Spa Care

Have you ever heard the expression “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? That is definitely true when it comes to maintaining you spa. Spending a little bit of time maintaining your spa will give you more enjoyment from crystal clear water and create a perfect environment for spending time with family and friends.

The same key principles for pools also apply for spas:


1. Chemistry: Maintaining proper sanitizer, pH, and Total Alkalinity levels will help ensure your water will be nice and clear. Use test strips or bring us a water sample to find out your levels. Some newer spas will add the use of Ultra Violet light to assist in the sanitizing process.

 Brominating Tablets

 Brominating Concentrate

 Chlorinating Concentrate

 Soft Soak®

 pH

 7.2 – 7.6

 7.2 – 7.6

 7.2 – 7.6

 7.2 – 7.6

 Total Alkalinity

 125 – 150 ppm

 125 – 150 ppm

 125 – 150 ppm

 80 – 120 ppm

 Hardness

 100 – 200 ppm

 100 – 200 ppm

 100 – 200 ppm

 200 – 300 ppm

 Chlorine

 n/a

 n/a

 3 – 5 ppm

 n/a

 Bromine

 2 – 4 ppm

 3 – 6 ppm

 n/a

 n/a

 Biguanide

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

 30 – 50 ppm

 Peroxide

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

 5 – 12 ppm

2. Filtration: All spas have some sort of filtration system. When a filter gets dirty or clogged all that debris is still in your spa. It’s a good idea to regularly rinse of your filter to get rid of the loose stuff. Use SpaGuard Filter Cleaner every 4-6 weeks to remove oils and other hard to get contaminates from the filter. Some newer spas have disposable filters that require less maintenance. Those you just throw away and put in a fresh one.  It’s also a good idea to make sure your spa is circulating adequately to keep the water filtered.

3. Maintenance: Contaminants such as dirt and oil can accumulate at the waterline. This makes it harder for the filtration system to clean. It’s a good idea to regularly wipe down this surface with SpaGuard Cleaning Mitts or a low-sudsing cleaner such as Off The Wall Surface Cleaner.

Drain and refill you spa on a regular basis. Over time, water can absorb minerals, chemicals, and other soluble material. This can make the water look dull, become foamy, or develop an odor.

This simple formula can help:

Spa gallons ÷ Daily bathers ÷ 3 = Days between draining

Example: 300 gallons ÷ 2 daily bathers ÷ 3 = 50 days

Note: a bather is one person in the spa for 15-30 minutes


Clear Ray System

Sundance Spas is so committed to reducing spa maintenance that they include an Ultra Violet Light sanitizing system on all their spas. Ultra violet light reduces the amount of sanitizer required to maintain crystal clear water to get the most enjoyment out of your Sundance Spa as possible.