Year-round soaking pleasure
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A home Jacuzzi is, for many, a relatively affordable luxury. For much less than the cost of an in-ground pool, you can enjoy year-round relaxing soaks. While Jacuzzis are not as high maintenance as swimming pools, they do, nonetheless, require a certain amount of maintenance on an ongoing basis.
Make sure to run the spa pump and filter at least eight hours a day, every day. This will circulate the water, helping to keep it clean.
Test spa chemical levels daily, especially before each use. Keep the chlorine level at 3 to 5 ppm, the bromine level at 3 to 6 ppm and the pH between 7.2 and 7.6.
Shock the spa every week. Use about 1 oz. of a commercial spa shock treatment for every 500 gallons of water. Brominating and chlorinating compounds also may be added weekly, in amounts per manufacturer's directions.
Add 2 ozs. of commercial stain and scale remover per every 800 gallons of spa water. This will prevent the spa from developing unsightly stains and buildup.
Squirt a little spa surface cleaner onto a soft cloth. Wipe the cloth along the waterline to cut down on any grease and oil.
Pour in 2 tbsp. of commercial spa enzyme cleaner per every 100 gallons. This product can help to keep the filter clean.
Drain and refill the spa every three months. At this time you can also clean the spa surface using a spa surface cleaner, but be sure to rinse it off thoroughly before refilling the spa.