Hot Tub Maintenance

Weekly Maintenance for
Hot Tubs

Bring a sample of your hot tub water into Valley Pool & Spa to have your water test done! We will help you balance your alkalinity, pH, and calcium—all of which affect the life of your equipment.

One of the best ways to test your water at home is by using the Spa Star App. This water chemistry app, brought to you by Valley Pool & Spa, will help you balance your spa water from the comfort of your own home.

Sanitization & Shock

Every single week, you’ll want to ensure that your floater is filled with either chlorine or bromine pucks.

Use 2 tablespoons of either Aqua Brite Plus or Aqua Easy Shock to clean up your water. These chemicals will remove all the impurities from the water, making it safe and clean to swim in.

Secure & Spa Soft Supreme

Use 100 mls of Spa Life Secure on a weekly basis to prevent scale formation in your water.

Aqua Spa Soft Supreme affects the quality of your hot tub water. It keeps your skin from drying out and it reduces the smell of the sanitizer. It also starves all bacteria in the tub, keeping it nice and clean.

When To Drain and Refill

Even though you sanitize the hot tub water with chemicals, it doesn’t stay clean forever. After a certain point, you have to drain it out and refill the tub. But how do you know when to do this?

Total Dissolved Solids

There are only so many chemicals you can put into your hot tub before they become ineffective. This is indicated by the total dissolved solids (TDS). When this number reaches 1500 ppm, you should drain and refill the spa.


Usually you can tell when your spa needs to be drained based off of its appearance and smell. If the water looks murky or cloudy and it’s been over 3 months since your last drain and fill, it’s best to drain it again.

If you use the spa quite frequently, you may have to drain and fill every 2 months rather than every 3. This ensures that the water is clean and safe to use.