After a long, hard winter, spring is finally in the air here in Kelowna! The snow is melting, and the lake is glistening. But with spring comes its cleaning. The time has come to drain and refill your hot tub. Yes, we know, this is hard work. But it must be done. We hope to make this cleaning as simple and effective as possible by giving you some tips on how to clean your hot tub.
Flush the Lines
Your spa is like a bathtub, but you don’t drain it after every time you use it. Because of this, a sticky substance called biofilm builds up in the lines. Bacteria feeds off of this biofilm, so before you drain your spa, you’ll want to clean out your plumbing.
This can be done by adding Spa Life Whirlpool and Tub Rinse. This will degrease and clean out the internal plumbing. All you have to do is add the product to the water and let your tub circulate for 20 minutes.
There are several ways you can go about draining your spa. The first way is by throwing a pump in your hot tub and letting it do its thing. This is very quick method.
If you find yourself without a pump, you can always let gravity do its thing. You can attach a hose to the drain at the bottom of your spa. This method will take longer than using a pump, but you can use this time to clean your cover and filters.
While your spa is draining, you should replace or clean out your cartridge filters. You can clean them by using a power washer. You should angle the power washer so the jet sprays at an angle to the filter. This way you won’t compromise the filter.
Another way in which you can clean your cartridge filter is by soaking it in Spa Life Filter Free. This product is a concentrate that loosens all unwanted particles from your filter.
Along with cleaning your cartridge filters, you should clean your cover with Spa Life Cover Care. This product will put a protective coat over your cover to slow the effects of weathering.
Once your spa is empty, you can use the product, Spa Life Clean, with water to wash the inside of your tub. This will help remove any scaling or sliminess from the surface. After you use this product, rinse out your spa with a hose.
Once you have finished cleaning out your spa, all that’s left to do is to refill it. We suggest putting your hose in the filter cannister so your spa can fill up through the lines. This prevents any air locks.
If you have any questions regarding your spa start up, come visit us or phone us at Valley Pool and Spa.