Pool & Spa Maintenance and Chemicals from the Experts
Owning a spa or pool should be enjoyable and trouble-free. This is only possible if your spa or pool is properly maintained. To ensure that you get the most enjoyment and the cleanest, safest water there are six keys to the proper spa and pool care. There are minor differences between a pool and a spa, but the basics are the same.
Texas Leisure provides tub and pool maintenance agreements, but many homeowners enjoy maintaining their own pool or hot tub. For the DIY homeowner, Texas Leisure has all the equipment and chemicals needed. Most everything is kept in inventory, but if there is something that needs to be ordered, Texas Leisure’s professional staff can assist with that as well.
The Six basic keys of spa care and pool maintenance.
Circulation – Circulation is an important key to maintaining crystal clear water. Allowing a sanitizer to properly circulate in the spa and/or pool will prevent bacteria and other contaminants from becoming problems. Also, as the circulating water passes through the pool and/or spa, unwanted particles are trapped in the filter systems and therefore removed.
Filtration – When your filter is dirty or clogged, debris stays in the water which results in cloudy, uninviting water. Your filtration system is designed to remove hair, oils, cosmetics, and other unwanted debris. It is important to clean your pool and/or spa filter regularly.
Cleaning – Even with a clean filter, contaminants can still form at your spa and/or pool’s waterline. Creating an unsightly ring around the pool or spa. Regular cleaning preserves spa and pool surfaces and prevents waterline buildup. Pools require a little more cleaning such as scrubbing the walls weekly with a brush and running a vacuum system to clean the bottom of the pool.
Draining and Refilling – Even with regular cleaning, the spa water will need to be changed on a regular basis. Over time water dissolves minerals, chemicals and other soluble materials. Regularly changing with fresh water is critical for good spa maintenance. You can test the water to see when it is time to change or if the water becomes dull, foamy or worse, develops an odor, it is time to fill your spa with fresh water. It is seldom necessary to replace the water in a pool. But if the stabilizer level is too high, then you do need to drain off part of the water and fill with fresh water. The other reason would be if your Total Dissolved Solids levels get to high then again you need to drain off some water and replace with fresh water.
Chemistry – There are several components that make up your spas water quality. The two primary components that should be tested most frequency are sanitizer residual and pH which measures the acidic or basic nature of the water. When these components are within their recommended ranges your water is clear soft and soothing. Also, spa surfaces and equipment are protected from problems caused by water that is out of balance.
Testing – Testing must be done on a regular basis to ensure that the components necessary for clear, clean and safe water are in proper balance.
Texas Leisure Spas has all the equipment, supplies and chemicals necessary to ensure your water is crystal clear creating the perfect environment to spend with family and friends. Whether you want a maintenance agreement of DYI, Texas Leisure Hot Tubs and Pools are the experts. Give us a call or drop by our showroom in Hurst.