Category Archives: Maintenance

Leaves are Falling and Cal Spas is Calling

The cool off-season is upon us and we could not be more excited. Owning a Cal Spas Hot Tub will enhance your life this holiday season by bringing warmth to your backyard oasis. Fall is the season where you gather next to the heat and drink hot cocoa and eat delicious sugary desert. It is also the season of gathering and events. Let the party continue all season long with Cal Spas!

So you may ask, how does Fall enhance my hot tub?

Entertain Guests in Style
A great way to create memorable activities is to create a focal point on spending time together in your Cal Spas Hot Tub or Swim Spa. Turn on the C-Light, set up your favorite playlist, add aromatherapy, and create the best night for your friends and family to truly enjoy outside.


Relieve Holiday Stress

Planning parties and getting ready for holiday festivities are always stressful, but yet super fun. A great way to unwind from festivities is having your friends and family unwind with you in a Cal Spas Hot Tub or Swim Spa. Even better, when the party is over you are able to escape into your outdoor oasis and rejuvenate for the next day.

Winterize your Hot Tub Winterizing your spa for the season draining it, cleaning it, and protecting it from the effects of freezing weather can be a complicated and time-consuming procedure. In many cases, it’s better for the health of your hot tub to keep it running. Your spa will not freeze overnight unless the water stops circulating and you live in -30° F. If your spa looses power, and assuming there is a cover with reasonable insulation, you will have at least a few days before water starts to freeze. In fact, keeping up your spa maintenance in winter has special advantages; follow a few tips to keep your spa in prime condition. Here are 5 maintenance tips to keep you up to date and your spa running smoothing all winter long.

  1. Invest in a Good Cover.
  2. Keep the Water Clean.
  3. Monitor the Water Level.
  4. Turn Down the Jets.
  5. Change Your Water Early.

 

 

Winterizing Your Hot Tub

In many areas of the country, the temperature drops below 32°F (0°C). We recommend that you always have your spa full of water and running at normal spa temperatures (80°F to 100°F, 26.7°C to 37.8°C). This will help reduce the risk of freezing in your spa and your spa’s equipment.

Warning: If you find the need to drain your spa, be aware of the potential of freezing in your spas equipment and plumbing. Even if the directions below are followed perfectly, there is no guarantee that your spa will not suffer freeze damage. Freeze damage is not covered by your warranty.

  1. Open all filter covers.
  2. Remove the filter baskets and filters.
  3. Drain your spa completely as described in the instructions above.
  4. Vacuum water from the spa’s main drain fitting with a wet/dry vacuum.
  5. Remove drain plugs from the front of the pumps.
  6. Disconnect the unions from both sides of the pump.
  7. Blow any remaining water out of the jets and equipment area with the wet/dry vacuum.
  8. Cover your spa with a good spa cover and an all-weather tarp to ensure that neither rain nor snow enters the spa

Note:  All manifolds are plumbed in series directly to the main drain (see example at right), making it easier to remove water and reducing the possibility of freeze damage.