Spring Cleaning Your Hot Tub

After the winter season thaws out, Spring Cleaning goes into full-effect. Your hot tub provides a source of relaxation and enjoyment, and should not be left out of the Spring Cleaning To-Do List. Proper hot tub maintenance can significantly increase the lifespan of your spa, for years and years of enjoyment. Pay attention to the following details to ensure your hot tub is always ready to go this Spring:

Start from the inside out, the filtration area ensures your water remains sparkly clean. Wipe down the interior and exterior to rid of any debris, then check on your filters. Replacing filters is great way to kickoff spa season. Another great way to begin spa season is by draining and refilling your spa if needed. Draining will depend on how well regular weekly/bi-weekly chemical balancing and sanitation is conducted on your spa. The rule of thumb is draining your spa two to three times a year.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If you happen to drain your tub, take advantage and give the acrylic and old fashion wipe. With a soft cloth, wipe down your spa to give it an extra shiny finish that will make all the difference when your spa is filled.

Work your way to the outside, clean off your hot tub’s cabinet panels to make it look new. Avoid using harsh chemicals on the wood to avoid the paint from deteriorating, the weather-proof cabinet does well with warm water and a wash cloth. Lastly, wipe off your spa cover to make your spa look new even when not in use! If you spa cover is worn, it would be taking a toll on the lifespan of your spa too. Visit Quick Spa Parts for a new, diligent spa cover to increase the cleanliness of your spa!

For over 37 years Cal Spas has provided the highest of quality hot tubs in the industry. Today, Cal Spas offers a wide range of portable hot tubs, swim spas, luxury spas, and in-grounds to ensure a relaxing Home Resort experience for any budget.

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Hot Tub Maintenance

Hot tub maintenance can be made simple by cutting it down to a 3-step system:

  • Balancing
  • Sanitizing
  • Shocking

Balancing spa water means that the water is neither too alkaline (high pH) which causes destructive scale buildup on equipment, nor too acidic (low pH) which may erode plumbing and cause costly damage to spa pumps, seals and heaters. Balanced water has a more pleasant feel to the skin, and allows your sanitizer to work more effectively. Spa water can be tested by using test strips to check alkalinity on a weekly, or bi-weekly basis. Santa Barbara 22

Water sanitation is arguably the most important out of the 3-step system. Preventing additive chemicals can be made easy by implementing an ozone or salt water system to your hot tub. Not only will a sanitation system ensure that your spa water is always ready to be enjoyed, but it can also reduce the amount of chemicals used to balance or shock spa water. If you do not have a sanitation system, it’s not too late!

Contact your local certified Cal Spas service dealer.

The most important thing to do in preparation for shocking the spa water is to first test the spa, and adjust the pH to the range of 7.2-7.6. Oxidizers work best in a low pH environment, and the efficacy of your spa shock is twice as great at a pH of 7.6, than it is at a pH of 8.0. When shocking the spa, be cautious when using spa shock, oxidizers can be dangerous when misused or mishandled. Different oxidizers have varying strengths – be careful not to overdose your spa shock treatment. High winds can blow spa shock right in your face. Gently pour it over the surface, and clean up any spills right away.

Another way to effectively maintain your hot tub clear of the elements is by implementing a diligent and form fitting spa cover. Find the perfect fitting spa cover for any hot tub brand at www.QuickSpaParts.com and limit the amount of hot tub maintenance you need to perform on your hot tub.calspasblogwinterbanner.jpg