2. BALANCING THE WATER
Test your spa water to adjust total alkalinity and calcium hardness and make sure they are in the ideal range. Check that pH and chlorine (or bromine) levels are in the appropriate range and be sure to maintain the balance at all times. Chlorine (or bromine) should be added daily or as needed. pH levels should be checked or adjusted weekly.
1. ADJUSTING CHLORINE AND pH LEVELS
With the test interpretation tools online, there is no need to leave the house to analyze the water in your spa. All you have to do is enter your water test results online and you’ll get instant advice on the amount of product you should use to balance your water.
With a bit of effort and perseverance, you’ll be able to keep your water balanced at all times.
3. SHOCKING THE WATER
Shock your spa water weekly without using chlorine. Shocking your water helps clarify and oxidize the water while eliminating the smell of chlorine. You can use the spa right after the treatment.
4. USING A CLARIFIER
Use a clarifier weekly to eliminate particulates and restore clarity to your spa water.
5. USING A DESCALING AGENT
Adding a descaling agent to your water prevents scale build-up and protects the spa’s plumbing and heating unit against corrosion.
6. CLEANING THE PLUMBING
Before you drain your spa, remember to use a plumbing cleaner to get rid of grease and other build-up. We strongly recommend using a special product to clean the inside of your spa’s plumbing. Dirty pipes give off a bad smell and harbour excessive amounts of bacteria. What’s more, all that build-up makes cleaning products less effective.
7. CLEANING THE SPA FILTERS
Always filter your spa water to make sure it is really clean. Install the spa filters as soon as you have installed your spa. Filtration is the first step in the spa water treatment process. To clean your filters, take out the cartridges and use a cartridge filter cleaner to remove grease and body oils from the filters. Be sure to clean your cartridge filters once a month.
8. DRAINING YOUR SPA
Drain your spa every three months to clean the tub and the pipes. This is also a good time to clean the filters or replace them if needed. When you’re done, simply refill the spa and treat the water as usual.
Draining your spa for winter
If you have an outdoor spa and don’t plan to use it during the cold season, be sure to drain it just before winter. To do so, empty the tub completely and cover it with a spa cover. Unplug all equipment and turn off the power.
Remember to drain (purge) the pipes as well to make sure they don’t freeze in winter.