Cleaning a Home Spa: 3 Things to Consider

Posted on: 12 July 2017

Installing a spa in your home gives you a fantastic way to kick back and de-stress after a long day at work. It also means that you can still enjoy bathing in warm water in your outdoor space as the temperatures begin to fall in the autumn. However, once you have installed a spa, it is important that you take steps to keep it in good working order. Below is a guide to 3 things you should keep in mind when cleaning your home spa to make sure it remains in great condition.

Add chemicals one at a time

There are various chemicals which you will need to add to your spa to keep the water clean. For example, you may need to add bromine or chlorine to the water to kill any bacteria which are breeding in the water. You may also need to add an anti-algae agent to prevent the formation of algae on the surface of the water.

When you add these chemicals, you should add them one at a time. Doing so will ensure that there are no adverse chemical reactions between the different agents and that they are not diluted so that they become ineffective. Before you add the chemicals, you should ensure that the spa has been running for a few minutes to get the water moving. The moving water will help to circulate the chemicals through the spa.

Use a soft bristled brush when cleaning the walls of the spa

Over time, you may notice that the walls of your spa become discoloured. This occurs when dirt or grime sticks to the walls once the spa has been in operation for some time. This dirt and grime consist of dust, dead skin cells and other debris which has blown into the spa. You should use a soft bristled brush to clean away this dirt. If you use a hard bristled brush, this may result in scratches and damage to the surface of the spa wall. These scratches provide the perfect place for bacteria to breed and grow.

Clean the filter on a regular basis

While the manufacturer's instructions will tell you how often you need to change a filter, it is also important that you remember to periodically clean the filter between changes to keep it working optimally. To clean the filter, simply remove it from its case and spray it with a garden hose pipe. Doing this should remove any particles of matter trapped in the filter. You can help allow the filter to dry before replacing it.