Self-cleaning makes maintenance much easier and will ultimately help you save time and money in the long run. But how exactly do they work? Below, we’ll dive into the specifics and benefits of self-cleaning spas!
What Does Self-Cleaning Mean?
Proper care is the key to keeping a hot tub or a swim spa working as it should for as long as possible. But as any spa owner knows, maintenance takes time and effort. Regular cleaning, changing the water, and monitoring pH levels are just a few of the tasks that need to be done consistently. If you’d rather spend your time relaxing in your hot tub or swim spa instead of maintaining it, self-cleaning models can be the perfect solution. When speaking about self-cleaning, however, it doesn’t mean that these hot tubs or swim spas clean themselves entirely. Self-cleaning simply means that maintenance is significantly easier. This means tasks like changing out water, draining, and cleaning the filters can be done way less frequently. There’s still some upkeep needed, of course, but it’s far easier than a regular hot tub or swim spa. That’s why it’s no surprise that the self-cleaning feature is now one of the top priorities when choosing a spa.
Superior Filtration Is the Key
All hot tubs and swim spas have a filtration system. This means that to some extent, they technically clean themselves by circulating the water and pushing out debris and particles. However, some models have additional self-cleaning features that set them apart from the rest. For instance, the amount of maintenance needed for Hydropool spas is incredibly low because their filtration system performs better than the industry standard. If you want to learn more about how hot tub and swim spa filters work, you can also get in touch with a spa dealer in your area.
Hydropool hot tubs and swim spas come with Hydroclean filtration jets which are strategically placed to create a continuous flow of water. This helps push floating debris toward the high-flow skimmer. Then, the high-flow skimmer extends the micro-filter cleaning cycles by moving debris, oils, and other substances into the pre-filter. If there’s any debris that settles at the bottom of the spa, the HydroClean Floor Vacuum removes it. Every 15 minutes in hot tubs, 100% of the water passes through the pressurized filtration system, allowing clean water to re-enter through the jets. Self-cleaning models also have an automatic chemical feeder, which pumps sanitizer into the water while it’s being filtered.
How You Can Benefit from a Self-Cleaning Spa
It’s important to keep in mind that even the best self-cleaning hot tub or swim spa requires some occasional maintenance. You’d still need to manually drain and refill the water, replace filters, test the pH levels, and wipe down the surfaces. However, with a self-cleaning hot tub or swim spa, you can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to keep your spa in the best working condition. For example, instead of draining your spa every 4-6 weeks, you can wait up to 4-6 months. Of course, you’d also be able to save money in the long run. This is because proper maintenance ensures that your hot tub or swim spa will last longer and remain as energy-efficient as possible. You also need fewer chemicals to keep the water balanced. Another great benefit is that self-cleaning spas can give you peace of mind that the water in your spa is always clean and safe for you and your family. Lastly, when you spend less time cleaning, you have more time for what’s really important – enjoyment and relaxation in the comfort of your own home.
Self-cleaning spas provide endless benefits, and some of the most important ones to note are how they make maintenance easier and save you time and money. For help choosing the perfect spa that you can enjoy for years to come, download our free buyer’s guide now!