Ah, the joy of soaking in a hot tub after a long and challenging day — pure bliss!
But wait, what’s that lurking beneath the bubbles? Could it be that abominable bliss-killer, hard water? Fear not, dear hot tub enthusiast! We, the knowledgeable folks at Goodall Pools & Spas, have the perfect solution to tackle this mineral mayhem.
Let Goodall Pools & Spas take you on a whirlwind journey through the realms of hard water management.
Testing the Waters: A Journey of Discovery
First things first, let’s test those waters! Grab a water testing kit designed for hot tubs and discover the truth about your water’s mineral content. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be well-prepared to conquer the hard water conundrum.
Balancing Act: pH Level Perfection
Picture this: You’re floating in your hot tub, feeling on top of the world. But, alas, your pH levels are all out of whack, threatening to ruin the harmonious balance.
It’s time to bring out the pH-increasers and decreasers and restore equilibrium in your aquatic oasis. Aim for a pH level between 7.2 and 7.8, and your hot tub will thank you with water as clear as a cloudless sky.
Softening the Blow: Embracing the Water Softener
We’re not here to sugarcoat the truth, my friends — hard water can be a real buzzkill.
Introduce a water softener designed for hot tubs into the mix, and watch those mineral-induced headaches disappear. Follow the instructions on the label, and your hot tub will become a haven of softness and serenity.
Keep in mind that most hot tub water softeners attach to a garden hose and are not the same as the household water softeners you may be more familiar with.
Many hot tub manufacturers advise hot tub owners to bypass household water softeners when filling their spas because the salt used in the household softener can cause issues with spa equipment over time.
Stain and Scale Control: Your Shield of Defense
Mineral deposits can transform your hot tub into a scale-covered battleground. But BioGuard® Stain and Scale Control is here to save the day!
This mighty elixir helps prevent scale buildup and keeps your water crystal-clear. With BioGuard by your side, you’ll have a hot tub that’s as radiant as a supernova.
A Soaking Sanctuary: Regular Cleaning and Maintenance
Maintaining your hot tub is like nurturing a delicate flower — it requires love, care, and, of course, water. Equip yourself with a non-abrasive cleaner and give your tub a gentle scrub down.
Don’t forget to pay special attention to those hard-to-reach areas like jets and filters. Regularly cleaning and replacing the filters will ensure optimal water circulation and keep your hot tub happy as a clam.
The Power of Refreshment: Drain and Refill
Think of it as a rebirth for your hot tub — a chance to start anew. Periodically draining and refilling your tub is a game-changer in the battle against hard water.
Diluting the mineral content and refreshing the water, gives your hot tub a fresh lease on life. Refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines to determine how often you should perform this rejuvenating ritual.
Making Waves: Seeking Professional Help
Sometimes, even the savviest of hot tub enthusiasts need a helping hand. If hard water is causing persistent headaches, don’t hesitate to consult a professional hot tub technician.
Seasoned experts like the folks at Goodall Pools & Spas will provide tailored advice and recommend suitable solutions to conquer your hard water woes. Remember, my friends, you’re never alone in this aquatic adventure.
With a little know-how and the right products by your side, you can expertly manage hard water in your hot tub and transform it into a haven of aquatic bliss.
And who better to guide you through this mineral maze than Goodall Pools & Spas, your trusted partner in all things aquatic. We have been in the hot tub business for more than six decades and are trusted by our growing customer family. So, stop by one of our conveniently located stores or reach out to us online.