Hot tubs are made for relaxation, enjoyment, quality time and therapy. With all of that enjoyment comes maintenance. A poorly maintained hot tub almost always turns cloudy. A cloudy hot tub is less than appealing. Here are a few easy maintenance tips that can get your spa water crystal clear again.
How often are you cleaning your spa filters? They need regular cleaning. We recommend 1x per week. Your filters are your first line of defense. Their job is to catch body oils, debris, and other yucky stuff. Your job is to remove it. Remember your spa filters don’t last forever. Taking care of them will help prolong their life-cycle.
Sanitize, Sanitize, and… Sanitize
Body oils, dead skin, and lotions are often left behind after a nice relaxing soak. You need to sanitize your hot tub after you are done enjoying it because it’s the best way to help keep your water crystal clean.
How’s your pH? Not sure? You should check it! Improper pH is one of the most common causes of clouded spa water. The ideal pH range for hot tub water is 7.2 -7.6. Your spa water should not be to acidic or to basic.
The clarifiers job is to clarify your spa water. Clarifiers track down and cling to organic matter. If you have already sanitized, add 1-2 ounces of clarifier to your water. Remember to clean your spa filters after you clarify. You need to remove any debris from the filters that the clarifier picked up. This can be done on a weekly basis.
Drain Your Tub Recently?
How old is your hot tub water? Spas are not like pools. Bacteria loves warm water, it thrives in hot tubs. Spas need to be drained and refilled on a scheduled basis. We recommend doing this every 3-4 months. Therefore, leaving your water in past its “drain date” means more energy doctoring your spa water. This will eliminate any water problem you are having and start you off with fresh crystal clear water.