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Squeaky clean is the way to be

Thus far we’ve covered filters, biocides and water balance, aka the Basics for your spa or hot tub. SpaChem has provided you with the knowledge and tools to properly care for your spa. Today we’re covering another important subject. Spa cleanliness.

Maybe your hot tub is brand new, you only got it this season, or you’re a pro who’s had their spa for years, possibly you’re somewhere in the middle… How’s does your cleaning regime stack up to SpaChem’s?

Above the waterline

Every 1-2 weeks use our Spa Surface Cleaner above the waterline. Specifically formulated to be non-abrasive and compatible with spa or hot tub water chemistry, it offers a fast and effective cleaning process. Keep on top of waterline and above cleaning to make the whole-shell deep clean easier when you empty your spa.

Fresh filters

Clean your filter every 2-6 weeks, depending on bather load. Check out our filter cleaning products, we’ve got one to suit your needs at a great price!

Remember to replace your filter every 6 months. For more information on cleaning your filter read our Filter Cleaning article here!

Useful tip: Keep a second filter on hand so you can swap a clean filter for the dirty one to keep your hot tub ready when you are. If you have a second filter you’ll also effectively double the time between needing replacements.

Spa & Hot tub plumbing

Every 12 weeks you should use a spa and hot tub flush to clean all the internal pipework and fittings, it will also loosen any biofilm present in your pipes. You’ll be using the spa and hot tub flush prior to cleaning your spa shell. SpaChem’s Spa and Hot Tub Flush can be yours for as little as £15.20 per litre, which will treat a 1750 litre hot tub 4 times! And might we add that due to the strength and efficacy of our products this process will take as little as 45 minutes?

What is biofilm, you ask? Watch this space next Tuesday for more information!

Your spa or hot tub shell

Empty and clean your hot tub shell at least once every 12 weeks, do this following your use of a spa and hot tub flush. You can use our Spa Surface Cleaner for a sparkling clean hot tub from top to bottom. Apply with a non-abrasive sponge or cloth following the supplied directions. It’s important to use a suds-free product to keep foam at bay.

Useful tip: To keep detergent and soap residue out of your spa water, shower without soap before soaking in your spa or hot tub.


If you're in super clean mode, you can also do any external maintenance to your spa or hot tub, keeping it looking like new inside AND out. A well maintained unit will give you years of enjoyment.

Tune in next week to learn more about Biofilm, the unseen scourge!


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