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How To Keep Your Spa Parts Gleaming in Only 15 Minutes Per Week

client.services, April 26, 2021

One of the main barriers to spa ownership for many people is the perceived time needed each week to keep your spa and spa parts clean. Well, the good news is, that with some easy preventative and maintenance tips, you will be able to whittle that time down to 15 minutes per week  – remembering that you will need to set aside time for a half hour, deeper clean once a month and a total water replacement every three-six months, depending on how often you use your spa. 

Preventative Measures

1 – Buy a new spa, don’t go second hand

It is always a better idea to buy a brand new spa and spa parts than second hand. And, with 5 person spas for sale at Aqua Pulse Spas starting at $4,499 and second hand spas (those that work) such as a recent posting of a 12 year old outdoor spa for sale in Sydney on Gumtree at around $2K (which needs work and new parts), you are saving yourself money in the long term by buying new. And, by buying new you’re also avoiding having to deep clean your hot tub before you can relax. As with any second hand goods, you never really know where they’ve been and how they’ve been maintained. So, particularly if you’re looking for health spas for sale then brand new is the safest and most hygienic way to go, and will cut your general maintenance times down significantly. 

2 – Buy a hard cover for your spa

The quickest way to avoid having to spend more time cleaning your spa and spa parts is to make sure that it is covered when not in use. Bugs, dirt, leaves, grass from mowing etc can grime up the water and also cause clogging in the spa filters and spa pump. You can buy hard covers from around $600, and these are easily cleaned every week with a quick hose or wipe off. 

3 – Make sure you are clean before you hop in

This applies to guests and kids too. Don’t walk barefoot across the grass or the deck and hop straight into the spa because whatever is on your feet will hop right in there too, and float around with you while you try to relax. EUGH! Make your spa homely with a nice mat to wipe feet on before you get in, and ask kids and guests to do the same. If you have a hose close by or a shower and can rinse off before you get into your spa, so much the better. 

4 – Buy a spa with cup holders or a floating bar

If you are looking to buy a hot tub in Australia, chances are you’re going to be using it to cool down in the hotter months which implies a requirement for beverages and beverage holders. You might also want some chips or nuts in there to snack on to soak up said beverages. DON’T drop nuts or soggy chips into the water, or get sloppy and spill drinks. Not only is it gross, it goes straight into your spa filters and guarantees a future deep cleaning requirement. Keep it clean and use drink holders for cups/ bottles/ glasses (we always recommend a plastic option in our spas, you really don’t want broken glass in your hot tub) or purchase one or two of these nifty floating bars

5 – Don’t put your spa under a tree 

If you don’t want to have leaves, insects and possible bird poo raining down on you while you’re in your tub, then do not situate it under a tree. A hard cover can protect your spa while it isn’t in use, but during use you need to make sure it isn’t in an area where it is going to be subject to things falling in the water. Remember too that spas are subject to pool safety laws (which vary in each state), so they need to be away from areas where children can climb or fall into them. 

Quick Maintenance

Once you’ve undertaken all your preventative measures, your spa parts and the water in your spa should be easy to keep clean. So, for ten minutes every week, follow this quick guide to maintenance. 

1 – Take the cover off your spa and check for floaties. You can easily remove them with a skimmer or sieve. 

2 – Check the water smell and look and test the chemical balance. (Spa maintenance and installation guides)

3 – Check your filters and rinse them, then put them in to soak overnight in a filter cleaning solution. 

4 – Before you put your hard cover back on your spa, hose it off and wipe it down with a mild disinfectant solution to keep bugs and mould at bay. 

And that’s it! You can find out more about how to care for your spa with our handy guide here: Spa Maintenance and Installation Guides

Customer Service for Spa Parts

For more information on our spas for sale, how to care for your spa parts and any other information please contact our expert customer care team

because whatever is on your feet will hop right in there too, and float around with you while you try to relax. EUGH!
Make your spa homely with a nice mat to wipe feet on before you get in, and ask kids and guests to do the same. If
you have a hose close by or a shower and can rinse off before you get into your spa, so much the better.

4 – Buy a spa with cup holders or a floating bar

If you are looking to buy a hot tub in Australia, chances are you’re going to be using it to cool down in the hotter
months which implies a requirement for beverages and beverage holders. You might also want some chips or nuts
in there to snack on to soak up said beverages. DON’T drop nuts or soggy chips into the water, or get sloppy and
spill drinks. Not only is it gross, it goes straight into your spa filters and guarantees a future deep cleaning
requirement. Keep it clean and use drink holders for cups/ bottles/ glasses (we always recommend a plastic option
in our spas, you really don’t want broken glass in your hot tub) or purchase one or two of these nifty floating bars.

5 – Don’t put your spa under a tree

If you don’t want to have leaves, insects and possible bird poo raining down on you while you’re in your tub, then do
not situate it under a tree. A hard cover can protect your spa while it isn’t in use, but during use you need to make
sure it isn’t in an area where it is going to be subject to things falling in the water. Remember too that spas are
subject to pool safety laws (which vary in each state), so they need to be away from areas where children can climb
or fall into them.

Quick Maintenance
Once you’ve undertaken all your preventative measures, your spa parts and the water in your spa should be easy
to keep clean. So, for ten minutes every week, follow this quick guide to maintenance.
1 – Take the cover off your spa and check for floaties. You can easily remove them with a skimmer or sieve.
2 – Check the water smell and look and test the chemical balance. You can find tips on how to do that here.
3 – Check your filters and rinse them, then put them in to soak overnight in a filter cleaning solution.
4 – Before you put your hard cover back on your spa, hose it off and wipe it down with a mild disinfectant solution to
keep bugs and mould at bay.

And that’s it! You can find out more about how to care for your spa with our handy guide here.

Customer Service for Spa Parts
For more information on our spas for sale, how to care for your spa parts and any other information please contact
our expert customer care team.

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