Maintaining your Hot Spring® Spa is key to getting the most out of your hot tub experience. While it may seem intimidating at first, with a little knowledge and some regular maintenance, you’ll soon be an expert in taking care of your gorgeous spa.
Additionally, Energy Center-Manhattan Pool carries all the chemicals you need to help you even more. Here are some essential water care tips to help keep your Hot Spring Spa in tip-top condition.
Tips to Follow for Your Hot Spring Spa’s Water Care
Test the Water
Regularly testing the water will ensure it remains free from bacteria and other contaminants that can adversely affect the look and feel of your hot tub. Test strips and testing kits are available to check pH levels, alkalinity, calcium hardness, sanitizer levels, and more.
It’s also important to make sure all the chemicals in your spa’s water are balanced correctly. This includes adding sanitizers, pH, and alkalinity increasers and decreasers when necessary, so that bacteria levels remain low.
Depending on what type of sanitizer you use (e.g., chlorine, bromine, or salt), you will need to adjust the levels accordingly. If at any point the test strips indicate that something is off balance, you can make the appropriate adjustments to get back on track quickly.
Additionally, calcium hardness should be kept at an optimal level so that it doesn’t damage any components within the hot tub itself.
Saltwater systems are an increasingly popular option for those looking for an easier way to maintain their spas. Saltwater systems use electrolysis to convert salt into chlorine, which is then used to sanitize the water in your spa.
Many people choose to use the incredible FreshWater® Salt System to keep their Hot Spring Spa clean, because it doesn’t require as much frequent maintenance as traditional chlorine-based systems. In addition to eliminating the need for chemical testing as often, saltwater systems also reduce skin irritation compared with traditional sanitizer treatments.
However, it is important to note that saltwater systems still require regular maintenance and filter cleaning. If you desire a saltwater system for your Hot Spring Spa, make sure that you understand all of the requirements.
Sanitizing Your Hot Tub
Sanitizing regularly is important for keeping up with your spa maintenance routine. Again, depending on what kind of sanitizer you use, make sure you treat the water every couple days or so at minimum; even more often if you’re using your hot tub frequently or if there are a lot of bathers in it at one time. To properly sanitize, it’s best to follow manufacturer guidelines for how long to keep the product active in the water before soaking. This will vary depending on which type of sanitizer you use and how high its concentration is.
The Finishing Touch: Aromatherapy
Take your water care to the next level of relaxation with InSPAration. We know nothing compares to unwinding in a hot tub with friends or family after a long day. But incorporating InSPAration gives it an extra sensory kick for added luxury.
Apply the soothing aromas and let the fragrances whisk you away as you enjoy every second of pampering yourself in your clean, clear water. With just a few drops, these calming scents will linger on for hours and make every minute spent in your spa extra special.
Get Everything You Need from Energy Center-Manhattan Pool
Taking good care of your Hot Spring Spa doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Just remember to test the water regularly, sanitize often, and balance any chemical levels if necessary.
Don’t forget that Energy Center Manhattan-Pool carries both chemicals for keeping your spa sparkling clean as well as multiple models from Hot Spring for those looking for a sensational hot tub option.
If you are ever in doubt about how best to take care of your hot tub, stop in and see us! With these easy tips, now nothing’s stopping you from enjoying years of relaxation in a clean and healthy environment.