Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Saltwater Spa

Posted on March 1, 2024

Owning a saltwater spa can be a luxurious and therapeutic experience, providing you with your own haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. To ensure your saltwater spa remains in optimal condition and continues to deliver its benefits, diligent maintenance is crucial. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into essential maintenance tips for keeping your saltwater spa running at peak performance.

Perform Regular Water Testing 

Maintaining the right chemical balance in your saltwater spa is paramount for both the equipment and your well-being. Periodically test the water using a reliable water testing kit, focusing on water parameters such as pH levels, alkalinity, and salinity. A balanced saltwater environment not only safeguards your spa components but also ensures a safe and enjoyable soaking experience. 

Monitor Salt Levels 

As the name suggests, a saltwater spa relies on a specific concentration of salt to function effectively. Regularly check the salt levels to ensure they fall within the recommended range, typically between 1500-2000ppm parts per million (ppm). Low salt levels can compromise the efficiency of the salt chlorinator, while high levels may cause corrosion. Keeping the salt concentration within the prescribed range is pivotal for the longevity of your spa. 

Check Phosphate Levels 

Phosphates can be incredibly damaging to your saltwater spa system, typically entering your water through soap, detergent, and hair products. If left untreated it can wreak havoc on your pump and system, while also contributing to microorganism growth and algae forming. One major indicator of phosphates in your saltwater spa is water discoloration and a layer of foam on the surface. To prevent the buildup of phosphates in your spa, consider taking a rinse off before getting in your tub and avoid using heavy moisturizers or soaps if you know you are going to soak that day. Also keep a keen eye on the water conditions and troubleshoot at any signs of trouble.

Flush the Spa System

To prevent the accumulation of impurities and contaminants, consider flushing the entire spa system periodically. This involves draining the water, cleaning the interior surfaces, and refilling the spa with fresh, clean water. Flushing the system improves the water quality and enhances the overall performance of the spa components. Experts recommend flushing your system every 3-4 months, but depending on your spa manufacturer you could go longer.

Check and Clean Filters

Spa filters play a crucial role in trapping debris and maintaining water clarity. Regularly inspect the filters and clean or replace them as needed. Clogged or dirty filters can strain the circulation system, reducing water flow and potentially causing damage to the pump. By keeping the filters clean, you ensure efficient water filtration and promote a healthy spa environment.

Keep Your Spa Running Year-Round

Maintaining a saltwater spa involves a combination of routine care and periodic inspections to ensure optimal performance and longevity. By following these essential maintenance tips, you not only preserve the integrity of your spa but also enhance your overall spa experience. Remember: a well-maintained saltwater spa is not just an investment in relaxation but also a commitment to self-care that will support both your mental and physical health for years to come. Want to spend more time soaking and less time worrying about maintenance? Connect with the pros at Energysavers! As your premier provider of spas, saunas, grills, and home and hearth products in New Hampshire, we can get you set up with the perfect model for your space. From our larger HotSpring Limelight models that can seat up to seven to the smaller Highlife® models that are perfect for tighter spaces, we have everything you need to create your perfect oasis.

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