A hot tub or spa should be the ideal place to relax but it does not take long for these hot water features to go from “ooooh” to “ewwww”. Even a bit neglect can lead to murky water, imbalanced water chemistry and even algae. Don’t let bacteria and other risks sneak up on you when you can call Puddle Pools for your Abbotsford hot tub maintenance, instead.
What is Floating in Your Spa Water?
When using a backyard lap pool or small feature, you might only need a garden hose to get by but for anything more than a kiddie pool, things become more complicated! Hot tub owners know better than anyone, what it takes to keep a system running. Instead of struggling to keep up with the demands of your water feature, trust an expert.
No matter the size or style of your hot tub, you can expect floating debris along water surfaces. It is easy enough to drag a skimmer from one area to another, picking up debris like leaves, seed pods or even insects. This is one aspect of hot tub care but it certainly is not the whole ticket!
Every person who enters your spa leaves something behind. From lotions to sunscreen to hair products to skin cells and even spilled drinks, there is no telling what is making its way into your hot tub water. Every foreign item degrades your water quality, taking you one step closer to an unsanitary environment.
Hot Tub Cleaning: Assessing Algae
Forgetting to add chemicals to water might create a murky atmosphere but it can also allow for bacteria to spread and algae to grow. Algae is a common sight in outdoor areas like lakes, ponds or creeks but in an enclosed area like a pool or spa, this unwanted growth can take hold and spread rapidly.
Key contributors to algae are organics and foreign items. Pink algae is easily spotted against the sides of spas, noticeably just above the water line. This type of growth is easily removed while other types are not. From yellow to black and green algae, the removal process becomes much more difficult.
A test kit or test strips might help to point out problems with sanitizer levels and help with water balance but these cannot help you fix an algae issue. Not using enough sanitizers leaves bacteria behind while too much can irritate skin and eyes. Instead of juggling temperamental hot tub chemicals, have a professional handle it for you!
Ditch D.I.Y Cleanings
It does not take a chemist to balance chlorine or bromine but it does take experience. Water care is an important aspect of hot tub maintenance but it takes much more than just that to keep a system running. In addition to bringing the right cleaning products to treat your water features, Puddle pool experts treat any equipment, inspect hardware, monitor hot tub filters and even clean covers and shells.
Spot treatments and skimming can be done at any time, and should be carried out often. Even a quick wipe down of outer surfaces can help to keep bacteria at bay. From hot tub covers to surrounding areas, our Puddle specialists leave nothing behind. As effective as preventative spot treatments might be, they are no substitute for a deep clean.
An in-depth cleaning means draining your hot tub in order to treat both water and surfaces. These full service treatments are the best way to keep your spa in great condition but the wrong approach to these cleanings can damage surrounding areas. Pulling a plug and releasing chemicals into yards can damage grass and landscaping. Let an expert handle your opening, closing and regular cleanings from sides to spa filters and everything in-between.
Puddle Pool Services: Your Maintenance Only Specialists
Choosing local pool services brings a distinct advantage right to your front door. Depending on the greenery and plant life around your area, you can expect a packed schedule of pool care. In order to get the best results, it is best to choose someone who knows the pitfalls of your area, because they are a part of your community.
In order to best serve our clients, Puddle Pools experts offer services on a routine, scheduled basis or as a call out. The amount of traffic around your spa will have an impact on how often your water feature requires cleaning. Puddle pool services are available for weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly service in order to keep up with the needs of residential, commercial and communal pool and spa areas.