Spending time in your inflatable spa is a great way of relaxing, but a problem arises when it's time to clean it. Most people feel that cleaning their spa is a tedious chore, but on the contrary, it is quite an easy task.
Part of the most compelling features of the inflatable spa is that they are portable, easy to use, and of course, easy to clean.
In this article, I will reveal how to clean your inflatable spa in 6 super-easy steps.
TURN OFF THE POWER OF THE PUMP
To continue enjoying your inflatable spa, you must clean it regularly. But before you commence cleaning your spa, you must turn off the power of the circulation pump. It should be the first step to stop the inflow of water into the inflatable spa.
REMOVE ANY LARGE CHUNK OF DIRT OR DEBRIS
Next, you have to remove any large piece of dirt, such as leaves, grass, or stones that may have gotten into your spa. This is necessary to avoid blockage of the drainage valve when emptying the spa.
You can use a spa net or your bare hands for this purpose.You can use a spa vacuum for a more effective result, but it's not compulsory if you don't have one.
DETACH AND CLEAN THE FILTER PUMP
After you are done removing large debris from your spa, disconnect the filter pump. Each model should have a stopper plug; once you disconnect the filter pump, insert your stopper plug. Then disconnect the hoses from the filter pump and clean the filter pump thoroughly under running water.
Endeavour to clean your filter weekly; in fact, it is advisable to have more than one filter. Cleaning your filter is necessary because it attracts particles or debris, blocking it when they accumulate.
DRAIN THE SPA
Once you're done cleaning the filter, the next step is to drain the spa. It is always preferable not to drain the water at the same spot the spa is sitting as this will mess up the surrounding. Your inflatable spa should come with a hose adaptor, but in the absence of this, you can always purchase one from a store.
Next, screw the garden hose adaptor unto the drain valve located at the bottom of the spa- then attach the garden hose to the adaptor, then let the water flow through the hose to a suitable drainage location.
Remember that the water in your spa sometimes contains chemicals from relaxing oils, soaps, etc., so you shouldn't drain the water out on the grass or flowers to avoid damaging them.
CLEAN THE SURFACE OF THE INFLATABLE SPA
Cleaning the surface of your inflatable spa is a very easy task. Once you're done draining the water, all you need to do is spray warm water -using a spray bottle- on the surface and wipe with a soft cloth. It would help remove about 99% of the visible stains.
If the stains prove to be too stubborn and not wiping off at first try, you can add a little quantity of detergent or liquid soap to warm water and wipe the surface of your spa with a soft cloth. Since you used a cleaning agent, you would have to rinse your spa with water.
You must never use a scrubbing brush on your inflatable spa, no matter how soft the bristle is. It is why regular cleaning of your spa is recommended to help prevent stubborn stains.
CLEAN ANY HOT TUB ACCESSORIES AND LID
After cleaning your spa, it is pertinent to clean any other accessory that accompanies your spa, such as the hot tub lid, cushions, inflatable foot mats, headrests, etc. All you do is set the accessories on the ground and clean them using a soft cloth with soap and water. If you notice any trace of oils -either hair, body oil, or both- you can use a spa cleaner. Once you're done cleaning them, rinse them under running water or with a hose. Also, some cleaning products can help keep your spa lid clean and protect it from sunlight damage. Just walk into any swimming pool store and ask for such sprays.
Once you are done cleaning your spa, you can now fill it up with sanitized water.
Cleaning your spa regularly will keep it pristine, but if you cannot maintain that hygiene level, your spa may need more maintenance than necessary. Lucky for you, I have prepared a few tips on how to maintain your spa and keep it clean always.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR INFLATABLE SPA
SHOWER BEFORE GETTING INTO THE SPA
Showering before getting into the spa will help remove traces of body oils, perfumes, deodorants, and aftershave, which can leave stains on the surface of your spa.
- ALWAYS KEEP THE LID ON
It is always best to keep on your inflatable spa's lid when it is not in use. To prevent the entry of debris such as leaves, grass, or dust from contaminating the water.
CHILDREN SHOULD RELIEVE THEMSELVES BEFORE GETTING INTO THE SPA
It may sound superfluous, but you can never be too careful when it comes to the little ones; you don't want anything ruining your nice time. You should also ensure that they use the bathroom at intervals if they are in the spa for a long time.
CHANGE THE SPA WATER REGULARLY
If the spa water is left for too long, algae and bacteria will begin to grow on it, and it may begin to smell. Changing the spa water at least once a month, depending on how many people regularly use the spa is advisable.
CHECK THE PH LEVEL OF YOUR SPA WATER
You should use a water testing kit to check the pH level of your spa water. Ideally, the spa water's pH range is 7.2-7.8; anything less or more will have harmful effects on the spa users or the spa.
ADD A SANITIZER TO YOUR SPA WATER
Sanitizers will help inhibit the growth of bacteria or algae in the water. Chlorine and Bromine are the most commonly used sanitizers, although Chlorine is more preferred because it is easy to source, and it is more economical than Bromine.
The sole purpose of buying an inflatable spa is for relaxation and gratification, so there is a need to properly maintain it if you want it to serve you well for a long time. Follow these super-easy steps, and I guarantee that you would always have a wonderful experience in your inflatable spa.