NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO CHANGE THE WATER IN YOUR HOT TUB

Generally, you want to completely drain and refill your hot tub every 60 to 90 days, depending on how often you use your hot tub. However, the look and smell of your hot tub water may indicate changing it sooner.  If you do not change your hot tub water at this interval, your chemicals will not perform properly, your alkalinity will run high, and in general its not an overly healthy body of water to sit in.  It is also a good idea to change the hot tub water after a large group has used the hot tub.   A rule of thumb is water is less expensive and less corrosive than chemicals so if your water is off it is always better to start with a fresh hot tub of water. Using high amounts of chemicals can be hard on your hot tub equipment and hot tub cover. Follow these simple instructions to return your hot tub to sparkling form.

1.  Follow the specific instructions in your hot tub owners manual.  Not all tubs are the same.  If you don’t have the owners manual, search online by the manufacturer and model number.

2.  Turn off the power to the tub at the main circuit breaker.  You don’t want your hot tub to run without water in it.

3.  Locate the drain plug.  The plug is at the bottom of the tub.  Connect a garden hose to it and drain the tub.  You can also siphen out the water using a garden hose.  A submersible pump will drain the tub much faster.

4.  Remove and clean the filter using a filter cleaner and tooth brush.  If you have cleaned the filter with chemicals 2 or 3 times, it is probably time to invest in a new filter. Spas of Parker has a large inventory of filters.  It is a good idea to buy a spare and alternate filters with quarterly water changes.

5.  Clean the inside of the hot tub using a tub specific non foaming cleaner.  We stock a variety of hot tub cleaners.  You also will need a non-abrasive cloth or soft brush to apply the cleaner. Make sure to thoroughly clean the inside of the filter housing.  Don’t forget to clean the hot tub cover

6.  Rinse out the hot tub thoroughly to remove any cleaner residue

7.  Close the bottom drain valve and fill the tub with fresh water.  Turn the power back on and run the tub at full power for 5 minutes to clear any air from the plumbing pipes

8.  Use a water test strip and adjust the various chemical levels of the water.

 

At Spas of Parker, we stock a full line of the best chemicals and filters for your hot tub. We have may years of experience and can answer any maintenance questions you have.

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AVOID A WINTER CATASTROPHY!

The cold weather we are experiencing can result in costing you $1000’s in repairs if your hot tub freezes.  Check your hot tub and make sure your tub is running during this extreme cold snap.  It is a good idea to add 3 tablespoons of chlorine or bromine once a week to your tub to keep your water fresh.  Also make sure your filter is working properly and replace it if it is over 12 months old.  During the month of February we are offering 10% off all chemicals and filters to keep your tub running efficiently.  Also, check your tub cover to make sure it is retaining heat and isn’t cracked or worn.  February is great time to replace that worn out hot tub cover as we are offering hot tub covers at only $339, a saving of $50!

Last but not least, during the month of February we are offering bags of pellets at $15.95 per bag, a savings of $4.00 per bag. 

Now is the time to stock up for your Spring BBQ’s!  Stop by the store today!

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Proper Care and Maintenance of Your Hot Tub

A hot tub is one of the modern conveniences that a homeowner must have at home. It is a great way to relax as well as gain the many therapeutic reliefs of water therapy. If you plan on installing a new hot tub or have just recently installed your new unit at home then you need to know about the proper care of hot tubs as well as the use and maintenance of hot tub filters that can help prolong the life of your tub.

If you live in Parker, CO, you are rest assured of the most efficient company that knows all about hot tubs and spas, the most in demand Spas of Parker units as well as the most popular hot tub in the Denver area, Artesian Spas. Spas of Parker is your best dealer when it comes to every kind of hot tub or spa especially Artesian Spas in Colorado. Spas of Parker knows that every Artesian Spas model is a work of art and needs expert care and maintenance. As a new spa owner or future hot tub or spa user you need to remember the following important points:

  • Water used in hot tubs and spas like Artesian Spas need to be treated with chemicals to keep it sanitary and maintain an ideal water pH level to reduce harming the spas intricate components. Regular tap water causes residue build-up that can be very difficult to remove or maintain; chemically treating your spa water will ensure that residues will never become a problem. Chemicals used in cleaning and maintaining the pH balance of water in spas can be dangerous if not used according to manufacturer’s instructions so be sure to follow basic guidelines in their use.
  • Your spa water needs to have the ideal water pH to ensure that the spa jet system will not suffer from corrosion and damage. You need to test the water pH regularly; the reading should be between 7.2 to 7.8. Spas of Parker has all the maintenance solutions like pH testing kits, pH increaser and pH reducers that you may need in maintaining you hot tubs or spas.
  • The spa filters need to be changed according to manufacturer’s instructions. Artesian Spas disposable filters are ideally changed every four months. It’s important to contact your dealer for genuine spas and hot tub filters to ensure that your spa will be in perfect working condition.
  • Your spa needs to be completely drained, cleaned, waxed and refilled with clean and filtered water every six months. If you use the spa more often then you need to change water more frequently.
  • Other than chemicals for cleaning and maintaining water pH you may have to use products that maintains the level of chlorine in the water, products that remove other organic contaminants in the water and other water filtration system brands. Spas of Parker will assist you in making the right decision in taking care of your spa and keeping it maintained for years to come.

At Spas of Parker we offer maintenance products that will maintain your valuable investment.  Stop by today to learn more about the proper care and maintenance of your hot tub.