Winter is around the corner, and so is inclement weather like snow, rain & wind.
In the video below, AllSpa Service Technician Jeff will show you how to get your spa ready for the changing seasons and cold weather conditions.
Preparation Tips For Winter Weather:
1. Check Your Spa at Least Once a Week
Even if you are not using your spa, it is important to check it on a regular basis to make sure there are no signs of damage, or indicators of problems including blinking lights.
2. Check Your Spa Straps Are Working
If your spa has a vinyl cover, it is important to check that your cover straps are complete and intact. Working straps are important for protecting your spa during windy weather. If your straps are broken, you can use auxiliary wind straps to secure your cover.
3. Keep Your Cover Clean
Brush off large amounts of snow at once instead of wiping it off as it accumulates. Use a broom to remove the snow- do not use a shovel as it could scratch or damage the cover.
4. Secure Spa Heat During Power Outages
If a power outage hits your area, keep the cover to your spa closed to help retain heat. A spa with a closed cover can hold its heat for as long as two weeks.
Found in newer model spas, ozonators keep water clean & fresh feeling while minimizing the amount of chemicals needed for water health.
A working ozonator produces a consistent stream of bubbles that is noticeable from the water’ s surface.
Have an ozonator but don’t see any bubbles? Watch the video below or read on to learn how to troubleshoot and get your spa back to its bubbly best!*
Note: to keep your ozonator in top shape, it’s important to check & clean it every 4-6 months
How to Know if Your Ozonator’s Working:
Look for bubbles: a working ozonator will produce a regular stream of bubbles from your hot tub’s drain. No bubbles or small bubbles could mean your ozonator needs to be cleaned.
Tools You’ll Need:
Pair of adjustable pliers
Eyeglass or flat-head screwdriver
Pair of working gloves
How to Clean Your Ozonator:
Find the ozone unit: typically, it will be mounted against the wall inside your hot tub’s equipment area.
Find the injector lines: Look for a check valve, a clear line that will be connected to a yellow line. This line is connected to the Ozonator, which is a thick black and white line near the bottom of the equipment compartment.
Unplug them: disconnect the ozonator valve from the yellow line. Check if the bubbles in your hot tub stop. If the bubbles continue, call AllSpa service for assistance.
Remove the check valve: if the check valve is removed and the bubbles return, you may have a faulty check valve.
Clean your injector: with your check valve removed, take the clear injector line and dip it into a cup of white vinegar. The vinegar will dissolve residue in the line and should cause your hot tub to bubble normally.
*AllSpa is not responsible for any damage that may be caused in attempting to follow these instructions or following instructions in your hot tub owners manual.
Do you notice that your skin feels filmy or excessively dry after taking a dip in your hot tub? If so, it could be your water! Clean and silky-smooth hot tub water is easier to achieve and maintain than you think (and your skin will thank you!)
With just a few simple steps, you can change your hot tub water from irritating to moisturizing for skin that glows.
Here’s how to prepare your spa for use with SilkBalance:
When adding chemicals to your spa, wait at least 5 minutes between adding each kind of chemical. Be sure to leave your jets on to allow chemicals to fully mix in.
Check your water chemistry for the following chemical levels:
Alkalinity: Your spa’s alkalinity should measure 80-120ppm.
pH: Your pH levels should be 7.2-7.6.
Check your water hardness: set total water hardness to 180-250ppm. Please note that reccomended water hardness level will be different in a salt water hot tub.
Drain & Refill: purge your spa every four to six months using SilkBalance Clean Start. How often you purge your spa will vary based on the size of your spa, how often it is used, & how many people typically use it.
Keeping your spa clean is important to increasing its lifespan and promising clean, hot water for you and your family. But did you also know that keeping your spa cover clean is also important for clear, healthy water?
In the video below, AllSpa Water Care Technician Ryan will show you how to keep your cover clear of debris and protected from the elements.
1. Clean the Underside of Your Spa Cover
Use a cloth to wipe down the underside of your spa cover.
Avoid applying cleaning products to the bottom of your cover as they could degrade your cover’s materials & reduce its lifespan.
2. Clear Your Cover of Debris
Rinse the top of the cover using a hose. This will remove loose dirt, pine needles, leaves and other debris.
Use a soft bristled brush and water to remove stubborn dirt, algae and other residue that may have built up over time on your cover.
3. Reduce UV Damage to Your Cover
Protect your cover & prevent it from cracking by using 303 Protectant Spay.
Apply the protectant spray by wiping it on the top of the cover in circular motions and towards the edges of the cover.
Get complete coverage– don’t forget to spray and wipe the sides and handles of your spa cover to prevent them from cracking.
Converting your tub over to SilkBalance can revolutionize your hot tub soaking! It’s easier to care for your hot tub water and keep your skin silky and soft to the touch after every soak.
SilkBalance Uses the Silkening Properties of Sea Salt
SilkBalance is made up of a proprietary formula of water balancing products. But because this product is buffered, it doesn’t have the same “skin drying” effect of regular hot tub chemicals. Part of its success in counteracting dry skin is sea salt. Sea salt has long been known to aid against drying skin, actually assisting in locking in your skin’s moisture.
SilkBalance Also Makes Maintaining Your Hot Tub Water Easier!
Forget about using calcium hardness, alkalinity, pH balancers, metal control and testing. Adding a small amount of SilkBalance to your tub water once a week keeps the water balanced, smelling great, AND softening your skin while you soak! It really is terrific.
Contact our Service Center Today to Find Out How to Switch Your Hot Tub Over to SilkBalance
Better yet, let us do it for you! We created our “Silky Service”, which brings one of our valet techs out to your home to drain your tub, detail it, ready it for SilkBalance, and get you started with this terrific new answer to water care and soft skin.
Need Help Getting All This Done?
If all of this seems overwhelming or you just can’t find the time to do it, let our professionally certified technicians do it for you.
Our Drain and Fill Service will take care of all the winter prep work to ensure your tub is in perfect condition when you need it most.
AllSpa 16205 NW Bethany Ct, Suite 108
Beaverton, OR 97006