4 Steps to a Sparkling Spa: Shasta Pool Service Tips

Pool Maintenance | 09/19/13

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If you’re looking for some easy ways to keeping your backyard spa sparkling clean, check out these quick tips. Rather have someone else do it for you? Just call Shasta Service!

Regular spa care is essential if you want to prevent any nasty problems from creeping up on you.  In order to keep your spa waters sparkling clean, here are 4 basics to spa care:

1. Check the Filter

A large number of completely preventable problems in your spa are likely due to poor filtration.  When the filter becomes clogged or dirty, then all of the nasty debris that should be eliminated from the water stays in your spa.  You should clean your filter every month by:

1)     Spraying off any loose debris; and

2)     Using a filter cleaner to quickly remove any contaminants and oils that may have become embedded in the filter

2. Circulate your Water Daily

In order to ensure that the cleaning chemicals in the spa are being evenly distributed and are working effectively, spa owners must run the circulation in the spa every day for approximately 4 hours a day.

3. Scrub the Spa

Apart from cleaning the filter, you’ll also need to clean the spa surface (otherwise you’ll end up with a bunch of unwanted build-up!).  If you see a waterline ring around your spa, then you’re well past due to give the grout and tiles a good scrub.  You can use a cleaner to easily remove any residue both at the waterline and inside of the spa’s skimmers.

4. Test The Water

Finally, you must test your spa water regularly to ensure that the water chemistry is ideal for keeping your water clean.  You’ll be testing for:

  • pH (this should ideally be somewhere between 7.4 and 7.6, though 7.2 and higher is also acceptable)
  • Total alkalinity (typically should be between 100 and 200ppm)
  • Hardness (typically should be between 100 and 200ppm

You may also test for chlorine, bromine, biguanide and peroxide, depending on how you treat your spa.

If you need help with spa maintenance or swimming pool service, contact the Shasta service team to learn more about our different options and schedule a visit today!

Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.


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