06 Jun How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Algae, Mold, or Mildew in Your Spa
When you invest in a Strong Spas spa, you can be confident you’ll enjoy a peak hydrotherapy experience that’s heavy on both relaxation and fun and takes the stress out of your hectic days. It’s a great lifestyle choice that will add a healthy dose of wellness and fulfillment to your life, as well as your family and friends or whomever you choose to share your Strong Spas experience with.
To achieve optimum performance and longevity from your Strong Spas hot tub, you’ll want to be sure to take care of it with regular maintenance. That’s only common sense and we’re sure that’s your intention. We also understand that things can get away from you. Cleaning and maintenance of your spa may fall through the cracks in your busy and connected life. You may go too long in between your spa cleanings, water treatment, or general upkeep.
Next thing you know, the water in your spa can appear to be discolored — that’s algae — or you’ll have a mold or mildew problem that can be slime on your spa shell or discolored patches. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to correct things. But we strongly suggest not putting off any longer taking care of the issues and going into cleaning and correction mode.
What Should You Do?
At the first sign of algae, you’ll want to shock your spa water with a sanitizer. You may have to take the next step, however, and drain your spa and thoroughly clean it to include the jet nozzles and the filter. Your filter may also need to be replaced.
These are the basic steps you can take to correct any algae, mold, or mildew problems that have unexpectedly reared their ugly heads. There’s one thing you can do, however, that is virtually a foolproof way of ensuring your Strong Spas experience will always be top shelf. It’s something that’s obvious, but also takes commitment and consistency.
The best way to deal with algae, mold, and mildew in your spa is prevention. It’s doing the little things, like checking water quality before you use your spa by using testing strips to measure alkalinity and pH levels. You can then easily correct these issues by balancing the chemicals. Another little thing to fight the onset of algae, mold, mildew, or bacteria is something you should do occurs after you use your spa: Be sure to add a sanitizer.
Beyond that, get into a regular maintenance routine. Things like clean the filter thoroughly once a month and put some elbow grease into cleaning your spa cover — both sides. Then two or three times a year, depending on frequency of use and how many people are using your spa, you can drain your spa, scrub it, and then refill it. Another little thing to consider is to have an annual maintenance inspection by a professional. This is simply to ensure you’re not having any major or minor problems and to prolong the longevity of your spa.
The important thing to remember is that you’ve made an investment when you purchase a Strong Spas spa. Love it, care for it and it will love and care for you right back. Download and review our manuals for helpful instructions on upkeep and maintenance.