Are you wondering how to easily maintain your home spa or modern fiberglass spa? Keep reading to find out the secret to maintaining and operating your spa! Remember that every single spa is different, and this also applies to your local water supply.
Step 1. Check the water every few days to see how it looks
- Depending on which disinfectant you use, your water should have 1-5 ppm of free chlorine and bromine.
- The acidity level should be in the range of 7.2-7.8. The ideal pH is 7.4, as this is the acidity level of the human eye.
- Calcium hardness should be 125 to 400 ppm and total alkalinity 120-180 ppm.
Step 2. Use Eco Mode and turn on the thermometer about half an hour before using the spa
A temperature range of 38-40 degrees Celsius is optimal for most people, and a delay before turning on the heating will save you money on electricity. Turn on the spa and shower before getting into the water.
Step 3. Use test strips twice a week
Change the chemical levels after comparing the color of the strip to the chart on the packaging of the strips. Spa care is an art rather than a science, but practice will improve your spa maintenance skills. Everything will be fine if you can only maintain a balance of chlorine and acidity levels, since it is very difficult to achieve a balance in all parameters.
Step 4. Change the water every three, four or six months
Depending on the degree of spa use and type of spa, a complete water change should be performed two to four times a year.
Step 5. Make sure the cover is firmly attached to the spa and does not allow heat to escape
The new insulating cover can pay for itself in saving on energy bills.
Step 6. Maintain your Jacuzzi once a month
This will extend its life by protecting it from UV rays, which break down the chemical bonds inside the vinyl, causing it to harden and crack.
Step 7. Follow the specific order
Remember to follow the order when changing the water chemistry. If necessary, first adjust the alkalinity level, then the disinfection with bromine or chorus, then the calcium hardness and finally the pH level.
Step 8. Add one chemical at a time
When adjusting the chemical levels in the hot tub, add only one chemical to the water, then wait a full two hours for the next one to be added. This will allow the chemicals to dissipate in the water, making them more effective. This will also reduce the risk of a direct chemical reaction between additives, which can sometimes cause unwanted effects.
Step 9. The Saturation Index is calculated for the spa water and will tell you if the water is corrosive, scaled or in balance
Step 10. Purchase Jacuzzi chemicals from shops that sell pool and spa supplies
Despite its attractive labels, it is still not worth purchasing chemicals from supermarkets and tool stores. This is the kind of thing that you should pay more for, but also get more.
- Detergent that remains on swimsuits after washing can cause foam to form. In this case, wear special swimwear or nothing at all.
- Foam in a spa is caused by people often covering themselves with lotions and not rinsing them off before entering the spa.
- Remember to turn off the built-in water heater when cleaning the filter. Water hotter than 60 degrees Celsius can damage the filter.
- Conditioning products should only be used on the outside of the jacuzzi. Never use them on the inside.
- If you have an ozone generator, then you don't need a lot of chlorine and bromine.
- Always leave the jacuzzi on. It should be equipped with a circulating pump that will sometimes circulate water, filter and purify it so that algae does not appear in it.
- If the water is yellow, then the acidity level is very low. Check this first and then add more chlorine or bromine.
- Consider adding a mineral cleaner to reduce chlorine and bromine. There is a product called Zodiac. It is very effective and costs much less than filters sold by spa manufacturers.
To clean the underside of the lid, take a garden hose and spray it over the lid, then just let it dry in the sun. Always use the recommended spa lid care products and never use petroleum-based products as they can sometimes have a negative effect on it.
The cheapest filter cleaner is sodium orthophosphate. It is the main component of most detergents. Take one glass of sodium orthophosphate per 20 liters of water. Soak for an hour or until the stain is completely gone, then rinse well