While the lifespan of a swim spa can be quite different from person to person, the way you take care of it will ultimately determine how long it lasts. A typical swim spa can last for up to 20 years, and maintaining the cleanliness and good state increases the chances for it to last that long. Here are some ways that you can improve the longevity of your spa.
Protecting Your Swim Spa:
The most important step you can take to prolong the life of your swim spa is to purchase a top-quality cover. It’s essential to ensure you purchase the right cover for your specific spa to protect all of its systems and water from any outside factors. A cover that fits well will maintain appropriate pH levels better than one that doesn’t.
The Cleanliness of Your Spa:
Regularly cleaning† will ensure quality water and will leave each running mechanism of your spa in good working condition. Maintaining a healthy pH balance will keep your jets, pump, and filter systems all functioning properly for years to come. Additionally, how they will function in the future will depend on the way they’re taken care of and maintained in the present. Thus, regular cleaning† and evaluating the pH levels of the water will benefit your swim spa in the long haul.
The Importance of Clean† Water:
You may be wondering about the importance of draining your pool and how often you should be doing so.
Well, first thing’s first. If there are sure signs that your water needs to be changed, then it’s likely a good idea to do so. The first indicator is the results of your test strips. If you’re constantly trying to get your spa to the proper pH level, then it might be time to drain and start over. Also, keep in mind any physical indicators that your water is not in good condition. For example, if your water appears cloudy, discoloured or has a distinctive smell, then it should be changed.
Although it’s beneficial to regularly test your water and add chemicals, there will come a time where you’ll need to drain your water and refill. In fact, it’s actually recommended to change your water about every six months. That being said, this is just a general statement, and if you feel like you need to change it sooner than that, then that’s exactly what you should do.
Although physical indicators are reliable, taking into consideration what the swimmers of your spa are saying is just as telling. If anyone complains of itchy eyes or irritated skin, it’s best to check your chemical levels because it might just be time to drain it.
The amount of power that your swim spa uses regularly will determine the length of its life. In other words, you should avoid running it for long periods without anyone using it. This will not only rack up your bills, but it will also be putting more use on the parts of your spa that you want to work for many, many years to come. Although it’s good to have it running every so often to make sure the water stays fresh, this isn’t something to get in the habit of. With all that said, make sure to take advantage of using your swim spa whenever you can. It is, after all, meant to be enjoyed!
If a part in your swim spa needs repair at any time, we highly recommend having it repaired. Oftentimes, we will leave minor issues until they become so big that we’re doing whatever we can to fix them. Therefore, if you think a part of your swim spa needs an expert to take a look at it, remember that spending a bit of money now might actually save you a lot in the future.
A swim spa can last you 20 years or more, and how you care for and maintain it now can determine just how many years that can be. For information on choosing the best spa for you, download our free buyer’s guide, or visit us at our London swim spa store.