Maintaining your Austin, TX home’s spa will keep it in optimal shape for years to come, giving you and your family endless days and evenings soaking up the warm, bubbling waters. But there’s a lot that goes into proper spa maintenance.
Here are a few things you should do to keep your Austin spa in tip top shape.
Clean the Filter
Clean your spa filter on a regular basis, usually biweekly. Otherwise, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific spa.
The frequency that you clean your filter will depend on its size, as well as the spa’s water capacity and frequency of use. You’ll also need to replace the spa filter about every 12 months or so, depending on usage.
Maintain Optimal Water Chemistry
Like a swimming pool, the water in your spa must maintain a specific chemistry level in order to be deemed safe for bathing. As such, it’s important that you test your spa water’s chemistry levels regularly and adjust accordingly if levels are a bit off.
You’ll want to test things like pH, alkalinity, sanitizer levels, and calcium hardness, ideally between 2 to 4 times a week. You should always have test strips on hand. You can also take a water sample to your nearby pool or water treatment center to be extra sure that your water is in good condition and to identify any potential issues that your test stirps may not detect.
Let the Spa Cover Air Out
Your spa cover is expensive, so you want to make sure you maintain its integrity to avoid having to replace it too often. One way to do that is to let it air out every so often.
More specifically, consider completely taking it off your spa a couple of times per week. This will give it a break from all that moisture and heat it’s constantly exposed to. And if necessary, give it a thorough cleaning job while it’s off the spa before putting it back on.
Maintain Proper Water Levels
Keep an eye on the water level in your spa. If you notice that the skimmer is starting to suck in a lot of air instead of water, it’s time to top up your water level. Ideally, the spa’s water level should be mid-skimmer or a bit higher.
If you’re looking to install a new spa or renovate an existing one, get in touch with your trusted Austin pool builders today!