Spa Water Care Guide – Top 5 tips for clean, clear spa water

Are you using more spa sanitiser than you’d like to keep your water clean? Not to worry! There are some simple things you can do to reduce chemical use and enjoy clean and clear water.

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Follow these easy tips to help keep your water clean and clear, reduce chemical use, and save time, money and stress. For more detailed info, read this handy Water Care Guide.

Remember, for optimum water quality – always use quality sanitiser and water treatment products and follow the guidelines and dosage instructions on the product label.

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1. Shower before you jump in the spa!

After a long day, it might be tempting to just hop straight in the spa when you get home for a relaxing soak.

Before you jump in it’s worth taking a few minutes to shower and rinse off any natural body oils, grime or residues from lotions, soaps and shampoos. Even if your personal hygiene is impeccable!

All of these things can wash off and build up in spa water. So have a quick rinse and enjoy less maintenance and more relaxing in the long run.

2. Use an absorbent disc in the spa

Even if you’re rinsing before you get in the spa, over time, your spa water can build up a residue of oils and greases.

The Scum Buddy is a reusable cleaning disc. It's made from specially formulated material that helps absorb unwanted oils in your water and prevent the scum line that can form around the edges of your spa.

The disc's reusable too. Simply wring out the oils, rinse with fresh water and carry on using it!

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3. Clean your filters regularly

We recommend rinsing your filters every week to help reduce the build up of oils and residue which makes them less efficient.

For the best results, soak your filters overnight around once a month in a filter cleaning solution, then use a Filter Wand to rinse them out.

Watch: How to change Vortex™ spa filters

4. Check your water balance

For your comfort and safety, your spa water’s pH levels should be in the range between 7.2 and 7.8. Use water testing strips to test your water at least weekly.

If your water pH is too low or too high, this can result in the need for more sanitising and other water treatments to keep your water balanced.

5. Change your spa water

We recommend changing the water in your spa every 3 to 6 months for spa pools and 12 to 18 months for swim spas.

At the same time, use a pipe degreaser and flush through the old water before you drain the water out. This clears oils and greases out of the pipes - so you’ll need fewer chemicals to keep your spa water safe and clear.

In summary

Crystal clear spa water is a priority for any spa owner. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve you’re well on your way to becoming a water quality expert!

Most importantly, you’ll have peace of mind and can sit back, relax and enjoy stress-free soaking.

Please note; the recommendations in this article are guidelines only. We always recommend you follow the directions for dosage on your sanitiser labels.

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