No matter the time of year, hot tubs are a hot spot. These water features are hugely popular, whether at home or abroad, or even in a communal space like a fitness centre. At their best, these tubs can be a huge stress reliever but for the ones responsible for taking care of them, regular maintenance can be a big headache.
Professional North Vancouver hot tub maintenance is able to prolong the lifespan of your spas by cutting costs on repairs and replacements, all while creating a clean and inviting space for users. When it is time to clean your hot tub, look no further than experienced, local technicians. Let our Puddle crews help you Cannonball into Clean around homes, multi-unit properties and commercial spaces.
Hot Tub Cleaning: A Complicated Process
As great of a feature as hot tubs are, they are not always easy to take care of! Greenery is an important part of any space but with a proper spa cover, even the nicest of trees can be a hazard. Even a slight breeze can dislodge organic debris, leaving it to fall onto water surfaces. A quick skim can handle these bits and pieces but your hot tub requires much more than just that.
In order to keep your system running smoothly, hot tub water, spa filters, hoses and hot tub covers need to be carefully cleaned and maintained. From general debris removal to water testing and cleaning of hot tub filters, maintenance ranges from the weekly to monthly to even seasonally.
With so much to keep up with, it is easy to let cleaning and maintenance fall to the wayside. Instead of letting your water feature suffer, choosing professional care can mean having cleaning services and inspections on a schedule. This ensures that hoses and filters are kept up and you can keep enjoying these additions for years to come.
What To Expect From Your Spa Water
Re-filling a tub is not as simple as cranking the tap on a garden hose. In order to keep water clear and welcoming, you have to add chemicals. Test strips can help with general water balancing. The level of traffic in your tub can contribute to how often spas should be cleaned.
In as little as three days, water can go from sparkling and clear to the beginnings of murky and discoloured. This can be a sign of bad filtration or imbalanced chemicals. More than a sour appearance, this can be bad for the structure of your tub and for the health of those using it.
Less than a week of neglect can leave water looking scummy with a loss of clarity. After a second week, algae can begin to form. Because hot tubs are small, closed environments algae growth occurs and spreads much faster than it does on open water.
Imbalanced sanitizers can lead to bacteria growth while imbalanced chemicals and alkalinity can cause irreversible damage to pool liners and hardware such as nuts and bolts, lights and ladders. It seems easy enough to add chemicals and cleaning products but without the right knowledge and care, these can be applied improperly, making way for a world of trouble.
Minding Your Maintenance: Seeking Out Puddle Pool Services
Plenty of property owners try to tackle their own tub cleaning and maintenance, only to end up with expensive mistakes. Even something as simple as draining your hot tub can ruin lawns and even mean leaks and flooding if handled incorrectly. Regular spot cleaning should be carried out every 1-2 weeks for high traffic areas, with deep cleanings done every 1-2 months. The higher the traffic, the more often you should expect cleaning.
Low traffic areas might mean these cleanings are necessary every 3-4 months but there is always something to be done. In addition to balancing water and collecting debris, shells and covers should be cleaned regularly as well.
In order to keep up with the needs of our clients, scheduled Puddle Pool Services come in a variety of options from weekly, bi-weekly and monthly servicing to call-out treatments, openings or closings.