Pool And Spa Maintenance Tips

by Pool Builders on 10-05-2010 in Articles

If you have made a huge investment on your lap pool or on your Jacuzzi whirlpool bathtub or spa, it is just wise to invest in keeping them clean and properly maintained. Proper cleaning and maintenance will keep them in good condition and will extend their life so you can enjoy them to the fullest. Here are some pool and spa maintenance tips you might want to consider.

1. Clean your pool or spa filters at least once every week. Remove dirt and stains which clogging the filter. Use specific spa filter cleaners or degreaser for best cleansing performance. Let the cleaner sit on the filter for like 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water using a garden hose for 20 minutes.

2. Keep your pool or spa's water sanitized to ensure safe swimming and relaxing experience. Balance pH and alkaline levels will keep your heater working perfectly.

3. Cleaners specifically provided for cleaning pools and spas are available. Use appropriate cleaners than using bleach or detergents. These household cleaners may damage certain parts of the filter and other components of your pool or spa which are sensitive to harsh cleaners.

4. Keep your pool or spa covered when not in use. Covers will keep debris out of the pool which can clog and damage the filter. They will also save you some money on energy cost because when spas are covered, heat will retain inside you will not need to use the heater for some time. Pool and spa covers also provide additional safety as they can prevent the possibility of drowning if kids or small children will fall into the water by accident. When you have cover, it is just necessary that you also have a pool cover pump or spa cover lifter for your total convenience.

5. Filters must be replaced once a year although there are good quality filters which can last up to 5 years and that is the time that you will need to replace them. Choosing the best filter can save you from additional expenses on new filter each year where you can even change it only after 5 years.

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