Tips & Timesavers:
Body oils can be bothersome in hot tubs. This is lessened by regular cleanings of the tub, but you can buy a specialty product called a Zorbie which can be placed directly into your hot tub. It floats and it absorbs body oils which results in keeping your tub much cleaner looking.
Here is a question from Angelina;
I can’t get the little particles out of my pool, they just go through the net.
Pool season is once again upon us, which is great except all the work to get the pool going. What would help you a great deal is a clarifier which helps maintain the sparkle by coagulating small particles into larger masses which will enable your filter or skimmer to remove them. You should add clarifier as part of your start up procedure. You should read the directions of the brand you buy however since there are many chemical makers with different concentrations etc.
Watch the filter pressure and back wash as necessary since the particulates will fill the filter (which is what you want in order to have sparkling water).
A pool supply store is a great resource, they usually test your water for free and they test everything from ph to calcium hardness etc. which is essential if you want your pool components to last. Have Fun!
This question was submitted from George S.
“Any suggestions how to clean a hot tub filter?”
I use an enzyme chemical. There are so many manufacturers of pool chemicals the name really could be anything. The enzyme is also used directly in the tub or pool to prevent scum build up by breaking down organic material.
Try these techniques :
When cleaning my filter I pour this enzyme over the filter let it sit for one hour and proceeded to rinse with a hose. The results have always been better than just rinsing with water alone.
In really bad cases place the filter in a large bucket and mix warm water and the enzyme for a more effective pre-soak.
Tools & Techniques:
The proper cleaning of a hot tub begins with proper chemical treatment. Follow your manufacturers instructions, or see a pool or hot tub dealer for advice on treating your hot tubs with the appropriate chemicals. Remember to clean your filter on a regular basis. For example, clean the filter when you are cleaning your hot tub. Manufacturers would recommend filter cleaning more frequently, however it maybe more realistic to do so when cleaning your tub. To properly clean your hot tub you drain it completely so you can use a soft cloth or sponge to thoroughly clean the inside of the hot tub.
Use a manufacturer recommended product or mild detergent (Most tubs are acrylic, do not use anything abrasive). Rinse your tub before refilling to prevent soap suds when turning on your tub. The frequency of cleaning depends on the frequency of use, a general rule of thumb is once every three months.
Tips & Timesavers:
Body oils can be bothersome in hot tubs this is lessened by regular cleaning of the tub. You can buy a specialty product called a â€Zorbieâ€ which can be placed directly into your hot tub, it floats and it absorbs body oils keeping your tub that much cleaner.