How To Maintain A Swim Spa
September 16, 2021
How To Maintain A Swim Spa

 

Keeping your swim spa in top shape will allow you to have a relaxing oasis to enjoy year after year!

When you purchase a swim spa, you are making a big decision and commitment! Once you get one, it's important to learn How To Maintain A Swim Spa from the start. Don't worry, it's not difficult to do! As long as you keep it cleaned and in good repair it's going to last a long time and your investment will be worth it. It's more fun to spend time swimming instead of cleaning, so keep reading to find out more!

A swim spa is a fantastic option for anyone who wants a swimming pool but doesn't want to foot the bill for installing an in ground pool. They are quick and easy to install and can typically be up and running in as little as one day! 

The water flows from the jet system and helps keep you in a fixed spot in the pool. So, you can get all the benefits you would normally get from swimming, but you don't need all the space! It's a game-changer, especially if you have a smaller yard. 

Take a look at these tips on swim spa maintenance. 

Tip #1 Skip Lotions & Oils

I know that it's common to wear lotion and other oils to keep your skin soft, but it can wreak havoc on your swim spa. Instead, be sure to rinse off before you get in the water. This will keep it clean and free from added oils. 

Tip #2 Don't Run Out Of Chemicals

It may seem like a no-brainer, but running out of chemicals can lead to mold and bacteria issues. Bacteria can grow rather quickly and can make it unsafe to swim in. Instead, you will need to keep a good supply of all the chemicals and filters you need. If you start running low, it's important to get more right away so you don't have to miss out on any swim time. 

Tip #3 Test The Water

It should be an automatic part of your system to test the water for pH and sanitation levels. The proper levels for pH should be between 7.4 - 7.6 and for free chlorine, it should be between 2-4 ppm. If the water is ever cloudy or there is too much chlorine, you shouldn't allow anyone to get in the water. 

Chlorine can deplete rather quickly when you have a lot of people in the water or after long swims, so be sure to test when everyone gets out of the pool too. 

Tip #4 Clean &/or Change The Filter

Depending on your system, you should clean the filter at least once a month or completely replace it. You should never insert a dirty filter or it can't do its job. If you clean the filter, be sure to rinse it well to remove the cleaner before adding it back to the pool. 

Tip #5 Change The Water

Yes, you may not realize it, but you do need to change the water! Twice a year, you should completely drain the pool, clean it, and fill it back up with fresh water. It takes some time, but it's not a hard process. It will maintain the water quality and you should have less issues. 

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