What to do when your hot tub starts looking less than clean

Every now and then your spa can start looking dirty or scummy. Doing a little of the regular cleaning is a good idea to ensure a safe and healthy environment in your home spa, especially for young children whose immune systems are not as robust. Make sure the tools, equipment and chemicals are suitable for your specific tub model to avoid damage.

The cleaner the water in your spa, the more it will revitalise you improving your health and wellness. You should also change the water of your spa and hot tub every 60 days and the filter should be cleaned monthly.

Staining on the hot shell: The best way to deal with this is to prevent
stains in the first place by keeping your water pH balanced.

Scale build up on the waterline: Vinegar can be used to clean scale off the hot tub
body. However, getting vinegar into the hot tub water can alter the pH,
resulting in further problems. Partially drain the hot tub, and scrub the sides
using a sponge to avoid vinegar running down into the water.

Use Stain and Scale Control to protect your spa’s heater element, jets, and other parts from calcium build up which can damage your spa, reduce efficiency, and impair performance. Using this product regularly could save you money in repair bills that are often not covered under warranty. TIP: Do not use abrasive cleaners or any cleaning product that
contains bleach. Always use soft clothes or sponges otherwise you could risk
scratching the surface.

Clean the pleats of your filter with a Waterwand from Canadian Spa






Cleaning a filter:

Regularly clean the filters; we’d recommend every month. You can use a product like a ‘Waterwand’ especially for this purpose and hose your filters thoroughly especially between their pleats. It is advisable to clean your hot tub filters every 2 or 3 weeks.

Change your filters every 2-3 months







Changing a filter: 

  • Turnoff spa power
  • 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.
    This ensures that the filters perform to their best and last longer. Let them
    dry naturally. It is also a good idea to keep a spare set of filters.
  • Do not run spa without filters
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