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Tips for Keeping Your Hot Tub or Pool Clean

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If you’ve recently installed a new pool or hot tub, you’re probably pretty excited about the benefits to your lifestyle, health and maybe secretly you social status with the neighbors. Pools and hot tubs are a great excuse to have friends and family¬†over to socialize, but before you throw your first big pool bash, it’s important to ensure that your pool and hot tub are nice and clean.


Check The Water

Purchase a good chemical testing kit and test the water in your pool and hot tub at least twice a week. The pH of your water should remain in the recommended range for your pool type and area, and chlorine levels should be maintained at recommended levels to ensure sanitation. In between testings, always visually inspect the water in your hot tub at least once every few days.


Add Chemicals if Needed

After you check the water, you can add the chemicals that you need. First you must maintain the pH and then the chlorine, as the chlorine can’t work properly without the pH being in balance.


Keep it Clean

It’s important to physically clean your pool and hot tub regularly. Skim the surface daily to remove any debris, fallen leaves, or dead insects. At least once a week, use the scrub brush to clean the steps and walls. You should also check the skimmer and pump baskets for clogs. When it comes to spas and hot tubs, you will want to change the water every 3-6 months or whenever it begins to look cloudy.


Enhance Your Water

There are a number of different pool and hot tub chemical enhancers that can be used to make your water look even better. Although this step is certainly optional, pool-water enhancers can be very valuable in preventing scum stains, fixing cloudy water, and removing any potential odors.


Clean Your Filters

If your pool or hot tub comes with accessible filters and not automatic sand filters, it is important to clean your filters at least once a month. Always check for rips and tears, as these can affect the filter’s efficiency. Replace the filter or cartridges any time you see that the pressure is still remaining high even after it has been cleaned.


This may sound like a lot of work, but it’s really quite easy. Once you do it a time or two it becomes second nature and actually quite easy, especially when you consider all of the benefits of having a backyard paradise to enjoy. The most important part of owning a pool or hot tub is jumping in and having fun with your friends and family, so what are you waiting for? Your pool is calling your name.


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  • Denise Castonguay | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Can we add a Salt Chlorinator AquaPure Salt Systems to our Bullfrog Spa?

    • Jake Ricks | Mar 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      It’s my understanding that most of these systems are built for use in pools. If there is one built specifically for use on portable spas you would definitely want to consult with your local dealer on the potential maintenance ramifications and warranty implications of this. You can see more information on the Bullfrog Spas warranties for specific models and series here:

  • WITT BARLOW | May 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    How do I determine the gallon volume of my spa (Model A8D?

  • Jon Knudsen | Jul 27, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I just purchased a Bullfrog spa anfter having Hotsprings and SUndance spas in the past. I like the spa but am getting a scum line yet there has been no use. What do I need ot do to eliminate the presence of the scum line (besides scrubbing it)? THanks, Jon

    • Bullfrog Spas | Aug 8, 2018 at 9:40 am

      This is likely occurring either because your filtration is not set up to run long enough or your spa water needs to be shocked to oxidize out everything. It’s best to, yes, scrub anything necessary first and then make sure the filter is completely clean, the filtration cycles are set to run long enough, and that you’re maintaining a regular spa shock program. You can also contact your local dealership for information specific to your local water type.

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