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When It's Time to Change the Water In Your Spa

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When It's Time to Change the Water In Your Spa

Home spas are a fantastic way to sit back and unwind after a taxing day. They can also be beneficial to those with sore joints and other health ailments. So how can you enjoy your spa, while also keeping it clean and well-maintained? It is a straightforward process that won’t add any unnecessary stress to your day. Here are some guiding tips that will help make sure you get your water changed on time.

General Timeframe

It is recommended to change the water in your spa every two to four months. This is due to the non-organic contaminants that build up over time. If the water isn’t changed regularly, it could get cloudy and cause a buildup that could damage the system. Keep in mind that this is just a general recommendation and there are many factors that affect this timeframe.

Other Factors?

The more you use your spa, the more you will need to change the water. That said, the water should still be changed regularly even if it is not getting frequent use. There is a middle ground you must find to keep the system clean and healthy.

Keep in mind that time and usage isn’t everything. The quality of water in your area and the environment also affect the amount of time you can go without changing the water. This will vary according to your location, so if your spa is in a very windy, dusty area then you might need to change the water more often.

The Math

There is a simple equation to follow if you are unsure about whether it is time to change the water. (Don’t worry— it is very simple and anyone can do it.) Divide the total number of gallons of water in your spa by three. Take that number and divide it by the average number of people that will use the spa every day. That will give you the average amount of days after which you will need to get the water changed.

Signs of Dirty Water

Cloudy water is the first and biggest indicator that it is time to have your spa serviced. Over time, build-up from perspiration and other contaminants will be unavoidable. Foam is another sign. Most spas come with a de-foamer, but if that is not correcting the problems you will need to change the water. The last thing you will notice is the smell. No one wants to bathe in foul-smelling water, so this is a clear sign your spa is overdue for fresh water.

Saving Water

The longer you keep your water clean, the less often you will need to change it. This can be helpful if you are concerned about saving and preserving water which is important for both your wallet and the environment. So how can you accomplish this? After the water is drained, you should do a deep clean of the spa. This means scrubbing down the exterior, cleaning the filter (or changing it), and rinsing out any buildup and dirt that might be lingering.

Keep Health in Mind

Given the many health benefits of soaking in a warm spa, you want to make sure the water you are sitting in is fresh and clean. Whether you have a sore back, injured knee, or are just exhausted after a long day of work, relaxing in your home spa will improve your mental and physical well-being. Following these tips will allow you to do so comfortably and safely, all while saving water and money.

Finally, a good rule of thumb is to follow the simple equation listed above, and then keep the other contributing factors mind when trying to determine if the water in your spa needs to be changed. Stay on track with your spa maintenance and you will be able to enjoy this luxurious product for many years to come.