The summer season is over, and the children are back to school. However, we still have the Texsn sun to enjoy and continue using our pools. Nonetheless, there are times when we prefer to unwind in a spa. It is uncommon to close the pool, but the weather can get chilly as fall and winter approach in Texas. We will provide you with a detailed guide on cleaning, maintaining, and preparing your standalone spa for optimal enjoyment. So, let’s dive in!
Clean the Filter
Maintaining good water flow and clarity in your spa is crucial. Checking and cleaning the filter regularly can do the trick. Start by removing the filter and inspecting it for any debris or buildup. Use a cartridge cleaning product to degrease and remove any stubborn particles. You’ll be amazed at the difference a quick filter clean can make in the overall performance of your spa. If you need help deciding which filter cleaner to use, consult a professional or refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s specific start-up procedures to ensure the proper functioning of the spa. These procedures typically include testing the water, adjusting chemical levels, and balancing the pH.
Water Sample Testing
To determine the current state of your spa water, bring a water sample to a professional for testing. It will provide valuable insights into the chemical composition and allow you to address any imbalances or issues. An autumn shock treatment can also help remove any lingering odors and enhance water clarity.
Run the Jets
Running all the jets in your spa is crucial for maintaining clean water and efficient filtration. By activating the jets, you increase water flow, which helps filter out dirt, dust, and debris that may have accumulated. The duration of jet operation depends on several factors, such as filter size and water volume. Aim for at least 4 hours of daily jet operation as a starting point to ensure optimal filtration.
Set the Temperature
Setting the temperature of your spa is a vital step in preparing it for autumn. We recommend setting the temperature to 100° Fahrenheit for a comfortable and safe bathing experience. It is a good practice to start at 95° Fahrenheit and adjust it slightly based on personal preference.
Use Your Spa!
After all the effort you’ve put into preparing your spa for autumn, it’s time to enjoy it! Take the opportunity to relax, unwind, and soak in the warm, inviting waters. Remember to follow proper spa usage guidelines and limit your bathing time to 15 minutes at the recommended temperature. If you prefer professional assistance, consider booking an autumn service to ensure your spa remains in top condition throughout the season.
Remember, proper maintenance and regular care are key to the longevity and enjoyment of your spa. Take the time to prepare it properly and embrace the cozy comfort of autumn in your backyard oasis. Happy spa season from Platinum Pools!