Love a relaxing soak in your hot tub but also feel a bit guilty about the water consumption?
Here’s how you can safely extend the life of your spa pool water.
Hot tub maintenance has evolved to keep up with current environmental awareness concerns. Efficient water use not only serves our planet but also cuts down on your maintenance costs.
Here are a few simple tips to keep your spa pool water clean for longer.
Choose high quality tubs with modern sanitation technology
With modern spa pools come simple and affordable maintenance. Use the home kit to run tests on the water, the readings on the pH and sanitiser levels will tell you what to add to restore balance. Ideally, this should be done daily to keep the water fresh. Spas with modern technology have touch pad systems for a better user experience.
Don’t ignore the filters
Good quality filters will generally last for a period of twelve to eighteen months. It is important to check on them regularly. Inspect your filters once a week for signs of wear and tear or cracks. You should also clean them to remove any contamination that may affect their performance. Just rinse them off with clean water from a garden hose. Washing out debris from your filter prevents build up and ensures optimum filtration.
Monitor the shell for leaks
Checking up on the outside of your hot tub is just as important as maintaining the water. From time to time, inspect the pool’s outer cabinet or shell. Look for signs of moisture on the outside and all around the base to see if any liquid is seeping out. Well-designed spa pools with sturdy construction should not give you any trouble even with regular use, however, it’s best to keep an eye out.
Cover the tub when not in use
It’s quite common for debris to fall into the tub and naturally, this affects the cleanliness of the water. Use the appropriate hot tub cover to protect the water from insects, birds and falling leaves, among other things. A cover also prevents water loss through evaporation. A good quality pool will be delivered to you with the right cover. An additional benefit of using a cover is that it aids in regulating the water temperature and this lowers your power bills.
Maintenance includes the cover
This one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of maintenance. Your spa pool’s cover is in constant contact with water and humidity. Let’s not forget that it’s also shielding the water from outdoor debris. Thanks to all this heavy-duty work, it is prone to developing mildew, mould and biofilm build-up. Regular care is recommended. Air it out during your weekly hot tub maintenance routine and wash it down for good measure. Remember to use safe products during the cleaning process. Looking after the cover will help keep the water clean for longer.
Adjust the hot tub jets
Keep water inside your tub by ensuring that the nozzles are aimed below the water line. If they are pointed higher, water could splash out needlessly causing large amounts of water loss.
Shower before a soak
‘Biofilm’ is the collection of oils, sweat, soap, perfumes/deodorants and tan products that wash off our bodies and collects in the water. This is a common water contaminant. Showering before getting into the tub helps keep these impurities out and the water clean for longer. You can encourage all those who use the hot tub to do the same.
Reuse spa water for the garden
Reusing the water from your spa is a good way to help conserve water. Keep the water covered and in the pool for three days without adding in any more chemicals. This water will then be safe for watering non-edible plant life, washing the deck or your cars and even for flushing toilets.
Remember to use appropriate cleaning agents
Remember to use non-abrasive scrubbers for the inside and outside of the hot tub and only approved chemical and solutions for both the body and the water in the hot tub. There are cleaning agents that are designed specifically for hot tubs as they need pH-neutral solutions. As any homeowner will tell you, consistent maintenance is key to smooth operation and extended life of any structure. Your spa pool and is no different. Keep it in good working condition by scheduling regular maintenance.
Have any questions? Contact our expert team today
If you’re keen on buying a spa pool for your home but concerned about maintenance and water use, contact us at Sutton Spas. With over 75 years of combined experience in the field, we’re able to supply you with exactly the right model. Our modern offerings are thoughtfully designed to be easy to use and water efficient. We’re keen on giving you maximum value for money and back up each sale with excellent customer service so you never have to worry. Our expert BISHTA trained team can be reached at 0121 827 1868.