Cleaning Your Spa
Soak in your spa’s sparkling clean water by following these simple cleaning tips.
For the whole spa: Use a mild non-abrasive, non-sudsing cleaner and a soft rag or nylon scrubber to remove dirt build-up.
For minor surface cleaning: Use common baking soda to clean small surface areas
For spa pillows: Follow the instructions in yourOwner’s Manual to remove and clean your spa pillows
For vinyl cover: First remove the cover and spray it lightly with a garden hose to loosen any dirt or debris that might have built up. Then, using a mild soap solution (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid with 2 gallons water) or baking soda, scrub the vinyl in a circular motion with a large sponge and rinse with a garden hose. Rinse the bottom of the cover without using soap, and wipe it clean with a dry rag. To condition the cover after cleaning, apply a thin film of cover protector and sealer sold at Comfort Solutions Inc.
Comfort Solutions Inc. is here to help make your spa maintenance as easy as possible. For additional information about the care and cleaning of your spa please feel free to give us a call or come by the store to view our selection of premium hot tub & spa care products.
Clean Your Spa Filter Cartridges
Because mineral particles or calcification from hard water can clog any water filtration system, we recommend following these light cleaning tips each month to keep your spa’s water flowing properly.
Spray cartridges: Spray each cartridge with a garden hose, rotating while spraying to thoroughly remove any debris between filter pleats
Use filter cleaner: Use either a filter spray cleaner or soaking agent to keep your filters clean and in good operating condition
Replace filters: While cleaning your filters will help keep water running smoothly, you should replace your filters every 6 months to ensure premium water filtration and clarity.
Maintaining Spa Water
To Maintain Clean, Sparkling Water
Water is the essence of your spa, so it should be fresh, clean and ready to enjoy. Here at Comfort Solutions Inc. we do water testing to help keep your water clean and your hot tub care routine easy.
Helpful Hint: To keep detergent and soap residue out of your spa water, shower without soap before soaking in your spa, and instead of washing your bathing suit in detergents just use the rinse cycle with water only.
Replacing Your Spa Water
While following spa water cleaning tips will keep your water fresh longer, soaps and detergents can build over time in your spa to cause residue. Know how to replace your water with these steps
Drain and refill tub: Following the instructions in your Owner’s Manual, drain and refill the water in your spa to clear detergent and soap residue that may have accumulated over time
Get pre-filter: For sparkling clean water right from the start, use a Pre-Filter when filling your spa
Attach pre-filter: When using the Pre-Filter, attach it to an ordinary garden hose to remove organic contaminants, metals like copper and iron, and tannins from your new water.
Balance the Water as needed or bring a sample of the water into Comfort Solutions Inc. and we can run it through our state of the art water testing machine that will help you quickly balance your hot tub or spa water and also easily maintain it.
Comfort Solutions Inc. recommends only the following sanitizers:
- Chlorine-Free Oxidizer
- Sodium Dichlor (chlorine)
- Granular bromine
- Biguanide Enzymes
DO NOT use tri-chlor chlorine, any type of compressed bromine or chlorine, acid or any type of sanitizer which is not recommended above.
How To Winterize Your Spa
Your spa is designed for year-round use in all climates. Ensure maximum energy efficiency in your spa any time of the year with these steps.
Look for wear and tear: Check that your cover is at peak performance level by looking for signs of wear and tear.
Check the seal: Make sure the seal is still tight and intact so heat doesn’t escape.
See if you need a replacement: If you see signs of sagging, fading or cracking, we recommend getting a replacement cover for your spa. Comfort Solutions Inc. can have any style cover made for your hot tub
Remove snow and ice: Regularly brush snow off of your spa cover and splash warm water on ice rather than prying it off.
Stay maintained for vacation: If you plan to leave for few days during the winter months, keep your spa maintained with these tips:
Adjust pH: Before you go, adjust the pH according to the Owner’s Manual.
Sanitize: Sanitize the water as usual.
Lock cover: Lock down the cover to prevent access.
Lock light and jets: Lock the light and jets feature on the control panel (on 1998 models).
When you return: Upon your return, balance the pH and sanitize the water prior to using.
Keep your spa water clean from algae, bacteria and other unwanted impurities by maintaining a safe amount of sanitizer. With too much sanitizer in your spa water, your lungs, skin and eyes may become irritated.