One of the big questions people ask about swim spas is how difficult they are to maintain and what’s involved.
So how difficult is it to maintain a swim spa?
It’s a good question, especially if you haven’t had a pool or hot tub before.
Here’s the quick version of the answer…
A swim spa is 100 times easier to maintain than a pool.
You don’t need to worry about algae.
You don’t have to worry about stabilizer and having the sun burn off all your chlorine.
You don’t have to spend hours scooping scum and dead rodents out of it.
You don’t have to clean and add chem three times a week.
And you don’t need to fumble around with big solar blankets
Basically, having a pool is taking on a part-time job.
Maintaining a swim spa is a lot like a hot tub, only you use a bit more chem since it’s a bigger body of water.
You can spend about 15-20 minutes a week maintaining your swim spa.
If you can handle that, then you can have sparkling clean water.
Here’s what’s involved.
Every week you need to
-Rinse out your filter
-Dip a test strip in the water
-Throw some pH adjusters in if you pH is off
-Top up your chlorine
-Maybe wipe down the waterline if it’s got a bit of buildup
And that’s about it!
And when you get a Self-Clean swim spa, it’s even easier.
Now just so it doesn’t seem like I’m overselling it…
There is a learning curve at first. It may take a few weeks to really get the hang of it, but we walk you through all of it and are here to support you as you learn about what works for you.
Everyone’s water is different, so you have to fine tune your routine for your own usage and home’s water.
But once you get that, it’s like clockwork.
So don’t let maintenance hold you back – it’s not as bad as most people think.
If you’d like access to my free info series – Intro to Swim Spas – Everything You Wanted to Know about swim spas, you can find that here: http://www.myurbanlife.ca/intro-to-swim-spas-video-series/