Hot Tub Life Articles
The Spa Guy Answers
Questions - Part 3
If you have a Hot Tub Spa question that you
would like answered in an upcoming column, write to the Spa Guy c/o
672 Los Feliz Street;
Las Vegas, NV 89110.
Dear Spa Guy,
I love your column in Hot Tub Life, but your answers
are always written in italics and are sometimes hard to read. Can you do anything about
R.J., Toledo, Ohio
Yes. I mean, yes.
Dear Spa Guy,
I just bought a new Coleman Spa and I am completely
confused about all the chemicals and cleaning products. The guy I bought the spa from is
absolutely no help. What do I need for my spa ? Do I need everything that you show on your
Web Site and Newsletter ? I hope not. That would cost a lot ! Please cut through the
clutter for me.
J.P., Baldwin, New York
First of all, notice that this is not in italics
(for old R.J.). Hope this is better !
So you got yourself a hot tub spa. You love the way
it looks. You feel so relaxed lounging in the comfortable seats. Your bones and muscles
feel so good when the warm water massages every inch of your tired body. So what next ?
What kind of chemicals do you need to keep your water clear and fresh. What should you add
to the spa water each week ? How do you keep it clean ? How do you care for the cover ? On
no ! Another headache ?
Well, it doesn't have to be. Caring for your spa
does not have to be a problem, as long as you follow some simple instructions and if you
have the right chemicals and accessories at hand.
First of all, you should read a little bit. We
suggest reading our E-Z SPA CHEMICAL INSTRUCTIONS. You should refer to this whenever you
have to add chemicals to your spa or drain and refill it. This should be your
"Bible". Also you should check out some of the past Hot Tub Life Articles either
on our Web Site or on our Catalog Disc. There you will find many helpful tips about caring
for your spa.
Next, you will have to get all the right chemicals,
cleaning products and accessories that are necessary to keep your hot tub spa in tip top
shape. Yes, it does cost some money to get yourself set up right, but the good thing about
spa chemicals is that you don't need large quantities to do the job right. A small bottle
will last a long time because you are only treating a relatively small amount of water
(compared to a swimming pool).
Below, we will give you some lists of things that
you should have on hand for the proper care and maintenance of your spa. Then, we will
suggest some of the optional fun stuff that you can also get. Remember, if you get
confused, or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at
1-702-437-4343 for some free advice. We are here to help
you and to make your experience with your hot tub spa as easy and pleasurable as possible.
Spa Chemicals (Minimum Requirements)
Bromine Tablets, pH Plus, Alkalinity Plus or Perfect pH,
Demineralizer / Metal Out, Spa Shock, Water Clarifier or Scumdigester Enzyme
Spa Chemicals (Also Recommended)
Velvet Touch Water Softener, Defoamer, pH Minus
Spa Accessories (Minimum Requirements)
Test Kit or Test Strips, Bromine Floater
Spa Accessories (Also Recommended)
Spa Draining Pump, Rubber Ducky, Thermometer, Thermal Blanket, Spa Scents
Spa Cleaning / Maintenance Items (Minimum Requirements)
Scumballs or Scumbugs, Spray Away Cleaner, Filter Cleaner
Spa Cleaning / Maintenance Items (Also Recommended)
Spa Vacuum, Filter Cleaner Canister, Kover Care, Spa Brite Wax
Fun Stuff (And Optional Items)
Spa Pillows, Spa Safe Lock Kit, Floating Spa Radio, Floating Bar,
Spa Side Tray, Ozonator, Waterproof Playing Cards
Hope this helps you out !