To keep your Spa at its best, there is no getting around a little daily maintenance. You can make it part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth. Consistency is key and making it part of a routine will go a long way towards staying reliable.
Keeping the cover on securely is the first step in spa maintenance. It keeps the good chemicals and heat in, while keeping fluctuating temperatures and debris out.
After inspecting the cover, open and check the water temperature. It’s easiest just to purchase a thermometer and keep it in your Spa. If the temperature is stable, you’re done. If there is ongoing fluctuation, you may have a problem.
Close the cover and check for any external damage. Little tears and scratches can be dealt with. Keeping the cover clean and damage-free on a regular basis will extend its life and save you money.
About every other day, you will need to get a little active. It won’t take a lot of time but spending 5 to 10 minutes every couple of days will save you time and money. These are the tasks that keep your spa in good condition for the long run.
Use a test kit or testing strips to test the water’s pH, Alkalinity and Sanitiser. If the pH is fluctuating or is hard to change, your alkalinity may be too low or too high. Checking on it regularly and adjusting as necessary will help prevent problems.
Alkalinity should be between 80-120ppm and pH between 7.2 – 7.8.
The sanitiser, usually bromine or chlorine, is what keeps bacteria and algae from taking over your spa. Maintaining sufficient levels is vital to your pool’s health. Bromine/Chlorine level should be between 2-5ppm.