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12 tips for Changing Your jacuzzi Water
These tips will guide you how to clean your spa and change its water. They also include things that you might need to avoid when cleaning your jacuzzi
Over time, the level of chemicals and other dissolved materials in hot tub water may make it feel unpleasant or look dull. The water needs to be changed every 60 to 90 days to return the tub to sparkling form.
Step 1 – Preparation
Until you are familiar with the routine follow the particular instructions for your jacuzzi in the owner’s hand book. Not all hot tubs are designed the same.
Step 2 – Remove the Filter
Remove the filter from its housing.
Step 3: Using a spa tubes cleaning paste
Before You change your spa water, it is preferable to add Spa cleaning paste to clean your spa from inside out. This will help cleaning all jacuzzi tubes that are not visible to the eye. You will be absolutely astonished of the amount of dirt that will come out from the jacuzzi. Do not be shocked! it is normal due to the body cream that the spa users are putting, skin, dust...etc.
The paste can be purchased at your dealer.
You add the paste to your spa water and turn on the pumps for 20 minutes.
Let it rest for 20 minutes in the mean time remove the dirty foam that will float on top of your spa water.
Then, let it all the pumps run for other 20 minutes.
Step 4 – Safety
After your spa is cleaned from inside out., switch it off and open the main circuit breaker to ensure the tub cannot start operating while it is empty.
Attention: if you empty your jacuzzi while it is still running or on , you risk that all your pumps and spa controler to get burned and get destroyed. So, make sure that your spa is off before you start emptying it.
Step 5 – Locate the Drain Valve
The drain valve for your spa is at the bottom. If it is not connected to a drain pipe, connect it to a hose to drain the tub. If your tub does not have a drain valve, use a submersible pump. A submersible pump would be considerably quicker than using the drain.
Step 6 – Flush the Hot Tub
Rinse the hot tub thoroughly to remove any cleaner residue
Step 7 – Clean the Inside of the Hot Tub
Never use any household cleaners to clean the inside of your spa as they are abrasive and can ruin the finish on your tub liner as well. So only use warm water and soft cloths to clean your hottub
Step 8 – Clean the Filter Housing
Make sure to clean the inside of the filter housing and flush out any debris that might have fallen in there off the filter when you removed it.
Step 9 – Clean the Filter
The hot tub filter needs to be thoroughly cleaned every time you change the water as well as at your normal interval.
You can either use filter washer which will be very easy and efficient to clean your spa filter or you can use a regular hose.
If you are using a hose, make sure that the jet spray of the hose is applied at an angle and each fold in the filter
Step 10 – Refill the Hot Tub
Close the bottom drain valve and fill the jacuzzi with fresh water. It is preferable to fill your jacuzzi by placing the water hose in the filter housing. By this, you avoid having air being trapped in the plumbing which can lead some issue with the staring of your spa.
Once your jacuzzi is filled , turn on the spa.
run the system at full power for a few minutes to clear any air from the plumbing
Step 11 – Replace the Filter
Replace the filter into the housing and make sure that it is seated correctly. Do not force the filter into place, you could damage it.
Step 12 – Check the Water
Test the water and adjust the various levels.
Add the products: chlorine or chlorine free products
Regulate your PH level. If it is high add Ph decreaser and if it low , add ph Increaser.
If you have issues with the scale, add anti-scale product
If your hot tub has a cover it is a good idea to clean the cover every time you change the water.