In this article we are going to explain some necessary tips for cleaning a Jacuzzi or a Spa, without having to resort to a technician. All of them are necessary for the proper functioning of the jacuzzi, to obtain a greater durability of the product and thus increase user satisfaction.
Cleaning the Spa Filter
First of all we must take spa filter out to clean it and keep it completely dry until the next bathing season. If the filter has ended its life cycle it is best to throw it away and take advantage of the start of the season to replace it with a new filter.
Emptying a Spa
Many of our customers who have bought a spa in the spring or summer ask us what advice we give for the maintenance of the spa during the winter. The answer is based on how each person wants to use their hot tub during the coldest months of the year. Below we will detail the three most common situations and our advice for each case.
1. If the spa is installed in a second residence that is not going to be used in the winter or you are sure it is not going to be used in the coldest months of the year the best thing to do to is to empty the spa. For this, the first thing we must do is disconnect the circuit breaker and open the spa drain letting the water pour out onto the ground. Another alternative if you do not want the water to pour out onto the ground for any reason – In Jacuzzis located indoors or recessed the best solution is to connect a hose to the spa’s drain or use a bilge pump.
The steps to follow for emptying the spa using the drain are as follows:
After-Summer Spa Care
Another tip for having the spa in perfect conditions at the start of the bathing season is to clean the inside of the spa well with a damp cloth. If the inside of the spa the acrylic has a rough line to the touch coinciding with the waterline, this is lime. In this case it is necessary to apply a gentle product but with some anti-scale product – a mild bath cleaner for example. Also, we must not forget to remove the filter. It will be wet, so it should never be left in its compartment! We must keep it in the open to dry perfectly.
2. Another possibility is that of sporadically using spa during the winter. Maybe one or two days a week. Therefore, the best thing to do is to keep the spa water in a perfect condition, with its corresponding filtering periods, but not using electricity in vain to maintain the temperature of the spa water. In this case our spas have a “Sleep” mode. This allows for the spa to carry out the necessary filtering cycles, but with a temperature of 10 °C less than the temperature we are allowed to enter in the control panel. In other words the control panel lets us lower the spa’s degrees to 26 °C, because in the sleep mode, the spa water will always remain at 16 °C and the resistance will not work unless the water temperature falls below 16 °C. This will also prevent the risk of the spa’s internal pipes freezing. When we plan a weekend when we want enjoy our spa we just have to bear in mind that the temperature will rise by 2 °C per hour in an outdoor hot tub and by around 4 °C per hour if the spa is installed indoors. Therefore, if we want to use it on a Saturday morning, on Friday night we should change our spa from “sleep” to “standard” mode and enter 34 °C. It will then be ready to enjoy!
3. One last use of the spa in the winter is the regular use of it throughout the year. More and more customers tell us that once they have become accustomed to the benefits provided by the use of their hot tub they are not willing to give them up in the coldest months of the year. In fact, the biggest benefits for our health are obtained with the cold-hot temperature contrasts. That is why if this use is going to be during the coldest months of the year and also the spa is installed in a town in the mountains, the most expensive aspect will be maintaining the water temperature. In this case Catalonia Aqua advises its customers to ask for a spa with the optional “Eco Spa”. As manufacturers we offer our customers the possibility to equip their spa with this double thermal insulation for energy savings.
The results of the tests reflect the great savings involved in choosing the ECO SPA configuration. In any of the scenarios tested the savings can be up to 75% compared with the consumption of the same Spa without this option. The environment has also been considered and these results allow us to ensure that our Spas achieve their energy efficiency with the ECO SPA option and that, even in the most demanding climates, consumption will be adequate and sustainable.