Things to Do When Using Your Swim Spa

At one time, owning any type of spa or pool meant that there was lots of extra work to keep it in pristine condition. This has all changed, and modern units like Swim Spas only have a few key maintenance steps. However, there are a few mistakes to avoid that ensure you are not making more work for yourself when it comes to Swim Spa maintenance.

Spa Cover

If you opted out of getting a cover with your Swim Spa because you didn’t feel it was necessary at the time, you may want to reverse that decision. No matter how clean the surrounding area is, the wind can still carry dirt and leaves from your neighbour’s lawn into the water. This means that you are going to have to skim the water with your net each time you use it. It can also set the scene for potential problems, such as debris in the water, that can plug up filters and cause flow problems. The simple solution is a cover that is easy to put on and take off. This will also help to keep the temperature of the water warm on cooler days.

Bathing Caps

People with shorter hair don’t have to be as worried about this, but for long-haired individuals it is a good idea to wear a swim cap. Over time long hair starts to clog up the inlet filters and plumbing, just like what happens with your bath tub drain. Obviously, this doesn’t have to be a concrete rule, as it won’t be an issue if only done on occasion. But if the spa is used on a regular basis by individuals with long hair, it helps to implement the bathing cap rule.

Proper Swim Spa Products

One mistake that must be avoided is using normal household products to clean and care for your Swim Spa. It’s easy to find “easy DIY techniques” on the internet, but you must take into account that not all information on the internet is accurate, and your Swim Spa may be totally different from the one being discussed. It is much safer and cheaper in the long run to stay with the products that have been specifically designed for Swim Spas. Home products contain different chemicals that could damage the components of your Swim Spa. Plus, mixing household chemicals with proper Swim Spa products could cause dangerous chemical reactions.


Your Swim Spa is not a bath tub, so you don’t drain it after every use. The natural skin oils, suntan oils, and body creams can cause your water to become cloudy or oily, or worse can damage your Swim Spa’s internals. A quick shower eliminates this potential problem.

These are just a few simple things to avoid along with the suggestions for correcting them to help you make the most of a fully functional and optimized Swim Spa. Over time, you’ll find that following these simple steps will make maintenance a breeze!