Please remember that this article contains general information only and is not intended as a complete swim spa maintenance guide. Be sure to follow the instructions from your swim spas manufacturer.

Owning a swim spa offers years and years of activity, relaxation and good times spent at home with family and friends. However, swim spas must be properly maintained in order to continue providing enjoyment for years to come.

Importance of Maintaining a Swim Spa

Think of your swim spa as small body of water. If you and your family are using it to relax, exercise and socialize, you certainly want to know that the water is balanced, filtered and sanitized. Luckily, it’s not rocket science to maintain a swim spa, you just need to be armed with the know-how!  

Swim spa maintenance schedules depend on your specific swim spa model and accompanying manufacturer’s instructions. Generally speaking, most of the spa maintenance tips we suggest should be performed anywhere from once every few days to every several months depending on the specific task.

4 Swim Spa Maintenance Tips

1. Visual Water Check

Whether you use the swim spa every day or once a week, you should make it a habit of checking the water daily, especially during peak seasons of use. This doesn’t require much more than simply noticing changes in color or smell of the water.

Changes in the look or scent of the water can indicate a problem with the swim spa filtration system which is an easier fix the sooner it’s found.

2. Testing Swim Spa Water Chemistry

Chemically treating the water is critical to eliminating bacteria. You can easily test swim spa water yourself using test strips to determine calcium hardness, chlorination levels, pH, alkalinity and more.

It’s recommended to have your swim spa water tested from time to time by your local pool or spa dealer. They can then help you choose the best chemicals and solutions to use to maintain these levels within healthy, normal ranges.

3. Change the Swim Spa Filter

Replacing and cleaning your swim spa filter is another important maintenance task. Make sure to follow specific manufacturer’s instructions on how frequently to change the swim spa filter and what exact steps to take.

If your filter is replaceable, it’s smart to keep a second filter on hand so that while the one is being cleaned, you can install the new one for uninterrupted use.

4. Swim Spa Cover

The great thing about a swim spa is that it can be used 365 days a year! With that being said, how often you cover it is determined by the frequency in which you use the swim spa, and whether it’s installed inground, above ground or partially inground.

For example, if you don’t use your inground swim spa during the winter months, you will want to cover it not only for the sake of protecting it during off-season, but for safety reasons.

Related: Hot Tub & Swim Spa Water Maintenance

Easy Swim Spa Maintenance

When you buy a swim spa, you’re investing in your home and your family. Taking the proper steps to maintain a swim spa can be as easy as a regular check of the water, or seasonal maintenance like covering it with a safety cover. Swim spa maintenance depends on your model, frequency of use, climate and installation location.

For questions regarding how to maintain a swim spa, reach out to your local pool or spa dealer, or contact Medallion Pools now. We’ll make sure you are armed with the right information and tools to keep your swim spa is great shape!