Keeping your hot tub ‘tip top’ clean

To enjoy the best from your hot tub it is a good idea to keep it as clean as possible, here are some quick tips:

  • If you have foam, it is often due to people in the spa wearing body lotions – make sure everyone takes a shower before getting in the hot tub
  • Detergent that remains in swimsuits after laundering also causes foam. Use designated ”rinsed-only” swim apparel, or wear nothing at all!
  • If the water is yellow, you may need to use more chlorine or bromine. (or the ph level may be way too low - check this first)
  • Leave your hot tub on at all times. If your hot tub is equipped with circulating pumps it will circulate the water keeping it from building up algae as well as filtering and cleaning the water.
  • Clean the underside of your spa cover, just use your garden hose and spray it down and let it air-dry. Always use products recommended by your manufacturer and avoid using a petroleum based product which could be harmful to your cover.
  • Clean your filter cartridge: Remove the cartridge from the filter housing and use a garden hose or a tap to wash down the filter. Rinse until all dirt and debris have been removed. Dissolve 250 gms of Canadian Spa Filter Free in 10 litres of luke warm water (one capful holds approximately 30 gms). use a plastic pail and mix until the solution turns red (always read the label). Soak the filter cartridge for at least 1 hour (overnight is recommended). Rinse the cartridge again after cleaning to remove any traces of cleaning solution. Always dry the filters before inserting them back into your hot tub. We recommend that you purchase a spare cartridge to use in place of your first filter to avoid having to shut down your spa until the first filter is dry. Once it is dry, swap the filters and return the spare filter to storage. We recommend replacing your filters every six months to help
    ensure efficient filtration.