
You can learn more at the Filtration Video.
Plumbing Lines - these are just breeding grounds for all kinds of stuff you don't want growing in your spa or hot tub. If you ever wondered why your spa keeps going cloudy or gets a funky odor or you can't maintain good chlorine or other sanitizer levels is because there's a nice bio-film growing in the plumbing lines. Use enzymes such as SpaGuard Natural Enzyme or Naturally Pure Spa on a weekly basis to control biofilm build-up.
When draining & refilling the spa, products such as Natural Chemistry Spa Purge or AquaFinesse SpaClean tablets are excellent in removing this biofilm from the lines.
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