Calcium buildup can literally feel like sandpaper in a hot tub. It’s gritty, it’s abrasive, granular, flaky, and most of all just darn SCRATCHY. Have you experienced it? Do you wonder how it happens? Believe me when I tell you that it takes a lot of work to get it out of your hot tub, but it’s absolutely possible.
When tackling this abrasive issue, I have found it’s easier to drain the spa and actually SCRUB the inside walls and floor with a non abrasive scrubber and VINEGAR. (**Making sure temperatures are not freezing, otherwise a heat lamp MUST be placed underneath the spa to keep its plumbing from freezing)
Be Diligent and Have Patience
If for some reason, it’s not possible to empty the spa, then consistently scrubbing the inside walls and floor with your non abrasive scrubber or a simple wash cloth would be the next best way to alleviate the scratchy calcium. Remember, consistent scrubbing, washing the filter, replacing it, then running the jets, over and over again until the walls and floor feel smooth and the abrasive calcium buildup is gone. This can actually take multiple DAYS! Being diligent and with a little patience, you’ll accomplish what you once thought was impossible.
HOW Does This Happen??
Waters Choice adamantly encourages it’s customers to test water chemistry and especially its pH level on a consistent basis. When pH levels are too high for too long, calcium leaches out of the water and adheres to the walls of your hot tub. Before long, what you once thought of as a little rough will turn to grit quickly.
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