The most reputable of bath spa centers which also happens to have their pool and spa warehouse near them can provide you with all the valuable tips and best practices you are looking for when it comes to giving proper care and maintenance to your outdoor water entertainment features. The heart of spa pool care can be found in keeping its tub water clean at all times and disinfected at proper intervals. This will involve proper knowledge on how to use pool chemicals and a good background on the proper management on the disinfection, recirculation, and filtration systems.
Based on my personal experience, I can vouch that a pool spa can provide you with hours and hours of fun and relaxing moment, either just by yourself or with the company of others like your own family. But if you fail to look after its proper care, it can easily become a perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria and other similar microorganisms which can easily become the start of the spreading of disease.
The Importance of Keeping Your Spa Pool Water Safe
According to bath spa suppliers, they are strictly implementing proper order when it comes to maintaining their stock of pool and spa warehouse. Here are some of the basics that you can learn something from.
Keeping your bath spa’s pool water properly disinfected and filtered will help create a hostile environment for harmful microorganisms like bacteria, yeast, mold, and fungi. Proper care and maintenance habits of your outdoor water entertainment feature will also remove body fats and oils, but most importantly it will ensure that the water you and your family will soak in several times a week is safe and clean.
When it comes to the water’s temperature, together with other factors, take note that they can affect your disinfection efforts and thus they should be adjusted according to recommended values.
The recommended frequency by which you should test your spa pool water before you use it should be at least 3 times a week. You can make use of a reliable water pool test kit for this purpose. At a minimum, the testing kits you should use must include disinfectant concentration, alkalinity, and pH levels.
As for the temperature, it is crucial that you test out your outdoor bath spa’s water’s temperature with regularity. Should you make this a habitual practice, it will help ensure that your outdoor pool spa will be in its best-operating conditions according to the particular type of disinfectant product that you use.
Moreover, you need to regularly clean your bath spa’s filter and the pump lint-pot so that they will not become a source of contamination.
Recommended pH-Levels for Your Outdoor Bath Spa
In order for most disinfectant solutions to work efficiently in your outdoor bath spa, it is important that you maintain the following pH ranges
- for bromine: 7.2 to 8.0
- for chlorine: 7.2 to 7.6
Allowable Alkalinity for Outdoor Bath Spa
Your outdoor bath spa’s level of alkalinity plays a significant role in the water cloudiness, corrosion of metals, scale formation and, it is the one important element to maintain so that the water will remain comfortable for most users. On this regard, your bath spa dealer will advise you on the right amount of sodium bicarbonate that you need to put into the tub water.
The best practice here is to check your water’s level of alkalinity every week. This way you can ensure that the water is maintained to these recommended concentration ranges:
- for chlorine disinfection: 60 mg/L to 200 mg/L.
- for bromine disinfection: 150 mg/L to 200 mg/
Handle Your Chemical Solutions Safely
Adding chemical compounds to your tub’s water requires careful handling and greater care because at stake here would be not just your safety but even of your bath spa, too. We suggest that you add your chemical compounds first to a bucket of water. Then you may add this solution to your bath spa pool water with the filter and pump operating. Add the solution only in small quantities at a time. Wait for at least 10-30 minutes before you test out the water.
If you are looking for some of the best practices when it comes to the proper care and maintenance of your outdoor bath spa facility