St. Charles, Missouri
2620 Muegge Road
St. Charles, MO 63303
636-940-1118

4 Tips to Care for Your Spa This Fall October 12, 2017

St. Charles, St. Charles
4 Tips to Care for Your Spa This Fall, St. Charles, Missouri

As the weather turns chilly, your hot tub is a fun place to keep warm and enjoy the changing seasons. However, to get the most out of your spa, you need to give it the proper seasonal care. Fall is the perfect time to change your water, clean your filters, and give it some general maintenance.

Change the Filter

Your hot tub's filter is designed to remove impurities from the water. An old or dirty filter won’t be effective, leading to unsanitary water. Change or clean your filter at the start of each season to ensure your water is contaminant-free and you can use it safely year-round.

Replace the Water

If the water in your hot tub is cloudy or foamy, it's time to change it. This is a sign that contaminants like skin products and soap have built up in the water, which affects the efficiency of the heating element. Fall is a good season to change out the water. If you do so, you should also treat the tub with a line flush product, which will clear bacterial biofilm out of the pipes. Then drain the water, wipe down the sides of the spa, and fill it up again—with filtered water, if possible.

Sanitize & Balance

SpaOnce your hot tub is full, test the pH levels of the water and bring it to between 7.4 and 7.6. You should also shock the water to make sure there is as little bacteria and algae in your spa as possible.

Guard Against Leaves

Whenever your spa isn't in use, keep it covered to prevent the falling leaves from entering the water. However, these covers can wear out over time and become heavy with damp and mildew. If yours needs replacing, fall is a good time to get a new one—before the leaves start to drop.

 

Your hot tub is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the changing leaves this fall. Make sure it's ready for use by cleaning and replacing the water, filters, and cover. Whether you need pool supplies, accessories, or a new spa, Watson's is the place to go for all your indoor and outdoor home entertainment solutions. We offer an unbeatable selection of hot tubs, furniture, game tables, and other entertainment items to improve your home. For questions, call (513) 326-1100 or get in touch online.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Watson's of St. Louis
How to Maximize a Small Space for Home Entertainment, St. Charles, Missouri
If you want to host get-togethers, but your space isn’t very large, it can be easy to worry about how everyone will fit. But with the right selection of home entertainment and furnit...read more
Home Entertainment Holiday Deals, St. Charles, Missouri
The holiday season is officially here, which means you’ll likely be hosting many get-togethers with friends and family. If you want to transform your abode in preparation for the up...read more
Home Entertainment & Other Gift Ideas for Your Kids This Christmas, St. Charles, Missouri
As Christmas approaches, many kids across the country are already drafting their letters to Santa. And, as they do so, parents wonder what home entertainment gifts would be ideal for...read more
How to Decorate Your Dining & Living Room Furniture for the Holidays, St. Charles, Missouri
The holidays are just around the corner. If you plan to host family and friends, you may be wondering just how to decorate your dining and living room furniture to add a festive touc...read more
3 Living Room Furniture Items That Will Maximize Space in Your Home, St. Charles, Missouri
Some homeowners without much space tend to agonize over the difficulties of arranging their houses in the ways they like, with the furniture they like, without creating clutter....read more