Congratulations on the purchase of your Coast Spa! Coast Spas has been a leader in hot tub, spa and swim spa innovation for 20 years. Our highly refined manufacturing process produces the highest quality products on the market today. Hot tubs are very unique as they are one of the few consumer products that run outside (mostly), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - and all the while being subjected to both the hottest and coldest environments.
This is why ensuring that your hot tub is of the highest quality and regular maintenance is performed is so important to the longevity of your investment. Hot tubs create beautiful moments with your family and friends, provide un-matched relaxation and a host of additional health benefits. They can be easily monitored and maintained with a minimal amount of knowledge and effort.
Caring for your hot tub with simple, regular maintenance is the very best thing you can do to keep your spa running flawlessly. Improper water care (water chemistry) is by far the largest contributor to premature spa issues. In a chemically unbalanced environment plastic and rubber components (such as pump o-rings and jets) will be impacted negatively. This can lead to a host of problems that can be time-consuming to repair. This is true for ALL hot tubs and not specific to Coast Spas. If you are an owner of any brand of hot tub, you will want to maintain your spa in order to keep the components in great shape.
A strong chlorine odor can seem like you have too much chlorine when in fact what you are smelling is used up chlorine called "combined chlorine" or "Chloramine" When chlorine is added to spa water it automatically attacks bacteria, algae and bather waste. This combined chlorine is responsible for eye irritation in swimmers and offensive ‘chlorine odour’ and has poor disinfecting properties. Combined chlorine needs to be removed or converted to ‘free chlorine’ so that we can effectively sanitize the spa.
"Shocking" the spa burns off bather waste, removes the combined chlorine and leaves free available chlorine with fresh smelling water. To Shock your spa use eiher COAST SPAS SANITIZE if sanitizer is low or COAST SPAS SHOCK (non-chlorine) if trying to quickly freshen your spa water and be able to resume use in 15 minutes. Test sanitizer levels before re-entering the spa.
High concentration of oils and organic contaminants being agitated by jets or high Total Dissolved Solids. Squirt COAST SPAS DEFOAMER over foam.
If the water takes on a green or brown tint, it is probably due to metal such as copper or iron dissolved in the source water or from equipment. To remove colour and prevent staining, treat with recommended dose of COAST SPAS STAIN & SCALE. If green, yellow, pink or white Algae is present Shock treat with COAST SPAS SANITIZE and add non foaming algaecide if needed.
If white, chalky or hard residue forms on the sides of the spa, it is due to calcium carbonate scale formation. Treat with COAST SPAS STAIN & SCALE and check water balance.OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES
Approximately every 6 - 12 weeks the spa should be drained and the filter cleaned with COAST SPAS FILTER FREE. Heavy usage will require draining more frequently.OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES