Purging, Draining & Refilling your spa or hot tub is a very important factor in caring
for your spa, the spa's components & more importantly, the people using the spa.
Watch the Video Here.
EVEN IF YOUR SPA IS BRAND NEW, FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
Many spa & hot tub water problems start from a lack of proper
maintenance; especially drain & refilling. But it's just a little more than
that. We are answering a LOT of questions dealing with
slime, spa mold (WWM) &
Keep in mind that these problems are preventable. Also
keep in mind that normal maintenance including shocking & water balance will
have almost no effect. The fact is shocking with tons of chlorine, bromine or
hydrogen peroxide WILL NOT do a good job killing it, never mind removing it.
WWM grows & thrives on an underlying "bed" of bio-film. And even bio-film is
VERY chlorine/bromine resistant. The only way to deal with the WWM is to use a
product such as
Spa Purge or Swirl Away or AquaFinesse Spa Clean Tablet or Spa System Flush or
SpaBoss Whirlpool Rinse to attack & remove the biofilm. Here's some
further information regarding
bio-films & white
Follow these 3 Steps whenever you Drain & Refill your spa:
1. Add the Spa Purge, Swirl Away, AquaFinesse Spa Clean
Tablets or Whirlpool Rinse to the spa. Allow to run overnight, about 12 hours or
so. These products will aid in removing the existing bio film. Don't be
surprised if the water gets NASTY looking.
2. Drain & physically clean all fittings, pillows, skimmer & filter areas, etc.
3. Refill the spa.
a bad or serious case of WWM, it may be a good idea to repeat the procedure.
That way you can start off clean.
re-grow, so whenever you drain & refill the spa, you'll need to purge the
plumbing lines where all of that stuff grows.
By the way, the picture to the left is a brand
new spa (from a friend in Minnesota). Never used, but sat in inventory
for about 6 months! Even new spas should be filled, purged, cleaned,
drained & refilled before initial use. These simple steps will provide
you the best hot water experience you can have.
There is no real way to prevent bio-film growth, unless you are supplementing
the spa care with
SpaNaturally. Both products have good field &
clinical proof of preventing & removing bio-films.
Chlorine, bromine will both be absorbed by the bio-films.
Ionizers like Spa Frog or Nature 2 have no effect. Biguanides like Baqua Spa or
Soft Soak will only "adhere" to the bio-film.
There is no easy fix and you've got to be aggressive against it.
Here's information on
how often to
purge, drain & refill your spa.