Overcoming Hard Water Issues in Your Hot Tub: 3 Steps to Combat Scaling

Imagine stepping into your hot tub for a relaxing soak only to feel an unexpected roughness akin to sandpaper on the spa's surface. This is known as scaling or calcium buildup. Dealing with it is straightforward, provided you have the right tools at your disposal. Follow these three steps to rid your spa surfaces of pesky calcium deposits.

Calcium buildup in spa

1. Tackle Calcium Buildup Head-On

Scaling in your hot tub is often the consequence of heat applied to water rich in minerals like calcium. Regions with "hard water" experience higher incidences of scaling. Combat this issue with effective products like Sundance® Spas Protect Plus, which eliminates scale and stain buildup, ensuring clear and pristine spa surfaces. Additionally, investing in a high-quality water filter can significantly reduce mineral accumulation in your spa.

2. Monitor Alkalinity Levels

Minerals aren't the sole contributors to scaling; imbalanced pH levels in water can also foster calcium buildup. Elevated alkalinity is a potential cause. Regularly test your water's pH levels and use appropriate products to adjust alkalinity levels accordingly. If pH levels trend high, alkalinity will likely follow suit, potentially leading to scaling.

3. Apply Effort and Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning plays a pivotal role in preventing scaling. Aim to drain, clean, and refill your hot tub every 3-6 months, depending on usage. While there are specialized products available to disintegrate scaling, manual effort is required. Even without draining your spa, a thorough scrub of the affected area can break up the buildup, allowing you to skim off debris. The filtration system will trap any residual particles.

Though managing scaling may demand extra effort, maintaining smooth and glossy surfaces in your hot tub is well worth it. Understanding the causes and effective combat strategies is the first step toward establishing a consistent routine that ensures year-round cleanliness for your hot tub.

Now that you're equipped to combat scaling, delve deeper into spa filtration and water maintenance to uphold the cleanliness of your hot tub.