In our persevering with effort to assist Softub/softspa homeowners care for his or her spas, we, once more, discover ourselves citing ‘preventive upkeep’. We now have needed to throw away far too many buyer’s pumps and liners when the harm may have been prevented.
Use solely the Necessities Softcare/Easycare merchandise formulated particularly for Softub in 1990. Maintain the bromine/chlorine studying in your take a look at strips approx. 2 ppm with ph 7.6-7.eight ppm and alkalinity 120-150 ppm by including Softrise weekly. It will preserve the damaging ACID down. Use Gon/Relieve to get rid of iron and Spa Good to oxidize out physique oils. An excessive amount of bromine or chlorine and never sufficient ph and alkalinity (an excessive amount of acid) will eat away on the liner, o-rings and seals shortening their helpful life.
This brings us to the one factor that wears out, even with one of the best of water care – the pump seals.
Pump seals defend the motor shaft from the water within the pump. They final roughly 2 years, then start to let water drip out. If left to run and put on additional, it quickly begins to spray water immediately into the motor and likewise moisten the management field and electronics inside it. That corrodes motor bearings and windings in addition to inflicting circuit boards to fail.
DO NOT await the motor to grab up or temperature fluctuations to have us substitute the seals. At that time it normally requires a brand new motor/pump/warmth exchanger meeting and circuit board. That is way more expensive than the substitute of a DRIPPING pump seal.
Additionally, regularly wipe hair and lint from ‘security suction cowl’ and clear the filter at the very least as soon as a month. If foam kinds on the water, when air is added to the jets, it signifies there are contaminants within the water. An excessive amount of bromine or chlorine is a contaminant. Filth, physique oils, make-up, hairspray AND detergent from clothes worn within the softspa are all contaminants and must be stored out of the water. A small shot of Foamaway will briefly take away some foam, however to utterly rid the water of all contaminants – the water must be modified. When the water solely wants modified each 6 months you might have mastered the straightforward routine of correct water remedy.
So, you see, there are issues you are able to do to assist lengthen the lifetime of your Softub-tm, Consolation Spa- tm, Splashtub-tm or different softspa. Assist preserve your softspa like new. It’s higher to stop issues than have to exchange broken elements.