9 Maintenance Tips to Take Better Care of Your Swim Spa

22nd March 2023

A swim spa is a fantastic way to stay in shape by allowing you to go for a swim in your garden whenever you want to. Even if you don’t have much space, you can swim as far as you want every day without having to make a trip to the local pool.

But to enjoy the best experience, you need to follow some important maintenance tips. These will help you to look after your swim spa and keep it in the best condition possible so you can get even more out of it over the years.

Let’s take a closer look at these key maintenance tips for swim spas.

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Swim Spa Maintenance Tips

As you can see, Hydropool swim spas are incredibly easy to maintain. But whether you have a Hydropool swim spa or a different model, there are several maintenance tips to keep in mind.

1. Change the Water Regularly

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Depending on the model and manufacturer you choose for your swim spa, you’ll need to change the water in the swim spa regularly to keep it clean.

As always, ask your manufacturer for full instructions. Some require more frequent changing than others. For example, with their self-cleaning technology, Hydropool swim spas require less frequent water changes.

2. Ensure the Correct Water Level

You should regularly check the water level in your swim spa to ensure you know what the correct level should be. Then, make sure you maintain that level for optimum performance. Again, this will differ depending on your model.

3. Keep the Cover On

One of the simplest ways to protect your swim spa and keep it in good condition is to cover it when you are not using it. This keeps debris out, helping to keep the water clean.

It also helps it to run more efficiently by maintaining the correct temperature, which helps to keep things in good working condition.

4. Maintain the Correct Temperature

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Keeping the water at the right temperature is important because swim spas are more efficient when they are at the correct temperature. We’ve already mentioned how the cover can help, and a well-insulated tub is also important.

But it’s also a good idea to avoid turning the temperature up and down too frequently. Rather than letting the water go cool and then heating it up suddenly, it’s better to maintain the correct temperature and keep it constant. 

Otherwise, the heater ends up working harder than it needs to.

5. Clean the Filters Regularly

Good swim spa maintenance involves making sure you clean the filters frequently. Again, how frequently depends on the swim spa model you have.

If your filters are clean, they will do a better job of keeping the water clean and reducing strain on the components.

You may need to clean them once a month or so, but this may be less frequent depending on your model.

6. Test the Water

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You should regularly test the water to check its quality. You can use test strips to do this. Just dip one into the water and instantly find out how it’s looking.

The chlorine levels should be between 2 and 4 ppm, and the pH level should be between 7.4 and 7.6. Again, check with your manufacturer for full details for your swim spa.

7. Treat the Water with Chemicals

Swim spa chemical maintenance is also very important. Your manufacturer will provide full information on which chemicals you should be using and in which quantities, and this is where much of the overall swim spa maintenance cost comes in.

This may include using chlorinating granules for sanitation, although bromine is another option.

You will also need to use a pH reducer to lower pH and a pH increaser to increase it. Also, you might use an oxidiser, also called shock, to remove impurities.

8. Use Your Swim Spa Correctly

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Proper maintenance also involves using your swim spa correctly. You will want to enjoy swimming in it regularly, but do so in a way that does not cause it any damage.

For example, avoid getting into your swim spa while you have oils or lotions on your skin because these can affect the water. 

Instead, it’s a good idea to rinse yourself quickly under the shower before getting into the water. You should also make sure your swimsuit is clean.

9. Get Your Swim Spa Checked by a Professional

Finally, it doesn’t hurt to get your swim spa looked over once in a while by a professional. They can ensure everything is in good working order and recommend any changes you need to make.

They can also advise you on any issues and can spot problems before they get worse, giving you peace of mind.

Why Hydropool Swim Spas Are Different


Lastly, a quick word about Hydropool swim spas. Our swim spas are different because they are far easier to maintain than many other brands for several reasons.

For a start, they’re self-cleaning. This means they more or less look after themselves, taking care of most of the swim spa’s general cleaning process. That doesn’t mean there is no work involved on your part, but they will do a lot of the hard work for you.

Self-cleaning swim spas are capable of filtering all the water very quickly. This helps to keep the water incredibly clean with a high level of purity, all without you having to worry about a thing.

In addition, dirt and debris on the surface are collected so they can be removed easily. The floor vacuum also sucks up other debris, helping to keep your swim spa even cleaner.

These features keep our spas incredibly clean, so you can spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying your spa.

In addition, the optional HydroClear Pure Water System uses UVC light and ozone to purify the water even further, reducing the need to use as many chemicals. It’s easy to use, hands-free and makes maintenance even easier.

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Look After Your Swim Spa With Our Maintenance Tips

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Swim spas are great fun, and they are a fantastic option if you want to swim and keep fit and healthy at home. But you need to look after them to keep them in top condition.

Fortunately, they don’t need a huge amount of maintenance. Once you get the hang of testing the water and applying the correct chemicals, it becomes second nature.

Keep these swim spa maintenance tips in mind, but always ask your manufacturer for advice. 

If you order a Hydropool swim spa from us, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know to keep it in perfect condition so it lasts you many years. 

You can book an appointment at our showroom to see our range of swim spas in person.